Gaveston Hall, Nuthurst, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6RF

Call Rita Barclay on 01403 891 431

Outdoor group activity centre near the South Downs

Originally a boarding school, Gaveston Hall nestles in the rural west Sussex countryside with easy access to the South Downs National Park. However London is only about 1 hour away and Brighton and South Coast are just a 40 min drive. Gaveston Hall now provides great value hostel accommodation for up to 100, mostly in the old school dormitories, but also in some private single and twin rooms and 4 chalets. Couples, families and groups of all sizes including schools, universities and clubs are all welcome. This unique building with its magnificent setting lends itself to celebrations, reunions, family gatherings and weddings. The two dining halls seat 100 and the self catering kitchen is equipped to cater for big events. Half or full board options are also available if you prefer. Outside there is plenty to entertain all ages with play areas, a football field, a tennis court, woodland walks and footpaths leading to the Downs Link Bridleway, a huge picnic area, BBQ and campfire site. There is also a fishing lake and chickens, goats and horses to feed. Outdoor activities can also be provided on site. Indoor entertainment includes table tennis and pool tables and a swimming pool (summer months only). Dogs welcome. BYO bedding or hire. Camping is also available

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  • Beds & Rooms:

    100: Hall: 1x18, 2x16, 2xdbl, 1xtwin, 1xsgl. Chalets: 2x16, 1x15, 1x14
  • Open:

    All year. Daylight hours
  • Price per night:

    From £25pp. Small extra charge for bedding hire or BYO.
  • Booking:

    Ask for booking form by phone or e mail
  • Directions:

    Use the postcode RH13 6RF and your Sat Nav or Google Maps will get you here.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest train station Horsham, which is on the Southampton to London Victoria line via Gatwick. Then taxi to Gaveston Hall.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
ZDogs by arrangement


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Stay on a farm and feed the animals at Gaveston Hall

February 27th 2022

Great value hostel accommodation for groups of 40 to 100, in old school dormitories, private single and twin rooms and chalets set within the grounds of a 100acre woodland and farm.

Ideal for large groups of 40 – 100. Where your group would get exclusive of the large grounds lots to explore and animals to meet. There are 100 acres of private woodlands, meadows, lakes and streams so children and adults alike can play and adventure in a peaceful and protected environment. See wild animals such as elusive deer, foxes and bats that roam freely and badgers that emerge from their setts at dusk. if you have no luck spotting the wild animals, there are plenty of farm animals to meet and feed too such as chickens, goats and horses.

Gaveston Hall is close enough to London to make it easy for a weekend countryside getaway.


a headshot of a horse set against a cloudy sky

Good value centrally heated cabins available in the Sussex Countryside

September 1st 2020

Four good reasons to plan a break at Gaveston Hall. Lovely walking countryside direct from our door and campfires to light up autumn evenings. Friendly local pubs for eating out with cosy log fires. Peace and quiet to enjoy the wildlife and farmland surrounding us.

park at gaveston hall
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Exciting accommodation for you and your dog

November 8th 2019

Dog friendly accommodation tucked away in the Sussex countryside, plenty of walks lakeside or within the woodlands

Gaveston Hall is a stunning ex-boarding school right on the doorstep of the South Downs national park. Containing  facilities such as tennis courts and a football pitch even the most active of traveler will find it difficult to tire of this stunning location. Dogs are more than welcome but in the grounds please keep dogs on leads

But if an unleashed stretch of the legs is needed there are plenty of long distance walks nearby that will keep you and your dog happy, with the beach only being 45 minutes by car there is a great variety to choose from be it woodland or otherwise you wish to visit.

Other animal friends can also be found on site, goats, chickens and horses are waiting to be fed and made a fuss of. Just make sure your canine doesn’t get jealous.

Misty fields perfect for dog walking
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