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.
How to Get There
This beautiful hotel is in an amazing secluded area, we had afternoon tea on the terrace, so quiet and peaceful. Staff were attentive but not intrusive, and food was delicious, definitely be back. Unlimited tea or coffee, and took a few of our cakes home.
We stayed at langshott Manor after our wedding and we are so glad we did. It was the most wonderful way to round off our wedding day. All the staff were so friendly and the food was fantastic although be prepared for the high price tag! We would definitely go again for a important occasion in the future. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!
The entrance and gardens to Langshott are lovely and you feel that you may be in for a treat and have high expectations - don't!
After drinks on the lovely terrace overlooking the gardens we had dinner in the dining room. The internal decor in the reception rooms and moreso the dining a drab and totally out of character with the property.
The staff tried but the service was very average and the food again to worth waiting for - especially at the price. The whole meal and then after felt rushed and as if we were more of a hindrance than guests. In all a real disappointment for what could have been lovely. Overpriced and not worth it I am afraid.
I have never had such an appalling experience. We tried to book a 2 night stay at this hotel by phone and it was shambolic. Nobody answers the phone at the hotel or Central Reservations. When they do they cut you off I spent 3 hours trying to book a room and got nowhere. I have never experienced such painful and excruciating service. I don’t think I would stay at this hotel even if they paid me. Appalling!!!!!!!!!
Lovely looking hotel, nice location, tasty food but that's about it. Booked a suite and requested early check in for an additional £50. Arrived at 12.30 only to hr told my room wasn't ready. I explained that I had paid in full and this was unacceptable. Receptionist went to talk to her manager, and eventually I was shown to a room. On first impressions the room looked nice, on closer inspection tho there was a cracked tile in the bathroom, the toilet hadn't been flushed, there were cobwebs in the bathroom and also in the bedroom. There was no fridge, no air conditioning, no milk for tea etc. The worst thing tho is the fact all driveways and pathways are gravel, as the hotel is mainly used for airport stopovers people arrive and leave at all hours and every footstep and every car could be heard even with the windows closed. Dinner was very tasty but the portions were tiny. I had a starter of asparagus, 4 spears of small asparagus, a tiny poached egg and a drizzle of sauce. Main course of Salmon was also tiny, literally 4 mouthfuls and the salmon was gone. Cheese for dessert was nice but also small. I suspect they make the portions so small so you order three courses. Asked for the rest of the bottle of wine to be taken to my room but it never arrived. Breakfast was awful, waited over an hour for full English l, and continental selection was not replenished. WiFi reception the bedroom was awful and also mobile signal here is rubbish. Actually left thinking I may have been better off staying at a local premier inn ...