Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4AY
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Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 4AY
In the heart of Sussex, this magnificent Georgian Palladian mansion, set in 312 acres of superb parkland roamed by fallow deer and traversed by the River Uck, has played host to the rich and famous for centuries. Every single one of the forty four bedrooms at Buxted Park looks out onto beautifully manicured lawns or immaculate gardens - and all of them offer the highest level of comfort and refinement. The splendid Victorian Orangery is perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner, whatever the occasion. On summer's brighter days, you may even be tempted to dine al fresco on the elegant York stone terrace.
Buxted Park Hotel also has a Restaurant:
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"Buxted Park dates back to 1722, which means that the exterior has a distinctly Palladian quality. It sits in extensive grounds. In fact when Lord Liverpool owned the hall in the nineteenth century, he actually moved the local village out of view to expand his park.
Book to stay at a time when the hotel is not hosting a wedding (it gets through many brides in a year) and you may feel you have this calm country house hotel to yourself.
The current internal layout owes a lot to some celebrity owners in the twentieth century. Basil Ionides was an important English Art Deco architect who redesigned the Savoy Theatre in London and the Savoy Hotel’s restaurant in the 1920s. When Buxted was severely damaged by fire in 1940, he took the opportunity to fill it with architectural items salvaged from bombed-out houses thereby creating an eclectic interior.
After Ionides, Kenneth Shipman, the owner of Twickenham film studios bought Buxted and invited the likes of Marlon Brando, Dudley Moore and Gregory Peck to stay (all at different times). Shipman even built a small cinema for his guests which remains in operation today. Latterly the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi used the hotel as an English residence for his wives. Today there are 44 bedrooms and suites, some with huge sofas and most with great views of the park. The Queen Mary Suite is named after George V’s wife, Mary of Teck who stayed at Buxted Park while it was owned by Ionides. Queen Mary evidently had an alarming habit of asking her hosts for pieces, paintings and ornaments to which she had taken a fancy. There is also a Winston Churchill Suite – probably the best in the hotel – named after the British Prime Minister who once quipped “I am easily satisfied with the best.”
Downstairs there’s a bar with a huge stone fireplace (salvaged during the London Blitz) and a lounge that serves afternoon tea but, as the boots lined up by reception well attest, Buxted is at its best as a place for autumnal walks through its 312 acres of misty grounds."
Information on Buxted Park Hotel , Buxted , Uckfield
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: 4 Twin, 26 Double, 7 Executives, 3 Junior Suites, 4 Master Suites
|Room rates guide:||
Double/Twin from: £126.00
Suites from: £185.00
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Romantic Details: Honeymoon suite, 312 acres of parkland
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Accreditation: AA 2 Rosettes
DVD player, Flat screen TV, Satellite channels, Wi-Fi / Wireless Complimentary, Broadband internet, Airconditioning, Bathrobes, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, iron & board, trouser press, Four-Posters Suite, Safe, hairdryer, magazines, Tea & coffee making facilities, mineral water, Room Service
312 acres of gardens & grounds, Dry gym, Lounge, bar, Restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 10 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 125 delegates, Private dining
Darts, Snooker room, Cinema on-site, Wildlife & Bird Watching within Parkland
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Clay shooting by prior arrangement, Cycling within estate, Fishing, Jogging runs on estate, Walking, Hiking, Scrambling, Trekking on parkland
Horse riding (10 mins)
|Local directions:||From London, leave M25 junction 6 towards A22 East Grinstead and Eastbourne. Follow the A22 until you reach the roundabout with the A26. Turn left at the roundabout to A26 Tunbridge Wells. Turn right at next roundabout to the A272 Heathfield. Take an immediate left still following the A272. At traffic lights, continue straight on and the Hotel is one mile on your right. From Tunbridge Wells, take the A26 towards Uckfield and continue until the roundabout for A272 towards Heathfield. Take the first exit and immediately turn left to the A26. Continue straight on at the traffic lights and the Hotel is one mile on your right. From Brighton, take the A27 towards Lewes and join the A26 towards Tunbridge Wells. Continue straight on until the roundabout with A272 towards Heathfield. Take the first exit and turn immediately left to A26. Continue straight on at the traffic lights and the Hotel is one mile on your right.|
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