The perfect getaway

Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or somewhere to stay for a special occasion, The Jointure Studios offers you the best of two worlds: all the comforts of a special b&b with the independence of your own apartment.

The house is in the centre of Ditching with its pubs, cafes and Museum of Art+Craft, and surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park.  It’s not far from Brighton or Lewes and there are easy transport links to London and beyond.

The Jointure Studios is the unique home of Shirley Crowther who has been welcoming guests to her B&B since 2014.

Everything was perfect – kind, creative and welcoming hosts. The place is a miniature haven in the most beautiful location
— Pamela & Ali, UK


Chocolates on the table, fresh flowers in your room, home-made cakes and artisan bread, newspapers to order, guide books and maps to borrow, and hosts who are happy to help in any way.



The cosy self-contained flat in the oldest part of the house gives you the freedom to come and go as you wish, cook an evening meal if you want to stay in and laze over breakfast which is brought to your door.



Stylishly decorated and comfortably furnished, the flat overlooks the peaceful garden. Comfy beds and crisp linen ensure a good night’s sleep, and the flat has all you might need for your stay.


We are leaving thoroughly relaxed and itching to come back
— Laura & Sophia, UK
What a delightful place, so distinctive and with such an illustrious history
— Jill & Richard, UK


The building dates back to Tudor times when it formed part of royal lands (the name Jointure refers to the divorce settlement between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves). Over the centuries the main barn was turned into a cottage and in 1920s converted and extended to provide space for Sir Frank Brangwyn’s painting and printmaking workshops. Shirley moved here in 1999 and transformed the building into the unusual home and art gallery you see today.