Be "King of the Castle" for a weekend! Large holiday cottage self catering for large groups. Stunning Grade II listed folly castle in Wiltshire, in 2 acres of its own private landscaped gardens, with a lake.
Accommodation for 16 guests. Sleeps 12 in main castle and 4 in Clock House. Castle has six double bedrooms all with 4 poster beds, many en-suite. Suited for large groups with five communal rooms; Conservatory, Drawing Room, Great Hall, Study.
Dining: Great Hall features long medieval table, which accommodates up to 20 guests. Great for a banquet, medieval feast or murder mystery weekend.
Lounge: Four sofas. Kitchen Country Cottage Style: All mod cons including dishwasher, Aga and granite worktops.
Main features: Rupunzel's tower bedroom. Main turret with Observatory - star gazing. Tapestry panelled hallways in East and West wings.
Feature for the elderly: Ground floor W/C and en-suite bedroom.
Parkland teeming with wildlife. Secluded - nearest neighbour one mile. Ground mans Cottage (now Games Barn), free range chickens with eggs. The Summer House overlooking Duck Lake. Victorian resting shed. Fruit Orchard. Kids play area with swings and climbing frames.
Walking distance: Old ruins, paddock, large fishing lake, woodlands.
Ideally situated off A350 to discover Bath, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Stourhead and Longleat House plus safari.
Stunning Grade II listed folly castle.
Great for a banquet, medieval feast, murder mystery breaks.
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Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes.
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. There is plenty to see and do on the grounds that some choose never to leave the park.
The old Ground Keeper's Cottage has been converted to the games room which boasts a pool table, air hockey, dart board, giant jenga and table football.
The old kennels have also been given a new lease on life. Long's Park Castle has its own flock of free range chickens which lay eggs daily. Fluffy new born chicks are a regular pleasure.
Overlooking the Duck Lake is the Summer House where you can enjoy afternoon tea. On the water's edge is an old Victorian potting shed that has since been converted to an outdoor seating area, maybe watch the children on the swings or observe the ducks on the lake. Just past the lake is the Orchard where you can pick Victoria plums, blackberries and apples.
A barbecue is provided and in castle tradition an enormous long bench and table is provided next to the BBQ in the small courtyard between the Dining Hall and Conservatory, ideally close to the Kitchen.
For children, the play area is ideal with a climbing frame, rope ladder, swings, basket ball hoop and ladder assisted tree climbing. This is ideally situated under the soft cushioning of the huge 500 year old yew trees which also provide an almost complete canopy from rain and sun.
DIRECTIONS: M4 Junction 17, reset car trip meter. A350 to Chippenham (stay on A350 until you reach Long's Park Castle).
At exactly 16 miles (about 20 mins or so), you pass the sign for West Ashton, then a lay-by on the right and Long's Park Castle is visible through the woods on the left.
Don't turn off into the village of West Ashton! The driveway is actually off the A350.
Train: Trowbridge Station or Westbury Station for mainline London/Penzance trains, and then take a Taxi for an 8-minute journey.