Retire in style at Danny House

PUBLISHED: 15:51 12 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:37 20 February 2013

Retire in style at Danny House

Retire in style at Danny House

Sussex's Elizabethan treasure, Grade I-listed Danny House could be your stress-free new home in retirement

Danny House dates from 1593 and in 2007 celebrated 50 years of its conversion to a retirement home. Danny is probably the first retirement community in the world, and the only one to provide such a high quality of service and a programme of cultural activities in a beautiful stately home within the South Downs. Danny has become the hub of the local community in terms of the many cultural activities that it hosts, and the income from the residents enables Danny, the third largest grade 1 listed house in Sussex, to be conserved.

Dannys place in history was secured when it provided a home for Prime Minister David Lloyd George at the end of the first world war.

It was in the Great Hall that he and his Imperial War Cabinet agreed the terms of the armistice to bring the world war to an end.

The apartments vary in size and aspect and are each as individual as the people living in them. The apartments are rented on a monthly basis and are furnished by the residents. The monthly charge is all inclusive, providing maintenance, three quality meals a day, electricity, heating, insurance, water, council tax, cleaning, transport for shopping and the medical centre, trips to the theatre and cultural visits, 24 hour emergency support, use of the communal stately rooms and extensive gardens and grounds etc.

There are no additional service charges. There are 9 members of staff to serve the 25 or so residents. Residents guests are welcome and can stay in the guest apartment.

Living at Danny enables residents the opportunity to live in a supportive, social community and to pursue their interests, whether they be gardening, music, painting, local history, writing, charity work, golf, croquet, tennis, reading, or just relaxing within one of the finest houses in Sussex amidst glorious countryside. Danny is only 1.5 miles from Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks, and Brighton, London and Gatwick are very accessible by car and public transport.

Renting rather than buying ones apartment brings flexibility and enables people to free up their capital to produce an income, and bring possible inheritance tax advantages.

Barbara Parsons, who has lived at Danny with her husband for three years said: Like many pensioners, we were living in our own house and loath to give up our independence.

We reached the stage when we wanted to be rid of the worries of maintaining a house, paying all the bills, and the problem of arranging help in the house and garden.

We loved country life and had no intention of moving to a large purpose built retirement complex.

Danny provides for us the ideal solution no more household worries, as much independence as we choose, excellent value, a variety of cultural entertainment, a social atmosphere and a friendly and helpful owner/manager and staff.

Everything is done to make our lives as comfortable and interesting as possible life at Danny is a pleasure.


The 20 fully serviced apartments range from two bedrooms to large studios. The monthly charge includes breakfast, lunch and supper, cleaning, transport, heating, electricity, property maintenance, council tax, insurance, water, use of communal facilities etc.

Fully inclusive prices range from 1,700 per month for a studio, to 4,000 per month for a large two bedroom apartment. Once in occupation, residents can move apartment according to availability to best meet their particular circumstances.

Danny House lies just off the B2116 between Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks. It is about 1.5 miles from the nearest village, and 1.5 miles from Hassocks mainline railway station, and 8 miles from Brighton.

Prospective residents are welcome to come and stay in our guest apartment.

To find out more, please contact Richard Burrows on 01273 833000, or e-mail or visit

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