Greenwood Estate for 63 guests
  • South East
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 63
  • Bedrooms 22
  • Beds 49
  • Dining For 78

  • Hen
  • Stag
  • Pet Friendly
  • Accessible Friendly

Greenwood Estate - East Sussex 

Sleeping 63 guests

Sitting in the beautiful rural area of the South East, Greenwood Estate can accommodate up to 63 which makes it the perfect Party House for all different types of big events. Relaxation at this venue is guaranteed with its beautiful surroundings of huge lawns, private gardens, in addition to having a jacuzzi, sauna, and swimming pool. This one of a kind estate is made up of 6 different houses: Greenwood Manor, Greenwood Mounts View, Greenwood Oast House, Greenwood Wing, Greenwood Tudor View, and Greenwood Cottage. Each with its own character yet all complementing each other. Here is a break down of the houses that make up this unique estate.

Greenwood Manor

This vintage house sleeps up to 20 guests in 8 stylish and well-designed bedrooms. Entering the house would be through a yews protected porch which then goes into an oak-panelled hall where a warm fireplace will be waiting for you and your guests. What makes this house special is its exceptional pieces of furniture, panelled rooms, and oak beam ceilings. In addition to that, a touch of art was also added to the greenery by creating enormous yew topiary ducks which can be seen from a distance.

The house consists of:

  • 8 bedrooms (3 doubles, 4 single, 4-poster bed, folding z bed, 3 divans, and 4 twin rooms) 
  • A large wood panelled dining room has a warm open fireplace and a dining table. The dining table can seat 12 but could be extended to seat up to 26 guests. 
  • The TV-room would be perfect for you and your guests to chill or simply watch some of your favourite shows.
  • The vintage kitchen is fully-equipped with all the necessary equipment you need. It also includes a microwave, a 4-door oil fired Aga, a huge open working fireplace and it can seat at least 12 people.
  • A fun games room with a table tennis, football table, badminton rackets and more.
  • Full use of a shared indoor swimming pool
  • Full use of a shared jacuzzi  

Greenwood Wing

This self-contained wing is attached to the Manor and can sleep up to 6 guests. What is special about this wing is the interconnection of its rooms and yellowish coloured walls. Moreover, it has a large fireplace with the wood-burning stove which will give you and your guests the warmth you want. Like the other houses, the wing as well has access to all of the facilities of the estate.

The wing consists of:

  • 2 bedrooms (double divan, and double bed) and two divans that can be used as single beds

Greenwood Mounts View

This beautiful 1-story house sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 differently styled bedrooms. This building is easily accessible and also comes with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The comfort of its living room will allow you and your guests to gather around the chimney-piece while having a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Its kitchen will give you and your guests the chance to discover the chef hidden inside you. Moreover, its terrace which overlooks the estate's private gardens and the countryside beyond will give you the peace of mind you always thrive for. Not only that, but the private sauna will help you blow off some steam after a long day.

The house consists of:

  • 5 bedrooms (2 doubles, 3 single) in addition to a pull-out bed, and 2 comfortable z beds
  • A private sauna
  • A private terrace overlooking the private gardens
  • Full use of a shared indoor swimming pool
  • Full use of a shared jacuzzi 

Greenwood Oast House

Another high-quality house sleeping up to 12 guests in 4 bedrooms. This Party House has 2 meeting rooms, one of which is a large TV living room which has comfortable furniture and an open fireplace, while the second meeting room has a dining table which sits up to 20 guests. What makes this house different is the existence of a 35 Celsius degrees private arctic spa bath which can sit in between 4 to 6 guests, how relaxing is that!

The house consists of:

  • 4 bedrooms (4-poster bed, double bed, 5 singles, divan) 
  • A private spa bath at the house that seats 4 to 6 people
  • Full use of a shared indoor swimming pool
  • Full use of a shared jacuzzi 
  • Unfenced private garden with outside seating facility

Greenwood Tudor View

A small self-sufficient cottage which sleeps up to 7 guests in 2 bedrooms. This cottage has a special feature of cosiness as it is always warm and the sunlight always makes its way through.

The house consists of:

  • 2 bedrooms (double, single sofa bed, 2 singles, single Z bed, and a bed settee).
  • 1 main double bedroom with a king size (1.5m) bed and a single sofa bed
  • 1 bedroom with two (90cm) beds, and a single Z bed
  • 1.2m bed settee

Greenwood Cottage

Another cosy and self-sufficient cottage which sleeps up to 6 guests in 2 bedrooms. This country style cottage has 1 sitting room with an open fireplace, a kitchen, and a dining room. Like all of the other houses, this simple cottage as well has the access to all of the estate's facilities.

