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Spa Breaks|Spa Holidays|Wellness Retreats

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

West Sussex, England

Price Guide

Features

  • Couples
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Outdoors
  • Pets Welcome
  • Retreat
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Spa Café
  • Thermal Facilities
  • Vitality Pool

To Do

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

Bursting with history and character Ockenden Manor combines Elizabethan country house splendor with modern luxuries, offering 28 lavishly decorated rooms and suites and a restaurant serving superlative Sussex-inspired cuisine.

Using water that comes directly from its own private spring, Ockenden Manor’s contemporary spa facilities make it the ideal location for a luxurious wellness break. It’s light-filled design and modern architecture blend effortlessly with the 19th-century walls of the surrounding garden to create a truly special space in which to indulge.

Whether enjoying a pampering spa treatment or simply taking in the unspoiled views over Cuckfield Park from a lounge warmed by a roaring log fire, Ockenden Manor is a wonderful place to escape to and it’s less than an hour from London.

The Spa

Ockenden Manor Spa

Highlights of the spa at Ockenden Manor include an indoor swimming pool with swim-through to an outdoor heated pool, a bubbling outdoor hot tub, walk-through rainforest showers, steam and sauna experiences, and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.

An Isopod floatation tank allows guests to be suspended effortlessly in salt water for total muscle relaxation, while a fully equipped gym offers the use of resistance, CV and free weights, with Pilates and yoga classes take place in the fitness studio.

There is a lounge serving refreshing smoothies and healthy snacks, while eight luxurious treatment rooms include a space for couples to enjoy pampering time together.

An extensive choice of facial, body and massage therapies, offered in partnership with Elemental Herbology, capitalise on the brand’s Five Element Theory, which uses principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to soothe and restore natural balance and introduce inner calm. A selection of these is also combined with time in the Isopod to provide a sense of complete escapism.

In addition, The Light Technique, developed by renowned facialist and holistic wellness expert Katie Light, is incorporated into a range of bespoke treatments designed to address physical and emotional issues using a combination of massage and reiki techniques.

Spa Facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool with swim-through to outdoor heated pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Indoor spa bath
  • Walk-through rainforest shower
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • Relaxation room and spaces
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Yoga, Pilates and exercise studio
  • Isopod Floatation
  • Spa Lounge – serving delectable and healthy snacks, teas and coffee
  • 8 luxurious treatment rooms

Spa Products

  • Elemental Herbology

To Stay

Ockenden Manor has 28 luxurious bedrooms and suites located in two houses on nine acres of gardens overlooking Cuckfield Park, all of which have bathrooms stocked with Temple Spa amenities.

Ideal for a romantic getaway, the pretty Cuckfield rooms in the Garden Wing offer stunning views toward the South Downs National Park, while Sussex accommodations, in the oldest part of the Manor House, can be equipped with additional sofa beds, making them ideal for families.

With a separate seating area, the Master Suite can be conveniently interconnected with a Cosy double room, while the oversized bathrooms of Ockenden Manor’s Feature bedrooms add to their spacious and luxurious feel.

Beyond the walled garden, just above the award-winning spa are six stunning Junior Spa Suites with open-plan bedroom and lounges, and roof terraces overlooking Cuckfield Park.

Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am

To Eat

Led by award-winning head chef, Stephen Crane, The Restaurant serves some of the finest food in Sussex. It is a beautiful space with far-reaching views over Cuckfield Park – you may like to sit by the fire in the elegant drawing room and enjoy a traditional or ‘sparkling’ afternoon tea, read the papers in the bar, or head outside to the terrace in the sunshine.

Food provenance is an important aspect of the gourmet offering and the restaurant’s devotion to using quality, locally sourced ingredients means it has excellent relationships with many local suppliers. This even stretches to its cellars: located in the heart of Sussex wine country, the hotel is proud to support local wineries who produce some of the finest English sparkling wines.


Facilities and Activities

  • Nine acres of private gardens with terrace and croquet lawn
  • Fine-dining restaurant
  • Award winning spa and treatment rooms
  • Elegant drawing room with open fire
  • Oak-pannelled bar
  • Indoor pool with swim through to outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Nordic walking
  • Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes
  • 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. Therapies or treatments are available to those aged 16 or over.


Getting There

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, United Kingdom

From north (London Gatwick) follow the M23/A23 south towards Brighton.
Exit A23 on to A272 towards Haywards Heath.
Follow A272 until signposted Cuckfield. Follow road into centre of Cuckfield Village and follow signs to Hotel in Ockenden Lane.

Gatwick

From London Victoria to Haywards Heath takes approximately 45 minutes with a further 10 minute taxi ride to the hotel.

