Ingestre Lodges occupy one range of the quadrangle which forms the New Stables, built by the 20th Earl of Shrewsbury in 1886. Most of the rest of this listed building is occupied by Ingestre Riding School, giving visitors easy access to equestrian activities on their doorstep. As this is a charming working stables you will often see horses and ponies walking around the courtyard and grazing in the surrounding fields.
We know our friend Kathryn (Marsho) would choose this as her number one choice to stay in the UK (she lives in Australia now) as she loves horses and we feel sure staying in converted stables and having the horses from the riding school wandering around the courtyard would be her idea of heaven. There are 50 horses stabled so that increses the liklihood of seeing them! I think she would be riding with the girls whilst Gary tried a bit of clay pigeon shooting or Golf.
The lodges are styled by an Oscar-winning production designer, fabulous converted lodges combine contemporary open plan living with striking original features. Hexagonal tiles, oak panels and brick floors, with leather sofas adding a welcome touch of modern luxury. Eclectically styled some furniture has been salvaged from famous film sets. How about the brass bedstead from ‘Women in Love’, whilst retired props from ‘Sense and Sensibility’ and ‘Howards End’ are found here too.
The 3 properties that make up Ingestre Lodges can be hired individually or together for small to large groups from 2 to 18 people.
The grade II listed Jacobean style lodges are located in the grounds of Staffordshire’s first conservation area – Ingestre Village.