The Cottage, Honeybridge Estate

Ashurst, Sussex
+44 (0)1403 597097

A pretty cottage set in gardens on the Honeybridge Estate with views to the South Downs - a special escape for groups and families


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll feel quite private staying in the cottage but you can get involved with the shared cricket pitch, tennis court and well-equipped games room – plus the zip wire, tree house and fishing lake too. There are 17 beautifully-tended acres (parts designed by Gertrude Jekyll) to freely wander with mature trees, a lily pond and sweeping views of the South Downs.

The rose-clad cottage is deeply comfortable with a roaring Inglenook fire for wet days, a generous kitchen and a pretty conservatory leading out to a terrace with loungers. There’s space to eat in the kitchen, on the terrace or in the dining room. Bedrooms are upstairs, the master has an en suite and the other two share a shower room downstairs.

If you feel like venturing off the estate you’re surrounded by pretty villages; Ashurst is only two miles. Walks and cycles on the Downs are worth it too.

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We think you'll love

  • Enjoying all the activities on the estate, including the zip wire!
  • Cosying up next to the fire after walks on the South Downs
  • The generous kitchen inside or cooking al fresco using the barbecue on the terrace when it’s warm
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You should know

  • The cottage is close to the house and they share a separate laundry
  • Two bedrooms share a downstairs shower room


  • 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
  • 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

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 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 £285
Weekly price
from £2000
1 Cottage for 5
From £2853 bedrooms


The Cottage is an incredibly attractive home with old beams and soft red brick, but cleverly converted so that nothing is lacking. I would enjoy the outside garden and sitting area with its wonderful views in warm weather and snuggle up next to the enormous fire in the winter. I might like to take one of the bikes they provide and explore the local countryside - some of the best in Sussex.

Fiona, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

If you forget your boots, there are wellies to borrow in almost every size. For eating out there is The Fountain Inn gastro-pub (2 miles) and guests rave about The Sylvan Oak in Findon, 8 miles. It’s 7 miles to Wiston Estate winery for renowned sparkling wines and 4.5 miles to the Norman Bramber Castle.

Local points of interest from Michael

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.