Horsley Hall is a simply spectacular, stone-built, detached Grade II listed Manor House set in mature gardens.
The property dates back to the 17th century and is situated just 1 mile from the village of Eastgate in the delightful Weardale countryside.
Formerly the hunting lodge for The Prince Bishops, as you enter through the wrought iron gates and behold the splendour of Horsley Hall, you realise you have arrived at somewhere very special.
Nestled in the heart of the stunning Durham countryside and surrounded by rolling fields and distant moorland, this is truly a magical destination perfect for that special family celebration.
The luxurious sitting room with comfortable seating has two impressive fireplaces, shutters to the windows and linen fold doors.
There is access from this room into a small bar area with coolers and wine fridge.
The baronial dining hall with ornate ceilings, stained glass window and beautiful feature fireplace containing a woodburning stove creates an atmosphere of luxury and magnificence that is difficult to forget.
This room also contains comfortable seating around the feature woodburner which is ideal for members of the party to retire to after dinner with a glass of wine to reminisce about days gone by and adventures yet to come.
There is also a well-equipped commercial kitchen offering everything you might require for those family meals.
The owners can, with prior notice, organise staffing to prepare dinner for those special occasions together with housekeeping services if required.
There is a breakfast room leading from the kitchen containing an AGA that is ideal for enjoying a morning cup of tea whilst perusing the papers, and there’s also a boot room for drying outdoor clothing.
Secure cycle storage can also be accommodated in adjacent outbuildings.
When it comes to bedtime, for the ultimate in convenience and comfort on the ground floor there is a super king-size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
Two interlinking staircases lead up to a further nine delightful bedrooms, set over the first and second floor all offering en-suite facilities and spectacular views.
The well-maintained grounds of Horsley Hall comprising of half an acre of gardens, stream and woodland walk are waiting to be enjoyed by all.
The garden is accessible from the Baronial Hall leading onto a large terrace, perfectly-positioned to enjoy the spectacular views across the Wear Valley to the distant moorland.
Barbecue facilities are adjacent to this terrace if required with seating on the terrace for dining.
There is also a small feature garden pod to enjoy that glass of 'fizz' or find a secluded spot to enjoy the quietness of the surroundings.
The owners have adjacent stables and an outdoor arena fully equipped with show jumps and dressage pegs.
The use of these facilities may be available during the summer months and there are miles of off road hacking facilities available in the area.
The Hall can accommodate up to 22 people in 10 bedrooms all en-suite with both bath and shower options.
4 can be either twin or super king double configuration, 4 are doubles, 1 twin and 1 large family room consisting of a double and 2 twin beds with lounge and study area.
One of the twin or super king bedrooms is located on the ground floor for the less agile.
There is a large Baronial Dining Hall, Lounge area with adjacent service bar and a commercial Kitchen with Breakfast room located on the ground floor and for convenience additional toilets are located on the ground floor adjacent to the entrance hall.
- Oil central heating with gas and open fires and woodburner
- Commercial gas ovens and hobs, microwaves, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwashers, TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fires included in rental
- Bed linen and towels included in rental
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Ample off road parking
- Private lawned grounds with patio, furniture and summer house
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and restaurant 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
- Chef, housekeeping and catering services can all be arranged, please contact the owner for more information
- Stabling and a 60m x 25m outdoor arena with show jumps and dressage pegs may be available during the summer months by prior arrangements with the owner
- No fireworks or lanterns are allowed at this property
- Check-in time 4pm.
- This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.
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