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Ockenden Manor Spa Hotel in Cuckfield, West Sussex

Published on November 24, 2018 by admin

Ockenden Manor Spa Hotel – A Charming, Elizabethan House in Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

  • Ockenden Manor Spa in Sussex
    Ockenden Manor Spa in Sussex

from £109 per night

Experience peace and tranquility at Ockenden Manor Spa, only one hour’s drive from central London. Book your spa break today at this stylish retreat. Find special offers, spa deals & breaks!



About the Ockenden Manor Spa

The Ockenden Manor Spa is a recent addition to the hotel with a contemporary atmosphere. There is both an indoor and outdoor swim-through pool, making it perfect for a romantic break for couples.

Ockenden Manor Spa Hotel Details

There are 28 rooms available with free WiFi, room service, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs. There are older rooms full of character and also more modern contemporary rooms available. All rooms are en suite with individual furnishings and four-poster beds.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room/hammam
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Riding
  • Pets allowed


  • Overnight spa break: from £119.50 per person
  • Spa day: from £109 per person


This is an Elizabethan manor house in the pretty village of Cuckfield, one of the prettiest Tudor villages in England. The manor is set on nine acres of grounds with views over West Sussex and the South Downs – the perfect setting for country walks.


This Ockenden Manor Spa is three miles from how Beech Hurst Gardens and Borde Hill Garden. Also, Ouse Valley Viaduct and Haywards Heath Golf Club are six miles away.


You can access Haywards Heath rail service with a 10-minute drive and access connections to London and Brighton. Ockenden Manor is only an hour from London and 20 minutes drive from Gatwick.

Food & drink

restaurant at Ockenden where the award-winning head chef Stephen Crane mixes innovation and tradition while using ingredients that have been locally sourced. The restaurant overlooks the Manor’s nine acres of gardens. Breakfast is included in your stay and can be cooked fresh to order. You can relax after your meal in the elegant sitting room.

Style & character at the Ockenden Manor Spa Hotel

This house feels very traditional with a modern edge. There is an elegant drawing room, oak panelled bar, cosy log fire, Burrell Room for private dining and a recently decorated extended restaurant. The spa is set in a contemporary building with an airy and natural feel.

Service and facilities

Friendly and professional service.

Access for guests with disabilities?

The spa suites are not disabled rooms but suitable for people with restricted mobility. They are spacious, accessible by lift and have walk-in showers.


Yes, children are welcome and there are free cribs for infants.


Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5LD



  • 5 star ratingFantastic Hotel in lovely Area Had the most relaxing overnight break . Hotel is full of character a roaring fire in reception greeted us Yes . The lounge had the most beautiful Xmas tree . It’s all higgledy piggledy absolutely beautiful lounge, dining & bar rooms off hallway . Staff are friendly, helpful & make you feel welcome . There a bar and after our delicious meal we squeezed in coffee, petit four and a liquer but even though the staff turned in, he said the night porter would happily serve any more drinks if needed . It’s set in rolling Sussex countryside & although we didn’t have time to explore, the town just within a minutes walk looked so perfect . This is somewhere I think you could easily spend a week . A lovely part of Sussex .
    The Spa was equally as enjoyable . An Eco building lots of glass . The lounging areas surround the main pool from up high a very nice feel to it . Lovely and clean , staff wonderful ( apart from the lady who replaces & keeps things clean she was a bit ruffled each time I came across her it was as if people shouldn’t mess up her towels or use the loos ) our hours facial was sublime ! This is not a cheap and cheerful Spa . It is absolutely worth every penny though . One niggle m, during the afternoon children have access to the pool with parents . It is a big pool and I get this is a member only perk . Did spoil it a bit as you can hear them whilst you’re trying to enjoy the tranquility. I love kids, have several and grand children too . NOT appropriate in a Spa . It’s onky between 3-5 I think but still inappropriate. It may put me off going to the Spa again but not the hotel . Again cannot stress enough how professional courteous & welcoming all the staff are . Quality of food too very high . Rooms also lovely .

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  • 4 star ratingRelaxing Weekend Break We stayed for a long weekend in the room called 'Victoria' which has a four poster and a lovely view over the lawns and trees. The bed was very comfortable, and the room very well heated. One window opens which is always a plus. There is a lovely roll top bath, but the only shower is an over the bath hand-held one. This wasn't an issue for us as we showered in the Spa.
    The Spa is very good, great in/out pool, an indoor and outdoor hot tub and steam and sauna rooms, plus various showers.
    The changing room (ladies) was very good, with a private changing room, several showers and lots and lots of clean towels and robes and flip flops. (I hate when Spas give you one towel and expect it to last the whole time).
    In the Spa there are lots of water fountains and tea and coffee machines too.
    Our treatments were mixed, I felt my masseuse was very nice and friendly but not massively skilled compared to some. My husband had a brilliant massage though, so luck of the draw... He also liked the flotation tank. The skincare products they used smelled wonderful.
    Back to the hotel itself, the staff were very friendly and service was good, in the reception and the restaurant, and room service. The ambience is country house, cosy and comfy rather than high-end swish.
    The food is good quality, but we did find the menu very rich for us, as we were staying 3 nights, we began to long for some freshness. Dishes are very heavy on cream and rich sauces, delicious but need more vegetables or fresh flavours of some kind to cut through it. Desserts were very good. Breakfast good too, and they were able to supply gluten free bread and almond milk.
    Rooms are either in the main house or in the new spa block, either way there is walk of about 50m between them, which could be better lit at night. They have ample large umbrellas which were useful as we had a wet weekend.
    The hotel is right in Cuckfield, which is a swanky little village with some high end boutiques.

    Overall we had a very relaxing weekend, just what we needed. Would return but due to the food probably not for such a long stay, or would do B&B only and eat elsewhere more of the time.

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  • 5 star ratingLovely spa day and afternoon tea Speant the day in the spa with my Mum after two days walking on the South Downs. Really lovely outdoor heated pool, steam and sauna.Had a relaxing massage from Amy and a delicious afternoon tea in the main hotel by a lovely open fire. My Mum and I had such a nice day - everything was perfect and so relaxing. The staff were lovely all the way through the day and all of the cakes & sandwiches delicious. What a treat!

    Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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  • 5 star ratingComfy, Homely A lovely well appointed room - considering its also dog friendly, overlooking the garden. Excellent bar with a stunning wine list - and local fizz too. A great simple menu with a very well made souffle!

    Great Spa with an inside/outside heated pool so you can swim under the stars - or in the rain! Lovely little town too with a very impressive church. Recommended...

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