Carefully selected for their privacy, fascinating history and enviable locations, the three new Estates comprise Cowdray House, Kinross House Estate and Lismore Castle, bringing the Masterpiece Estates collection to six properties across the UK.
Offering its guests a tailor-made stay, getaways come complete with an impeccable team and charming host who is there from the moment of arrival – ensuring that every whim and wish is catered for.
1 Cowdray House, West Sussex
Located in the lush rolling hills of West Sussex, Cowdray House is set in a beautiful 110-acre estate surrounded by the incredible scenery of the South Downs National Park.
Cowdray House is one of England’s most important Tudor Houses, having been visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
Available for exclusive use and offering impeccable service, this 22-bedroom house is the ideal place for a seriously lavish house party.
Also known as being the home of British polo, and boasting the world’s original polo field, Cowdray House hosts 400 seasonal games and is an extraordinary place to watch or even partake in a thrilling game.
As well as admiring the antiques, guests can make the most of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bowling alley, tennis court, billiards room and a helicopter landing pad – as well as plenty of country pursuits.
Priced from £10,920 per night during low season, based on accommodation for up to 44 people. Accommodation is provided on a room only basis.
2 Kinross House Estate, Scotland
Head to Scotland for a historical escape. Steeped in history and grandeur, Kinross House is a beautiful neoclassical Palladian mansion in Kinross, dating back to 1685 and originally designed by Sir William Bruce.
Surrounded by 100 acres of dramatic landscape and set on the banks of Loch Leven, this 14-bedroom house is the perfect venue for an intimate gathering of friends or an opulent celebration – you’ll never look at birthday parties quite the same way again.
Rooms at Kinross House are filled with period furniture and impressive local artwork paying homage to its Scottish heritage – perfect for stepping back in time and escaping modern life.
Stays at Kinross House Estate are priced from £6,750 per night during low season, based on accommodation for up to nine people and from £9,000 per night, based on accommodation for up to 28 people.
3 Lismore Castle, Ireland
Situated in County Waterford near the south coast of Ireland, Lismore Castle was built in 1185 by the then soon-to-be king of England, Prince John. After being passed onto the Church to become a Bishop’s palace, the Castle became the Irish home of the Duke of Devonshire.
Steeped in history, Lismore Castle has hosted some of the most notable names of the last centuries, including Fred Astaire, John F. Kennedy, John Betjeman and Lucian Freud.
Don’t forget to pack the tiara – set in the Blackwater valley, this 15-bedroom castle offers its guests a fairy-tale-like escape. Gather your nearest and dearest, it’s time for a royal adventure.
Stays at Lismore Castle are priced from €14,650 (currently approx. £12,550) for two nights during low season, based on accommodation for up to 16 people.