8 Bedroom Gothic Country House in England, Bristol, Thornbury
Resting in an idyllic location with breathtaking panoramic views across the River Severn to the brooding Black Mountains beyond, Old Down Manor is a luxurious yet casually elegant house which offers a unique and memorable setting for a weekend break.
This magnificent Victorian gothic manor house has recently undergone a spectacular renovation and it now provides every nuance of modern day living while also retaining the whispers of history in its original walls. The accommodation is chic and exclusive, the heated indoor swimming pool is wonderful, theres a farm shop and café on the premises, breakfast is included for all guests, a private chef is at your disposal, the grounds and surroundings are yours to explore and everything from robes to toiletries is included. If you have a special occasion coming up or simply want to get away with family or friends, this is the perfect place to do it.
The country park on which the house is located is yours to explore and the market town of Thornbury is just 2 miles away. The house is also perfectly located for exploring Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Activities like clay pigeon shooting, chocolate making and bread making are available on site and in the local area.
Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham are all not far away.
Nearest Train Station:
Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads
Old Down Bistro
Old Down Estate Farm Shop or Olveston Stores
The house contains a bridal suite, a junior suite and a further six large bedrooms, all of which are en-suite and benefit from the sweeping views. The bridal suite is adorned with crystal chandeliers, antique furniture a sumptuous bed and a freestanding bath, and each room has been individually styled. Downstairs there are several magnificent reception rooms The Grand Hall with its magnificent sweeping staircase and galleried landing, the light and spacious Orangery, The Bernays Room with its high ceilings, stone casement windows and fireplace, and The Piano Room where you can relax and read the papers on enormous sofas. There is also a cellar which doubles up as a nightclub.
Approached via a tree-lined avenue, the house sits amidst 60 acres of beautiful formal gardens, grazing land and ancient woodland.
Old Down Manor makes an exceptional wedding venue and it has all the ingredients you need to provide the bride, groom, friends and loved ones with memories to be treasured forever. Its a beautiful venue in an amazing setting so if you want exclusivity, flexibility, a sumptuous environment and unparalleled service then look no further. See the website for further details. Alternatively, this is an ideal venue for corporate events, conferences and business meetings.
Conditions of Rental
The house is not self-catered but there is a team of talented chefs available to provide any meal from informal pizzas to formal private dining. A 30% deposit is required up front along with a returnable £1,000 damage deposit. The final balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
- Sports & activity
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Country Sports
- Cook available
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events