Bear Grylls Survival Academy
Cowdray is the location for Family and Adult 24 hour survival courses run by the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.
The estate was chosen for its varied terrain, including dense woodland, a long stretch of the River Rother, lakes and steep difficult ground.Find out more
Cowdray Home Farms
Moor Farm is the hub of Cowdray's farming activity and from where the Estate's dairy, arable and livestock operations are managed. The Farm's policy is to operate in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner.Find out more
High quality timber from
Cowdray has three times the national average of woodland with over 36% of the 16,500 acre Estate dedicated to growing mainly conifers, broadleaf high forest and chestnut coppice. Our objective is to produce high quality timber whilst also providing benefits for wildlife.Find out more
Cowdray Deer Manager
Deer on the Estate are naturally managed by Jason Griffin. If left at unsustainable numbers, the local Fallow and Roe deer are detrimental to many of the enterprises across the Estate. The forequarters are more likely to be used for burgers or the very popular Cowdray venison sausages. All joints can be prepared to order from the butchery at the Cowdray Farm Shop.
Cowdray has its own building and maintenance department which refurbishes and maintains many of the properties on the Estate. Recent projects have included the refurbishment of our Holiday Cottages at Benbow Pond and new luxurious ensuite bedrooms at Cowdray House.
Keeping the Estate Tidy
Parks & Gardens
We take care to ensure the public areas of the Estate are presentable and well maintained. Our Parks and Gardens team manage this activity. Recent projects have included the renovation of the HaHa which runs alongside the A272. This work has opened up the view across to Midhurst.
A variety of locations for
Filming and stills
Cowdray Estate has a wide range of locations for filming and stills. From the magnificent Cowdray House, with its stunning gardens, to a recently vacated Primary School. Cowdray Heritage offers picturesque ruins, a vaulted wine cellar and a Tudor kitchen. The disused Cocking Limeworks and Chalk Quarry are set against the backdrop of the South Downs and are a popular location.Find out more
Clubhouse artwork by
Artwork by Viscountess Cowdray's grandfather, Alister Maynard, MBE, (1903-1976) is on display in the Clubhouse at Cowdray Golf. A period spent in the Army in India inspired many of his paintings and drawings. Much of his work was sold but the remaining collection belonging to the family remained hidden inside a trunk at Cowdray House for the past 40 years.