Hound Lodge is the perfect antidote to frantic city living, a haven of tranquillity surrounded by the spectacular 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate, providing that elusive space to relax and reconnect with friends and family.
Hound Lodge is a place to indulge and recharge, a place to kick off muddy boots after bracing walks through the estate, for lavish dinners in the beautiful dining room or relaxed suppers if you’d rather. This elegant country house is entirely yours for the duration of your stay, with an experience entirely tailored to your needs, complete with your very own private butler and chef to ensure your utmost comfort (and to clean muddy boots and paws).
The beautiful interiors are full of character and reference to the Lodge’s history as the Estate’s kennels, with many thoughtful touches including mini decanters of whiskey and hot water bottles in the bedrooms, along with sumptuous mattresses filled with wool from the Estate’s flock of sheep. Today Hound Lodge offers luxurious accommodation coupled with a relaxed homely feel, with elegant antiques and paintings which reflect the Estate’s sporting history.
Delicious bespoke menus feature award-winning organic produce from the Estate’s farm, along with an extensive wine list and bar. Enjoy a chilled glass of champagne served by your butler before dinner, and curl up by the roaring fire after dinner, chatting long into the night over a glass of vintage port.
For the ultimate in indulgence, why not combine your stay at Hound Lodge with a spectacular dinner at Goodwood House, with its magnificent State Apartments providing a truly dazzling setting for very special occasions.
The 10 sumptuous bedrooms at Hound Lodge offer luxurious linens and soft fluffy towels, with 9 double and 1 twin bedroom, all with en-suite bathrooms many with freestanding rolltop baths and spacious showers. Should more accommodation be required, the Goodwood Hotel is just one mile away, with a chauffeur to transport guests when needed.
The beautiful Estate provides endless opportunities to relax and recharge. Enjoy a private yoga or mindfulness session, or walk up the renowned Goodwood Hillclimb and admire the breath taking vistas across the South Downs to the Sussex coastline. Explore miles of tranquil footpaths and the ancient Valdoe woodland, or take one of the Estate’s classic Land Rovers out for a real off-road driving experience.
The Estate’s reputation as one of England’s greatest sporting estates is well deserved, with no less than two golf courses (including The Downs course, widely reputed as one of the finest in England), a driving range, a motor race circuit, a horse racing track, an aerodrome and one of the oldest cricket clubs in the country.
The Estate hosts three of the biggest events in the summer social calendar, The Festival of Speed, The Qatar Goodwood Festival and Goodwood Revival, with hospitality packages available to be combined with a stay at Hound Lodge.
The activities available here are as unique and special as Hound Lodge itself, from the traditional country pursuits of shooting and archery to supercar driving experiences, stunt driving lessons and vintage road rallies.
The Estate’s aerodrome offers Cessna flying lessons and Warbird flight experiences, along with “grapefruit bombing” – a fun and surprisingly competitive activity that takes place with one person flying a plane (under instruction), and the other aiming grapefruits at targets on the airfield.
For the ultimate in relaxation, the Estate’s Health Spa can be found in the nearby Goodwood Hotel complete with spa treatment rooms, an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, along with yoga and exercise classes and a well-equipped gym.
For those looking for a truly special experience, we can offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to be driven around the Goodwood Motor Circuit by a professional racing driver in one of the most valuable supercars in the world – a La Ferrari, a McLaren F1 GTR or a Ferrari 250 GTO. Follow the experience with a helicopter flight across the stunning South Downs and South Coast, then take to the skies in a Spitfire and fly in the very same airspace in which the Battle of Britain was fought.