‘Innovative approach’ brings ultrafast broadband to Bolesworth Estate

‘Innovative approach’ brings ultrafast broadband to Bolesworth Estate

A country estate in Cheshire now has access to ultrafast broadband after being “overlooked by providers for years”.

Bolesworth Estate, which contains a number of residential and business properties as well as Bolesworth Castle, had suffered for years with a lack of broadband infrastructure.

But an innovative wireless network is now in place, built and part-funded by Cheshire-based ITS Technology… (View original article)

Now EVEN Plymouth has a five star hotel | Torquay Herald Express

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BORINDGON Hall in Plymouth has become Devon’s second five star hotel.

The 16th Century country manor hotel, in Plympton, has been awarded the top-rung status by motoring organisation the AA. The privately-owned hotel, was already the highest rated establishment in Plymouth.

The only other five-star hotel in Devon is Bovey Castle, in Moretonhampstead.

It means that Plymouth has a five star hotel and Torbay does not.

The Imperial Hotel i… (View original article)

Established but not afraid to shake things up

Newcastle-based Cairn Group, which started life as a single property venture sixty years ago, has grown to become one of the UK’s leading hotel and bar operators – yet remains a family firm at that.

So far 2016 has proved particularly productive for the company to say the least and the months ahead still hold huge potential as it is poised to make the biggest move in its history, before the year is out.

January opened with the purchase of 1690-built country house hotel Stok… (View original article)

Hinchingbrooke House adds a dash of Lime – Conference News

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Hinchingbrooke House has become the latest addition to the venue caterer Lime Venue Portfolio.

The Cambridgeshire country house venue becomes the 87th member of the portfolio.

Originally a Tudor country house, Hinchingbrooke was built around an early 13th Century nunnery. The venue is open for conferences and small meetings and offers manicured gardens and grand buildings all popular with the wedding market.

“We’re seeing more and more enquiries com… (View original article)

Tourists can now stay at Britain’s most magnificent stately homes for over £500k | Daily Mail Online

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With their palatial rooms, astonishing art collections and breathtaking views, they are dream destinations for tourists visiting Britain.

And now visitors can spend a week as a private guest of the aristocratic owners of three of the nation’s most magnificent stately homes – if they can pay the eye-watering bill of more than £500,000.

The opportunity to sample life as a member of the … (View original article)

Luxury hotel operator acquired out of admin | Insider Media Ltd

The future of a luxury Oxfordshire hotel and its workforce has been secured following the sale of its operational business out of administration.

Simon and Daniel Plant of insolvency firm SFP were appointed joint administrators over Oxon Investments Ltd, which operates The Manor Weston Country House Hotel in Weston-on-the-Green, on 14 October 2016.

In early 2015, Oxon Investments conducted a review of its financial position and the directors subsequently implemented “stra… (View original article)

And finally… Mackintosh’s iconic ‘House For An Art Lover’ – your own private B&B? – Scottish Construction Now!

Glasgow’s iconic Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed ‘House for an Art Lover’ is transforming from one of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions into a B&B for an exclusive overnight experience for two – for the first time in the building’s 20-year history.

Available for £20 on the 10th November via Airbnb, two lucky art and architecture aficionados will have the opportunity to stay overnight in the heart of Glasgow’s magnificent Bellahouston Park – being handed the keys … (View original article)

Stunning modern home on banks of Avon river with views of 19th century castle | Daily Mail Online

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A stunning modern home on the banks of the River Avon that boasts views of a 19th Century castle has gone on the market for £3million.

The three-bedroom property sits on a bend of the River Avon in Ringwood, Hampshire, with the spectacular Avon Castle as a backdrop. 

A charming waterway is directly accessible from the house via a pontoon and home owners have coarse and game fishing ri… (View original article)

Hallowe’en 2016: Britain’s most haunted stately homes

Fancy living in one of these enormous country piles? You might not be the only one to be stalking the corridors at night. Grey ladies, headless hounds and a spectral drum are said to haunt these stately homes. Read on… if you dare.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
Leave a castle for 1,000 years and the chances are it’ll pick up a ghost or two. Northumberland’s Alnwick Castle has a cracker: a hunchback vampire-cum-zombie, rising nightly from a human grave, first documented by 12th-c… (View original article)

Public tours of the Great House – News – Ipswich Chronicle – Ipswich, MA

WHAT: Public tours of the Great House WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 12-27 WHERE: Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich COST: $5, members, “Guest of the Cranes”; $15, nonmembers, “Guest of the Cranes”; $10, members, “A Cupola with a View”; $20, nonmembers, “A Cupola with a View” ABOUT THE EVENT: For the first time, tours of the Great House at Castle Hill will be offered in November. The popular, first-person tour, “Guest of the Cranes,” is off… (View original article)