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

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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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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.

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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

Fishing holidays at Gaveston Hall in Sussex

October 2nd 2019

The lake at Gaveston Hall is fed by a stream and was stocked by carp over a 100 years ago. Their descendants are still here today and groups staying at the hall have access to the Lake. You may be lucky and catch a big one!

Our lake is fed by a stream and goes out over a weir built over 100 years ago.   The story goes that the owner of Gaveston Hall gave the local farm hands some work at the turn of the last century about 1900 when there was very little work available by digging out the lake by hand with spades ( no machinery to do The digging in those days). It was stocked with carp and their descendants are still here today.

The Lake at Gaveston Hall is rumoured to have been visited by Edward VII to do some duck shooting. While standing on the bank ready to shoot all the ducks came around expecting to be fed. Of course he was unable to shoot sitting ducks in front of him so his duck shooting day was spoiled by tame ducks.

Fishing holidays at Gaveston Hall in Sussex
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