Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TRING, England - Jul 05, 2016 - A survey conducted by XE Website Solutions’ self-catered accommodation site, CountryCottagesOnline.net, has revealed that a fascinating and rich history lies within some of its advertised properties. The survey aims to highlight the website’s diverse accommodation offering and their objective of helping holidaymakers find “good quality accommodation of all types and sizes, ranging from small cottages … to mansions.”
The Spa House (Austen House) – Badminton, Gloucestershire
Created for then Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, the Spa House is part of a 30-acre stretch of land that collectively makes up ‘The Manor House at Petty France.’ As the Napoleonic Wars raged on, this stunning property was used as a country home for the head of government. Poet Laureate William Wordsworth – famous for his romantic Lyrical Ballads (1798) – would also later take the property as his own. Esteemed guests continue to visit the property, with celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Reeve and Emma Thompson all enjoying a stay at the luxury house.
Sheplegh Court – Dartmouth, Devon
The fact that this property boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool is not its only claim to fame! The property was the war-time headquarters of General Eisenhower. Here the General, along with distinguished statesmen, planned the D-day landings at Slapton Sands. The Court also acted as the venue of a well-known meeting between General Eisenhower, Field Marshall Montgomery, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle.
Burnfoot Holiday Cottages – Rothbury, Northumberland
This collection of cottages lies on the prestigious National Trust Cragside Estate and is situated near the Northumberland National Park. They have the illustrious distinction of being a part of the world’s first hydroelectric farm. Originally built by Lord Armstrong, the stone farm was converted into a collection of luxury cottages and is surrounded by one of the largest gardens in Europe.
The Coach House – Earlswood, Warwickshire
This fascinating property is part of Forshaw Park Farm of Forshaw Heath. This award-winning, listed property contains many original timbers which are said to be from the ship wrecks of the defeated Spanish Armada Fleet!
For the chance to stay in a property steeped with history, visit the countrycottagesonline.net ‘Historical Buildings’ page: http://www.countrycottagesonline.net/project/search/histo…
CountryCottagesOnline.net is a family-run website that aims to provide holidaymakers with a range of luxury self-catered accommodation choices (as well as last minute deals and special offers). Along with Country Cottages Online (.com) and Cottage Gems (.com), the site makes up part of the XE Website Solutions Ltd group, which has over 15 years of experience in the sector.
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