The striking Italianate architecture of Cliveden House dazzles guests upon entering its magnificent grounds. Glorious interiors are embellished with original period features, fireplaces, opulent furnishings and a timeless elegance, whilst acknowledging the rich historical heritage of the house.
The impressive service, interior style, exquisite dining, and bountiful gardens project the luxurious associations for which Cliveden House is renowned. Lavender and scented roses, when in season, adorn the garden surrounding the outdoor swimming pool whilst the exceptional spa offers world-class treatments and unparalleled tranquillity.
Located in a beautiful old stable block, which once housed Lord Astor’s most prized horses, The Astor Grill provides an informal dining experience with a menu overseen by Executive Chef André Garrett focusing on classic American and British dishes. An equestrian theme is showcased through The Astor Grill’s décor, with inky blue leather banquettes and rich, dark woods in booths which would have once acted as the stables. Quirky details from metal horse legs supporting the tables to brass horse figurines decorate the restaurant.
Cliveden was once a vibrant social hub for guests as diverse as Charlie Chaplin, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill and is today one of England’s most impressive and luxurious country houses, offering a cosmopolitan venue fused with traditional values. From Afternoon-Tea and fine dining to Weddings or a romantic weekend away, Cliveden House is one of Best of England’s most recommended venues and destinations.
A few of our favourite places we’ve been recently…
Augustus Brandt is a charming antique and lifestyle shop located in a spacious Georgian townhouse in Petworth. The shop features bespoke, antique and contemporary pieces as well as a selection of homewares and gifts.
Closet and Botts is a partnership between Chloe Shearing and Harriet Maxwell, specialising in vintage, reclaimed and handmade homeware. This eclectic store offers a mix of vintage, new and handmade homeware, furniture and clothes.
Emmett & White Antiques & Interiors specialise in the wonderful, the unusual and the downright eccentric. They stock pieces ranging from furniture to silver spoons. Emmett & White is a veritable trove of treasures.
Freight is an interesting shop in Lewes selling a bespoke collection of homewares, many designed by the owners & manufactured in the UK. Freights mission is to create their own brand products representing their core values of; provenance, quality, durability and functionality.
Greensand Ridge Distillery is a pleasure to visit and get inspired. Their Gin Experience gives visitors the opportunity to get experimental and distil a Gin of their very own, within the Still House itself and using traditional copper sills and a choice of over 40 botanicals.
Much Ado offers a handpicked selection of new and old books. In 15 years it has earned awards and accolades from the national press with a carefully-chosen range of current titles, a beguiling atmosphere and unstinting customer service.
Fair Oak Farm is a unique collection of delightful accommodation located in 12 acres of protected countryside. From their grade II listed farmhouse to their eco-lodge tree houses, everything is carefully designed and finished with comfortable furnishings and style.