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The Stanhill Court at Gatwick

(4 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
10 mins
from the airport
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An elegant country house, 10 minutes from the airport

When is a Gatwick airport hotel not a Gatwick airport hotel? When it’s Stanhill Court; a historic country house, set in more than thirty acres of grounds, with unique bedrooms, filled with character, and a fantastic restaurant, all within easy reach of both Gatwick terminals.

The stately home that's so much more than an airport hotel

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Overall rating: 88% based on 245 Ratings

Stanhill Court was originally built in 1881 as a family home for the Scottish landowner and Lloyds of London underwriter William Young. The hotel has a warm feel thanks to the carved, pine panelling throughout the hall, minstrel's gallery and barrel roof. There's also a gorgeous window of original stained glass, which depicts the family coat of arms and adds a unique 'wow' factor to the lobby.

Set in 32 acres of gardens, with a further three acres of forest, Stanhill Court has country views from every window, and feels a world away from those hectic runways. The atmosphere here is of understated class, with high-quality furnishings, décor and food, and an emphasis on superior service.

Plenty of space to park in the rolling parklands

For those travelling to Gatwick airport by car, Stanhill Court is an excellent choice. The hotel is located just a 12-minute drive from junction 10 of the M23 and an easy 10-minute drive from both the north and south terminals, yet offers a country atmosphere to help you relax and get into the holiday mood.

If you choose to stay at Stanhill Court, your best parking option is to leave your vehicle in the hotel's secluded, on-site car park for the duration of your holiday. To get to the airport, simply have the hotel book you a taxi for a flat fee of £10. If you’re coming by public transport, Gatwick airport and Horley train station are both about a 10-minute taxi journey away.

Staying at Stanhill Court allows you to start your holiday early, with a memorable dinner in the high-quality Restaurant 1881, which offers truly excellent table d’hote dining and has been awarded two AA rosettes. The hotel also has a Patio Bar, which serves a simple menu of sandwiches and mains and is open until 11.30pm for drinks. There’s also free wifi throughout the hotel and a cosy library just off the lobby – the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap.

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Character – Stanhill Court is a beautiful 19th-century family home, which has been well maintained and faithfully renovated into a hotel bursting with character. The lobby and lounge area has real 'wow' factor, with wood paneling and stained glass, and the rooms exude period glamour with dark wood, antique furniture and high-quality fabrics. This is not just any airport hotel, this is a genuine country house that's your home for the night.

Food and drink – The food at Stanhill Court would put many top London restaurants to shame. Restaurant 1881 holds two AA rosettes and offers a very reasonably-priced table d’hote two- or three-course menu for both lunch and dinner. The bar also serves a selection of hot and cold meals, and the lounge area is a relaxing place to start your holiday with a fine wine from the hotel’s extensive list.

Nature – Just because you need to be close to Gatwick airport the night before your holiday doesn’t mean you need to be sleeping right on top of it. Stanhill Court is located in 35 acres of beautiful grounds and features views of the South Downs and surrounding woodlands, yet it’s just a short 10-minute drive from both the north and south terminals. You won’t see planes taking off from your window; instead you’ll enjoy a country atmosphere in an unbeatable Gatwick-adjacent location.

Couples – The rooms at Stanhill Court, especially the four posters and character rooms, have a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, and Restaurant 1881 is a fairytale dining room, perfect for couples, thanks to its historic fireplace, chandelier and candlelight. Couples can also head out into the grounds to stroll hand in hand and get cosy over drinks in the wood-paneled library.

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Earliest check-in time is 3pm. Latest check-out time is 10am.


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Start your holiday a day early and treat yourself at Stanhill Court. This 18th century country house boasts exquisite, award-winning dining, 32 acres of beautiful gardens, original period features and luxurious bedrooms - all just 10 minutes from Gatwick airport.

Check in is from 15:00 so you'll have plenty of time to explore this romantic paradise. After all, it was voted Most Romantic Hotel by the AA.

Built in 1881, Stanhill Court emanates Victorian decadence. From the breathtaking stained-glass windows to the sparkling chandeliers and mahogany stair cases, the original period features are sure to steal your imagination.

Lose yourself in 32 magnificent acres of gardens, ancient woodlands and ponds filled with coy carp - you may even stumble upon the charming amphitheatre.

When you've found your way back, you'll be guided to culinary heaven at the double AA Rosette-winning Restaurant 1881. The romantic candlelit tables and glittering chandeliers set the scene for a feast you won't forget. Dining is delectable, with fresh, home-grown produce and dishes cooked and served to perfection by master chefs. You'll even find an international wine list of 200 to impress any connoisseur. Restaurant 1881 serves dinner from 19:00 to 21:30.

For something a little lighter, the Patio bar offers snacks and nibbles, from 09:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00.

Curl up in an arm chair for some quiet downtime in the hotel's library. There are shelves of great reads as well as newspapers, so you can grab your favourite and put your feet up before bed.

And, if you need to stay connected to the outside world, wifi is free for guests throughout the hotel.

Once you've wined and dined, you'll find even more fairytale luxury in your bedroom. The rooms and their features are all brilliantly unique, with elegant four-poster beds, roll top bathtubs, embroidered drapes and chaise lounges.

When you're back in the land of the living, you won't want to miss out on a delicious waiter-served breakfast. There are all of your favourite English breakfast items: eggs, sausages and bacon, as well as some more unique dishes like rolled oats and smoked haddock. There's even a continental buffet for a lighter breakfast. It's all served in Restaurant 1881, Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 09:30 and on weekends from 08:30 to 10:00.

On the morning of your flight, just hop in your taxi to the airport. Transfers take just 10 minutes and cost £10.

Hints, tips and extra bits:
You must arrive and check in before midnight, as reception shuts between midnight and 07:00.

* Prices quoted are for stays on the 03-05-2015, valid as of 03-03-2015