This large, stunning property, set in the seclusion of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, including an outdoor heated pool, the garden housing the pool itself, complemented by a sauna and hot tub in the old potting shed, with a squash court in the former stables.
This villa combines Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities. The villa represents the ultimate in spacious and stylish country living. The house is quite fascinating, its appearance punctuated by interesting entrances, courtyards, gardens and terraces.
The origins of this villa, as the Victorian stable block and carriage house, are clearly visible in the porcelain-tiled corridors, the brick and cobblestone floors, and the gently sloping entrances.
Should guests wish to venture further afield, among the many outdoor pursuits are golf, mountain biking, riding, canoeing, shooting and go-karting.
Ground Floor: The main entrance leads into the marble hall way, with doors onto a family suite on either side. Each family suite has a double bedroom, annexe with two single beds, and a bathroom.
There are 3 large living areas: The Parley (with media centre with OHP, and round dining table seating 18), the Clock View room (with hole-in-the-wall fire and some sink-into sofas with TV and X-box), and the Club Room (with wood panelling, open fire and Sky Plus TV).
The kitchen is down some steps from The Parley dining room and is also accessible from the front courtyard.
First Floor: There are two further family suites on the first floor.
The first family suite is accessible upstairs from The Parley room. This has a small kitchen, WC and bathroom, a twin bedroom, and double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
The second family suite is accessible upstairs from the Club Room. This has a large kitchen / dining room, and 2 double bedrooms, one with en suite shower room and WC.
Annexe: The Garden Wing is part of the villa, while being an independent living area with a front door which leads directly onto a long patio and walled garden. With a combined living and dining area, and upstairs sleeping area for 2 people, this house is perfect for couples or someone who wants to enjoy the feeling of living on a grand Victorian estate, with the simplicity and privacy of a wing all to yourself.
Annexe II: Courtyard Wing has a grand open plan living and kitchen area, complete with exposed beams and sweeping views of the courtyard and clock tower. Sleeps 2, with an extra day bed for a child in the mezzanine gallery.
Grounds: The grounds include a large walled garden (designed by award winning Revis Cruttenden), a heated outdoor swimming pool, a squash court with WC and shower room, and the old Potting Shed containing a hot tub, a sauna, changing rooms, WC and showers.
Sauna (big enough for 4 - 6) • Hot-tub ( big enough for 4 - 6) • Full size squash court • Badminton net and rackets • Media centre (with 10' x 8' projection cinema room • Garden furniture (gas barbecue) • 100% Egyptian cotton linen included.
Private Outdoor Heated Pool: 32' x 16' (fenced for children). (NB Guests from Barn House may also use the pool for two hours every day by agreement with Stable House guests, unless exclusive rights are paid for in advance).