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Forums Seeking Large Historic House/castle/public school in own grounds

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  • Ian Garner

    It must have space outside the building to build large street set. Required for a minimum of 12 months from April 2012 with an option of a further year. The property can be located anywhere in England – MUST NOT be inside M25, Wales, Scotland or Norfolk/Suffolk.

    Nicole Darr

    Dear Sir/Madam

    We are a 6,000 acre Estate in North Yorkshire with a Grade I Listed house set in 40 acres of its own grounds. Details and images of the house can be found at our website

    We have been used for a few bits of filming over the last ten years but are always keen to discuss new projects.

    Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss the matter further.

    Yours sincerely

    Stephen Wombwell

    Who is the contact to have a chat with ?

    Holly French

    Hi Kay,

    I’ve replied to Murray Ashton about this enquiry. Please do have a look at the email and do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

    Kind Regards

    Gurminder Kenth
    Curator Manager
    Aston Hall

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thirlestane Castle has its origins in the 13th century. It was rebuilt as the Maitland family home in 1590 and greatly enhanced by the Duke of Lauderdale in the 1670’s. In 1840, it was extended and refurbished with the addition of two new wings.
    The Maitland’s are a famous Scottish family who first came to Britain from France with William the Conqueror. As the seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale, the Castle has at times held a central role in the history of Scotland. Now in the care of a Charitable Trust, Thirlestane has been carefully restored to its former splendour.
    Nestling in the gentle Scottish Border Hills, with its rose pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle holds a uniquely important place in Scottish history. It is one of the oldest and finest castles in the land, and home to one of the country’s most distinguished families.
    Only 40mins from the centre of Edinburgh on the trunk route A68.
    Check us out on Twitter, FaceBook and Flickr.

    I’m not sure if you’ve heard of Aston Hall in Birmingham? We are a Grade I listed 17th C building. I have attached an image for you to see but you can also view further images on

    Please have a look at the site and if you are interested or wish to know any further information/a site visit, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Kind Regard

    Gurminder Kenth
    Curator Manager
    Aston Hall
    Trinity Road
    B6 6JD

    Tel: 0121 675 4722

    Cliffe Hall, Piercebridge, Darlington
    It’s not a huge country house and you can’t see the stables and cottages on this site.
    It’s owned by my cousins. They’ve had film units there before and would make you feel most welcome.
    if you want more pics let me know,
    Charlie O’Farrell

    Ella Frost

    Hi Kay,

    I hope you are well?

    Please see below some options that may be of interest to you, please dont hesitate to get in touch with the Unitbase team if you would like more information on these;

    Lex @ Unitbase
    0207 239 8906

    Dear Kay

    Thankyou for your enquiry
    Unfortunatley as we are a Members club and also have various Corporate Golf and Conference bookings in place for 2012, we are unable to accommodate your request on this occasion,

    If you have any further enquirys for a shorter time (i.e couple of days shoot) please consider us again

    Gary Freeman
    01753 717167

    Please find below some suggestions of some potential film locations in Wiltshire.

    Historic Houses
    Wilton House
    Corsham Court
    Bowood House
    Lydiard House
    Longleat House
    Stourhead House

    Farleigh Hungerford (although just across the border)
    Old Wardour Castle

    Warminster School
    St Mary’s Calne

    Please contact the properties directly should you require further information or to establish whether they are able/willing to meet your requirements.

    Kind regards


    Nick Baumber []

    Miriam Lyons

    We are located 6 miles south of Exeter in Devon. Set in 3500 acres. Last used for filming the Remains of the Day

    Please Contact; Alan Granger of the Ragley Estate 07785 750170

    Near Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire

    Zoe Wassall

    We have two properties available:-

    The Grade I listed Howsham Hall lies to the north east of York in a quiet, secluded valley. Originally part of a large traditional estate stretching to 11,000 acres and having been a family home for 350 years. For more information please visit:

    Aynhoe Park is a Grade I listed 17th century house on the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire border. For more information please visit:

    Contact details are: Anna McGregor – 01869 810 636 or

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