04 Aug 2022
Tee off a little closer to home this summer in West Sussex and avoid the airport chaos by booking a luxury golfing break with a difference at Leonardslee Lake & Gardens and its sister property, the championship golf course, Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate.
The Golf Gourmands Getaway is an opportunity to indulge at every turn. Check in to Leonardslee House for a leisurely two-night stay and enjoy expansive garden and lake views in one of the 10 luxury and individually designed bedrooms. While each is unique, they all feature quintessentially British interiors with wallpaper and soft furnishings chosen to complement the hotel’s breath-taking surroundings, alongside sustainably sourced antiques and British made pieces.
Once freshened up and unpacked, make your way down to the hotel’s Michelin-starred Restaurant Interlude, where you’ll enjoy the signature 21-course tasting menu created by Executive Chef Jean Delport. Located in a 19th century Grade II listed Italianate mansion with panoramic views of the estate and beyond, the intimate dining experience features piano music, a sculptural setting amid works by Anton Smit, and a menu that charts the flavours and textures of the woodland gardens at Leonardslee, using ingredients foraged, cultivated and grown on the estate and local farms.
The seasonally-led menu includes dishes such as bracken fiddleheads, pine and burnt butter; brown choux with dandelion and hazelnut; middle white pork with lobster and wild garlic; and Leonardslee honey, salted caramel and whisky. The restaurant also serves award-winning wines from owner Penny Streeter OBE’s family-run South African vineyard, Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in Hermanus*.
After a blissful night’s sleep, grab your clubs and make the short journey to the hotel’s sister property, Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate. Here you’ll enjoy a golf members day for two, which includes a Golfer’s Breakfast – pick from a diverse menu featuring everything from a quick Eggs Royale to a mighty 18-Hole Breakfast with all the trimmings – before enjoying an 18-hole round on the championship Waterfall course. Birdies, bogeys and bunkers complete, you’ll also receive a bucket of balls to practice your swing at the estates driving range, and lunch at The Vineyard Kitchen.
Once you’ve had your fill, return to Leonardslee and while away the rest of the day exploring the property’s 240-acres of Grade I listed gardens, parkland, lawns and forest areas with its abundance of fascinating fauna and flora. Tuck into a delicious breakfast at Leonardslee House on the morning of check out, before heading on your way feeling revived and rejuvenated.
The two-night Golf Gourmands Getaway can be booked Thursday-Saturday subject to availability and is priced at £1300 based on two people sharing. For further information and to book, visit https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk.
Leonardslee Lake & Gardens x Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate – a gourmet golf getaway in the heart of West Sussex.
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*wine / drinks are not included in the package and must be purchased separately.
About Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate
The luxurious Mannings Heath Golf Club and Wine Estate offers world class golfing experiences to visitors and members alike. From the historic Clubhouse and on-site Pro Shop to immaculately manicured greens and exceptional service team, every care is taken to ensure guests enjoy top golf days with us. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, both courses offer breathtaking, panoramic views over the lush English countryside and across the South Downs. The championship 18-hole Waterfall Golf Course is steeped in legend – an exciting challenge for even the world’s best players whilst the 9-hole Kingfisher Course boasts USGA specification greens and tees, offering an enjoyable mix of par 3, 4 and 5 for golfers of all abilities.
Issued by Roche Communications on behalf of Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens on 4th August 2022.