Peace and tranquillity prevail at Gravetye Manor. Whether it's reading a good book in front of the fire, a gentle stroll in the garden or something a little more vigorous, there is still plenty to do and see in and around the Manor. Click below to download our 'Things to do and see' brochure or keep reading...
2016 Local Events
The following documents outline a selection of fantastic events taking place at historic houses, gardens and local attractions surrouding Gravetye in 2016:
Blossom & Jasmine 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. For further information and pricing please contact our reception team on 01342 810567.
We have planned some wonderful walks in the local area, ranging from 30 minutes to over 4 hours. Wellies are available for all!
William Robinson's playground, where local children used to dance on his birthday and still do to commemorate his special day, is a great spot for fun croquet. The location and view make it a wonderful place to enjoy a game with family and friends.
Individual deer stalking can be organised by prior arrangement on the Gravetye Estate. Please speak to our reception team for further details.
Gravetye boasts a beautiful 3 acre lake for fly fishing, brown and rainbow trout. Regretably fishing is not possible at present due to work being carried out by the Forestry Commission. We are confident the fly fishing will resume very soon.
The atmosphere at Utopia Spa is one of pure tranquillity, with marble and granite designs, subterranean plunge pools, domed ceilings and Grecian columns. Only 5 minutes by car from Gravetye Manor.
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, founded in 1888, is ranked by Golf World as one of the top 100 clubs in the British Isles. Within a 20 minute drive of Gravetye, speak to our reception team during your stay to receive preferential rates.
Bluebell Railway - 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 himself would throw bulbs from the moving train to encourage the flowers.
The area boasts some fine game shooting in the Winter. Our reception team will be happy to assist if you have any questions.
6500 acres of High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside. Also known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh. Visit the famous Pooh Bridge near the village of Hartfield, only 15 minutes by car from Gravetye Manor.
With notice we are able to arrange hacks on the Ashdown Forest. Please contact our reception team for further information.
Sussex Polo - A professional and welcoming club. Ideal for players wanting high standards of low goal polo or to learn to play in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere all year round. Only a 10 minute drive from Gravetye Manor.
The Glyndebourne Festival (May-August) celebrates world-class music and theatre at its best. In the world of opera, Glyndebourne is unique. Set in the Sussex countryside, it is nevertheless recognised globally as one of the great opera houses. For further information and tickets, visit our dedicated Glyndebourne page
Whether it be the Goodwood Revival, Glorious Goodwood or the Festival of Speed, Gravetye is the ideal base for all that Goodwood has to offer. Journey time to is approximately 75 minutes.
Hickstead is synonymous with showjumping. As host to the British Grand Prix and the only Nations Cup competition in the British Isles, it is the home of British showjumping. Located only 35 minutes by car from Gravetye.
Several Antiques fairs take place during the year at the South of England Show Ground, Ardingly. – 5 miles from Gravetye. Details can be found by clicking here.