Another thing to consider when weighing up retirement options is the all-important decision of location. Where is the ideal place to retire to? According to a Prudential study covering England and Wales, West Sussex offers the best quality of life for retired people! "Our analysis shows that every part of the country has something different to offer pensioners, [...]
It’s tempting when retiring, to invest in a retirement property, with the idea that our children one day will benefit. Yet all too often as the value of retirement properties fall, so to do the investment opportunities. Sometimes you’re much better off renting! In this interesting article from the BBC, we see that half of new-build retirement homes [...]
Stephanie’s exhibition attracted nearly a thousand visitors. Her exquisite paper dresses recalled the history of Danny and of its current residents, many of whom inspired and assisted Stephanie in their making. This year we have resurfaced the entrance drive and installed over a kilometre of ‘Ever Edge’ along the drive and around the garden paths and [...]
In July Danny House played Hurstpierpoint Cricket Club at Sand Field in Danny Park to mark that cricket is recorded as having been played there in 1717. We claim this makes Sand Field the oldest identifiable cricket pitch in the world! The ‘Gamesters’ wore period costumes and a fine day was had by all. Though the [...]
Two portraits have been purchased and returned to Danny House, having been sold from the house by Christie’s in 1993. They were painted by Thomas Hudson (1701–1779) in c.1727 to mark the occasion of the marriage of William Campion (1707-1778) and his wife to be, Elizabeth Partheriche (an heiress from Ely). William inherited Danny in 1761. [...]
Danny will be hosting its most ambitious event to date and perhaps the largest gathering of people in the 700 year history of the house. The Friends of Sussex Hospices are organising 'Festival 21' in Danny Park, which will include a 'son et lumiere' display on the east front of the house, a circus, a WW1 [...]
All the soil, plants and weeds were dug up and removed from the borders in the walled garden and replaced with fresh soil and plants arranged by garden designers. We are looking forward to the walled garden becoming a show piece garden.
Mirek and Ania were married in Brighton and held their wedding reception at Danny House. All the residents attended the celebratory dinner in the Great Hall, which was followed by dancing in the white drawing room. Our congratulations to the happy bride and groom!