Honeybridge Estate

South East England West Sussex Ashurst

  • From £550 a night
  • Sleeps 8–36
  • Barn
  • Cabin
  • Cottage
  • House
  • Manor House

Stylish self-catering for groups on a 17-acre West Sussex estate with a swimming pool, tennis courts and more

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A sweeping drive leads through West Sussex countryside to The Barn, The Cottage and ultimately The House at Honeybridge Estate. The latter is a six-bedroomed Georgian-style property that lies at the heart of the estate and features its own heated swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. But the other two aren’t to be sniffed at either. They have mod cons, comfort and character – and outdoor hot tubs, too. All three can be booked together to sleep groups of up to 25 adults and 11 children. It’s the ideal way to stay if you want to gather generations together for some special family time.

You won’t all sleep under one roof but you’re not far away and can gather together for meals in the big house, games in the garden and walks in the extensive grounds. There are 17 acres with a walled garden, a bluebell woodland and lawns, not to mention the tennis court, cricket pitch, fishing lake and games room. And, if that’s not quite enough, there are swings, a treehouse and even a zip wire for you to enjoy.

The House, The Barn and The Cottage can be rented separately or in combination to suit your numbers. While each has its own charm, the spec across all of them is high: Smart TVs and Sonos speakers, well-kitted-out kitchens and comfy bedrooms. The main house is undoubtedly the top spot. In addition to the pool, walled garden and terrace (which are exclusively yours on separated stays) there are grand rooms filled with artwork and antique furniture plus a super-spacious suite on the top floor. There are five other classically-decorated bedrooms and five bathrooms as well. The capacity is usually 12 but zed-beds can be added for kids to raise numbers to 16.

The three-bed Cottage next door sleeps between five and eight and The Barn’s usual capacity of eight guests can rise to 12 when needed. Dogs are also welcome in both of these. The Cottage with its inglenook fireplace and period furniture has, perhaps, more old-world charm, but it’s hard to call as both have been carefully renovated to preserve and expose old timbers. In The Barn, a topsy-turvy layout means living spaces are under the eaves with bedrooms on the ground floor.

All of this is less than two hours south of London on the edge of Ashurst village, with views of the South Downs National Park. If anything is going to give you the urge to explore beyond your private estate for the weekend it’ll be that chalky ridge of hills. But, let’s be honest, with so much on site, there’s little chance of anyone getting bored – and very little temptation to leave.

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Each property has all the luxury comforts one might expect at a 5 star hotel, from dressing gowns and toiletries and Nespresso coffee pods to sports equipment (such as for tennis, football and cricket, as well as for fishing on the private lake, by prior arrangement).   

Suitable For

Honeybridge Estate has, literally, something for everyone, from the youngest children (including facilities for babies) to the elderly, it is ideally suited to accommodate multi generational families but has all the conveniences to host corporate getaways too.  The three properties individually or in combination, each with its own unique characteristics, have hosted wedding celebrations and honeymoons, well being retreats and activity holidays.  Dogs can be accommodated by prior arrangement.  


Steyning is home to Julia Donaldson, the talented Children's Laureate (2011-2013) and prolific author of children's books including, most famously, The Gruffalo.  Signed copies of many of her titles, amongst those of other authors, are available at the Steyning bookshop. Walking along the South Downs or around the Knepp Estate wilding project,  cycling across Ditchling Beacon or visiting the nearby vineyards to sample some of the very best English wines are highly recommended activities but, it has to be said that most guests barely leave the Estate between check in and check out as there is so much to do within the 17 acres of the Estate, from wild swimming to cricket not to mention the zipwire, tennis court and outdoor hot tubs and local recommended chefs can prepare sumptuous meals for guests by prior arrangement.    

Food & Drink

The nearby village of Findon is home to The Sylvan Oak which offers superb cuisine in a relatively informal setting.   Opposite the restaurant, there is the award winning pub of the year, The Gunn Inn.   The Fountain Inn in Ashurst is within walking distance of Honeybridge estate and the picturesque town of Steyning is well worth a visit and offers a choice of options for a traditional British afternoon tea, including in the quaint Cobblestone Yard.  


Honeybridge Estate is open all year but by appointment / advanced reservations only.


Prices vary, depending on the date and length of your visit but indicative rates for this year (excluding peak periods) are:


Two-night stay: £4,500 to £7,350

Seven-night stay: £7,500 to £12,200


Two-night stay: £1,950 to £2,750

Seven-night stay: £3,250 to £4,600 


Two-night stay: £1,100 to £1,750

Seven-night stay: £1,800 to £2,900


Three-night stay: £8,550 to £13,400

Seven-night stay: £12,550 to £19,700

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The Owner Says

Please do take a look at the reviews page of our own website where you can read verbatim many of the tremendous, heartfelt comments left by guests upon departure...  that really is the best testimony to all that Honeybridge Estate offers and we hope it'll give you the confidence to visit Honeybridge Estate!  We look forward to welcoming you too and hope that you too will find reason to return again... and again!


Contact Website  01403 597 097  Honeybridge Estate, Honeybridge Lane, Ashurst, West Sussex BN44 3AW

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Getting There

From the A24 between London (M25) and Worthing, follow signs for Ashurst which will take you on to Grinder's Lane which turns into Honeybridge Lane. A mile from the junction, you will find the gates to Honeybridge Estate on the left. Horsham station is 20 minutes away by taxi, Gatwick Airport 40-45 minutes and Brighton is around 35-40 minutes drive.  


