Retreat 43591 – Stafford, Heart of England

  • Staffordshire
  • 28
  • 14
  • 12
from  £6170
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Whether you seek a tranquil retreat a venue for grand celebration or a picturesque backdrop for that special event this 18th century country manor house stands as a majestic testament to timeless elegance and refined luxury. Having been in the same family since 1893 this enchanting property now welcomes you to experience the charm of a bygone era and create memories here that will last a lifetime! When you re not immersing yourselves in the property grounds roam the surrounding 1300 acre Sugnall Estate complete with a historic walled garden woodland walks and wild pools. Or indulge in nearby country pursuits and outdoor activities such as shooting fishing and off-road driving. The vibrant Staffordshire market town of Eccleshall is only 2.5 miles away and boasts a variety of cosy pubs quality eateries and independent shops. Being in the heart of The Midlands and only 8 miles from the M6 at Stafford it s the perfect reunion destination and an easy base to plan exciting day trips from; Trentham Gardens (10mls) Wedgwood and Emma Bridgewater Potteries (less than 15mls) Hawkstone Park Follies (18mls) Cannock Chase Forest (21mls) and Alton Towers (24mls). Stepping into this majestic property through the main entrance you re royally welcomed by the grand entrance hall; dark wood panelling a sweeping staircase and intricate antique furniture whispering tales of centuries past and instantly setting the tone for this sophisticated stay. An intimate dining room to your right makes space for a solid oak table seating 12 with a finely crafted feature fireplace and complimenting dressers enhancing the rooms charm and artistic character. The contrasting Old Billiard room is a grand impressive entertaining space that seats up to 40 people; perfect for those celebratory meals and big occasions. The warm hue of the large open fire bathes over the floor-to-ceiling oak panels mounted with an array of taxidermies creating an atmosphere that is both inviting and majestic. A baby grand piano is perched in the corner along with wireless smart speakers and the facility for a big screen making the space extremely versatile and bespoke for a range of events. The fully equipped farmhouse kitchen has everything the keen cooks of the group would need to conjure up a delightful feast in the evening. However if bringing in caterers for the big break is more to your liking this can certainly be arranged in advance and there is a large back kitchen with ample preparation space and additional storage. An elegant drawing room decorated with beautifully hand painted Chinese wallpaper and classic chandeliers creates a cosy space for you to come together and settle in for the evening around a roaring open fire. Gather on one of the 5 available sofas for intimate conversations to play the families staple board games or opt for your favourite film on the 65 inch Smart TV with access to Netflix Now and Amazon Prime. The first floor is a collection of 7 luxury en-suite bedrooms each tastefully decorated in a unique and stately theme. Amongst them you have the master suite featuring an opulent double bed oak fireplace TV and separate walk in shower and bath the Summer Bedroom offering beautiful views of the luscious green gardens and the Print Room adorned with quirky wallpaper and a king-size bed. Also on this floor you will find The Boudoir; additional luxury living space with 2 comfortable sofas a working desk and TV with Freeview. Moving up to the second floor you ll discover the remaining 7 bedrooms; 3 of which share a family bathroom complete with separate bath and shower where the others are occupied with an en-suite. All bedrooms feature luxurious bed linen and towels a clothes brush and hair dryer and high-quality shower gel and handwash in the bathroom and en-suites. Emerging from the captivating internal flower passage on the ground floor at the rear of the property you are greeted by four acres of beautifully designed landscaped gardens crafted by a garden historian with a pedigree traced to the iconic Privy Garden at Hampton Court. The transition from inside to outside is breath-taking; the large front lawn that stretches to the front of the property is picture perfect and ideal for lively games of croquet under the warm summer sun. The grounds welcome your leisurely morning stroll through the apple orchard and rose garden and be sure to go and find the Little House ; a Tudor labourer s cottage which was moved from its original place and made into a playhouse for the children of the family in the 1920 s. A 7-person hot tub invites you to relax in its jacuzzi bubbles appreciating the picturesque gardens and panoramic views that stretch as far as The Wrekin in Shropshire close to the border of Wales. Breathe in the fresh countryside air as you relax in a sun lounger in this delightful setting while the children frolic with laughter in the distance creating precious memories they ll treasure forever. Extend your evenings outside as this space accommodates outdoor dining complete with teak furniture a charcoal BBQ and an iron fire pit; encouraging unforgettable al fresco gatherings under the open sky. This breath-taking property promises to be more than a destination; a true royal experience that blends history luxury and natural beauty. Need to know: 14 bedrooms 3 super king size, 5 super king zip and links (can be made up as twin beds on request), 5 king size and 1 double master suite. 12 bathrooms 1 family bathroom with bath, walk in shower, WC and two wash basins, 3 en suites with separate bath, walk in shower and WC, 2 en suites with shower over bath and WC, 3 en suites with bath and WC, 4 en suites with shower and WC and 2 separate WC s on ground floor. Smeg induction range cooker with 2 ovens and a grill, American style fridge/freezer and icemaker, microwave, 2 dishwashers, washing machine and tumble dryer. A traditional Aga is in situ however only suitable for keeping food warm.. Additional back kitchen with additional fridge and chest freezer, bottle chillers, warming oven and working surfaces for external caterers if required. Travel cot & highchair available on request. Open fires in Drawing Room and Old Billiard Room (logs included) Smart TV on wheels in drawing room so can be moved. TV with Freeview in boudoir, master suite and 1 super king size bedroom. Wireless smart speakers in Drawing Room and Old Billiard Room. Baby Grand Piano in Old Billiard Room, where a pianist can be recommended. Mini pool table and table tennis. Set in 4 acres of gardens, including a large front lawn with summer games, 7 seater hot tub, outdoor dining and seating, charcoal BBQ and children s play area. Property is part of the 1,300 acre Sugnall Estate where walks are permitted. Parking for 50 cars. Pub 1.9 miles, shop 2.5 miles. Complementary continental breakfast provisions supplied for guests each morning. Additional info:. Private catering is accepted and organised by guests however, owner can provide recommendations of local caterers. The multifunctional Old Billiard Room can hold up to 40 people seated and 60 standing, perfect for larger meals, events or concerts and will be dressed to requirement, on request.. House manager is on hand to help co ordinate deliveries from supermarkets pre arrival, and provide contact details for nearby activities such as shooting, fishing, and spa treatments. Please note, owner lives on site in a separate self contained flat with own access and garden. Privacy is guaranteed.. Please note, nature of booking will be required for owner approval.



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