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Escape to Ashburnham Place

We offer a wide variety of retreats, weekend getaways and breaks for individuals or groups of friends who wish to come to Ashburnham Place for a time of spiritual growth and relaxation.

Ashburnham Place Boathouse

Rest and pray

With walks circling three lakes, there are endless quiet places to explore, find rest and pray. Our Welcome Lounge is a pleasant, comfortable place to relax, fellowship with other guests or simply take time to read that book you’ve been waiting to be read.

Patmos Lodge Guest Bedroom

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Our Accommodation

Get away and stay in one of our comfortable guest rooms. Find time to walk, reflect or join the community during our meeting times.

Serving Food In The Orangery Tea Room

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Visit the Orangery

Visit the Orangery Tea Room for a fantastic cup of tea and some of the best scones in Sussex.

Dining Room At Ashburnham

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Dining with us

Our dining experience is set across four unique spaces, from the historic and beautifully panelled Oak Dining Room to the modern comforts of our Courtyard Dining Room.

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We thank you for booking to come to Ashburnham Place. I am looking forward to seeing you. During your stay I will be here to assist you with:

Available hours

If you are coming to stay with us on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday I will be available during these times. 

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Finding us

Note the postcode may take you to our ‘backtrack’ which is closed for public access.

Please use the main entrance to Ashburnham Place found via the A271 ​​​​​​ Kitchenham Road.

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Events at Ashburnham Place

Retreat, learn and make new connections at one of our in-house events. Contact Annie for more info.

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From one day events to week long breaks. Read our events diary.

Encountering The Enneagram 3
Tue, July 16
Pul Wenham

Encountering the Enneagram 3

This retreat is designed to help those committed to their own inner work who have found the enneagram to be a useful tool on this journey.
Time Out
Tue, June 18
Steve Wood

Time Out

An opportunity to Relax, Refresh & Renew TIME OUT (ACT714) Tuesday 18th June 2024 12 Noon – Friday 21st June 2024 10.30am Time Out – an opportunity to relax, refresh
Fire In The Desert
Tue, September 3
Angela Walker

Fire in the Desert

Do you feel like you are going through a wilderness season where God seems distant or you feel alone and don’t know where you are going? Fire in the Desert
Creative Writing Break – ‘Fields And Walking’
Tue, September 24
Chris Leonard

Creative Writing Break – ‘Fields and Walking’

A Creative Writing break on the theme of ‘Fields and Walking’ no writing experience necessary, only a willingness to have a go. (ACT767) Tuesday 24th September 12pm – Friday 27th

Visit the grounds
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Over 200 acres of ancient woodland, wildlife and lakes to discover.

The Lake At Ashburnham Place

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Join our team

Check here for current employment opportunities at Ashburnham Place in paid positions and specific volunteer roles.

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Find a good read

Our bookshop has an excellent variety of bibles, Christian resource books, ethical gifts, cards and snacks.

Man Private Study Library

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Study in our library

In the library you will be surrounded by shelves of theological texts and enjoy views out across the lakes.

Prayer Centre

Looking for a space to pray? Visit the Prayer Centre

Come on a personal prayer retreat or join in the prayer rhythm at the Prayer Centre.

As well as the larger meeting spaces there are six small individual Prayer Rooms, these are available on a first-come-first-served basis and are available 24-hours a day.

Blue Doors Rear View

Searching for a quiet location? Stay at Blue Doors

We have a delightful self-catering cottage, ‘Blue Doors’, which is set alone in the beautiful woodland that surrounds Ashburnham Place.

Phone the Bookings team on 01424 894201 or email

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