  • BBQs
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Car-Charging Points
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Electricity
  • Family Rooms
  • Fishing
  • Games Room
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tubs
  • Iron & Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Kitchen
  • Private Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Smart TV
  • Spa & Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi

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Rated ★★★★★ over 16 reviews



We spent a joyous weekend celebrating our matriarch's 90th birthday. Four generations of family come together to rejoice and reflect on gorgeous surroundings. We loved the grounds, the comfy rooms, the hot tubs and the pool. There was something for everyone but most of all we made a beautiful memories. The Honeybridge Estate will remain fondly in our family memory for a long time to come. Thank you for welcoming us.
Jun 23, 2024 by Neville K

Will definitely be back

Dear The lovely Honeybridge Estate Team, Thank you so much for such a beautiful stay. Our 3-year-old was beyond excited to have so much space to run around! She wants to write that she really enjoyed playing on the swing. We’ll definitely be back to soak up more of this special place.
Jun 13, 2024 by Claire

Would love to come back

We have had an absolutely lovely stay, children vastly enjoyed the many activities (zipwire and football). We would love to come back again, many thanks for an amazing stay.
May 28, 2024 by Kevin


Wonderful memories made this weekend, some of our kids will never forget. So sad to leave this tranquil and beautiful place. Thank you.
Apr 21, 2024 by Diana

Fantastic place

A lovely relaxing time spent celebrating our son's 21st birthday! Fantastic place, hamper and facilities. Thank you to Zoe and the team for making it special – we will be back! Lisa, Dave, Carl
Apr 19, 2024 by Lisa

Absolutely stunning setting

It has been yet another wonderful weekend. An absolutely stunning setting to celebrate Adriannes 80th birthday. Gorgeous Gardens and exceptional home, enjoyed by our three generations. Our whole family have had an absolute blast. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Apr 14, 2024 by David

Wonderful stay

We have had a wonderful stay. Thank you to Zoe and Steve for making us feel so welcome. We’ve loved the beautiful Barn, lovely goodies and (especially our dog) the lovely grounds. The hot tub and the swimming lake have had lots of use! Walks at Cissbury and Chanctonbury Hill were amazing, and the Knepp Estate café/restaurant was delightful. We’ve been lucky with the weather with a picnic on Chanctonbury Hill and Tea on the balcony.
Mar 31, 2024 by Sarah

Couldn’t have chosen better!

Dear Zoe and team, We chose Honeybridge for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration and we couldn’t have chosen better! Everything went brilliantly and we had our guests loved the House, the Art, the pool, gardens etc all superbly organised and presented. Thanks to Zoe for recommending Hannah for our Caterer – excellent. Many thanks again.
Feb 18, 2024 by Susan

Repeat stay!

Dear Zoe and Team. So 33 of us, what can I say but blooming fabulous stay! We will defo be back, next year hopefully! The House, the Grounds, all marvellous! We were so blessed with the weather. You have brought all the family even closer together, if that could possibly of happened! Amazing, Amazing, Amazing xx
Jan 21, 2024 by Claire

Most amazing time

To All at Honeybridge Estate, My multigenerational family has had the most amazing time celebrating my 70th birthday. We couldn’t have chosen a more suitable house to spend our weekend. Not one of us has wanted to leave! The children have had the best time ever in the pool and even allowed the adults to join in when we weren’t using the spa facilities. We have had wonderful walks around the grounds, using the bikes, swings, and zip wire. Honeybridge has everything you could wish for; nothing has been missed out. Zoe has been so helpful and friendly. I would recommend Honeybridge Estate to anyone who is looking for a wonderful private place to celebrate or to spend time with friends and family. We are all looking forward to being able to visit again!
Jan 15, 2024 by Lyn

Would love to come back

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We had an amazing Christmas here. We loved the Barn, and loved the cold water swimming! Great location. Thank you once again, we would love to come back. x
Dec 31, 2023 by Richard

Truly memorable

The Family had gathered here to celebrate our son Zac’s birthday in this wonderful and captivating house and surroundings. The beautiful rolling grounds, impressive sculptures and thought-provoking paintings and tapestries are just amazing. The house and its facilities exceeded our expectations in every way, including the excellent dinner cooked by Chef Michael supported by his wife. Some of us will forever remember the invigorating (and cold) wild swimming in Winter! Lastly, our thanks and appreciation to Zoe and all staff who made our visit truly memorable. Best Wishes
Dec 21, 2023 by Alissa


Thank you so much for sharing your amazing home with us. The details, the details… All the effort and thought that went into the provisions were felt. A heartfelt thank you for making our stay epic. Hope to be back soon! x
Nov 16, 2023 by Ashi

Beyond expectations

I never expected my 40th birthday to be in such a stunning setting. Everything was beyond expectations and Zoe excelled in ensuring that it all came together perfectly. Thank you so very much. We hope to return for a family event next year. It is simply the Best! With thanks xx
Nov 1, 2023 by Charlotte

What a treat!

Thank you so much for such a gorgeous stay! You have truly thought of everything to make the stay magical and memorable. The Pool and Spa facilities are dreamy and the bedrooms are so luxurious. What a treat! Thank you xxx
Oct 26, 2023 by Judith

Return visit

A return visit for our family, but this time with friends in the ‘Big House’, It is impossible to fault this place – it is beautiful, peaceful with everything you could possibly want. The flexibility and care shown by all the team is just wonderful. Honeybridge has given us a most memorable weekend.
Sep 15, 2023 by Wendy

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