This 4-star hotel or better termed resort sits within Ashdown Forest on 186 acres in Eat Sussex. Guests are spoilt for choice. The grounds are immaculate and offer walking trails, ponds, and gardens to enjoy. There are cycling routes to follow at your own pace or a golf course to play. There are also tennis courts, indoor golfing nets, a practise putting green, croquet lawns and jogging trails through the beautiful grounds and woodlands. If outdoor activities are not appropriate due to the weather or just not your thing, there is always the spa with numerous beauty treatments on offer.
The hotel rooms are decorated in a traditional style. I found the room comfortable and clean.
There were many pillow options and a plush bathrobe to pamper me. There were also coffee/tea facilities in the room and the bathroom toiletries were the lovely Molton Brown ones. All to make guests feel like they are staying with a friend rather than at a hotel.
The highlight of my stay was seeing the deer feeding near dusk. They were beautiful, at peace, and in the perfect setting. Worth the trip.
* Because of the expansive and remote property, it can be difficult to find so be sure to get detailed directions before setting out and leave a bit of time in case of getting turned around.
* Be sure to ask where your room will be located located as I have stayed in a separate cottage location as well as a room as far away from reception as possible (almost a 10-minute walk). There is plenty of onsite parking without charge.
* Walls are thin so take or ask for a fan or noise machine if sleeping will be a problem otherwise.
* If visiting, be sure to check their website for specials on the rooms, dinner, and/or afternoon tea offers.
Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club
Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row,
East Sussex, RH18 5JR 44 (0)1342 824988