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Cowdray House

Cowdray House

West Sussex, England

Price On Application – from £11,040 per night
Sleeps 46 + 29 people

Cowdray House is a magnificent historic country residence set in a 16,500 acre private estate, nestled in the glorious West Sussex countryside with idyllic rural views over the South Downs. The ancestral home of Lord and Lady Cowdray, this stunning home offers elegant interiors and refined country living, with fabulous spaces to dine, entertain or simply escape. The 18 bedrooms (24 from April 2018) are individually designed and beautifully furnished, with luxurious bathrooms throughout, and there is the option to increase capacity to a total of 75 guests using the cottages within the estate. Enjoy fabulous leisure opportunities including the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Billiards room, tennis court and even your own private bowling alley, along with numerous country pursuits in the Estate. Whether you are looking to host a lavish banquet, a blue-chip board meeting or an elegant country house wedding, you will find a truly spectacular venue coupled with all the warmth of a family home, creating a perfect setting for special celebrations, events or luxurious family stays.

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Cowdray House's stunning lounge


Cowdray House is set in a stunning 16,500 acre estate in West Sussex, overlooking the beautiful South Downs National Parks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house, as it is seen today, dates back to 1875, when the Keeper’s Lodge was rebuilt as Cowdray House. The estate was purchased in 1909 by Sir Weetman Dickinson Pearson, who became Viscount Cowdray in 1917. The Estate remains in the Pearson family to this day, most recently the family home of the 4th Viscount and Viscountess Cowdray, who have extensively restored and refurbished Cowdray House to become one of the most luxurious exclusive-use venues in the South West.


One of Cowdray House' beautiful bedroom suites


Cowdray House offers some of the most luxurious accommodation of any property in England, with stunning State Rooms all affording beautiful views over the grounds. The bedrooms are elegantly furnished with only the very best linen and ultra-comfortable mattresses. Enjoy the exclusive use of the extensive leisure facilities and vast grounds, with a plethora of activities and walks from your doorstep.


Cowdray House' image gallery


View the beautiful photographs of this elegant country retreat here, including the 24 luxurious bedrooms, stunning reception rooms including the magnificent Buck Hall, the wood panelled Dining Room, the light and airy Drawing Room and beautiful grounds with all their leisure amenities ….


Prices to stay at Cowdray House


Find out more about prices to rent this luxury country estate on an exclusive use basis here, with 18 – 24 bedrooms in the main house and housekeeping included, with the option to use all of the estate’s cottages to enable accommodation for up to 75 guests.


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Host your large party at Cowdray House


  • Dining space for up to 150
  • Drinks receptions for up to 300
  • Marquee space for 350-600
  • Large grounds over 100 acres
  • Estate totalling 16,500 acres
  • Private lake
  • Tennis court
  • Full size snooker table
  • Bowling alley
  • Indoor & Outdoor swimming pools


Cowdray House' full sized snooker table

Services & Activities

We can arrange a wide variety of additional services (additional charge) at Cowdray House:

  • Private chef/caterers
  • Wine and bar service
  • Concierge service
  • Full event/wedding planning service
  • Spa treatments
  • Helicopter transfers
  • Team building events


The gardens of Cowdray House

In the area

Cowdray House is located in the heart of the beautiful 16,500 acre Cowdray Estate, nestled in the South Downs National Park near the market town of Midhurst, West Sussex. The House is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes from London, with easy access to the A3, A272 and the M27.


Cowdray House


“Words cannot describe what an amazing weekend we have had in this fabulous house, especially in a setting like Cowdray House. Thank you for your hospitality and meticulous execution. A once in a lifetime experience and certainly never to be forgotten.”

Becky and Peter


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