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So far Danny has created 20 blog entries.

Apartment 22

By |2019-10-06T23:07:21+01:00October 6th, 2019|Categories: Apartments|

Apartment 22 is a two room apartment on the ground floor. Uniquely, it has its own French door from the living room into the walled garden with wonderful views of Wolstonbury Hill, and has its own private patio facing due south. The apartment is light, and was recently refurbished. To live at Danny is to be [...]


By |2019-10-06T09:44:46+01:00October 6th, 2019|Categories: Apartments|

Apartment 15 is one of our finest two-room apartments. It is situated on the first floor in the centre of the house, with the lift just outside the front door. The sitting-room offers a view of the walled garden, while the bedroom window looks across the fields towards the village of Hurstpierpoint. To live at Danny [...]

Apartment 14

By |2019-10-06T09:31:27+01:00October 6th, 2019|Categories: Apartments|

APARTMENT 14 is one of the finest in the house. It occupies the first floor of the North wing, which was built in 1593. There is a very spacious sitting-room with views East (Ditchling Beacon, Jack & Jill windmills and the Downs), South and North. Of the two bedrooms, the larger is, in fact, very large, [...]

New Greenhouse

By |2019-04-26T06:08:16+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

The old 1960s greenhouse by the grass tennis court has been replaced by a fine Victorian style Alitex greenhouse located against the garden wall at the eastern end of the gardens. Though the landscaping has yet to be completed, eager residents are already potting and preparations are being made for tea pots, kettles and Rattan chairs.

Richard marries Penny

By |2019-04-26T06:07:07+01:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

On 2nd March, Richard married his piano teacher Penny at Holy Trinity Church Hurstpierpoint. Afterwards, they hosted a champagne reception for 300 guests at Danny, followed by dinner, speeches and dancing. Penny performed one of her compositions with the Brighton Film Quartet during the service and sang ‘Nobody does it Better’ to lure Richard onto the [...]

Cleaning and Conservation of Paintings

By |2018-09-23T02:43:46+01:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Some of the larger paintings in the Great Hall are being cleaned and conserved by French lady, Amandine Thepaut. She frst cleans the paintings with water using a delicate sponge, and then slowly dissolves away the centuries of grime and old varnish using solvents and alcohol, to reveal the original colours of the paintings. She will [...]

Unveiling of the Sculpture of Lloyd George

By |2018-09-23T02:42:10+01:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|

On a glorious summer day, nearly 1,000 people attended a garden party to commemorate the end of WW1 and Prime Minister Lloyd George agreeing to the terms of the Armistice whilst resident at Danny. The bronze sculpture by Philip Jackson was unveiled by Colin Prickett, who was celebrating being a resident at Danny for 21 years. [...]