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Stunning self catering holiday house. Impressive Grade 2 listed folly castle boasting most of its original features. Located in west Wiltshire, near Bath. Sleeps 12 with 6 double bedrooms all with four poster beds, most en-suite. Five communal rooms; Lounge / Conservatory, Study, Drawing Room, Library, Great Hall. Dining: Great Hall features long dining table which will accommodate up to twenty guests together. Ideal for a medieval themed feast, banquet, murder mystery weekend venue. Lounge: Four leather sofa’s in a sociable engaging U-shape. Kitchen: All mod cons including dishwasher, Aga and solid granite worktops. Features: Rupunzel's tower with themed bedroom. Central turret with Observatory for star gazing. Beautiful tapestry panelled hallways lead to the east and west wings. For the infirm: Ground floor W/C en-suite bedroom. Grounds: 2 acres of landscaped gardens teeming with wildlife. Privacy – nearest neighbour 1 mile. Out buildings to discover, Keeper’s Cottage (Games Barn), Kennels houses free range fancy chickens with eggs. Summer House overlooking lake. Victorian Potting Shed. Orchard, equipped children’s play area. Walking distance: Ruins, large fishing lake, paddock, woodland. Ideally situated off the A350 for Stonehenge, Stourhead, Glastonbury, Longleat House.

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King of the Castle - Sleeps 12+4
Large holiday house in Wiltshire



What's Included: • Oil • Electric • Towels • Heating • Bedding

Heating System: Central Heating

• Electricity included
• Central heating included
• Oil fired Aga included
• Linen and towels included
• Full kitchen inventory (crockery, pans etc)


OUTDOOR FACILITIES

• Enclosed landscaped gardens
• Garden furniture (tables, chairs, benches)
• Barbecue and utensils
• Play area with climbing frame, swings and rope ladder etc
• Natural grounds of 2 acres
• Summerhouse overlooking the lake
• Orchard with apple, pear and Victoria plum trees (seasonal)
• Small lake well stocked with fish and other wildlife
• Chickens who lay eggs daily
• Games barn with pool, darts, table football, air-hockey, giant jenga and pinball
• Observatory
• Victorian Potting House
• Privacy – nearest neighbour 1 mile


ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

• TV
• 100+ channel FreeView Digital Receiver
• DVD
• Video recorder
• CD Music System x2 (Lounge + Dining Room)
• Radio
• Chess table and pieces


APPLIANCES

All matching and modern

• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer
• Oil fired Aga
• Several microwaves
• Dishwasher
• Large fridge
• Deep chest freezer


OTHER FACILITIES / FEATURES

• Power showers
• Detached property
• Ample secure parking for up to 15 cars
• Shop 2 miles
• Catering services available
• Entertainment services available
• No pets
• Open all year
• Pub nearby
• Rural
• Short breaks all year
• No smoking inside
• CCTV








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What to do and where to go in Wiltshire

LACOCK: Lacock village is the pride of Wiltshire and completely under the care of National Trust. The village and abbey date back to the 13th century and remain largely untouched. Your group can still marvel at the lime washed, half timber and stone buildings that make up Lacock. There is plenty for your group to see and do in Lacock. Your group can shop at the many local craft and gift shops or stop to eat at the pub or tea rooms. Lacock Abbey is the perfect place to take your children as the abbey was featured in two of the Harry Potter films. Don't forget the obligatory photo of the famous White Horse on the side of the hill.

STONEHENGE: A world wonder that must be seen. How did the stones get there? How did they arrange them? Many have brought reasonable arguments to the table but no one can be sure. Still used as a place of worship for the modern druids. If your group are in the area for a mid summers day then watching the summer solstice celebrations at sunrise is a must.

STOURHEAD HOUSE & GARDENS: This 2,650 acre site is spectacular. A Palladian manor filled with Georgian treasures, mint condition Chippendale furniture and fine works of classical art. In the gardens you will find temples of worship for all religions, rare plants and flowers, two iron age hill forts, enchanting temples for Greek gods and monuments all set around a tranquil lake. The grotto is a delightful place that kids will adore.

LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK: Longleat opened in 1966 and was the first safari park outside of Africa, in fact the first of its kind in the world. For the first time ever the roles of animals and people were reversed. The animals roam freely and the humans in their car shaped cages. As well as visiting the exotic and dangerous animals there is plenty more to see and do. Longleat House is a pleasure too, with exhibits such as clothing and furniture throughout the ages. In the beautiful Longleat Gardens you will find rare flowers and manicured lawns. If you are feeling adventurous try the hedge maze!

CHEDDAR GORGE: The home of the world famous cheese. Whilst visiting cheddar you may watch the cheese being made in the time old manner. You can also watch boiled sweets being made in the traditional way. The gorge to the north of the village is the largest in England and attracts more the half a million visitors each year. At its highest point it is 113m with a near vertical cliff face. There are two main caves to explore, Gough's and Cox's. It is believed that Gough's cave was used in medieval times to make cheese. Cheddar man also resides in the caves. At 9,000 years old, he is the oldest complete skeleton in the UK. This is also the only accredited cannibalistic site in the UK.

