- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Inspector's View
Gravetye Manor is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion, built in 1598 and enjoying a tranquil setting. One of the first country house hotels in Britain, it remains an excellent example of its type. Bedrooms and bathrooms have been sympathetically appointed with style and luxurious finishing touches. The day rooms, each with oak-panelling, fresh flower arrangements and open fires, create a relaxing atmosphere. Guests should take time to explore the impressive gardens and grounds; a perfect spot for afternoon tea. The restaurant, designed with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the garden. The excellent, seasonal, award-winning cuisine based on ingredients from the kitchen garden and local suppliers is truly outstanding.
Facilities – at a glance
Quintessentially English country house with a real ‘wow’ factor
- En-suite rooms: 17
- Family rooms: 0
- Satellite TV available
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Babysitting service
- Private fishing
- Croquet Available
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 30
- Walk-in showers
- Double room, minimum price: £295
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 60
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About The area
Discover West Sussex
Divided from East Sussex back in 1888, West Sussex is so typically English that to walk through its landscape will feel like a walk through the whole country. Within its boundaries lies a wide variety of landscape and coastal scenery, but it is the spacious and open South Downs with which the county is most closely associated.
In terms of walking, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Studying the map reveals a multitude of routes – many of them to be found within the boundaries of the South Downs National Park – and an assortment of scenic long-distance trails leading towards distant horizons; all of them offer a perfect way to get to the heart of ‘Sussex by the sea,’ as it has long been known. If you enjoy cycling with the salty tang of the sea for company, try the ride between Chichester and West Wittering. You can vary the return journey by taking the Itchenor ferry to Bosham.
West Sussex is renowned for its many pretty towns, of course. Notably, there is Arundel, littered with period buildings and dominated by the castle, the family home of the Duke of Norfolk, that dates back nearly 1,000 years.
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