Game of Thrones Kit Harington’s ancestral home to rent on Airbnb for £ 4.5k per night

The TV star is a descendant of Robert Catesby – who orchestrated the gunpowder plot to blow up parliament and kill King James I for whom Guy Fawkes is famous.

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The ancestral home of Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is available to rent to fans – but at the hefty price of £ 4,500 per night.

The 34-year-old TV star is a descendant of Guy Fawkes co-conspirator Robert Catesby – who was shot dead at the age of 32 in 1605 following a failed plot to blow up the British parliament .

And Robert’s home, the Manor House in Ashby St Ledgers, is available for rent through Airbnb – which current owners Henry and Nova Guest bought it in 2015.

Historically, the house was the base for Robert and his co-conspirators, including Guy, who planned to kill King James I of the United Kingdom – along with the infamous gunpowder plot hatched by Robert himself.








Kit Harington’s Ancestral Home is available to rent through Airbnb – but at a steep price
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The historic house’s Airbnb listing states: “The Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers, is one of England’s most intriguing and historic homes.

“In 1605, Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes, gathered in the manor house.

“There they conspired to assassinate King James I and his courtiers by blowing up the Houses of Parliament in one of England’s most notorious acts of treason, the gunpowder plot.








The mansion at Ashby St Ledgers can be rented for £ 4,500 per night
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“The Manor can accommodate up to 18 adults in 10 bedrooms offering a variety of rooms to suit adults and children.

“It also offers an exciting variety of entertainment spaces to suit any occasion.

“Close to London, the Manor House is available for private hire for the first time in its history.”

The property itself offers many modern luxuries, including a swimming pool, billiards room, library, tennis court, and hiking trails.








The property includes 10 bedrooms and plenty of space to relax
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Roaring fires exist within the property – with a history dating back 1,000 years
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The building has been kept in good repair for the 400 years since the gunpowder plot, while the building itself has a history stretching back almost 1,000 years with the mansion mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.

The grounds include beautiful gardens, while the interior has 10 bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

The Airbnb listing says it can accommodate up to 16 people and includes all modern conveniences including wifi, washing machines, and indoor fireplaces.








The property includes stunning gardens and outdoor pools
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Kit is linked to Robert via his mother Deborah Jane Catesby on the family side – with the actor himself named Christopher Catesby Harington.

The actor capitalized on his ties to the Guy Fawkes gunpowder plot – playing his ancestor in the 2017 BBC drama Gunpowder.

And they didn’t hesitate to read the gruesome details of the story, as Guy himself was executed in 1606 and his corpse was quartered and sent across the UK as a warning to other plotters to treason.



While Robert was shot and later beheaded – with his head on display outside the parliament.

Promoting Gunpowder, Kit said at the time, “I always knew the connection would be good enough to promote it.

“We did research on how people were hanged, pulled and quartered.








Kit portrayed his ancestor on the BBC’s Gunpowder show in 2017
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“It was important for the story because from the start we have to know why Robert Catesby is getting into this very, very violent act.

“At the time, Catholics were persecuted and there is nothing in this that is not historically accurate.

“So we needed to see something pretty violent right off the bat that made us understand why this man might do what he’s doing.”


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