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Nice place to walk

This is a nice place to walk in the autumn, in lovely surroundings with a lovely walled garden.we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maureen B
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Good Break

Stayed in Heathend cottage for 4 nights and found it very comfortable, quiet and clean, apart from... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Trekker047
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Leek, United Kingdom
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Located in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Cowdray Estate is a beautiful place to stop and visit as you travel along the A272. There is a myriad of footpaths and Benbow Pond next to the John Cowdray Arboretum covers 16 acres and has over...more
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Benbow Pond, Midhurst GU29 0AQ, England
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All reviews walled garden farm shop the cottages car park wonderful place last week pleasant walk pure accident quiet place great location the kitchen beautiful ruins lovely area short walk tea and cake long distance path pond
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place to walk in the autumn, in lovely surroundings with a lovely walled garden.we walked up to the old castle,which is a nice place to sit.

Thank Maureen B
Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit. We hope you return to Cowdray soon. A walk from the Ruins up to the Cowdray Farm Shop & Cafe is a lovely way to spend a winters day. Kind regards, The Cowdray Marketing Team.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Stayed in Heathend cottage for 4 nights and found it very comfortable, quiet and clean, apart from a brown stain on the second bedroom carpet. Someone had clearly tried to clean it without much success, dog are allowed in the cottages so this could have...More

Thank Trekker047
Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing your stay at Heathend Cottage and for awarding us five stars. We hope you return to stay again in the future. Kind regards, the Cowdray Marketing team.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Intriguing place, a lot of different things to see and do here. The ruins are what catch your eye from the road and they are quite spectacular up close too. There's a cafe and farm shop, both of which were typical as to what you'd...More

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Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for reviewing your visit. If you are looking to come and stay in the area we have holiday accommodation at the Benbow Ponds Holiday Cottages and bed and breakfast rooms in our newly refurbished Golf Lodge. Both make excellent based for exploring everything Cowdray...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

We were staying in Midhurst and we used the riverside walk many evenings, either starting at Cowdray and walking along the riverbank, then up to castle mound and along the Wharf to the lake, and from there back into town - or reversing the walk...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are pleased you enjoyed the setting, in particular the Ruins which will open again for Guided Tours in the summer of 2019.

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The most gorgeous venue and perfect day . Jan and her amazing staff made our day the best ever . Jan has been brilliant from start to finish . Can't wait to go back for a cream tea soon. Thanks Andie and Jon .

Thank judithcharmers09
Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Sounds like you had a great time at your wedding at the walled garden which is a Cowdray property run by Jan. We are very pleased you enjoyed the venue and hope to welcome you to other areas of the estate at some point.

Reviewed August 17, 2018

Stopped on way to Midhurst for a break really enjoyed it walked our dog and will certainly go back for a further visit next time

Thank Ted-the-parson
Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for your recent review. We hope to see you back at Cowdray sometime soon. We are in the process of producing walking map which highlights the best dog walks around the estate. It should be available from our cafe at the end of October.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

I was surprised to discover entry to the ruins is currently by guided tour only (I believe due to some instability?) and unfortunately there were no tours on the day we visited. It’s also unfortunate information panels can only be accessed from inside the ruins....More

Thank nnmercman
Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thanks for your recent review. Guided Tours of the Ruins have proved popular and we are likely to run these again next year. Next time you visit come and explore our farm shop and cafe - the perfect stop off on a day out.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Such a favourite of ours to lunch here when we are in Petworth visiting my Aunt. You are always guaranteed a super lunch, no matter what you order, served by delightful staff and are able to eat in a fantastically clean, bright restaurant. Keep up...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Before reading this, please note that I did not stay at the cottages in October 17, that was my booking date for a stay this summer, but I was forced to insert a date prior to leaving the review. I have stayed in three of...More

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Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write in response to your stay at Cowdray last year. I note that your concerns were investigated and dealt with at the time, including compensating you for the disruption to your booking. We take great pride in being...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018

As a long standing member of the Polo Club I was appalled at the scrum in the stands. In former days members were able to enjoy the final without an endless stream of people marching up and down the stands spilling drinks as they went....More

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Cowdray_Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Cowdray Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

We suggest you contact the Polo Club directly regarding your concerns. kind regards,

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Aaron R
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