- Service Award winner 2022
Nestled in the beautiful Sussex countryside with 17 stunning rooms to choose from, Gravetye Manor is a very special place.
Built for love in 1598 by Richard infield for him and his wife Katherine, the manor is a stunner offering oodles of family and local history.
Jeremy Hosking, a fund manager, became the property’s guardian in 2010. During his time as caretaker of the property, he has managed to reverse years of decline and now the house is as beautiful as the day it was built.
However, unlike many similar properties, Gravetye has been a hotel welcoming guests since 1958 and to celebrate 60 years of hospitality, a new dining room was opened in 2018.
The dwelling is close to Goodwood Racecourse for car fanatics, and is also near to the many historic houses and famous gardens that dot the county.
The gardens of the house itself sprawl across 35 acres and are now considered some of the most important historic landscapes in England.
Guests can choose to stay in one of 17 stunning rooms or the Robinson Suite, each beautifully designed and maintained, yet sympathetic to the history of the property.
Dining at the hotel takes place in the main restaurant, which is lit by natural light from floor to ceiling windows during the day, showing off the property’s beautiful walled kitchen garden.
Dishes served in the restaurant are stunning and colourful plates of deeply intelligent food that take in the seasons as well as the best produce available to the chefs.
There’s also a private dining room where guests of the hotel, or even visitors, can entertain in a more intimate space, while still benefitting from the super talented chefs in the hotel.
The local surroundings and region have plenty on offer for guests from near and far, with good links into London and also to coastal towns and villages such as Brighton.