Nature, and her far-reaching influence, is everywhere at Ockenden Manor. Nothing calms the mind and feeds the soul as a connection to nature does.

Set in nine acres of Sussex park and woodland, with uninterrupted views of Cuckfield Park, it’s impossible to stay here without doing so.

This is a hotel of two halves. Surround yourself in the Elizabethan glamour of oak panelled rooms and intricately stained-glass windows in this opulent manor house. Indulge in fine dining and breathe in the history.

Step into the 19th century walled garden and a 21st century architect’s dream awaits. The spa. The clean, modern lines of the contemporary extension are in stunning contrast with the surroundings of prime Sussex countryside. The magic continues. The spa is fed by the hotel’s own underground natural spring. There is only one thing on the agenda here – pampering and absolute relaxation. That’s it. Nothing more.

And relax…

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Need to Know


Check-in at 2:30pm.


Check-out at 11:00am.


The Michelin-starred Restaurant at overlooks the South Downs National Park. Local produce is used where possible.

Choose either fixed price menus or the seven course Tasting Menu.

The Spa

Spa Features

  • Walk-through rain shower
  • Indoor & outdoor linked swimming pool fed with its own natural spring water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Ice Fountain
  • Relaxation Room
  • High End Gym
  • Fitness Studio
  • Floatation tank

Spa opening times

Spa open from 7.00am-9.30pm weekdays and from 8.00am-9.00pm at weekends. Please note family swim times are between 10.00-11.00am and 3.30-5.00pm daily. Under 16s are not permitted to use the hot tub, Jacuzzi, Steam room or sauna.

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 180
Cost per night: between £5,000-£10,000
Min cost per person: Negotiable

Exclusive use of the hotel and grounds. Contact us with your requirements.


Guide price: Double room for two persons per night including English breakfast and VAT from £180-£640.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

What the Experts Say

“In less than an hour, visitors can escape the stresses of London and reach the tranquil grounds of this manor house set in nine acres of gardens. The hotel is well respected for its excellent spa facilities.”

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Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, Sussex, RH17 5LD.

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Sandy Goodman, Miranda and Pontus Carminger

General Manager

Adam Smith

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Babymoon Break with Jem + Bea

The ultimate break for mothers-to-be in need of some specialist TLC


Taking your bump on a babymoon has become a rite-of-passage for mothers-to-be in need of some well-earned care and attention – along with partner or friend you can indulge in a relaxing retreat in partnership with luxury maternity brand Jem + Bea. This pampering pre-baby break combines the extraordinary power of floatation therapy and a nurturing pre-natal massage, with a relaxing overnight stay. You will leave with the gift of a stylish Jem + Bea bag and a luxurious Elemental Herbology Tree of Life balm to enjoy at home. This is the ultimate baby-moon break for mothers-to-be looking to de-stress, relax and unwind before embarking on the next chapter….


What’s included?

  • One night’s accommodation for two people including Full English breakfast
  • Delicious three course dinner – prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients
  • Sports luxe style Jem + Bea Lola bag
  • Elemental Herbology Tree of Life balm – the ultimate multi-purpose balm
  • Pre-natal spa treatment – a remedial and calming massage developed especially for pregnancy
  • 30 minute Isopod Float, enabling you to float effortlessly and peacefully
  • Full use of the spa facilities and swimming pools


From £485 based on two people sharing a Cuckfield Room (double or twin) with single occupancy rates from £420. Upgrade to a Spa Suite (double or twin) for £555 for two, with single occupancy rates from £490.


Terms and conditions

Please note this package needs to be booked in advance and is subject to availability and we recommend booking spa treatments prior to arrival

Treatments included are for one person. Please note that in the event that the isopod floatation tank is unavailable due to essential maintenance, a 25 minute treatment will be offered instead.

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See the Light at Ockenden Manor

Whether you’re feeling exhausted, drained or just a little bit out of sorts, Ockenden Manor Spa’s new Light Technique treatments are the perfect therapy to address the stress..

Take a moment to regain your sense of inner peace and calm with our fabulous new Mind, Body and Soul Soother treatment, a unique approach that addresses both the physical and emotional issues that may affect your wellbeing with a combination of dynamic massage techniques – from Reiki to reflexology – tailoring each treatment to your emotional and physical concerns giving you clarity, energy and focus.

Followed by a delicious three course dinner and deeply luxurious night’s sleep.

