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Postcode: RH17 | code search
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The hamlet of Hickstead is situated on the A23 roughly mid-way between Brighton & Crawley and 3 miles west of Burgess Hill. The name is probably derived from the Old English `heah or heghst - stede = high or highest place. Hickstead was a freehold manor of Saddlescombe - on the South Downs near to Brighton - which was controlled by the Order of St.John of Jerusalem (the Hospitallers). In the 13th century it was being run Matthew de Cumbe, the de Cumbes were still in control of the manor in the C15th; but by the end of the C16th the manor was acquired by the Stapleys of Twineham. Hickstead Place is a small two-storeyed manor house of brick with a Horsham slabbed roof. Most of the house is of the C18th but on the south wall is a C15th or early C16th chimneybrest with a brick gable and inside one part has a C15th roof. All remained quiet in Hickstead until 1960 when Douglas Bunn acquired Hickstead Place estate and set about building a show jumping course. He wanted to build a course to rival all the big arenas on the continent, his new course was built in a loop of the fledgling river Adur and has grown to become the home of International Show Jumping in Great Britain, and one of the best in the world, hosting numerous world class events. It now boasts five arenas, a polo field and is associated with all things equestrian as well as hosting many other non horse related events.


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Hickstead Hotel (0.16 miles)

Hickstead Hotel

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Set in 7 acres of peaceful Sussex countryside, this distinguished rural retreat offers a wealth of choice for meetings, dining or a well-earned break away from all the stress of modern ... More

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Little Turrets (1.69 miles)

Little Turrets

Little Turrets is a luxury detached contemporary Bed and Breakfast which has its own courtyard and is independent of the main house of Turrets set in 9 acres of land. Being newly converted it conforms ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Burgess Hill (2.29 miles)

Premier Inn Burgess Hill
Premier Inn Burgess Hill is a modern, ecological hotel located in the Victoria Business park of Burgess Hill and offering 24-hour front desk, free parking, a bar and a restaurant. The Beefeater restaurant at the Burgess ... More | visit website
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Vinyard Lodge (2.56 miles)

Vinyard Lodge

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Just 15 minutes from the bustle of Brighton and 15 minutes from Gatwick off the A23 London to Brighton, idyllically situated in the picturesque village of Hurspierpoint by the South ... More

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Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa (3.36 miles)

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa
This delightful Elizabethan Manor House, situated in the heart of the Tudor Village of Cuckfield, is the ideal retreat from which to discover the "Garden of England".

All 22 rooms have their own identity and are ... More | visit website
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Abbey House (3.62 miles)

Abbey House

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A warm welcome.....Awaits you at our comfortable family home bed and breakfast in a pleasant residential district.We are within easy reach of Burgess Hill railway station, Burgess Hill Town Centre, ... More

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Wickwoods Country Club (3.65 miles)

Wickwoods Country Club
Wickwoods Country Club, Hotel & Spa which offers Memberships, Wedding/Functions, Beauty Treatments and Accommodation is set amongst 22 acres of glorious landscaped gardens and woodland within the South Downs National Park. It lies just south ... More | visit website
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The Wheatsheaf Pub (3.76 miles)

The Wheatsheaf Pub
The nineteenth century Wheatsheaf Inn is situated on the on the edge of the historic village of Cuckfield. The mainline station of Haywards Heath is a short distance away and offers an excellent service to ... More | visit website
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No1 The Laurels B&B (4.27 miles)

No1 The Laurels B&B
No1 The Laurels is a modern house built to traditional Sussex style near the center of the village of Henfield yet in a quiet location. Rooms are comfortable with central heating en-suite or private bath/shower ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (4.34 miles)

George Hotel

This former 16th century coaching inn still retains many of its wonderful original features, with a cosy interior, original wooden beams and an inglenook fireplace. The hotelís original historic beauty does not compromise the standard of ... More | visit website

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