WELLS CATHEDRAL: Described as a prayer in stone and glass, Wells Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. He resides in the adjacent Bishops Palace. Although this is primarily a place of worship, guided tours are available or you may elect to just wander among the beautiful and most substantial collection of medieval stained glass windows. To hear the ten bells ring is worth waiting for. The ten bells are the heaviest collection in one place in the entire world. They are also unusual in the fact that the circle runs anti clockwise as opposed to the traditional English clockwise circle.

BATH: There are so many things to see and do in Bath. The most famous is probably the Roman Baths. Here you will see how the natural hot springs were used for bathing and medicinal purposes. If it is pampering you are after look no further than the Bath Thermae Spa. Here the natural hot spring water used in the Roman Baths will be used in your treatments. Within the Roman Baths are the pump rooms. Here you may indulge in afternoon tea whilst a string quartet plays beautiful music. You can also taste the spring water. No trip to Bath is complete without a trip to the Sally Lunn Tea Room to taste the traditionally made Sally Lunn Bun or a Bath Bun. You can also visit the American museum in Britain. Here you must view the exhibits, the house and the gardens. You can also purchase traditional American recipes.

GLASTONBURY: Glastonbury is not just home to one of the greatest music festivals in the world. Visiting the Tor is quite spectacular. This bulk of a hill rises up from Somerset's flat landscape. Glastonbury is also rumoured to be the mythical home of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Avalon. In the original legends King Arthur is portrayed as the keeper and protector of the Holy Grail, the chalice that holds the blood of Jesus Christ. Glastonbury Abbey is the oldest "above ground" Christian church and was rumoured to have been built to house the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor is the chalice well. This holy well has been in constant use for at least two thousand years. The twenty five thousand gallons of water that issue from the spring every day has never failed, even in times of drought.

WOOKEY HOLE CAVES: As well as the world famous caves plus underground rivers and lakes, your group can explore the history of man himself. These caves were once inhabited by Cavemen and later by the Celts. Other attractions include Britain's last surviving traditional paper mill, dinosaur valley, fairy garden, a mirror maze plus a Victorian penny arcade with real old pennies.

EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY: Take a trip through the rolling Somerset countryside on an authentic steam train. Starting from just £5 your group can take the controls and become the driver. Or you can enjoy an evening murder mystery on board one of the locomotives. If booked in advance your group can dine on the trains. Enjoy either Sunday lunch or afternoon tea.

Other local quaint towns to visit include Devizes, Warminster, Westbury, Midsomer Norton and Farleigh Hungerford which is home to the famous castle.




We loved it thanks. It was so relaxing and peaceful, the lads spent all day in the games room. As it was a big reunion we booked some caterers you advertised and had a fabulous medieval banquet. We all got dressed up and had a right scream.
Amy Forest in Yorkshire


We found the castle accomodation to be fantastic, it now ranks in the top five of our favourite destinations. It's was great to escape from the hassles of modern day life, it really brought the group together. We will definitely be back.
Joseph Lake in Wales


The castle accommodation was brilliant. As it was near Longleat we took the kids and us girls went to the spa in Bath for a day. The kids loved the chickens with their little chicks and kept trying to get them to come to the fence.
Lynne Peak in Ireland


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This self catering large holiday house is available as follows:


Short breaks from 3 - 14 nights or longer.

• 3 nights must start on Friday
• 4 nights must start on Monday
• 7 nights must start on Friday


Want less than 3 Nights?
Unfortunately we do not take bookings for less than 3 nights stay. You can however, leave the property early. Eg if you just wanted to stay Friday and Saturday night and leave on the Sunday then you still need to book 3 nights. This means where you would normally leave at 10am on Monday, you can leave at any time on the Sunday.



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Sleeps 12 + 4 Self Catering


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Set proudly within several acres of its own private grounds and surrounded by 500 year old oak trees, this imposing Grade 2 listed folly castle is a wonder to behold. This awe inspiring property fell into many different hands over the years providing this large holiday house with a unique and vibrant history. Long's Park Castle exudes an atmosphere of charm and elegance of yesteryear which lives on in it's guests hearts and memories long after their stay.

You enter the castle via a tree lined country road. Two enormous wooden gates open electronically to reveal a sweeping gravel driveway which leads to the central courtyard. Even though many changes have been made to improve the living standards, all modern technology has been discreetly integrated so as not to deflect from the castle's charm. Long's Park Castle still boasts many of its original features. These include thick stone walls, beamed ceilings, gargoils, leaded and mullioned windows some with the Long's Family crest and inspiring historic fireplaces. Some of the modern features include communal rooms that auto light up on entry and keyless digital electronic entry systems. Twenty four hour CCTV security.

