Ockenden Manor | Wellbeing Escapes

Ockenden Manor

Cuckfield, United Kingdom

Ockenden Manor
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Ockenden Manor
Ockenden Manor


Hidden away in the pretty village of Cuckfield in the West Sussex countryside, lies fine Elizabethan manor house Ockenden Manor within eight acres of parklands and gardens. Its spa has been created inside a 19th century walled garden so the contemporary and modern blend cleverly with traditional grandeur. It's a real haven away from the hustle and bustle with luxury facilities and stunning views across the South Downs. It offers the space to relax with plenty of cosy areas to chill out including the garden roof terrace, has an award-winning restaurant as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre and studio.

When to go

The warmest months are June to September. The colder months are October – March.

What we love

  • The Isopod Flotation Tank – try it and enjoy the sensation of being suspended whilst your muscles totally relax
  • The Spa Suites' bi-fold doors open onto a private roof terrace so relax whilst taking in that glorious fresh air
  • Wander around the beautiful gardens and see if you can spot the bunnies hopping around. 

Who should go

  • All those who love outdoors and wish to explore another bit of England 
  • Stressed out professionals who are in a need of a quiet, get-away-from-it-all weekend  
  • Londoners that long for a peaceful countryside escape.

Have a question?


  • Complimentary upgrade to Sussex room (subject to availability at time of booking; not available on Fridays and Saturdays)


The hotel aims to ‘uncoil, unburden and becalm’ and provide an ambience and treatments so you can do just that. Spa offer a number of massage and body therapies, facials, hand and feet treatments, floatation tank for the ultimate relaxation. Apart from this they offer the men’s grooming club. They recently partnered with Elemental Herbology, a luxury skincare range which combines natural botanicals with innovative technology. 

Facilities include in-and-outdoor pool, 8 treatment rooms, relaxation area, rainforest shower, floatation tank, outdoor hot tub, steam room, gym and fitness studio. 

Example treatments at Ockenden Manor
  • Lava shell massage
  • Reiki
  • Isopod floatation
  • Age support eye lift
  • Detox booster body wrap
  • Accupressure scalp massage


Activities available at resort
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Explore local beaches and picturesque villages
  • Some of the greatest British gardens are a short drive from Ockenden Manor
  • Visit local vineyards as some of the finest English Sparkling wine comes from Sussex.

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga 
  • Aquafit 
  • Body conditioning 
  • Circuit 
  • Pilates on the ball 

N.B Classes are not available for non-members until further notice

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


There are 28 rooms in two houses set in nine acres of gardens overlooking Cuckfield Park. Rooms are named after members of the two families who have owned Ockenden Manor since 1520. All rooms are en suite and have a wi-fi access.

These rooms have king size beds, twin beds are on request and are located in the garden wing overlooking the gardens towards the South Downs National Park. Bathrooms have a shower and bath combination.

Facilities include:

Satelitte TV, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobe, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. 

Free upgrade to Sussex room

Room are located in the oldest part of the Manor house. Beds are doubles and some are four poster. 

Facilities include: 

Satelitte TV, tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobe, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. This room also has a Nespresso coffee machine as an extra touch.

What’s on the menu

Led by award-winning Head Chef, Stephen Crane, the Restaurant serves some of the finest food in Sussex. The fresh, seasonal menus (including vegetarian menu) offers locally-sourced food and a variety of healthy options including light, spa lunches. You can also splash out on a seven-course tasting menu if you are feeling indulgent.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, mid-morning coffee or a full afternoon tea. Restaurant overlooks far-reaching views over Cuckfield Park.
Drawing room and Bar
Drawing room and Bar
The drawing room and bar is the best spot for a glass of wine, afternoon tea or simply to sit a while, read the papers or gaze at sun-drenched terrace and gardens.


Hotel is in village of Cuckfield, West Sussex, with stunning views across the South Downs and some of Sussex and Kent’s main attractions just a short drive away.

By car

It’s 90 minutes by car from London or 60 minutes by train from Victoria station followed by a short taxi ride.
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Families, Children & Infants

Kids are welcome at the hotel. They also have family swimming times - 10.00am-11.00am and 3.30pm - 5.00pm


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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Flexible pricing
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Our different pricing and packages allows you to pick the right option for you. Choose from booking on bed & breakfast basis with free spa credits at many of our resorts. Or go for one of our great value packages to pre plan your treatments and activities at discounted prices.
Value Added Benefits & Discounts
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We work hard to negotiate extra value for our clients with our benefits such as free spa credits or room discounts that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Even from the hotel directly. We can do this because we are the largest and most established specialist wellbeing travel company.
Award winning service
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We have been operating for 12 years and know a thing or two about Wellbeing Holidays. We also take time to listen to what you want and research the best options for your needs. Many of our retreats have been visited by the team too. We will always try our best for you!