If you are looking to meet up with family, friends or colleagues in ultimate luxury, there is no better staycation than the Knowsley Estate, a private and quintessential walled estate of 2,500 acres that has been in the continuous ownership of the Stanley family since 1385.
By exclusive invitation of The Earl and Countess of Derby you and your guests will be treated to the same impeccable service and unrivalled luxury and have exclusive access to the adventures on offer in the House and Park.
Guests will stay in one of 17 beautiful guest bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, personally designed by The 19th Countess of Derby and featuring original artworks and luxurious bathrooms. In each room there is tea and coffee making facilities with homemade cookies & pastries, fresh fruit basket, smart TV and Bamford bathroom toiletries.
The Derby family have been renowned for their hospitality for 6 centuries and we pride ourselves on maintaining this tradition with the highest quality ingredients and food provenance.
There are many options that can be tailored to your taste, be it a grand state banquet, delicious full English breakfast, a hearty barbeque at potato Pie or a secret afternoon tea in the Octagon.
During your stay you will get to enjoy a healthy breakfast served in the Breakfast Room including estate produce and home-made bread.
There will be the option to dine in your choice of location in the Hall or the wider Estate for lunch or dinner.
EXPLORE THE GROUNDS
You will leave the Knowsley Estate with memories that will last a lifetime from your choice of activities which include bicycling around the perimeter fence of Knowsley Safari finishing with a BBQ at an original Canadian log cabin in the woods, ramble along the lake to a feast in the Octagon temple designed by Robert Adam, explore the Capability Brown designed gardens and have a tour of the Kitchen garden. For the more adventurous there are water sports on one of the Estate stunning lakes and miles of hacking if you wish to bring your horse or ponies. To unwind start or end the day with Yoga or Pilates in the Stucco Ballroom.
When it comes to the great outdoors, 2,500 acres of private parkland offers the most stunning backdrop for a whole host of outdoor pursuits including, clay pigeon shooting, riding, watersports and the highlight of going on a cycling safari around the perimeter of Knowsley Safari.
If you are looking for activities to enjoy inside the house we can arrange wine and gin tasting, history talks and tour or our art collection that would not be out or place in a museum or gallery. Relax and unwind with Yoga or Pilates in the Ballroom. We also have an award winning Spa located on the Knowsley Estate.
We offer a range of estate experiences as upgrades to your stay and would be delighted to tailor a package of activity to meet your requirements. The following activities can be costed upon request:
|Exclusive Activities on the Knowsley Estate|
|Seasonal Tasting Menu||Woodland Walks|
|Wine Tasting Packages||Award Winning Spa|
|Gin Tasting Packages||Water Sports|
|Out of Hours Safari Experience||Yoga/Pilates in Ballroom|
|Up Close Safari Experience||Delta Force Paint Balling|
|Tour of Art Collection||Tennis|
|Carriage Driving||Horse Riding|
|Game Shooting||Wildlife Photography|
|Simulated Clay Pigeon Shooting||Air Rifle Shooting|