The Riding House

The Riding House
  • from £1,883.00*

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Come for the countryside, stay for the drama. Set in the sprawling Wiltshire estate that once belonged to the twelfth Earl of Shaftesbury, this former riding house exudes the spirit of the original stables thanks to a meticulous restoration ? modern comforts meet ancient artefacts and authenticity. It's one of those homes that takes your breath away from the second you open the front door. The owners have made no effort to cover up the fact it's from a bygone era ? and that's why we love it, true to the past with period artwork, original features, beamed ceilings, even a banqueting hall for grand feasts (which feels very extravagant when you're having your cereal). The velvet furnishings and exposed brick only add to the step back in time. An honesty bar is housed in a secret cupboard by the billiard table, and there are floor-to-ceiling bookshelves where you can select a novel to lose yourself in. Each bedroom comes with a luxurious roll-top bath, and the wooden dividers that once separated horses have been cleverly repurposed to create privacy screens. Outside, vast acres of the manor's parkland are yours to explore, so remember to bring your welly boots. This home is a fine example of outstanding restoration ? countryside lovers may never want to leave.

Home truths:
* As this is an old historic home, there is a musty smell present in some rooms
* Bringing your own alcohol is not permitted, but there is an honesty bar in the living room
* A car is essential for navigating the area due to the home's remote location ? we suggest stocking up on any essentials before you arrive
* The area is home to wildlife that might find its way into the house and spiders in particular are requested to be left alone
* There is wi-fi, but heavy downloading, gaming and streaming is discouraged ? there's also very limited phone signal
* Dogs are welcome at an additional charge and with advanced warning
* This home can also be rented as catered accommodation by prior agreement
* Water pressure can be low at times
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  • Does this property accept dogs? - Yes - All properties on Where pets are welcome accept dogs as a minimum!

    Pets are accepted on the understanding that they are always kept under control and exercised off the premises. They should be kept out of bedrooms and off the furniture and they must never be left in the property unattended.

    Please remember to include all the pets that will be accompanying you at the time of booking so that the property owner is expecting you and your pet.

    Where there is a charge for taking your pet, this will be made clear on the property owners' website, and at the time of booking.

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