The Heath House Estate
Gothic revival mansion in rolling Staffordshire hills
Secluded and unspoilt, the imposing house is set within extensive grounds and provides a sophisticated venue for weddings, ceremonies, receptions, corporate events, private parties, concerts and filming.
From the main public rooms there are extensive views to the south, with a fine view from the dining room across the park to the north.
Around The Heath House
Pretty stone lodges stand beside each gateway leading into the estate. The drives then meander between green pastures and wooded areas of native trees and rhododendrons, leading visitors to the grand entrance protected by a magnificent 'porte cochere'.
With its turrets, tall chimneys and octagonal viewing tower, the exuberant main entrance sets the tone for this gothic revival house built from local Hollington stone. Several gargoyles peer down from the roof, and the spiky gables are topped with decorative pinnacles.
Climb the tower
On Joanna Philips' instruction, an 80 foot tower was incorporated into the original design of the house, and invited guests were taken to the top to view the kingdom over which she ruled. Trips up the tower are an optional extra for tour visitors. See Tours page here for more information.
The Heath House estate
The surrounding 125-acre parkland includes an old walled kitchen garden, former stables and a delightful Regency orangery that overlooks a sunken rose garden with clipped box hedging and stone balustrades.
In early summer the surrounding woodlands are ablaze with masses of flowering rhododendron in shades of red and orange, while in autumn mature stands of specimen trees present a spectacular palette of autumn colours.