| Cherelle Patterson

The Luxuriously Historic Cowdray House

Cowdray Estate is one of the most iconic and luxurious grounds in England. Whether you’re hosting an event, wanting fresh produce or indulging in some much-needed relaxation time doing some yoga Cowdray is the perfect location.

As soon as you arrive at the grounds you feel relaxed and a sense of being at home. The grounds are so well kept and absolutely breathtaking, every angle is a photo opportunity. No words can describe the beauty of this place and no photo does it justice, you definitely have to see it to believe it.

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In a world of technology and modernisation, you can truly feel the core of Cowdray; its soul, its substance and its spirit. When you walk into a room it’s almost as though you can picture the memories that took place.

Cowdray house itself has 22 luxuriously British en suite bedrooms perfect for wedding parties. Its grounds are perfect for a spot of golf, clay pigeon shooting, Swimming, bowling, polo, brunch and even wine tasting. 

Cowdray Heritage

The estate has a history dating back to the early 1500’s. Cowdray is also home to Cowdray Heritage – one of England’s most important early Tudor houses – known to be visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Devastatingly, in September 1793 a fire took hold of the beautiful house and most of the property was destroyed. Today, the magnificent ruins are set in the landscape of Cowdray Park, making it a truly Instagrammable location.

Cowdray has a menu to tickle all taste buds. Its farm shop café follows the estate’s ethos of wellbeing, so whether you’re a vegan or love a good poached egg and a bit of bacon, the menu is full of healthy options that are fresh and tasty. Next door to the café is the farm shop, providing fresh produce for customers to buy, whether it’s venison sausages, organic eggs or blue cheese, the Farm shop has a range of high-quality choices that foodies will love.

Farm Shop interior

A number of events are held annually on the grounds of the estate; golf, shooting, fly fishing, and wildlife tours, but the estate is also home to British Polo. The public is welcome to watch the Polo at Cowdray throughout the season and tickets are exceptionally reasonable. It is the perfect summer’s day out and an excuse to get glamorous.

Cowdray has a great sense of relaxation and spirituality, you get a real feeling of tranquility when you enter the house, making it the perfect haven for yoga, pilates and meditation. The Therapy Rooms offer a boutique private space for therapists and consultants to immerse their clients into luxurious, peaceful and historic surroundings.

Credit: polopictures.co.uk

Over recent months, a number of editorial shoots and moving image projects have been shot at Cowdray. Top brands like BBC and Vogue have thought the location the perfect place for their projects, and if it’s good enough for Vogue…

The staff at Cowdray are extremely passionate about their grounds and are there to ensure all your expectations are exceeded. There is no better feeling than going somewhere like Cowdray House and feeling completely comfortable and welcome.

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There is a range of activities to dive into on Cowdray Estate and it definitely calls for more than one visit to truly experience it all. It’s an idyllic day out for families or a group of friends. The future of the estate is one to be revisited, as it is forever evolving, it is unquestionably one of the UK’s most sought after locations.

Cowdray House is only available for private hire/exclusive use.

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