Tuesday 5th of January 2016
1. Aston Hall
Aston Hall is located less than a five mile drive from our Easirent pick up point at Birmingham International Airport, so it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. This grand Jacobean historic house is full of artefacts such as period furniture, paintings, textiles and silver, all of which you can find dotted around the house. The house was built between 1618 and 1635 and was once the residence of the son of James Watt after who the watt unit of power takes its name. The entry price for Aston Hall is only £4 per person.
2. Packwood House
Located 12 miles from our Easirent branch at Birmingham International Airport, Packwood House is a 16th century manor house with beautiful 1920s interiors designed by Graham Baron Ash. Explore the exquisite house, complete with its 17th century furniture, French tapestries and paintings. Imagine what it was like to live like royalty in the grand bedrooms which are all oak panelled, with four poster beds. The house is famous for 17th century collection of yew trees and terraced herbaceous borders.
3. Baddesley House
Baddesley House, which dates back to the 15th century was home to the wealthy Ferrers family for over 500 years and is home to some of the most stunning Tudor interiors in the country. The house has a fascinating history as it was once a refuge for persecuted Catholics during the English Reformation and there are no less than three priest holes throughout the house. Baddesley House is nestled amongst some of the most beautiful gardens of all the historic houses in the region, and it also has a stunning lake that you can take a stroll around on a pleasant day.
4. Bantock House Museum and Park
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Bantock House Museum and Park, which is just a 12 mile drive from our Easirent branch at Birmingham International Airport. Set amongst 43 acres of leafy grounds, this restored Georgian farmhouse tells the history of Wolverhampton through the lives of the people who have lived and worked in the area over the centuries. There is plenty of things for children to do at Bantock House Museum and Park, and there is a lovely courtyard café which specialised in locally sourced, home-made food.
5. Moseley Old Hall
Moseley Old Hall was built in 1600 by Henry Pitt, originally as an Elizabethan timberwork house. After a renovation in 1870, the house was clad in red brick and is now home to a lovely collection of 17th century oak furniture, pewter and panelling. Moseley Old Hall is famous for its association with Charles II, who hid in the house during the Battle of Worcester in 1651, visitors can view the bed that he slept in whilst he was there.