Abbeyfield South Downs 

At Abbeyfield South Downs we offer a peaceful, friendly atmosphere in six sheltered houses for the older people along the Sussex coast. Our aim is to enable you to continue enjoying your independence while benefiting from support and companionship.

At the heart of our ethos is the desire to combat loneliness among older people. We do this by bringing them together in shared warm, comfortable, accommodation where home-cooked meals are available.

We make it easy for you to live the life of your choice without the everyday worries of running your own home.

Contact Details

Name: Abbeyfield South Downs 

Address: Abbeyfield House, North Road, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5XB

Phone number: 01435 866539


Charity number: 216779

Our homes

Beamsley House

Beamsley House is a large Victorian style semi-detached house, where we provide a caring and friendly atmosphere and is a place where our residents can remain as independent as possible.

Lade House

Lade House is a stunning converted cottage style property which offers eight studio rooms with en-suite facilities. In the house you’ll find it to be a light and airy home, with accessible gardens which back onto Gildredge Park.

Abbeyfield House

Abbeyfield House consists of two recently renovated three story Edwardian style semi-detached properties that were joined together in 2017 to provide more space and improved facilities for our residents.

Abbeyfield House

Abbeyfield House was developed by joining three terraced houses together in Cadogan Gardens. It now provides sheltered housing for 15 people and comprises of single studio en-suite rooms, all with wifi and Sky TV.

Abbeyfield House

Abbeyfield House is a purpose built house constructed in 1985. It comprises of nine single occupancy en-suite rooms all with easy access to the beautiful gardens which surround the house.


Introducing Holdenhurst, a brand new retirement community offering sheltered living with extra care in the South Downs. Holdenhurst will offer 36 one and two-bedroom apartments, plus 12 leasehold apartments finished to the highest possible standards available at an affordable price.