Private Stay Hire

English Stately Home Private Stays

By exclusive invitation of The Earl & Countess of Derby you and your guests will be treated to the impeccable service and unrivalled indulgence that the Knowsley Estate has to offer with exclusive access to the House and Park, making it the ultimate luxury escape with family and friends or colleagues.

Royalty, heads of state and the great and the good have all been sumptuously entertained at Knowsley Estate over the centuries. You will experience a level of service, privacy and exclusivity that is unparalleled.

By booking exclusive hire of our luxurious property, guests will take over the entire country house with 17 beautiful en-suite bedrooms to retreat to, whether that be for a few days away with your work colleague’s or a long weekend with family and friends. With the support of a team of discreet household staff you can be assured of the most exclusive of experiences. As a private estate we can offer complete privacy and exclusivity for you and your guests in a COVID safe environment.

Throughout your stay you will have access to a selection of beautifully appointed rooms to relax and unwind in.  During the day you can choose to relax in the comfort of the Green Drawing Room or the Morning Room which has views of the manicured gardens.  Options for dining include the Stucco Ballroom which was the setting for a lunch for Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Knowsley and has the most beautiful gold encrusted ceiling.  The magnificent State Dining Room, the grandest room in the Hall boasts a huge gold chandelier with family portraits lining the walls, making it a truly unforgettable dining experience.  After a busy day, retire to the exquisite Walnut Drawing Room for drinks and relax in sumptuous seating with views of the lake and gardens. 

The Knowsley Estate offers extensive grounds to explore, with a range of activities on offer which can be viewed here.  The terrace offers stunning views overlooking the running fountain, walled garden and lake making it an ideal setting for afternoon tea or pre dinner drinks.   

We look forward to welcoming you to our enchanting estate to create some unforgettable memories. For further information please contact us here.

“We love Knowsley Hall. It is so much better than even the very best 5* hotels. We have stayed with exclusive use on a number of occasions now and every time our guests have been wowed by the experience. It is just fabulous from the momet that you drive down the drive and it is rare to find accommodation of such quality as well as the unique historical setting with the family artwork and furnishings. You will struggle to find a better alternative anywhere in the world.”

William Less-Jones, Managing Director, JW Lees

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CRAG HALL

If you are looking for a more rural retreat, then Crag Hall offers a unique remote location at the heart of the Peak District National Park and a welcoming atmosphere that is second to none. The house and its grounds are the private country retreat of The Earl & Countess of Derby and until recently has been used only by their close friends and family.

Crag Hall is now available by exclusive appointment sleeping up to 20 guests plus staff accommodation and is ideally suited to extended groups of friends and family coming together. With breath-taking views over some of the country’s most beautiful scenery it makes the ideal country retreat.

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