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

The Victorian village of Handcross is situated on the High Weald. With an array of shops and a busy rural community atmosphere. Visit the National Trust property, Nymans with its beautiful gardens, situated just outside of the village. An ideal place to stay for peace and relaxation and to explore the surrounding towns and villages. Places to Visit in or near Handcross Nymans and High Beeches Garden are listed below.
31 Results In Or Near Handcross
0.3 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
0.9 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
2.8 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
3.1 miles from the centre of Handcross
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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3.1 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
3.7 miles from the centre of Handcross
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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3.7 miles from the centre of Handcross
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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3.9 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
3.9 miles from the centre of Handcross
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 all the restaurant tables in the kitchen so no one has to miss out on any of the fun. The contemporary design features sumptuous leather stools, banquette seating and wall mounted monitors relaying action from the part of the kitchen you can't see from your seat. The food is as cutting edge as the concept, with between four and twelve...
4.1 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
4.1 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
4.4 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
5.0 miles from the centre of Handcross
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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5.6 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
6.3 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
6.3 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
6.3 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
6.7 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
6.7 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
7.8 miles from the centre of Handcross
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
8.6 miles from the centre of Handcross
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 ...
8.6 miles from the centre of Handcross
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.
9.8 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
9.9 miles from the centre of Handcross
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been exhibiting contemporary sculpture in a magical setting for 35 years. Nestled in a woodland valley with ponds and a large stream, an ever-changing collection of sculpture is thoughtfully presented through the landscaped gardens.
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9.9 miles from the centre of Handcross
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been exhibiting contemporary sculpture for over 35 years within a stunning and unique environment. Art and nature work in harmony - neither one outshining the other through the annual exhibition. Follow the trail through 10 acres of woodland, lawn and lush planting to discover the ever changing collection on display.
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12.7 miles from the centre of Handcross
It's not just the views you will want to feast on at Nutfield Priory – the Head Chef is a taste perfectionist and sources the best local and seasonal produce.
12.8 miles from the centre of Handcross
The spa at Nutfield Priory is a haven for taking some time out for relaxation and wellbeing. Choose from a range of ELEMIS treatments.
13.0 miles from the centre of Handcross
Hartsfield Manor offers a spectacular location for any lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. The Terrace Restaurant serves a la carte dinner every evening with locally sourced, fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. Lunch & afternoon teas are served daily in the Bar or Lounge and in summer enjoy them on the terrace whilst enjoying views of the rolling Surrey countryside. Hartsfield Manor also has a number of impressive private dining rooms for special occasions.
15.5 miles from the centre of Handcross
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...
15.6 miles from the centre of Handcross
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 ...
15.6 miles from the centre of Handcross
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 ...
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