Park House, Hotel & Spa – Bepton, Nr Midhurst, West Sussex
A hotel for today that was created yesterday and has been considerably enhanced in recent years. In the same family for well over 70 years, it has all the graciousness, tranquillity and atmosphere of a privileged family home, where children and dogs are welcome. There’s a wall plastered with family photos and celebrated past guests, and the clink of china teacups in the garden outside. There are 12 bedrooms in the main house plus a further nine in three adjacent cottages, which look down onto a leisurely, almost Edwardian scene: flower-covered pergola, two lawn tennis courts, croquet lawn, a testing six-hole 18-tee golf course and emerald putting green, all perfectly maintained. Beyond the lawns are long views onto a lovely wooded section of the South Downs, with not another house in sight. Add a sleek spa with indoor and outdoor pools and fine food in the elegant dining room, and Park House, perfectly placed for Chichester and the Sussex Downs, is hard to beat.
The stunning panoramic views of the hotel and surrounding countryside from the top of the nearby South Downs.
The fabulous full English Afternoon Tea served in the Drawing Room during the winter and on the surrounding outside terraces during the warmer summer months.
Some superb quality English sparkling wine from one of the nearby vineyards.