Situated down a mile long private drive, through rolling Sussex countryside, is Gravetye Manor.

Grade 1* listed house built in 1598 and set in 1000 acres of parkland and gardens, famous for being created by William Robinson, arguably one of England’s greatest gardeners. Operating since 1958, it was one of the first country houses to open its doors as a hotel in Britain.

Today, it is the epitome of classic country house hospitality. From the refined yet sophisticated interiors, to the warmth and unparalleled service from the staff, to the magic of the gardens, both intimate and abundant. Dining in the wood panelled, Michelin starred restaurant is a highlight, with ingredients freshly sourced from their very own kitchen garden. A visit to Gravetye will enchant and delight the senses; hard to believe that this secluded haven of peace is only 20 minutes from Gatwick Airport (not on a flight path so no plane noise!) and an hour from Central London.

The 17 bedrooms and suites at Gravetye 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 our rooms are individually furnished, providing the highest standards of comfort.


View the Gravetye Manor entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know


Check-in at 2:00pm


Check-out at 11am

Also Worth Knowing

Gravetye Manor is ideally situated for: the opera at Glyndebourne, racing at Goodwood, showjumping at Hickstead and Antiques Fairs at the South of England Showground.

Gravetye Garden Tours

Private guided tours of the gardens can be organised by prior arrangement with our gardening team. For further information, please contact our reception team.

Beauty Treatments

The following treatments are available to guests in the privacy of their rooms: Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish Body Massage, Signature Spa Facial, Manicure and Pedicure. Further information and pricing available upon request.


Whether it is unhurried classical dining in our wood panelled restaurant, leisurely lunches in the garden or afternoon tea, the kitchen at Gravetye Manor produces some of the best food in the area. The use of local ingredients as well as the manor’s own produce ensures fresh seasonality. The 1.5 acre walled kitchen garden supplies the kitchen with fruit and vegetables throughout the year, as well as fresh eggs from 60 hens and water from a natural spring! Choose from Set Daily Menus, A La Carte or Tasting Menus. A less formal Bar Menu is also available in our public areas.

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 60
Cost per night: £20,000
Min cost per person:
Gravetye Manor can be hired exclusively for Weddings and Meetings. Please contact us with your requirements.


Double room for two people per night including full English breakfast and VAT from £260.00.



Gravetye Manor

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, Sussex, RH19 4LJ.




Jeremy & Elizabeth Hosking

Managing Director

Andrew Thomason



By Road

From M23, J10 East Grinstead, A264 The Dukes Head, B2028 towards Turner’s Hill. After Turner’s Hill take left fork for Sharpthorne, then take first left in to Vowels Lane. Gravetye is 1.5 miles on the right.

By Train

There is a regular service from London Victoria to East Grinstead (54 minutes). East Grinstead is an 8 minute taxi ride from Gravetye Manor. There is a permanent taxi rank at the station.

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Attractions Near Gravetye Manor

Famous Gardens & Historic Houses

With so many important gardens nearby, Gravetye Manor is a garden lover’s paradise! Choose from National Trust properties such as Nymans, Sheffield Park and Sissinghurst. Or privately run such as Borde Hill, High Beeches, Pashley Manor and Great Dixter. If historic houses are your thing, then Tudor history is alive and well only half an hour from Gravetye at Hever Castle, as well as the neighbouring Penshurst Place. The childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill, Chartwell, is also close by.


The Glyndebourne Festival (May-August) celebrates world-class music and theatre at its best and is a must for any opera over. Set in the Sussex countryside, it is recognised globally as one of the great opera houses.  Over the years, Gravetye has become the hotel of choice for those attending the festival. As a corporate member of Glyndebourne, Gravetye is in the unique position to source highly sought after tickets for guests. Our reception team would be delighted to assist with any enquiries.

The Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell is a heritage steam railway running through the glorious Sussex countryside with a station on Gravetye’s doorstep. As the name suggests, at the right time of year swathes of bluebells line the tracks. William Robinson (the horticulturalist who created the gardens at Gravetye) would throw bulbs from the moving train to encourage the flowers.

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.

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.

Weddings at Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor was built for a bride and 400 years later the air of romance is still unmistakable.

From the elegant and atmospheric interiors to the beautiful gardens and breath taking views, the setting alone provides the perfect backdrop for your special day, whatever the time of year. The hotel is pleased to offer exclusive use of the manor and gardens for up to sixty guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. An additional twenty guests are then welcome to attend an evening reception.

Our Michelin starred Head Chef George Blogg hopes to delight and enchant your guests with his seasonal menus using locally sourced produce. We are incredibly fortunate to have a two-acre walled Kitchen Garden, which during the summer months provides 95% of all fruit and vegetables we use in the kitchen, assuring you of the very freshest ingredients. The Bride & Groom will have the opportunity to attend a complimentary menu tasting and wine tasting to decide on a set menu for you and your guests ahead of the big day. Hire the manor exclusively and allocate each of our seventeen unique bedrooms to your close friends and family.

Wake up together in the beautiful Sussex countryside and enjoy a full English or Continental breakfast before departing.  Our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator can help you plan your bespoke Gravetye wedding. For further information please call 01342 810567 or email [email protected]

Need to know

Rooms & Rates

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 60

Prices start from £20,000


Gravetye Manor can be hired exclusively for Weddings and Meetings. Please contact us with your requirements.

Facilities & Features

Main Sitting Room

Weddings and Partnerships for up to 60 people can take place in this room. This room leads onto the terrace and overlooks the formal gardens. In the evening the room can be used for live music or a disco. This option is only available with Exclusive Use of the hotel.

Main Restaurant

The dining room comfortably seats 60 people for a sit down meal. This option is only available with Exclusive Use of the hotel.

Menu Options

We have a substantial variety of menus on offer; please contact our Event Co-ordinator for further details.


Prices start from £20,000. Rate includes all 17 bedrooms on a B&B basis, VAT and use of the hotel and grounds. Please contact our events team for a detailed quote.

Civil Ceremonies

Gravetye Manor is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Gravetye Manor

Day delegate rate: from £100
24-hour delegate rate: from £350

Secluded in 1000 acres of Sussex Countryside yet only 12 miles from Gatwick Airport, Gravetye Manor is the ideal setting for those important meetings requiring discreet yet luxurious surroundings. The wood panelling and beautiful furnishings don’t make for a run of the mill conference room. But with plenty of natural daylight, high speed fibre optic broadband and air conditioning, the combination of 21st century technology and authentic country house atmosphere are perfectly taken care of.

Private Sitting Room

Dimensions: 5.5m x 4.25m

This room comfortably seats 15 in a board room style and may be reserved throughout the year.

A conference phone, Wi-Fi access, photocopying facilities, projector and screen along with flip charts and paper are available free of charge. Televisions and DVD players can be organised with notice.

Main Sitting Room

Dimensions: 9m x 5.5m

Another wood panelled room comfortably seating 17 in a boardroom layout. 25 theatre style or left informally 15.

Private Dining Room

To ensure seclusion and privacy during mealtimes, this room comfortably seats 16. We offer the Daily Lunch and Dinner Menu within our delegate rates with the option to upgrade to our A La Carte Menu and Tasting Menus. At lunch time a light meal or buffet can be prepared should it be preferred to a full meal.

Exclusive Use of the property for meetings is available. Price on enquiry