The Hoathly Hub

All the local news and events for Highbrook and the rest of the parish.

The Priest House, West Hoathly

Standing in the beautiful surroundings of a traditional cottage garden on the edge of Ashdown Forest, the Priest House is an early 15th century timber-framed hall-house with a dramatic roof of Horsham stone.

The Priest House contains a varied collection of 17th and 18th century country furniture, ironwork, embroidery & other domestic bygones. It has a colourful cottage garden and small formal herb garden containing more than 170 culinary, medicinal and household herbs.

Visitors are welcome to picnic in the garden and refreshments are available at The Cat Inn (100 yards from The Priest House).

Bluebell Railway

You can walk across the fields from Highbrook to Horsted Keynes Station where the steam trains run to Sheffield Park in one direction or Kingscote (near East Grinstead) in the other.

A Friends Railcard is available for local residents, including West Hoathly and Sharpthorne, to purchase. It is valid for 1 year allowing the holder to travel at half price. For more information or to purchase contact the Customer Services Team on 01825 720800.

Wakehurst Place

An annexe of Kew Gardens and home of the Millennium Seed Bank

Bordehill Estate

Garden, parkland, playground, fishing & woodland walks set in 200 acres of a traditional country estate between Haywards Heath and Cuckfield.

West Hoathly Bowls Club

The Club was formed in 1911 and currently has around 90 playing members. It is a mixed club with no separate sections for men and ladies and a laid-back, no "airs & graces" approach to the sport of bowls.

West Hoathly Parish Council

Covering the villages of Highbrook, Selsfield, Sharpthorne, Tyes Cross & West Hoathly.

Mid Sussex District Council

Mid Sussex District Council website contains a wealth of information about Mid Sussex for residents, visitors, businesses and anyone with an interest in the area.

Ardingly Village

The community website of one of our neighbouring parishes.

Haywards Heath Guide

A tongue-in-cheek look at EVERYTHING Haywards Heath has to offer!


Look under RH17 6SS and see all you need to know about the demographics, crime rates etc.