Located in the picturesque village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel steeped in over 900 years of history. Within its medieval walls lies a picturesque retreat which seamlessly blends ancient architecture and history with modern design and contemporary cuisine.
What makes a stay at Amberley Castle unique?
Amberley Castle is still completely enclosed by a 60ft high curtain wall which is flanked by a magnificent twin-tower gatehouse to the south and a kitchen block and a garderobe tower with gun loops to the north.
With over 12 acres, many visitors simply wish to wander through the beautiful gardens contained within the Castle walls. The medieval stonework, rose-covered arches and topiary, dating from the 1920's, form an evocative backdrop to the colour and fragrance within the perennial borders.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Amberley Castle?
All 19 bedrooms at Amberley Castle are luxuriously appointed. Every room is unique in design, furnished with antiques and fine fabrics, and some feature ensuite whirlpool bathrooms. Naturally, all come with crisp white linen, plumped up pillows and sumptuous Vispring beds to guarantee that perfect night's slumber.
Guests will be greeted with homemade biscuits and mineral water in their room as well as L'Occitane skin care and bath lotions, slippers and fluffy robes.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Amberley area?
The beautiful market towns and cities of West Sussex, set in the heart of the South Downs National Park leave so much to explore. Just a short drive from Amberley Castle, the charming market town of Arundel has a host of activities for guests to enjoy including Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral as well as fishing, boating and walks on the nearby South Downs. A little further afield, Brighton is home to a cornucopia of cultural delights as well as big name shops and hundreds of independent boutiques.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Amberley Castle has a long-held reputation for delivering outstanding cuisine. Executive Head Chef, Paul Peters' dedicated approach to his menus, grounded in classical influences and serving the freshest of ingredients, cooked in innovative and exciting ways, has long drawn praise from guests.
Enjoy a sumptuous meal in either the magnificent Queen's Room, with its barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and open fire, or The Great Room, a fine example of Norman architecture with its lancet windows, open fireplace, oak flooring, tapestry and suits of armour.
Nearby Arundel also has a number of pretty waterside pubs, cafés and restaurants.