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The Billiard Room Suite at Lansdowne 10 minutes from downtown!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Brick dependency built circa 1853 on the grounds of Lansdowne, a former country estate and cotton plantation three miles from downtown Natchez. The main house retains its original furnishings as well as furnishings from other antebellum Natchez homes such as Longword, the Towers and the Shields Town House.

The guest rooms were originally a billiard room and office and a governess’s room and school room. The billiard room is now a spacious bedroom furnished with a queen sized four poster bed, a large single day bed and an armoire with mirror, plus remote-controlled heating, cooling and celling fans, and Wi-Fi plus TV with Netflix, Amazon, Starz and more. Adjoining the bedroom is a full kitchen and dining area fully stocked with pots, pans and serving dishes. The updated bath has a large tiled walk in shower and plenty of closet space. Your view from the covered brick gallery encompasses a beautiful green lawn with stately oaks, pines and magnolias, and azaleas, camellias and roses.

Guest access

Guests have access to the 120-acre property. You can stroll through gardens in the 10-acre yard, relax in a hammock, fish in the pond, or walk through the woods and fields where you’ll see herons, owls, wood ducks, pileated woodpeckers and occasionally foxes and wild turkey.

Interaction with guests

One of the current owners, a descendant of the original builders of Lansdowne, lives in the main house and will welcome you into the great hall for wine, cocktails or other seasonal beverages and a tour of the house.

More Details

Margaret Marshall Colson
Member since: 2017
Speaks French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Margaret Marshall Colson

The owners of Lansdowne are fifth generation descendants of George Matthews Marshall and Charlotte Hunt Marshall who built the house in 1853 on land presented to them as a wedding gift by Charlotte’s father David Hunt. Charlotte’s great grandfather Robert Dunbar bought the property and lived there in the 1780s and Lansdowne is built on the foundations of his house.

Margaret Marshall Colson (Marsha) will be your primary contact and your hostess. Marsha and her sister and first cousins grew up at Lansdowne with their parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents in the 1950s when Lansdowne was still a working cotton plantation. As children, we played all day in the woods and bayous (the local term for creeks or ravines.) Our family have always loved nature and enjoy walking in the woods and fields, picking muscadines, blackberries and dewberries, and spotting pileated woodpeckers, wood ducks, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls and cuckoos.

Our children and grandchildren grew up spending holidays and summer vacations here and are as committed as we are to preserving Lansdowne for our family, friends and visitors to enjoy. Lansdowne has been open to the public for tours since 1931 when the Natchez Pilgrimage tour of historic homes began.

Why Margaret Marshall Colson chose Natchez

Lansdowne is one of the few antebellum homes in the Natchez area that has its original furnishings and is still owned and occupied by direct descendants of the original builders. The home is filled with portraits, photographs, family mementos and the memories of all our family who have lived here - their love and laughter, holidays and parties, lazy summer afternoons and cozy winter evenings. Come visit us at Lansdowne and make some new memories of your own!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Natchez in Adams County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large tiled walk-in shower Soaps and shampoo Plenty of cabinet space
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Spacious ground floor room with covered gallery and rocking chairs Queen four poster bed and large single bed Antique mirrored armoire for hanging clothes Antique bureaus for clothing storage Dressing table/desk Remote controlled heating, cooling, ceiling fans and lights WI-FI TV with ROKU - Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Starz
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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The Billiard Room Suite at Lansdowne 10 minutes from downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Montgomery, Alabama

Step into the Old South.

  • 5 of 5

Large and comfortable accommodations. A must for history buffs and those looking for a view of Delta life.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet & peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious. More like an apartment. Nice having a kitchen. Beautiful grounds and very quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Grove, Missouri

Unforgettable. No other place could possibly compare...

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a business trip (extended stay) and ended up choosing this property due to the owners kindness and willingness to work with my difficult scheduling. Marsha is her name, and she is a unique, intriguing, kind person that gives just the right amount of attention to your stay, as not to be a bother, but always available. Marsha is full of interesting knowledge of the historic local area... not to mention this gorgeous property she lives on.

The property is off the main road, and away from most road noise. There is a neighborhood (not visible through the forestry) at the rear of the property where an occasional hot-rod can be heard...but other than that, the setting of Lansdowne is secluded, and old-world like, as the property is maintained in an authentic/traditionalist manner...which really adds to that "get away from it all" mentality. The main house is still open for tours during tourist seasons, and is where the owner resides....This is not where you will be staying. But never fear...privacy abounds in the 2 separate "dependency" buildings that are in the rear of the main house, with a beautiful, all-original bricked patio courtyard at the center of the 3 structures. The property is beautifully landscaped with all the wonderful trees, mosses and flowers most of us have only seen on tv shows that are set in the south. There is plenty of land to walk or hike, and is tastefully maintained. There is a neighboring horse lot with approx 3-4 horses that are a pleasant sight to see.

The structures are all traditionally updated with modern amenities without taking away its "roots". Original woodwork and time-appropriate furnishings are used throughout all structures, and does a good job at keeping you in the welcomed "time-warp".

I can't say enough about Marsha and her gorgeous property. After taking a few tours during my stay in the area, I'd have to say this has got to be in the top 5 of Natchez's best-kept-secrets. I will never forget the time I spent there, and no doubt will I ever stay anywhere else if I am in the area. Thank you Marsha for memories of a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that great review Matt! I may ask for your help with advertising and online copy for my next property. Say hello to your dear family for me.
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Jacksonville fl

This rental was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My college student daughter and I stayed in this newly renovated guest house and felt like royalty. In fact my daughter wants to have the estate as her wedding venue one day. Marsha gave us a wonderful guided tour of the entire historical estate. She also loaned us her folding chairs so we could attend the Great Balloon Race Festival. This place was super private and very quiet. We highly recommend this property! We will come again.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.4 Miles
Natchez Adams County Airport
Nearest Train
63 Miles
Brookhaven, MS
Car: recommended

At the Visitor Reception Center, 640 South Canal Street, you can purchase tickets to tours and special events and find all the information you need about what to see and do, plus restaurants and entertainment. A 20-minute video provides an overview of Natchez history and its people, and murals in the lobby tell the story of Natchez from the time of the Natchez Indians through the development of major industries in the 1950s and the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. Of special interest are the photographic exhibit in the Stratton Chapel fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church, NAPAC Museum of African American History and Culture, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Jefferson College, and Emerald Mound, the second largest man made earthen mound in the U.S.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £75.91

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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