Mears Ashby Hall

Mears Ashby Hall is a beautiful Grade II Listed country house, located in a delightful village setting. The property sits in an elevated position and is surrounded by lovely gardens and grounds, including ornamental lakes, a stream, woodland and paddocks. The beautiful and tranquil setting is the perfect location for this party house. Only 30 minutes drive from the FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX at Silverstone

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SLEEPS 18+ GUESTS in NORTHAMPTONSHIRE * From £4,750 * Hot Tub * All weather tennis court * Nightclub room, with Sonos sound system * Games barn with table tennis, table football, air hockey and darts board * Within 2 hours drive from Central London, or 45 minutes train journey from London, * 11 acres of gardens and parkland * Small lake with boat which guests can use with prior permission *


Location Mears Ashby Hall stands on the southern edge of the delightful Northamptonshire village of Mears Ashby. The village has a pub, The Griffin Inn, which is just a stroll from the house. You can buy groceries etc at the Beckworth Emporium delicatessen, garden nursery and farm shop. The market towns of Market Harborough and Olney are within easy driving distance. London is only a 45 minute train journey and other places within reach include Northampton (7 miles) Milton Keynes (27 miles), Leicester (36 miles), Birmingham and Nottingham. Wellingborough station is within 4 miles of the house. This beautiful property is only 30 minutes drive to the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

The Accommodation Sleeps 18 guests in 9 bedrooms, three of which have en suite bath or shower rooms and there are two family bathrooms. Two extra guests can stay on guest beds on request.

GROUND FLOOR:

  • Reception Hall – Oak floor, open fireplace, windows with window seats
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room – Four oven Aga plus a six ring gas hob, two fridges and a dishwasher. The kitchen is custom made by Chalon and has black granite worktops. The breakfast table has seating for 10 guests
  • Dining Room – the dining table seats 20 guests and the adjacent room can seat a further 12 guests
  • Drawing Room – with open fireplace and two sets of French doors to the garden terrace
  • Griffin Hall – A magnificent staircase with carved armorial bearings in the form of griffins on each newel post. This Hall is the start of the Victorian wing added by the Stockdale family. Computer-operated lighting system
  • Library – With views to the front of the house and over the gardens towards the lakes. Window seat and open fireplace
  • Conservatory – with rattan chairs, stone flag floors and doors opening onto the dining terrace
  • Rear Hall
  • Cloakroom with WC and sink

FIRST FLOOR

  • Bedroom 1 – Master suite with a super King size 4 poster bed and double aspect views over the front of the house, gardens and lakes
  • Master en-suite bathroom – two separate en suites, one with a free standing roll-top bath and the other with a wet room shower
  • Bedroom 2 – double bedroom with King size bed
  • Bedroom 3 – double bedroom with King size bed. En suite with a free standing roll top bath
  • Bedroom 4 – double bedroom with King size bed
  • Bedroom 5 – double bedroom with King size bed
  • Shower room
  • Cloak Room with WC and sink

    SECOND FLOOR

  • Bedroom 6 – double bedroom with double size bed. En suite bathroom with a bath
  • Bedroom 7 – double bedroom with double size bed
  • Bedroom 8 – double bedroom with double size bed
  • Bedroom 9 – double bedroom with double size bed
  • Bathroom – with a free standing roll-top bath

    THE GROUNDS:

    Mears Ashley Hall sits in an elevated position within 11 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. In the grounds you will find, a Hot tub, paddock and stream, a small lake with boat which guests can use with prior permission. An all weather tennis court, football nets, basketball nets and trampoline. There is also a games barn with table tennis table, table football, air hockey and darts board

    HISTORY: Mears Ashby Hall was built in 1637 for Thomas Clendon but soon passed to the Stockdale family who remained in ownership until about twenty years ago. The current owners have lovingly and sensitively restored and renovated the house and the interior has been beautifully designed and decorated to provide a very comfortable family house. Mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England – Mears Ashby Hall is a picturesque gabled three storey house. There were 18th Century additions to the Jacobean hall and in about 1859 the renowned architect Anthony Salvin extended the property. Salvin was known for his work at Windsor Castle and the Jewel House at the Tower of London, as well as Trinity Hall and College in Cambridge. The Hall is constructed from Lias ashlar with a Collyweston slate roof. The architecture of the main elevation has a central porch flanked by coupled Roman Doric columns supporting an entablature and cornice below a blank arch with the initials TC. Above is a Dutch gable and attic window with a carved head surmounted by an open circle and obelisk. The Stable Block, Dovecote and Summer House are also Grade II Listed and parts of the house suggest it could pre-date 1637.

    The Services The following are included in the rent:

    • Toiletries
    • Bed linen and towels
    • Use of the all weather tennis court
    • Wifi
    • Broadband
    • BBQ

    Additional Services The following services are available on request for which there will be an additional charge:

    • Use of the Hot Tub £250
    • Clay pigeon shooting in the grounds
    • Catered lunches, afternoon tea, dinners and suppers
    • Housekeeping service
    • Pampering and beauty treatments at the house
    • Mears Ashby Hall is one of our most popular party houses to rent. Up to 20 visiting guests can come to the house for a party celebration for a charge of £1,000

    Local Attractions

    • Clay pigeon shooting in the grounds
    • Local golf courses are at Church Brampton and Great Harrowden
    • Sailing and fishing at the Pitsford Reservoir
    • Horse racing at Huntingdon and Towcester
    • Motor racing at Silverstone
    • Cycling and nature walks at Pitsford reservoir
    • Beckworth Emporium
    • Castle Ashby
    • Woburn Abbey
    • Althorp

    Pubs and Restaurants

    • The Griffin Inn within walking distance
    • The White Swan in Lamport
    • The White Horse at Old
    Price

  • May 2 nights £5500 , 3 nights £6500
  • June 2 nights £5750, 3 nights £6750
  • July 2 nights £4950, 3 nights £5950
  • August 2 nights £5500, 3 nights £6500
  • September 2 nights £4950, 3 nights £5950

    Prices for the Christmas period are:

  • Christmas – 7 nights – £15500
  • New Year – 3 nights – £8950
  • Additional Information

  • Corporate mid week bookings available, please ask for details
  • For a 2 night weekend booking the checkout time for guests is 5pm
  • Hen Parties considered

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