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Thirty-nine bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages set in thirty acres leading to the Climping coastline

A medieval-style house, thatched houses and cottages, a 13th century chapel, an inner rose-clad courtyard and underground passageway. A rose garden, a spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, croquet lawn, tennis courts, 30 acres of private parkland, the sea.

Families at Bailiffscourt

Fun, excitement, and adventures in endless acres of beautiful parkland are all good ingredients for a memorable family holiday at Bailiffscourt - the perfect playground for hours of fresh air and family activities, no matter what your age.

Discover our walking trail around the hotel grounds, explore the wood and of course dip your toes in the sea!

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Dogs at Bailiffscourt

Your dog need never go to the kennels again, as they too are invited to enjoy the luxury of Bailiffscourt.

Set in 30 acres of stunning private parkland, Bailiffscourt is the perfect spot for a game of fetch, a bracing stroll along Climping Beach, a short walk or a refreshing dip in the sea.

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A brief history of Bailiffscourt

With all the appearance of an ancient manor house, Bailiffscourt's best-kept secret is that until 1927 it didn't exist. It was designed for Lord Moyne, then Walter Guinness of the brewing family, by the antiquarian and architect, Amyas Phillips.

His brief was to recreate a house in the medieval style, which was favoured by Lord Moyne's wife Evelyn. Phillips searched the country for original stone, woodwork, doors, windows and fireplaces, bringing them all together at Climping to create the exquisite country house and park that we see today.

Throughout the 1930's, Bailiffscourt played host to the high society of the day until the death of Lady Moyne in 1939, and in 1948 it became a privately owned hotel and in 1993 Historic Sussex Hotels bought and lovingly restored Bailiffscourt.

Please ask any member of our team and we would be delighted to show you some of the key historical points around the hotel or send through further information.

Today, Bailiffscourt still holds all the qualities bestowed on it by its originators, ensuring a warm welcome to all those looking for something a little bit magical

Pontus and Miranda Carminger, Managing Directors

PoB Hotels

Bailiffscourt is proud to be a member of PoB Hotels, a collection of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences across the British Isles.

PoB Hotels only invite the very best independent hotels to join their collection - but there's much more to it than that. Think of PoB Hotels as the key and each hotel as a door to new experiences. Each completely unique. Each hand-picked. Each the Pride of Britain.

Established in 1982 by a group of 12 passionate hoteliers, PoB Hotels today has grown to over 50 city-based, countryside and coastal locations. The essence of PoB Hotels is built on its British heritage, honouring provenance and sincere, authentic service. They love the independent nature and unique culture at each property. What ties the hotels together is not being the same but celebrating individuality with a common vision- offering guests the best experiences.

They're all about pairing each guest with an experience that's extraordinary and unique, so all members are inspected annually to ensure they live up to the PoB standard. Plus, admission of new members is subject to successfully passing an anonymous overnight inspection and a ballot of the membership.

In 2022, PoB Hotels partnered with EarthCheck, the leading global sustainability certification programme. This step formalises an ongoing commitment to responsible travel and an effort to promote sustainable practices across its collection.