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Nr Bath, England
Up to 16/18 Guests
Ground Floor: Entered through a 17th Century stone porch through to Entrance Hall, with seating area around a large stone fireplace. Double doors lead to Elizabethan Dining Room, lit solely by candlelight, with fine refectory table and chairs to seat 16 comfortably, and handsome carved stone mantel. Guest Cloakroom. Very large Music Room with grand piano. Library, a beautiful room with fine fireplace and ceiling, comfortable seating, TV, video and stereo. The Orangery - with dining table and chairs for 16 people. Lower Ground Floor: Well-equipped Family Kitchen with breakfast table and chairs for 8, Aga cooker. Breakfast Room with table to seat 10. Small Study/Playroom with two sofas. 2nd Catering Kitchen. Laundry. First Floor: Bedroom 1, the master bedroom with double four-poster bed and seating area leading to en suite Bathroom 1 with large free-standing bath, bidet, whb, wc. Dressing Room, with shelving & hanging space, leading to Bathroom 2 with power shower, whb, wc. Bedroom 2, with half-tester double bed leading to en suite Bathroom 3 with bath w/shower over, whb, wc. Bedroom 3, with four-poster double bed. Bedroom 4, with large four-poster double bed. Bathroom 4 with bath, separate shower, whb, wc. Bedroom 5 with double bed. Second Floor. Bedroom 6 with half-tester double bed. Bedroom 7 with large half-tester double bed. Bathroom 5 with large bath, separate shower, bidet, whb, wc. Bedroom 8 with large four-poster double bed en suite to Bathroom 6 with bath, separate shower, whb, wc. Bedroom 9 with bunk beds & a single bed, with a door to Bathroom 6. Nursery Area with two sofas, TV (for videos only) and VHS.

*Centrally heated *Logs *Satellite TV *Video *Stereo *Cot & High Chair available *Fully staffed with domestic help and cook for morning & evening meals *Outdoor pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, riding & hot air ballooning can be arranged. *Dogs by prior arrangement

The world-renowned city of Bath has long been an influential centre for England’s social and artistic elite: Jane Austen wrote several of her social satires here, Gainsborough established his reputation as a painter in Bath, and John Wood & his son created the Roman-style buildings so admired throughout the city - including the glorious Royal Crescent and The Circus. It is fitting, therefore, that a city of such cultural accomplishment would be the setting for this exceptional house.

Nestling in the hills just north of Bath, the property dates back to the 14th Century and is listed as a Grade I monument. Sympathetically restored by its imaginative owner, the house remains faithful to its origins without sacrificing any of the conveniences of modern living. Many of the bedrooms are furnished with fine four-poster beds, yet accompanying bathrooms are beautifully modernised. Fine panelling and ornate plaster ceilings add a touch of grandeur to the library, filled with comfortable sofas and upholstered armchairs. The romantic Elizabethan dining room is lit solely by candlelight, yet is supported by two well-equipped kitchens. It all comes together to create an immaculate house which is elegant, yet warm and homey, and makes it an ideal setting for almost any holiday, from the most glamorous occasion to a discreet family escape.

Complementing this wonderful house is a superb 5-star service. Leading a dedicated team of domestic staff, the estate manager ensures that every guest’s needs are met. The house is serviced daily, and the staff take great pride in organising celebrations - no matter whether it is an extravagant candlelit dinner or high tea in the orangery, you can be sure that it will be an event to remember. There is little that the staff can not arrange for guests - in the past, they have organised horse riding, polo lessons, private watercolour instruction, even hot-air ballooning. Also provided for guests is a special membership to the nearby Lucknam Park Club, with indoor swimming pool and gymnasium.

With so much available on the doorstep, it is little wonder that some guests never leave the house - but they miss out on some of England’s most beautiful cities, villages and countryside. Bath, of course, is unmissable with its Roman baths, Bath Abbey and the Theatre Royal in addition to outstanding shopping and the excellent Bath International Music Festival. Guests from the US will enjoy visiting the American Museum within the beautiful grounds of Claverton Manor. One of the world’s finest landscape gardens can be found at Stourhead Park, and such exceptional houses as Bowood and Wilton House are within easy reach. Children will enjoy the wildlife parks at Longleat House and Cricket St Thomas, as well as exploring the caves and clifftops of Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge. The nearby town of Glastonbury has many mystical associations, being the legendary resting place of King Arthur, Guinevere and the Holy Grail. The Counties of Somerset and Avon are so rich in history and culture, they will appeal to both the seasoned traveller and first-time visitor alike, and accompanied by a stay in this home it is bound to be the holiday of a lifetime.

Price: From £12,950+ per week, depending upon season and length of let.

Blandings Ltd
107 Fleet Street    London    EC4A 2AB    United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7936 9611    Fax: +44 (0) 20 7936 9103
Email: rentals@blandings.co.uk


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