Mears Ashby Hall
Mears Ashby Hall, Mears Ashby, Northampton NN6 0DY
Sleeps up to 20 in 9 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms. Weekends from £4,750 to £5,750, full weeks from £7,950 to £7,950. For shorter stays please enquire.
If fully occupied, price per person per night is usually between £57 and £96.
- Self Catering
- Catering Available
- Snooker or Table Tennis
- Tennis Court
- Countryside Walks
- Working Fireplace
Dine in style and dance until dawn
Live like a Lord in baronial, four-postered beauty. Mears Ashby Hall sits like a dreamscape from another century, all endless lawns, ancient oaks, drawing-room dignity and only 48 minutes from London. Get together and party in the nightclub room, sashay down the stairs, fire up the iPod dock,
No ordinary escape
Mears Ashby Hall sits deep in lovely Northamptonshire. When you tire of the house, explore the endless lawns, walk the parklands, or ripple the lake water with the rowing-boat oars.
From your car wheels crunching on the gravel, to the enormous frontage, to the ancient oaks and the five-oven Aga, this is the place to evade the everyday. With dining for 34, bedrooms for 20, and space for 20 extra day and evening guests, it’s primed for a party that’s no small celebration. Living spaces
Live to the manor born in the vast echo of Mears Ashby’s living spaces. Eat like kings and queens in the dining room, then dance till dawn. Looking to chill? Curl up with a book in the drawing room on squishy sofas in front of a roaring fire.
Get the party started in the nightclub room. Once you’ve wined and dined, it’s time to bop until you drop. Complete with bar, blackout blinds, dance floor and Sonos sound system, you’re free to let loose and party the night away. The cushioned banquette is ready and waiting after you’ve kicked off your dancing shoes.
Alternatively, get cosy with hundreds of books in the library. Fire up the flatscreen Sky TV for a movie night, break out the board games or Playstation 4, set up a chess championship or just warm body and soul with a window-seat coffee and a gaze out over the grounds. The serenity will stay with you.
Cooking and dining
Eating with family and friends, buttering fresh bread and sipping good wine while sharing warm conversation, is becoming a lost pleasure. But you can revive it at Mears Ashby Hall around the huge dining table for 20 in the main hall. You can even annexe the adjoining room for another 14.
If you’re a bit of a Heston on the side, you can make the kitchen/diner your own giant lab, with space enough to work in teams. Spoil yourself and create mouth-watering masterpieces around the six-ring gas hob and five-oven AGA. When belts have been loosened, sip coffee from the Gaggia over sounds from the Bose iPod dock.
Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your holiday or weekend even more memorable. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.
Prefer to cook al fresco? Fire up the gas barbecue for sizzling steaks or burgers on brioche, or add a little olé with the outdoor paella maker. Keep toasty around the firepit.
Eating out? Try salmon on slate or a deli platter at the renowned Beckworth Emporium. Alternatively, go gastro in The Swan at Lamport, or pop down to The White Horse at Old for a pie and a pint.
After your party palace has fed, watered and entertained, it needs to deliver on the accommodation front, too. With nine bedrooms sleeping 18, Mears Ashby Hall won’t let you down.
With the only sounds coming from the bats and the rustle of the wind in the leaves, you’ll sleep deeply, burrowing down between rich cotton sheets and warm duvets.
Tasteful period furnishings, homely rugs and vast opulent en-suites with claw foot, freestanding baths are the order of the day here. Squabble over the four-posters, hop over the animal-skin rug and snooze like you mean it.
Hot tub, gardens and grounds
It’s easy to live inside-out at Mears Ashby Hall when the parklands stretch away as far as the eye can see in a vista of pure Englishness. The lawns cry out for a marquee, the woodlands beg to be walked, the lake is asking to be rowed, and the boat is waiting.
Pack up a picnic and take a lemonade on the lawns. Wander the endless acres and make discovery after discovery. Loll about in the hot tub. Fire a Wembley winner into the football nets, shoot a hoop or two or take to the tennis court. For youngsters, hours will disappear on the trampoline.
You don’t even need to leave the garden to eat. Fire up the barbecue for an outdoor feast, pile the prawns, clams and chorizo into the paella maker, and warm your hands and hearts around the fire pit.
Competitive dads will love the games garage complete with table tennis, table football, darts and air hockey. For a more leisurely time, your boat sits ready on the shores of the lake, awaiting the splash of the oars that breaks the rural hush.
Run off the excesses on the tennis court, fire goals in to the footie nets or shoot hoops in the basketball net. Clear the cobwebs on the trampoline. Hit the games garage for table tennis, air hockey or darts.
Sashay down the grand staircase past fluted balustrades, dance till dawn in the nightclub room , laze around in the library with flat screen Sky TV and DVD, board games, squishy sofas, and chess boards. Light the logs in the lounge. Spark up the soundtrack to your stay on the Bose iPod dock. This is no ordinary escape.
All of this only 48 minutes from London!
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
• Sleeps up to 18, with room for a couple more on guest beds
• Nine bedrooms, three of which have ensuite bath or shower rooms
• Two family bathrooms
• Downstairs WC
Cooking and Dining
• Dining table seats comfortably 20
• Dining to seat a further 12 is available in the adjoining room on request
• Fantastic chef available for a special meal or throughout the weekend
• Drop-off meals available
• Five oven Aga and six ring gas hob
• Outdoor paella maker
• Table and chairs on terrace
• Great dining nearby
• Online deliveries
Where We Are
• The postcode is NN6 0DY
• Based in the village of Mears Ashby
• The nearest train station is Wellingborough, an 11 minute drive
• 47 minutes from London
• The nearest airports are Luton and Birmingham
• Plenty of parking available
Things To Do
Things to Do Inside
• TV with Sky
• DVD Player
• Playstation 4
• Selection of board games
• Chess set
• iPod Dock and Sonos sound system in the “nightclub”.
Things to Do Outside
• 11 acres of gardens and parkland
• Hot tub (extra charge)
• Paddock with stream
• Small lake with boat which guests can use with prior permission
• Tennis court
• Football nets
• Basketball net
• Games barn with table tennis table, table football, air hockey and darts board
• Country pursuits available nearby, including clay pigeon shooting and game shooting depending on season
• Horse Riding
• Cycling and nature walks at Pitsford reservoir
• Pampering and beauty treatments at the house
Top Things to Do Nearby
• Beckworth Emporium
• Castle Ashby
• Woburn Abbey
• Althorp Hall
• Ice Rink in the village from the last week in November until the first week in January
Top Things to Do for Children
• Jungle Parc
Location & Booking
• We take a one third deposit at the time of booking
• The balance is due three months before the date booked
• £2,500 refundable deposit for a 2/3 night weekend. Any rentals for a longer period deposit to be agreed.
• We regret, no pets please
• Hen parties welcome
• Not suitable for stag parties
• Arrival and Departure
• Check in 4pm
• Check out 4pm on a Sunday
• Check out 10am on other days
• Changeover day Friday
• Branded toiletries