Beautiful historic holiday house in Cranborne Chase sleeping 17 for special occasions and weekends with friends and family
Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. King John's House, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, sleeps 2 - 17 in 9 bedrooms.
King John's House sleeps 11
Butler's sleeps 4
Pavilion sleeps 2
Available as a whole sleeping 17
King John's House is located on the Rushmore Estate, part of the Cranborne Chase, an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and traditionally a Royal hunting ground. A special venue for a celebration, be it a milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or large family reunion.
The medieval entrance hall, originally built in 1240, features a huge fireplace, flagstone floor and stone mullioned windows and dining table for 18. The oak panelled snug sitting room, added during the Tudor era, has an original fireplace together with a door leading out to the terrace.
The kitchen is large and well-equipped with breakfast table and leads to a utility area and walk in larder. The TV room/study has a desk and comfy soft seating with flat screen, wall-mounted TV and DVD. The inner hall leads to a shower room/wc and connecting door to the Butler's House, with 2 more double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a sitting room.
A sweeping oak staircase leads to the elegant first floor drawing room, overlooking the garden and with a large open fireplace. At the far end are 2 double bedrooms, both with half-tester canopies and en suite shower room/WC. On this floor is a further twin with Tudor panelling and decorative brick fireplace, with separate bathroom. Also the Master king-size bedroom, dressing area and luxurious, contemporary shower room/WC. On the landing, a handy cupboard contains a small ‘bar’ with sink. A further staircase leads to the 2nd floor with a single bedroom, further large double attic room and bathroom.
Outside, the house is surrounded by extensive private gardens and includes a further bedroom in the Japanese pavilion, offering a superking size bed, sauna, shower, WC. The pavilion terrace is the perfect romantic escape, surrounded by restful water gardens.
The grounds are a seamless blend of formal and natural landscaping, featuring a croquet lawn and long ascending canal with fountain, leading the eye to a distant folly.
Nearby are The Larmer Tree, a Victorian pleasure garden, and Rushmore Golf Club, both attractions part of the Rushmore Estate.