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Leonardslee House

UK England South East England West Sussex Horsham

  Brighton Rd, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6PP

  • 10 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • To the Manor Born
An elegant restaurant with rooms situated on a glorious Sussex estate

Described as a restaurant with rooms because of its Michelin-starred restaurant, 'Interlude', visiting Leonardslee House promises a gastronomic experience in an art filled environment amid 240 acres of lakes and gardens near Horsham in West Sussex. The mid-19th-century Italianate building, with its sweeping drive, has a magnificent tree sculpture by Anton Smit, which also doubles as a fountain in its forecourt, and ten comfortable bedrooms that have been individually decorated by different British design houses, each using their own fabrics and wallpaper.

All rooms on the galleried first floor have king-size beds, flatscreen televisions, fridges filled with Estate wines, Tyneham toiletries, fluffy white bathrobes and Nespresso machines; wifi is available throughout. The 'Superior' rooms have chandeliers, and a roll-top free standing bath as well as a walk-in shower. The suite has marble fireplaces, with a television in both rooms. The bedrooms all have sweeping views of the estate’s grounds, and, except for the Sir Edmund Loder room, are named after flowers. The hall ,with its elegant staircase, is lit by natural daylight from an original domed atrium. At certain times of the day, a Yamaha piano plays automatically programmed, classical music, while over 100 sculptures are everywhere – and for sale.

The Interlude restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday (food is available other days at the Clocktower Café in the grounds) , and, with just eight tables, dinner is designed to be an occasion, with between 16 to 21 courses served from 7pm prompt over a period of 3–4 hours.The food is French with influences from its South African chef.  Afternoon tea is also available, as is a served breakfast, and ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Guests are free to roam in the recently restored grounds which are filled with flowers and shrubs, including exotic flora and woodlands originally planted by Sir Edmund Loder, the Victorian plant collector. Over 10,000 trees and shrubs have been catalogued here, with the gardens a riot of colour particularly in spring, when the rhododendrons and camellias are in bloom. There are also several man-made lakes, a deer park, and recent additions include a Pinotage vineyard and a wallaby enclosure with baby joeys. Future plans include introducing plants for additional colour throughout the year. A programme of activities are organised throughout the year and will in future include wine tastings of the estate's wine.  Look out also for the ‘Beyond the Dolls House’ exhibition which depicts an Edwardian Estate in miniature. Nearby, and owned by the same people, Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate has a 9- and 18-hole golf course.



Open all year.


Double rooms from £260 a night, not including breakfast.


Contact Website    Leonardslee House, Brighton Rd, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6PP

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  • Bar
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Adults Only
  • Walking
  • Restaurant with Rooms

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