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Historic country house set in beautiful, spacious gardens.

People13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Country House with large garden in Burford Near Tenbury Wells / Ludlow - Perfect rural retreat for families, friends and events. Sleeps 11-13

The Space

The oldest parts of the house date back to the Tudor period, with most of the present house dating to the late 1800s. The house is full of character with wooden beams, carved wooden mantelpieces, antique furniture and even a nineteenth century grand piano.

Upstairs there are six bedrooms: three doubles, one triple, one twin room, and one children’s room with two small single beds. Two of the double rooms are ensuite and there is a shared bathroom for the other rooms.

Downstairs there is a large kitchen and breakfast room, an elegant drawing room and cosy sitting room, a dining room to seat up to 12, and a conservatory.

The large garden is a wonderful space for children or adults to walk or run around, play croquet, football, badminton or boules (equipment provided), or just lie on the lawn and read a book. Tennis is also possible on local courts 1mile away in Tenbury Wells (2 racquets and balls provided).

The Old Rectory is perfect at any time of year. Spring is a lovely time to wander round the garden and enjoy the daffodils and bluebells. In Summer, enjoy a picnic or barbecue (parasol available) and get the croquet set out. In Autumn you can pick damsons and apples from our trees or go blackberry-picking in the nearby hedgerows. In Winter enjoy the log fires and walks directly from the doorstep, or cook up a storm in our well-equipped kitchen. Even when it’s raining you have plenty to keep you busy including board games, jigsaws, and a 4’6” pool table.

Guest Access

Guests have access to all areas of the house and garden.

Interaction with Guests

All three of us live away from the area but Mark and Anne Yarnold, who live 5 minutes’ walk down the road, kindly look after the house for us.

More Details

Owner
Rupert Williams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2017

About Rupert Williams

Justin, Rupert, and Patrick Williams grew up in the Old Rectory Burford and love the house very much. We don't live in the area any more but we don’t want to sell this wonderful house! Instead we’ve decided to share it with guests to cover our costs, and allow us to come back every so often. We hope you enjoy the house as much as we do.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Leominster in West Midlands

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Check in on Fridays or Mondays ONLY Minimum of 3 nights stay
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and wc En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath/shower and wc Separate bathroom for other bedrooms with bath/shower and wc Separate basin in bedroom 3 Downstairs wc and basin
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 Doubles, 1 triple, 2 twin, 1 sofabed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 = en-suite double Bedroom 2 = en-suite double Bedroom 3 = triple (1 double + 1 single) Bedroom 4 = twin Bedroom 5 = double Bedroom 6 = attic (1 twin)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Please note following an attempt in 2014 to access our emails do not make a payment to any account other than the UK bank account number ending in ****1505. We are always happy to speak to you on the phone before confirming any bookings. No smoking inside house please. Sorry no pets are allowed. Many years ago we did have pets (dogs and cats) at the house (for your information in case of allergies to pets). There is a 3 night minimum stay for all short break bookings. There is a 7 night minimum stay for some peak weeks (e.g. July/Aug). There is a £100 fee for logs, electric, water, heating and cleaning. Anne and Mark Yarnold are local and kindly look after the house for us, and we will give you their details following booking with arrival instructions. Outside: Garden furniture, parasol, Weber BBQ. Croquet set, boules set, badminton set, football. Utility Room: Tennis racquets x 2 with balls, badminton set with net and 4 racquets (for garden), 2 used sets of golf clubs, football, boules set, croquet set, 4ft 6" snooker table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is included, towels are not. The property is cleaned on a weekly basis. Other: There is wifi, router in kitchen (2mbps).

Reviews

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Historic country house set in beautiful, spacious gardens.
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
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Simply wonderful

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, lovely large home full of magical bits to explore both inside and out. Spacious and fully functional for large family gatherings. Plenty of fun things to do - books to read, games to play, puzzles, piano, snooker table. Very comfortable and it felt like home away from home. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely family home

  • 4 of 5

Loved it , gorgeous garden. Lights not working in conservatory

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A rambling house with plenty of room but faded gentility

  • 4 of 5

Just a little too far to walk to Tenbury Wells so you really need a car to stay here. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby and good choice of restaurants. Would recommend the Selway Arms for choice, service and price. The house itself is spacious and has everything you need just needs a little TLC her and there. Perfect place if there's a crowd of you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Fabulous Long Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 11 spent a long weekend at the Old Rectory in May 2017, with 3 generations present to celebrate a 50th birthday. What a place! The stay could genuinely not have been better in any way. The house is perfect for this type of event, grand and full of character yet perfectly homely, not overly luxurious, the sort of place you can relax in and enjoy. Well equipped, spacious, flexible, and with fabulous well tended gardens for the kids to play in. Booking was well handled by the owners, and keys made available by a friendly local contact.

