Dine in style and dance till dawn

Live like a Lord in baronial, four-postered beauty. Ladyham Hall sits like a dreamscape from another century, all endless lawns, ancient oaks, drawing-room dignity and only 48 minutes from London. Get together and party in the nightclub room, sashay down the stairs, fire up the iPod dock, dine in style and dance till dawn.

No ordinary escape

Deep in lovely Northamptonshire, possibly the best-kept secret of this sceptered isle, sits Ladyham Hall. Live like a Lord in drawing-roomed, four-postered, baronial beauty. When you tire of the house, explore the endless lawns, walk the parklands, or ripple the lake water with the rowing-boat oars.

From your car wheels crunching on the gravel, to the enormous frontage, to the ancient oaks and the five-oven Aga, this is the place to evade the everyday.

Run off the excesses on the tennis court, fire goals in to the footie nets or shoot hoops in the basketball net. Clear the cobwebs on the trampoline. Hit the games garage for table tennis, air hockey or darts.

Sashay down the grand staircase past fluted balustrades, dance till dawn in the nightclub room , laze around in the library with flatscreen Sky TV and DVD, board games, squishy sofas, and chess boards. Light the logs in the lounge. Spark up the soundtrack to your stay on the Bose iPod dock. This is no ordinary escape.

Gardens and grounds

It’s easy to live inside-out at Ladyham Hall when the parklands stretch away as far as the eye can see in a vista of pure Englishness. The lawns cry out for a marquee, the woodlands beg to be walked, the lake is asking to be rowed, and the boat is waiting.

Pack up a picnic and take a lemonade on the lawns. Wander the endless acres and make discovery after discovery. Loll about in the hot tub, available at an additional charge. Fire a Wembley winner into the football nets, shoot a hoop or two or take to the tennis court. For youngsters, hours will disappear on the trampoline.

You don’t even need to leave the garden to eat. Fire up the barbie for an outdoor feast, pile the prawns, clams and chorizo into the paella maker, and warm your hands and hearts around the firepit.

Competitive dads will love the games garage complete with table tennis, table football, darts and air hockey. For a more leisurely time, your boat sits ready on the shores of the lake, awaiting the splash of the oars that breaks the rural hush.

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Living spaces

Live to the manor born in the vast echo of Ladyham’s living spaces. Eat like kings and queens in the dining room, then dance till dawn. Looking to chill? Curl up with a book in the drawing room on squishy sofas in front of a roaring fire.

Get the party started in the nightclub room. Once you’ve wined and dined, it’s time to bop until you drop. Complete with bar, blackout blinds, dance floor and sonos sound system, you’re free to let loose and party the night away. The cushioned banquette is ready and waiting after you’ve kicked off your dancing shoes.

Alternatively, get cosy with hundreds of books in the library. Fire up the flatscreen Sky TV for a movie night, break out the board games or Playstation 4, set up a chess championship or just warm body and soul with a window-seat coffee and a gaze out over the grounds. The serenity will stay with you.

Ladyham is a place where inside becomes out and out becomes in, in the blink of an eye and the passing of a raincloud. The halfway house is the conservatory, a serene mix of stone flags, candles, rattan chairs and tasteful greenery. Relax, grab a snack, rustle up a good read. No one’s hurrying you here.

Cooking and Dining

Eating with family and friends, buttering fresh bread and sipping good wine while sharing warm conversation, is becoming a lost pleasure. But you can revive it at Ladyham Hall around the huge dining table for 20 in the main hall.

If you’re a bit of a Heston on the side, you can make the kitchen/diner your own giant lab, with space enough to work in teams. Spoil yourself and create mouthwatering masterpieces around the six-ring gas hob and five-oven AGA. When belts have been loosened, sip coffee from the Gaggia over sounds from the Bose ipod dock.

Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your holiday or weekend even more memorable. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.

Prefer to cook al fresco? Fire up the gas barbecue for sizzling steaks or burgers on brioche, or add a little olé with the outdoor paella maker. Keep toasty around the firepit.

Eating out? Try salmon on slate or a deli platter at the renowned Beckworth Emporium. Alternatively, go gastro in The Swan at Lamport, or pop down to The White Horse at Old for a pie and a pint.


