This delightful and spacious Georgian Menagerie - a replica of that built for Marie Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles - is set within private grounds in a 500 acre country park. Sleep in a four poster bed, handmade from oak gifted to the owners by Prince Charles; one of 5 bedrooms available (with a further 2 by separate negotiation). The gardens offer football, croquet, table tennis, BBQ, fire pit and sofa suite, all in full view of a stunning lake, home to herons, kingfishers & otters.
PLEASE NOTE: THE MAIN HOUSE HAS 5 BEDROOMS AND PRICES HERE REFLECT THIS. THE OTHER TWO BEDROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE HIRE IN THE LINKED ANNEXE ON REQUEST (The annexe is never let to anyone but the guests in the main house, so you are not sharing this space) PLEASE STATE IN YOUR BOOKING IF YOU ALSO REQUIRE THE ANNEXE, THANK-YOU.
This 5 bed gorgeous grade 2 listed property has been beautifully decorated throughout. It is set within 500 acres of parkland, and also has its own large private garden, bordering a lake. Some of the garden is set to lawn, whilst large areas are forest: accessible but overgrown. Pick your way through to the victorian plunge pool or the old boathouse.
The house is a replica of the Menagerie that existed at the Palace of Versailles, and was designed by Henry Holland. The grounds were laid out by 'Capability' Brown.
Enjoy al fresco dining around either of the outdoor tables, cook indoors in the kitchen or outdoors on the barbeque. Gather around the firepit at night and sip drinks whilst watching the sun set over the lake.
Enjoy the beautiful rooms and discover the 'secret' door hidden in the library.
Four of the bedrooms in the main house are large enough for cots/additional single beds, as explained in the bedroom layout plan. (The beds are not left in the rooms but are added by prior arrangement, when required) Bedrooms 6 and 7 are both located in the annexe which can be hired by separate arrangement for larger groups (Its never rented to separate guests so please don't worry that you may be sharing!) PLEASE NOTE that the noisy water pump system referred to in some reviews has now been changed to a totally quiet system!
There is a hot tub hire option.
The AGA is switched off during the summer months.
Groceries can be pre-ordered to the house. I am happy to meet a grocery delivery and put items away. I can also let outside caterers in or show them the facilities beforehand.
The layouts in the diagram show where beds may be placed, they are not permanently laid out with additional singles, only with a double/kingsize bed in each bedroom.
Guests have access to all areas of the house.
Guests are welcome to explore all of the gardens, and use the tables and seating areas that are dotted around near the house and by the lake.
There is a BBQ area located near the kitchen.
Other things to note
Annexe available by separate negotiation
Hot tub available for hire.
Golf in the area:
Copsewood Grange, 2.5 miles. Pay and play.
Ansty Golf Centre, 3 miles. Pay and play.
Brandon Wood Golf Course, 5 miles.
Coventry Golf Club, 6 miles.
Birmingham 28 miles. Trains run every ten minutes from Coventry station.
Leamington Spa 13 miles
Warwick 14 miles
Stratford on Avon 24 miles
NEC 19 miles
LG Arena 20 miles
PLEASE NOTE THE AIRBNB 'ONE SIZE FITS ALL' DOESN'T WORK WELL FOR THIS PROPERTY. IT IS A FIVE BEDROOM HOUSE AND THERE IS A TWO BED ANNEXE AVAILABLE BY NEGOTIATION. THANKS. Additional beds can be added to the rooms, but the standard layout is a double/kingsize per room and this is expected to accommodate the first ten people in a party. Up to five single beds are then added into some of the rooms, according to what suits the party best. (ie sometimes children are accommodated in the parents rooms) The bedroom layout will help show where extra beds can be put. There is an extra charge for guests over the initial ten. Also parties/events are sometimes allowed, please alert me to your intentions before booking, many thanks. Guests are asked requested not to make noise in the garden later than 2am.
I am available to guests at their arrival, unless they request otherwise. I live nearby if there are any questions or issues that need resolving. Apart from this I tend to just leave guests to enjoy my home as their home.