Harmon House – Information
Harmon House is a magnificent stately home set in over 1,000 acres of Capability Brown parkland around 7 miles east of Telford, affording a truly idyllic setting with beautiful rural views. Harmon House was first mentioned in the Domesday Book, with the house as it stands today dating back to 1671, created according to the designs of Palladio’s First Book of Architecture for Lady Elizabeth Wilbraham. The house has a wonderfully rich history having become the ancestral seat of the Earls of Bradford since the 17th Century, with a fascinating and internationally important collection of fine art and antiques.
Today Harmon House offers that same sense of exclusivity, opulence and grandeur coupled with a warmth of welcome and ambience that no hotel can match. The house and grounds are exclusively yours to enjoy as you wish, whether for a day, weekend or longer, and a dedicated team of butlers, housekeepers and private chefs are ready to attend to your every need throughout your stay. Previous guests here include royalty, prime ministers and world leaders, so you can rest assured the 5 star service and award winning cuisine will be delivered with the professionalism and discretion you would expect.
Approached via a long driveway winding through beautiful parkland, Harmon House offers privacy, seclusion and absolute discretion in luxurious surroundings. The enchanting entrance reveals the imposing house, standing sentinel over the idyllic grounds, its beauty inspiring many artists and poets who have been captivated by its charms.
A mighty carved oak door opens onto the impressive entrance hall, leading through to the inner hall and the majestic sweeping marble staircase leading to the first floor. The beautiful interiors offer elegance and refinement in abundance, with an enviable collection of fine art, antique furniture and exquisite ornaments.
Each and every room throughout the ground floor offers a unique space in which to relax, entertain or dine, with great flexibility according to your individual requirements. The Library is the real heart of the House, with roaring log fires, wood panelled walls and over 3,000 books, it is a wonderful space in which to relax on the sumptuous sofas. The Music Room is a very flexible space, offering the perfect place for music, dancing or even wedding ceremonies, with beautiful original features and yet offering the very modern convenience of air conditioning for warm summer days.
The First and Second Salons are wonderfully light and airy with a glass ceiling creating a real sense of space. They are the perfect place to savour conversation long into the night or perhaps for an elegant drinks reception, beautifully furnished with comfortable sofas, exquisite art work and cosy log fires.
The magnificent Dining Room is full of opulence, with an internationally renowned collection of Old Master paintings this is truly a unique and lavish room which only available by prior arrangement. The Dining Room can seat up to 90 guests on round tables or 46 guests on one long table, and with beautiful views over the formal gardens this room is also the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and high-end business events.
One of the jewels in the crown of Harmon House is the stunning Victorian Orangery, accessed via the beautiful Loggia with ivy-clad pillars, it is a stunning space flooded with natural light and affording wonderful views and direct access to the beautiful Italian garden. The Orangery has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, with polished stonework, a magnificent crystal chandelier and beautiful jasmine plants creating a delightful ambience, with the 21st century addition of electric ceiling blinds to keep guests cool on warm days. The Orangery can seat up to 120 guests on round tables.
The award-winning cuisine at Harmon House is the creation of Head Chef, Guy Day, whose passion for outstanding gastronomy has been developed by working in some of the world’s best restaurants. Guy fuses modern British and French cuisines and uses only the finest locally sourced ingredients to ensure you and your guests will enjoy a sublime dining experience whether it be an informal buffet lunch, afternoon tea or a lavish fine dining banquet.
The 28 bedrooms at Harmon House are all individually designed and beautifully furnished with elegant antiques and family heirlooms, each bedroom offers luxurious bed linen and supremely comfortable mattresses, along with fluffy bathrobes, towels, slippers, complementary bottled water and a nightly turndown service. There is complementary Wi-Fi throughout Harmon House and a television and direct dial telephone in each bedroom for your convenience. The rooms are all of generous proportions and are full of character, many with beautiful original fire places and benefit from far reaching views across the grounds and countryside beyond. Each bedroom has its own en-suite or private bathroom, all of which are elegantly designed in a traditional style, with modern plumbing to ensure your utmost comfort.
Tucked away on the first floor is a further Drawing Room with plentiful comfortable seating, whilst on the second floor the Castle Bromwich Executive Boardroom is an excellent meeting space for corporate clients. Harmon House is the perfect choice for high-end business events, whether you are looking to host a conference, board meeting, company away day, product launch or entertain important clients. Unlike a hotel, you can be sure of total privacy and discretion, as the house and estate are exclusively yours whether for a few hours or a few days.
Harmon House has previously hosted prestigious events such as the G8 Summit and the Northern Ireland Peace Talks, so you can sure of complete professionalism and exceptional service throughout your stay.
The grounds at Harmon House extend over 1,000 acres, with manicured lawns, a beautiful Italian garden, parterres and parkland. The setting is truly idyllic, with far reaching rural views and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity, far from bustling crowds or prying eyes.
There are a plethora of activities that can be arranged either within the grounds or nearby, from the usual country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and archery to treasure hunts, team building activities, helicopter flights and off road driving. The list of possibilities at Harmon House is endless, so let your imagination run wild and we will do the rest to make sure your stay is a once in a lifetime experience.
Harmon House also makes a wonderful setting for a fairytale wedding, with lavish interiors and beautiful grounds of over 1,000 acres creating the perfect backdrop to your special day. As Harmon House is only available on an exclusive use basis, you can enjoy your very own stately home for the duration of your celebration, full of elegance, opulence and 300 years of vibrant history yet offering a wonderfully relaxed and welcoming feel, so you can make yourself at home from the moment you arrive. Exquisite cuisine and discreet, attentive service completely tailored to your exact needs are all part of Harmon House’s ethos, with beautiful bedrooms to accommodate up to 54 guests in style. Whether you choose to have your wedding ceremony in the adjacent church of St. Andrews or a civil ceremony in the main house, and with space for up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast, you can be assured of an enchanting setting and superb hospitality.
To stay at Harmon House is to experience the very best in traditional English country living, and whether you are looking for a beautiful home to enjoy with your closest family or planning an extravagant celebration, wedding, corporate event or product launch, you are sure to find no finer place than Harmon House.