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Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

West Sussex, England


  • Outdoors
  • Pets Welcome
  • Retreat
  • Wellness


  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

A ‘medieval’ retreat dreamt up by a 1920’s aristocrat, Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa brings you the 21st century’s finest indulgences. Set in 30 acres of tranquil parkland and tucked away above Climping Beach, Bailiffscourt offers luxurious living, a stunning spa and fine dining.

With thirty-nine luxurious bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages, Bailiffscourt is the ultimate country escape.

Sink into a comfortable sofa, warmed by a crackling log fire and be charmed with friendly, efficient service. Families and dogs are most welcome and encouraged to roam, exploring the extensive grounds and the beach.

The Spa

Bailiffscourt Spa

Nestled close to the hotel, the spa offers a place of peace and tranquillity. Boasting a wide range of facilities including a stunning outdoor infinity swimming pool, the spa is often cited as one of the most beautiful in the south of England and has received prestigious design awards for its architecture.

Bailiffscourt Spa offers a wonderful choice of treatments designed to relax, de-stress, revitalise and restore. Highly skilled therapists ensure total care of your body, mind and spirit.

Spa Facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor ‘infinity’ heated swimming pool
  • Indoor spa bath
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Relaxation areas
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • State of the art gym
  • Spa lounge that serves delicious and healthy snacks, tea and coffee
  • 6 calming treatment rooms
  • Yoga and exercise classes
  • Tennis Courts

Spa Products

  • Temple Spa

To Stay

There are a choice of 39 beautiful bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages overlooking the grounds to the sea. All rooms are individually decorated and dressed with antiques and art.

The unusual room names are taken from the fields surrounding the hotel dating back to 1610. A choice of medieval-style bedrooms (some with open and working fireplaces), to a more modern affair with contemporary design – ask at the time of booking and the hotel will be happy to describe each room and find the best fit for you.

All rooms include:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM

To Eat

Unique settings and delicious food – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, mid-morning coffee or a full afternoon tea, with its medieval architecture, mullioned windows and tapestry-hung walls the restaurant is a stunning setting.

You may also opt to indulge in a healthy lunch between your treatments at the Spa Lounge, tuck yourself away in one of the comfortable hotel lounges or simply order room service.

All the eateries use quality, locally sourced ingredients from Sussex on their menu: “We have great relationships with local suppliers, some of whom we have been working with for many years. They know exactly what we want and they deliver excellent produce to us every time and this ensures that the high standards we set are continuously delivered – it is a team effort, from field (or sea) to fork”

Facilities and Activities

  • 39 bedrooms
  • Award-winning spa
  • State of the art gym and tennis courts
  • Indoor and outdoor heated infinity pools
  • Log fires
  • 30 acres of private grounds
  • Helipad
  • Climping Beach
  • Dog Friendly packages
  • Croquet
  • Wellness retreats, spa days and breaks

For the Kids

Between the hours of 10am – 11am and 3.30pm – 5pm, children under the age of 16 are very welcome to enjoy the swimming pools whilst supervised by a parent or guardian and if a resident at the hotel.

Therapies or treatments are available to those aged 16 or over.

Getting There

Climping, Near Arundel, West Sussex BN17 5RW

From the M25 take the A24 south towards Horsham and Worthing.
At Worthing take the A27 towards Arundel, turning left onto the A284 towards Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.
At Littlehampton continue on the A259 towards Bognor Regis.
Bailiffscourt is signposted on your left on Climping Street off the A259.


From London Victoria to Littlehampton takes around 90 minutes with a further 5 minute taxi ride to the hotel.

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

A hop and a skip from a gorgeous pebble stone beach, the charming medieval-style manor house and scattered cottages that are Bailiffscourt blend seamlessly in to a rolling countryside back drop. Peacocks and peahens roam the pretty gardens and the 30 acre estate boasts a 13th century chapel and an award winning spa.

Inside the manor house and hub, honey-hued stone walls are adorned with intricate tapestries, comfy sofas sit in front of flickering open fires and quaint antiques and floral displays dress the cosy lounges. Hidden rooms and secret underground passages add a quirky touch to this glorious country retreat and smiling staff create a homely atmosphere.

Bailiffscourt Spa

Housed in a huge, exposed timber frame barn adjacent to the manor house, the spa is bright, airy and modern. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outside in and decor sits in harmony with textures of polished limestone and natural green oak.

The star of the spa is the outdoor infinity pool and hot tub with it’s verdant woodland surround. Features include a steam and sauna, indoor and outdoor pools and a Leighton Denny nail bar.

Cleverly curated by British brand Temple Spa, holistic treatment offerings include ‘A Brush With Heaven’ – which uses brushes of various textures to smooth the skin – and ‘Head in the Clouds’ – an Ayurvedic style treatment which involves a drizzling of warm aromatherapy on the the forehead.

The Treatment

The Red Carpet Facial by Temple Spa is one of the most recent treatments created by the brand. The high-tech facial begins with a signature Temple Spa Foot Ritual, whilst the therapist explains the treatment.

First a deep cleanse is performed using electric brushes to penetrate the lotion deep in to the skin. A glycolic exfoliation follows then an incredibly hydrating (and anti-ageing) silicon mask is applied and secured around the ears to lift the skin.

The treatment concludes with an application of highlighter on the eyes and cheeks and a glossy balm on the lips – leaving the skin lifted, glowing and ‘red carpet ready’!

To Stay

Rooms and suites are named after fields in the estate – we were fortunate enough to stay in Maunsbroke – one of the beautiful ‘Feature Four Poster Suites’. With a four poster bed placed in front of a roaring open fire it’s no wonder Bailiffscourt recently won ‘Best For Romance’ at the Conde Nast Traveller Awards.

Highlights include a roll top bath and picture windows looking out on to parkland. There are also oodles of Temple Spa products for an in-room pamper.

To Eat

Offering 4 menus that you can mix and match and a dedicated vegetarian menu, choices at The Tapestry restaurant are plentiful. We chomped on delicious lobster bisque with aioli, ricotta gnocchi with asparagus and some moreish homemade petit fours.

Don’t Miss

A stroll through the woods down to Climping Beach. A trip to Arundel Castle – just a 10 minute drive away.