SIR BERNARD ASHLEY
 
Husband of famous fashion designer Laura Ashley.  Together they manufactured furnishings, fabrics and wallpapers to become the celebrated international chain of Laura Ashley Limited.
  
Country House Hotel: 25 acre estate built in 1812 on the banks of a river, opened in 1990 by Sir Benard Ashley. 
  
Here in Maryland, Sir Ashley fulfilled his first vision of an ideal hotel, his idea of a “perfect place to go and stay.”
 
Accommodations:
41 guest rooms including master suites.  One of the leading country house establishments in the U.S.  The Colonial mansion stands pristine and welcoming in its frame of emerald lawns.  Luxuriously furnished, English and American antiques are elegantly offset by understated classic Laura 
Ashley fabrics and wallpapers.  All the principle rooms face the picturesque bay side scene.
  
Features:
Inside heated pool, health facility with exercise room, sauna and steam room. Conference facility with a full audio-visual and tele-conferencing system.  Billiard room, croquet, and complimentary bicycles.  Tours of local waters in the summertime.  Excellent food based on the riches of the locality.  Helicopter arrivals accommodated on the grounds.
 
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