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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Cuckfield

Cuckfield village is situated on the Sussex Weald with fabulous views across the South Downs. Dinosaur bones have been found here along with evidence of a bronze/iron age settlement. The parish church is some 900 years old and the old grammar school is one of the earliest in the country. Surrounded by magnificent countryside with a selection fo unique shops, restaurants and accommodation. Places to Visit in or near Cuckfield Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa and Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa Restaurant are listed below.
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0.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Nobody does eco-spa quite like Ockenden Manor Spa, a modern retreat built respectfully, and to the highest spec, inside a 19th Century walled garden in West Sussex. Step inside and find yourself surrounded by contemporary finishes of soft fabric sofas, floor-to-ceiling windows and a curved reception, blended with natural elements and textures of wood, stone and bamboo alongside relaxing woodland imagery. Recoup on the stylish curved ergonomic loungers, finished in dark wood and topped off wit...
0.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Set in nine acres of beautifully maintained grounds, the Elizbethan period Ockenden Manor feels a world away from everyday life. In fact, you're just a few yards from Cuckfield Village High Street and a short drive from Gatwick. With its views across the gardens towards the South Downs National Park makes a romantic setting for acclaimed chef. Stephen Crane's highly accomplished French cooking. Inventive starters might include honey roast wood pigeon with crispy apple beignets, foie gras parf...
1.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set in 200 acres of parkland with magnificent views in the High Weald. Created by Colonel Stephenson Robert Clarke from seeds gathered by the great plant hunters of the early 1900's, it is renowned for its rare shrubs and trees.
3.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Retreat to the tranquil gardens at Nymans Nymans beautiful extensive gardens developed throughout the 20th century by the Messel family, reflect the character of the founder and creativity of the plant hunters who explored worldwide. Indulge the senses with a spring visit to enjoy the blossom and carpets of delicate flowers, then return for the summer borders - a riot of colours and scents. The walled garden contains yellow and blue herbaceous borders, a huge wisteria pergola, a colle...
4.1 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
High Beeches Garden is a woodland garden of many glades which has been sensitively planted with many beautiful rare trees and shrubs to enhance the natural High Weald landscape. The ancient wildflower meadow is one of the best in the country, attracting vast numbers of butterflies and pollinators. The autumn colour is spectacular.
4.6 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Wakehurst Place gardens, in the beautiful High Weald of Sussex, is an outstanding botanic garden and conservation area, managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens. A mild, friendly climate, a high rainfall and moisture-retentive soils, allows many important groups of plants, unable to be grown successfully at Kew, to flourish here. In the woodlands, there are trees from the temperate zones of the world. The planting styles range from formal walled gardens by the Mansion, through expansive specimen ...
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5.2 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is considered to be 'The Finest Woodland Gardens in England'. First planted in 1801, the Grade I Listed gardens on the 240-acre
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5.2 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Michelin Star Restaurant Interlude is a contemporary restaurant set within the historic woodland gardens of Leonardslee Estate. Chef Jean Delport and his team a
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5.3 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
The smart, chandeliered restaurant with its pristine napery opens out onto the terrace of this magnificent lodge with its beautifully maintained gardens. Head chef Richard Mann works with the hotel's local food heroes to produce a seasonal and distinctive dining menu served where possible from the well-stocked kitchen garden. Modern English dishes range from starters of beetroot and orange soup with coriander cress or smoked trout with new potato salad to main courses of pan fried seam bream...
5.3 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Many restaurants these days have a chefs table where you can watch all the action of a professional kitchen. At South Lodge Hotel, we've gone one better and put
5.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
The Priest House Gardens, in the grounds of Priest House, is a formal herb garden with over 150 culinary, medicinal and household herbs. Visit the Priest House for a wonderful collection of historical curiosities, showcasing farm heritage and fascinating historical household items.
5.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Built in the 15th century, The Priest House has been open as a museum since 1908. Its furnished rooms contain a fascinating array of 17th and 18th century domestic furniture, needlework and household items. Outside a formal herb garden contains over 150 culinary, medicinal and household herbs.
