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

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 beach.

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 take a bucket and spade down to Climping Beach.

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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

Pride of Britain Hotels

Bailiffscourt is proud to be a member of Pride of Britain Hotels, a collection of privately owned, independent luxury hotels in the UK.

Great hospitality is the key to Pride of Britain's longstanding reputation for excellence in hotel-keeping. The consortium is a not for profit organisation that belongs to its member hotels, a collection of never more than 50 independent, mostly family-owned, luxury hotels in some of the most beautiful locations around the British Isles.

Each hotel has its own distinctive style and character but all of them are run by people with a passion for great hospitality.