Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5LD

From £149.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

When your mind and body are desperate for a getaway, the stylish Ockenden Manor matches all of your criteria and then some. Set amid eight acres of tranquil West Sussex countryside, this former Elizabethan manor house is as elegant as it gets. From the moment you walk through the door, your tensions will start to fade into the distance.

An ivy-clad, quintessentially English getaway full of history and charm, there’s an elegant sitting room warmed by a roaring fire and a cosy, wood-panelled bar that makes a great place for evening cocktails. And all this fine, country living is less than an hour from London.

You’ll want to explore the local area while you’re here, starting perhaps with some retail therapy in Haywards Heath. Take a ride back in time on the fabulous Bluebell Railway, savour the exquisite greenery at Borde Hill Gardens and soak up some history at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. And if you have a head for heights, check out the views from Brighton’s i360.

There are 28 wonderfully comfortable bedrooms at Ockenden Manor, so an overnight stay represents a major temptation. There’s a highly rated gym to be enjoyed here, and the glorious spa is home to eight peaceful treatment rooms. And your inner foodie will surely fall in love with the award-winning restaurant that’s waiting to wow you.

Popular Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Rainforest experience shower fed with its own natural spring water
  • Scented steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Ice fountain
  • Floatation tank
  • Relaxation rooms
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Fitness studio
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Private dining
  • Elegant sitting room
  • Peaceful gardens and parkland views

Packages

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That Fabulous Friday Feeling Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 60 minutes
  • Decadent three course lunch in our award-winning hotel restaurant
  • Glass of sparkling Ridgeview wine
  • Complimentary tea and coffee in the spa
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £210.00 per person

Southdowns Sunset Spa Evening

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • Two course dinner in our Hotel Restaurant
  • A glass of sparking wine in our outdoor hot tub
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Use of spa facilities
  • Arrival from 4.30pm
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From £149.00 per person

Sunrise Spa Morning

  • 1 treatment, up to 60 minutes
  • Delicious smoothie on arrival
  • Two course lunch in our award-winning Restaurant
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Use of spa facilities
  • Arrival from 9am
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From £165.00 per person

Spa'fternoon Tea

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • Full afternoon tea with a glass of fizz in the hotel
  • Use of spa facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at the spa from 12pm - Tea in the hotel at 3pm
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From £169.00 per person

1 Night Mini Spa Revitalise Break

  • Overnight accommodation in a Double Cosy Room
  • £50 per person spa voucher towards a pre-booked treatment of your choice
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Full English breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £177.50 per person

1 Night Spa Break Getaway

  • Overnight accommodation in a Double Cosy Room
  • £25 per person spa voucher towards a pre-booked treatment of your choice
  • Three course dinner in our award-winning restaurant
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £190.00 per person

Revive Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 90 minutes
  • Lunch served in the hotel
  • Glass of Ridgeview Estate sparkling wine or soft drink
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Use of spa facilities
  • Arrive from 9am
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From £235.00 per person

New Beginnings Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, 120 minutes
  • Lunch served in the hotel
  • Glass of Ridgeview Estate sparkling wine (or soft drink of your choice)
  • Complimentary teas and coffees
  • Use of spa facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrival from 9am
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From £260.00 per person

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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
Length of pool15m
Dual treatment roomsYes
No. of treatment rooms8
Max no. in group6
Lockers availableYes
Product houseElemental Herbology, Electric Body and OPI
Dress for lunchYes in the restaurant - No in the spa
Spa Accessible accessYes
Additional InformationChildren's swim times: 10am - 11am and 3.30pm - 5pm
Minimum age16
Local attractionsBorde Hill Gardens, Nymans House and Gardens, Bolney Wine Estate, Ridgeview Estate, Wiston Estate (tours and tastings available), Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, Hickstead Show Jumping, 500 Acre Wood & Pooh Corner, Tulley’s Farm and Bluebell Railway
No. of bedrooms28
Check-in time15:00
Use facilities before check in timeNo
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessDisabled lift in the spa
Car parkingComplimentary
Pets welcomeYes, £30 per night

Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Rainforest experience shower fed with its own natural spring water
  • Scented steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Ice fountain
  • Floatation tank
  • Relaxation rooms
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Fitness studio
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Private dining
  • Elegant sitting room
  • Peaceful gardens and parkland views

The Spa & Wellness at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

The recipe for unrivalled bliss? You’ll find it here. Ockenden Manor’s luxurious spa has all the ingredients for a truly one-of-kind spa experience. 

