Distance from Hay: 9
Take your place as the head of this Court Estate for your very own Downton style experience. Plunge into the heated pool, walk the formal gardens and say hello to your gardener. Perfect for special occasions, multi-generational groups and holidays. It is also the perfect backdrop for corporate days and launches. With exclusive use. Soak up the ambience of this significant country house dating back to the 15th century and sympathetically restored keeping all of its original features and now boasting many contemporary designs that compliment the classical backdrop. Each room has unmistakable style, from the grand opulence of the drawing room to the hand carved paneled lounge. The oak cantilever staircase completes the grand look of the oversized reception hall with its all important wood burner, with oak continuing up the stairs to the spacious landing. Formal dinners, pool side barbecues and everything in between are possible at this Country House. A well spec'd modern kitchen provides all you need to create and we can also offer caterers. Dining options include the main dining room, breakfast room and in warmer months poolside on the patio. Up to 60 can be seated in the drawing room or a marquee can be hired for more. Each of the 10 bedrooms (7 doubles, 3 double/twins) has been designed to a very high standard and all are individual with their own character. Quality beds and linen complete the feeling of luxury, and each room has its own television. 4 ensuite bedrooms and 3 shared bathrooms. 3 cots & 3 camp beds. Walking your land won't be a 5 minute stroll! The Estate boasts not only an oxbow estate lake with over 7 acres of water but also 1.5 miles of River Wye. A truly unique position recently captured by the BBC. Catch a Wye salmon, or a monster oxbow carp. Spot local wildlife: herons, kingfishers, red kites, buzzards, deer, otters, badgers and voles. Picnic by the river with family or a sunset romantic stroll, the Gainsborough backdrop won't disappoint. Closer to the court are specimen trees and shrubs growing in the 7 acres of formal gardens (a former head gardener went on to work for the Queen), the old moat and the 12th century church. Min 2 night stay, for 3+ nights please contact Sarah on 07375 396748 for rates.