Manor House | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
Flore Manor is a Grade II Listed House and is constructed of ashlar ironstone with a slate roof. The front entrance has a 19th Century grey sandstone porch, accessed from the centre of the village of Flore. The architectural features are apparent throughout, with stone mullion windows, gable bays and a coat of arms. The current owners have undertaken an extensive programme of restoration and renovation over the last 5 years, whilst retaining the majority of the period features including large stone fireplaces, moulded cornices, panelling and a mixture of wood and stone floors as well as fine doors.
It is ideal for entertaining with the impressive reception hall and dining room. The house is well laid out with a large number of bedrooms and bathrooms, many of which enjoy stunning views of the gardens and parkland to the rear of the house.
Flore Manor is steeped in history. The Enyon family bought the two manors of Flore in 1610 and 1623, and the original Jacobean part of the house dates back to this time. Specifically, it was built in 1608. The house was much remodeled and extended in the 19th Century and early 20th Century, with both Georgian and Edwardian additions. A full history of Flore manor, its people and estate was written by John M Smith in 1999.
The House has recently been refurbished by its current owners.
Reception hall with panelled double height ceilings providing an impressive entrance to the house with a large Waterford crystal chandelier which was recovered from the Royal Theatre in Northampton.
Drawing Room with original open fire and bay windows overlooking formal lawn and gardens offering light and spacious entertaining area with a number of large contemporary sofas and paintings and well appointed soft furnishings.
Snug with open fire and traditional furnishings with views to parkland and rear gardens.
Morning Room providing additional seating for reading with direct access to outside eating area through leaded light patio doors.
Kitchen with oil fired AGA with additional hob, oven and microwave, American fridge freezer and additional rear pantry and freezer room with chest freezer (and walk in silver safe for valuables and shot guns for shooting parties)
Family room is a large bright spacious room for the family to spent time during the day, there is a 50" Plasma Tv and Blue ray DVD player complete with a large selection (over 100) DVD's for all ages.
Dining room with panelled walls and ceiling with seating for 20 guests.
Billiard Room with a snooker table and cinema surround sound system complete with plasma screen and Sky TV.
The impressive oak staircase rises from the reception hall onto the first floor:
Master Bedroom suite overlooks the striped lawn and covers one wing of the house with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
Guest suite with en-suite bathroom and dressing room.
Further guest suite with en-suite bathroom.
2 further double bedrooms sharing a Victorian bathroom with the large canopy victorian bath.
Three double bedrooms with spectacular views across the rear gardens of the house.
Family bathroom with antique raised bath.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with antique raised bath
The grounds lie to the rear of the house, extending to 19 acres. Of particular note are the formal gardens surrounding the rear terrace, awash with tulips at a certain time of the year, flowing into a tree covered area that separates the house from the village church. The gardens provide a spectacular setting for the house at the rear. Divided into a number of different areas, the combination of both formal and informal gardens is quite outstanding. The parkland provides an impressive view at the back of the house.
The following services are included in the rental:
All linens, utilities and firewood
Wi-fi internet access
The following services can be arranged for which there may be an additional cost:
No Stag or Hen groups
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (9), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The village of Flore (originally meaning 'flower') lies between Northampton and Daventry. The property is 7 miles from Northampton, and 67 miles from Central London. There is also a good train service from both Northampton and Milton Keynes to London Euston (from 49 and 35 minutes respectively).
Things To Do
Flore Retreat and Spa offering relaxation and spa treatments
Pheasant, partridge and duck shooting at nearby Estate, Easton Neston
Silverstone car racing
Bespoke wine tasting courses
Clay Pigeon Shooting at Honesberie Shooting School
Visits to Althorp, ancestral home to Earl Spencer
Shopping at Bicester Village
Visit Warwick Castle
The White Hart Flore
The Narrow Boat Weedon
Ye Olde Coaching Inn - Great Brington
The Saracens Head – Little Brington
The Fox and Hounds – Harlestone
The Cromwell Cottage - Kislingbury
Flore Retreat, Flore
Fawsley Hall, Fawsley
The Red Lion, East Haddon
The French Partridge, Horton
The Swan, Lamport