Nestled within Ockenden Manor’s 19th century walled glorious parkland, the spa’s design is dramatic, contemporary and cubist - a real contrast to the ivy-clad, grey-stone historic hotel. Yet with floor-to-ceiling glass bringing the outside-in and a natural design aesthetic, the spa compliments its garden surroundings to perfection. 

Check in, chill out, then let the pampering commence. You’ll pad about this light and airy space, encased in the luxury of your fluffy robe and slippers. Succumb to sheer indulgence with a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool. A clever swim-through feature lets you paddle outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. But will you choose to have a warm, luxurious spa bath inside, or out in the garden? Decisions, decisions. 

Flit between the dry heat of the sauna and the scented air in the steam room, but make sure you make time for a trip to the rainforest. Ockenden Manor’s incredible experience shower is fed by its own natural spring to leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Then it’s time for a deep dive into euphoria with a signature Ockenden Manor treatment. There’s a whole suite of rooms dedicated to soul-soothing, body-beautifying, head-clearing rituals, including an Isopod flotation tank for total muscle relaxation and utter escapism. 

Treatments are offered in partnership with Elemental Herbology, which uses principles of traditional Chinese medicine to help you find your zen. Or go for something that uses the reiki-based Light Technique, developed by renowned holistic wellness expert Katie Light.

And to make sure you float out looking just as good as you feel, there’s a whole menu of beauty treats to give you that perfect finishing touch.

The Gym & Fitness at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Nailing your fitness goals is easy when you’re soaking up the stunning surroundings of the spa at Ockenden Manor. Everything here is geared towards enhancing your wellness, from the sleek, modern exercise equipment to the many movement experiences on offer.

A fully equipped gym offers cardio, free weights and resistance machines, and there are personal trainers on-hand to maximise your results. The spa also has a fitness studio for pilates and yoga classes if you like to workout with friends.

Prefer your exercise with lashings of fresh air? You’re in for a treat. The hotel has nine acres of grounds to stroll around, but if that’s not enough you’re just a stone’s throw from Cuckfield Recreation Ground which has three tennis courts and plenty of space for a jog. You can even go Nordic walking through local vineyards, gorgeous gardens and shaded woodland. 

Restaurants & Food at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

You’ve nurtured your body with heat and water. You’ve nourished it with a luxurious spa treatment. Now it’s time to nibble on something delectable, and Ockenden Manor has just the thing. Some truly indulgent eating and drinking options await, and they all use produce sourced from the bountiful Sussex area that surrounds you.

The restaurant

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in Ockenden Manor’s sublime dining room so there’s always something delicious to tuck into throughout the day. Forget calorie-controlled, rabbit-food sized portions - the food here is just as indulgent as your trip to the spa. Take your pick from the set Sussex menu, but make sure you leave room for dessert - you wouldn’t want to miss the apple and rhubarb mess.

The drawing room and bar

Not in the mood for something fancy? The bar has a fabulously relaxed atmosphere and makes a great spot for lighter bites, a coffee or a pre-dinner cocktail. Enjoy the cosy fire in the drawing room but when the sun shines you can head out to the terrace and gardens for a perfectly poured gin and tonic.

Spa Location

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Ockenden Lane
Cuckfield
Haywards Heath
RH17 5LD
01444 449 191

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest station to Ockenden Manor is at Haywards Heath, a ten-minute taxi ride away from the hotel. Haywards Heath offers easy connections to London Victoria in just 45 minutes.

By bus: Climping is served by Stagecoach South buses to Chichester, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. 

By car: If coming from the north, follow the M23/A23 south towards Brighton. Take the A272 from the A23, signposted Haywards Heath. Follow the A272 until you see the signpost to Cuckfield. Follow the road into the centre of Cuckfield Village where signposts will direct you to the hotel. The postcode for your satnav is RH17 5LD.

