Birds eye view of an historic house surrounded by manicured gardens and lakes

Private Stays

Exclusive hire of your own stately home

A Stately Home Experience

Escape to the luxury of Knowsley Hall, a magnificent stately home nestled within 2,500 acres of breathtaking private Capability Brown parkland in the Northwest of England. As the private residence of the 19th Earl and Countess of Derby, Knowsley Hall offers an unparalleled level of service and indulgence, granting you and your guests exclusive access to the House and grounds. Whether you seek a lavish retreat with family and friends or a corporate getaway, this is the ultimate destination.

With a captivating heritage spanning over 500 years, Knowsley Hall has welcomed and entertained royalty, Presidents, politicians and esteemed guests since opening our doors in 1495, making it an extraordinary place to stay. By reserving the entire stately home for exclusive hire, you will enjoy all 17 enchanting bedrooms, providing a haven for relaxation and privacy. Supported by a discreet household staff, your experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Historic building with trees lining the long driveway

Throughout your stay, you will have the privilege of enjoying the elegantly designed rooms curated by The Countess of Derby herself. Each space boasts a splendid collection of original artworks and cherished antiques, evoking a sense of wonder and beauty. Take solace in the serene ambiance of the Green Drawing Room or the Morning Room, offering delightful views of the meticulously manicured gardens.

When it comes to dining, Knowsley Hall offers exceptional experiences to create lasting memories. Our team of talented in-house chefs are dedicated to preparing and cooking a delightful menu that will tantalise your taste buds. Indulge in the pleasure of dining in a variety of elegant rooms, each with its own distinctive ambiance, ensuring a unique and memorable experience. Whether you prefer the regal charm of the Stucco Ballroom, the majestic atmosphere of the State Dining Room adorned with ornate decor, or the intimate setting of one of our other exquisite rooms, we have the perfect space to suit your preferences.

During your private stay, you will have access to 20 luxury guest bedrooms (17 with ensuite bathrooms). Our dedicated housekeeping team ensures impeccable standards, and the accommodation can comfortably host up to 35 adults.

Beyond the opulence of Knowsley Hall, the Capability Brown designed parkland can be the backdrop to an array of prearranged activities to satisfy even the most diverse interests. Explore the woodlands on leisurely walks, test your skills with clay pigeon shooting, engage in invigorating yoga sessions in the Ballroom and embark on bicycle rides around the estate.

One of the truly unique features of the Knowsley Estate, is that it is home to an award-winning Safari Park which has over 600 animals and the longest safari drive in the UK. You can enhance your experience with amazing animal encounters that are not available to the general public. Our team will work with you ahead of your stay to create a bespoke itinerary that suits the needs of your group.

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If you would like to enquire about hosting a private stay at Knowsley Hall please fill in the form below and our dedicated team will be delighted to discuss your plans and requirements. Together, we will craft a customised itinerary that caters to your needs, ensuring a truly personalised experience. We look forward to assisting you in creating a memorable and tailored retreat on the Knowsley Estate.

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