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Food & Accommodation


We are very lucky to have our dear friend and professional chef Sue Wright to provide our guests with her delicious and varied dishes.

Sue started her career in the kitchens of the Hilton and The Grand before moving to Sussex to work in the famous gastro pub, The Griffin. Sue now runs a private catering company specializing in meals cooked from locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Meals are relaxed and informal, and taken in our dining room or, if it is fine, outside. We do not provide alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Tea and coffee are available during courses in The Black Studios.

Mealtimes are opportunities to enjoy each other’s company and talk over all that has happened during the day and plan the day ahead. They are part of the learning experience, which is why we include meals in the course/holiday price. Even if you are staying off site, we ask that you take breakfast, lunch and supper with us here.

Please let us know if you have special dietary needs before you pay your deposit.



The Cabin

The Cabin looks out over our wildflower meadow and wildlife pond. It has a double room and a small single room. It also has a sitting room that doubles up as a large single room. It is separated from the kitchen by a curtain but has the best views of all the rooms! Meadow Cabin has a well-equipped kitchenette and a shower room shared by all guests.

The Guest Room

The Guest Room is a large double room in the main house. It has its own bathroom and looks out over the treetops of Ashdown Forest.


Accommodation Prices

When you book your course or holiday please choose your preferred room choice. We will try to put you where you would like to be, but we allocate rooms on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

The Cabin Double Room (double bed)                     £65 per night

The Cabin Large Single (large single sofa bed)     £45 per night

The Cabin Small Single (single bed)                       £35 per night

The Guest Room (double bed & bathroom)            £75 per night

Non-Artist Partners

Non artist partners are welcome to share double rooms. We charge a flat fee £60 per night to cover meals and accommodation.


The Cabin


The Guest Room

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