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(4 star hotel)
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3.6 miles
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An elegant country house, 10 minutes from the airport

When is a Gatwick airport hotel not a Gatwick airport hotel? When it's Stanhill Court; a historic country house, set in more than thirty acres of grounds, with unique bedrooms, filled with character, and a fantastic restaurant, all within easy reach of both Gatwick terminals.

Very good. All went according to plan and good to have a nights sleep before the short trip to the airport

Mr Mansour(Stanhill Court)

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Overall rating: 88%by 250 guests

Stanhill Court was originally built in 1881 as a family home for the Scottish landowner and Lloyds of London underwriter William Young. The hotel has a warm feel thanks to the carved, pine panelling throughout the hall, minstrel's gallery and barrel roof. There's also a gorgeous window of original stained glass, which depicts the family coat of arms and adds a unique 'wow' factor to the lobby.

Set in 32 acres of gardens, with a further three acres of forest, Stanhill Court has country views from every window, and feels a world away from those hectic runways. The atmosphere here is of understated class, with high-quality furnishings, decor and food, and an emphasis on superior service.

Plenty of space to park in the rolling parklands

For those travelling to Gatwick airport by car, Stanhill Court is an excellent choice. The hotel is located just a 12-minute drive from junction 10 of the M23 and an easy 10-minute drive from both the north and south terminals, yet offers a country atmosphere to help you relax and get into the holiday mood.

If you choose to stay at Stanhill Court, your best parking option is to leave your vehicle in the hotel's secluded, on-site car park for the duration of your holiday. To get to the airport, simply have the hotel book you a taxi for a flat fee of £17.50 for a regular car. If you're coming by public transport, Gatwick airport and Horley train station are both about a 10-minute taxi journey away.

We recommend the Stanhill Court for:

Character – Stanhill Court was a beautiful 19th-century family home, which has been faithfully renovated into a hotel bursting with character. The lobby area has real 'wow' factor, with a gas fire place, wood panelling and stained glass. Most of the rooms exude period glamour with high ceilings and wood panneling on the walls. This is not just an airport hotel; it is a genuine country house hotel that's your home for the night.

Nature – Just because you need to be close to Gatwick airport the night before your holiday doesn't mean you need to be sleeping right on top of it. Stanhill Court is located in 35 acres of beautiful grounds and features views of the South Downs and surrounding woodlands, yet it's just a short 10-minute drive from both the north and south terminals. You won't see planes taking off from your window; instead you'll enjoy a country atmosphere in an unbeatable Gatwick-adjacent location.

Couples – The Executive rooms at Stanhill Court have a romantic and relaxing atmosphere with most featuring views of the South Downs, as well as high ceilings and extra amenities Couples can also head out into the grounds to stroll hand in hand and get cosy over drinks in the Residents Bar.

  • Historic 4* hotel
  • 35 acres of beautiful grounds to explore
  • Relaxed and cosy atmosphere
  • Delicious dining at the 1881 restaurant

Historic country manor with 35 acres of stunning grounds to explore. Dine al fresco or relax by the open fire, then settle down in characterful rooms.

Getting to the airport

It's a 15-minute drive from the hotel to both terminals in good traffic. Directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation.

The hotel can book you a taxi to the airport if you need one. A standard car costs £19.50 each way, which includes a £6 compulsory Gatwick charge. You can request a 6-seater for £26 each way, and an 8-seater for £31 each way.

Check in from 3pm and check out by 11am.


Overnight parking at the hotel is free if you need it.

If you need parking while you're away, take a look at our airport hotels with parking packages.


Standard rooms are full of character and all slightly different.

Rooms include:

  • Big comfy beds
  • Free wifi
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee
  • USB chargers
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • En-suite
  • Iron and ironing board (on request)


There's free high-speed wifi throughout the hotel.


The hotel is accessible and has accessible parking bays.

The hotel has accessible rooms which include:

  • Wider doors
  • Emergency pull cords
  • Handrails
  • Lowered features
  • Accessible bathrooms with grab bars

You can request an accessible room when you book.


The 1881 – 12 noon to 6pm for lunch, then 6pm to 9pm for dinner

Named after the year the hotel was built, the 1881 boasts a grand fireplace, beautiful wood panelling, lovely views of the surrounding countryside and delicious food to match.

There's plenty to choose from, whether you're after a burger, steak, curry or pizza – the pork belly is especially popular.

There's also a kids' menu with two courses for £10.50. Choose from pasta, chicken goujons, fish fingers or sausages, and finish off with a sweet treat.

Make sure to book a table in advance to guarantee a spot in the restaurant.


Hotel bar – 11am to 11pm

Think country lodge with a modern twist. Warm wooden panels meet glittery black bricks in the hotel bar, which serves cocktails on tap, draught beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

You can also grab lunch at the hotel bar, which serves lighter bites like sandwiches and salads.


The 1881 Restaurant – 7.30am to 10am

Breakfast is made to order and costs £13.95 per person. Go for full English favourites like bacon, sausages and eggs, or help yourself to a pastry or two from the continental buffet.

Things to do

Afternoon tea

Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel.

Indulge in a beautifully presented selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones. Then, enjoy a game of croquet or simply admire the view.

Make sure to book at least 48 hours in advance so they can get everything ready for you.

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Stanhill Court Additional Information

Star rating
AddressStan Hill,
Disabled facilitiesAccessible rooms are available on the ground floor, which have handrails, grab bars and wet rooms. If you would like to request an accessible room please do so after payment.
Room service
All rooms non-smoking
En-suite bathroom
Trouser press
Phone in room