Have your ever wondered what it would be like to live in a manor house? Does your event need somewhere to really impress your guests? Would you prefer, in these socially distanced times, to have access to many of the comforts of a hotel, but without other guests around? Then why not hire a house? A whole house, exclusively yours.
Secret Spaces features a number of fabulous historic houses that are available to colleagues, parties and groups looking for that home from home experience, with a touch of glamour and wow. So, whether you are looking for an event venue to hold your ‘big birthday’ bash or a discrete retreat for a strategy or board meeting, exclusive hire of your very own manor house could well be just what you have been looking for.
How about calling one of these fabulous properties home for a few days?
Cornwell Manor, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Cornwell Manor really does tick all the boxes; surrounded by a privately-owned Cotswold hamlet, a tree-lined drive to the house, heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, croquet lawn out front and log fires in most rooms.
This impressive house has twelve charming bedrooms which can comfortably accommodate up to sixteen people; the perfect number for the sixteen seats around the table in the superb wood-panelled dining room.
There’s a live-in couple who can cook for you and a daily housekeeper to keep things tidy. Sound appealing? Click here to find out more.
Glenfall House, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
This wonderful Grade II listed manor house enjoys fantastic views across Cheltenham and the Cotswold countryside beyond from its elevated position on Harp Hill. Not only are the views fantastic, the house is set in 4-acres of lovingly tended gardens.
Glenfall House is only available for exclusive hire, so you really can kick-back and make yourself at home. There are 21 luxury bedrooms and 6 versatile event spaces, making it a great venue for corporate events. It’s family-run too with the emphasis on ensuring that all guests feel relaxed and comfortable. That excellent customer service and attention to detail are integral to the delivery of each and every event here.
Tythe House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Built in the 17th-century, this small but beautifully formed Cotswold manor house has been lovingly restored, maintaining many of its original features; stone floors, fireplaces, shutters and window seats. This historic character is complemented by modern touches; the highlight of which is the spacious, social kitchen area complete with an Aga and a wine cooler.
There’s plenty of rooms to spread out in with three elegant reception rooms and eight luxurious, en-suite bedrooms. It is however the Orangery that is the real standout room. Use this fabulous, versatile space for mealtimes or meetings. In the summer the room is flooded with natural light and in the winter there’s a grand fireplace to create a warm glow.
As you would expect there’s a housekeeping service so you can focus on strategizing with your colleagues or celebrating with your friends.
North Cadbury Court, North Cadbury, Somerset
Not only is this wonderful house stunning to look at, it also boasts a jaw-dropping list of amazing amenities. There’s a boating lake, tennis courts, a 3-hole golf course – the final tee of which is on the roof – and an indoor pool. Plus your very own nightclub and casino in the basement too. What more could you want to complement your event?
Well, maybe you need plenty of event space to accommodate your plans? Or sumptuous bedrooms for guests to stay over. In which case, North Cadbury Court has that too. There’s the wood-panelled North Room and the daylight-filled Ballroom, both of which offer lots of great space. And there are 25 individually decorated bedrooms.
Add to all this, the fascinating history, fabulous surrounding countryside all just 1.5 hours from London, then this really could be the venue you’ve been searching for,
So, when planning your next event, which grand front door will you choose to step through?
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