With the return (and the beginning of the end!) of Downton Abbey taking place this weekend, we thought you might all need some cheering up. With that in mind, we’re taking a look at some of our large properties where you can continue to get your Downton fix by becoming lord or lady of your own manor for the week!
The Hall, Northumberland
Nothing quite says aristocracy like a 17th century mansion in the heart of the countryside. This spectacular property sleeps 24 guests with 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms and has been lovingly converted back to its former glory. It offers all the grand features you could want from a ‘live like a lord’ getaway, including ornate ceilings, an Italian open fireplace, hand-carved oak staircase and a full-size snooker table. To add to the experience, the owners of The Hall can even organise catering and staff to tend to your every need.
Winster Hall, Peak District
Winster Hall sleeps 16 and was built in 1628 by Francis Moore, nestled in its own grounds in the conservation village of Winster. Full of history and character, Winster Hall could almost be mistaken for a miniature version of nearby Chatsworth House as it boasts many similarities in both design and date; at only a 20 minute drive away, Chatsworth is definitely a must-visit while you’re in the area. This wonderful Peak District holiday home also offers additional services including a private chef, daily housekeeping and outdoor activities, by arrangement with the owner.
Oughtershaw Hall, Yorkshire Dales
Large holiday homes don’t come more luxurious than Oughtershaw Hall, making it perfect for a ‘live like a lord’ getaway. The property is steeped in history with stained glass windows featuring families’ coats of arms, as well as other notable features including former servant’s bells; you’re sure to feel like the lord or lady of the manor as soon as you step inside. With luxurious facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, games room and library, Oughtershaw Hall manages to perfectly combine traditional with contemporary, resulting in an extraordinary property to holiday in.
If you fancy living like a lord on your next holiday then you can browse our collection of large holiday cottages on our website- our largest cottage sleeps up to 59 people! If you need any help finding a property then please give us a call on 01244 356 695 or email us and we’d be more than happy to help.