Extra & Integral Services
Have a look in the “facilities” section of the house you have booked – there you will see what you can expect to find in the house.
As part of your stay our team at OHL Ltd – Holidays offer a wide range of services many are included free of charge with your stay. From the initial booking to your departure day our aim is to make you stay as enjoyable and hassle free as possible. We don’t use online booking platforms as we prefer to communicate with our guests directly offering that extra level of personal service and our mobile numbers are listed under contacts and we are available 24/7.
All services are subject to availability – please contact us on 01832 272264 to arrange any extras.
THE PERSONAL CHECK-IN
One of our team members will personally check you into the property, no matter what time it is. They will give you a quick run through on how to use the equipment in the property including heating etc and answer any questions you may have. We are contactable 24hrs a day in the case of emergencies.
What better way to start off your first morning than with a delicious, locally sourced hearty breakfast – just the thing to set you up for a days walking or exploring. Your complimentary breakfast includes local farm eggs, Seven Wells Butchery (Oundle) locally produced pork sausages and dry cured bacon rashers and of course a couple of cans of Heinz beans!
If for some reason you would rather not have the breakfast please let us know in advance.
FOR THE LOVE OF ART
Ashton Estate Country holidays is a provider of much more than just accommodation – your holiday accommodation houses many beautiful works of art and you may purchase any and all paintings, sculptures, ceramics, art objects and so forth – just enquire to OHL Limited re. prices. Have a look at our new art website: www.ashtonholidaysfineart.co.uk. This website is part of our art/holiday business showing the art in situ for our Visitors to enjoy. Descriptions and prices can be found on the website but please note the website only holds a very small amount of all the works of art. The works of arts are displayed in our various holiday houses – so that you can “live with the artwork” and evaluate it, over at least a few days. Your holiday residence constitutes a unique viewing platform. Tours of the various art gallery / holiday houses can be arranged subject to availability.
Ashton is a large working farm and grows crops of oilseed rape, wheat and sometimes barley – as part of your stay we offer you a tour of the farm by our knowledgeable and friendly farmer, Mr Charles Simpson. Mr Simpson will explain how farming has changed through the century’s and show you the different machinery required to get the job done! Tours can be arranged on Wednesdays and Thursdays subject to Mr Simpsons availability (maximum 10 people at any one time – if your group is larger the group may have to book different times).
All the main online providers (Ocado, Tesco, Asda or Waitrose) will deliver to The Lady Rothschild Holiday Houses, and if you book your delivery slot for the morning of your arrival, we will be very happy to unpack your shopping for you in advance. Be sure to put the full address on your order and it is a good idea to put our telephone number down for the driver to contact (01832 272264 / 07831855206). All done at no extra cost to you! Please make sure you tick ‘bags’ at the end of your order. Often the Lady Rothschild Dairy (Constable, Turner or Gainsborough) houses don’t show as an option when putting the address in (Postcode PE8 5LZ) if this is the case choose “Home Farm Cottage” which is right next door and we will make sure the groceries get to the property. Morland (aka Stewards House), Gold Cup, Newmarket and Renaissance have a different postcode: PE8 5LF
BAREFOOT YOGA AT THE PROPERTY – PRIVATE ONE ON ONE & SMALL GROUPS
Charlotte completed her Yoga Teaching Diploma at Camyoga in Cambridge and is a registered yoga teacher with the International Yoga Alliance. Barefoot yoga is not only about enjoying the many benefits of yoga, but also a retreat from everyday life where you can have some ‘me’ time. The emphasis is on healthy alignment, breath awareness and inviting students to listen to their bodies. Numbers are kept purposefully small and classes are suitable for students of any age and experience who wish to practice gently and relax deeply. Cost: £45.00 per hour (one to two people), £60 per hour (three to six people). Please contact Charlotte directly charlotte@barefootyoga.
PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT
Danni’s style is very natural with a focus of documenting details and the interactions of you, and your friends and family. She has a dedication to telling stories, creating photographs of candid moments and beautiful portraits. Danni will snap your wedding / birthday / family gathering / weekend away with friends in a fun and stress free way using creative and technical skills tuned through experience and intuition. www.maytreephotography.co.uk. Please contact Danni at email@example.com to check availability and prices.
COOKERY WORKSHOPS / NEED A FABULOUS CAKE?
