Georgian Lake Mansion with Grounds in Parkland


Castle hosted by Jane

  1. 16 guests
  2. 7 bedrooms
  3. 14 beds
  4. 3.5 bathrooms
Great for remote work
Fast wifi at 75 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Free cancellation for 48 hours.


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This beautiful house & grounds are never shared*, they will be for your exclusive use.

Please contact me for groups larger than 16

This Georgian home is a replica of Marie Antoinettes' & exudes character & quality. Set in 'Capability' Brown parkland & lake.

Outdoor dining & sofa area. BBQ. Slip &Slide.

Private woodland

*Your booking will be for 5 bed house only. Annexe is £300

The space
This gorgeous grade 2* Georgian Menagerie is set within 10 acres of private garden overlooking a lake in a 500 acre parkland. Sleep in a four poster bed handmade with oak given to us by Prince Charles.

The main house has 5 bedrooms & the other two bedrooms are in the adjoined annex, available by separate negotiation. (The annexe is only let to friends/family of guests in the main house) Please contact me for groups bigger than 16.


This 5 bed gorgeous grade 2* listed property has been beautifully decorated throughout. It is set within 500 acres of parkland, and also has its own large private garden, bordering a lake. Some of the garden is set to lawn, whilst large areas are wooded: accessible but overgrown. There is a cleared path to the victorian plunge pool and the old boathouse.

The house is a replica of the Menagerie that existed at the Palace of Versailles, and was designed by Henry Holland. The grounds were laid out by 'Capability' Brown.

Enjoy al fresco dining around either of the outdoor tables, cook indoors in the kitchen or outdoors in the covered barbeque area. Gather at night and sip drinks whilst watching the sun set over the lake.

Enjoy the beautiful rooms and discover the 'secret' door hidden in the library.

Four of the bedrooms in the main house are large enough for cots/additional single beds, as explained in the bedroom layout plan. (The beds are not left in the rooms but are added by prior arrangement, when required) We prioritise our permanent singles with quality mattresses and only use Z beds for very big groups. They are hotel standard Z beds when used. Bedrooms 6 and 7 are both located in the annexe (one of these is the wheelchair accessible bedroom) which can be hired by separate arrangement for larger groups (Its never rented to separate guests so please don't worry that you may be sharing!) All doubles should be occupied by two people, and then extra singles are added in, as required)

There is a hot tub hire option.

There is also a gorgeous heated moroccan tipi available for hire. It is 5m in diameter and also suitable for 'glamping' if you have a very large group.

The AGA is switched off during the summer months, until its cold enough to be sure its needed, please say if you really want it, thanks, as its not always lit even in winter.

Groceries can be pre-ordered to the house. I am happy to meet a grocery delivery and put items away. I can also let outside caterers in or show them the facilities beforehand. Its a good idea to have a bag or two of wood delivered too if you plan to light the fires. I'm sorry but I don't provide firewood as I can't keep up with supply. Morrisons and B&Q are local and stock wood.

The layouts in the diagram show where beds may be placed, they are not all permanently laid out with additional singles, only with a double/kingsize bed in each bedroom.

No entering the lake is permitted. It is a site of special scientific interest and does not belong to me.

Whilst we continuously try to keep on top of the house and garden, please understand that it is old and not perfect. If you want a country house hotel then with greatest respect, please book one. Ours is a well loved family home and self catering holiday accommodation.


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake view
Fast wifi – 75 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub

7 nights in Coventry

Mar 23, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023

4.72 out of 5 stars from 272 reviews


Where you’ll be

Coventry, United Kingdom

One of many lovely thing about this lakeside country estate is that its whole private 10 acres is set within 500 acres of parkland.

Coventry train station has a taxi rank and trains take 56 minutes from London Euston.

Guests can take a short walk across the field to the visitor centre to use the cafe or the restaurant and bar at the associated Coombe Abbey hotel, great for prosecco and afternoon tea. There is also a Go Ape at the park.

Whilst it feels and looks very rural here, the house is only minutes from large supermarkets and half an hour away from the centre of Birmingham with its shops, restaurants and nightlife. Coventry city centre with its own array of bars, restaurants and nightclubs is less than 5 miles away.

Hosted by Jane

  1. Joined in March 2015
  • 330 Reviews
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I love architecture and buildings and particularly Georgian ones, like this. I enjoy the restoration of them too. The menagerie used to be our family home. My adult children still use the house for celebrations and get-togethers.

During your stay

I am available to guests at their arrival or during their stay, if they request it. I live nearby if there are any questions or issues that need resolving. Apart from this I tend to just leave guests to enjoy my home as their home.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy