The Jointure Studios

Ditchling, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast

Your own snug bolthole above a beautiful hall, once artist workshops. Tasty breakfast delivered, come and go as you please - perfect!


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


A thriving village with an arty heritage. In the centre is your apartment above a lovely big gallery/hall – with piano and wood-burning stove. Find a happy mix of antique and new, a quiet comfy bedroom with leafy views and a cosy sitting room with a kitchen area. Shirley leaves you homemade cakes and breakfast things, and each morning brings over a tray of fruits, croissants, local artisan bread and eggs for you to cook how you wish. The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is inspiring, South Downs National Park is your stomping ground, Brighton and Glyndebourne are close. Return and rustle up supper, or stroll down the road to a good pub.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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 at weekends, May - September.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 1-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £115
Singles £100.
1 Twin/double
From £115


This self contained apartment has everything you need. Comfortable beds, modern bathroom, a small kitchen if you want to eat in (though the local pubs are excellent) and nice views over the rear garden. Tea & coffee as well as fresh milk (plus healthy cereal) are all supplied and there is even a Cookie jar! The breakfasts, left outside the door each morning, are superb. Fresh fruit salad, eggs to scramble or boil, fresh bread or croissants and fruit juice. Sets you up perfectly for walking the nearby South Downs Way. Shirley is an excellent host, friendly & informative. A lovely place!

Andrew, ‘twixt oakham & stamford’

This is a really special place. We loved the idea of a breakfast tray left at the door so we could have breakfast in our pyjamas in our own time. It wasn't any old breakfast tray either as each day the fruit salad, bread and cakes were different. Having a little kitchen area, lovely bathroom and seating area were perfect too. We will definitely re-visit as we left feeling so rested.

Daniel, London

Such a beautiful place to stay. The decoration is lovely. Breakfast delivered to our door was unbelievable (fresh bread, fruit and yogurt, organic eggs). We didn't want to leave. Shirley is charming and welcoming. We would definitely recommend to a friend.

Pamela, St albans

Comfortable well appointed flat in a lovely part of the country with good places to eat and drink within easy walking distance. Shirley was an excellent hostess and a mine of local information. Fantastic idea having delicious breakfast items and fresh cake delivered to your door! Would definitely recommend!

Sue, Barnet

The self-contained accommodation comprises two comfortable twin beds in a light, quiet bedroom on the garden side; a 'day room' with good kitchenette facilities and two easy chairs; and a well-equipped, modern bathroom. The accommodation is pleasantly, modestly and sensibly decorated and furnished.. Breakfast is brought to the door by Shirley, to augment the 'dry goods' already in the kitchenette, and is superb: fresh fruits and juice, cakes, bread, eggs if you want them, and even the newspaper. Shirley is a most thoughtful and hospitable hostess, and her prices are extremely reasonable

Rupert, London

This is a very comfortable, clean, quiet, convenient, private, well-run B&B. Shirley's formula is clearly carefully considered, and impeccably delivered, and Shirley herself is a charming hostess. The breakfast arrangements are excellent, and the accompanying newspaper is a nicely thoughtful bonus. Would we return? Most certainly.


What we really enjoyed about our recent stay was having the freedom of a self contained and stylish apartment with a comfy bed, bathroom, and a small but well equipped kitchen to make tea or coffee and enjoy the contents of the breakfast tray. This is a thing of wonder: fresh eggs, yogurt, a loaf of bread, croissants, homemade jams & marmalades all beautifully presented and left outside your door each morning. Shirley was a knowledgeable and helpful hostess. The Bull is v good for dinner. Would we stay again? Yes. Would we recommend you to stay? We would.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Shirley Crowther

  • We are ideally placed for the many Spring and Summer Festivals in the area: The Brighton Festival and Art Trails, Charleston Literary Festival, Glyndebourne and a little further away, Chichester Festival Theatre.
  • This is a beautiful area and ideal for walking and cycling: we are in the South Downs National Park with miles of open country yet within easy reach of Brighton and links to London and Gatwick. Cycles can be hired locally.
  • Ditchling is a quintessential English village: historic buildings, village green, duck pond - plus a fascinating Museum of Art+Craft, numerous cafes and two excellent foodie pubs.
  • There are a number of sporting events closeby: Plumpton Races, Hickstead Equestrian Showground and the London to Brighton cycle ride goes right past the door! Slightly further afield is the stunning racecourse at Goodwood.
  • Lewes is 15 minutes away: an historic town with hilltop castle, weekly food markets, independent shops and many antique emporiums to explore.
  • What else? Sussex has many beautiful gardens and historic homes. Brighton's Pavilion, Museum, and other seaside attractions are a short drive away. For the more sporting guests, there are numerous and varied golf courses.