Places to stay near the South of England Showground

Visiting the Showground and looking for a place to stay? There are plenty of fantastic B&Bs, camping sites and hotels near Ardingly. Find below a list of great places to stay in the local area.

Please note that all information displayed is subject to us being kept up to date by the accommodation providers.


Alexander House Hotel and Utopia Spa

Address: East Street, Turners Hill, West Sussex, RH10 4QD

Tel: 01342 714914


Info: A magnificent 5-star 17th-century mansion set in 170 acres of manicured gardens & parkland. Luxury accommodation including suites, four poster suites, and breakfast. Spa breaks are available.

Ashdown Park Hotel

Address: Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JR

Tel: 01342 824988



Info: A luxury 4 Red Star-accredited hotel set in outstanding countryside in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, just 20 minutes by car from the South of England Showground. Facilities include a country club and spa with an indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium, 18-hole golf course and tennis courts. Rates include a morning newspaper, a full English breakfast and use of the leisure facilities.

Ardingly Inn

Address: Street Lane, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6UA

Tel: 01444 892214

Info: 7 bedrooms. Price includes a full English breakfast. Bar food/restaurant. Dogs welcome.

Bent Arms

Address: 98 High Street, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH16 2HP

Tel: 01444 483146

Info: All rooms ensuite. Includes breakfast.

The Birch Hotel

Address: Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7SF

Tel: 01444 451565



Info: Three-star hotel with full facilities. 51 ensuite bedrooms. Prices include a full English breakfast.

Brambletye Hotel

Address: The Square, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5EZ

Tel: 01342 824144



Info: Located on the main A22 London-Eastbourne road in Forest Row, just 3 miles south of East Grinstead, with 22 spacious rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and telephones. Excellent restaurant. Prices include breakfast.

Chequers Hotel

Address: Chequers Inn Hotel, Lewes Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5ES

Tel: 01342 823333



Info: A 15th-century old English pub with 21 rooms equipped with modern facilities, including ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast included.

The Crowne Plaza, Felbridge Hotel

Address: London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2BH

Tel: 01342 337700


Info: 4-star international hotel with 116 bedrooms, and on-site leisure and spa facilities. Situated approximately 15 minutes from the South of England Showground.C

The Chequers Inn

Address: High Street, Maresfield Village, East Sussex, TN22 2EH

Tel: 01825 763843


Info: Wheeler’s of St James’s Chequers Inn is a quintessential 18th-century Coaching Inn, nestled on the edge of Ashdown Forest. It has 10 refurbished ensuite rooms.

Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park

Address: Copthorne, West Sussex

Tel: 01342 348888


Info: Set in 30 acres of tranquil surroundings, all rooms are fully ensuite, with a TV, telephone and tea/coffee-making facilities. The also hotel operates a shuttle bus from Gatwick Airport.

Hickstead Hotel

Address: Jobs Lane, Bolney, Hickstead, West Sussex, RH17 5NZ

Tel: 01444 248023


Info: 52 ensuite bedrooms, including executive rooms. The Oak Tree Bistro and Grange Bar offer outstanding menus. Free WiFi and tea/coffee-making facilities. Prices include breakfast.

Holiday Inn, Worth

Address: Worth, Turners Hill Rd, Crabbet Park, Crawley, RH10 4SS

Tel: 01293 884806


Ockenden Manor Hotel

Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5LD

Tel: 01444 416111


Info: Elizabethan manor house in a rural village, set in 9 acres with 22 distinctive rooms. Prices include breakfast. Michelin-starred restaurant and spa also on site.

Premier Inn, Burgess Hill

Address: Charles Avenue, Burgess Hill, RH15 9TQ

Tel: 0871 527 8172


Premier Inn, East Grinstead

Address: London Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2QR

Tel: 0871 527 88348


The Roebuck Hotel

Address: Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JL

Tel: 01342 823811


Info: A 17th-century country house, with 28 well-equipped rooms, ensuite bathrooms and a restaurant.

Starborough Manor

Address: Marsh Green, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5QY

Tel: 01732 862152


Info: This beautiful 18th-century manor house overlooks Starborough castle and moat. The comfortable bedrooms are generously proportioned with televisions and tea/coffee-making facilities. Each of the bathrooms has a bath, shower, WC and basin.

