Studley Castle is a country house located in Warwickshire, England built in the 19th century. The building is listed grade II and is currently a hotel. The building has never been a castle despite the title it currently has. The manor was originally owned by the Lyttleton family passed down the generations to be later inherited by Fancis Holyoake the son of Dorothy Lyttleton. Between 1903 and 1960 the house was Studley College a training place for ladies then becoming offices for Rover Cars.
The hotel has over 30 years experience with the dedicated staff on hand to meet all your needs and to make your stay memorable. With its own 28 acres the peaceful surroundings are stunning and the hotel is in easy reach of Birmingham. There is also easy access to and from the airport and the railway if you are staying at Studley Castle. This 3 star hotel has 3 floors with 56 rooms and 1 suite, to get the best and maximum enjoyment out of your stay at this stunning hotel you could take out a loan. Taking out a loan would allow you to choose a luxury suite and with prices ranging from £49 a night to £59 a night for the room only additional funds could also add breakfast or extend your stay in this magnificent hotel. This is also a great setting for celebrating a wedding with catering being covered as the hotel has its own restaurant. The hotel offers a number of additional features including a gym, bar, pitch and putt and free WiFi.
The hotel also has 11 rooms available for meetings giving people ample space and privacy for business discussions. Team building is available which would be helpful to incorporate new stuff into the business team. Audio visual equipment is also available if required for a meeting
Studley Castle has a rich history going back to the early nineteenth century and has had a variety of different uses and many different owners. Set in twenty eight acres of Warwickshire countryside, a few miles from Redditch, it was completed in 1836 at a cost of £120,000 and designed in Gothic Revival fashion by the architect Samuel Beazley. It was built as a family mansion by the wealthy baronet Francis Holyoake Goodricke, on land adjacent to the old castle ruins, before passing through several owners after he went bankrupt in 1863.
Eventually purchased by Lady Warwick, from 1903 the building became the home of the Studley Agricultural College for Women. This institution provided horticultural training to the daughters of the gentry, and remained a women only college right up to its closure in 1969. The sale provided for a trust which continues to offer financial assistance to those wanting to follow a horticultural career. After the college, Studley Castle was owned by car manufacturers British Leyland and subsequently Rover, and was used for conference and management training purposes. In 1978 the archive collections and vehicle workshops were also sited there, though these were not open to the public to view.
More recently the building was converted to a grade II listed grand hotel, and is currently managed by DeVere Venues, having been owned by Rover and Phoenix Consortium. With fifty seven en-suite bedrooms, and an elegant Georgian restaurant, the surroundings provide for a relaxing stay. The hotel also has eleven meeting rooms providing conference facilities catering up to one hundred and fifty delegates, and is also an excellent wedding venue. Within easy travelling distance of Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle, Studley Castle has good transport links and plenty of free parking on site. The hotel retains the original Victorian Medieval castle style which offers so much character.