There’s no hurry to move us out, in fact we have to force ourselves to leave. If things get messy, then I guess you’ll end up in these antique stocks at the back of the house but, what a view!
I feel a staff roll-call coming on, special mentions to the charming Kyle McLaughlin who was just four days into his role (unbelievable); the charming Sean Arthur who indulged us with our wine loves; Mike Wheeler the Assistant Restaurant Manager who chatted with Mr and shared their whisky loves over breakfast and to the gentleman that is Andrew Thomason for making Graveyte Manor a very, very special place. Emma the unflappable head receptionist who knows when a gal needs a gin and tonic and to all the other lovely people whose names I didn’t get, but whose attention to detail didn’t go unnoticed.
A gushing review? Absolutely. Were we treated any differently to those who were guests staying too? Absolutely not.
I was invited to Gravetye Manor to spend the night, and would return in a heartbeat.
That one night felt like three away from the capital and that’s not a bad thing for a hotel manager to hear as guests drive away, is it?
Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex RH19 4LJ
Relais & Chateaux booking line is free 0800 2000 00 02.