• The House at Hill Lane

    43 Hill Lane is an award winning architect-designed eco house completed in 2015, owned and built by theatre director Joe Harmston and textile artist Polly Meynell. The house is situated in an acre of landscaped garden in a quiet country lane with uninterrupted views to the south. Originally a land settlement agency smallholding; this acre of land was painstakingly nurtured from a tangle of derelict buildings and brambles into a scenic garden, and a contemporary home.

  • The Party House

    Meeting, retreating , or eating...


    Whether it be cocktails and canapés, or a full sit down dinner we are happy to arrange private parties and functions, of a business or personal nature. We can accommodate up to 70 guests, and have secure off road parking for up to 15 cars. Booking for these events is essential in advance.


    'We can’t even begin to thank you for making the whole evening just perfect. Delicious foods, incredible decorations and with a table full of flowers - it was all a feast for the eye. The House at Hill Lane is the perfect blend of architecture and landscape together with the wonderful family that looked after us, it was the best possible place for us all to meet up and enjoy and relax. Thank you so very much for everything from homemade fare to delicious cocktails and wines and for so much more.'

    Jane Sterck


    'I attended a retreat at The House on Hill Lane and it’s difficult to put into words how incredible this house is. It’s beautiful both inside and out and once you learn about its self-sustaining features you realise it’s almost certainly a glimpse into the future of all Western house-building. Meanwhile Polly and Joe are the most perfect hosts - warm, welcoming and funny combined with the best cooks you could hope to encounter. Couldn’t recommend more highly.'

    Tom Foster-Carter


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    In house catering

    We can offer our own in house catering or arrange for specialist catering tailor made for your event

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    Specialist wines

    We have a superb local specialist wine merchant who can supply champagne and wines to suit any taste

  • Local area

    The House at Hill Lane is surrounded by a wide range of world-class sporting and cultural events, including horse and motor racing at Goodwood, Gold cup polo at Cowdray Park Midhurst and drama at the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre.


    The stunning South Downs landscape offers some wonderful walks, and the historic city of Chichester is only a few miles away offering a comprehensive array of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as the beautiful Cathedral. Picturesque Arundel is also a short drive away with many antique shops, tea rooms and of course the castle.


    The Sussex coast is also close by and the beautiful beach at Climping is 3 miles from our door. There are also many wonderful country walks directly from the house.