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Waterhall Country House
"David & Sarah were kind enough to let us hire the whole hotel for our engagement party. All of our guests were overwhelmed by the location, the service & the ..." More

Waterhall Country House
"Good Points: Nice country location, easy to find. Small hotel with personal service. The room was large, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast very good. Bad Points: Although there was a bath ..." More

Waterhall Country House
"We cannot praise this hotel enough, we have stayed there several times and have no complaints whatsoever, highly recommended. There has been one major improvement since our last visit, Andy's ..." More

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Rusper is an attractive village 4 miles north of Horsham and close to the Surrey border in fairly unspoilt countryside. The name derives from the Old English `ruh spaer` meaning `rough enclosure`. There is a central triangular space with many pleasant half-timber and tile hung cottages. In the 12th century there was established a small Benedictine convent - Rusper Priory. The church of St.Mary Magdalene has a sturdy Perpendicular C16th tower with large buttresses and a big, square stair-turret in one corner. The top 10ft and the west window are C19th put on when the rest of the church was rebuilt in 1855. Inside there are brasses to John de Kyggesford (1370) and to Thomas Challoner and his wife (1532). There is also an alabaster memorial to Lucy Broadwood who was born near Rusper, she spent most of her life collecting and recording old folk songs. The Priory closed some time in the C17th/18th and was finally demolished at the end of the C18th. A new house was built on the site of the Priory (called The Nunnery) and during construction the remains of a Prioress and four nuns were uncovered, they were re-interred at the foot of the tower. There several C16th and C17th buildings in the village including the Plough Inn, and the `L` shaped Avery`s; the large Ghyll Manor Hotel is built around a C17th building. This is fine walking country and from the top of the church tower can be seen Blackdown Hill; Leith Hill in Surrey and the Hampshire Downs.


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Waterhall Country House (1.35 miles)

Waterhall Country House
LOOKING FOR AN INEXPENSIVE STOP-OVER OR SOMEWHERE SPECIAL TO START YOUR HOLIDAY? WHY NOT HAVE BOTH? Waterhall Country House is one of the most highly regarded and best reviewed hotels in the Gatwick area. Amazingly, ... More | visit website
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Russ Hill Hotel (2.12 miles)

Russ Hill Hotel
In the Surrey Hills, Russ Hill Hotel is situated in 9 acres of picturesque grounds. Gatwick Airport is 4 miles away, and transfers can be arranged for an extra charge. Built in the 1800s, this old ... More | visit website
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Gatwick Little Foxes Hotel (2.13 miles)

Gatwick Little Foxes Hotel

Within easy reach of Gatwick Airport and Crawley. Ideal for travellers and business personnel. All rooms en-suite. Room price includes breakfast and VAT. Holiday parking and transfer packages available for overnight guests. Hotel restaurant within walking distance. ... More | visit website

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Barrington Lodge (2.34 miles)

Barrington Lodge

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Barrington Lodge is a Historic Building offering a wealth of character. Newly Refurbished to a high level, all rooms have Hair Dryer, Safe, Lcd TV, Phone, Tea & Coffee facilities ... More

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Da Vinci Guest House (2.40 miles)

Da Vinci Guest House

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Set within 2 acres of private grounds, screened by mature trees, this attractive residence provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, within a 10 minute drive of Gatwick Airport.
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Caprice Guest House (2.59 miles)

Caprice Guest House
Caprice bed and breakfast is a small, friendly, family-run Guest House, offering quality accommodation at affordable prices. Whilst situated in a rural country lane, surrounded by open fields and farmland, the BnB is only two ... More
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Premier Inn Crawley East (2.81 miles)

Premier Inn Crawley East

This newly refurbished modern hotel is conveniently located on the A23, 8 km (5 miles) from Gatwick Airport. Choose from 82 spacious clean and comfortable rooms away from the hustle and bustle of the airport. ... More | visit website

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Stanhill Court Hotel (3.07 miles)

Stanhill Court Hotel

Set in 35 acres of ground and built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1881, this fascinating hotel retains much of its original character, though it has been extensively upgraded and improved. There is a ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Crawley South (3.27 miles)

Premier Inn Crawley South
In the heart of West Sussex, an ideal base from which to explore the local surrounds. Situated 1 mile from Crawley town centre, local attractions include Goffs Park, Tilgate Park, County Mall shopping centre and ... More | visit website
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Crowne Plaza Gatwick-Crawley (3.34 miles)

Crowne Plaza Gatwick-Crawley

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This newly renovated, modern hotel offers an informal but warm welcome in a prime location a few miles from Gatwick Airport and the M23.
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