The Bellflower

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Sleeps: 20 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 4


Manor Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

Originally built in 1690, The Bellflower is an elegantly renovated Georgian property with lovingly restored original features, inviting guests to relax in sumptuous surroundings without sacrificing any of the benefits of modern technology and contemporary comforts! With 1.5 acres of mature gardens to enjoy (including a large terrace and a full size grass tennis court) there are also four acres of paddock, stables and orchards if you feel like horse riding (or maybe trying your hand at scrumping).

The house sleeps up to twenty people with eight bedrooms and a further two dressing rooms available to be converted to sleep an additional four guests on request. The Bellflower also boasts a 12-foot swim spa and hot tub, a games room with pool table, a cinema with a 3-metre wide screen, 100-foot master suite with an exquisite bathroom, and two of the remaining seven bedrooms also boast spa baths, plus four spacious reception rooms. There's plenty of room and amenities for everyone to enjoy exactly the kind of holiday they're looking for, whether that's a wellness break, something a bit more active to just pure relaxation from morning to night! 

Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What’s included?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • No swimming pool, but there is a very large hot tub
  • It's quite far out in the country
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the property

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ Tennis Court Games Room Home Cinema DVD Heating Conference Facilities

The Bellflower offers two spacious entrance halls to meet and greet guests, and two lovely and welcoming sitting rooms with beautiful views over the courtyard and the gardens. A large, 10-seater antique table in the dining room provides ample space for a more formal eating experience.

The kitchen (along with an adjoining orangery) form the heart of this home, offering both a breakfast bar and full dining area. In the handmade, bespoke solid timber kitchen is a central island, Star Galaxy granite work-surfaces, range cooker with induction hob, full size American fridge freezer, two integral dishwashers, double butler sink, instant hot water tap, integral steam cooker and warming drawer, solid oak floors, Victorian leaded light windows, multi-fuel stove, TV and internet point. It's perfect for cooking yourself and friends a fantastic meal or all other kinds of entertaining!

The handmade solid timber Orangery is fully double glazed, south facing, and creates an amazing room that can be used all year round, offering wonderful views of the terrace and gardens. Two sets of French doors lead to the terrace and gardens. In summer, fling the doors wide open and enjoy the whole space as it was meant to be enjoyed!

First Floor:

Master bedroom suite: This hugely impressive 100-foot long room has two dressing rooms and an en-suite bathroom. One of the dressing rooms can also be used as a further bedroom (thanks to the double sofa bed) or nursery for younger visitors. This beautiful room features original exposed beams, a Victorian open fireplace and dual aspect views over the garden and courtyard through Victorian leaded light windows. The en-suite has been carefully designed for two, including a double Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a walk in double power shower, double sink and vanity unit, WC and airing cupboard. Ceramic tiled floor and Victorian leaded light windows give a great view overlooking the courtyard. This is basically the room that everybody's going to be fighting over!

- Kids bedroom: Once the apple store, this room is perfect for the kids. It sleeps six and has access from the spiral staircase in the formal living room.

- Three further large bedrooms, two with Victorian fireplaces. These rooms can be one super-king or two singles.

- There are two further bathrooms on the first floor, including an oversized Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a walk-in double power shower (which can also be used as a steam cabin with foot massager), double sink with fully fitted units and granite surfaces, WC and airing cupboard. Ceramic tiled floor, original Victorian fireplace and leaded light windows overlook the courtyard.

Second Floor:

- Two bedrooms that can be used as doubles, or for two people sharing as singles

- Luxury shower room 

- Large landing with a double sofa bed for additional sleeping if necessary

Interior Amenities:

- Games room with a full-size pool table
- Two cloakrooms with a WC
- Snug: the oldest part of the house, dating back to 1690. Original exposed beams, travertine floor and Victorian windows - the ideal place if you've got a glass of wine and a good book to read.
- Then there's the cinema! A full home theatre with eight reclining seats and a 9.1 surround sound speaker system. A range of Blu-rays are available, or you can of course bring your own!


- Approximately 1.5 acres of formal gardens including a full-size grass tennis court
- Garden summer house with 12-foot heated swim spa
- Approximately 3.8 acres of paddocks and fruit orchard
- Spectacular country views
- Outside BBQ and dining area
- Three garden tables and benches
- Reclining garden chairs
- Large trampoline
- Basketball net
- Tennis
- Croquet
- Tree swing


About the surrounding area of The Bellflower
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The Bellflower is set in a quiet and private village location. The old market town of Ashby de la Zouch is 5 minutes away and provides a great selection of shopping, sports and entertainment facilities.

