Pylewell Park House

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Glorious! This aristocratic stately home is well known locally for it’s particular style of creative fun. Come here for a heady combination of glamour and eccentric British life.

Pylewell is steeped in history, and there are many stories that can be told about it’s life and development through the ages. Staying here is to go back in time… the 1940’s, the 1920’s and the late 18th century are alive and well! Make sure you bring your black tie, smoking jackets and wigs… this isn’t a place to hang back…

There are 10 bedrooms in total (8 with en-suites), each absolutely bursting with character! All of the bedrooms along the front of the house have wonderful views stretching over The Solent and the Isle of Wight and, in true keeping with the rest of the house, many are on a grand scale!

When you have finished draping yourself over the chaises, do explore the homes vast living and dining areas (get the cameras ready!), or pack something delicious and venture out to see how the land lies…

The house has 27 acres of gardens and a further 15 acres around the ornamental lake and arboretum (famous for the collection of Australian and Asian trees). In the late 1800’s the owners added a Japanese lake with ornamental bridges, islands, bamboo and starting what is now an extensive and important collection of Magnolia trees. A collection of rhododendrons was established and, now as the garden has reached its maturity, walking around the gardens is a sensory treat. From March to end Sept, it’s particularly special.

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It's big. Very big. Expect huge ancestral oil paintings, parquet floors, gold leaf decoration, beautiful sculptures, bold wall papers and everything is big. The sitting room that we have photographs of here is a small study, to seat 6. The main sitting room is huge, it can seat 40...! You are welcome to use it.

Unlike many stately homes, the kitchen is useable and not just set up for caterers. It's not the most beautiful room in the house, but it's certainly functional and has a 3 door AGA, a normal oven, fridge, freezer and plenty of space to prepare food. It's not a stainless-steel-everywhere commercial set up.

There is a kitchen table in the kitchen to seat 8, and in the dining room there is a long table for seating up to 40. This will be set up as tables for smaller groups when you come.

You are welcome to choose the bedrooms that you wish to use. Most guests choose the honeymoon suite, and there are 9 other fabulous bedrooms to choose from. each with its own bathroom.

Staff - You will be met and shown around the house on arrival. During the weekdays the office will be manned but you won't be disturbed since they have their own entrance. There are staff on the estate who can help in an emergency.

House keeping support - you may prefer to have a housekeeper each day to help you.  There are some excellent local private caterers who can cook 'at home' for you or deliver for you. Please ask one of our team if you'd like more info on them.
Floor plan


1 - Sophie Double four poster bed. Views over the front of the house. En-suite.
2 - Peter King size cabin bed. Bright pink bedroom with large bathroom next door.
3 - Ben Two large single beds. Eclectic and eccentric. Shared pink bathroom with Alice.
4 - Alice Twin or Super king. View down the main drive. Shared pink bathroom with Ben.
5 - Jonny Double bed with ensuite.
6 - Emma 16th C four poster bed. Very regal and traditional. Space for cots and Z beds. Private bathroom.
7 - Lucy Double bed. Originally designed by Colefax and Fowler. Private bathroom.
8 - David Honeymoon Suite! Centrally located in house with views of the sea. Two roll top baths in the room.
9 - William Double bed. Sea views and bathroom with the biggest tub in the house!
10 - Hermione Four poster bed. Views of the sea. Space for cots and Z beds. Ensuite.


Ensuite 1 Sophie- Big bath.
Bathroom 2 Peter- big bathroom with walk in shower
Shared Bathroom Ben and Alice- Pink bathroom with bath.
Ensuite 5 Jonny- Shower.
Bathroom 6 Emma- Shower and bath.
Bathroom 7 Lucy- Copper bath.
Honeymoon suite David- Two roll top baths and a separate WC.
Bathroom 9 William- The biggest tub in the house!
Bathroom 10 Hermione- Big bath.

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KitchenAGA / 5 hob top and oven / Magimix coffee machine / dishwasher / tumbledryer / washing machine / kettle / toaster / microwave
Mod ConsSmart TV in the Study, Bluetooth speakers
ConnectivityReasonable WIFI, very good 4G from the masts on the Isle of Wight. The phone reception is poor at Pylewell, however through the WIFI it is good.
Kids' StuffHigh chair and cot are provided.
PetsDogs are allowed off leads in all areas except where there is livestock.


Guests are encouraged to wander around the estate with 27 acres of gardens and a further 15 acres of arboretum. We love the forests of pink, peachy and yellow Magnolia's that flower in Spring and some in Autumn.
The lake walk has got to be one of the most secret and romantic walks to be experienced in Hampshire.

GardenThe house gardens are 27 acres. Miles of tree lined walkways, ornamental flower beds, sculpture walks, miles of estate roads to walk the dogs, a fabulous Cricket Ground with thatched pavilion, the coast is 1/2 km away and the coastline. Dogs can be off the lead everywhere unless there are sheep in the paddocks.
ParkingParking for 10 cars easily.

Home truths

Heating - this is an important feature for a big house! There is functional and well used central heating system here. The house will be heated for you. We also set and light the main fires in the house for your arrival, you will need to keep them topped up with logs (provided free) through the day/evening.

Good to know:
The garden balustrades are deteriorating in some places. If you are wandering about the garden, please be aware of the stonework structures
Please do not climb the trees, they are precious and many are important specimens.
No smoking inside please, but outside is fine.
No fireworks here, we are in the National Park and have to comply to their best-practice please.
Dogs are welcome but need to live in a cage in the kitchen and are not allowed on carpeted areas (the kitchen and hallways downstairs are fine).
There is no jetty here so you can't come by boat... helicopter is fine - plenty of landing space
The Penthouse is available for rental alongside the main house, but when booking the main house only - please be aware that there may be guests (with their own access) within the grounds if stays coincide.


All of the bedrooms are located upstairs, and there is no lift, so please be aware that guests will have to use the staircase (there is a handrail) to access bedrooms.

Booking Information

Included in your booking cost are: all bedding and linen, towels for the house, kitchen essentials, any baby kit you've requested and cleaning the house after you leave. We also supply some treats to get you going for tea when you arrive. Enjoy!

Arrival & Departure

Changeover: Flexible
Arrive from: 4pm
Depart before: 9am

Low Occupancy

The house is set up for 20 to stay.

Payment Info

Deposit: 50%
Balance Due: 1 month before your stay
Security Deposit: £400

Location, location, location...

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If you can drag yourself away from the gardens, estate (don't forget the beautiful cricket pitch), then you could walk through the fields by the house and you’ll reach the East End Arms in a 20 minute amble.

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