A 10-bedroom lodge located in the grounds of the famous Goodwood estate, Hound Lodge is the perfect place for celebrations or family gatherings. A real home away from home, here you'll experience the quintessential English countryside retreat.
An exclusive-use lodge perfect for parties, celebrations or a family getaway
Relax in plush armchairs and sofas around the roaring fire
Round-the-clock butler service ensures your every need is taken care of
Seasonal produce and local organic ingredients are used to create the very best of home-cooked meals
Purchased by the Duke of Richmond in the 17th century and home to the first major foxhunt, Hound Lodge has since been transformed from palatial kennel to luxurious country retreat. Although the main focus is now on human guests, dogs are still very much welcome and are integral to the history and fabric of the lodge.
With the elegance and style of a traditional country house, Hound Lodge has also been designed with comfort in mind, from the sheep's wool eiderdowns to the hot water bottles waiting in beds at the end of the day. Each of the individually-decorated rooms is a haven of tranquillity, complete with plush armchairs and miniature whisky decanters. Guests need simply ring the bell in their room and the private butler will be on hand for any requests, large or small.
The drawing room is the warm and welcoming heart of Hound Lodge, where afternoon tea is served on arrival and guests can relax on comfortable sofas beside the roaring fire in this home away from home. Pictures depicting the history of Goodwood and Hound Lodge line the walls and dogs can be found throughout the room in ornaments, statues and paintings. This is the perfect place to sink into an armchair with a good book, a board game or a pre-dinner tipple from the drinks trolley.
In the dining room, enjoy meals sat around the impressive Georgian dining table. The menus consist of classic, home-cooked fare which makes the most of seasonal produce and ingredients from Goodwood's own organic farm. The homely meals are enhanced by wine pairings and followed by cheese, port and after-dinner coffee in the drawing room.
Hidden away on the Goodwood estate, Hound Lodge is surrounded by picturesque woodland, where there are several paths offering delightful countryside walks. Guests looking for a more active stay can try their hand at clay pigeon shooting, golf or even racing around Goodwood's famous motor circuit before returning to the lodge to unwind in the utmost style.
When to visit
Ask your wonderful butler to show you the various tea services which belong to your room - every room has its individual pattern for those early morning cups in bed with a twist.
Hound Lodge is located at the edge of South Downs National Park in southern England, within the renowned 12,000-acre Goodwood estate.
Fly in a spitfire over the Battle of Britain site
Take to the skies in Britain’s most iconic aircraft as you visit the sites where the Battle of Britain took place during the second World War.
Flying at Goodwood
Take to the skies with a Goodwood instructor to learn the basics of flying. Hop into one of the estate's aircraft where you'll be taught how to control and manoeuvre the plane while admiring the beautiful views below.
Gin experience at Hound Lodge
Enjoy a private gin tasting in the comfort of your very own home away from home at Hound Lodge. Your expert gin master will guide you through the tasting, teaching you about the gin making process and fantastic pairing options.
Revival racing at Goodwood
Discover classic motor racing at Goodwood Motor Circuit, a historic track dating back to the 1940s. The golden era of racing will be brought to life as you speed around the track in classic racing cars from the 1960s.
Stargazing at Hound Lodge
Relax in the tranquil courtyard at Hound Lodge and gaze up at the night sky with an explanation from Dr John Mason, founder of the Chichester Planetarium. The country skies make for fantastic stargazing and you'll be taught all about the wonders of space.