The Renaissance Rooms

Ashton, Cambridgeshire
+44 (0)1832 272264

A regal house for special occasions on the Ashton Wold Estate, with woodland to explore and an excellent pub a short stroll away


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

You’ll feel a sense of history among the grandeur and opulence in your own private wing of the late Dame Miriam Rothschild’s home, one of seven grand holiday lets on this vast estate. The house is furnished with  original works of art– the majority of which are for sale.

Find a breakfast hamper for your first morning with local bacon, sausages and farm eggs; help yourself to fruit from the trees in season. What was once the ballroom is now a grand dining and sitting room, with original wood panelling and views of the extensive grounds – cook for yourselves or hire caterers, or walk one and a half miles to a very good pub, The Chequered Skipper, on Ashton village green.

There’s plenty to do nearby – walking or cycling through the woodlands on the estate, canoeing or kayaking on the River Nene, visiting stately homes such as Elton Hall and Lyveden New Bield or the historic market town of Fotheringhay.

The Renaissance Rooms - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Strolling the beautiful, peaceful, enormous grounds
  • The artwork in the house
  • Using the magnificent sitting and dining area
The Renaissance Rooms - Gallery

You should know

  • The dining room is at the other end of the house from the kitchen
  • It’s not ideal for very young children


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Pub 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £285
Weekly price
from £1990
1 House for 8
From £2855 beds4 bedrooms


Those with a yearning to live like a member of the nobility for a short while will adore The Renaissance Rooms. One wing of Lady Rothschild's former home on the Ashton Estate is all yours - including beautiful grounds, a Shepherd's hut and woodland surrounding the property. Inside, the rooms are stunning; the original ballroom now a fabulous sitting and dining room, has beautiful antique furniture and wonderful artwork and sculptures adorning every surface. Bedrooms are huge and comfortable.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Still owned by the Rothschild family, Ashton Wold Estate is one of the few remaining Victorian/Edwardian era working farms in the country and has acres of ecologically important woodland – ask about farm tours, butterfly walks, tree walks with an expert, yoga lessons and cookery workshops.

Local points of interest from Carol Maibaum

  • Oundle (4 Miles), surrounded on three sides by the River Nene, is a beautiful stone built market town. The town centre has many stone houses over 300 years old, divided by narrow alleys and courtyards.
  • The Chequered Skipper in Ashton Village is a picturesque thatched country pub. About 3 Mile walk. Perfect venue for a family or corporate function or simply a relaxing drink. Outside catering also available.
  • Tap & Kitchen is a waterside restaurant and bar at Oundle Wharf. Great atmosphere . Ingredients sourced locally. Bar showcases beer from their sister and neighbour Nene Valley Brewery.
  • With a variety of habitats including wildflower meadows, woodlands and wetlands, the Nene Valley is one of the most important inland areas for wildlife in England. Great way to explore. Hire a canoe in Oundle!
  • Rutland Water. An internationally famous nature reserve. Ideal family day out - cycling, wildlife and adventure.
  • Stamford is idyllic enough to have formed the backdrop for television costume dramas such as Middlemarch and Pride & Prejudice. Independant traders create the perfect shopping experience.


Carol Maibaum

You'll meet friendly and welcoming Carol, who manages the properties and lives on the estate with her husband and daughter. She previously worked in the restaurant trade in South Africa (where she is from) and in the hotel trade in Switzerland.