The cities of Birmingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Derby and Nottingham are all less than 30 minutes away. The village is very well placed for connections to the M42, M1, M6 and M40 motorway networks, and East Midlands Airport and Birmingham Airport/International railway station are both about 20 minutes away. There are three trains per hour direct from Birmingham International to London Euston, a journey which only takes 70 minutes and makes a day trip into London an exciting and easy prospect!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Birmingham

(15 km )

Nearest Village it is in a village

(5 km )

Nearest Town/City Ashby or Birmingham 10 min/25 min

(16-20 km )

Nearest Restaurant Halfway House 2 doors away

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Bar/Pub Halfway House 2 doors away

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Golf 10 min

(9 km )


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
Good news! For a little extra, This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

A live-in housekeeper and local catering firms can be arranged to clean and cook at additional cost.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

- There must be no external noise between 11.00 pm and 9.00 am. There is a £250 deduction from the damage deposit for every noise complaint received.

- For up-to-date midweek-stay prices please contact our concierge team who will be happy to help!

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 4.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes
Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? No
Security deposit £1000 payable to the owner prior to arrival

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 £5,585 £6,118 £6,650 £7,182 £8,380
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 18th 2023 £4,295 £4,725 £5,155 £5,585 £6,768
Dec 18th 2023 - Dec 25th 2023 - - - - £8,918
Dec 25th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - - £8,918
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £4,295 £4,725 £5,155 £5,585 £6,768
Mar 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £5,585 £6,118 £6,650 £7,182 £8,380
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £6,015 £6,582 £7,148 £7,715 £8,918
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £5,585 £6,118 £6,650 £7,182 £8,380
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £4,295 £4,725 £5,155 £5,585 £6,768
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - £8,918
Dec 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - - £8,918

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 €6,050 €6,627 €7,204 €7,780 €9,078
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 18th 2023 €4,653 €5,118 €5,584 €6,050 €7,331
Dec 18th 2023 - Dec 25th 2023 - - - - €9,660
Dec 25th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - - €9,660
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €4,653 €5,118 €5,584 €6,050 €7,331
Mar 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €6,050 €6,627 €7,204 €7,780 €9,078
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €6,516 €7,130 €7,743 €8,357 €9,660
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €6,050 €6,627 €7,204 €7,780 €9,078
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €4,653 €5,118 €5,584 €6,050 €7,331
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - €9,660
Dec 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - - €9,660

Prices based on an occupancy of 20 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Nov 3rd 2023 $6,335 $6,939 $7,543 $8,147 $9,506
Nov 3rd 2023 - Dec 18th 2023 $4,872 $5,360 $5,847 $6,335 $7,676
Dec 18th 2023 - Dec 25th 2023 - - - - $10,115
Dec 25th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 - - - - $10,115
Jan 5th 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $4,872 $5,360 $5,847 $6,335 $7,676
Mar 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $6,335 $6,939 $7,543 $8,147 $9,506
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $6,823 $7,466 $8,108 $8,751 $10,115
Aug 30th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $6,335 $6,939 $7,543 $8,147 $9,506
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $4,872 $5,360 $5,847 $6,335 $7,676
Dec 16th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 - - - - $10,115
Dec 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 - - - - $10,115

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?

11 years 

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

It is entirely unique

Are there any interesting stories in its history?

The house started as a coaching inn back in 1690, it was extended in both the Georgian and then the Victorian periods, becoming a farm estate until I took it over in 2008 and turned it into a luxurious estate house.

Do you have a favourite room in the property?

The Orangery and Kitchen form the heart of the home and are a wonderful bright space to relax and entertain

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?  Conkers

Really see? Twycross zoo and Drayton manor are all within 15 minutes of the house and all great fun.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

The house is so easy to get to from any part of the country, being just 2 miles from the midlands motorway network, and yet the house is in a quiet village location, away from all the hustle and bustle.



  • Lovely

    on 08/09/2020

    Lovely house, very well equipped. Lots of activities available to keep everyone happy. Excellent cinema room and the hot tub proved very popular. A good time was had by all.

  • We had a terrific stay here.

    on 07/11/2018

    Amazing spacious house just as it looks in the pictures. A beautiful house with gorgeous gardens and a massive hot tub. It had exactly what we needed for a big group away trip. It was a very easy stay, very smooth and I would highly recommend to everyone.

  • We had a fantastic time

    on 18/07/2018

    It’s a great party house and everything was perfect. Housekeeping are a real asset and very accommodating; they made our stay really easy and relaxed. Highly recommended

  • Great House!

    on 28/03/2018

    Fantastic house, 23 of use stayed and it was still quite roomy! Great gardens, brilliant location and the kitchen area of the house is perfect for socialising with everyone from our group!

  • A wonderful stay

    on 14/12/2017

    Great space used for our team Christmas retreat. Loads of space to work together and individual spaces to breakout into. Perfect amenities in the house. It was great to be able to all come together for dinner and chat around the big sofas.

  • Fabulous House

    on 14/02/2017

    We absolutely loved The Bellflower and had the perfect stay. The house is huge so plenty of room for everyone, very clean and the amenities are fabulous, Would definitely recommend.

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