Bailiffscourt Hotel in Sussex is an architectural fantasy, a medieval manor built in the 1930s at immense cost to satisfy a caprice of the late Lord Moyne, from materials dating as far back as the 13th century.
Bailiffscourt has a unique atmosphere and a captivating charm. Just a five minute walk through the grounds to one of the most natural, unspoilt beaches in West Sussex.
Its 39 bedrooms are luxuriously furnished, many with four-poster beds, oak beams and log fires. Many bedrooms are located in original thatched cottages.
Bailiffscourt Hotel Christmas & New Years Eve 2013
Christmas Eve: Tuesday 24th December
After a warm welcome, enjoy afternoon tea, Champagne and sparkling wine by a cosy log fire in our lounges. Spend the afternoon your way, whether playing traditional board games or sampling the spa’s facilities. Pampering beauty treatments are available, and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
After a Champagne reception accompanied by carol singers, we will be serving a relaxed Christmas Eve buffet in our candlelit dining rooms. We arrange transport for anyone wanting to attend Midnight Mass at Climping Parish Church, with mulled wine and warm mince pies ready on your return.
Christmas Day: Wednesday 25th December
Start this special day with a full English breakfast in our dining room or in your room, before unwrapping presents and strolling in the grounds, or along Climping Beach. Champagne, kir royale and canapés will be served before our traditional Christmas Day luncheon with all the trimmings, which includes wines carefully selected by our restaurant manager.
After lunch you might like to watch the Queen’s speech, play board games or even snooker, darts or table football. In the evening a light buffet supper can be taken either by candlelight in our Medieval Tapestry Restaurant or in the snug comfort of the lounges
Boxing Day: Thursday 26th December
After you have enjoyed a leisurely breakfast, why not relax with a treatment or a swim inour luxury Spa. Do book treatments in advance as they book up quickly. Lunch is available and should be booked separately, then during the afternoon you can explore the grounds, stroll through historic Chichester, Arundel or visit the beautiful South Downs.
A Champagne and canapé reception, accompanied by our Spanish guitarist, leads you gently into the gastronomic treat of our Gala Dinner in the candlelit restaurant. Please be aware that bookings of six or less may be accommodated on party tables of up to ten guests.
Friday 27th December
After a farewell country house breakfast you can wend your way home with happy memories of a wonderful stay at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa
New Years Eve Break
New Year’s Eve: 31 December – Party Night
Following your arrival, spend your afternoon playing board games, exploring the grounds or being pampered in our award-winning spa. Treatments are additional, and we advise booking in advance as they are understandably popular.
The evening begins with a Champagne and canapé reception. Then a ﬁve-course gourmet dinner will be served in our candlelit restaurant. Black tie is preferred, but not compulsory. After dinner our resident DJ will soon have you on your feet and dancing well into the New Year.
New Year’s Day: 1 January 2014
After a well-deserved lie-in, join the manager and other guests and spa members in our annual New Year’s Day swim in the sea – a bracing but exhilarating experience! Your reward for your bravery – or even if you have stayed snug in bed – is a fantastic traditional English breakfast.
After breakfast your brief but memorable stay with us will be at an end, unless you would like to stay for New Year’s Day luncheon or book further nights at a special rate.
Staying Two or More Nights
During the afternoon you can take the traditional New Year’s Day walk on Climping Beach, or visit local towns and attractions. Our spa will also be open if you’d like another treatment or a swim in warmer waters.
Whatever you do, we hope you are relaxed and ready for evening dinner in our candlelit restaurant.