Amberley Castle is a true hidden gem. A beautiful, historic building with acres of glorious landscaped gardens, hidden behind the castle walls and a magnificent portcullis.
With over 12 acres, many visitors simply wish to wander through the beautiful formal gardens contained within the Castle walls. The medieval stonework, rose-covered arches and topiary - dating from the 1920’s - form an evocative backdrop to the colour and fragrance within the perennial borders. Koi carp laze deep in the ponds in the upper courtyard where Camellias and Magnolias shelter and provide a delightful setting for afternoon tea or aperitifs.
Named Mistletoe Lodge, this grand building nestled amongst and upon the beautiful Poplar trees by the Castle’s main entrance is an architectural wonder. Reached by a rope bridge, this luxury hideaway affords stunning views of the grounds and lakes.
Blending into the backdrop of the gardens is on your doorstep enjoy the serenity of the wind gently blowing through the branches and the wildlife that ventures out before you. You cannot fail to be enchanted by the beauty and tranquillity of the atmosphere that Mistletoe Lodge has to offer guests.
It is possible to hire the tree house for dinner, lunch or a civil wedding ceremony from May to September, (weather permitting) and Amberley Castle's florist can deck the interior to meet an individual’s bespoke requirements. Red roses on Valentine’s Day have already created a very agreeable location for one couple’s proposal. This intimate space has a luxurious interior with a window seat, comfortable armchairs and soft furnishings.
In recognition of the Castle's 900th anniversary in 2003, a professional standard 18-hole putting course was developed within the extensive grounds. One of only two such courses in England, it has been designed and implemented by noted golf architect, Weller Design.
The course is open for Castle residents, offering guests the opportunity not only to sharpen up their green's play, but a tranquil and imaginative new garden in which to stroll. With an impressive water cascade and two lakes, it is a quiet haven in which to watch wildlife, or sit and relax in one of three gazebos, each boasting superb views to the South Downs or across the course to the Castle.