Gravetye Manor, West Sussex
|Vowels Lane, RH19 4LJ, West Hoathly, West Sussex, UNITED KINGDOM.|
Description: Gravetye ManorStanding in 1000 acres of magnificent grounds and fabulous ornamental gardens, designed by one of the fathers of the English garden, William Robinson, Gravetye Manor is situated in a beautiful Elizabethan manor, originally built in 1598. After a change of ownership in 2010, and an extensive but respectful renovation, Gravetye Manor once again offers luxurious accommodation and first-class cuisine in an idyllic garden setting.
This enchanting property is within easy reach of central London and Gatwick airport, yet Gravetye Manor is seemingly a world apart, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Featuring an elegant wood panelled restaurant and public rooms, along with beautifully decorated and furnished guest rooms, Gravetye Manor is the quintessential English country house.
Fine food is at the heart of Gravetye Manor, and the hotel's award-winning restaurant serves a range of classical dining menus based on the finest locally sourced produce, much of it from the manor's own gardens. The restaurant offers seasonal à la carte, tasting, daily, Sunday lunch and Lounge & Garden menus, all carefully created and served with great attention to detail. The Manor also offers a range of conference rooms and facilities, plus extensive private event and wedding services.
Type of rooms: Gravetye ManorClassic:
Cedar, Elm & Oak
Slightly larger than the Standard Room these rooms overlook the East Garden and drive as well as the meadow and lake to the South. 1 queen-size bed. Room size 20 sq m.
Beech & Willow
Well-proportioned and featuring comfortable seating areas the Superior Rooms are available with either a King or Queen sized bed. Please note: the Willow room is normally only available as part of the Robinson Suite.
Room size 30 sq m.
Birch, Bay, Hawthorn, Sycamore & Mulberry
Both light and airy, these are some of our largest rooms; featuring dining tables as well as comfortable chairs, some have double aspect views over the Flower and Spring Gardens others can be twinned. One king-size or queen-size bed. Room size 45 sq m.
Walnut, Holly, Pear, Chestnut, Ash & Lime
These are our most luxurious and spacious rooms; packed with original features and with stunning views over the Flower Garden, Spring Gardens, meadow and lake. Some feature four-poster beds, others can be twinned. Room size 45 sq m.
The Robinson Suite:
The Robinson Suite features a Sitting Room and Bedroom with King Size Bed. Ideal for longer stays or families. The sofa in the sitting room can be converted into a bed for two extra guests. Room size 45 sq m.
Willow & Pear
The Gravetye Suite features a Sitting Room and 2 separate Bedrooms both with King Size Beds. Ideal for longer stays or families. The sofa in the sitting room can be converted into a bed for two additional guests.
All rooms area individually furnished with rich fabrics, fine antiques and hand-crafted beds, and feature: fresh flowers; en-suite bathroom; make-up mirror; Noble Isle bath amenities; bathrobes; hair-dryer; complimentary Wi-Fi; flat-screen television; iPod docking station; direct-dial telephone. Additional amenities include a mini-bar; coffee machine/tea service; safe; iron and ironing board; individually-controlled air-conditioning in some rooms.
Additional information: Gravetye Manor
Children aged 7 and over are welcome at Gravetye Manor.
Transfer services are available on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 17
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1598/2011.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo.
How to get here:
From London: Take the M25 from London heading south. Turn off at Junction 7 onto the M23 towards Gatwick.
Leave the M23 at Junction 10 and join the A264 towards East Grinstead.
At the first roundabout go straight over.
At the second roundabout (by the Dukes Head pub) take the B2028 (third exit right) towards Turners Hill and Haywards Heath.
Follow the road for three or four miles, passing through the villages of Crawley Down and Turners Hill.
Shortly after Turners Hill take the turning on your left signposted to West hoathly and Sharpthorne.
Take the next turning on your left onto Vowels Lane.
Gravetye's drive is approximately one mile on the right hand side.
GPS Coordinates: 51° 5' 21.61'' N 0° 3' 24.71'' W
Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport - 17,4km.