Why Visit Old Thorns?

Why Visit Old Thorns?

Planning a getaway? Discover why Old Thorns should be on your shortlist with our handy guide below.


Located half way between London and Portsmouth, Old Thorns is conveniently located just minutes from the A3, making it easy to travel to and easy to visit near by attractions during your stay. The South Downs National Park is on your doorstep and popular countryside walking routes such as the Shipwright's Way can be accessed from the resort's grounds.

You are also just 30 minutes from the South Coast where you are spoilt with a choice of great beaches and seaside towns. From the sandy shores of the West Witterings to popular family resorts such as Southsea - a beach day is certainly a fab day out.

Other local attractions, ideal for families, include Birdworld, Go Ape and the Gruffalo trail at Alice Holt Forest which are all just 20 minutes away. Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and LegoLand are other great day trip options with journey times under an hour.

For an alternative activity, perfect for couples and friends, check out Nightflix outdoor cinema with a movie showing every evening, including some of the latest releases. Nightflix is located less than 5 minutes from Old Thorns.


Whether you are travelling as a couple, as a family, or with a group of friends, the amazing choice of accommodation at Old Thorns provides flexibility for a range of needs and budgets.

Our hotel rooms are available with a double or twin setup, with deluxe rooms also including a sofa bed to sleep a 3rd guest. Families and group travellers will be blown away by our stunning self-catering apartments that feature a living, dining and kitchen area as well as en-suite bedrooms. Sleeping 4 or 6 guests per apartment, they offer a perfect, private base for a UK staycation.

Travellers on a budget, or those just looking for something a bit different, may opt for our glamping style eco-pods.


Old Thorns is a unique resort and nothing matches its eclectic style and fantastic facilities. The on-site health club boasts a magnificent gym where you can workout with a view. There's a 20m indoor pool and you'll find a sauna, steam room and sub-tropical pool in the wellness facilities. Most accommodation rates include a session in each of the facilities (subject to availability), or check out the dedicated spa packages for extra pool time!

You can follow in the footsteps of some of golf's greatest players on the 18-hole Championship golf course, or even just brush up on your skills on the driving range.

You won't be short of dining options with an onsite restaurant, Sports Bar, waffle and pancake diner plus a Champagne Bar. And with plenty of outdoor dining space on our terrace, you can kick back and relax from sun rise to sun set.

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