The heart of the house is the Great Hall. This majestic dining room boasts an enormous long table which will actually accommodate up to twenty guests together. Crowning this impressive medieval type setting is a chandelier which hangs from the high vaulted ceiling embellished with stone lion heads. The backdrop is made up of two giant portcullis gates which have been discreetly glazed giving an almost invisible seam to the front lawns. To the rear, a tall conservatory style atrium offers diners uninterrupted views of the court yard and Clock House. The music system and speakers have been discreetly housed to give this room deep and echo like resonance worthy of a medieval feast. Outside catering services available.

The lounge / conservatory is ideal for social gatherings with four leather sofa's in an engaging U-shape, moveable tables for board games and activities. The TV and entertainment system is housed here.

The kitchen features plenty of storage space for provisions and it is well stocked with cutlery, crockery, utensils and all mod cons including dishwasher. An original oil fired Aga still stands pride of place and provides the perfect place for tea and toast in the morning. Most guests find it interactive and spirited to prepare dinners and stews on the Aga. The custom rosewood cabinetry overlaid with granite worktops provide a perfect place for food preparation.

The bathroom has been cleverly decorated in rustic style with a modern twist. Panelled wipe down walls complimented by luxury slipper bath.

Entering through the lobby, two medieval style thrones flank an original hand carved table. Continue through to a small library known as the study with modest book collection. Novel giant books piled high act as stools around the chess board table and make an ideal place of solitude. From here a spiral staircase leads to Rupunzels tower, at the top a cosy bedroom which is adored by all especially little prince and princesses.

The library leads to the drawing room with its rustic cocktail cabinet and fine crystal decanters, chesterfield sofa's and deep chair offer quiet alternatives to the groups activities.

The library also leads to the Great Hall. From here a wrought iron open tread spiral staircase leads to the first floor and continues souring up to the central turret, the castles highest point. Beautiful tapestry panelled hallways lead to the east and west wings. The east wing has two bedrooms and the west wing contains two bedrooms and the bathroom W/C. All bedrooms boast four poster beds and most have their own modern shower and wash basin ingeniously concealed behind tapestry panels. All bedrooms are furnished with traditional but tasteful furnishings, each with individual colour tapestry print panelling. Continue up the staircase to the observatory. Devoid of light pollution from any towns and cities you can watch the blanket of stars that scar the pitch black night sky. Alternatively be king of the castle and enjoy the views during the day.

The castle's grounds are equally stunning with a number of interesting out buildings to discover. The original ground keeper's cottage has been transformed into a charming games room. There's plenty to keep the kids happy and 'boys' too with a pool table, dart board, air hockey, giant jenga and a pinball machine. The old brick kennels now houses our own fancy chickens which are popular with adults and children alike. There's usually a proud hen parading around her new born chicks. Fresh eggs are laid daily. Next to the Clock House is the play area which is virtually canopied from the glaring sun and rain by three huge yew trees, one of them dating back four hundred years. The play area sports swings, ladder assisted climbing trees, a low level climbing frame, rope ladder, and basket ball hoop.

Duck Lake takes up most of the grounds low land. At the furthest end overlooking the lake with the castle in the background is the Summer House where cream teas can be enjoyed. En route and a good place to rest is the old Victorian Potting Shed, ideal for weary parents watching the kids on the swing. Plenty of wildlife can be observed in their natural environment, wild deer frequent the grounds regularly, herons visit the small lake and in the mornings the grounds team with resident squirrels, badgers and some beautiful birds. Just past the lake is the orchard where guests can pick their own fruit when it is in season, with cooking apples, delicious Victoria plumbs, pears, sweet eating apples. On most days an ancient herd of cows wanders past and will even come right to the fence to drink from their watering troughs which are supplied by the castle's spring. Walking can be enjoyed here; just over the sty is a pleasant two mile walk that leads through the paddock, wheat field, woodland and eventually to a large fishing lake. Instant permits are available from the farm house for a few pounds. Beyond this are the ruins of Rude Ashton Hall where you might notice a few stolen artefacts from the castle.

Situated just off the A350, makes Long's Park Castle the perfect self catering holiday house to explore the surrounding area. Within easy reach are many unspoilt villages as well as Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Stourhead House and Gardens and Longleat Safari Park. Longleat House and Safari is a great whole day out for the whole family or group.

On the grounds and just 50 feet from the castle is the Clock House which offers further self contained self catering accommodation for a further four guests. This is ideal for teenagers to be within a few hundred feet of their guardians whilst having the sense of independence. With its own modern fitted kitchen and living / dining room gives whoever stays here the pleasure of being able to decide whether to join the main party for meals or to prepare something themselves. The Clock House is also ideal for those wishing to do a lot of cooking / banquet preparation away from the group.


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