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…

View Ockenden Manor’s entry in the Good Spa Guide


Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm.


Check-out at 11:00am.


The award-winning Restaurant at overlooks the South Downs National Park. The finest locally sourced ingredients are used to create a delicious menu and the wine list includes an impressive selection of Sussex wine

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: from £11,500
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.”

Evening Standard



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

Cycle Electric Sussex – 3 nights

Enjoy the best of Sussex on board a top of the range e-bike with this three-night tour, created in partnership with cycling specialists Cycling for Softies.


Expect peaceful lanes through charming countryside, easy riding along riverside and coastal paths and some spectacular scenery around the South Downs National Park, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy a well earned rest at our hotels in between cycling.


Day 1 – Arrive at Ockenden Manor, Cuckfield

Make your own way to Ockenden Manor in the early afternoon to settle in and head to the Spa. Indulge in a delicious dinner in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, enjoy a deeply comfortable night’s sleep ready for your cycling adventure to begin in the morning. (Arrive early so you can enjoy a quick practise spin before checking in – please request this in advance)


Day 2 – Cycle Ockenden Manor to Bailiffscourt, Climping – Distance: 40mi/64km

Enjoy breakfast at leisure at Ockenden Manor before checking out. Set off aboard your e-bike for a ride to the coast and arrive at Bailiffscourt for dinner and another fine night’s sleep. The route takes you through Sussex countryside and uses a long stretch of the Downs Link cycle route along the banks of the river Adur, perfect for an easy ride. On the way to the coast you will pass Bramber castle and the South Downs before hugging the coastline for the remainder of the ride. Stopping for an ice cream is optional but recommended!


Day 3 – Cycle Bailiffscourt to The Spread Eagle, Midhurst – Distance: 25mi/40km

After checkout, it is time to leave the coast and make your way to Midhurst. Our route takes you to the impossibly picturesque Arundel Castle, before crossing the South Downs with the help of your e-bikes. On the other side of these marvellous hills the ride passes through gorgeous countryside and quaint hamlets. Arrive in Midhurst with time to look around and settle in before a well-deserved and slap-up supper and well-earned rest at The Spread Eagle, one of the oldest coaching inn’s in the UK.


Day 4 – Departure Day

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before hopping into a taxi back to Ockenden Manor, where it all began..


What’s included?

3 days e-bike hire, GPS routes and support from local destination manager

Luggage transferred between hotels

One night’s accommodation in a Cuckfield Room at Ockenden Manor

One night’s accommodation in a Climping Room at Bailiffscourt

One night’s accommodation in a Classic Room at The Spread Eagle

Three course dinner at Ockenden Manor

Three course dinner at Bailiffscourt

Three course dinner at The Spread Eagle

Taxi transfer from The Spread Eagle to Ockenden Manor on the final morning


From £979.00 per person, based on two people sharing a room.



Terms and conditions

Please ask us about adding extras such as a tour & tasting at a Sussex vineyard en route, spa treatments to relieve any aches and pains, afternoon tea or additional night’s accommodation (with or without e-bikes)

Package is subject to room and bike availability and is suitable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, is relatively healthy and happy to explore under their own steam.

Please book at least 7 days prior to arrival – arrival day can be any day of the week

Please note the legal minimum age for use of an e-bike in the UK is 14 years. Kids stay free on a B&B basis when sharing a room with adults, with meals charged as taken. E-bike hire charges apply as appropriate for kids.

Full pre-payment required and alternative room categories are available on request.

Do talk to us about your arrival and departure travel arrangements – we are happy to help.

We recommend booking Spa Treatments in advance



Available until 28/09/2021

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Travel less, stay longer, slow down at Ockenden Manor

Now is the time to escape your four walls for a bit of indulgence. Stay a while and take a moment to refresh and recharge.

Sussex has so much to offer and this year, more than ever before, is the time to explore the English countryside.


We have 28 bedrooms and eight acres of private garden surrounding the hotel. Our six Junior Spa Suites have roof terraces, while the two interconnecting bedroom Master Timothy Suite proves popular with families.

And the longer you stay, the greater the value. We will apply the following savings to your room rate:

Book and stay for 2 nights = 10%

Book and stay for 3 nights = 20%

Book and stay for 4 nights = 25%

Book and stay for 5 nights or more = 30%

All our rates include a sumptuous full English breakfast and you can enjoy snacks, available throughout the day, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.


Do talk to us and let us know what you are looking for, we will be happy to describe each room and find the best fit for your holiday. Please note we are not set-up for self-catering.


If you choose to book online and we will automatically apply these discounts to your stay – you will see the savings in your reservation confirmation


Terms and conditions

Please note these savings apply to reservations on bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast packages only for stays between 4th January and 23rd December 2021 (excluding key dates)

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.

Available until 21/12/2021

Call now to book
Ockenden Manor

A Glass of Sussex

Relish the flavours of Sussex with a trip to an award-winning vineyard and a visit to Ockenden Manor.

Explore the best of the local Sussex vineyards before settling in with a pre-dinner glass of Sussex sparkling wine followed by a delicious three course dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients and a deeply comfortable night’s stay.


What’s included?

Tour & Tasting at a local Sussex vineyard of your choice*

A bottle of Bolney Sussex sparkling wine beautifully presented in a box with two glasses to keep as a memento of your trip

Pre-dinner glass of Sussex sparkling wine each

Three course dinner at Ockenden Manor, prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients

One night’s accommodation including full English and continental breakfast

Full use of our award-winning spa with indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool


A Glass of Sussex at Ockenden Manor is from £391 based on two people sharing a Cosy room, other room categories available


Terms and conditions

Please note this package is unavailable during harvest which may differ between the vineyards, please ask the team and we will advise.

*Choose a visit to one of the following vineyards: Ridgeview Wine Estate, Bolney Vineyard, Bluebell Vineyard, Wiston Estate, Rathfinny Estate or Albourne Estate and we will make the arrangements – please note availability may vary as the vineyards adjust to their new normal

Please note this package needs to be booked in advance and is subject to availability – transport is not included but can be arranged on request.

Call now to book



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)