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Welcome to Cowdray House

Nestled in the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, Cowdray is an historic 16,000-acre estate with exquisite landscaped gardens, a serene lake and sprawling woodlands. A thoroughly English escape with an illustrious sporting heritage. The House is a unique setting to bring together family & friends, for revitalising weekends, celebrations or longer stays.

14th - 17th May 2024

Cowdray's Gut Health Retreat

Perfectly timed to reset your body ready for the summer months, Cowdray’s Gut Health Retreat will offer a bespoke transformative gut and lifestyle overhaul which is designed to change habits indefinitely putting you on course for a healthier future. This will be a three-day extensive gut health focused programme with personalised classes and workshops throughout.

Stay at Cowdray House

Winter and Christmas Stays

With fires blazing, cosy rooms to relax in and expansive grounds to explore, a private winter stay at Cowdray House is a truly memorable experience.

Christmas and Winter Stays
Outdoor swimming pool at Cowdray House

Summer Stays

With warmer weather, light evenings, expansive grounds to enjoy and plenty to see and do, a private stay at Cowdray House will be one to remember. Dive right in…

Summer Stays

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From your approach across parkland, landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, to the sumptuous but intimate interiors that greet you, this former hunting lodge is your home from home where the warmest welcome awaits.


fulfilling all of your

Culinary Dreams

Delicious food is central to stays at Cowdray, whether it’s an indulgent afternoon tea with freshly baked scones and cakes or an extravagant dinner for your guests. Lamb, beef and game reared on Cowdray land and Estate-stalked venison as well as Cowdray eggs and honey from hives on the Estate.


Enjoy the glorious gardens


We’ve hosted games and gatherings for centuries. The original Tudor house, completed in 1545, played host to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The great outdoors still beckons with games of croquet on the pristine lawn or a set of tennis, a guided foraging walk or a cycle ride across the Estate and beyond.

the perfect place for

Private Parties

With room for up to 150 seated guests, Cowdray House is the ultimate venue for a party. Enjoy some of the finest dining before retiring to the luxurious Morning Room or dancing all night long in the wood panelled Dining Room. Why not have a game of billiards after dinner or enjoy the private ten pin bowling alley?

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Every home comfort in our

Beautiful Bedrooms

With 22 beautifully appointed bedrooms with immaculate en-suite bathrooms, our rooms have breath-taking views over the parkland, the South Downs or west to the romantic Tudor ruins of the original Cowdray House.

Diamond bedroom at Cowdray House

A great British

Sporting Estate

A game of snooker? A shooting party? Fly fishing for trout on the River Rother? A sporting estate and the home of the British Polo. Polish up your skills on a polo pony with our instructors, spend an afternoon with a golf pro on our 18-hole championship course or just relax with some laps in one of the pools.

Activities while you stay
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a closer look into

Cowdray House

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The warmth of a family home has been maintained, this is not a hotel and life has returned to the house in the form of weddings, corporate escapes, polo lessons on the original House Ground and wellness retreats. Cowdray House is unique and for those who stay, an access all areas experience. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bowling alley, tennis court, cricket strip, croquet lawn and helicopter pad are all at our guest’s disposal.

Offering the finest facilities including:
  • Bowling AlleyBowling Alley
  • Indoor and Outdoor PoolsIndoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Tennis CourtTennis Court
  • Croquet LawnCroquet Lawn
  • Cricket StripCricket Strip
  • Heli-PadHeli-Pad

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Cowdray House

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