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Siting Room One, with piano and woodburning fire.
Elegant Georgian Lakeside Mansion in 500 acre Park
Elegant Georgian Lakeside Mansion in 500 acre Park
16 guests
7 bedrooms
16 beds
3.5 baths
16 guests
7 bedrooms
16 beds
3.5 baths
You won’t be charged yet

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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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


Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Amenities
Internet
Family/Kid Friendly
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad
Security deposit is £1000

No smoking
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.


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Karen User Profile
November 2017
A great house in a convenient location for people coming from different parts of the country. A good sized communal kitchen and lots of space for the children to run around outside

Susan User Profile
October 2017
Excellent stay

Nikki User Profile
October 2017
We had a great stay here. It was perfect for 8 adults and 5 under 5’s. The view and grounds are just stunning and we loved the kitchen and sitting room. The hot tub was an added bonus! Coombe Park is very nearby and has a children’s play area.

Francis User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful house in an amazing location. We were very lucky with a lovely sunny weekend, lots of sitting in the Sun in the amazing garden. Jane, the host, is amazingly hospitable, communication was great from initial booking right up to the trip. The house is amazingly decorated and is stocked sufficiently for a 15 person visit. Highly recommended!

Charlotte User Profile
August 2017
Lovely weekend away with friends. The house is fab and we basically lived in the kitchen and garden for the weekend (although great there is a large sitting room if the weather isn't as good). Clean bedding and towels provided, and nice to have so much seating outside too. Jane was great at responding to any questions we had, and the instructions for arrival and key collection were clear. Her house keeper Julie looked after us for the weekend and even let us check out a little later on the sunday to make the most of the good weather.

Rob User Profile
August 2017
Great house and a lovely setting

Harriet User Profile
July 2017
This is an absolutely fantastic property and completely ideal for hosting large groups. We had a brilliant hen weekend and loved the house and the beautiful garden. It was very well equipped and even with the fold-out beds, the upstairs was very spacious and it was useful to have another kitchen in the annex.The hot tub was great and it was particularly great to have so many towels provided for everyone. Jane is a fantastic host and was really helpful to answer any questions we had and offer help in any way she could, including looking for alternative speakers for me when we had some difficulties with playing music. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

England, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
Jane User Profile
Interaction with guests

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

Business details
Business name: jane kinnaird

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