Freestone House sleeps up to ten guests and provides self-catering for those who are looking for that special somewhere with lots of 'wow factor'. Ideal for celebrating a special occasion or for those who want to simply enjoy a taste of luxury, Freestone House provides the very best of English Village experiences.
Centrally located in the Nottinghamshire village of Ashby St Ledgers on the Warwickshire border, Freestone House is conveniently located for exploring Central England and is easily accessible from the M40, M1 and M6 (and also London by train in under an hour). A pretty chocolate box village, Ashby St Ledgers is steeped in history and has a popular pub with good restaurant just a short stroll away from Freestone House.
With parkland all around, there are plenty of opportunities for those who enjoy walking, along with good cycle routes and if that is not enough exercise, the well equipped home gym in Freestone House should put you through your paces whilst supper cooks in the Aga!
An exceptional barn conversion, Freestone House displays well thought out accommodation with an impressive level of attention to detail. Spend time listening to tracks in the music area, watch a movie in the sitting area or enjoy fine dining in the impressive dining room. And for the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy a long soak in the copper bath tub that steals centre stage in the master bedroom.
For those who can tear themselves away from Freestone House, Ashby St Ledgers is easily accessible to Warwick with its splendid castle; Shakespeare's birth place, Stratford upon Avon; Silverstone race track and the Cotswolds. Close to home is the historic village of Braunston with its canals and lovely riverside walks.
Sandie Ayriss joined Independent Cottages in February 2010
Outside: There is parking for four cars at the front of the property where there is also a lovely sitting area with rattan outdoor furniture for relaxing on the balmy evenings. An incredible water fountain is next to this providing a sense of relaxation (care must be taken with children) and a quirky red restored telephone box just to remind you that you are in England. At the back of the property is another garden which encompasses the house and backs onto beautiful parkland where you can see the country house that was used in planning the infamous Gunpowder plot by Guy Fawkes. Outside furniture, Gas BBQ and mood lighting add to the outside environment.
Additional information: No single sex parties. Two well behaved dogs welcome (£25 per dog per visit) providing they are kept downstairs and not allowed on furniture. Strictly no smoking. Short breaks available throughout the whole year.
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