Welcome to Firle

A Country Estate
in The South Downs
National Park

 “A home fit for Emma”

Location of Hartfield in the feature film of Emma, directed by Autumn de Wilde. Working Title Films, Focus Features, Universal Pictures, 2020

Firle Place is pleased to have been used as a primary location in the new film adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic Emma. Brought to the big screen by Director Autumn de Wilde, the cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn and Miranda Hart. In the new film, Firle Place is transformed into Emma’s home of Hartfield.

The Firle Estate sits in the heart of the South Downs National Park and just 60 miles from the centre of London. Incorporating several villages and farms spread over rolling hills, Firle is a thriving rural community set in one of the most picturesque parts of the United Kingdom.

Central to the atmosphere of Firle is a diverse and culturally rich community with many artists, craftsmen and local businesses. As well as magnificent walks, bike rides, simulated game shooting and country pursuits, the Estate contains many places to stay, eat and drink. We would encourage you to explore things to see and do using the Interactive Guide to The Firle Estate within this website and we wish you an enjoyable visit. Public and private events, festivities and weddings are at Firle Place throughout the year. Please see the Wedding and Events section for more information.

House Opening 2021

Sunday 30th May – Tuesday 26th October 2021 (pre-booked tickets only)

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Firle Place this summer after our necessary closure in 2020.  There are some exciting events planned for 2021 including the Regency Wardrobe Exhibition.

Firle Place

House & Visits

Firle Place is an outstanding privately owned country house in Sussex that dates from the time of Henry VIII but was substantially remodelled in the 18th Century. The house, gardens and notable collection of works of art and porcelain are of national importance and will ensure a day to remember.

Weddings at Firle

The Perfect Venue

Firle Place is an ideal setting for your wedding reception. We can accommodate a wide variety of wedding requirements for parties ranging from 80 to 400 people. Wedding receptions can be held in the stunning grounds or surrounding parkland.

Firle Villages & Community

Life at Firle

Firle is a diverse, creative and active community with so much to see and do. Throughout the year there are various events, art exhibitions and concerts that are open to the public. Please explore the Events section of the site and our Interactive Guide to The Firle Estate to find out more.

The Firle Estate

A place of spectacular beauty

Set within The South Downs National Park at the foot of Firle Beacon, The Firle Estate is one of the most picturesque country estates in the United Kingdom. Whatever the time of year, Firle is a stunning place to visit with plenty to see and do while you’re here.