Follow the winding, lavender-filled path from the front door of Baliffscourt Hotel, through 30 acres of private parkland and you’ll soon have sand from Climping Beach between your toes.

Bake in the unique medieval style architecture of this 1920s retreat. Stop and smell the roses in the inner courtyard, adventure through the underground passageway, or while away the day in the award-winning spa.

Take your time over the Sussex-sourced seasonal menus and end the day in four-poster bed, roll-top bath romance in one of the luxury appointed, individually designed bedrooms.

And most importantly, expect a welcome as warm as the open fires that cheer this special place.

View Bailiffscourt’s entry in the Good Spa Guide


Need to Know


Check-in is at 3:00pm


Check-out is at 11:00am


The elegant Tapestry Restaurant at Bailiffscourt Hotel with its medieval architecture, mullioned windows and tapestry-hung walls offers the perfect venue for a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner with a modern English cuisine that includes a fresh new interpretation of classic dishes.

During the summer months the rose-clad Courtyard provides an attractive and informal setting for light lunches and traditional afternoon teas.

The Spa

One of the most luxurious spas in the south of England, Bailiffscourt Spa was purpose-built to provide the finest contemporary health and relaxation facilities in stunning surroundings.

Built in the style of a Sussex barn with a dramatic exposed timber frame, the spa has received a prestigious design award for its architecture. The interior style and decor look to nature for inspiration with the contrasting textures of polished limestone and natural green oak, and expansive windows bringing the outdoors in to the beautiful indoor pool area.

The superb facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor pool and tennis courts, relaxation areas and calming treatment rooms, where our highly experienced therapists offer a wide range of body and beauty treatments using acclaimed Temple Spa products.

Exclusive Use

Max capacity: 75
Cost per night: From £15,500
Min cost per person: n/a


Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including full English breakfast and VAT from £269.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

What the Experts Say

“Wonderfully eccentric; a medieval manor house built in 1927. The spa is beautifully constructed in the style of a traditional Sussex barn, all exposed timber and polished limestone.”

Sussex Life



Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Climping Street, Climping, Nr. Arundel, Sussex, BN17 5RW.

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Sandy Goodman, Miranda and Pontus Carminger

General Manager

Chris Alger

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

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Sussex Spa Getaway with Bailiffscourt Hotel

A perfect way to spend three relaxing nights in Sussex..


Take your time with this fabulous escape to Bailiffscourt. Enjoy the calm and tranquillity of our 30 acres of private parkland, outstanding spa and maybe even take a stroll down to Climping beach before returning for a delicious dinner or full afternoon tea and three deeply luxurious night’s sleep.


What’s included?

Three nights accommodation in a Cosy room with a complimentary upgrade to a Climping Room

Full English and continental breakfast each morning

Two x three-course dinners created using the finest locally sourced ingredients*

One full afternoon tea**

One £200 spa treatment voucher ***


From £1,452 per night based on two people sharing a Climping or Climping Original room – other room categories available. Single occupancy rates from £1,302


Terms and conditions

* You choose which evenings you would like to book these two dinners

** You choose which day you would like to take your afternoon tea

*** You choose which day and which treatments you like to book during your stay

We recommend checking availability and booking spa treatments at the time of booking – one spa voucher per couple.

Available Sunday to Thursday subject to availability.


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Sandy Paws at Bailiffscourt Hotel

The paw-fect package for a luxury beach escape with your four-legged friend at Bailiffscourt


Dogs will be welcomed with plenty of treats and food as well as a ball thrower and tennis ball, for making the most of the great outdoors. There will be a ‘Ruff and Tumble’ drying coat to keep, making it nice and easy to dry off after a dip in the sea.


Humans can add a touch of romance to their stay with a delicious Bailiffscourt picnic hamper, with a bottle of locally made Sussex sparkling wine, to take out on a walk.


What’s included?

Overnight accommodation in a Climping Room with full English breakfast

A delicious three course dinner (for the humans) made using the finest, locally sourced ingredients

Doggie welcome kit including a bowl and mat, biscuits, tennis ball & ball thrower

‘Ruff and Tumble’ drying coat to take home

A pigs ear treat (for the dog)


From £500 per room based on a Climping or Climping Original room with one dog sharing with two adults – other room types available. Additional dogs charged at £30 per dog per night. Single occupancy from £430


Terms and conditions

Picnic for two with Sussex sparkling wine from £85 per couple

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Bailiffscourt and must be supervised at all times and owners are responsible for their dog and dog’s behaviour. We ask that dogs are kept on their leads in all public areas including the Courtyard and Rose Garden.

Please consider other guests and our wildlife and ensure your dogs are under control when letting them off the lead within our grounds.


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Book a house, exclusively at Bailiifscourt Hotel

Bailiffscourt is a hotel of bedrooms, perfectly formed, with the rooms set in charming houses and converted ancient buildings in private parkland

We have thirty-nine bedrooms set in thirty acres leading to Climping beach and many of these rooms are in separate houses behind their own front door.

Five of our buildings can be booked exclusively making them ideal for families and groups wanting to get away together this Winter without travelling too far. Our exclusive houses give you a private space to stay close, to reunite and to create memories within the comfort of a luxury hotel.


Choose from rooms that range from the medieval to the modern. Just ask when booking and we will find the setting that perfectly suits your style. Your stay includes a sumptuous English breakfast and you can order delicious snacks, lunch, cream tea and dinner from our restaurant – to enjoy in our beautiful and spacious grounds or to take as a picnic to the beach.

