Finding the perfect stately home


Finding the perfect stately home to rent for an event is all in the location.


Pink WaferI’ve done a terrible thing and watched back-to-back re-runs of Location, Location, Location. It’s like admitting to a serious addiction that requires immediate treatment. Want to know my other anti social habits? Pink and white marshmallow wafers and stately homes as backdrops for stunning events. Sorry, it’s a throwback to boarding school, bringing back memories, which I shall not divulge here.


Let’s look for an attractive and highly-exclusive place for a social gathering.


So location, oh yes, a word with a massive subtext. The right location means everything and having watched Kirsty scoot about the UK in search for the ultimate des res I thought I had to pay penance for my re-run addiction and find a pretty cool stately home for anyone looking for the most attractive and highly-exclusive place to have a social gathering.


What about bringing the exclusivity and style of a stately home to a sporting event?


Rider at Ascot

Rider at Ascot


My thoughts ran a little like this: TV covers every sporting occasion, everything is available and dare I say it is in danger of losing its mystique, its exclusivity its sense of occasion. The anytime, anyplace, anywhere adage can only mean we need an antidote. Luckily Millie Winterbourne has just the thing in mind. See what a few pink wafers can do for a girl!


Tickets to the races, a stay at a splendid stately home, dinner, a soiree.


My social calendar is pretty hectic, it has to be said and being the horsey type I have my eye on the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival which is happening between the 11th and 14th  March 2014. Hmnn I thought, tickets to the races, a stay at a splendid location, dinner, a soiree and a jolly fabulous way of participating in one of our glorious heritage events.


Being true to my word I promised chums I would do some research and Kirsty would be proud of me. I have I come up with a really cracking stately home. This property is stunningly beautiful and really is the idea place to do the races, even if you dress up, drink champagne and watch it in a leisure room!


Wyelands stately home caters for private house parties


Indoor swimming pool

Wyelands swimming pool


Set in the lower Wye Valley, Wyelands stately home caters for private house parties, amongst many other things. Coming up for almost 200 years of age it is set in gorgeous landscaped parkland and the house itself looks stunning in its new décor. Do check out their gallery that is very seductive and shows the extent of their luxurious hospitality packages. Personally I can’t wait to go.


So what can you expect from Wyelands?


Accommodation for up to 22 guests

9 uniquely styled bedrooms with fantastic views

Indoor swimming pool



Dance Studio

Steam Room

Open Fire

Games room

Luxury kitchen for informal dining or a midnight feast on the Aga

Informal dining area

Formal dining room seating up to 20 guests

Conservatory style Garden room

300 acres of grounds

Dedicated concierge service available

Sporting, cultural or leisure activity organization


So, Cheltenham races with maybe a beauty treatment. This could be followed by reading the Sunday papers in the conservatory with a spot of riding before lunch. An intimate house party would just about fulfill our dreams of a weekend in a stately home and a really special day at the races.

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