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Upton Gatehouse

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Ludlow chateau / country house description

Overview:
The Gatehouse is one of the most romantic and historically significant gatehouses in the country, often compared to the Tower at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent in which Vita Sackville-West created her library and wrote her many books. Prince Rupert, nephew of Charles I and commander of the royalist troops, stayed in the Gatehouse during the Civil War and the panelled bedroom he slept in is named after him.

A set of linen tapestries in the Gatehouse, known as 'The Four Seasons of Prince Rupert', celebrate his life as a soldier, naval commander, print-maker and scientist, as well as his visit to the Bridgnorth area in the Civil War.

This unique and historic self-contained property is available to rent either for romantic short-break weekends (minimum two nights), by the week, as well as over holiday periods. Several times a year, it is taken over as a writers' retreat.

Interior and Grounds:
Entrance
The property has its own imposing entrance gates, gravelled drive-way and parking. Wrought iron gates lead through to a medieval courtyard and sixteenth century cobbled archway.

Dining room
The ground floor dining room has an original sixteenth century Tudor fireplace, carved North European refectory table that sits ten and a painted Tudor ceiling. The dining room is reminiscent of a romantic hunting lodge with hand-blocked wallpaper and tartan curtains with horn buttons.

Kitchen
The fully equipped kitchen has a period stone floor, American style fridge-freezer, granite work tops, butler sink which is ideal for either cooking oneself or by a local chef (which can be arranged) to prepare dinner or lunch in the adjacent dining room.

First Floor
The first floor comprises the panelled Prince Rupert master bedroom (where Prince Rupert slept) with a half-tester bed with silk drapes. The bedroom has a nineteenth century crewel work tapestry, ornate plasterwork, Tudor fireplace, oak floor and antiques. The suite has an adjoining sitting room with pale blue fleur-de-lys wallpaper, silk curtains, satellite TV, Tudor fireplace, knole sofa and spectacular plasterwork. The separate bathroom in one of the turrets has all Lefroy Brooks fittings including a powerful wet room shower, traditional claw foot towel rails and underfloor heating.

Second Floor
The enormous Library Bedroom on the top floor has huge exposed beams, oak bookcases, an enormous bath under the mullion windows in the bedroom, a large writing desk as well as thick carpet and a separate bedchamber area. The bedroom also has a separate turret bathroom with all fittings by Lefroy Brooks.

Extra small beds for children can be provided to increase sleeping capacity.

Exterior
Private garden with flower beds, fruit trees and fountain.

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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Suitability

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Amenities: - Private garden with flower beds, fruit trees and fountain. - Internet. ...moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Television

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Luxury
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                      • Restaurants

                      Local Services & Businesses

                          • Groceries

                          Leisure Activities

                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking

                          Location Type

                          • Rural
                          • Town
                          • Village

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis

                          Dining

                          • Dining
                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          General

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided

                          Kitchen

                          • 2 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Kitchen
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Patio

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: £
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              January to March
                              Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              April
                              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              May
                              May 1 - May 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              June
                              Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              July to August
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              September
                              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              October
                              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              November to Christmas
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              Christmas to New Years
                              Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £443 £443
                              £1,550
                              January to March
                              Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              April
                              Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £248 £248
                              £935
                              May
                              May 1 - May 31, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              June
                              Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              July to August
                              Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              September
                              Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              October
                              Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240
                              November to Christmas
                              Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              £298 £298
                              £1,240

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              Guide Price: £975 - £1,500 per week. Short Breaks: £488 - £1,500 for 2 nights. Security deposit: £500. This is to be paid directly to the owner before your stay and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
                              Terms: - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. - Energy costs: Included in the rental price. - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property how you found it. - Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. - Pets: Please enquire. - Smoking: No smoking in the property. - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
                              For catering and services please enquire prior to booking.

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                              Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                              Location

                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Birmingham International Airport

                              Car: Recommended

                              Upton Gatehouse is conveniently located for access to the M5, M6, M54 and M40 motorways. The nearest station is fifteen miles away with frequent inter-city trains from London, Manchester and Glasgow, and services to Wales and the West Country.

                              The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport, which is approximately 40 miles away.

                               

                              Manager info

                              About: Simply Chateau 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. Soon after the website www.simplychateau.com was born. 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 Ludlow:
                              At Simply Chateau 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.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                              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. 100% Financial Guarantee: We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA. Lowest Price Guarantee: Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner��s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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                              £248 - £443 per night (GBP)
                              1

                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
                              Manager
                              Member since: 2006
                              Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
                              • Manager indicates their response time is: Within 2 days
                              • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
                              Email manager

                              +44 08001337999

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