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Laura Ashley Manor Hotel

The Hotel

Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel (formerly known as the Edgwarebury Hotel) was bought in 2012 by Laura Ashley Ltd. Laura Ashley is one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings companies founded on a rich design heritage and traditional values of quality and originality, using prints and designs that evoke the English countryside. The Manor has undergone a beautiful Laura Ashley refurbishment, and stands on the site of an old Tudor house, which dates back to 1540. The hotel is ideally situated- only 20 minutes by rail from London and 9 miles by road, an ideal starting point to discover the surrounding area or a peaceful retreat to get away from it all.

The Hotel is set in 10 acres of gardens and natural woodland, with views overlooking Central London with the gardens initially planned by Mr W Innes Stuckey. In fact, some of the shrubs and rhododendrons are of the same age of the house itself, and the magnolia tree outside the Terrace Bar is especially impressive when in flower. Commander, Sir Tim Dawson BT, Royal Navy, was the first occupant of Edgwarebury house. It was turned into a private country club in the early 1930’s and remained so until the late 1960’s. When it was then operated as a hotel with a fine restaurant. In 1989 a new wing with conference facilities and bedrooms were added, moving the Hotel into its present status.

The building's original features have been largely retained with several pieces throughout the hotel being of considerable age. The front door was originally part of the dungeons in Lewes Castle.

As one stands in the entrance hall attention is immediately drawn to the outstanding features of the fireplace with Italian carved columns supporting the ornate mantelpiece.

It is understood that some of the wood was actually from ships involved in the battle of the Spanish Armada. The beams and cornerstones have been used to decorate the ceilings in reception.

The wooden panels in our Beaufort Room are believed to date back to the 1600’s. In the bar, there is a particularly fine set of old Gothic panels made from ships lockers. The fire place over mantel features some fine carving which frames a medieval Spanish painting produced on a leather “canvas”.

Many television programmes and films have featured the Hotel. In addition to this ‘claim to fame’ the Hotel can boast of having entertained famous celebrities, including Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise and John Cleese to mention a few.

Laura Ashley The Manor Hotel (formerly known as the Edgwarebury Hotel) was bought in 2012 by Laura Ashley Ltd. Laura Ashley is one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings companies founded on a rich design heritage and traditional values of quality and originality, using prints and designs that evoke the English countryside. The Manor has undergone a beautiful Laura Ashley refurbishment, and stands on the site of an old Tudor house, which dates back to 1540. The hotel is ideally situated- only 20 minutes by rail from London and 9 miles by road, an ideal starting point to discover the surrounding area or a peaceful retreat to get away from it all.

The Hotel is set in 10 acres of gardens and natural woodland, with views overlooking Central London with the gardens initially planned by Mr W Innes Stuckey. In fact, some of the shrubs and rhododendrons are of the same age of the house itself, and the magnolia tree outside the Terrace Bar is especially impressive when in flower. Commander, Sir Tim Dawson BT, Royal Navy, was the first occupant of Edgwarebury house. It was turned into a private country club in the early 1930’s and remained so until the late 1960’s. When it was then operated as a hotel with a fine restaurant. In 1989 a new wing with conference facilities and bedrooms were added, moving the Hotel into its present status.

The building's original features have been largely retained with several pieces throughout the hotel being of considerable age. The front door was originally part of the dungeons in Lewes Castle.

As one stands in the entrance hall attention is immediately drawn to the outstanding features of the fireplace with Italian carved columns supporting the ornate mantelpiece.

It is understood that some of the wood was actually from ships involved in the battle of the Spanish Armada. The beams and cornerstones have been used to decorate the ceilings in reception.

The wooden panels in our Beaufort Room are believed to date back to the 1600’s. In the bar, there is a particularly fine set of old Gothic panels made from ships lockers. The fire place over mantel features some fine carving which frames a medieval Spanish painting produced on a leather “canvas”.

Many television programmes and films have featured the Hotel. In addition to this ‘claim to fame’ the Hotel can boast of having entertained famous celebrities, including Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise and John Cleese to mention a few.