Travelodge, Crawley

Address: Pegler Way, Crawley, RH10 1GE

Tel: 0871 984 6512


Travelodge, East Grinstead

Address: 2 Little King Street, East Grinstead, RH19 3DJ

Tel: 08715 591884



Travelodge, Hickstead

Address: Jobs Lane off A23 Southbound, Nr Burgess Hill, Hickstead, RH17 5NZ

Tel: 08719 846038



Camping and caravanning sites in West Sussex

We recommend the following camping sites if you’re visiting the South of England Showground:

Amberley Fields Caravan Club Site

Address: Charlwood Road, Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0QA

Tel: 01293 524834

Info: caravans/motorhomes

Aurora Ranch Caravan Park

Address: London Road, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 5RL

Tel: 01444 881597

Info: tents/caravans

Bat & Ball Camping Park

Address: New Pound, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EH

Tel: 01403 7003313

Info: tents, caravans/motorhomes

Blacklands Caravan Park

Address: Blacklands Farm, Albourne Road, Henfield, BN5 9AT

Tel: 01273 493528

Info: tents/touring

Bridge Farm CL Camp Site

Address: Cuckfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8RE

Tel: 01444 242993

Info: caravans/motorhomes

Burstye Farm CL

Address: Ardingly Road, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2QY

Tel: 01444 483376

Info: caravans/motorhomes

Cool Camping

Tel: 0207 820 9333



Info: Cool Camping provides campsites and campervanning locations in the South East.

Farm House Caravan & Campsite

Address: Tottington Drive, Small Dole, Henfield, BN5 9XZ

Tel: 01273 493157

Info: tents/touring

Glamping accommodation

For locations and prices, please see:

Canopy and Stars:

Campsites in Sussex:

Heaven Farm

Address: Furners Green, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3RG

Tel: 01825 790226

Info: 55 pitches

Honeybridge Park

Address: Honeybridge Lane, Dial Post, Horsham, RH13 8NX

Tel: 01403 710923

Info: tents/touring

Southdown Farm Caravan and Camping

Address: Lodge Lane, Keymer, Hassocks, Brighton, West Sussex, BN6 8LX

Tel: 01273 843278

Info: 55 pitches

Sumners Ponds

Address: Chapel Road, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 8NX

Tel: 01403 732539

Info: tents/touring

Washington Caravan & Camping Park

Address: London Road, Washington, Pulborough, RH20 4AJ

Tel: 01903 892869

Info: tents/touring

Camping and caravanning sites in East Sussex

Blackberry Wood Campsite

Address: Streat Lane, Streat, Nr Ditchling, Brighton, East Sussex, BN6 8RS

Tel: 01273 890035

Info: 20 pitches

Court House Farm

Address: Beddingham, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6JY

Tel: 01273 858228

Info: tents only

Crowborough Camping & Caravaning Club site

Address: Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2TN

Tel: 01892 664827

Info: tents/touring

Greenviews Caravan Park

Address: Burwash Road, Broad Oak, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8RT

Tel: 01435 863531

Info: 10 pitches

Hackmans Farm

Address: Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AJ

Tel: 01273 890348

Info: tents

Half Moon Pub

Address: Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AF

Tel: 01273 890253

Info: tents

Honeys Green Farm Caravan Park

Address: Easons Green, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 5GJ

Tel: 01825 880078

Info: touring/tents and static caravans for hire

Hook Farm Campsite

Address: Hook Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4PT

Tel: 01342 811113


Info: Camping, tents, campervans

Horam Manor Touring Park

Address: Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0YD

Tel: 01435 813662

Info: tents/touring

The Old Mill Caravan Park

Address: Chalvington Road, Golden Cross, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3SS

Tel: 01825 872532

Info: tents/touring

The Plough Inn

Address: Plumpton Green, East Sussex, BN7 3DF

Tel: 01273 890311

Info: tents

Springbarn Farm

Address: Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3ND

Tel: 01273 488450

Info: tents/touring

St Ives Farm Caravan Park

Address: Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4JX

Tel: 01892 770213

Info: tents/touring

Other Accomodation

Alderwood Cottages



Info: Directly opposite the Showground with free off-road parking. Prices from £40 a night, 3 double rooms available.

