Ashton Country Estate

Luxury Holiday Houses & Hotel

Under Refurbishment –

GREENWOOD MANOR

UNDER REFURBISHMENT – Greenwood Manor – A large detached listed house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms located at the top part of the Estate with it’s own large private garden.

In 1900 Lord Rothschild commissioned William Huckvale to design not only a house, but a model farm, and an entire complement of estate buildings which included Greenwood Manor

One or two  well-behaved small / medium sized dogs will be considered – please let us know the breed.

FACILITIES

Ground Floor

  • Kitchen 
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room (Table seats 6)
  • Entry porch

First Floor

  • King Bedoom 
  • Double Bedroom
  • Twin Bedroom
  • Large shower & WC
  • Large bathroom & WC

 

Prior to Arrival

Please let us know your estimated time of arrival. The property may be ready earlier than the normal 4pm checkin time. Please enquire a couple of days before. When you are circa 20 minutes from the property please call us on 01832 272264  / 07836207584

Directions

Use the postcode PE8 5LF to find Greenwood Manor, the house is marked on Google maps

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 live on the Estate and are contactable 24hrs a day in the case of emergencies.

Breakfast Included

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 -but if you’re not a meat eater let us know and we’ll happily supply more eggs and beans.

All the home comforts you would expect including:

  • Crisp white bed linen
  • One bath sheet per guest
  • Bath mats / handtowels
  • Electricity / Water and Heating included in the price
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Range Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen including toaster, microwave
  • Hand held blender
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • Weber BBQ (you need to supply your own charcoal)

Basic grocery supplies provided:

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee
  • Sugar
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Hand soap
  • Dishwasher tabs
  • Washing machine powder / or tabs
  • Cling film / tinfoil
  • General rubbish bags
  • Food waste bags
  • Selection of cleaning products
  • WC rolls
  • Paper kitchen roll
  • Instant coffee

Please Note: Stocks of these items are not replenished during your stay – these are only a few basics to get you started.

Greenwood Manor has a large private garden and use of the Cricket Field nearby. The Cricket field has many outdoor games including Table Tennis, badminton and volleyball.

Guests also have the use of your very own hand built traditional Shepherds Hut. There is an outdoor dining table for 6 guests.

The outdoor area for Greenwood Manor is shown Pink on the plan below.

 

Live Music

We can arrange for a local musician to visit your holiday house. We often make use of an internationally experienced and talented solo entertainer who can provide superb live music perfect for that special occasion whether you would like soft background music or music to dance to. Karaoke can be offered too.

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

Private lesson (One to One): £70

  • 1 Hour Tuition
  • Hire of Gun and Safety Equipment
  • 25 clays and 25 cartridges

Two people: £110

  • 1 1/2 Hour Tuition
  • Hire of Gun and Safety Equipment
  • 25 clays and 25 cartridges per person

Groups of 4: £180

  • circa 2 hours
  • Hire of Gun and Safety Equipment
  • 25 clays and 25 cartridges per person

If you’re a group of 8 or more we can tailor the above to suit. 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 knowledgable about local wildlife so more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

NEW ON THE ASHTON ESTATE – Mid June 2021

WOODLAND WALK

A beautiful meandering woodland walk has been created (see map in the welcome book) and includes the following:

  1. A designated “DIY DEN” area complete with everything you need to build your own DEN.
  2. “BUG BARRACKS” – how many creepy crawlies can you spot!
  3. For believers only……can you find the SECRET FAIRY GARDEN?
  4. We have been very busy during the last year creating some new activities on the Estate

     

    THEMED SHEPHERD HUTS

    • Little Artist Studio – complete with watercolours / water /brushes / paper and crayons. (Children under adult supervision)
    • Badger 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.
    • Space to Create – complete with a desk / full sized easel.
    • Yoga & Meditation Room – complete with mats & pouffes….relax and breathe.
    • Twitchers Hide – for all the bird lovers, British bird reference books, binoculars and chairs.

       

      OUTDOOR GAMES – THE CRICKET FIELD

      Guests are welcome to use the Cricket Field – we have a variety of outdoor games which include:

      Table Tennis
      Badminton
      Volleyball
      Rounders
      Football
      Croquet
      Swing ball
      And much more…..
      There are picnic benches located near the Shepherds Hut. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Farm Tour

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).

 

Seven Wells Butchery, Oundle

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

www.sevenwells.co.uk

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
Email: [email protected]

www.beetrootcatering.co.uk

Canoeing and 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]

 

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.

 

 

Greenwood Manor situated across from the historic cricket field and behind the thatched cricket pavilion. Use the postcode PE8 5LF to find the property. The house is on the corner with a blue attached porch.

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AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Weekends

2 Nights arriving on a Friday

TBC

Long Weekends

3 Nights arriving on Thursday or Friday

TBC

Full Week

7 nights arriving on a Friday or Monday

TBC

Other arrival days can often be accommodated – contact us to check

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Check-in 4pm / Check-out 10am