Playing the Grounds

With 93 acres of terraces, gardens, lakes, woodland and parkland there is plenty to discover in the grounds at South Lodge. Find the hidden rockery with ponds and alpine plants, for a gentle stroll follow the way-marks or if you are feeling more energetic or in need of a bit of exercise, jog or borrow one of our mountain bikes. Or just sit back and relax, order a drink and ponder the outstanding panoramic view of the South Downs.

While exploring look out for our unprecedented collection of Rhododendrons , Camellias and Azaleas planted by the Godman family who landscaped the estate during the 19th and 20th centuries. 

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Sip Pimms over a game of


Find some very special places on a

romantic walk
fresh air exercise and great company

get out and about

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A local round of golf at our sister property

Mannings Heath, an Exclusive Golf Club

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Cinema Nights