Constructed in the 1860s, this property occupies a secluded rural position with outstanding views over the surrounding countryside to the South Downs in the distance. This idyllic venue is perfect for family holidays, reunions or celebrations. Guests can take advantage of the nine acres of sprawling gardens, swimming, relaxing by the pool, playing tennis or swinging a golf club. Goodwood, Glyndebourne and Brighton provide entertainment for all tastes and with London only an hour by train, day trips are very desirable.
- Chateau / Country House
- Half Baths2
- Min Stay3 nights
8 bedrooms, with tennis court, heated pool & helicopter landing
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning country house in a perfect location
This home far exceeded expectations; a stunning mansion over-looking the Sussex countryside with more than enough space and activities for a group of friends to enjoy themselves over a long weekend!
(The indoor table tennis & snooker table were a particularly nice surprise)
The home is large, grand and spacious, functionally it's well equipped with everything you might need and also has that air of grandeur if you're looking for something a little bit more adventurous (think Downton Abbey).
The location is fantastic; just 20 minutes out of Brighton (about an hour and a half drive from London), a great local pub and a large supermarket ten minutes down the road in Lewes.
Karen (owner) and Matt (estate manager) could not have been more helpful throughout the entire process; someone was always on hand email or phone whatever the issue and it really did make our stay that much more enjoyable.
This is the perfect house for a family or groups of friends/families looking to spend sometime in the idyllic English countryside.
Thank you Karen & Matt!
An idyllic and unique home - perfect for a special gathering
We had the most amazing visit at Conyboro House - an idyllic mansion set in glorious and extensive grounds. We were a party of adults celebrating the 86th birthdays of our Dad’s and our general good fortune in life. The building is extraordinary - soaring spaces flooded with natural light, huge functional kitchen - a proper heart of the home - and endless little snugs and corners to curl up with a drink or a newspaper or for a chat. The bedrooms are elegant and spacious and throughout the house are personal touches of family life - drawings, games, pictures and furniture. The pool and tennis court and billiard room were all well used and we thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and sitting in gentle shade watching the bees and butterflies (literally!). There was always peace and space and we felt very grand having our celebratory supper in the vast dining room with the evening sun streaming in. Every one of our party felt delighted by the completely unique home. We had excellent, warm and helpful communication from the owners and from Matt on our arrival. Thank you so much - you helped us create a priceless memory and we can not recommend your home too highly. Linda, David & Ensemble!
Fabulous get-away for a large group!
Conyboro House was a truly amazing location to welcome 2018. There was plenty of space for everyone and we very comfortably fitted 16 people for our stay. The house was well equipped with everything that we needed and, despite being so large, was warm and welcoming. The adults loved sitting by the fire in the drawing room in the evenings and the kids loved roaming the house and grounds and have requested a return stay during the summer so that they can make use of the pool. Karen and Matt were both helpful and accommodating and we all truly enjoyed our stay.
My family and I had a wonderful time in this beautiful house.
We were blessed with a week of sunny weather where it only rained during the night !
My grandchildren loved the tennis and swimming pool, as did my sons, although they particularly enjoyed the snooker table.
We never actually used the magnificent dining room as there were only six of us and we enjoyed eating in the roomy kitchen alongside the beautiful Aga.
A lovely day out to Brighton capped a great week.
Most spectacular house I have stayed in
Conyboro is truly extraordinary - vast in scale, beautifully cared for and with every comfort and convenience one could want. My friends and I went to celebrate a special-occasion weekend and were blown away by every aspect. Swimming, tennis, croquet and a wide selection of living and dining rooms. There were 18 of us, which is the maximum, and the house felt like it accommodated us gladly and with room to spare. I feel sure that my first time at Conyboro will not end up being my last...
Great stay in a gorgeous location
Spent 3 nights here with friends and their children. The house is beautifully laid out and incredibly spacious. Unfortunately, due to the weather we didn't get to appreciate the beautiful grounds and we would love to come back in the Summer. Everything went well, and the only negative was that the house was a little cold and one of the dishwashers didn't work which made a little extra work for us at each mealtime, but nothing too problematic. We would definitely go back.
The house occupies a magnificent position to the north of Lewes with views towards the South Downs. The historic County Town of Lewes offering comprehensive shopping facilities and other amenities is about 3 miles. The main towns nearby are Brighton (20 min.) Eastbourne (30 min.) and Hastings (40 min.). Glyndebourne is three miles. Airport: Gatwick (30 min.) Heathrow(1hr) Train Station: Cooksbridge/Lewes (5/10 min.),frequent service to London Victoria (60 min.). Marco-Pierre White's 'Wheeler's' Gastropub within walking distance.
Sporting and recreational facilities: Racing: Plumpton, Brighton, Lingfield. Golf: Lewes, Uckfield-East Sussex National. Sailing: Brighton and Newhaven Marinas. Opera: Glyndebourne. Theatre: Brighton. Walking & Riding: Surrounding countryside and South Downs. Beaches: Brighton.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A refundable £2000 security deposit and a £300. cleaning fee will be applied to each booking. No refunds for cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival. The tenant will be responsible for excess fees where these may occur on foreign credit card transactions.