Just an hour south of London, this heritage English countryside hotel offers the highest standard of luxury and service.
Nestled on the edge of the lush High Weald national park, South Lodge is home to 93 acres of beautiful Sussex downland filled with woodland, gardens and lakes, all ready to be explored. Relax out on the terrace and soak up the sun while you take in the gorgeous views across the South Downs, or explore the hotel’s own Victorian walled-garden, where produce is grown fresh for the two restaurants, Camilla and The Pass. The Pass is a restaurant like no other, where you dine inside the kitchen area, with screens on the table allowing you to watch exactly how the chef’ prepare the most stunningly presented gastronomic delights.
After dinner, you can move down to the cosy and intimate Billiard Bar, or even sample some vintage wines in the Cellar. At weekends you can visit for their delightful Afternoon Tea, and spend a night in a lavishly furnished guestroom, fitted with rainfall showers, televisions by the bath and soft cotton bedding. No two rooms are the same, each is individually styled with unique and quirky furniture and fittings.
The hotel is close to many of the UK’s top golf courses, including the famous Waterfall course at Mannings Heath, just 10 minutes down the road. South Lodge is the perfect spot to make base for a relaxing golfers retreat. This is one of the top luxury hotels in the UK, and is certainly not to be missed for a weekend in the countryside!
Work on their spa is already well underway and is due to be opened late Summer 2018. This will be one of the UK’s largest spa complexes and will make for an exciting addition to the hotel.
You can make a reservation to stay at South Lodge here.
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Vibe: This British countryside hotel breathes elegance and luxury