The surrounding area, with St Marys and Burford House as neighbours was delightful and in spring bloom. Tenbury Wells a short walk away with useful amenities, and Ludlow a 15 minute drive with interesting castle and fine walk by the river.

We have no hesitation at all in recommending this as a wonderful place for a large party to stay, and enjoy this tranquil part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This was an amazingly spacious country house, with a beautiful garden.

  • 4 of 5

We shared a family weekend here, it was fabulous space for grown-ups and children alike. It would be a great setting for a ' cluedo' or 'murder mystery weekend' .

The key keeper gave us a warm welcome..there were a couple of minor housekeeping details which we felt could have been improved.....i.e. we had people arriving late at night, and we couldn't find an outside light at the main entrance, but these details were much outweighed by the character of the place. It was clearly a much loved family home.

We loved the fireplaces, and made use of all of them, the piano was used. We admired the paintings, and fantastic book and fame collection.

I would have liked a history of the house.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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An ideal place for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We (7 adults, 5 children; 3 generations) had a wonderful family holiday at The Old Rectory. We loved the house, which is full of character & just about everything else you could want, & the huge & lovely garden. There was so much to do there & nearby that we didn't venture far afield (apart from a day in Ludlow, which is well worth a visit). Tenbury (which is a lovely little place - we can particularly recommend the Spotty Dog cafe!) is just a walk across the fields away, & has among many other useful shops a Spar open 7 days a week, so no problems when we ran low on supplies. The weather was good the whole week, & we all enjoyed our stay very much & would certainly love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Rose and Crown
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Ludlow
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are very nice walks that can be had from the doorstep: you can walk across fields along a footpath to the local market town Tenbury Wells (1mile), picnic by the river teme a few hundred metres from the house, and nice circular walks along country lanes and well trodden footpaths. Details of these are all in our welcome pack.

Travel:

Birmingham international airport = 1 hour

Bristol international airport = 1.5 hours

Heathrow airport = 2 hours 15-30 mins

Distances:

Tenbury Wells = 1 mile.

Ludlow = 8 miles.

Hereford = ~18 miles.

Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster = ~18 miles.

Worcester = 20 miles.

Shrewsbury = 37 miles.

Further Details:

The Neighbourhood

The Old Rectory is situated in a beautiful corner of British countryside. There are very nice walks that can be had from the doorstep: you can walk across fields along a footpath to the local market town Tenbury Wells (1mile), picnic by the river teme a few hundred metres from the house, or do great circular walks along country lanes and well trodden footpaths. Details of these are all in our welcome pack and there are lots of maps and wellies (inc. children's!).

Just over the road is Burford House Garden Store, set in the grounds of an early Georgian mansion on the banks of the River Teme, with 7 acres of gardens, a café and a charming shop selling country house furnishings.

Also just next door is St Mary’s Burford, an ornate 14th century, Grade I listed church. The church was extensively restored in 1889-90 by Sir Aston Webb, the architect of the V&A museum and the main facade of Buckingham Palace.

Tenbury Wells, 1 mile away, is an attractive small former spa town which is a pleasant place to wander round for an hour or so and buy any provisions you need for your stay. There are a range of independent shops including two bakeries, two greengrocers, a butcher, a fishmonger, and two small supermarkets. It is also randomly the ‘mistletoe capital of the UK’!

The gourmet’s paradise of Ludlow is just 15 minutes’ drive away. With a medieval castle, independent shops, frequent food and antique markets and fine restaurants, Ludlow is not to be missed.

National Trust and English Heritage have some fantastic properties locally including the Georgian villa of Berrington Hall with its Capability Brown gardens, the remains of the palatial 19th century mansion of Witley Court; Croft Castle, Stokesay Castle, Brockhampton estate and more. The Severn Valley steam railway and Bewdley Safari Park are also very popular.

The cathedral cities of Worcester and Hereford are a 40 minute drive away and the historic market town of Shrewsbury is an hour.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Leominster, Heart of England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
WINTER 2017-8
28 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
£2,700
 
 
Xmas 2016
22 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 4 nights
From
£500
 
 
NYE 2016/7
28 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 4 nights
From
£500
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
£2,700
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£560
for 3 nights
From
£120
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
£2,900
 
 
Summer holiday
6 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 4 nights
From
£275
£1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£620
for 3 nights
From
£140
From
£220
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Heat electric cleaning £200

There is a 3 night min. stay for all short breaks. There is a £200 fee for logs, electric, water, heating and cleaning.

Booking Notes:
Please note following an attempt in 2014 to access our emails do not make a payment to any account other than the UK bank account number ending in ****1505.
We are always happy to speak on the phone before confirming any bookings.

Please note we require a 50% deposit with the remainder paid 30 days prior to arrival. No refunds are given with cancellations less than 30 days in advance.

Changeover Day:
Friday unless exceptional circumstances

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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