Upton Hall is situated in the peaceful Cothi Valley "A Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and as you approach the main gates you will see the Cothi River, in all its splendour, as it flows through the gorge. Built in the 1920s by the retailer synonymous with quality; John Lewis’ Upton Hall offers all you’d expect and far, far more besides. Affectionately known as ‘The Wonderland’ of Upton Hall, the ½ mile of tree-lined driveway leads guests from the ornate, wrought iron gates through some of the 22 acres of grounds, to the impressive 9 bedroomed manor house, complete with indoor heated swimming pool. Whether multi-generational holidaying, enjoying a reunion with friends or simply wishing to luxuriate in these extravagant surroundings, The Wonderland offers so much for everyone: For those in search of relaxation; lounging in the sauna, on the terrace in the sunshine or in front of one of the many open fires or log burners is a must: While honing musical talent on the Baby Grand in the Music room and revelling in a good read in the library could be on the cards for some, the sumptuous bedrooms will make recovery from any such activity, utterly blissful. For the energetic and adventurous the 22 acres of open pasture, woodland and 6 miles of river offer the opportunity to explore: Fill the larder and then wind down with a few lengths of the swimming pool. Those with a discerning eye will revel in the subtle co-existence of original features alongside the mass of 21st century comfort and convenience and undoubtedly appreciate the influence of The Arts and Crafts movement in the design and detail of this architectural gem. For children, Upton Hall provides the potential to make the second floor an ‘adult free zone’, while inside and out, this private estate offers incredible freedom and the best ever game of hide and seek. The lavish formal dining room and the conservatory/terrace area offer superb venues for anyone with something to celebrate, while the large and exceptionally well-equipped kitchen areas provide all that’s required by the passionate cook or plenty of space for catering companies. ......Where else could just staying in ever offer so much?
Ground Floor: This property is heated by a biomass boiler powered by wood which provides under-floor heating on the ground floor and heating via radiators on the first and second floors. There are 2 wood-burning stoves which are functional and 8 open fires at the property (decorative features only).
Front porch leading into entrance hall: with original stained glass and teak panelling and door
Open to The Music Room: with open fire (decorative features only), Baby Grand piano, drums and impressive bay window
Dining Room: with open fire(decorative features only) and table and chairs for 12
Library/ Games Room: with football game table, open fire and library of books and DVDs
Corridor to back door and cloakroom: with WC and basin
Main staircase leading from hallway to first floor
The Main sitting-room: with large wood-burning stove, large flat-screen TV (Freeview) DVD, CD, Double aspect views on to the gardens
Hallway leading to back stairs to first and second floors, Pantry (with traditional slate slabs) and Gun Room
Kitchen: with double electric oven, Aga, Hob, grill and wok burner, microwave, large fridge/freezer with iced water dispenser, bespoke, handmade kitchen units and island with granite work-top, two bar stools and the original bread oven remains as a decorative feature in a small area off the main kitchen
Utility Room: with washing machine and tumble dryer
The Boot Room: with back entrance from the gated courtyard Herb garden. With a range of kitchen units and flushable Belfast sink ideal for cleaning muddy boots and shoes
Second Sitting room (off kitchen): with large wood-burning stove, large flat screen TV (Sky/Freeview) French doors leading to the conservatory
The Conservatory: with table and chairs for 8, French doors leading to terrace, French doors leading to the pool room
The Pool Room: with well heated indoor swimming pool (size 30’ x 15’ depth 3’ - 6’6"), Running Machine and Sauna.
Wet Room/changing room: with shower, WC and basin.
First Floor: Landing: with WC and basin one end, family bathroom the other and a seating area mid-way.
Bedroom 1: with king-sized bed with luxury linen and deep memory foam mattresses, TV and open fire (decorative features only).
Bedroom 2: with king-size bed with luxury linen and deep memory foam mattresses and TV
Bedroom 3: with king-size bed with luxury linen and deep memory foam mattresses and TV
Bedroom 4: with king size bed with luxury linen and deep memory foam mattresses, open fire(decorative features only). and TV
Bedroom 5: The Master Bedroom: with Super-Kingsized bed with luxury linen and deep memory foam mattresses, TV, walk-in wardrobe, double aspect views on to garden. Ensuite: with double shower cubicle, WC, basin, bidet, heated towel rail and shaver point
Bedroom 6: with double bed with luxury linen and a deep memoery foam mattress, TV. Ensuite: with shower cubicle, basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaver point
Bedroom 7: with king-sized bed with luxury linen and deep memory foam mattresses, TV. Ensuite: with Roll top bath, WC and basin
Family bathroom (off landing): with roll top bath, shower cubicle, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
Please note: The bannister on the main staircase is 82cm high. Due to architectural design of the balcony, the rail is 60cm high. Extra care should be taken especially if there are young children in your party.
Second Floor: Restricted head height on access stairs and in both bedrooms. This floor is principally designed as accommodation for children)
Bedroom 8: with two single beds (Can be zip linked on request to form a Super-king-sized bed) and TV
Bedroom 9: with two single beds (Can be zip linked on request to form a Super-king-sized bed) and TV
22 acres of woodland and open pasture. Large lawned area to the fore, landscaped areas surround the house. Gated kitchen courtyard to the side of Upton Hall with Herb Garden. Terraced area to the front and side of the house with garden dining furniture and barbeque. Parking for 6 cars. Family groups only.