The most unique places to stay in West Sussex

  1. The Cat, West Hoathly – bed down for the night at this fantastic pub with rooms, five miles from Lindfield. Owned by Andrew Russell, former general manager of nearby Gravetye Manor, you can expect excellent food, a cosy bar area and very warm welcome.
  2. Bailiffscourt Hotel, Climping – part of the Historic Sussex Hotels group, this is the kind of place you won’t want to leave. With beautiful grounds, outstanding food, luxurious rooms and an incredible spa experience, stay for a night or two off-peak to secure some excellent deals.
  3. Crab & Lobster, Pagham Harbour – there’s a warm welcome waiting for you at this much-lauded restaurant with rooms, nestling on the banks of Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve. Feast on fresh fish and local produce in the restaurant then stay for the night in a luxury room with views out to sea.
  4. Canfield’s Farm, Rudgwick – part of the Featherdown Farm glamping campsites, this is the perfect place to get back to nature and stargaze as you sleep under canvas. Cuddle up around a real camp fire and make the most of the peace and quiet and lack of wifi signal.
  5. Knepp Castle Estate, Horsham – sleep under the stars in a yurt, tipi, tent or one of the cosy shepherd’s huts, located on the estate right on the heart of the ancient West Sussex woodland. Hand-crafted using recycled materials and wood sourced from the Knepp Estate, you’ll find it hard to drag yourself away from this natural idyll.
  6. Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly – if you’re looking for high-end luxury, this is it. An Elizabethan stone mansion that oozes charm and style with beautifully appointed rooms and Michelin-starred restaurant that sources ingredients from its bountiful kitchen garden. The breath-taking gardens were created by William Robinson, one of England’s greatest gardeners.
  7. The Old Railway Station, Petworth – rest your weary head at this charming hotel, formerly Petworth Railway Station. When else will you have the opportunity to stay in a stunningly-restored station building that dates back to 1892 or an old Pullman train carriage that was built in 1912? A truly unique experience.
  8. Park House Hotel & Spa, Midhurst – a luxurious, inviting country house hotel offering guests a real escape from it all. Enjoy the gym, fitness studio, 15-metre indoor pool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Alternatively you can feast on top class food, hire a bike, play croquet, tennis or bowls.
  9. Goodwood Hotel, Goodwood – nestling on the sweeping Goodwood Estate, not only can you make full use of the spa facilities while you’re here, you can also enjoy dinner at The Goodwood Bar & Grill or Farmer, Butcher, Chef, the recently opened restaurant in the grounds serving top-class local produce from the estate. A perfect place to spend the night.
The Old Railway Petworth

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