Bowood has been our family home for over 250 years. The House lies in the centre of Capability Brown’s great Park. This two thousand acre oasis is one of the most beautiful creations in England. Our vision, over the past forty years, has been to harness its natural assets whilst preserving its unique heritage by creating something that interests and excites all tastes and ages.
In the western corner of the Park, about a mile from the House, on the old Home Farm site, we have developed our Hotel, Spa, Conference Suites and Club House, surrounded by the Championship Golf Course and Teaching Academy.
In the House the family’s changing tastes, fortunes and political influence over these past two and a half centuries can be interpreted by those interested in history and the visual arts.
Stunning Gardens surround the House for those who love plants. The hundred acre Pleasure Grounds offer tranquillity for those who just want a break from the stress of daily life. Alternatively, those under twelve can test their courage on the Adventure Playground.
Finally, don’t miss the 60 acre Woodland Garden which lies on a seam of greensand, providing the perfect conditions for rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias; open for just six weeks a year during the spring flowering season.
I do hope you will get a taste from the images on our four websites of the range of opportunities. Better still, come and see for yourself. We would love to welcome you.