Aimed at creating a deeper connection between your mind and body, you will leave us feeling hugely relaxed and with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose.


What’s included?

*One 120 minute Mind, Body and Soul Soother Treatment

One night’s accommodation including Full English and Continental breakfast in a Cuckfield Room

A delicious three-course dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients

Full use of the spa facilities and swimming pools


From £399


Terms and conditions

Price is for one person in a Cuckfield Room – other room categories are available, please enquire at time of booking.

*Our Ockenden Manor Mind, Body and Soul Soother is a completely personal wellness therapy that starts with a private consultation with one of our Light Technique trained therapists. This essential and in-depth consultation will provide the core of your individual treatment, enabling the therapist to address your physical and emotional wellbeing issues. Followed by a unique combination of intuitive massage (to the whole body and face), your treatment will finish with energising and balancing techniques using Reiki.

Please note this package needs to be booked in advance, is subject to availability and spa treatments must be booked prior to arrival.

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Ockenden Manor

Spa Break Getaway

Escape for a relaxing one night stay with dinner, full English breakfast included along with £25 per person towards a spa treatment of your choice…

Midweek Spa Break (Monday to Friday) includes:
• A delicious dinner in the Restaurant
• Overnight accommodation
• Full English breakfast
• £25 Spa vouchers towards the treatment of your choice
• Full use of the Spa facilities

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By Road

From London or Gatwick, take the M23 southwards and continue on the A23 in the direction of Brighton. Take the B2115 slip road signed Cuckfield Village three miles further on. Follow the road into Cuckfield itself and turn right in the row of shops into Ockenden Lane. The hotel is situated at the end of this road.

By Air

13 miles from London Gatwick Airport.

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Attractions Near Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Sussex’s Nyman Gardens

Set in the High Weald with splendid views, the garden is a series of experimental designs with spectacular planting and beauty all year. Both a horticulturalist’s dream and a peaceful country garden, it is easy to lose yourself in its intimate and surprising corners.

The house, transformed into a Gothic mansion in the 1920s, burnt down shortly after, leaving romantic ruins. The remaining rooms are unexpectedly charming, and filled with flowers from the garden as Anne Messel, Countess of Rosse had them.

Ancient woods beyond the garden dip into the valley, with walks among avenues, wild flowers, the lake and cascades.


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.

Sussex Events


In May, Cowdray Park in the glorious South Downs is home to the St. Regis International Cup. This exciting day of Polo attracts over 3,000 spectators each year.

One of the highlights in the Polo calendar is the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Semi Final. Held at the beautiful Cowdray Park, the event attracts around 5,000 people each year.

Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final is the climax of British Polo season. Over 18,000 people visit Cowdray Park in the South Downs to witness the exciting final match.

Longines Royal International Horse Show

Longines Royal International Horse Show is the official horse show of the British Horse Society. As one of the largest outdoor shows of the UK, it features an exciting blend of equestrian disciplines.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is best described as a huge motoring garden party. It’s an exciting summer weekend of cars, set in the beautiful Goodwood House.


Glyndebourne Festival is a chance to enjoy world-class opera in the magnificent location of Glyndebourne House.



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 Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

At Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, we strive to make your special day perfect in every way. With our home from home ambiance, we can create a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere for you and your guests.

From the moment you step in through our door we offer a complete wedding planning service – helping you with all the finer details. With our Michelin Starred Chef we can plan menu’s and accommodate all dietary requests. With our flexible but professional approach, you can be assured that your day will run smoothly without intrusion and at your pace.

Need to know

Facilities & Features

The Burrell Suite – max. 40 guests

Licensed for up to 40 guests and will accommodate Day Receptions for up to 40 Guests. It can be used for an evening reception for up to 80

The Drawing Room – max. 50 guests

Licensed for up to 50 guests. It can be used for a drinks reception for up to 80

The Restaurant – max. 150 guests

Licensed for up to 150 guests. It can seat 96 for a wedding breakfast and will accommodate 150 for an evening reception.

Menu Options

Please call Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa for more information.


We offer exclusive use from £7,000 (Inc. VAT). This includes all 28 bedrooms on a B&B basis and use of the hotel and grounds. We also can offer drinks receptions and day receptions only.

Civil Ceremonies

Ockenden Manor is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Day delegate rate: from £80
24-hour delegate rate: from £250

Maximum no. of delegates:
25 (boardroom style)
50 (theatre style)