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Cornucopia | Large Self-Catering Country House | Petworth, West Sussex


Petworth, West Sussex, UK

Be whisked off your feet and into a world of utter extravagance when you take exclusive hire of this luxury self-catering country house near Petworth in West Sussex. The heated swimming pool, bowling alley, cinema room, tennis court and boating lake offer entertainment for days. Wake in four-posters and bathe in freestanding bathtubs overlooking the 40 acres of private parkland. Achingly luxurious yet still warm and inviting, Cornucopia is a flamboyant family home where rapture is found in abundance.


Alongside the word 'sublime' in the dictionary, a picture of Cornucopia house wouldn't be misplaced. This large self-catering country home near Petworth in West Sussex exudes awe-inspiring grandeur from the moment of arrival. Popular with multi-generational families, here is a place where every whim is catered for - there's even an elevator which ensures zipping between all four floors is a breeze. Work up a sweat in the gym, recline in the soothing hot tub, or enjoy a game of ten pin bowling down in the lower ground floor relaxation zone, before riding the lift back up to discover the delights on offer within the rest of the house. 


The opportunities for entertainment and rejuvenation are limitless at Cornucopia. Starting your day, seven beautifully appointed king-size bedroom suites with views over the South Downs call for long mornings in bed, sipping mimosas and plotting the day's itinerary. As the youngsters dart off to the cinema room for a private screening or gather around for table tennis or snooker, those wanting to pamper can lead the way to the spa. For a bit of calm, flee to the Moroccan-style relaxation room on the lower ground floor. Sit back, and feel a billion miles from home.


The house is set in 40 acres of exquisite parkland with a private lake and jetty, outdoor swimming pool (heated from May-September) and manicured lawns, all kept private by a shield of majestic oak trees. Budding tennis champs can hone their skills on the outdoor tennis court, whilst little ones will enjoy working up an appetite on the trampoline before being reluctantly summoned for dinner. Adjacent to the house next to the swimming pool is an undercover seating area offering a slice of the Mediterranean - a stylish al fresco space for enjoying an evening tipple as the sun sets behind the trees.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 14 guests
    From £12,500 per week, £8,950 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor are three double bedrooms each with king-size beds, with four further double bedrooms with king-size beds on the second floor. The ground floor has two separate shower rooms, and each and every bedroom has an en suite bathroom with the master suite boasting his-and-hers en suite bathrooms.
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  • FeaturesSnooker room, bowling alley, tennis court, trampoline, outdoor swimming pool (May-Sept), private lake with row boats, cinema room, air hockey, hot tub, gym, sauna, table tennis, pinball and lift
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is ample parking space in front of the house for several cars (please note that the garages are not available to guests). The main kitchen and sitting room are on the ground floor, with further sitting rooms and kitchens on the lower ground floor.
  • Homestay includesSelection of regional sparkling wines, TVs with DVD players, intelligent in-house surround-sound system, WiFi internet, gas barbecue, croquet, board games, linen, towels, logs and kindling to get you started.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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Recuperate with a blissful sleep in the master bedroom of this luxury large home
Enjoy a decadent dinner party at Cornucopia in West Sussex
The large and luxurious en suite flaunts a modern freestanding bath tub

Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry


Think quirky antique shops, cobbled streets and the sweeping South Downs right on your doorstep: Petworth is the perfect West Sussex base for anyone needing a country house break not far from the big city.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Cornucopia is not far from Midhurst, Petworth, Haslemere and the rolling South Downs in West Sussex.
  • By Car From London, Cornucopia is one and a half hours away.
  • By Train Haslemere, Petersfield or Chichester train stations are the closest. Call National Rail enquiries or visit the website for up to date times and departures.
  • By Air London airports are one and a half hours away by car, whilst Southampton airport is just under an hour away.

From the owner

“As a property developer, it had been my dream for many years to create a home for my family with every whim catered for. I was able to purchase the land eight years ago and realise those dreams in the form of the beautiful Cornucopia.”

From the owner

After purchasing the land on which Cornucopia sits, it has been amazing to see all my ideas and hopes become a reality. I’m passionate about Georgian architecture but wanted a country home with all the mod cons; designing and building the house myself meant that I didn’t need to compromise on this.

I love the space and modern luxuries that the house affords, yet also the traditional aspects such as the fireplaces and the central winding staircase. It really offers something for every generation and every interest. Whether you are looking for constant fun or some unadulterated downtime, Cornucopia will provide.

I hope that when you see Cornucopia, it’ll leave you as enchanted and awe-struck as it constantly leaves us. Having put a huge amount of thought into every detail, facility and furnishing, I am very proud of what’s been achieved and look forward to sharing it with you.

Gerard and Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Petworth with an insider’s perspective.

The Noah´s Ark Inn, Lurgashall
To Eat

The Noah´s Ark Inn, Lurgashall

The Noah’s Ark Inn is a beautiful 16th century pub situated in the picturesque village of Lurgashall. Very dog-friendly and child-friendly, it offers outstanding seasonal food with great service, all while retaining a cosy atmosphere.

Cowdray Park Polo Club
To Do

Cowdray Park Polo Club

With a long and illustrious history, Cowdray Park is recognised worldwide as the Home of British Polo. One of the busiest clubs in the world, it is set in the heart of the 16,500 acre grounds and boasts ten immaculate pitches.

Arundel Castle
To See

Arundel Castle

Built in 1067, many of the castle´s features, such as the Norman Keep, medieval Gatehouse and Barbican, are original. Visit with the family and learn about the castle´s sieges with interactive exhibits, games and costumes.

West Wittering Beach
To Do

West Wittering Beach

West Wittering is a large and unspoilt sandy beach with excellent views of Chichester harbour and the South Downs. Good facilities, extensive grasslands and tidal pools make this a popular choice for families and sports enthusiasts.

Guest Testimonials

We had an excellent stay at Cornucopia. The property is fabulous and more than met our expectations. The arrangements through Unique Homestays were very straightforward and the detail on the website was very thorough. Thank you.

A beautiful property with everything we could have wished for. We had a wonderful four days here, and the children had a fantastic time. A magical time was had by all! Definitely looking forward to staying here again.

We needed a holiday with plenty to do on site as my son has mobility issues and Cornucopia certainly had that! The lift was a huge added bonus. The house was so wonderful and the weather was very good so we didn´t leave the property for the whole week! The properties on the Unique Homestays website are superb and make you feel special, so much so that my son and his wife have booked another for the half term in October.

We loved all of the facilities on offer and spent the majority of our time in the bowling alley, on the boating lake or splashing in the pool. Everything was high spec and the whole set-up had the wow factor. Thank you!

We had a great time and the property was absolutely amazing. The owner was very helpful and the weather was near perfect!

The property was amazing and everything was just perfect. We are looking to see when we can come again! Thank you very much.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.


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