Cosy Room

Cosy Room

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Sleeps 2 adults
  • Double bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
Cuckfield Room

Cuckfield Room

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Sleeps 2 adults +
  • Located in the Garden Wing with views across the garden towards the South Downs National Park
  • Double bed
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
Sussex Room

Sussex Room

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Sleeps 2 adults +
  • Located in the oldest part of the Manor House
  • Three rooms have traditional four-poster beds
  • Some of these rooms have additional sofa beds, or are available with twin beds on request (please enquire at time of booking)
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
Junior Spa Suite

Junior Spa Suite

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Sleeps 2 adults +
  • Located on the first floor of the spa, just a few moments walk from the main building
  • Spacious open-plan bedroom and lounge with a roof terrace and exceptional views over Cuckfield Park
  • These rooms have sofabeds and plenty of space for an additional bed or cot
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
Master Suite

Master Suite

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Sleeps 2 adults +
  • Located in the oldest part of the house, this oak-panelled suite is has its own separate seating area
  • Available with twin beds on request (please enquire at time of booking)
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
Feature Room

Feature Room

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Sleeps 2 adults +
  • Some rooms offer sweeping views over the gardens towards the South Downs National Park
  • Some rooms have sofabeds and plenty of space for an additional bed or cot
  • Large bathroom with walk-in showers
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer

The Elizabethan manor house and state of the art spa are hidden in a pretty Sussex village just a 50 minute train journey from London. Floral arrangements, scented candles and roaring fires, friendly staff and a gorgeous chocolate Lab puppy create a lovely homely atmosphere on arrival.

In contrast to the quaintness of the hotel, the spa building – which also houses six fabulous spa suites – is contemporary in design. The terracotta box-like structure sits against a beautiful backdrop of rolling countryside.

Ockenden Manor Spa

Modern, bright and airy, the spa at Ockenden Manor has a buzzy and welcoming ambience. It’s my third visit to the spa in as many years and I notice immediately standards are still high. The spa has a capped membership scheme so it doesn’t get too busy – even at lunchtime there’s still plenty of space and spa and facilities are clean and well maintained.

The glass encased reception area and spa cafe looks over the indoor-to-outdoor infinity pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and various relaxation areas. I’m pleased to see that the refreshment areas dotted around the spa now not only serve infused waters and herbal teas – including Ockendens’ very own concoction – but also Nespressos!

Facilities in the spa are plentiful and include a wonderfully aromatic steam room – perfect for my looming cold – a roomy sauna, experience showers and a tranquil rain walk. Treatment rooms span the first floor alongside a nail bar, relaxation areas and Isopod rooms. There’s also a spa terrace with a fire pit and hypnotic countryside views.

The Treatment

The Awakening Floatation begins with a 30 minute session in the Isopod – an egg shaped, blue-hued bath, filled with salt water and minerals that allow you to become weightless and float around the pod. You can close the lid of the pod if you want the complete experience – or if you’re slightly claustrophobic, like me, you can leave it open. The Isopod room is candle-lit, and soothing music is played, so either way it’s a very relaxing experience. If you let yourself float in to the zone it’s virtually impossible not to relax.

Flotation experiences are thought to be beneficial both physically and mentally. The pressure of gravity is taken off joints and muscles so it’s good for any injuries or osteo problems – and your body is put in to a high state of physical relaxation to reduce stress and tension. I have to concur – my back felt loser and mentally I felt way less tense.

The treatment continues with a 45 minute ‘Five Element Hot Oil Acupressure Scalp Massage’ which works with chakras (energy channels) to cleanse and clear the mind. The over all ritual is a very spiritual experience and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re feeling stressed or anxious.

The combination of the Isopod and massage gives you a chance to escape the outside world for a couple of hours, be mindful and let go. I actually felt noticeably energised and clear a few hours after the experience.

To Stay

Ockenden Manor is part of the Historic Sussex Hotel group – a family fun business – and all rooms are lovingly named after family members past and present. I stayed in Clara, one of six contemporary Spa Suites that are housed in the spa building.

The spacious suites are stylish, airy and bright with a seating area leading to patio overlooking the countryside and a fabulous open plan bathroom with a freestanding tub and walk in monsoon shower. Suite highlights include a Nespresso machine, a mini bar and plenty of Temple Spa products.

To Eat

As with most of the key team at Ockenden Manor, award winning chef Stephen Crane has been with the hotel and at the helm of the restaurant for more than fifteen years. His creative and celebrated tasting and a la carte menus are both eye and taste pleasing.

There’s also a really great and varied dedicated vegetarian menu – with lots of vegan choices available. I chomped on a moreish white onion soup with truffle croutons, and a delicious herb gnocchi. The desert menu was totally tempting but i’d been greedy with homemade bread to start and my tummy was full to the brim.

You can also take lunch in the spa cafe where healthy salads and juices are served up.

Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit™ 1 Night

Prices from £632

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • 1 night bed & breakfast for 2 people
  • 1 60-minute spa treatment per person
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Dinner for 2 people (£40 allowance per person)
  • *Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™

Prices starting from:

  • £632 for two sharing

*Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to our clients wishes. We can help with everything from designing a spa itinerary and booking your choice of spa treatments to booking activities and special dining experiences. Just let us know what you wish for, and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – tailored for you. 

Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit™ 2 Nights

Prices from £1264

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • 2 night bed & breakfast for 2 people
  • 1 60-minute spa treatment per person per day
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Dinner for 2 people (£40 allowance per person)
  • *Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™

Prices starting from:

  • £1264 for two sharing

*Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to our clients wishes. We can help with everything from designing a spa itinerary and booking your choice of spa treatments to booking activities and special dining experiences. Just let us know what you wish for, and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – tailored for you. 

Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit™ 3 Nights

Prices from £1896

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • 3 night bed & breakfast for 2 people
  • 1 60-minute spa treatment per person per day
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Dinner for 2 people (£40 allowance per person)
  • *Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™

Prices starting from:

  • £1896 for two sharing

*Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to our clients wishes. We can help with everything from designing a spa itinerary and booking your choice of spa treatments to booking activities and special dining experiences. Just let us know what you wish for, and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – tailored for you. 

Yoga Retreat

Prices from £683

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Two night’s accommodation including full English breakfast
  • An extensive programme of Yoga classes with Meg every day
  • Guided Nordic walk through the stunning West Sussex countryside, to Bolney vineyard with a chilled glass of award winning Sussex sparkling wine to enjoy on arrival
  • Isopod floatation session
  • A light one course lunch in the hotel restaurant on both days
  • A delicious three course dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients in the hotel restaurant on both nights
  • Full use of the award-winning spa including in-and-outdoor swimming pool

Prices starting from:

  • £683 per person

That Fabulous Friday Feeling

Prices from £195

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Use of the luxurious spa facilities and swimming pools throughout the day
  • Choose your spa treatment from either: Five Element Aroma Facial (60 minutes) or Five Element Aroma Massage (55 minutes) or Ho-Leaf and Rosemary Muscle Melt Massage (60 minutes)
  • Glass of Sussex sparkling wine
  • Delicious three-course lunch in the award-winning hotel restaurant
  • Complimentary tea and coffee in the spa
  • Fluffy robes, flip-flops and towels

Prices starting from:

  • £195 per person

Sunrise Spa Morning

Prices from £135

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Morning use of the spa facilities & swimming pools
  • Choice of one spa treatment*
  • A delicious smoothie
  • A delicious two-course lunch in the award-winning hotel restaurant

Prices starting from:

  • £135 per person

Spa’fternoon Tea

Prices from £140

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Afternoon use of the spa facilities & swimming pools
  • A choice of one spa treatment*
  • Full Afternoon Tea with a glass of Sussex sparkling wine at the hotel

Prices starting from:

  • £140 per person

Ockenden Experience

Prices from £250

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Full use of the award-winning spa facilities and swimming pools
  • A glass of Sussex sparkling wine
  • *£200 towards your choice of relaxing and luxurious spa treatments
  • A delicious two-course lunch made using the finest locally produced ingredients
  • Fluffy robes and towels

Prices starting from:

  • £250 per person

South Downs Sunset

Prices from £135

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Evening use of spa facilities and swimming pools
  • A glass of Sussex sparkling wine on arrival
  • A choice of one 25-minute treatment*
  • Two-course delicious dinner from the Sussex Menu in the fabulous restaurant

Prices starting from:

  • £135 per person

Revive Spa Day

Prices from £205

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Full day use of spa facilities and swimming pools
  • A choice of two spa treatments*
  • A light one-course lunch in the hotel restaurant and a glass of Sussex sparkling wine

Prices starting from:

  • £205 per person

Fall Into Yoga

Prices from £635

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

*Available only in October and November

Includes:

  • Two nights deeply luxurious sleep with full English breakfast
  • Extensive programme of yoga and meditation sessions with Ockenden’s Yoga & Meditation teacher, Meg Thompson –  a blend of energising daily and tranquil evening candle-lit sessions
  • Beautiful autumnal walk to the local vineyard to enjoy a chilled glass of award winning wine Sussex sparkling wine
  • Dreamy Isopod Floatation Session (45 minutes)
  • A light one course lunch in the hotel restaurant on both days
  • Delicious three course dinner created using the finest locally sourced ingredients in the hotel restaurant on both nights
  • Full use of the award-winning spa including in and outdoor swimming pool

Prices starting from:

  • £635 per person

Full Moon & Fabulous

Prices from £1640

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Two nights bed & breakfast in a Spa Suite (double or twin)
  • A delicious light lunch each day
  • A three course dinner, created using the finest locally sourced ingredients each evening
  • 1 x Introductory yoga session
  • 2 x Early morning yoga sessions
  • 1 x Forest Bathing experience
  • 1 x Evening Polestar meditation
  • 1 x 60 minute Ispod floatation session per person
  • 1 x 55 minute Aroma massage treatment per person
  • 1x Elemental Herbology Five Oil gift set
  • Full use of the award-winning spa including in-and-outdoor swimming pool

Prices starting from:

  • £1640 per person

New Beginnings

Prices from £255

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • Use of our award-winning spa facilities & in-and-outdoor swimming pool
  • A delicious two course lunch in our hotel restaurant overlooking the South Downs
  • 1 x Pre-Natal Well-Being Massage (60 minutes)
  • 1 x Pristine Pedicure (60 minutes

Prices starting from:

  • £225 per person