Gravetye Manor

Originally built in 1598, its most notable owner was the Victorian gardener, William Robinson.

Known as the father of the English natural garden, it was William who created the Gravetye’s 1000 acres of parkland and gardens.

Today the Elizabethan manor house surroundings is under the expert care of Tom Coward, one of Britain’s most respected head gardeners, who has been undertaking an ambitious programme of restoration over the last decade. The 35 acres of gardens immediately surrounding the manor offers unrivalled views from the lounges and bedrooms, making it hard to believe that this secluded haven of peace and tranquillity is only 20 minutes from Gatwick Airport and an hour from central London.

The 35 acres of gardens immediately surrounding the manor of unrivalled views from the lounges and bedrooms

Enjoy unhurried dining in the contemporary glass fronted Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the flower garden. Subtle modern overtones using local ingredients as well as produce grown on site, ensures fresh seasonality. The 1.5-acre elliptical walled garden supplies the kitchen with fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year, as well as water from a natural spring.

1.5-acre elliptical walled garden

Executive Chef, George Blogg, has retained a Michelin Star at Gravetye since 2015 and was recently awarded a Master of Culinary Arts, the highest accolade possible in British gastronomy. George has also received awards for his mentoring of new chefs and is part of the Adopt a School programme, teaching local primary aged children food skills.

Executive Chef, George Blogg, has retained a Michelin Star at Gravetye since 2015 and was recently awarded a Master of Culinary Arts

Gravetye Manor Autumn Islands Chocolate Hazelnut dessert

Gravetye Manor Autumn_Beetroot, Fig Leaf, Almond and Rhubarb

The hotel’s 17 bedrooms and suites are named after tree species found on the estate. Rich fabrics, fine antiques and hand-crafted beds emphasise the classical beauty of the interiors, whilst floral themes bring the garden into the manor. All rooms are individually furnished, providing the highest standards of comfort. The Holly bedroom features a mural by French artist Claire Basler, who also painted the bespoke art in the hotel’s dining room.

The Deluxe Holly Room at Gravetye Manor

This is a place where the changing seasons are reflected and celebrated. Where imaginative gardens supply inspired and thoughtful cuisine. Where 400 years of history meets the needs of today. Where every element delights the senses.

We are thrilled to have Gravetye Manor onboard as a Sussex Modern partner.

You’ll Love:

  • Michelin starred restaurant
  • World-renowned historic gardens
  • Elizabeth manor house
  • Gravetye has a programme of events each year focusing on horticulture and gastronomy. These include garden talks, wine dinners and flower workshops.

Gravetye Manor's Michelin starred restaurant

Gravetye Manor recommends these places to visit nearby:

  • Wakehurst Place;
  • Sissinghurst;
  • Borde Hill;
  • Great Dixter;
  • Glyndebourne;
  • Kingscote Estate & Vineyard;
  • Goodwood Racing;
  • Sussex Polo;
  • Hever Castle;
  • Penhurst Place;
  • Circular Walks

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