The property has been in the same ownership since 2009 and has built up an established trade as a large holiday letting property specialising in events, functions, anniversaries, birthday parties, family gatherings, retreats and weddings with sleeping accommodation for up to 80 guests.
In 2016/17 29% of sales came from repeat customers and the business had a gross turnover of £207,000 including VAT.
The business is promoted via its own website with two commission free country house for hire sites, Group Accommodation & Landed Houses.
In 2016/17 38% of sales came from specialist house for hire agents Olivers Travels, The Country Castle Company, the Beautiful House Company, Kate and Toms, Party Houses and House Party Solutions.
The housekeeper supervises staff from a local cleaning company who clean the house and prepare the bedrooms between lettings.
The Old Barn
Detached building with its own heating system and is located slightly away from the main house and used as a large function facility with adjacent storage room for banqueting stairs and tables.
The large function room has a wall mounted screen with installed speakers which connect to an amplified mixer system.
Two further rooms: One on the ground floor is currently used as a games room and the other on the first floor is equipped as a dormitory with 7 single beds. The building is self-contained with its own entrance lobby and has two WC shower rooms on the ground floor.
The lower ground floor of the building is externally accessed and contains a meeting room and a store room
(The building or parts of the building have potential to be converted into additional accommodation or a self-contained holiday letting cottage or as an owners private house subject to gaining the relevant consents).
The Coach House
Next to the main house is a detached building, built around a courtyard which includes Gardener s Cottage. This has 2 bedrooms with WC/bathroom and large sitting room/kitchen/dining area currently used by the live in staff.
The remainder of the coach house is divided on the ground floor into 5 rooms and 3 shower rooms. Accessed from the courtyard and on the first floor are 2 further bedrooms sharing a WC facility and shower room and a third bedroom with en-suite facilities.
At the end of the building accessed privately is a large en-suite bedroom overlooking the gardens which is often used as the bridal suite.
Joining The Coach House are several storage rooms and a boiler room housing the heating equipment for The Coach House and Gardener s Cottage.
The gardens and grounds are landscaped with mature specimen trees and include an Italian garden with several terraces with rose beds and in another area a spring-fed ornamental pond.
There are several flat lawned areas to the rear of the main house, one levelled lawn and paved area close to the sitting room and dining room is provided with up to 50 garden chairs and tables.
At the front of the property is a parking area for approximately 25 cars with an additional parking area in the former estate yard for a further 25 cars.
Set within the gardens is an outdoor heated swimming pool which is generally open from March to September and is heated by an air source heat pump. The pool is fenced and includes a timber shed with changing rooms.