After your party palace has fed, watered and entertained, it needs to deliver on the accommodation front, too. With nine bedrooms sleeping 18, Ladyham Hall won’t let you down.

With the only sounds coming from the bats and the rustle of the wind in the leaves, you’ll sleep deeply, burrowing down between rich cotton sheets and warm duvets.

Tasteful period furnishings, homely rugs and vast opulent en-suites with clawfoot, freestanding baths are the order of the day here. Squabble over the four-posters, hop over the animal-skin rug and snooze like you mean it.

Midweek Variety

Special Occasions – Just married? Need the perfect place to get together with the extended family? Or maybe you want a big birthday bash to remember? Ladyham Hall can host up to 18 as the ideal intimate midweek setting for any special occasion. Make it yours for a morning, afternoon, evening, full day or longer.

Corporate Stays – With 11 acres of gardens and parkland to play with, as well as a variety of outdoor games and facilities, Ladyham Hall is where to come for the best team building activities and business overnights. Hire the property in the midweek for as long as you need it.

Filming and Photography – Ideal for filming, Ladyham Hall is a natural on screen. Having already hosted the very popular Made in Chelsea, the property is becoming a sought-after location for film and television companies, as well as professional photographers looking for a truly unique backdrop.

What people say

What people say

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"Hi Clive, We had a great time at the weekend which was in part due to your amazing house. The sun came out on Sunday and it was glorious. I'm not aware of any issues (other than having to leave). I'm looking for another occasion as excuse to book again! Thanks and regards" - Murray
"I should like to say that we all had a marvellous time at Ladyham Hall for my 80th birthday celebrations; it was the perfect place for such an occasion. Everything came up to our expectations and I would like to thank you for having everything there for us to use. Daphne our caterer produced a very nice meal enjoyed by all." - Shirley
"Dear Pamela, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for letting us use your beautiful home to celebrate my 50th birthday. Everyone had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. We used Terry Fricker for Clay pigeon shooting and Sara Hollowell for catering on the Sunday. Both were excellent and I can thoroughly recommend them for future guests. Thank you once again." - Rachel
"Dear Pamela & Clive, Thank you for allowing us to spend the weekend in your fabulous home. We had a great time and our little sister had a hen party that reflects how much we love her and it will be remembered by all. We tried our very best to ensure that we left your home exactly how we found it, however we couldn't remember where everything lived so I hope it's not too disrupted." - Johanna & Orla
"The family all enjoyed our all too short a stay at Mears-Ashby. Very many thanks." - Ken
"Hi Clive, We had a great weekend. Thanks so much for being so understanding and helpful. Everyone absolutely loved the Hall. Thanks again." - Imran
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ladyham is a beautifully kept property." - Jake & Rachel
"Thank you Clive, we had a wonderful time." - David & Sandra
“Just want to say thank you for our holiday at this stunning house. A lot of long enjoyable nights were spent around the paella pan making dinner – we’re definitely going to get one for ourselves! The interiors were gorgeous, the land was vast, and plenty of things to do in the area. We never wanted to leave! Already planning on coming back again next year.” - Samantha
"I just wanted to say thank you for allowing us to stay in and use your beautiful home. We had an amazing time and the team building was brilliant. Have a great Christmas and New Year.” - Corina
"This is an extremely belated thank you for letting us stay in your truly delightful home in October. Aside from being gorgeous the food was also superb and I must make a special mention for the lovely Mr Fricker with the clay pigeon shooting.The weather was great and the house superb for our group. We couldn't have gone anywhere better. Thanks again it was a very special family reunion for us and a special weekend." - Shush
"Thank you. It was a privilege to have been able to enjoy what must have taken you many years to achieve - a great house and grounds." - Dan
"Hello Clive, I hope all is well at Ladyham Hall. We really did have a great weekend; you have a very special house." - Graham
"Dear Clive & Pam, Wow, what an absolutely fabulous home you have! Thank you for the most memorable 40th of all time." - Mary-Anne
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Superbikes and Spitfires

Take breakfast at Beckworth Emporium, shoot clay in the grounds or pheasants next door. See the Superbikes at Silverstone and Spitfires at Sywell. For kids, there’s creepy-crawly fun at Bugtopia, surfing and climbing at Bodyflight, and swinging and gliding at Jungle Parc.