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“This tranquil and historic manor house is just an hour from London, with lovely gardens, indoor and outdoor pool and Michelin star fine dining. Rooms exude comfort and style. Relax at the spa, explore the South Downs or sit with your favourite drink on the terrace. A beautiful mini-break location. ”

“This tranquil and historic manor house is just an hour from London, with lovely gardens, indoor and outdoor pool and Michelin star fine dining. Rooms exude comfort and style. Relax at the spa, explore the South Downs or sit with your favourite drink on the terrace. A beautiful mini-break location. ”

Hotel Review

If you like your floors uneven and your windows lead-lined, Ockenden is an Elizabethan manor house full of yellow walls, dark beams and quiet nooks. Head for the odd-sounding Raymond, a corner-room where the magnificent four-poster is offset by a flatscreen TV. The restaurant serves excellent food, especially the venison, and the wine list is dangerously extensive. The conservatory overlooks the terraced lawns and the New England Reserve nearby is good for stretching legs.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • The creative cuisine of Head Chef Stephen Crane has earned them a Michelin-Star, check out the seven-course Tasting Menu.
  • Country Escape
  • Submerge yourself in this country house hotel, with every whim and comfort taken care of there is no need to leave.
  • Spa breaks
  • Spend a 'me day' at the hotel's modern spa, with Hammam, hot tub, sauna and massages, followed by a cooling dip in the pool.
 

Written by Marcus Waring

Recommended For

  • Foodies
  • The creative cuisine of Head Chef Stephen Crane has earned them a Michelin-Star, check out the seven-course Tasting Menu.
  • Country Escape
  • Submerge yourself in this country house hotel, with every whim and comfort taken care of there is no need to leave.
  • Spa breaks
  • Spend a 'me day' at the hotel's modern spa, with Hammam, hot tub, sauna and massages, followed by a cooling dip in the pool.
  • Great walks
  • This area boasts plenty of picturesque walks, ask your hosts to point out a few choice trails to follow.
  • Yoga
  • The hotel holds special two day yoga retreats with massages, yoga sessions and fine dining.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Great for garden lovers: close to Nymans, Borde Hill, High Beeches and more!
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a leisurly afternoon lounging by the pool with a good book.
  • Restaurant
  • Michelin starred cuisine
  • Views
  • To the South Downs
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply.
  • Country House
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Remote
  • Gourmet
  • Quiet
  • Charming
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Spa
  • Historic
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Intimate
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Spend your evenings digesting merrily by a roaring fire in the sitting room or with a stiff drink in the wood panelled bar.
  • Restaurant
  • Michelin starred cuisine
  • Views
  • To the South Downs
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Free wifi
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Massage
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Suites
  • Spa
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Wifi
  • Hot Tub
  • Four poster beds

Activities

  • Great walks
  • This area boasts plenty of picturesque walks, ask your hosts to point out a few choice trails to follow.
  • Yoga
  • The hotel holds special two day yoga retreats with massages, yoga sessions and fine dining.
  • Wildlife Area
  • Great for garden lovers: close to Nymans, Borde Hill, High Beeches and more!
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a leisurly afternoon lounging by the pool with a good book.

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Other Reviews

Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2014

Originally published by Sunday Times (view article)

Ockenden Manor

"As well as the elegant drawing room, there’s an oak panelled bar, the Burrell Room for private dining with its original Tudor ceiling, and a recently decorated and extended restaurant."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)