Wolseley Hornet Special Club

Encouraging the use and the preservation of these Special cars


Booking Details As Follows;

Booking will only be done by telephone, Blunsdon are happy for guests to contact the hotel direct to book rooms by telephoning 01793721701

Costs for the rooms in The Pavilion per night, inclusive of breakfast and use of the pool / gym facilities are;
£110 / night for a single room
£115 / night for a double or twin
£135 / night for a family room (double and a two berth bunk). Please note the bunk bed has a weight limit restriction of 8st max (or children over 12years old) which may then require a separate / adjoining room. If this is the case best for guests to discuss needs individually with Blunsdon to firm up on details / requirements, but as above all bookings must be made by telephone. Guests may e-mail Blunsdon on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On booking Blunsdon will require us to confirm the following;

a) Reference = Wolseley Hornet Special Weekend (this will ensure the function rate is applied)
b) Primary contact name for the booking
c) Telephone number for the person booking (ideally a mobile but landline OK - just in case any issues with the booking etc)
d) E-mail address for the person booking
e) If you are trailering, or if there are other tender cars / guests cars in the party = so that the hotel can plan logistics / space for ideally having all our vehicles together.
f) Number of Hornets in the guests party = Assuming all Hornets will be taking part in the concours, the hotel would like to know numbers and then allocate space on the greensward accordingly.

Blunsdon will require a card (credit or debit) to secure payment / booking, but payment will only be taken on check-in (subject to no-show and no-cancellation see below)

Bookings can be cancelled up to 4pm on the day of planned arrival, if not cancelled before then then payment will be taken
Check-in will be from 3pm (although may be possible to have earlier but best for individuals to agree with Blunsdon in advance) and check out by 11am.

If persons have particularly mobility / access or other specific accommodation needs Blunsdon suggest that they make their booking sooner rather than later to ensure that they have the optimum accessibility.

If you are proposing to stay at Blunsdon before Friday, or staying on after the AGM on Sunday then please do contact Blunsdon early so that you can be sure of having accommodation in the Pavilion.

Our outline itinerary for the weekend is as follows;

Friday 31st May. Feedback from last year was that it would be good to have a meal organised on Friday. Blunsdon are happy to accommodate us in the Flame Restaurant. I suggest from 7:30pm, numbers to be confirmed. Blunsdon have suggested their three course Conference Menu to aid service, but other options available. The Flame Restaurant a-la-carte menu can be viewed on the hotel's website at https://www.blunsdonhouse.co.uk/dine/flame-restaurant

Saturday 1st June. A reservation has been made in the Flame restaurant for breakfast.

I'm hoping that we could have a treasure hunt type run on Saturday, but I’m going to need local volunteers to do the leg work to help identify, ‘treasure to collect’ and route planning.

Blunsdon are happy for us to hold a gymkhana once again and I’ve confirmed that we can use the carpark if the weather is inclement. We may well use Blunsdon to ‘dry run’ the Valognes tests, but also if dry we have the ability to use the larger expanse of the grassed area so may introduce more manoeuvring style tests (perhaps the return of the Bees on My Bonnet)

Saturday evening Gala Dinner, again will be a three course set menu with minimum of three options per course with a vegan option (as before Blunsdon can accommodate dietary needs and this can be arranged closer to the time). We will again be allocated the Garden Room with a pay bar, and the traditional quiz.

Sunday 2nd June. A reservation has again been made in the Flame restaurant for breakfast.

Concours agreed in a similar location as before.

Lunch to be at individuals’ arrangements (if you are wanting to have a carvery meal in The Flame you will need to book this, otherwise light meals may be ordered at Carries Bar.

AGM and trophy presentations confirmed in the Garden Room from 2pm likely to finish by 4pm.
I'm exploring the possibility of using the Garden Room before 2pm for a light-hearted fun event..

If you would like to see anything else considered please do let me know. Volunteers to assist with the Gymkhana, and trial run for the road run route will be much appreciated, please step forward.






Northiam, East Sussex.

Contact: Trevor Gilbert. Tel: 07740 407701. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Sussex