Fodor's Expert Review Horsted Place

Off A26, Little Horsted, East Sussex, TN22 5TS, England

On 1,100 acres, this luxurious Victorian manor house was built as a private home in 1850; it was owned by a friend of the current Queen until the 1980s, and she was a regular visitor. Today it continues to exude English country-house style, with a magnificent Victorian staircase, elegantly traditional guest rooms, and special touches like the secret door in the Gothic library, which leads to a private courtyard. The dining room serves up elegant fare, from lemon sole fillet with a herb and almond crumb to breast of guinea fowl with a garlic and thyme sauce. The house is six miles north of Lewes.

PROS

  • historic building
  • amazing architecture
  • lovely gardens
  • historic country manor
  • delicious food

CONS

  • too formal for some
  • creaky floors bother light sleepers
  • the English manor style doesn't come cheap
  • the English manor lifestyle doesn't come cheap

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01825-750581

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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