Grand Sussex setting for a country weekend
This elegant Georgian country manor house has everything you could want for a few days of high living: sweeping lawns, wooded grounds complete with peacocks and sumptuous salons.
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Set in sweeping Sussex parkland near Lewes.
Come here for...
● A grand setting for some country romance. ● Acres of grounds to get lost in. ● A plush vibe that's never stuffy.
There's a heated outdoor pool, croquet lawn and a handsome Georgian terrace for drinks and tea. Sweeping grounds await for bracing walks and moonlit strolls.
Good to know
Book months ahead here if you're planning a trip to Glyndebourne.
Expect Egyptian cotton sheets, hand-sprung beds, Molton Brown toiletries and scented candles for relaxing baths.
Play out your M'Lady fantasies in Her Ladyship's room, with its grand four-poster. Of the smaller rooms, we liked Albertine, on the top floor – very sweet and private.
Eat & Drink
Look forward to 3AA rosette modern European cuisine in a traditional country house setting complete with silver service and crystal glassware. Many ingredients are sourced from the estate's walled garden or as locally as possible. Try some delicious sautéed Rye Bay scallops with white onion cream and vanilla dressing, followed by rack of South Downs lamb, and finished off with Newick Park's rhubarb and custard tart.
Full breakfast is served until 10am. Be sure to sample the home made granola.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
There's plenty to do right here on the estate – tennis, quad biking, and swimming in the outdoor heated pool for starters. Don some wellies and explore the lake and acres of grounds. Further afield, explore metropolitan Brighton and its beaches, walk the famous chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters, and discover some of the multitude of gardens and stately homes that dot the Sussex countryside – Petworth House, Parham House and Goodwood, to name just a few. Plumpton Races are nearby, as is the famous Bluebell Railway.
You can have treatments in your room, but for a day of pampering head to the new East Sussex National Spa, 15 minutes drive away. It offers an array of treatments and golfers will love its two championship courses. The European Open has been played here.
May to August
Opera fans will love the world-renowned Glyndebourne Festival – though tickets are often like gold dust.
Enjoy some of the theatre and music staged at the annual Brighton Festival.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
GBP 165 - 285Check In
11amMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Welcome, except in the restaurant during the evening.Pets
Dogs are allowed in certain roomsWedding License?
Yes – based on exclusive hire of the property. Up to 200 guests can be catered for, and you can say your vows outside against a backdrop of sweeping lawns, a lake and the South Downs. Of course, it's fine to simply hold the reception or evening party here too.
Newick, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex BN8 4SBParking
There is free guest parkingTrains
Haywards Heath station – seven milesTaxis
GBP 10-15 from the stationAirport
London Gatwick – 27 miles.