Temple of Diana
The conservation project has been a true work of love. The temple is actually one of the most important garden buildings in Britain and is Grade I listed. Guests can book the Temple of Diana from July 2015.
Interestingly, the layout of the Temple is set over three floors reached by two stone spiral staircases that wind throughout the inside of the building. There is an attractive orangery to the front, once used for the cultivation of exotic plants. Guests will adore the views which overlook the Capability Brown landscaped parkland. This tranquil setting is simply beautiful and makes for perfect relaxing and dining.
Other features include a circular tea room adorned with original and very rare paintings by Swiss artist Gian Battista, depicting the life of Diana, Goddess of Hunting, an octagonal music room and underground dairies converted into a modern kitchen, with original vaulted ceiling.
Items from Weston Park’s collection of arts and antiques have been carefully curated to feature throughout, including a George III mahogany card and tea table, a pair of early 19th century regency painted bedroom chairs, a William and Mary side table and drawers and a 1780 Dutch country arm chair.
Today guests can enjoy walks in the peaceful Temple Wood pleasure ground in which the property sits, with its series of romantic pools and intriguing follies to discover, and visit the 17th century grand house with its world-class art collection.
The Temple of Diana is available for mid-week or weekend breaks throughout the year from July 2015.
This unique accommodation is suitable for six people across three double bedrooms (which can be made up as twins) on a self-catering basis. Prices start from £1,000 for a 3-nights stay. Bookings can be made by visiting www.ruralretreats.co.uk
The Temple of Diana is sure to provide a unique accommodation experience. It is advisable to book early.
For more information about Weston Park, visit www.weston-park.co.uk