The Barn, Honeybridge Estate

Ashurst, Sussex
+44 (0)1403 597097
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With the rolling South Downs as your backdrop, the barn at Honeybridge Estate is a super spot for big family holidays and special occasions


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll be a happy group arriving at this gorgeous estate. All 17 manicured acres (parts of which were designed by Gertrude Jekyll) are yours to roam; complete with mature trees, fishing pond and sweeping views of the South Downs. There’s even a cricket pitch, tennis court and well-equipped games room, plus a zip wire and treehouse, all shared with guests staying in the cottage and the house.

The wood-clad barn is tucked neatly and peacefully amongst the trees. It’s cleverly laid out with an easy open-plan living space and long balcony upstairs, and light-filled bedrooms downstairs, two of which open onto the terrace where there’s heaps of space for lounging. Retreat to your hot tub in-between the trees whilst the chefs delight in the ultra-modern kitchen.

If you can drag yourself away from the estate there’s some fantastic walking on the Downs. Try the circular walk from Steyning which leads up to the prehistoric hilltop fort of the Chanctonbury Ring.

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We think you'll love

  • Making the most of all the activities on the estate
  • Cooking in the superbly kitted out kitchen or al fresco on the barbecue
  • Soaking in the hot tub under the stars
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You should know

  • The bathrooms and four main bedrooms are downstairs
  • Extra guests can sleep on the mezzanine


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: -20% August 2022 bookings. Zip wire & open swimming on the estate and only a 20/30 min hop to South coast beaches. Fresh fruit (plums & apples currently in season) available to be plucked from trees!

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 4 extra beds available. Dogs welcome by prior arrangement, £35 each. EV charging points available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £430
Weekly price
from £3000
1 Barn for 8
From £4304 bedrooms


It would be difficult to overstate the loveliness of the setting, and the views immediate and far beyond. Combine these with the attractive buildings and modern interiors which have also used old materials to good effect and you have the perfect retreat in hot weather or cold. The well-equipped kitchen, the tennis court, cricket pitch and access to sports and games will keep everyone very happy.

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The neighbourhood

If you forget your boots there are wellies to borrow in almost every size, although you may want to bring some footwear for exploring the South Downs. Close by is The Fountain Inn gastro-pub (2 miles), and guests rave about The Sylvan Oak in Findon (8 miles). The Wiston Estate winery (7 miles) produces award winning sparkling wines. Bramber Castle, a Norman motte-and-bailey castle is 4.5 miles.

Local points of interest from Michael

  • You might well catch sight of longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs or Peregrin falcons if you take a sunrise or dusk walk around the neighbouring Knepp Castle Estate, famous for their innovative rewilding programme and the storks which hatched there in 2020.
  • Neighbour, Farmer Derek, will (by prior arrangement) happily guide you around his working farm on the Wiston Estate, which boasts a variety of produce all year around as well as cattle, sheep and much more. He's a passionate educator of all matters rural.
  • The nearby picturesque village of Steyning boasts Cobblestone Walk and a well stocked bookshop renowned for it’s fabulous collection of signed copies of numerous Julia Donaldson books (author of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom & over 100 other titles).
  • Walk up Chanctonbury Ring, Cycle from Devil's Dyke to Ditchling Beacon or stroll along the south coast beaches, some of which are a mere 20 minutes drive away. There are horse riding stables nearby and Shoreham airport offers helicopter flying experiences!
  • You can support the RAF Benevolent Fund by taking ride on a spitfire simulator just a short drive away in Billingshurst; or consider a visit to Petworth or Arundel, or to one of many nearby National Trust Gardens or to a local award winning vineyard.
  • We have teamed up with several local providers offering on site fine dining, beauty treatments, guided Pilates or, for example, hands on experience with a local fisherman or blacksmith - so let us know what you'd like & we'll try to organize it!



Michael is the second-generation owner of Honeybridge Estate, which has been in his family for over 40 years. He and his wife recently renovated the whole estate, and although they live in London, they love to use the property when they can. You're looked after by the capable Zoe, who lives locally; she’s on hand during your stay to organise pampering and personalised treats if you’d like them.