Coco’s makes fabulous wedding and celebration cakes that look and taste delicious. Coco’s also runs a range of inspiring cookery workshops including homemade bread & fresh pasta making, gluten free baking, macaron & sweet treats, and the eternally popular cake & cupcake decorating classes where you will learn simple and effective tricks of the trade to transform your homemade bakes into showstoppers! All Coco’s sessions can be tailored to your individual requirements and are ideal for girl weekends, family occassions, corporate events and hen parties. Cost: £300 for a minimum of 6 people. Extra places (up to 12 participants maximum) can be booked at a discounted price of £35 per head. Please contact Lyndsay directly at www.cocos-kitchen.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEARBY MARQUEE FOR HIRE OR JUST WANTING TO BOOK A MEAL AT A LOCAL PUB
The Red Lion in Warmington (PE8 6TN) – set in an idyllic nearby country village location. The marquee can fit up to a maximum of 80 people seated. Te marquee is available from the end of May to the end of Sept. Contact Richard or Tim re. your upcoming even and they can go through the different options available. The restaurant is open all year round, beautifully decorated with good homemade food all prepared on site – there is also a “private” dining area that seats up to a maximum of 26 people available.
WASHING / IRONING / EXTRA HOUSEKEEPING
Do you want your beds made every day – your bathrooms cleaned every day – or perhaps you’ve had a big dinner party and need that extra bit of help for tidying up / washing the dishes / cleaning the oven etc. Subject to availability, our trustworthy and hardworking housekeeper would be happy to offer you the extra help you may need whether it be everyday or as a one off. The housekeeper would also be available for clothes washing and ironing…after all – who wants to do ironing on holiday! Cost £18 per hour (minimum 2 hours).
MUSIC FOR THAT SPECIAL GATHERING / LIVE MUSIC / KARAOKE
Guido is an internationally experienced and talented solo entertainer providing superb live music perfect for that special occasion. Whether you would like soft background music or dancing music – Guido can cater to all your needs. Guido also offers Karaoke – a great way to get everyone involved. Have a look at his website: http://soloentertainer.webs.com/. Phone Guido to discuss prices and availability 07836207584 or email email@example.com
BEETROOT CATERING – LOCAL CATERING COMPANY
Established in 2010, Beetroot has been providing professional catering services to clients from all over the UK. Whether it is your wedding, family party or corporate event, you’ll want it to run smoothly. Our reputation is for providing an outstanding level of personal service and for producing beautifully presented, great tasting food.
Keith, Amanda, Lizzie and Simon – as well as our team of chefs and event staff – will communicate closely with you from the outset. Whether you already know what you want, or need advice on where to start, Beetroot are here to help. We can deliver prepared meals to the holiday house or be there on hand to cook or cater to your party.
Freephone: 08448 221735 Tel: (07921) 672076
SEVEN WELLS BUTCHERY – orders of over £50 delivered to your holiday house
Seven Wells Farm Foods, bringing to you the finest quality, traditionally reared local farm produce.Seven Wells Farm Foods produce quality beef cattle for that ‘full of flavour’ eating quality. All animals are born and bred on family farms, locally slaughtered, traditionally hung and prepared by a first class team of butchers at Seven Wells Family Butchers of Oundle.
Three farming families joined together to supply their finest home grown produce direct from their farms to local families and businesses in the Oundle area, and the name Seven Wells comes from the Seven Wells farm at Stoke Doyle just outside Oundle where many of the cattle are raised.
Seven Wells is now by Robert and Sally Knight. Both Robert and Sally are always on hand to give you advice and let you know what delicious, locally sourced products they have in stock.
Tel: 01832 273522
Join our expert on butterflies for a walk round Ashton and the Ashton Woodlands learning about all different species of butterflies that can be found on the Ashton Estate. This walk is both fun and informative. Prices start from £20 per person (group minimum 6 people). Walk approximately 3 hours. Subject to our expert being available.
NAME THAT TREE!
Ashton Estate is home to a vast majority of trees and other interesting plants. Join our tree expert to find out why certain trees grow where they do, how new species have been introduced to England, which species are struggling to survive, how British authorities influence tree preservation, how trees play a significant role in country Estates and much much more. Prices start from £22 per person (group minimum 6 people). Walk approximately 3 hours. Subject to our expert being available.