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Ariabelle | Luxury Large Country House | Midhurst, Sussex


Iping, Midhurst, West Sussex, UK

Dating back to 1850, Ariabelle is a luxury self-catering country house among the wooded hills of Midhurst in West Sussex, not far from Goodwood Estate and Cowdray Park. French chateau-style shutters open to an Aladdin's cave of twinkling chandeliers, period oak panelling and elaborate tiled floors. Look forward to morning swims in the indoor pool, drawn-out lunches and tennis tournaments backed by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.



Found at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle is a lavish country home promising the ultimate luxury self-catering experience. Wrapped up within the renowned South Downs National Park, landscaped lawns tumble down to 40 acres of enchanting woodland before reaching the river Rother that winds through the grounds. Huge windows framed with pistachio green shutters conceal the myriad of treasures that lie within. If the palatial indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, gym, sauna and steam room aren’t enough, Ariabelle sits within easy reach of Chichester Harbour, Goodwood Estate and Cowdray Park Polo Club.


Begin your day working up a sweat in the home gym or make the most of the dedicated massage room where soothing treatments can take place (on prior request). Warm up and unwind in the sauna and the steam room before diving into the heated indoor swimming pool. Once your backstroke has been perfected, hop into the hot tub for a relaxing soak under the bubbles before visiting the bar for a chilled tipple. After long countryside stomps, curl up beside one of Ariabelle's open fires or continue the celebrations in the dining room with bottles of fizz and hors d'oeuvres. When eyelids eventually begin to heavy, ten dreamy bedrooms await up the sweeping staircase.


Manicured lawns meeting woodlands and wild meadows; the grounds of Ariabelle offer plentiful opportunities to relax and explore. Skip down the terrace steps to the tennis court and partake in lively family tournaments whilst the younger members of the family chase butterflies in the wildflowers, climb through the playhouse and enjoy a game of hide and seek in the garden. Head off through Ariabelle's 40 acres of woodland and wander further through the lush countryside on your doorstep. After the day's activities, strike up the barbecue or huddle around the fire pit after supper for toasted marshmallows and mugs of hot cocoa.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 14 guests
    From £18,395 per week, £14,695 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe first floor holds the master double bedroom with a super king-size bed, circular zinc bath and separate shower. Three single children´s bedrooms are also found on this floor, two of which have en suite bathrooms. The remaining three double bedrooms, each with a king-size bed, will share two first floor family bathrooms, one of which has a separate shower. On the second floor is one further double bedroom with super king-size bed and one final single bedroom; these two rooms share the second floor family bathroom with bath and shower.

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  • FeaturesIndoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, steam room and sauna, gym and bar
  • PetsPets are considered on prior agreement
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome and there is an extensive collection of toys available, as well as one travel cot and one highchair.
  • PracticalitiesThere is plenty of private parking at the house, which is fully equipped with an Aga, wine chiller, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and separate caterer´s kitchen for functions. Please note that a resident dog lives in the caretaker´s cottage within the grounds. If arriving by air, helicopters are welcome to land on the grounds.
  • Homestay includesSonos multi-room sound system, Smart TV with Netflix and Apple TV, WiFi internet, Big Green Egg BBQ, use of a Peloton Bike, linen, towels, logs and kindling for the fire...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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Stunning grounds surround this country house in Midhurst
Ariabelle is a large self-catering home in Midhurst designed with luxury in mind
The gardens come alive in spring

Prices & Availability

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


Halfway between Guildford and Bognor, Midhurst gives visitors the happy duality of town fun and verdant escape. If it´s possible, schedule a visit during summer for Polo at Cowdray or one of Goodwood Estate´s famous events.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This West Sussex large country house is located near Midhurst within the South Downs National Park.
  • By Car Approximately two hours from London.
  • By Train The nearest train stations are Haslemere and Petersfield with direct links to London Waterloo taking approximately an hour.
  • By Air Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are just over an hour's drive away. Helicopters are welcome to land on the grounds of Ariabelle.

From the owner

“The house itself is designed for cosy, family life and plentiful entertaining. All the house´s facilities twinned with the quiet countryside location close to London lead us to think we have the best of all worlds here, but we will let you discover that for yourself.”

From the owner

The house dates back to 1850 but has enjoyed a complete refurbishment over the past few years, transforming it into the glorious family home you see today. A real showstopper, we believe Ariabelle has something for all generations; so much so you won’t even need to leave the grounds for things to see and do!

Located within the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park, we are well positioned to enjoy all that the area has to offer including The Goodwood Estate and Cowdray Park Polo Club, lovely walks and great country pubs, whilst also being close to local market towns and only an hour from London. Dip in and out of town life as you please or enjoy a fully immersive country house escape, wrapped up in Ariabelle’s embrace.

The Coupland Family 

Owner recommendations

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

Arundel Castle

To See

Arundel Castle

Set high on a hill in West Sussex, Arundel Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun. Explore this restored and remodelled medieval castle before strolling the beautiful grounds.

The Noah´s Ark, Lurgashall

To Eat

The Noah´s Ark, Lurgashall

The Noah’s Ark is a beautiful 16th century inn situated in the picturesque Lurgashall village. The pub has become an established venue under the owners Henry Coghlan and Amy Whitmore, providing outstanding food and service.


To Do


Lose yourself to the unique beauty and appeal of Goodwood, set amongst a vast 12,000 acres of Sussex countryside. Various events are hosted throughout the year including Festival of Speed, Goodwood Festival and Goodwood Revival.

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 and is one of the busiest clubs in the world. Set in the heart of the 16,500 acre grounds it boasts ten immaculate pitches.

Guest Testimonials

The caretakers on site were excellent and the owner was also very responsive. We would definitely book Ariabelle again. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we have truly enjoyed ourselves.

Suffice to say that we had a wonderful week´s stay at Ariabelle. It is such a beautiful property set in fantastic countryside; perfect for our very special occasion we celebrated there. Thank you.

We would love to come back to Ariabelle! The house managers are excellent and the owner is very responsive. We will definitely be keeping an eye on the portfolio for new properties and future homestays! We hope to be back soon.

We had a wonderful time at Ariabelle. The house is astonishing; even better than it looks on the website if you can believe it!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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