The South Lodge Victorian country-house hotel is set amongst acres of woodland and parkland in Horsham, West Sussex. The neo-Jacobean 5-star hotel is part of the Pride of Britain Hotels and the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collections. Housed in an elegant ivy-covered manor that dates from the 19th century, this luxury hotel is less than five miles from Nymans garden and less than 10 miles from central Crawley.
The hotel is on the edge of High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a mosaic of small farms, woodlands, historic parks, sunken lanes and ridge-top villages -- perfect for ramblers to explore the area.
Once the family home of a noted Victorian botanist, the hotel's grounds are home to hundreds of camellias and rhododendrons, and the 2-AA-Rosette Camellia Restaurant is named accordingly. The restaurant uses fresh vegetables from the hotel's walled kitchen garden and uses local Sussex produce.
The 6-course tasting-menu dinner is in the Pass Restaurant which has a Michelin star. Guests can have an exclusive gourmet Chef's Table experience with head chef Matt Gillan, who has appeared on "Saturday Kitchen" with celebrity chef James Martin.
For more informal dining or an afternoon tea, try the Georgian Bar & Lounge, which also offers al fresco dining. There's also a restored Victorian wine cellar. All wines are available by the glass and guests can purchase a "decanting card".
There are 89 rooms in total and some have views of the grounds, 4-poster beds, balconies and roll-top baths. Every bedroom has handmade mattresses, hand-finished duvets and a pillow menu.
Other facilities at the hotel include tennis, croquet, archery and clay-pigeon shooting. Nearby you can try horse riding, or golf at Mannings Heath.
From the press:
[The] "Camellia Restaurant combines breathtaking views over the South Downs with a repertoire of modern British cooking that has a strong commitment to local supplies" -- The Caterer
"High Weald is epitomized by gentle hills, sunken country lanes and somnolent villages as well as some of England’s most beautiful gardens" -- Rough Guides
by Krystina Mitchell
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Pet fee: GBP 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 25.00 per day
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
The resort fee includes:
Fitness center access
Business center/computer access
In-room bottled water
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The hotel is just off the A281 on the edge of High Weald. It is a 10-minute drive from Horsham train station and trains from London Victoria or London Bridge take up to 1 hour 30 minutes.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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