Upper Lodge is an award winning country house, designed to replace the original building destroyed by fire in 2002.
"Rebuilt 2003-4 by Ian Smalley of Neil Holland Architects.
An imaginative re-interpretation of the c17 hunting lodge, destroyed by fire, that stood on the site. Doll's-house proportions, hipped roof with bold cornice, corner pilasters composed of tile creasing, and tile hung elevations between."
Pevsner's Guides 'The Buildings of England - East Sussex'
In the 17th century it was a game keeper's house and hunting lodge for the Earls of Dorset when they came to their Broyle deer park. Subsequently in the 18th century, because of its isolated position, it was used as a pesthouse for smallpox sufferers. Since then it was used by tenant farmers of Lord de la Warr and then the Christies of Glyndebourne, before being sold to the Foord family who farmed here for a hundred years.
Corina and Dominic Buckwell now live here with their family.
The Tack Barn holiday cottage was converted in 2014 with local architect Sally Williams who specialises in eco-buildings inspired by environment, place, and sustainability. In 2019 the Tack Barn won Self-Catering Property of the Year in the inaugural i-Paper Staycation Awards