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Ashdown Park Hotel

Nr Forest Row, Sussex

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Freephone: 0808 163 9073
Outside the UK: +44 (0) 1666 824666

About Ashdown Park Hotel

Set within 186 acres of lakes, secret gardens, manicured lawns, woodland trails and uninterrupted views, Ashdown Park Hotel sits proudly at the heart of Ashdown Forest. Evolving from a 19th century listed mansion house, this Sussex hotel provides today's guests with the perfect setting to relax, unwind and indulge.

The sense of grandeur that strikes you on arrival carries through to the palatial lounges and 106 lavishly decorated bedrooms, which overlook the beautiful grounds. All differ in shape, style and décor, and come with thoughtful extras such as bathrobes, mineral water and Molton Brown toiletries.

The Richard Towneley Suite, a sympathetically restored former listed chapel with ornate stained glass windows, is ideal for exclusive meetings and wedding parties whilst the critically acclaimed Anderida Restaurant offers fine cuisine from locally sourced ingredients. Lighter meals are served in the drawing rooms and Fairway Brasserie. The Country Club offers pure relaxation with the indoor pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, 18-hole par 3 golf course and Revitalise Spa which offers a range of treatments.

Despite it's tranquil setting, Ashdown Park is conveniently located for Gatwick Airport, the Eurostar and London.

Need to Know


Check-in is at 3.00pm.


Check-out is at 11.00am.

Also Worth Knowing

Children's packages & tariffs

A variety of children’s packages & tariffs are available within the hotel to allow you to relax and enjoy your stay even more with packages that include full use of the swimming pool during the day when accompanied by an adult, complimentary tickets to the Ashdown Llama Park, complimentary entry to Drusillas Zoo – one child per paying adult, juice & cookies at bedtime, full English breakfast, optional extras (booking in advance is advisable), special Winnie the Pooh tea.

  • Ashdown's Tigger Tots for under-2s (complimentary)
  • Ashdown's little adventures for 2-12 years (£9 per day when sharing parents’ executive or above room)
  • Ashdown Forest Rangers for 13 to 16-year-olds (£15 per day when sharing parents’ executive or above room)

Babysitters are also available on request, plus extras for older-children packages.

Hotel Facilities
  • Digital Freeview television with radio and teletext
  • Personal safe
  • Trouser press
  • Luxurious en-suite bathroom with towelling bathrobes
  • Extensive selection of Molton Brown luxury toiletries
  • Small fridges available on request
  • Broadband Internet access

The Anderia Restaurant:

The Anderida Restaurant looks out onto the surrounding gardens.

Restaurant dress code:

Gentlemen wear a tie or dinner jacket to dinner.

Restaurant Opening times:

  • Breakfast: Weekday breakfast 7.00-9.30am, Sat breakfast 7.00-10.00am and Sunday breakfast 8.00-10.00am
  • Lunch: Mon to Sat lunch 12.00-2.00pm, Sunday lunch 12.30-3.00pm
  • Dinner: Sun to Thurs dinner 7.00-9.30pm, Fri and Sat dinner 7.00-10.00pm.

Hotel room service:

24 hours.

Late Bookings at Ashdown Park Hotel

Tariff at Ashdown Park Hotel

Guide price: Double room for two people per night including full English breakfast and VAT from £230 to £510.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

Contact Ashdown Park Hotel


Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row, Sussex, RH18 5JR


0808 163 9073


01342 824988



Elite Hotels

General Manager:

Ben Booker


For further information or queries please contact 0808 163 9073


Directions by road

From London - Leave the M25 at junction 6 and join the A22 (Eastbourne). Follow East Grinstead, stay on the A22 passing through Forest Row. Two miles after Forest Row, you will come to a set of traffic lights at Wych Cross, turn left for Hartfield at these traffic lights and you will find the hotel on the right, one mile from Wych Cross.

Directions by air

16 miles from London Gatwick Airport
Helipad grid reference - TQ 432/322

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Ashdown Park Hotel - nearby attractions

Ashdown Forest Llama Park

Enjoy a unique day out in the beautiful Ashdown Forest and experience stunning scenery. Learn about and interact with the friendly Llamas, Alpacas and Reindeer at the Ashdown Llama Park. Covering 30 acres of beautiful countryside, the park is located just off the A22, about 5 miles from Grinstead.

Sheffield Park Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world. Sheffield Park Station is the best point to join the Bluebell Railway. This is situated on the A275 East Grinstead - Lewes main road, about two miles north of its junction with the A272. The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park is well signposted with brown tourist direction signs from the A22 and A23 trunk roads. There is plenty of available parking at Sheffield Park as well as a Coach Park and Disabled Bays.