Court House – Four bedrooms

Coach House – Three bedrooms

Gate House – Five bedrooms

Oaks & Moats – These two buildings contain four bedrooms each and are side by side

All of these buildings are accessed by one, lockable front door and some of these rooms have space for an additional bed or cot, please contact us to discuss your wishes and we will do our best to make them come true.


What’s included?

Overnight accommodation with a sumptuous English breakfast

Full use of our spa facilities including our indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools

Terms and restrictions

Please note, our rooms are not suitable for self-catering


Terms and conditions

Subject to availability and standard booking terms & conditions apply.

We understand that you may need to move your booking due to concerns relating to COVID-19 and will be as flexible as we can in finding a date for you to visit that you are comfortable with.

The safety and wellbeing of our guests is of paramount importance to us and we have always maintained the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene throughout our hotels, spas and restaurants. Please click here to read the additional measures we have implemented across our hotels to keep you safe from the risks associated with COVID 19, and to keep within Government guidelines.

Our aim is for you to feel confident and comfortable visiting us and for us to provide somewhere beautiful for you to escape to.

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40 Winks

Cycle Electric Sussex with Bailiffscourt Hotel

To ensure an amazing 40 winks and to celebrate the 40 miles that join Ockenden Manor and Bailiffscourt – book our Cycle Electric Sussex and mention ’40 Winks’ at the time of booking to receive a complimentary Temple Spa ‘Sleep Kit’ (as if the fresh air and the exercise wasn’t enough to ensure a glorious night of zzzzzzzz!)

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By Road

Bailiffscourt is easily accessed from central London and all major South Coast routes. It is situated just off the A259 at Climping. Follow the signs for Climping Beach, and the hotel is a mile down this road on the right-hand side. The A259 coast road is easily reached from M27 / A27, A29, A24 and M23 / A23.

By Air

London Gatwick (LGW): 45 miles.

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Attractions Near Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Goodwood Racecourse

Goodwood has played host to the Sport of Kings for over 200 years.

From its tentative launch as a flat horseracing course for local officers by the third Duke of Richmond in 1802, to its colourful programme of events, fixtures, weddings and entertaining, Goodwood is one of Britain’s great estates and historic homes.

Arundel Castle

Set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle is the seat of The Dukes of Norfolk and has been open to visitors seasonally for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, each having its own unique place in history and is home to priceless works of art. Come and see paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour.

West Sussex

West Sussex has a wide range of scenery, including Wealden, Downland and coastal. It has a number of stately homes including Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark and also castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Over half the county is protected countryside, offering walking, cycling and other recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike.

Chichester is the county town and only city in West Sussex, with the largest towns being Crawley, Worthing and Horsham.

Goodwood Festival of Speed is a celebration of cars. This exciting weekend is held at the beautiful Goodwood House.

Longines Royal International Horse Show is one of the most important shows in the equestrian calendar. The show features some of the finest show jumping talent in the country, as well as a wide range of other equestrian disciplines.

Chichester Cathedral

For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester. Visitors encounter unique architecture spanning the centuries; ranging from original Norman features to the magnificent Victorian Spire. The Cathedral is especially famous for its art, both ancient and modern, with medieval carvings alongside world famous 20th Century artworks.

The Cathedral is open every day and all year with free entry. Free guided tours take place Monday to Saturday at 11.15am and 2.30pm. There are special trails for children too. Groups can book from a range of tours, and the Cathedral hosts many exhibitions, talks, lunchtime and evening concerts, plus a superb Cloisters Café and Shop.

Polo Events

St. Regis International Cup is an important day in the Polo calendar. Hosted in the beautiful South Downs Cowdray Park, this thrilling day attracts over 3,000 spectators.

Held at the stunning Cowdray Park, the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Semi Final is an exhilarating day of Polo in the beautiful South Downs.

The highlight of the Polo calendar is the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final. 18,000 people gather at Cowdray Park to watch the thrilling final match.

Weddings at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Bailiffscourt, set in 30 acres of grounds is an extraordinary fantasy in the form of a medieval manor put together with materials taken from all over the UK, dating back as far as the 13th Century.

Need to know

Facilities & Features

We have thirty-nine attractive bedrooms that all vary in style. Fourteen have four-poster beds and eight have open log fires. Our original 13th Century chapel located within the grounds may be hired for marriage blessings. Enjoy a glass of celebratory Champagne to toast your marriage in our beautiful Rose Garden, Courtyard, or in one of our intimate lounges.

Tapestry Restaurant – max 80 guests.

For your daytime wedding breakfast (or at any time of the day with exclusive use of the hotel) we can cater for a larger quantity of guests to attend your special day

Music Room – max 40 guests.

To accommodate for smaller parties. With its medieval architecture, mullioned windows and tapestry lined walls, it is the perfect romantic setting for your wedding ceremony.

Menu Options

The restaurant is renowned far and wide for its outstanding cuisine, accompanied by the finest wines. Our Head, Chef Russell Williams, can create all styles of menu from hot and cold buffets to a four-course gastronomic meal.


For the ultimate occasion, and if you would like an evening reception within the hotel you have the option to take exclusive use of the hotel for up to 140 guests. We also offer our 14 acre area for hire, where you can have as many as 300 guests in a marquee.

Civil Ceremonies

Bailiffscourt Hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Day delegate rate: from £60 + VAT
24-hour delegate rate: from £160 + VAT

Maximum number of delegates:
26 (boardroom style)
40 (theatre style)
28 (cabaret style)
80 (banqueting)
25 (u-shape)