Parking: There’s complimentary car parking and four electric car charging points.

Reviews

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Excellent day
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

This is a lovely spa, with a nice pool, both indoor and outdoor, as well as hot tubs. Lovely clean changing rooms, with towels, dressing gowns and even flip flops all provided. Lovely friendly staff and a tasty lunch. Wonderful massage.

Carol Williams, Burgess Hill

Afternoon spa at Ockenden Manor Spa
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

The spa experience was great, lovely facilities including a 30 min massage. The therapist and all the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Only negative was the afternoon tea- the scones were still frozen inside and tasted as though made from a packet mix. The tea was too weak- far to bigger pot with 1 tea bag in it.

Sarah Davie, Surbiton

Lovely lovely day
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I took my sister to Ockenden for her 30th and we had the loveliest time. The staff were amazing, the massage and afternoon tea were out of this world. The spa itself is maybe a tiny bit dated but honestly this didn’t matter to us - everything else outweighed it and ensured we had the best day. The massages are amazing!

Elly Eason , Cambridge

Fabulous spa!
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We went for the sunrise spa package and it was really lovely! It's a beautiful spa, lots of amenities, the massage was fabulous and the food was super yummy! Was such a bonus having an outdoor section to the pool in this warm weather. Would highly recommend!

Ella Brough, Billingshurst

Revive spa day at Ockenden Manor
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I had a wonderful spa day. The two course lunch at the hotel was really lovely, the only thing that is a shame is that you have to get dressed to go to the hotel, it would be far more relaxing if you could stay in your robe. The facial and massage were really good. I felt so relaxed at the end of the day. Really recommend the spa day.

Sandra Fry, Crawley, West Sussex

Very relaxing
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We had the most relaxing afternoon/evening at Ockenden Manor Spa. Welcome staff were lovely. Massage was amazing. Dinner was delicious. A couple of things could be addressed: there were not enough hooks for robes and towels around the pool which meant people placed these items on the sofas which stopped others from sitting on them. The weather wasn’t brilliant on our visit and there aren’t enough day beds or chairs for visitors to use inside. Some visitors reserved day beds with their towels whilst they went off for treatments which meant others couldn’t use them. We were told we could have our complimentary glass of bubbles in the spa or at dinner, we opted for dinner but we’re told by the waiter that wasn’t the case, it was only available in the spa. This was sorted but better communication needed so this mix up doesn’t happen in future. Overall a lovely experience and we will return. Maybe we’ll get to hog the day beds next time :-)

Melanie Litchfield, Surrey

Small family wedding
5 / 5

We had our small wedding at Ockenden and the hotel and staff were absolutely amazing. The hotel offered the charm and character of a 15th century manor house you would expect and the staff provided...... Read more

Relaxing anniversary stay
5 / 5

There were so many things we liked about this hotel. To put it in perspective, we have stayed at hotels like Gravetye Manor, limewood and the pig at Bridge Place. We had a Sussex room which was...... Read more

Very disappointing room and dinner
1 / 5

The winter menu looked very good and the reviews were good so we booked a stay and dinner to celebrate a big wedding anniversary. We were very disappointed indeed. I don't like public criticism so I...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?

It does, and it’s the perfect post-pampering pick-me-up. Three colourful tiers are crammed with locally-sourced goodies, from dainty Sussex cheese sandwiches to scones served with homemade raspberry jam. Sip and socialise while you sink into a sofa by the fire, or enjoy your feast while admiring the stained glass window in the exquisite Burrell Suite.

Served from 3.30pm to 5.30pm each day, choose from a menu of teas and coffees, or add the fizz with a glass of Sussex sparkling wine.

Does Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa have a swimming pool?

It has two! Ockenden Manor has a 15m indoor pool with a fabulous ‘swim-through’ feature that lets you float out to the 11m outdoor pool without having to get out (or get cold!). 

Does Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa have accommodation?

It does, and they’ll ensure your spa break really has the wow-factor. All 28 bespoke bedrooms and distinctive suites are all individually styled and each is named after a member of one of the two families that owned the building since 1520. 

