Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa is set on 30 acres of verdant parkland, the setting is absolutely stunning. If gardening is a lesson in seasonal planting combining beautiful bulbs with carefully chosen shrubs and trees, Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa ticks all those boxes and more.
This tranquil luxury hotel has direct access to Climping Beach, which is a bonus. It is 5 miles from the stunning historical town Arundel, which is famous for its castle. Driving up in my eco-friendly Tesla Model X electric car, this 1920s mock-medieval mansion which is surrounded by cottage annexes, a chapel and barn-style spa, was gorgeous. The effect is akin to an ancient historical setting, but with all the mods and cons!
Dedication To Spa
Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa features an indoor and outdoor pool, modern spa and fitness centre and tennis courts. Imagine experiencing a purification in Bali, a prayer ceremony with monks, but on this occasion, I am actually in West Sussex. The Spa architecture is inspired by a barn and the indoor pool is unique and creates an ambience of swimming surrounded by nature, which is lovely. The outdoor jacuzzi and swimming pool is relaxing and very therapeutic to the mind boy and soul. Regarding the wellness options, they are excellent, and the massage treatments are of high level and individually caters for those aches and pains. My massage was maybe not as firm as I wanted it to be, but was in the end one of the most relaxing ones I have ever had. The lounge chairs and changing room are spotless, often cleaned and I love the card locking option, no one pound coins needed when it comes to storing my personal belongings.
The restaurant setting is quirky and has a lot of personality. In regards to the food, the restaurant prides itself in working with close local supplier relationships of fresh produce within the UK. The hotel sources the freshest of produce from specialist butchers, farmers and anglers along with seasonal vegetables, fruits, spices and herbs. The cuisine is a mixture of modern British and traditional recipes that I am familiar with, embracing produce that is within season which currently is venison. The presentation and staff attentiveness is of a high standard but not too intimidating. Breakfast setting and choices were nice to get my day started!
I have reviewed over 200 hotels in the last four years and I always assume I have experienced it all. In entering the suite called Baylies the vaulted ceiling dominates the room, it is truly spectacular. I am a huge fan of the wood-burning stove in the bedroom so to be able to relax, work and sleep throughout the night with a wood fire on. For me, this is just icing on the cake as far as relaxation goes. Vivid paintings hang on the walls, floors are scattered with a deep rich array of coloured rugs and the storage spaces are practical. I love the serendipitous juxtaposition of pieces, on show throughout the room. Including a pretty teapot, cups and fresh biscuits.
The four-poster bed is relevant to this interior design and adds an extra wow factor. The sofas are cosy, and there is plenty of colours and subtle mood lighting. Combine this with the countryside views and this is why the Baylies Suite is pure luxury at its best. The ambience overall is iconic British interior design, which I have always adored.
It was blowing a snowstorm outside throughout the night, and there was nothing more soothing, to snuggle up with the endless amount of pillows overlooking the fireplace.
Twin Roll Top Bath
The stunning bathroom has a large walk-in shower, twin sinks and is very large. However, I have never seen a bathroom with twin roll-top baths before in my life. Why did I not think of this myself, for my own house? This is just clever, personal and lots of fun. It was so exciting bathing with my partner in crime with some Champagne and sparkling water, life was bliss. The quality of this bathroom and the large fluffy towels is why it is one of my favourite bathroom experiences I have had to date.
There’s something fairytale-esque about the Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa. And indeed the story of its creation is rather a romantic one. There are so many places to explore both in and around Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa. Reading about the artisans and craftspeople who had lived within its walls helped me to grasp the history. Staying here is truly unique and a place I would venture back over and over. The fact that there are so many options regarding accommodation makes it so much more intriguing.
- Room reviewed: Baylies Room
- Website: www.hshotels.co.uk/bailiffscourt
- Address: Climping Street, Climping BN17 5RW, United Kingdom
- Phone: +44 (0)1903 723511