Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Cuckfield, Sussex

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The gardens of England are world famous, and nowhere could be better located for visiting many of the finest and most memorable than the luxury Ockenden Manor, in the heart of West Sussex.

This lovely Elizabethan manor house is itself set in nine acres of gardens, with far-reaching views over the South Downs. This luxury hotel is tucked away down a quiet, winding lane in the unspoiled and charming village of Cuckfield. Ockenden Manor is perfectly situated for touring the great gardens of Sussex and Kent, from Leonardslee and Nymans to Wakehurst and Sissinghurst. Chartwell and Hever Castle are also within easy reach. The great open spaces of the South Downs attract horse riders, golfers and walkers, or those whose idea of perfect sightseeing is drifting in a hot-air balloon.

Less active pastimes could include antique-hunting in Cuckfield or the famous ‘Lanes’ of Brighton, with total indulgence in the village’s beauty salon as another option. Dining in Ockenden’s splendidly panelled Michelin-starred restaurant, which is both welcoming and elegant, makes the perfect end to the day.

Set within the walled gardens at Ockenden Manor is a brand new luxury Spa with stunning views across a tranquil wooded valley. The facilities offered to you are an indoor/outdoor linked swimming pool, sauna, steam room, rain shower, Ispod, hot tub, gym, treatment rooms and relaxation room.

View Ockenden Manor’s entry in the Good Spa Guide

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 £190-£415.

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929



Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, Sussex, RH17 5LD.




Sandy Goodman, Miranda and Pontus Carminger

General Manager

Adam Smith

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

Ockenden Isopod

The Silent Treatment

Take time to be quiet and achieve the ultimate state of relaxation in the Isopod


We have combined these thoughts with an overnight stay to give you the opportunity to rebalance and reconnect


What’s included?

  • One night’s accommodation including Full English and Continental breakfast
  • An Awakening Floatation Treatment for one which includes: a personal consultation, 30 minute Isopod session and a 45 minute Five Element Hot Oil Acupressure Scalp Massage and a lifestyle prescription
  • Full use of the spa facilities and swimming pools


From £294

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Inclusive Packages

Ockenden Gresham

Sussex Style with Gresham Blake

Dress to impress with a bespoke suit from Gresham Blake..


Your Sussex Style experience starts with a personal consultation in Gresham Blake’s London store with a glass of the award-winning Sussex based Ridgeview sparkling wine, at a time and date to suit you. You will be measured and talked through the range of cloths and styles available to find the perfect look for you.


Your vision will then bought to life with a made-to-measure suit and when you arrange your visit to Gresham Blakes’s Brighton store for the fitting you will enjoy a truly indulgent stay at Ockenden Manor with a glass of Ridgeview on arrival followed by delicious three course dinner created using the finest Sussex ingredients, and a ‘Tailored to You’ treatment, designed especially for this partnership by Elemental Herbology to help aches and pains melt away.


What’s included?

  • One tailor-made two-piece Gresham Blake suit
  • A glass of Ridgeview sparkling wine during your initial consultation
  • One nights accommodation including Full English and Continental breakfast at Ockenden Manor
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category
  • A glass of Ridgeview sparkling wine at the hotel
  • A delicious three course dinner in the hotel restaurant
  • One Elemental Herbology ‘Tailored for You’ treatment
  • Full use of the spa facilities and swimming pools


From £1,069

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Last Minute Getaways

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)

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