About us

Owned by Adrian and Amber Baillie, Lydhurst has been a private family-owned estate for generations. Designed as a haven, renowned for its far-reaching views across the South Downs, Lydhurst is a picturesque landscape punctuated with intimate areas of woodland, formal gardens, lakes and parkland.

Treading lightly

The historic estate properties include former staff and worker accommodations and a collection of other guest houses for friends and relatives built over the last 150 years. We have converted additional original estate buildings, stables and barns.

Our renovations have been done as sustainably as possible and with the utmost care and respect for the buildings and the area. We have sourced materials from local suppliers and used reclaimed and salvaged materials wherever we can.

Meet Adrian & Amber

Adrian Baillie grew up here in Sussex and in London. Amber Baillie grew up in California by the ocean.

Adrian and Amber are passionate about Lydhurst and the Sussex countryside. The Lydhurst estate is not a faceless corporation – it is our home. We founded Lydhurst with the hope that we could expand its legacy and share this beautiful place; to be able to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

Our vision

Our vision for Lydhurst is founded in easy enjoyment, conservation, enhancement, and understanding; with our foremost objective being to care for this extraordinary landscape.

We think being here is a welcome retreat from time pressures, digital domination, closed-in horizons and we hope that when you are with us you can relax, reconnect with the natural environment; step back, recalibrate and reboot.

But don’t worry, we have good wifi too! Whether you like your nature close up, or mostly through a window next to a cosy fire, it’s good to re-connect.

What our guests say

Gather and Celebrate

A special place to host a big birthday bash, anniversary celebration or wedding after-party.

Our spaces are flexible to allow you to create the perfect party, whether that’s sit-down dining or a casual buffet.

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In need of a break? Choose your perfect country escape from our cosy cottages and luxury group accommodation.

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Our Grounds

Lace up your walking boots and explore the wild meadows, ancient woodland and glistening lakes of Lydhurst.

Look out for some of our magnificent specimen trees, and the butterflies, birds and deer that call Lydhurst home.

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