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Lionscombe House Heart of England

Georgian good looks with a contemporary surprise

The Georgians knew how to choose the perfect location; Lionscombe House feels as natural in its hillside setting as the organic working sheep farm estate around it. And with the addition of an ultra-modern, RIBA award-winning, glass garden room, the natural world feels closer than ever.

Reaching out into the stunning arboretum garden, the garden room is where you will probably spend most of your time. This light-filled space rises to every occasion, helped by its fabulous cocktail bar. It’s ideal for summer parties, blurring the boundaries between inside and out, and just as fitting for winter gatherings, with its cosy fireplace and comfy seating.

And behind you, there’s still a big beautiful Georgian house, where original features are celebrated and minimalist elegance is punctuated by contemporary artworks and quirky flourishes. Pot some balls on the billiards table before sinking into sofas in one of the two sitting rooms (one has an open fire). Meanwhile, the modern breakfast kitchen covers your every catering eventuality and upstairs seven bedrooms, sleeping 14 guests, echo the reception rooms in their understated charm. One room is ensuite, and there are two family bathrooms.

In the garden, splash about in the heated pool and relax in the steam room. Play table tennis on the terrace or explore the 36-acre estate, wandering through woodland and meadows before sitting by the lake with a book. You might even meet the resident wallabies in the arboretum garden.

Just two hours from London and well-placed for the Cheltenham Races, Bath Spa and the Cotswolds, Lionscombe House is hard to beat for a country break or as a venue for a special celebration or corporate event.

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What we think

We love the blend of period elegance and modern originality in this beautiful Georgian house. The contemporary glass garden room is the house’s trump card (the perfect venue for gatherings), and where else can you watch wallabies roam while you take a dip in the outdoor pool?!

Rebecca, Big House Experience

What to Expect

Lionscombe House Garden Room At Dusk

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Lionscombe House just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Welcome hamper
  • Luxury bed linen, bath towels and pool towels
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Well-equipped kitchen including Aga, electric oven, gas hobs, fridge freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Dining table that seats 12 guests
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • iPod docking station and Bluetooth speakers
  • Contemporary glass garden room with bar, TV with Freeview channels, Sony Smart box (for streaming services), and DVD player with selection of DVDs
  • Pool table
  • Games console
  • Open fires in the second sitting room and garden room (logs provided)
  • Two acres of arboretum garden with resident wallabies
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool (approx. 10.5m x 7m), available April – September
  • Steam room (in the pool house)
  • Outdoor table tennis table
  • Croquet lawn
  • Gas BBQ (gas provided)


Nestled in the rolling hills and valleys of the South Cotswolds, just a five-minute drive from the bohemian town of Stroud.

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