The Farmhouse
Ashboroughs Farmhouse is approximately 400 yards from Old Burcot Lane and is very tranquil being set in the middle of a 100 acre arable farm. Surrounding the house are fields of Wheat, Barley or Oil Seed Rape depending on the crop rotation. The access is up Old Burcot Lane from the A38 or the B4096 and the lane is quite narrow with passing places.

Ashborough’s Farmhouse is of ancient origin and is mentioned in the doomsday book, although at that time it was called Asseberga and was one of the tithes of the Manor of Bromsgrove.  You can look it up online at discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Immediately in front of the house are 3 lakes which were originally fish pools maintained by the monks of Stoke Abbey just south of Bromsgrove.  In the 1940’s the lakes were dammed and deepened to serve as irrigation reservoirs for the farm.    At this time it was decided to convert the farm from a mixed livestock, arable and fruit farm to a fruit farm only.  From the 1950’s to the 1980’s the farm grew Apples, Pears, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants and Gooseberries.  In the late 1980’s the farm was converted.  The farm still continues as a working arable farm and machinery can be seen on occasions cultivating and treating the crops.  In August and September a huge combine can be seen on the farm cutting the crops.

Ashborough’s Farmhouse as it is was built on the present site in 1950 and replaced an earlier house immediately adjacent.  The house was modernised and extended in 1982 and has been further modernised and extended in 2012.  It now provides en suite accommodation to the highest standard and is set in tranquil surroundings.  The nearest house to Ashborough’s Farmhouse is half a mile away and so it is truly individual.


House Facilities
We have tried to make the Ashborough’s as user friendly as possible and we certainly do not subscribe to the view that bed and breakfast guests should appear at 5 pm and depart by 10 am.  If you stay for more than one night, you are welcome to make use of the facilities of the house and to use the lounge for relaxing and to have a hot or cold drink around the kitchen table.

We have tried to make the rooms as stylish as possible and with every facility that you can need.

We have no objection to showers but we do also like baths and every bathroom has a full length bath in it.  The shower which is located above the bath is a genuine power shower and is pressurised by a pump in the house which gives a strong flow of water.  All bathrooms additionally contain a bidet together with a basin and a low lever toilet and high quality bathroom accessories.

All rooms feature safe and secure Room Safes.

All our beds have high quality mattresses, most are Sealy but one is Vi-spring and guarantees a very good night’s sleep.  The smallest double bed is a king size (Wheat) and the rest are super king sized which can also be converted into singles.

There is also a family suite (Cherry & Plum) above the garage, separate from the house which contains 2 double/twin bedrooms and a bathroom.

The larger bedroom is called Cherry (super king double) and contains a double bed which could be converted into twins and the smaller room is called Plum which contains twin beds which could, if necessary, be converted into a super king double.

Contact us for special family rates for both rooms.

Please note that children under the age of 10 are not accommodated in the main house or under the age of 6 in the family Suite.

In addition the rooms have a good size LED TV together with a DVD player, a CD radio alarm, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, a bowl of sweets and good quality carpets and curtains.

Outside the house you will find free parking and also an indoor swimming pool which you are welcome to use.  The swimming pool has its own changing room together with swimming pool towels so please do not take the house towels into the pool.

We would ask you to note that the swimming pool is unsupervised and you must take responsibility for your own safety whilst using the pool.

There are 3 lakes in front of the house and you may fish in them if you wish.  The fish in the pool are roach and carp and should be returned to the pool at the end of your session.

You are also welcome to walk around the farm although when there are crops in the fields, we would ask you to stick to the tarmac drive and if you walk to the top of the farm where the radio masts are, you can enjoy a very good view of the area.  Additionally, there are several public footpaths close to the house which give a nice evening walk of 2-3 miles.  We can advise you on these.

We are Dog Friendly (Kennel Provided Free Of Charge – No Dogs In The House)
There is a purpose built brick kennel at the house to accommodate dogs. If owners are willing to leave their dog in the Kennel provided please notify us of this in your reservation, just incase we have other guests who are also bringing their dog on that particular night. We do ask that your dog does not create too much noise as to unsettle our other guests at the time of your stay.

Terms and Conditions - House Rules

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