Leonardslee House

South East England West Sussex Horsham

  • From £260 a night
  • 10 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Restaurant with Rooms

An elegant restaurant with rooms situated on a glorious Sussex estate.

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Set within 240 stunning acres near Horsham in West Sussex, Leonardslee House promises a truly unique experience. To call it a 'restaurant with rooms' somewhat underplays its luxurious accommodation and spectacular sculpture-filled grounds. But then again, with a Michelin-starred restaurant onsite, it's understandable why gastronomy takes centre stage for some. 

The wow-factor here is palpable upon arrival. Approaching via its sweeping drive, guests are met by a magnificent tree sculpture by Anton Smit, which doubles as a fountain in its grand forecourt. Inside this Grade II-listed mid-19th century Italianate house, the hall, with its elegant staircase, is flooded with light from the domed atrium. 

Ten comfortable bedrooms boast sweeping views of the estate grounds. All come individually decorated by different British design houses, each using their own vibrant fabrics and wallpaper. Each room on the galleried first floor comes with king-size bed, flatscreen TV, Tyneham toiletries, fluffy white bathrobes and Nespresso machine, not to mention a fridge filled with chilled wine from the Leonardslee Estate's very own vineyard. Wifi is also available throughout. The 'Superior' rooms have chandeliers, not to mention a roll-top free standing bath as well as a walk-in shower, while the suite has marble fireplaces.

The Interlude restaurant is open from Thursday to Sunday (food is available other days at the Clocktower Café in the grounds). With just eight tables, dinner here is designed to be an occasion. Helmed by Executive Chef Jean Delport, this award-winning restaurant offers diners a unique multi-course menu that changes with the seasons. Many ingredients are foraged directly from the Leonardslee Estate's Grade I listed gardens, while some of the finest local produce in Sussex also plays a starring role.

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 revered Victorian botanist. 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! Like we said, a truly unique experience indeed.

Details

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

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

Location

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

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Features

  • Bar
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi

Looking For...

  • Adults Only
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Historic
  • Rural Retreat
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Wedding Venue

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