Sussex Style | Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa And Gresham Blake
A sartorial start to the summer in West Sussex with Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa and Gresham Blake
Making the most of the last summer days and welcoming the autumn season, it’s time to dress to impress. Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa’s new Sussex Style partnership with bespoke tailor Gresham Blake will have guests sorted with a new suit or a smart shift dress in seamless Sussex fashion, ready for those all-important meetings.
Set in the pretty Tudor village of Cuckfield, Ockenden Manor is a true West Sussex gem. 28 rooms and suites, a brilliant restaurant and contemporary spa overlooking the South Downs, make this a stylish spot for total escape. Equally stylish, Gresham Blake is a design-led tailoring business born in Brighton, just a few miles from the hotel. Gresham Blake’s signature quality clothing, always with a quirky twist, is worn by fans including Ray Winstone, Steve Coogan, Norman Cook and Laura Whitmore.
The Sussex Style experience starts in London, at the heart of the city with a first consultation at Gresham Blake’s London store – with a glass of sparkling English wine from Sussex’s Ridgeview Estate to toast the occasion. Measurements will then be transformed into a made-to-measure suit. Each suit will be brilliantly brought to life using the best British cloth or one of Gresham Blake’s specially weaved in-house fabrics.
Turning the suit fitting process into a true experience to remember, city-dwellers will be whisked to Sussex for their fitting, combining a visit to Gresham Blake’s Brighton showroom with a deeply comfortable stay at Ockenden Manor. Tucked in the pretty Tudor village of Cuckfield, the Elizabethan manor house is filled with character and elegance – just the place to match a suit of the same standing.
There will also be time to disappear into Ockenden Manor’s spoiling spa for total relaxation. A ‘Tailored For You’ treatment has been developed especially for the partnership by Elemental Herbology. Designed to help aches and pains melt away, the treatment combines a concentrated massage to unravel tension with a deep cleansing facial to revitalise skin and leave the city far behind. The treatment finishes with a relaxing scalp massage to leave each guest de-stressed, focused and ready for whatever’s next.