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Houle Estate - Sleeps 61

People61
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
61
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 9 bedroom holiday villa in Blakedown - Houle Estate

An authentic Georgian country home, with bags of character and unique touches

Houle Estate is a magnificent, Grade II listed Georgian country manor, making an idyllic setting for special celebrations and weddings, with a quintessential English charm.

First built in 1778, Houle Estate maintains its traditional aesthetic from the marble pillared fireplace to the stained glass windows, the flagstone flooring to the mahogany bannisters. Outside the quaint beauty continues, with wisteria climbing the redbrick exterior, leafy gardens and big lawns stretching out from the house across the private parkland, all completely secluded by the mature woodland.

Several of the bedrooms have been furnished with as many beds as possible to allow for large groups to all stay in the same home, offering an impressive capacity of 61! Yet, the master bedroom remains for just two, with a large four poster bed, sofas, and a beautiful wardrobe with full length mirror.

Houle Estate is an authentic English mansion, offering an unusual chance to allow an entire party to stay together and make an unforgettable holiday of that special event.

Houle Estate consists of a classic Georgian House with a courtyard of traditional barns set within the middle of its own private parkland.

The house is Grade II Listed and quite simply remains unspoilt by time.The impressive entrance portico has a fine wisteria climbing to its side. Stone steps lead through to the reception hall. Here there are original flagstone floors, pillared archways, and a sweeping cantilevered staircase with a mahogany handrail. Original panelled internal doors, deep skirting and wide architraving lead through to the reception rooms.

An impressive drawing room with a fireplace that has a tiled inset and Adams style surround. Cornicing, pillars and double sash windows to the gardens with a view down the valley. A second fireplace has a marble mantel and raised grate with marble surround. A large sash window overlooks the drive and has a window seat. The windows here have working shutters and an exposed wooden floor.

The dining room has a pillared marble fireplace with a Clearview log burner. Sash windows with working shutters enjoy an outlook over the drive and front lawn framed by the rhododendrons behind. A decorative display alcove is to the side with cornicing and a picture rail. Please note that the dining room can accommodate a maximum of 44 peoples at four round tables of eleven. To dine larger numbers the drawing room is turned into a dining room and the dining room used as a drawing room.

The rear hall has a flagstone floor, a glazed door set within a pillared arch that leads out to the rear garden. Large cloakroom with hand basin and WC. There is a kitchen with breakfast area and original servants’ bells above. A butler’s dresser to the one side and wall mounted units to the other. There is an Aga and from the kitchen views are enjoyed across the garden.

A door leads out to a passageway with quarry tiled floor, cupboards and a serving hatch to the dining room. This leads on to a rear lobby and a large utility room, with Belfast sink, generous larder and a cloakroom. The Utility rooms if now laid out as a games room with pool table, table football, air hockey and darts board. Doors lead down to the spacious cellar which has a boiler room and two wine cellars. The light landing has sash windows to the front above the staircase.

On the first floor the master bedroom was once a drawing room and has three tall sash windows looking out over the gardens and valley. There is an impressive fireplace with an Adams style surround and a hand basin. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor, all with fireplaces and sash windows and one has a wardrobe. There are two further family bathrooms. At the far end of the first floor is a library with stained leaded glass windows, a fireplace with oak mantel and oak surround. It is in a quiet and peaceful part of the house and the sofa beds in this room mean that it can also be used as a bedroom.

To the second floor there are four bedrooms and a playroom which is a through room with full wall length cupboards and which is now used as a further bedroom. There is also a kitchenette and shower room and this floor could be used as self-contained accommodation.

Ground Floor

- Reception hall

- Drawing room

- Dining room

- Conservatory

- Kitchen/breakfast room

- Utility/games room

- Larder Cloakroom

Downstairs

- WC

- Master bedroom

- Eight further bedrooms

- Four bathrooms

First floor

- library/bedroom

Second floor

- kitchenette

- Two wine cellars

- Boiler/airing room

Grounds

- Courtyard of four traditional barns offering excellent function space.

- Extensive gardens, woodland and permanent pasture land.

- All weather tennis court.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Oliver Bell
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2016
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About Oliver Bell

Oliver’s Travels 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. 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 Bell chose Wyre Forest

At Oliver’s Travels we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

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 villa unique

Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements.

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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Birmingham International Airport

Houle Estate is situated at the end of its long private drive, in a secluded position at the centre of its land and hidden behind its woodland. Houle Estate is located in the village of Ismere, which is conveniently placed in North Worcestershire to the west of Blakedown, Belbroughton and Chaddesley Corbett.The nearby villages of Blakedown and Hagley have good facilities including a wide variety of shops, pubs and a railway station. From here regular trains into Birmingham can be taken to London Euston or Marylebone.The Clent Hills and Kinver Edge are close by and offer great scope for walking and riding, with much of the area under the control of The National Trust.

In addition to the picturesque surroundings, the popularity of the area owes much to the convenient location with easy access to regional centres including central Birmingham, 15 miles distant, Stourbridge, just over three miles away and the Cathedral City of Worcester within 18 miles. The property is very well placed for the motorway network with Junctions three and four of the M5 being 10 miles distant. Junction one of the M42 lies approximately nine miles away with Birmingham International Airport and the NEC situated off Junction six. The M42 also leads onto the M40 providing fast road access to London and the south east.

There is a wealth of attractions to explore within a 30-minute drive from Houle Estate:

- Ride on the Severn Valley Railway from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth

- Visit West Midlands Safari Park at Bewdley, Cadbury World at Bourneville or The Black Country Museum at Dudley

- Walk the Shropshire, Malvern or Clent Hills

- Visit Ludlow, Stratford-upon-Avon or Warwick Castle

- Visit Worcester Cathedral and The Royal Worcester Porcelain factory, shop and museum

- Visit Symphony Hall in Birmingham, The International Convention Centre or The NEC

- Enjoy horse racing at Worcester, Cheltenham, Ludlow, Warwick, Stratford or Wolverhampton

- Visit one of the many local health spas

- Enjoy County Cricket at Worcester or rugby at Worcester Warriors. The owner of Houle Estate is a member of both Clubs and can secure executive tickets with hospitality, or perhaps a test match at Edgbaston

- Enjoy a morning Clay Pigeon Shooting on the estate or Pheasant, Partridge or Duck shooting on nearby estates

- Enjoy a Game of Paintballing at the Paintball Park which is only 1 mile away from Houle Estate.

- Coarse fishing for up to 30 on a private lake one mile away

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in the Blakedown, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
British Pound
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£6,645
From
£6,645
£15,200
 
 
January to March
6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,040
From
£3,040
£12,160
 
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,040
From
£3,040
£12,160
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
July to August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
Christmas to New Years
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
January to March
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
July to August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
October
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
 
November to Christmas
1 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£3,405
From
£3,405
£9,728
 
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Blakedown in Worcestershire

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 61
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
The house can be hired for all occasions, from corporate events, family breaks, house parties, Weddings and celebrations. The house can also be hired in conjunction with the nearby Park Hall Estate, providing guests with two opulent landed country houses and accommodation for nearly 300 guests.

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