One of the most significant destination spas to open in the South East, just one hour from London, Ockenden Manor Spa in Cuckfield, West Sussex opened at the beginning January 2012.
Created inside the estate’s original 19th century walled garden, the striking new contemporary structure blends harmoniously with the surrounding Sussex landscape. The tones and textures of the light-filled, peaceful interiors also help to give this inspired spa a strong sense of place, with glass walls and an inside/outside swimming pool. The scheme includes six large rooftop spa suites, designed with large French windows to maximise the views of the South Downs.
The spa features Ila products, free from synthetic chemicals, as well as Ren and Electric Body products. And, in keeping with the overall natural and pure feel, all the water for the swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor spa bath and rain shower comes from the hotel’s own underground spring.
Pontus Carminger, Managing Director of Historic Sussex Hotels, said:
“I am really delighted that the spa has been recognised by Condé Nast Johansens’ guests and inspectors, so soon after opening. This is testament to all the hard work everyone has put in to make the spa work. With such inspiring surroundings it was a natural direction for the hotel to take. Our aim is to fully nurture our guests, by offering wonderful treatments and sublime products. Ockenden Manor is already known for its food, character and service – and now the spa.”
The Condé Nast Johansens Awards are based on responses from guest nomination forms, guest survey reports, and regional inspector reports drawn from the hotels featured in Condé Nast Johansens’ most recent guides – which describe the hotel as follows:
“History and character abound in this enchanting Elizabethan manor house hotel, first recorded in 1520. Tucked away in one of the prettiest Tudor villages in the country, it is ideal for exploring Sussex & Kent.”
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Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa| Ockenden Lane | Cuckfield | West Sussex RH17 5LD
http://www.hshotels.co.uk |T: 01444 416111 | email@example.com
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NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT OCKENDEN MANOR HOTEL & SPA: Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa is set in 9 acres of peaceful gardens and grounds with views across the West Sussex countryside to the South Downs in the village of Cuckfield. Each of the 22 suites and rooms is named after a member of one of the two families who have owned the estate since 1520. Home to one of only two Michelin starred restaurants in Sussex. Sink into the charming Restaurant with views over the garden and South Downs, for a superbly memorable meal and some of the finest food in southern England. Best for...cycling and riding on the South Downs, shopping in Brighton, show jumping at Hickstead, going back in time on the Bluebell Line Steam Train, Opera at Glyndebourne and being inspired by gardens nearby – and now for TLC in the new spa.
About Condé Nast Johansens: Now in its 31st year, Condé Nast Johansens remains the most comprehensive illustrated reference to annually inspected, independently owned hotels. With dedicated and highly trained Inspectors, almost ten times as many properties have been assessed as appear in the Guides, in order to narrow the final selection down to, quite simply, the best selection of accommodation for independent travellers. With a readership of 8.9 million, the Guides distribution now totals 166,550 internationally.
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