East Sussex Drusilla Park

Have a great family day out at one of East Sussex' top tourist attractions. Drusillas Park is an animal and child-friendly zoo in the country. It's a prefect escape for families and it is a great opportunity to get up-close and personal with a host of our furry and feathered friends. For opening times and prices please visit their website.

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Attracting visitors for over 400 years, the Historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells offers a diverse array of experiences, both old and new. Only 12 miles from the hotel, the spa town combines shopping, leisure activities and history with the many gardens, castles and historic houses, and ancient churches. The Seven Wonders of the Weald Pass will allow free entry to local attractions, please visit the Tunbridge Wells visitor site for more information.

Gardens of England in and around Ashdown Park

Garden lovers can enjoy Sheffield Park Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Sissinghurst and the Gardens of England which are all nearby.


Glyndebourne is one of the world's greatest opera houses and Glyndebourne Festival is a glorious summer celebration of the opera. 

Meetings at Ashdown Park Hotel

Day delegate rate: from £60 + VAT 
24-hour delegate rate: from £200 +VAT
Maximum number of delegates: 40 (boardroom style) 160 (theatre style)

Weddings at Ashdown Park Hotel

Nestled in the heart of a 186 acre estate in the Ashdown Forest, Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club is a magical and romantic location for a wedding. The glorious neo-Gothic listed mansion is surrounded by lakes, manicured lawns and woodland (complete with deer), creating an idyllic backdrop for wedding photographs.

The mansion retains the magnificence of a bygone era combined with the luxurious facilities of a modern hotel. Whether you are looking for somewhere grand or a little more informal, our choice of rooms and suites cater for all tastes. They range from a pretty licensed Summer House on the manicured lawns next to the lake, to the stunning restored former Chapel, with windows filled with beautiful stained glass.

Attention to detail is our byword, from superb cuisine and wines to our dedicated team of staff with a wealth of experience in creating the perfect wedding. We understand that every wedding is unique and no two celebrations are the same and that’s why we offer a range of inclusive or bespoke packages with you in mind.

Need to Know

Wedding Brochure

View Ashdown Park Hotel wedding brochure

Wedding Facilities
& Features

Richard Townley Suite - max. 150 guests

The Harry Clarke Suite provides a magnificent setting for lavish wedding banquets and receptions The John Haywood room is located below the Harry Clarke and is licensed for civil ceremonies. Also available to use is a private terrace and the option of using the Summer House with beautiful views across the lake.

Henry Smart & Lady Brassey Suite - max. 70 guests

The Lady Brassey Suite is beautifully decorated and will provide you with an outstanding setting for your special day. Following a Wedding Breakfast in the Lady Brassey, guests then return to the Henry Smart for their evening reception, complete with its private terrace.

Jacob Henniker & Richard de Wych Suite - between 16/40 max guests

If you are planning a more private celebration then the Jacob Henniker room is a perfect choice for your ceremony. The Richard de Wych suite is one of the most intimate rooms available and is suitable for a wedding breakfast.

Summer House

Situated on the lawns, the licensed Summer House is a wonderfully unique venue for your ceremony or drinks reception, and is a stunning backdrop for the perfect wedding day.

Wedding Menu

Please call 0808 163 9098 for more information.

Wedding Packages

Platinum Wedding Package

The Platinum wedding package has been put together with one thought in mind – total indulgence. This is where we have pulled out all the stops in designing the ultimate wedding celebration, one that will live just as long in the memories of your guests as it will for the Bride and Groom.

40 - 70 people
(suitable for weddings in the Lady Brassey, Jacob Henniker and Henry Smart Suites)

  • 2013 - £189 per person
  • 2014 - £194 per person

Gold Package

Our specially designed Gold package is the result of our many years experience of arranging spectacular weddings at Ashdown Park, and includes everything required to make this most special of days one to remember.

40 - 70 people
(suitable for weddings in the Lady Brassey, Jacob Henniker and Henry Smart Suites)

  • 2013 - £174 per person
  • 2014 - £179 per person

80 - 150 people
(suitable for weddings in the Richard Towneley Suite - converted Chapel)

  • 2013 - £189 per person
  • 2014 - £194 per person

Intimate Wedding Package

For wedding parties of up to 40 guests, we have designed the Intimate package to be more in tune with the mood created by a smaller number, and which we hope will allow you to spend more time with your guests and enjoy the day itself.

May we recommend one of our smaller venues, such as the Jacob Henniker, Lady Brassey, Laura Stafford or Richard de Wych Suites. Each one is beautifully appointed and has its own unique period atmosphere and, if you wish, can be decorated to match your own individual sense of style.

Allow our very special Intimate wedding package to prove beyond all doubt that when it comes to a truly romantic wedding, small is most certainly beautiful at Ashdown Park.

Minimum 10 guests

Civil Ceremonies

Ashdown Park is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Wedding Planning

Co-ordinating services are available.