Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Long Bennington - Priory House
Beautiful Grade II listed Georgian house in Lincolnshire
Priory House is a country house with a difference! The imposing facade of this Grade II listed Georgian house conceals a fascinating interior, filled with light and colour and exotic excentricities. The creation of the owners, a sculptor and a fashion designer, it combines their obsessions to create a truly visual experience. There are two beautiful en-suite bedrooms in the main house and next to it in the brewhouse, an original Elizabethan Lincolnshire longhouse, offers romantic and unique additional accommodation.
The house is set in 1.5 acres of private grounds on the edge of the popular village of Long Bennington. The 2 properties together create a great weekend retreat for up to eight guests. It also provides a superb and somewhat quirky location for photography, fashion, film and TV. The owners love to share their home and make sure your stay is as relaxing or exciting as you want it to be.
Interior and grounds:
The imposing fascade conceals a fascinating interior, filled with light and colour and exotic excentricities. The property comprises two separate but neighbouring buildings, the Gerogian House and the Elizabethan longhouse.
The Longhouse: The Grade II listed Elizabethan Lincolnshire Longhouse sits next to the imposing stone Georgian Priory House, noted by TV appearances featuring its unusual interior.
Huge chestnut, oak and beech trees welcome you through the leafy wooded drive. Formerly the house would have provided ales to Priory House and its servants and it is now a romantic hideaway with a touch of baronial splendour and oodles of exotica. Relax in the flower filled conservatory. The spacious oak beamed living room combines the comfort ofcosy sofas with antique furniture and ethnic art. Curl up in front of the fire and the 42” plasma TV. A traditional Persian carpet softens the medieval style terracotta floor. A pretty little French chandelier illuminates the dining table and leopard skin curtains from the famous Biba’s in the 1970s provide extra warmth and privacy.
The Inglenook fireplace features a log burning stove. An intricately carved Indian screen covers one wall. A cast iron spiral staircase takes you to the minstrel’s gallery bedroom and a secret door in the screen leads to the kitchen and shower room. The Indian theme is continued in the designer built kitchen, incorporating an Edwardian brown glazed sink and a brand new Rangemaster cooker with ceramic hob. You will find everything you need including some basic provisions and condiments in the store cupboard. The shower room features a separate WC and the original decorated Victorian hand basin.
The Main House: A sweeping Georgian staircase leads to the two grand en-suite double bedrooms. Both light and sunny with south west facing windows overlooking the large front garden, surrounded by mature trees. The interior decorations are lavish and opulent but undenieably quirky! In the drawing room the giant Salvador Dali hand chairs and table mingle with enigmatic shop window manequins wearing Carole's beautiful vintage ballgowns.
You may choose a continental breakfast, a full hearty Lincolnshire breakfast or the special vegetarian feast in the fascinating dining room. In summer, weather permitting, we serve it on the sunny terrace overlooking the garden. In your room you will find a 32' TV with DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary fruit and chocolates.
- pets considered
- children welcome
About Oliver's Travels - UK
Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born.
Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.
Why Oliver's Travels - UK chose Long Bennington
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We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.
What makes this chateau / country house unique
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Guestbook comments from the manager
Our stay at the house was thoroughly relaxing. The house is intriguing and very interesting! A lovely bolthole to get away from it all for a few days. Carol and Roger made us feel most welcome. There are some lovely walks straight from your door.