Sherbourne Park, Warwickshire, England, UK
Accommodation Sleeps 14
7 double bedrooms
Swimming pool and tennis court
Close to Stratford and Warwick
Built in the mid 18th century, Sherbourne Park is a Grade II listed house, sitting in ancient parkland on the banks of the River Avon.
Samuel Ryland bought the estate in 1830 and the family are still living there. A Miss Louisa Ann Ryland commissioned the adjacent Victorian Gothic Church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1862 with marble columns and carved capitals by Farmer of London, stained glass windows by Clayton and Bell and a table tomb designed by Augustus Pugin.
The church sits just behind the house, which is also surrounded by formal gardens and extensive lawns. There is a heated swimming pool, tennis court and a number of estate cottages to the rear of the house.
Sherbourne Park has a very informal feel and is decorated in a cosy country house style with a pretty dining room, large formal drawing room and more informal sitting room and large entrance hall, filled with family portraits.
The bedrooms are attractive and have refurbished bathrooms. There is a separate TV room on the top floor. This is a lovely home for a family vacation, where guests can mix country house living with lots of fun sightseeing in the area. This is a house well used to entertaining and you sense it as you enter the front door.
Just off the M40 and within close proximity of historic Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, Sherbourne Park provides a great base for exploring the Cotswolds and central counties of England.
Local attractions include:- Warwick Castle, huge medieval stronghold built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Shakespeare's Stratford, 16th century market town and home of the Royal Shakespeare company, Kenilworth Castle, Elizabethan home built by Lord Dudley to impress Elizabeth I, Hidcote, English fantasy garden, the Cotswolds, a stunning array of scenic villages and old towns, the Heritage motor museum at Gaydon, Stratford and Warwick Racecourses and Compton Verney, a fascinating mix of world art.