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3 Day Luxurious Yoga Holiday with Spa Use in Cuckfield, England
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Set on the edge of the glorious South Downs, Ockenden Manor is delighted to offer an exclusive three-day yoga program with your resident yoga teacher Meg.

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  • 3 days of practice
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Isopod floatation session
  • Guided Nordic walk to Bolney vineyard
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Idyllic surroundings
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction
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The first recorded owners of Ockenden were the Michel family in the mid-1500s and John Michel lived there and survived when the house burnt down on the 8th of September 1608. In 1658, John Burrell who had grown rich in the Sussex iron industry, bought the manor, extending it and adding what is now the oak-paneled Burrell Room. The property remained in the Burrell family until the early 20th century and was for a time in the 1760s owned by the fourth Duke of Marlborough, whose mother Elizabeth Burrell had married the third Duke.

In the early 1900s, Ockenden was home to a Jewish Boys School and at the start of the Second World War, it housed Canadian troops. After the war, Mr. and Mrs. Eggars opened it as a restaurant and guest house, starting another chapter in the long history of what is now Ockenden Manor Hotel. And in 2017, the hotel celebrated 30 years of ownership by the same family. Please ask any member of the team and they would be delighted to show you some of the key historical points around the hotel or send through further information.

Ockenden Manor has 28 luxurious bedrooms in two houses set on nine acres of gardens overlooking Cuckfield Park. Charming staircases lead you to the rooms and suites in the Elizabethan manor house and beyond the walled garden in the award-winning spa lie stunning spa suites. From fabulous oversized contemporary spa suites with roof terraces to charming period suites and elegant, individually decorated rooms, there is something to suit all tastes.

Room features

Charming rooms are individually styled for your comfort and indulgence.

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite television
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer

Hotel features

  • Nine acres of private gardens with terrace and croquet lawn
  • Fabulous restaurant serving delicious food created using the finest locally sourced ingredients
  • Award-winning spa and treatment rooms
  • Stunning in-and-outdoor swimming pool
  • Oak-paneled bar
  • State-of-the-art gym and fitness studio
  • Elegant drawing room with open fire
  • Friendly, professional service


Day 1 - Tuesday

Please arrive and register at the hotel reception from 12:00 p.m. and enjoy spa facilities before your room is ready for check-in at 3:00 p.m. Gather in the spa reception at 3:15 p.m. and meet the team. You will join a yoga session at 3:30 p.m. for 90 minutes and then spend time on excellent spa facilities such as swimming, relaxing, indulging in the outdoor hot tub, or curling up in the drawing-room with a book. A delicious light dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. with your fellow yogis, created using the finest locally sourced Sussex ingredients followed by a deep and calming night’s sleep.

Day 2 - Wednesday

You will start the day with a fresh smoothie and a gorgeous selection of juices, fresh fruit, and continental breakfast served in your room, or there is a full English breakfast available for the more decadent in the hotel restaurant from 7:00 a.m. Your uplifting yoga class will begin at 9:30 a.m. for 90 minutes.

At 11:30 a.m., your resident Nordic walking guru will take you for a two-hour walk across stunning Sussex countryside. When you return from your walk, enjoy lunch at the spa before the second yoga session at 3:00 p.m. for 75 minutes. A delicious light dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. with your fellow yogis, created using the finest locally sourced Sussex ingredients followed by another deep and restorative night’s sleep.

Day 3 - Thursday

Your day starts with a fresh smoothie and a gorgeous selection of juices, fresh fruit, and continental breakfast served in your room, or there is a full English breakfast available for the more decadent in the hotel restaurant from 7:00 a.m. Your last uplifting yoga class will start at 9.00 a.m. for 75 minutes. There is plenty of time to enjoy the spa and pool before you have to head home.

Included excursions

You will participate in a guided Nordic walk through the stunning West Sussex countryside, to Bolney vineyard with a chilled glass of award-winning Sussex sparkling wine to enjoy on arrival.


Meg Thompson

Retreat location

Ockenden Manor is a charming and tranquil Elizabethan manor house tucked away in Cuckfield, one of the prettiest Tudor villages in England, UK. With its history and character, the elegant sitting room warmed by a roaring log fire, and cozy, wood-paneled bar is a wonderful place to escape to and yet it is just an hour from London and a 20-minute drive from Gatwick.

Ockenden is perfectly placed for walking the beautiful South Downs and the Cuckmere Valley, the setting for the pretty village of Alfriston. By contrast, the famous resort of Brighton with its landmark Royal Pavilion and the historic county town of Lewes is just a short drive away.