The Bed & Breakfast Network

Up-to-date list of B&B’s and hotels in the Haywards Heath area

Bramble Cottage

Contact: Veronica and Peter Freer-Ash

Address: Bramble Cottage, The Street, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5PG

Tel: 01444 881643



Bramley & Teal

Tel: 01580 232255



Info: Escape somewhere different with Bramley & Teal, offering a choice of places to stay across Sussex and Kent.

Burghurst Lodge

Contact: Mr and Mrs Anderson

Address: Burghurst Lodge, Wyatts Lane, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17 7AH

Tel: 01825 790039



Info: Self-contained double room with fully equipped kitchen and shower room in a newly converted outbuilding. Available on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis.

Cottesmore Lodges

Contact: Emma Falize

Address: Cottesmore Lodges, Cottesmore Golf and Country Club, Buchan Hill, Pease Pottage, West Sussex, RH11 9AT

Tel: 01293 527759



Info: 7 Norwegian style log cabins, all fully self-catered. Each sleep 4 people and guests can use the health club facilities.

The Cider House

Contact: Christina Flowers

Address: The Cider House, Hammingden Lane, Ardingly, West Sussex. RH16 6SR.

Tel: 01444 891340



Info: £80 per person per night. Extensive parking.

Classic Cottages

Tel: 01326 555555



Info: Classic Cottages have the perfect holiday home waiting for you in beautiful Sussex. From family sized cottages to romantic woodland cabins for two, we have something for every holiday.

Farm Stay accommodation

Check out availability in West Sussex on

Field Cottage B&B

Contact: Toby and Emma Whittome

Address: Field Cottage, Sloop Lane, Scaynes Hill, West Sussex, RH17 7NP

Tel: 01444 831626



Info: A wonderfully quiet detached luxury annexe which sleeps up to 4, with views across open fields. Ample parking, no smoking, and no pets please.


Contact: Mrs Sylvia Fowler

Address: Frylands, Wineham, Henfield, West Sussex

Tel: 01403 710214


Info: Single £37.50. One double with private bathroom £60.00. One double and one twin with wash basins and sharing bathroom £55.00. TV, hot/cold drinks tray with homemade biscuits. Full English breakfast. Heated indoor and outdoor pools. Safe off-road parking for private and commercial vehicles. No smoking.

The Granary

Contact: Jane Reece

Address: Hook Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4PT

Tel: 01342 810902 / 07967 975221

Info: B&B in very close proximity to the Showground and ideal for visitors attending events.

Tel: 01237 459888



Info: offers over 100 hand-picked holiday cottages in Sussex, perfect for making a holiday out of visiting the South of England Show.

Horncombe Stables

Contact: Ronnie, Martin or Amanda

Address: Horncombe, Cob Lane, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6ST

Tel: 01444 892112 / 07900620075

Info: Luxury self-catering accommodation situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Holly House

Contact: Mrs D A Birchell

Address: Holly House, Beaconsfield Road, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Tel: 01825 740484



Info: Holly House stands on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in a rural village setting. You’ll find a warm welcome, an inviting lounge, comfortable beds and memorable breakfasts, served in the conservatory overlooking the large garden.

The Hut in the Orchard

Contact: Alicia Acton

Address: Conies Farm, Maplehurst Road, Maplehurst, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6RN

Tel: 01403 864466

Mobile: 07968 168829



Info: Shepherd’s Hut in an exclusive 3/4 acre orchard paddock on a working farm, 20 min drive from the showground.

Independent Cottages

Tel: +44 (0)1474 816660



Info: Independent Cottages provides cottages where you can book directly with the owner. No commission, no booking fees. 100’s of independently owned holiday cottages across the East and West Sussex and throughout the South.

Laurel Cottage

Contact: Sylvia Martin

Address: Laurel Cottage, Baxters Lane, Chelwood Gate, West Sussex RH17 7LU

Tel: 01825 740547



Info: Laurel cottage is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Uckfield, Haywards Heath and East Grinstead in a quiet village setting, within five minutes walk of the Coach & Horses Public House, where delicious lunches and evening meals are served. Single/double £35.00 per night per person including a full English breakfast. Both have colour T.V., tea and coffee making facilities, and hairdryers. Wireless broadband.

