Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the South Downs in West Sussex, Cowdray is an historic Estate in tune with current times. A family-owned Estate, Cowdray has a thoroughly modern approach to the delivery of outstanding levels of service, comfort and professionalism across our leisure activities.
The Estate offers 5-star accommodation central to which is Cowdray House, an exclusive-use venue featuring 21 beautifully furnished bedrooms. The House has recently undergone a major refurbishment and now offers a superior destination for a range of events and uses, with access to wider Estate pursuits.
Just beyond the House’s private 110-acre parkland, the opportunity to stay at Cowdray is complemented further by a selection of lodges and holiday cottages all refurbished with the same exquisite eye for detail, luxury and comfort. Other venues suitable for weddings, private and corporate entertainment can also be found elsewhere on the Estate.
Cowdray is world-renowned as the home of British polo where you can be entertained at exhilarating matches throughout the summer season. The more adventurous can take up polo tuition at the Cowdray Park Polo Academy with all levels welcomed, including complete novices. A championship 18-hole golf course, game and clay shooting, fishing and wildlife tours further add to the comprehensive mix of outdoor activities. Alternatively the myriad of footpaths crossing the South Downs gives a more sedate opportunity to explore and unwind.
At the heart of Cowdray, discover the remains of the former Cowdray House, a Tudor mansion with a wealth of history and intrigue. A recent initiative has been to establish an art studio for individual and group lessons from our resident artist specialising in the renaissance genre.
A focus on health and wellbeing is central to the management philosophies and ethos at Cowdray. The Farm Shop & Café’s impressive and healthy produce pays tribute to our sustainable farming practices and seasonal, local sourcing. Similarly, Cowdray champions holistic lifestyle management with retreats and specialist therapies based at our dedicated wellbeing centre.
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