01242 503105

Cowdray House

West Sussex, England

Price On Application – from £14,600 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 22 double bedrooms – with an additional 2 single bedrooms – are individually designed and beautifully furnished, with luxurious bathrooms throughout, and there is the option to increase capacity to a total of 80 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.

Book This Property

Click Here

Key Facts

• No of bedrooms: 24 + 15
• No of bathrooms: 23 +14
• Sleeps: 46 + 29
• One person per bed: 28 + 19
• Dining capacity: 150
• Meeting capacity: 140 theatre
• Receptions: 300
• Marquee: Yes
• Catering: Fully staffed, preferred suppliers
• Own drinks: No
• Music/bar licence: 12am, 1am with fee
• Exclusive use only
• Location: Midhurst, West Sussex

o 16,500 acre estate
o Indoor and outdoor pools
o Billiards room, tennis court, bowling alley, darts
o Extensive activity options
o Golf course and polo school in wider estate


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.


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.


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...


Find out more about prices to rent this luxury country estate on an exclusive use basis here, with 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 80 guests.


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

Services & Activities

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

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


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.


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