The house consists of:

  • A double bedroom with a (1.37m) double bed
  • A twin bedroom with two (91cm) single beds

Leasure

This large group accommodation near London will provide you with a number of leisure and game facilities. You and your guests will be able to enjoy an indoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, and large gardens. These feature a tennis court, a games room with a table tennis and football table, badminton rackets, and an herb garden where you can pick your favourite herbs to make you dishes extra tasty.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Greenwood Mounts View building is easily accessible and also comes with a wheelchair accessible bathroom. You can also move around freely through the estate as there are little steps throughout your private gardens, it mostly just flat surface.

Equipment :Not Available
Features :
  •  Jacuzzi
  •  Sauna
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Tennis Court

Find below a list of activities and ideas that you can bring either to your Party House or do in the local area, for more detailed information on each visit our Activities and Ideas page.

On Site:
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Tennis Court
  •  Walking
Off Site:
  •  Walking

Greenwood Estate for 63 guests

Hailsham, East Sussex, UK

Closest Train Station :

Lewes Train Station (10 miles)

Brighton Train Station (18 miles)

Closest Airport :

Gatwick Airport (33 miles)

Nearby Town :

Brighton (18 miles)

Eastbourne (13 miles)

Royal Tunbridge Wells (20 miles)

The history of the Greenwood Estate traces back to 1470 with the construction of the Greenwood Manor, build as a classic six-bay medieval timber-framed hall house. It was built either by or for John Jefferay who possibly ran away with his bride, heiress Agnes Millward. The Greenwood Estate also consisted from many farms making John Jefferay well known in the area as a man of wealth.

With the servants' quarter, kitchen, pantry & buttery located in the north-east end and a steep staircase access to an upper floor from a parlour on the south-west end, the Greenwood Manor was the perfect example of an ancient 14th century Wealden Jettied hall house. The main living hall used to have no ceiling allowing the smoke from the fire in the centre to escape from the louvres on the roof. The upper floor consisted of a solar and bedchamber. The central hall was the most lively, where the family sat on raised platforms like thrones, some of which are still present even today. 

Eventually, ceilings were added and this resulted in more rooms above. Another kitchen was built at the back of the house and a fine fireplace was added in the front hall by John & Agnes' great-grandson in the 16th century. The oldest first-floor bedroom boasts beautiful wall paintings that were also added by him. The front hall was created by their great-great-grandson, who was the last Jefferay to live. His wife bore two daughters but died at a young age of 25 and he never remarried, and so his name died with him.

For the next 250 years, the Greenwood Manor was a tenanted farmhouse owned by absentee landlords. A few improvements were however made by the tenants. One of these was the addition of the Oast House, which was constructed when the majority of farmers realised that mixed arable was not as profitable as growing hops. Today, there is a garden and a hot tub where the farmyard and orchard were located.

In its 450 years, the Greenwood Manor was only owned by two families. In 1908, Terence Bourke was seeking a house in England for two of his daughters and sick wife. He possibly picked Greenwood because of its location, which had easy access to the Newhaven ferry port. Tudor history and architecture was something he was passionate about and so he assigned two of his friends to make considerable alternations and additions to the farm and Manor. One of the two - Clotilde Brewster, was one of the first qualified female architects in the world.

Over the next 3 years, the Manor and the cowshed were joined, forming a library, which is now 'The Wing', with the colonnade garden outside. The passage on the first floor and the staircase at the front were added. The rooms downstairs were re-floored and covered. Windows were fitted on the second floor and it was transformed into a nursery. Many more changes were made such as adding tiles to the exterior and the front porch with Elizabethan claw-foot caryatids. A garden with walls, the front gate and the drive were also added. With these alternations, the Greenwood was modified from an abandoned farmhouse to a cosy Tudor-Edwardian country house. Moreover, the Oast House became a summer house for Terence's mother, while the family also constructed a Schoolhouse and Gate Cottage.

After Terence died, one of his daughters lived at the Greenwood Estate with her husband and made some more alterations and also constructed the Tudor View in 1937. The Manor was then passed on to her daughter and ever since then, it has been turned into self-catering accommodation.

Probably the most fascinating things about the Greenwood Manor which can still be seen today are its 16th-century paintings, the covered staircases at the back, the inward-pointing Tudor dragon beam-end in the dining room, and the kitchen fireplace mantel which is carved and the beautiful hall fireplace.

Josephine J.

The houses in Greenwood Estate were unique and came with all the facilities we desired. We loved how much character each house had thanks to the lovely furniture and decor.

17/08/2018
Ray R.

I had my dad and mom's 50th wedding anniversary at this splendid estate. All I can say that everything was perfect and all of our guests enjoyed it.

23/11/2017
Damien L.

Beautiful venue and great customer service. Thank you all for making my hen party a success :)

12/08/2017

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High season weekend at Greenwood Estate in 2019: £8,950
Low season weekend at Greenwood Estate in 2019: £7,950