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A magnificent Georgian Country Mansion in a delightful parkland setting

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

8 bedrooms, with tennis court, heated pool & helicopter landing

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.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Amenities

Lewes Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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A magnificent Georgian Country Mansion in a delightful parkland setting
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
5

Stunning country house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most spectacular house I have stayed in

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We've vacationed worldwide and Conyboro is 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Our first and lasting impression was "WOW"! Conyboro House is VERY impressive and more than I expected for the price and description. My wife and I have travelled with our kids all over the world and have never found anything to compare with the pure relaxation in genteel furnishings and beautiful surroundings as Conyboro House. And only an hour by train from Victoria Station, a few minutes from historic Lewes and many lovely small villages. A great pub is a five minute walk away, numerous good restaurants for eating out were found, and, if you enjoy doing it yourself, an incredibly well stocked kitchen is available. Everything worked and the nearby caretaker was available to answer an occasional call for guidance. We all enjoyed the heated pool and tennis courts as well as hiking over the extensive grounds. Entertainment opportunities range from the excitement of Brighton to the Glyndebourne Opera House.

Bottom line, we are still obliged to say WOW!! For just your own family or a collection of friends for as long as you have time available, I would recommend Conyboro house with no hesitation whatever.

Boyd

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnificent Manor House in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The house is huge and beautifully kept, larger than expected and very clean. Think Downtown Abbey.... Plenty of space to spread out, the kitchen is enormous and fully equipped including 2 dishwashers!!! The outdoor space is just as impressive. Lovely pool and tennis court and miles of endless paths and empty roads for countryside walks. The house is walking distance to the Cooksbridge train station which we easily took into London for sightseeing day trips. There is so much to do near by from zip lining for the kids to walks on the downs to a quick trip into Brighton by the sea. There is even a traditional English Pub right at the end of the driveway with delicious fish and chips served along with locally brewed Harvey's beer. Glyndebourne is nearby for some of the best Opera in the world (we were lucky enough to get tickets). Our family of 6 (including 4 teenage kids) along with 80 year old grandparents had an outstanding stay. We loved the property, had plenty to do and see and cannot wait to return! I wish we had booked two weeks!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Left a bitter taste

  • 1 of 5

Gorgeous property, but unfortunately the owner completely ripped us off and would not give us back a substantial sum of money because we had used one extra bedroom than we were meant to (just for storage and we were happy to pay for the extra cleaning costs). Best avoided.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The traveler was a repeat guest to whom we granted a special discount for an agreed level of accommodation. The agreement was breached by using an additional room. The traveler was charged an amount commensurate with the accommodation actually used. We are disappointed that the traveler, having attempted to use an extra room without paying for it, has complained about having to pay for his actual accommodation.
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Map

Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Lewes Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Mar 4 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,104
$7,720
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Sep 17 2017 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,354
$8,685
 
 
Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,354
$9,071
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,029
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $386
Damage Deposit $2,573.34

A refundable £2000 security deposit and a £250 cleaning fee will be applied to each booking.
If you are looking for 3 nights during the week please contact us for the price.
No refunds for cancellations less than 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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