What might you expect from Landed Houses and UK country houses?
Obviously the name itself suggests that we deal with houses that are not run of the mill. What our name doesn’t say is that we work with exclusive properties that offer a luxurious taste of heritage in the British countryside. UK country houses, castles, manors, halls and quaint lodges are our forte.
The United Kingdom’s country houses have long and complex histories
Our historic houses tell their own story. Styles of architecture suggest the needs and desires of those people who created and developed the houses and castles you can stay in today. We have so many to choose from which range from a 5th century country house to Victorian Gothic.
There are many tales of ambition, intrigue, treason in a UK country house
This runs alongside betrayal, villainy and passion within the walls. We are extraordinarily lucky to have such a rich and varied architecture in the houses featured on this website. Compare this Lochside Castle in Scotland with soft stone of Sheldon Manor in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
It’s one thing visiting a country manor or a stately home with a day pass
But really it is something quite different when you actually stay for a weekend or a week with family or friends. Imagine waking up in a Tudor bedroom in a sumptuous four-poster bed. Consider lying back on huge pillows and just imagining who else might have opened their eyes in that same room four hundred years ago. If you stay at Knowle Manor will soon realise there have been people living on the site since the Medieval period long before the 18th century refurbishments were underway.
Prepare food in traditional kitchens, relax in front of an open log fire
A walk in the peace and tranquility of the grounds cannot be replicated. The British countryside undulates and changes as a consequence of its geological variety. In fact within the British Isles you will see such varied landscape it is like undertaking a world tour in a small space.
Allow a Jacobean mansion to be the backdrop to a major life event
Certainly, a stay in one of these beautiful properties is the right stage set for some of the life events that punctuate our own brief histories. Imagine the memories created by holding a wedding, christening party of birthday milestone in a property such as Smallfield Place in Surrey; a stunning Jacobean mansion in the depths of Surrey but still close enough to London.
We are all keen to create our stories and share them on social media. Think of what you would be creating by holding a special family gathering or a glamorous ball or party with friends.
Get away from it all and relive a way of life that is long gone
For many, this is exactly what Landed Houses is all about. We talk with the owners of these precious properties in an attempt to improve every aspect of what both we and they, have to offer the discerning traveller. If you are from the UK or a visitor from across the other side of the world, a stay in one of these beautiful historic properties sites in some of the loveliest spots this island has to offer is the trip to make. If you need help planning a stay, party or other celebration please contact Edmund who has oodles of experience and is more than willing to ensure your occasion is the most memorable it can be in the property of your choice. Contact him right here.