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21 rooms from $203 per night

“A timeless family hotel, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Classically styled rooms brim with old school elegance and comfort. The popular restaurant serves locally sourced wholesome cuisine. A unique spot in West Sussex, complete with grass tennis courts, two pools and spa. ”

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“A timeless family hotel, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Classically styled rooms brim with old school elegance and comfort. The popular restaurant serves locally sourced wholesome cuisine. A unique spot in West Sussex, complete with grass tennis courts, two pools and spa. ”

Hotel Overview

“This atmospheric family house has kept its spirit – after reading the papers in the elegant drawing room, you want to tell the staff to take the rest of the day off. The bar, full of pictures of the hotel's former matriarch Ione O'Brien as well as of celebrated guests and polo players, looks out over two lawn tennis courts, a professionally designed pitch and putt golf course, putting green, croquet lawn and the tree-lined ridge of the South Downs. Bedrooms have been superbly updated, with new ones added in three cottages, and there is a new spa and heated outdoor pool. A lovely place (children and dogs welcome), in the same family since 1948 and currently in its prime. ”

Recommended for
  • Total relaxation
  • With spa treatments, indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and steam room plus a terraced bar for whiling away the afternoon.
  • Country Escape
  • The hotel grounds boasts a croquet lawn, golf course, grass tennis courts and the surrounding hills beckoning for country walks.
 

Written by Marcus Waring

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Bicycles available
  • Free
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site.
  • Safe
  • Conference facilities
  • In room DVD
  • Internet
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No pets
  • Massage
  • Cots available
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • 15m indoor pool & heated outdoor pool (summer only)
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Hot Tub

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • With both indoor and outdoor pool there is no excuse for staying on dry land.
  • Croquet
  • There's a well maintained croquet lawn outside, great for all the family.
  • Golf
  • Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to find a 6 hole par 3 golf course, plus putting lawn.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel provides wellies for exploring the South Downs rolling into the distance.
  • Tennis
  • Make the most of the two grass tennis courts on site.
  • Sights nearby
  • Roman villas at Fishbourne and Bignor, plus Chichester Cathedral and plenty of stately homes close at hand.

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our guests love the very relaxed ‘home-from-home’ atmosphere at Park House...it’s like going to stay with good friends....and where nothing is too much trouble for the attentive staff. We get comments about the wonderfully rural and peaceful location, the beautifully decorated bedrooms, the pretty gardens, the relaxing common areas, the delicious food and the fabulous new luxury spa.

What is there to do in the area or on site?
On site guests can enjoy the wonderful new luxury PH₂0 spa – which is just across the drive from the main hotel building – and all the traditional country house hotel leisure facilities we have including two superb grass tennis courts, separate croquet and bowls lawns, a six hole Par 3 golf course, a new putting green and a heated outdoor pool with bar and sun terraces for the summer months. In the area, there are fabulous walks and the South Downs Way to explore, there are local stables for riding and great local shoots in the winter months and in the surrounding area, we have National Trust houses to explore at Petworth and Uppark, the Tudor Cowdray House house ruins in Midhurst, a leading sculpture park at The Cass Sculpture Foundation on the Goodwood estate, wonderful gardens at West Dean, the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, horse racing and car events at Goodwood, first class theatre at Chichester Festival Theatre and an aviation museum at Tangmere. For the children, Fisher’s Farm Park in Wisborough Green is a must!

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
The Park House breakfast is renowned and award-winning. Comprising a full English breakfast, it is indeed a best seller and gives hotel guests an extensive choice to set them up for the day ahead.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Park House offers its guests breakfast, lunch, dinner and a traditional afternoon tea. If guests would like to eat out locally, our knowledgeable staff will be able to advise them accordingly.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Of the twenty one en-suite rooms available at Park House, the most popular room choice is the deluxe doubles.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Park House offers its guests a wonderfully relaxing and beautiful location to come and spend some quality time away in. With great on site facilities to suit all members of the family, there is something for everyone throughout the year. Great hotel, great location, great staff, great food and a thoroughly enjoyable stay for all the family – and the dog can come too!”

Other Reviews

Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

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Park House Hotel

" Surrounding the house is a neat croquet lawn, a pair of lawn tennis courts, a testing pitch and putt golf course and an emerald putting green, all perfectly maintained."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Hotel website
21 rooms from $203 per night

Weekend Indulgence Getaway - The ultimate package designed for those needing some ‘me’ time, escape to our idyllic countryside setting and let our spa team pamper you. Offer incl 2 nights DB&B in a deluxe room, £100 each towards treatments, half a bottle of champers and more! Fr £375pp.

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Total relaxation
  • With spa treatments, indoor and outdoor pool, sauna and steam room plus a terraced bar for whiling away the afternoon.
  • Country Escape
  • The hotel grounds boasts a croquet lawn, golf course, grass tennis courts and the surrounding hills beckoning for country walks.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • With both indoor and outdoor pool there is no excuse for staying on dry land.
  • Croquet
  • There's a well maintained croquet lawn outside, great for all the family.
  • Golf
  • Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to find a 6 hole par 3 golf course, plus putting lawn.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel provides wellies for exploring the South Downs rolling into the distance.
  • Tennis
  • Make the most of the two grass tennis courts on site.
  • Sights nearby
  • Roman villas at Fishbourne and Bignor, plus Chichester Cathedral and plenty of stately homes close at hand.
Other highlights
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Conference facilities
  • Remote
  • House party feel
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Country House
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Wellbeing

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