  • Gatwick, 20 minutes
  • London - 1 hour
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW), 12 miles


You will be served all English breakfasts, two light one-course lunches, and two delicious three-course dinners created using the finest locally sourced ingredients in the hotel restaurant included in the price. The restaurant at Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in the beautiful new dining room, overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park.

Under the expert guidance of head chef, Stephen Crane, the restaurant serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. You have a choice of fixed-price menus including Stephens selected Cuckfield menu or the gastronomic seven-course tasting menu. An inspired wine list complements the cuisine at lunch or dinner. They are committed to ensuring they serve you dishes that meet your allergen and dietary requirements. Please help them achieve this by supplying this information prior to arrival.

Every menu will display a full list of allergens included in the dishes as defined by the EU food information regulations 13.12.14, here are the 14 allergens: cereals, crustaceans, eggs, fish, peanuts, soybeans, milk, celery, mustard, sesame, nuts, sulfur dioxide or sulfites, lupin, and mollusks. Due to the nature of the kitchens and the high volume of homemade food produced, they cannot guarantee that their dishes do not contain a trace of any of these allergen ingredients. They will do their best to avoid any cross-contamination.

However, please be aware that all food is prepared and cooked in kitchens where multiple allergen ingredients are used. This also relates to manufactured items that they may purchase and use in their dishes. They adhere to their labeling. However, they cannot guarantee that there are no trace elements in these products. You can choose dishes from the menu where the allergens are stated and they will point you towards the dishes that are suitable.

Or they will endeavor to alter these dishes to accommodate the individual needs. It is very important that they are notified of any potential allergy risk when making your booking. They hope you will appreciate that while they will always do their best to accommodate all tastes, they would ask you to understand that there is likely to be a restricted choice for dietary requests.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Nestling in the warm green of the West Sussex countryside, Ockenden Manor Spa has been designed to create a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Purpose-built inside a 19th century walled garden, the contemporary airy structure contrasts and complements its neighbor, the Elizabethan Ockenden Manor, and shares nine acres of parklands and gardens.

Isopod flotation

For complete tranquility and calm, nothing compares to an hour spent in an isopod flotation tank. Body temperature saltwater suspends you effortlessly, allowing every muscle total relaxation. Research shows that not only is it an invaluable injury rehabilitation aid, but it also relieves pain and boosts the immune system. A boon to meditation, it is also proven to reduce stress, encourage endorphins, and promote mental clarity.


Focusing on one of the most neglected parts of your body, the feet. This reflexology zone massage will help rebalance the body by working on reflex points in the feet which correspond to the rest of your body. An intensely nourishing elemental herbology body balm is used that softens and smooths even the driest of skins whilst restoring lost energy and leaving you delightfully relaxed.

Elemental rebalancing ritual

Created exclusively for Ockenden Manor Spa, this bespoke treatment restores balance to the whole body using the five elements. After selecting the five-element oil specific to your needs, hot Thai compresses are used to eliminate toxins and release tension throughout the whole body. Stretches and acupressure help to energize the body’s flow of Qi, promoting a feeling of optimum well-being.

A luxurious foot scrub is followed by a transformative facial that deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates for a brighter complexion. Topped with a glass of Ridgeview Estate and a box of handmade chocolates created especially for this divinely indulgent treatment.

Five-element aroma facial

The bespoke facial is tailored to harmonize the Five Elements and address the key underlying concerns of the skin. This transformative facial combines healing botanicals, vitamins, and marine extracts to feed the skin and restore equilibrium while creating a more vibrant and healthy complexion. Incorporating deep cleansing, exfoliation, and a luxurious facial massage, this treatment replenishes the skin giving you immediate and long-lasting results.

What's included

  • An extensive program of yoga classes with Meg every day
  • Guided Nordic walk
  • Isopod floatation session
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All English breakfasts
  • 2 light one-course lunches
  • 2 delicious three-course dinners
  • Full use of the award-winning spa including in-and-outdoor swimming pool

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from London Gatwick

  • Follow the M23/A23 south towards Brighton.
  • Exit A23 onto A272 towards Haywards Heath.
  • Follow A272 until signposted Cuckfield.
  • Follow the road into the center of Cuckfield Village and follow signs to Hotel in Ockenden Lane.

Arrival by train

From London Victoria to Haywards Heath, it takes around 45 minutes with a further 10-minute taxi ride to the hotel.

  • Gatwick: 12 miles
  • Heathrow: 45 miles
  • Central London: 50 miles
  • M25: 20 miles

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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