Our Local Area

South Downs National Park

Warenne Barn is situated in a stunning position at the foot of Wolstonbury Hill in the South Downs National Park near Hurstpierpoint in West Sussex. The local area is packed with interest and outstanding natural beauty. The South Downs National Park is the tenth and newest National Park to be designated in England, and covers 160 km of rolling chalk downland from Winchester in Hampshire to the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, near Eastbourne.

Leisure Activities

Local Villages and Amenities

Our local villages of Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks are 1.5 miles away and are well served with shops, banks and usual businesses. The railway station at Hassocks is on the London to Brighton mainline with frequent services to London (50 minutes), Gatwick Airport (25 minutes) and Brighton (15 minutes).

Ditchling is just two miles away and is a quaint, artisan village with coffee shops, crafts and antiques.

Eating Out

Just an easy half-mile stroll from the Barn is the Jack and Jill Inn. In addition there are many pubs, restaurants and cafés in our neighbouring villages.

Places to Visit

Houses, Gardens and Attractions:
Just half a mile from Warenne Barn is Danny House, an Elizabethan mansion. Visits can be arranged. And on the Downs just to the East are the lovely Jack and Jill Windmills.

Other nearby properties include:

Special Events

Sussex has a number of world-renowned events and venues within easy reach, as well as local festivals. Why not make Warenne Barn your base for a visit?

  • Brighton Festival:
    Normally in May each year, this is one of the UK's foremost arts festivals - www.brightonfestival.org
  • Goodwood: Motor Racing and Horse Racing festivals:
    Goodwood plays host to world-renowned motor racing events, such as the "Festival of Speed" in early July, and the "Revival" in September. There is also, of course, "Glorious Goodwood" the Summer festival of horse racing - www.goodwood.co.uk
  • Hickstead: The show jumping course is just 7 miles from Warenne Barn and features the famous "Hickstead Derby" and "Royal International Horse Show" - www.hickstead.co.uk
  • Hurstpierpoint Festival: Our own local festival takes place in 2010 from September 18th - www.hurstfestival.org
  • South of England Show, Ardingly: One of the biggest annual agricultural shows is held every June at Ardingly, just 12 miles way - www.seas.org.uk
  • Glyndebourne: - www.glyndebourne.com
  • The RAC London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in November passes almost past our door, and is the world's longest running motoring event.
  • Weddings: We are less than 2 miles to the well known wedding venue Pangdean Barn, and ideally situated for accommodating wedding guests.