LTR Castles

Tel: +44 (0)1835 824 642



Info: Formerly the home of Lord & Lady Cowdray, LTR Castles provides Cowdray House, an outstanding English country house to rent for exclusive use for special occasions & vacations.

New Farm House

Contact: Mr and Mrs Allan Haddrell

Address: New Farm House, Nyes Hill, Wineham Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5SD

Tel: 01444 881617



Info: All rooms have ensuite facilities, TV and free WiFi. There is also a self-catering cottage available.

Oliver’s Travels

Tel: 0800 133 7999



Info: Oliver’s Travels provide fun-filled family holiday accommodation and group getaways or couples countryside retreat, our cottages in Sussex are the places to spend quality time.

The Pilstyes

Contact: Carol and Roy Pontifex

Address: The Pilstyes, 106/108 High Street, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2HS

Tel: 01444 484101



Info: AA: 5-star guest accommodation. Bed and breakfast and self-catering cottage.


Address: Pinehurst, Tylers Green, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4BW

Tel: 01444 456578

Info: Country house accommodation, ensuite rooms, TV, close to restaurants, pubs and shops and set in an acre of gardens with ample parking.

Red Ghyll

Contact: Sue Coppard

Address: Red Ghyll, Jackie’s Lane, Newick, East Sussex, BN8 4QX

Tel: 01825 722693

Mobile: 07939711831



Contact: Mrs Belinda Moon

Address: Rocklands, Church Lane, Ardingly, West Sussex.

Tel: 01444 892312

Info: Double room with ensuite. Five-minute walk from showground.

Roseleigh Cottage

Contact: Dottie Esdaile

Address: Ardingly, RH17 6TD

Tel: 01444 892385 / 07720315182


Info: Bedroom to rent during the week of the South of England Show in the centre of the village, 5 mins walk from the ground. Very comfortable bed with adjacent shower room. Breakfast can be provided. No smoking. Can be available for the whole week or just the show days.

Shepherd’s Hut

Contact: Sue Nelson

Address: Ardingly

Tel: 01444 892949



Selsey Beach House

Address: 26 Warner Road, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 9DD

Tel: 0208 876 5476


Info: Selsey Beach House is situated nine miles from Chichester, West Sussex.


Last minute cottage holiday bookings

Stantons Hall Farm

Contact: Vanessa

Address: Stantons Hall Farm, Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath, Lingfield, Surrey. RH7 6LG

Tel: 01342 832401



Info: We are family run accommodation near Lingfield, Surrey.

Stonelands West Lodge

Contact: Mrs Hutchings

Address: Stonelands West Lodge, Ardingly Road, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4RA

Tel: 01342 715372


Info: A Victorian Cottage on the B2028 between Turners Hill and Ardingly, 1.1/2 miles from the Showground. There is one double bedded room, and one twin-bed room in the house, sharing a bathroom. Prices include a full English breakfast. TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and with Wi-Fi.

The Village Pantry

Contact: Bill and Pam Jays

Address: The Village Pantry, Handcross Road, Plummers Plain, West Sussex

Tel: 01403 891319


Info: £62 double/twin rooms, £32.00 single. All rooms have colour TV and courtesy trays. Non en suite rooms have washbasins and share a guest bathroom. A full English breakfast is included in the price of the room. Non smoking, wi-fi internet.

Twyford Farm

Contact: Bob and Liz Felton

Address: Birchgrove, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17 7DJ

Tel: 01825 740726 / 07512 206616



Info: Beautiful Sussex farmhouse with three luxury ensuite guest rooms including one suite/family room.

Woodside Cottages

Contact: Nick and Nicole Pendleton

Address: Woodside Farm, Down Street, Piltdown, East Sussex, TN22 3XU

Tel: 07931 751556 / 07702 420926



Info: Two luxury self-catering cottages, each with one double and one twin room, both rooms having ensuite facilities.

Wartling Place

Contact: Rowena Gittoes

Address: Wartling Place Wartling, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

Tel: 01323 832590



Info: Family run, 5-star bed and breakfast in a Georgian Grade 2 listed building.

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