Welcome to Firle
“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.
During the summer months Firle Place is open to visitors. The house and tearoom will reopen to the public between 7th June and 17th October 2019. Standard open days are: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as the August Bank Holiday. The house will open from 14.00 until 16.30, with last admission at 16:00. A guided tour system works on weekdays, and on Sundays there is a free-flow process, with a guide in every room. More information on opening times and entrance costs can be found on the House and Visits section.
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
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
The Firle Estate
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.