The Priest House

The Priest House

As seen on BBC2′s ‘Antiques Road Trip’.

The only one of its kind open to the public, this beautiful 15th century Wealden hall house stands in a traditional cottage garden on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in picturesque West Hoathly.


The house was owned in turn by Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell, Anne of Cleves, Mary I and Elizabeth I. It is now furnished with 17th & 18th century country furniture and domestic objects while the garden is planted with over 170 culinary, medicinal & household herbs. The resident curator gives fascinating tours of the house and garden if requested and you are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the cottage garden. Download a property leaflet.

Plan your visit: Practicalities, Families, Schools, Adult Group Visits & Tours.

Open: March to October 10.30am to 5.30pm. Sunday 12pm opening. Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays.

Admission: Adult £3.85, child £1.85, concessions £3.25, family £10.00 (1 adult and 4 children, or 2 adults and 2 children), Garden only £1.00.
A reduced price for groups of 15 or more is available, please contact The Priest House for more details.

Gift Aid: Are you able to Gift Aid your admission?  If you are a UK tax payer then we can convert your admission to a donation.You pay no more and Sussex Past can recover 25% of your donation from the Government.  In return, you will receive a ticket giving you 25% off the admission price, on any returning visits to The Priest House, valid for 1 year.

Contact: The Priest House, North Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4PP.

Tel: 01342 810479,  email.