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Book Now: The Grange

Looking for a posh pad for a big celebration or a family reunion/staycation? This house has eight bedrooms, a games room, two lounges and its own cinema and you can book the entire thing.

If you want to be the host(ess) with the most(ess) you need a ready-made pad – something with a little  more space than your four bed detached house. Ta da…The Grange in Donisthorpe, Leicestershire could have exactly what you need.

The beautiful Georgian property has been lovingly restored and still retains many of its original features. Set in 1.5 acres of gorgeous greenery and mature gardens, it certainly will impress the minute you walk through the door. The rural idyll? You bet!

Let’s take a peek inside shall we?

For a staycation

Who needs to sleep in a luxury hotel when you’ve got your own master bedroom suite. It’s a stunning, spacious room – 100ft long to be exact with original exposed beams, a Victorian open fireplace and great views over the gardens. The en-suite bathroom even has a double Jacuzzi whirlpool bath. If you can tear yourself away, venture out to the the courtyard where you can take advantage of the summer house that comes with a 12-foot heated swim spa where you can soak up views of the courtyard accompanied with a glass of fizz of course.

If you’ve got the kids in tow, set them up in one of the bedrooms in the converted apple store. It can sleep six and has access from the spiral staircase in the formal living room. Here they can explore and run around to their hearts content in their own private space.

There are seven other bedrooms, some with Jacuzzis and some that can be set up as either twins or doubles. There’s a family room and cots and high chairs are also available.

Outside there’s a full-size grass tennis court (bring your rackets) or perfect your dribbles and dunks in the basketball courts, there’s also a trampoline and tree swing so your kids can have hours of fun, giving you more time to relax.

The property is within walking distance from the village pub and a few minutes’ drive from other local eateries. Once dinner is over, you and your tribe can retreat to the games or cinema room. With a full surround-sound system and a cinema screen set up, this space is perfect for movie night or watching your favourite box sets. Just bring the popcorn!

For entertaining

If it’s big weekend blowout you’re after and want to host a dinner party, the handmade, bespoke, open plan shaker kitchen was made for entertaining.

It comes with a central island and breakfast bar and an impressive banquet table that can fit a whopping 26 guests. It also comes with a steam and range cooker, a double butler sink, an induction hob and an American fridge but, if you’d prefer someone else to do the cooking and cleaning, you can organise your own private chef too – ahh the good times keep rolling!

For a more intimate soiree, there’s also a 10-seater antique table. Perfect for a new year’s s eve shindig – just saying!

After dinner, go for a late-night swim in the swim spa or let your hair down in one of the lounges – there’s two to choose from.

For a relaxing weekend break

Refresh yourself instead of your social media and take a mini break with your yoga pals. A day or two in the gorgeous countryside is possibly all you need. You can enjoy peaceful walks around the local area including the National Forest’s Woodland Park or stay closer to home and use the orchards and paddock spaces for your downward dog and sun salutation exercises and then sink into a deep meditation.

After savasana, head back indoors and finish off with a dip in the mini spa and feel totally rejuvenated.

Book The Grange via Big House Experience. Tel 01242 352 747 .

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