In the historic manor, some feature rooms boast Tudor oak panelling and four-poster beds, while in the contemporary spa building, modern suites above the pool come beautifully decorated and have patio doors to a sun terrace.

Although all rooms are unique, each one includes a bathroom crammed with Temple Spa goodies, handmade Vispring mattresses, fluffy dressing gowns, homemade biscuits to eat with your Nespresso machine coffee and free WiFi.

Is Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa accessible?

It is, but Ockenden Manor itself is an old building full of period features. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor, and lifts to treatment rooms in the purpose-buildt spa.. 

Where is Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa?

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa is in Cuckfield, the West Sussex enclave widely thought of as one of the prettiest Tudor villages in England. Cuckfield’s bustling high street is well-worth a visit, with boutique shops selling everything from vintage furniture to jewellery and pre-loved designer clothing. Looking to explore further afield? The buzzing seaside town of Brighton is just 20 minutes away.

Is there a dress code at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa?

Despite its grand good looks, staying at the Ockenden Manor is relaxed and informal. In the spa you’ll drift around in your robe. But while there’s no formal dress code, dinner in the restaurant is an elegant affair and you’ll find most of your fellow diners have got spruced up. So go smart-casual and you’ll fit right in.

What facilities are on offer at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa?

Ockenden Manor has everything you need to help you rest and rejuvenate in style. Wander through nine acres of private gardens, sip a G and T at the oak panelled bar or al fresco on a sunny terrace, then dine at a sumptuous restaurant on the best ingredients Sussex can offer. After dinner, pull up a squishy chair in front of the open fire in the cosy drawing room for a nightcap.

The award-winning spa lets you take a dip at the stunning indoor-outdoor pool, have a relaxing rainforest experience in a unique shower, and float away to bliss in the Isopod floatation tank. Feeling more energetic? There’s a well-equipped gym and fitness studio with a weekly calendar of classes to try.

What should I pack for Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa?

Robes, towels and slippers are provided, but you’ll need your swimwear, and dry underwear to wear to your treatment. Otherwise, you might want to bring wellies and walking boots for woodland walks, your sportswear for a workout or fitness class and something fabulous to wear for evening drinks and dinner.

What time is check-in and check-out at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa?

Here on a staycation? Lucky you! Check in at Ockenden Manor from 3pm and check out anytime before 11am. All overnight guests can enjoy access to the spa facilities from 2pm on the day of arrival until 2pm on the day of departure. 

In terms of spa day packages, arrival times vary so it’s best to check your booking confirmation - you don’t miss a single minute of your pampering treat! Morning and all-day packages generally start at either 9am or 10am, while afternoon packages begin at 12pm. Evening spa experiences start at 4.30pm. 

What are the opening hours at the spa at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa?

Planning an early morning dip? Or maybe you fancy a steamy evening hot tub as the sun goes down. We don’t blame you. Luckily, the spa at Ockenden Manor is open from 7am to 9pm midweek and from 8am to 9pm at the weekend. 

Is Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa family-friendly?

It is! While treatments and poolside spa facilities such as hot tub, sauna and steam room are adults only, children aged under 16 can splash about in the pool between 10am and 11am and 3.30pm to 5pm each day.

There are several comfortable room options available if you’re bringing little ones, from sofa beds and interconnecting rooms to entire cottages. And there’s plenty to keep them entertained nearby. Just nine miles away you can hop on a real steam train! The authentic and well-preserved Bluebell Railway takes you back in time as you chug through the West Sussex countryside at a gentle pace. 

Is Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa dog-friendly?

Looking for the paw-fect Sussex getaway for you and your four-legged friend? You couldn’t have picked a better dog-friendly spa escape! Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Ockenden Manor for £30 per night, as long as you keep them on their leads in public areas and don’t let them set a paw in either the restaurant or spa building. And, with the South Downs on your doorstep, there are an abundance of walks to be enjoyed.

Does Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa have a golf course?

Prefer afternoon tee to afternoon tea? We hear you. While there isn’t a golf course at Ockenden Manor, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pack your clubs. The nine-hole Cuckfield Golf Centre is just a four-minute drive away and offers views of the gorgeous Sussex countryside. Perfect for both beginners and experienced golfers, visitors can book online.