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This neo-Gothic country house hotel offers grandeur and wonderful views over the Surrey Downs. Spectacular stained glass windows, a charming minstrel's gallery and an 1874 organ adorn the magnificent Grand Hall. Elsewhere, it's all medieval archways, carved panelling, exquisite paintings, sparkling chandeliers and a replica 'Big Ben' tower (the house was modelled on the Palace of Westminster). The charming library walks you through the house's history with pupils' diaries from its days as a boarding school and removable wooden panels used to store guns when the building was commissioned during World War II. There's a luxury spa and health club and two AA rosette fine dining for guests looking for relaxation, and wellies and walking maps for lovers of the outdoors.

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Views over the Surrey Downs from the bedrooms and the library are stunning.

Located at the top of Reigate's Nutfield Ridge, Reigate four miles off the M25
By car: 1 hour 15 minutes from central London or Reading, 40 minutes from Tonbridge Wells. There is free parking on site.
By train: Redhill railway station is 2 miles from the hotel, with trains from London Victoria (30 minutes), Gatwick Aiport (15 minutes) Reading (1 hour 30 minutes) and Peterborough (2 hours).

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Style & Character

Nutfield Priory is perfect for those looking for a relaxed break in luxurious countryside surroundings, or those celebrating a special occasion. We love the striking stained-glass windows featuring family coats of arms in the Grand Hall and the beautifully carved panelling.


We love the hot mineral body-boost massage and the heavenly aroma of sea lavender wafting through the oasis of calm that is the spa.

  • Elenis Spa
  • 2 AA Rosette restuarant
  • Bar

  • Terrace

  • Library

  • Event spaces

  • Dog-friendly rooms

  • Free parking

  • Local walks


We love the romantic Byron suite in the tower with its winding staircase, sash windows on two sides, Victorian roll-top bath and cherry wood hand-carved four-poster bed. Touches like a cute clock with USB sockets and beautifully carved beds make your stay extra special.

Classic, Executive and Deluxe bedrooms, Junior and Master suites
Facilities include: Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattress, hairdryer, iron, TV with Freeview, 24-hour room service, Hand Picked bathrobes, Gilchrist and Soames toiletries, bottled water, fairtrade teas, coffees, hot chocolate and biscuits

Food & Drink

Romantic medieval archways and original mullioned windows in the Cloisters Restaurant make it a truly intimate setting. The red pepper velouté amuse bouche is full of rich, intense flavour and the accompanying mini breads are a delight.

Cloisters Restaurant: Neo-Gothic style, 2 AA Rosettes, elegant dining, British cuisine reimagined. Open daily for breakfast and dinner. Mains from £24.
Grand Hall, Library and Bar: stunning architecture, views across Surrey Downs. Sandwiches from £8, mains from £14, decadent afternoon tea from £29.50.

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