What We Love
- Period features aplenty; parts of the hotel date from 1580
- The gorgeous grounds are home to an ancient moat, duck pond, croquet lawn and vegetable garden
What To Know
- Surprisingly secluded despite being just eight miles from Gatwick Airport
- The surrounding country trails are great for walking, but you'll need a car to explore nearby attractions
- The last sitting at the Mulberry restaurant is 9:30 p.m.; sandwiches are available 24 hours
- Free parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set in a three-acre garden (complete with croquet lawn, duck pond and ancient moat), Langshott Manor is very much the quintessential English country retreat. Clad in rich red brick, supported by timber beams and topped with fishscale tiles, this 16th-century property is crammed full of character; it has been home, at various points in its history, to barons, lords and noblemen. Entry is through a Tudor-style door (with a hefty brass knocker), and inside it’s all wood paneling, beam ceilings and stained glass, with plenty of old-school styling by way of iron chandeliers, floral wallpaper and family crests.
Bed and Bath
The 22 guestrooms are named after Henry VIII and his wives or local gardens, race courses and castles, and they’re stuffed with plush chairs, dark, glossy furniture and period features (exposed beams, alcoves, creaky floors, leaded windows). The regal color scheme runs from rich red to deep purple, and several rooms feature flock wallpaper or contemporary artwork. Luxury Rooms overlook the grounds, and some come with private patio gardens. Bathrooms have Victorian-style sinks and rain showers and are stocked with Temple Spa products.
Wander the leafy grounds and stop to feed the waddling ducks by the pond, play a spot of croquet on the lawn or perch at one of the ornate wrought iron tables for an alfresco drink. If the weather turns sour, huddle up in one of the cozy lounges in front of a crackling fire and tuck into a traditional afternoon tea (the dainty cakes are crafted by an in-house pastry chef). The Mulberry restaurant is a fancy fine dining spot where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Located in a newer part of the hotel, it lacks the period charm of the rest of the property, but it’s a light-flooded room with cute leaded windows overlooking the grounds; grab a spot in the corner for the best view. Local produce and herbs from the garden are used in the innovative dishes (Sussex pork with rhubarb and caramelized chicory, pigeon with foie gras and blackcurrant), and the breakfast menu features an impressive full English option alongside smoked haddock and poached eggs served with a Bloody Mary or a mimosa.
In the Area
The property feels surprisingly secluded despite being just eight miles from Gatwick Airport. It’s a great pre- or post-flight alternative to a big brand airport hotel. There are country walks in the immediate vicinity (maps are available from reception), or you can reach Denbies Wine Estate (for tastings and tours), Hever Castle (the childhood home of Anne Boleyn) and Chislehurst Caves (for a lamplit guided tour), within an hour’s drive. Head south to Brighton to have fish and chips on the beach, browse cute boutiques and bar-hop, and London is a 30-minute train ride away via the Gatwick Express.
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Had relaxing time, It was my second time in your Hotel, stayed for 3 days. Very good dining options, dinner service was top notch and staff are friendly from the welcome to the farewill. I will come back in a month time.
It was my second stay this year, I love this Hotel, great rooms and nice restaurants, friendly staff in all Hotel, they do their best to satisfy their guests. Breakfast was tasty and I recommend this Hotel. See you next time
I stayed in this Hotel last week, what an amazing stay, staff very welcoming, room was very clean, we got the room on time, Housekeeping are very good and they clean the room very well, I will come back to stay again soon
Bad: Lady at reception on arrival clearly exhausted and not very polite. Room dull and not representative of photo on website. (Expensive) Dinner awful. Second to arrive but had to wait an hour for our starter and almost 90 minutes for our main. The starter was ridiculous. Clearly some salad tossed on a plate and drizzled hurriedly with balsamic vinegar and four small bits of cheese. If I were a Chef, I would be EMBARRASSED to let this out at the pass. The mains were underwhelming and again, bore no resemblance to the photos on your website. Non UK Maitre'd at least apologised for lateness. This was also mentioned to an older English gentleman on duty who couldn't care less. "Yes, I know" was the snarky reply.
Good: Ease of parking. Jose could teach the entire staff lessons in friendliness and approachability. Bathroom in room nice and airy. Duty manager upon leaving actually sounded like she cared about our bad experience. She also took off two proseccos from the bill that we were offered upon arrival to dinner on the 14th of Feb, but not told we would be charged for.
Spent the evening here for valentines. Lovely hotel, especially from the outside. Easy parking. We upgraded to the Henry VIII master suite - I didn’t find it too master suite-y to be honest, so perhaps next time wouldn’t upgrade. Nice food, bill came to £116 for two starters & mains and 2 glasses of Prosecco and 2 glasses of Malbec. Breakfast was really good here!