“you won’t find wifi in the forest but I promise you’ll find a better connection”
on your doorstep
Renowned for its natural beauty and an array of interesting buildings, Ashton Wold is comprised of residential properties, holiday accommodation, agricultural land and a working farm. Ashton Wold is a private estate and perfect for :
- Bird Watching
- Flora & Fauna appreciation
- The Cricket Field: is available to all holiday makers to use and includes an assortment of games eg. table tennis, rounders, cricket, croquet, balls, frisbees etc
- Each house contains a booklet with some historical facts re. each house in Ashton Wold (most of which are listed), the countryside and Miriam Rothschild.
- Art Galleries (please request viewings prior to your stay)
You will find a map inside your welcome folder showing the areas holiday makers are welcome to explore. Please keep within these boundaries – if you have any questions or queries please ask. Guests are expected to follow the country code.
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. The management team on the Estate and are contactable 24hrs a day in the case of emergencies. On the day of arrival please call us when you are 20 minutes away on 07836 207584 or 01832 272264
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 hamper 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! The hamper will be in the fridge on arrival.
If for some reason you would rather not have the breakfast please let us know in advance. We do not offer alternatives eg. vegetarian / gluten free but may be able add more farm eggs / beans instead of eg. meat.
We have created a beautiful meandering woodland walk (see map in the welcome book) which also includes the following:
- A designated “DIY DEN” area complete with everything you need to build your own DEN.
- “BUG BARRACKS” – how many creepy crawlies can you spot!
- For believers only……can you find the SECRET FAIRY GARDEN?
- THE GRATITUDE TREE – what are you thankful for?
themed shepherd huts
- Little Artist Studio – complete with watercolours / water /brushes / paper and crayons. (Children under adult supervision)
- Nature Hut – complete with British wildlife reference books / binoculars and seating – relax and see what passes by. This area is known for badgers, foxes and deer.
- Literary Hut –Space to relax and write your first novel – comfy armchair / desk and inspiration
- Yoga & Meditation Hut – complete with mats & pouffes….relax and breathe.
- Bird Watch Hut – for all the bird lovers, British bird reference books, binoculars and chairs
clay pigeon shooting
Groups of 4: £210 (£52.50 per person)
- circa 1/2 to 2 hours
- Hire of Gun
- Safety Equipment
- 25 clays and 25 cartridges per person
Groups of 4 or more: £210 for the first 4 and £50 for each extra person eg. Group of 8 – £410 (Split into 2 groups of four and four), Group of 10 – £510 (Split into 2 groups of five and five)
No children under the age of 14 and children over the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent.
No alcohol to be consumed during the above.
Danny Sumpter is a qualified instructor and has years of experience. He is extremely knowledgeable about local wildlife so more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
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. Please contract them direct: [email protected] / Tel: 01832 273522
lutton farm shop
Lutton Farm sells fruit to members of the public direct from our pack house in Lutton near Oundle, the shop is typically open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week from May to October (although please check before you come in the first week of May and the last week of October to avoid disappointment).
Prices and sizes of the punnets vary throughout the season depending on availability and weather conditions.
We have promotions throughout different periods of the season (in times of abundance), which are an excellent way of stocking up the freezer up for winter, or for the annual jam making session.
Telephone: 01832 273300
To keep up to date with our availability and pricing, visit our facebook page
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
Email: [email protected]
There’s a superstar in all of us so why not have a Karaoke night!. We have a great entertainer that will come and host a Karaoke evening at your property. Price: £180 for a 3 hour period. He will play disco / background music in between to get everyone in the mood! Its a great way to get everyone involved and is suitable for all ages. Please email contact us re. availability.
canoeing & kayaking
Located by the beautiful River Nene at Oundle Wharf – Nene Extreme Adventures have canoes, kayaks, inflatables and SUPs available for hire (either in advance or on the day).
Boats can be hired by the hour or by the day for longer trips. You could go for a leisurely paddle for an hour or make a day of it and paddle up the Nene towards Wadenhoe or Fotheringhay for a picnic on the banks of the river.
All life jackets and equipment are provided and the staff at Nene Extreme Adventures will ensure that you are happily and safely installed in your canoes before sending you off.
Nene Extreme Adventures are also happy to arrange bespoke packages for your group, where the canoes can be dropped off and collected at other points along the river. Please contact them direct with any enquiries. [email protected]
the platter co.
At the Platter Co. we create gourmet grazing platter boards & boxes ideal for any occasion. Using locally sourced produce when available every platter is a work of art. All our platters are made fresh on the day of your event and delivered to you.
Contact Sally on: 07933 107717
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: http://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.
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. He has an extensive playlist ensuring that there’s a wide range of music suitable for any occassion from 50’s /60’s /70’s /80’s / Rock / Ballads / Dance. Phone Guido to discuss prices and availability 07836207584 or email [email protected]
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), £65 per hour (three to six people). Please contact Charlotte directly charlotte@barefootyoga.
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.