Fodor's Expert Review Horsted Place

Horsted Pond La., 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 exudes English country-house style, with a magnificent Victorian staircase and elegant, traditional guest rooms. There are many special touches—the Gothic library has a secret door that leads to a private courtyard. The dining room offers such elegant fare as seared guinea fowl with Madeira sauce. Golfers get a special rate at a nearby course. The house is 6 miles north of Lewes.

PROS

  • historic building
  • amazing architecture
  • lovely gardens

CONS

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

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01825-750581

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
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