Ashton Country Estate

Luxury Holiday Houses & Hotel

THE RENAISSANCE ROOMS

A substantial wing of the main house, former home to Dame Miriam Rothschild situated in a beautiful woodland setting. The house is circa 4,600 sq. ft

The Estate has taken great care in restoring many original features including the original wood panelling in the former family “ballroom” which now makes up the sitting / dining room.

*** EVENT SPACE *** This remarkable property is very popular for small weddings and events. From March 2022 the property will become a 3 bedroom holiday house with the ballroom and the lower level kitchen closed off. The option will be available for visitors to book the ballroom as an event space along with their accommodation which will include the large lower level kitchen. The ballroom will be empty except for the artworks and minimal furnishings giving you an empty canvas to organise your event. The room seats up to 65 people comfortably or more if you have a more relaxed style set up.

FACILITIES
First Floor

  • King Bedroom
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC

Ground Floor

  • Super King bedroom with en-suite bath, separate shower & WC
  • Double Room with en-suite shower & WC
  • Large bedroom with two Double beds
  • Guest WC
  • Small Kitchen – this is a small kitchen and used to make cups of tea etc
  • Very large sitting room with dining table seating 10 (used to be the family’s “mini” ballroom)

Lower Level

  • Laundry Room with tumbler and dryer
  • Main Kitchen – please note all crockery and cutlery / pots & pans are in this kitchen.

Postcode: PE8 5LF

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

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’s in sitting room
  • Music / Ipod docking station
  • DVD Player
  • Rangemaster Cooker
  • American double door Fridge / Freezer
  • Undercounter fridge
  • 2 x Dishwashers
  • Nespresso coffee machine (pods not included, available at most supermarkets)
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen including toaster, microwave
  • Hand held blender
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Hairdryer
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.

The Renaissance Rooms open out onto the former Main House (Ashton Wold House) gardens. The area marked pink on the map below shows the outdoor and garden area for the Renaissance Room.

Guests are welcome to use the garden furniture and loungers supplied. A beautiful peaceful spot to relax.

Many parts of the main gardens are in disrepair – guests must not go into these areas and must remain within the pink area. Guests also have the use of your very own hand built traditional Shepherds Hut located in the courtyard.

 

 

CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING

Groups of 4: £210

  • circa 1/2 to 2 hours
  • Hire of Gun
  • Safety Equipment
  • 25 clays and 25 cartridges per person

Groups of 8: £380  

  • circa 1/2 to 2 hours  (2 x groups of 4, one after the other)
  • Hire of Gun
  • Safety Equipment
  • 25 clays and 25 cartridges per person

If you’re a group of 9 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 knowledgeable about local wildlife so more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

THE WOODLAND WALK

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

(Children must be accompanied by an adult)

  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. The Gratitude Tree – what are you thankful for?
  4. For believers only……can you find the SECRET FAIRY GARDEN?

    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.

      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 must be accompanied by an adult.

THE CHEQUERED SKIPPER PUB & RESTAURANT

Located in Ashton Village overlooking the village green this family (and dog!) friendly pub offers something for everyone. The pub is owned by your holiday house host, Dr Charles Lane (the son of the Hon. Miriam Rothschild) and has been  an integral part of the renowned Ashton Estate.  The Skipper can be contacted on 01832 273494 / or Email [email protected] to book at table.

KARAOKE

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.

GROCERIES

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.

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.

OUNDLE GOLF CLUB

Combine your stay with a round of golf in the beautiful Northhamptonshire countryside. Only 5 miles away a fun and challenging course awaits you. Set in 99 acres of beautiful undulating parkland, with a running brook and red kites circling above. It provides the golfer with one of the most picturesque courses. In addition to golf we have a newly renovated clubhouse, bar and restaurant with fantastic views across the fairways. We offer introductory lessons for non-playing members. Club hire and buggies available for hire. Website:  www.oundlegolfclub.com

As a guest at the Lady Rothschild Holiday Houses the Oundle Golf Club is offering you 10% off any golf or bar spend. Your offer code can be found within the welcome booklet in the house or if you would like to book in advance please mention the golf when making a booking and a code will be sent to you.

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.co.uk

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.

Tel 01832-280362

LIVE MUSIC

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]

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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sevenwells.co.uk

 

 

The Renaissance Rooms are located in the main house set in a secluded spot within the Estate. Use postcode PE8 5LF

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Weekends

2 Nights arriving on a Friday

£1,950
Long Weekends

3 Nights arriving on Thursday or Friday

£2,400
Full Week

7 nights arriving on a Friday or Monday

£3,200

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

These prices are not valid for Christmas & NY – please enquire

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Check-in 4pm / Check-out 10am
BOOK / ENQUIRE

call 01832 272264 or email [email protected]