Introducing Ashington

Ashington Photo © Ian Capper (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Ashington is located on the A24, near Storrington, in the Horsham district of West Sussex.

This attractive village has won numerous awards over the years, even being voted the best for business and community life in the entire southern region in the Calor Village of the Year competition.

Washington Limekilns Photo © Peter Cox (cc-by-sa/2.0)
Washington field Photo © Peter Holmes (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Key landmarks of Ashington

The village is well known for its annual festival, which is more than just a simple village fete…

Festivities may include a procession, car boot sale, funfair, fireworks, dog show and a host of stalls, including locally-cooked food and drink aplenty. In 2012, for the first time, a stage was erected for entertainment and performances, cementing the festival as a force to be reckoned with in the Sussex area.

This lively festival attracts visitors from miles around to experience a wonderful day out. The first such festival was held here in 1997 and now forms one of the largest carnivals in the area.

Also in the beautiful village – all year round – is the Mill House Hotel. What was an elegant country house built in the 17th century has now been transformed into a six-bedroom hotel and restaurant. You can book the venue for private dining, weddings, parties and conferences.

The village also boasts a beautiful church dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, an art club, a cactus nursery and garden, and a weather station.

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