5.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Owned variously by Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, Mary I and Elizabeth I, The Priesthouse, sitting on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, is a 15th century Wealdon Hall house laid out and furnished in 17th and 18th century style. Period furniture and domestic objects set the scene inside while outside the garden is planted with 170 culinary, medicinal and household herbs. Take a tour with the resident curator to find out all about this fascinating building (picnics are welcome in the groun...
6.3 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Tilgate Forest is a hidden beauty. With a par 72 18 hole Championship course, nine hole lay-out and 35 bay floodlit driving range, it has everything you could want. Noted for tree-lined fairways, tough doglegs and well-guarded greens, it's said the challenge at Tilgate begins at the 433-yard par four left hand dog leg fourth which needs a long drive to the marker post leaves a 200 yard plus approach to a two-tier green, but beware the 513 yard par five 17th which has a narrow target off the t...
6.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
The 9-hole Kingfisher golf course at Mannings Heath is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This picturesque par 36 course, measuring 3314 yards (3030 meters) offers breathtaking, panoramic views across the South Downs of Sussex.
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6.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Designed by the great Harry Colt, this ultra-exclusive par 72 course is a hybrid, a mix of heathland, downland and parkland. The Waterfall is a scenic and challenging course that demands accuracy from the tee and presents a fair test of golf for every calibre of golfer.
6.5 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Explore fantastic displays at Sheffield Park Sheffield Park´s magnificent, informal landscape garden was laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner Arthur G Soames. The original four lakes form the centrepiece. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, Ghent azaleas and the stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many...
7.1 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
A splendid maple tree overlooks an adult only sun terrace and attractive gardens provide wonderful views of the South Downs at this nineteenth-century country pub. As many ingredients as possible are sourced locally with roasted breast of Horsted Keynes pheasant on pearl barley and smoky bacon risotto appearing among the main course choices. Pub classics such as local pork and herb sausages with mashed potato and bittersweet red onion jam are also done well. However, there are nods towards ...
7.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
This 17th-century mansion set in 175 acres of Sussex parkland was once home to the poet Shelley. He'd hardly recognise the place now with its trendy “Reflections” brasserie and al fresco dining “Flames” courtyard. He might feel more at home in the elegant fine dining restaurant with its well spaced tables covered with linen and calming views of the grounds. The modern menu takes its inspiration from across Europe and might include a French-style starter of orange scented diver scallops with b...
7.4 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
The Utopia Spa at Alexander House Hotel is an award-winning spa nestled in the heart of West Sussex. The Utopia Spa opened in 2008 and upholds a five luxury bubble award from the Good Spa Guide. The spa is renowned for its Grecian-inspired interiors, variety of facilities & customer care.
7.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
The 16th-century Griffin Inn oozes old world charm with low beamed ceilings and uneven floorboards. Guests are greeted with blazing log fires in winter or can enjoy the attractive terrace in the warmer months, where they can also watch lamb and steak roasting in the wood burning oven. The bar serves comforting food which is a step above regular pub grub such as char-grilled Fletching pork chop with roasted celeriac, pancetta, fennel and salsa verde. The restaurant offers a more tranquil se...
8.3 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Discover the beautiful Standen House and Gardens Standen House and Gardens are a love song to the Arts and Crafts movement and tell the tale of 1920s family life through all manner of artefacts and furniture. The hillside gardens that surround the house are under restoration to return to the design created by Mrs Beale, the owner of Standen. Staff use her diaries to recreate the lost garden features and historic plant collections of the past, the result being a garden that is brought ...
8.3 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Discover the beautiful Standen House and Gardens Standen is a family house built in the 1890s, a showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement designed by Philip Webb and decorated throughout with original William Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers. On display are contemporary paintings, tapestries, furniture and many of the original light fittings in a 1920's style. The terraced garden has fine views over the Sussex countryside.
