Gravetye Manor

‘Every comfort is anticipated’ at this ‘classy, tasteful’ Elizabethan manor house, from the garden flowers in the public rooms to ‘the most extensive cheese trolley we’d ever seen’. More

Contact details

Gravetye Manor
Vowels Lane
East Grinstead
Sussex
RH19 4LJ
England
01342 810567

Hotel information

Bedrooms

17

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, 2 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 1,000-acre grounds (woodland, ornamental and kitchen gardens, meadow, orchard, lake, croquet lawn, glasshouses), only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 7.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £260–£550. Set dinner £30–£40, tasting menu £75–£85, à la carte £70. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Every comfort is anticipated’ at this ‘classy, tasteful’ Elizabethan manor house, from the garden flowers in the public rooms to ‘the most extensive cheese trolley we’ve ever seen’. ‘It’s like being in a private home,’ says a Guide reader this year. ‘In the morning, Andrew Thomason, the manager, greeted us; at evening turn-down, a hot-water bottle was left on our enormous bed, along with the Radio Times and the TV remote control.’ The stone-built mansion is the former home of ‘wild gardener’ William Robinson; ‘impeccably maintained’, his gardens are ‘colourful, stunning’. Inside, where ‘huge log fires’ burn in the sitting rooms, ‘everything is generously sized: lounges, rooms, beds’. From May 2018, the hotel will reveal its new restaurant, in a garden-facing glass extension – a fitting backdrop for chef George Blogg’s Michelin-starred, potager-to-plate cooking. Using produce from the orchards and ‘the best kitchen garden ever’, his dishes might include terrine of heritage beetroot, smoked cow’s curd, puffed grains, wild sorrel – ‘each plate a joy to look at’. (Nigel Barton, Zara Elliot, F and IW). Gravetye Manor is a member of Pride of Britain hotels. The hotel will be closed from January to April 2017 while the new restaurant is built.

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Classic British Escape

May to September: Experience the quintessential beauty of Gravetye’s gardens looking at their best as well as the inspiring seasonal menus of Michelin starred Head Chef George Blogg. This overnight stay includes accommodation, three course dinner for two people and full English breakfast. Prices are per room per night based on two people sharing. A minimum booking of two nights may be applicable on certain weekends. £470 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Classic Room. Subject to availability. Sunday to Thursday in May, August & September. £485 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Classic Room. Subject to availability. Friday & Saturday in May, August & September and Monday to Sunday in June & July.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Map

Gravetye Manor
Vowels Lane
East Grinstead
Sussex
RH19 4LJ

Guest comments

'The welcome never fails to be warm. The bedrooms enjoy fantastic views. Every need has been catered for in generous spirit. Bathrooms are state-if-the art. Whatever the season the gardens are beautiful. The food is exquisite. Breakfast is a total joy. ' - Ian & Francine Walsh - August, 2017
'One night of escaping from life's pressures to recharge our batteries had the desired effect. The gardens were at their peak of midsummer glory. The house was bedecked with flowers and garlands. Our room was well appointed, comfortable, quiet, with lovely views over to the lake. Dinner is tricky for me as poor health restricts my diet; they didn't flinch. All things at Gravetye are perfectly judged and well executed. ' - Wendy Ashworth - July, 2017
' Andrew and his team should be rightly proud of the notable accolades they have received. With only 17 bedrooms, but numerous public rooms, it is like being in a private home not a commercial premises. Every aspect of providing comfortable living is anticipated down to the hot water bottle and Radio Times with remote control left on the enormous bed by the evening turndown service. ' - Nigel Barton - October, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • Hever Castle

    The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife.

  • Borde Hill Gardens

    Set within 20 acres of parkland garden, the planting schemes range from the formality of an Italian garden to the sub-tropical area of the Round Dell.

  • Bluebell Railway

    Steam trains through Sussex.