South Downs Country House Hotels Guide

recommended country house accommodation across the South Downs


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900 years of history are on display at this unique hotel affording guests fine dining and elegant guest rooms that come furnished with antiques

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14th century house with a renowned restaurant and elegant rooms set in 4 acres of private grounds that stretch down to the Cuckmere River

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in the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate and offers stylish rooms, fine dining and a host of leisure facilities and outdoor country pursuits

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beautifully appointed hotel set in quiet countryside offering elegant rooms, a luxurious spa and seasonal dining sourced from local produce

New Place

Shirrell Heath

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a combination of historic manor house - home to the restaurant and bar - and contemporary rooms and leisure facilities in a modern annexe

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character country house placed in 14 acres of landscaped gardens and surrounded by the South Downs countryside yet with easy A3 access

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relaxed hotel set in a delightful village a short drive from Worthing and the coast - bedrooms feature either traditional or contemporary decor

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exclusive spa hotel set in a secluded, lakeside spot offering cutting-edge spa facilities, luxury treatments, relaxing grounds and innovative dining

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a well presented hotel with many period features, ideally located for the A31 and A3

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set in 89 acres of parkland and boasts a wealth of leisure facilities including an 18 hole golf course, health club and beauty treatments

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Grade II listed, Georgian, former Rectory set in 3 acres of attractive grounds in a quiet hamlet featuring elegant, beautifully presented rooms

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Georgian, family home tucked away down a private drive amidst 10 acres of mature garden and brimming with original features and charm

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spacious, sumptuously appointed rooms feature at this elegant, Georgian building offering luxurious accommodation in the town centre