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Exquisite estate in the depths of Northamptonshire. Vast parklands surrounding and endless activities both in and outside the house.

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Beautiful estate, with ancient oaks and parkland. Only 40 minutes by train from London and an hour from Heathrow. With dining for 34, bedrooms for 18, and space for 30 extra guests, this house is perfect for parties and celebrations.

Inside

This beautifully decorated house has many great entertaining areas. There is a huge hall, which can be used as a dining room and seats 20, the next door room can be also used, seating an extra 14. Or with smaller chairs, the dining room can seat 30. There is a traditional English kitchen with a traditional aga and a large drawing room with large fireplace and an excellent collection of books in the library. The halfway house is the conservatory, with stone flags, candles, rattan chairs and enchanting greenery. There is a nightclub in the entertainment barn.

Bedrooms

Nine bedrooms, each sleeping 2 people.

 

Outside

With many lawns and woodlands, this is a great place for long country walks. Wonderful for picnics and adventures. To add, there is a football field, a tennis court and a trampoline. As well as a firepit and a barbecue for summer evenings. There is a table tennis, table football, darts and air hockey. In addition, there is a boat ready on the shores of the lake.

Location

Ashy Park is on the edge of Mears Ashby. Twenty minutes from Northampton. An hour from Heathrow. London is 45 minutes by train or an hour and ten minutes by car.

Staff & Dining

There is a huge dining table for 20 in the main hall. You can annexe the adjoining room for another 14.

Top chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off meals, are provided for when you arrive, you have the option of part catering, being served a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or just book a chef for the week and relax.

There is a great gastro in The Swan at Lamport, or pop down to The White Horse for a pie and a pint.

Things to Do

There is two million years of history at Wellingborough Museum, venture to the Laser Maze, visit the Aquatic Playground, or see the Spitfires at Sywell Aviation Museum.

Kettering’s the place for crawly, creepy fun at Bugtopia, the steam trains are ready to roll at the Northampton and Lamport Railway, and you can fly, surf, race or climb at Bodyflight.

You can swing, glide and climb at Jungle Park, in indoor soft-play centres, and bowl, kart or even zorb.

Nearby is Beckworth Emporium restaurant for fresh produce from local suppliers in the food hall.

Go clay-pigeon shooting in the grounds or bag a pheasant or two next door. Ride horses round the nearby Pitsford reservoir nature park.

Mears Ashby is also a neighbour to Formula 1, Superbikes, top touring cars or even great bands at Silverstone. Capability Brown had a hand in the tranquil and extensive gardens of Castle Ashby, and there’s similar serenity on offer at Woburn Abbey, with its acres of history and classic Englishness.