Cowfold village sits between Billingshurst and Haywards Heath and is 8½ miles South East of Horsham. The village is at the intersection of the A272 and A281 roads and is centred around a large sporting green. Also benefitting from a large Co-op store, village hall, primary school, playground and local businesses. The 'Hare and Hounds' pub is also to the south of the village.
It has been closely associated with Shermanbury about 3 miles to the south. The boundary between the two parishes in part follows minor watercourses, in particular the Cowfold stream.