8.8 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
A wooden beamed 16th Century building, with contrasting modern touches, houses this restaurant, which is run by chef proprietor Tristan Mason. Tristan is an award-winning chef with an impressive pedigree, having trained under Marco Pierre White amongst others. His classical training has resulted in an intricate modern British cuisine with a strong French accent, and a desire to amalgamate the old and the new into carefully crafted dishes. Locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality hel...
8.9 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Ashdown Park Spa, located in a gorgeous English country house hotel, has a wide range of Health and Beauty treatments available. All the treatments are individually tailored to your needs. Prescription facials, aromatherapy massages, body and heat treatments, solarium, manicures, pedicures and make-overs are all on the menu and the professional therapists are always on hand to help and advise on the treatments best suited to you.
9.8 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
With its latticed windows, wonky ceilings and oak-beams, the Old House Inn is a 16th century converted farm worker's cottage has been recently renovated and is
11.6 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
If you've never visited the pretty town of Lewes, which sits within the glorious South Downs just a few miles from bustling Brighton and the coast, a trip to Lewes Castle and Barbican House Museum is a great way to familiarize yourself with this historic part of Sussex. Lewes Castle's construction began soon after the conquest of 1066 (at the behest of William The Conqueror's brother-in-law) and stands apart from other castles of its era thanks to its two mottes (only Lincoln shares this trai...
11.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it's little wonder that Anne of Cleves' House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
11.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Henry VIII and his wives have fascinated the British for generations so it's little wonder that Anne of Cleves' House, tucked away in rural Sussex, is such a popular visitor attraction. Anne was given the house in 1541 as part of her divorce settlement from the king and this timber-framed Wealdon hall-house now has a large collection of interesting local artefacts. The house's interior (which by the way wouldn't look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams ...
11.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Step back in time at Preston Manor Dating from c.1600, rebuilt in 1738 and substantially added to in 1905, Preston Manor gives a rare insight into life during the early years of the 20th century. Explore more than twenty rooms over four floors, from the servant's quarters, kitchens and butlers pantry in the basement to the attic bedrooms and nursery on the top floor. Preston Manor also comprises walled gardens and a fascinating pets cemetery. Preston Manor is a delightful old Manor H...
12.0 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Explore one of the best museums in Brighton Overlooking the pretty Dyke Road park in Brighton, the Booth Museum of Natural History provides an educational visit about birds, butterflies, fossils, bones and skeletons. The museum is home to more than half a million specimens and there is natural history literature and data which goes back more than three centuries. Think you know your birds? Go and test yourself - there are hundreds of British birds displayed in their recreated natur...
12.7 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Discover a world of art and history in The Hove Museum and Art Gallery If you're looking for things to do in Brighton and Hove, The Hove Museum and Art Gallery is a must. Housed in a Italianate Victorian villa which sits in a tranquil garden just off the busy New Church Road a two minute walk from the seafront. Once the home of a wealthy widow, then a place to house German PoWs during WW2, this gorgeous building has a treasure trove of exhibits. If you have children, head straight to...
13.1 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Find an artistic paradise inside The Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton building sits in the heart of the buzzy Brighton city centre. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery houses a cornucopia of fabulous art, from 20th century furniture, glass and textiles to jewellery, ceramics and earthenware. Explore the Willett Gallery, which focuses on 18th and 19th century British social history through its earthenware exhibits, ...
13.1 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Discover a world of colour inside The Royal Pavilion Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton Building mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Wander the halls with an audio tour (there are two types, for adults and children) and lose yourself in the luxurious, indulgent world of the Prince of Wales who, by the way, is said to have underground passages from the Pavilion to the homes of his lovers. When you've done the tour, l...
13.1 miles from the centre of Cuckfield
Discover a world of colour inside The Royal Pavilion Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton Building mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Wander the halls with an audio tour (there are two types, for adults and children) and lose yourself in the luxurious, indulgent world of the Prince of Wales who, by the way, is said to have underground passages from the Pavilion to the homes of his lovers. When you've done the tour, l...
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