Beautiful gardens, a stable of horses, your own personal chef. You can rent Jane Seymour's English estate and get the royal treatment. Feel like a mega-splurge? For a mere $16,500 a week, you can stay in actress Jane Seymour's romantic 15th-century English country manor, St. Catherine's Court. This splendidly restored 14-acre residence, located in a picturesque valley near Bath, boasts extraordinary accommodations (the 30-plus rooms include nine bedrooms, six reception rooms, a library and two kitchens) and some serious pampering (a full staff, including a chef and house manager, tends to your every need). But it's the personal touch that people appreciate most. Guests can dine using Seymour's china, slumber in her private bedroom and get to know the neighbors in the surrounding villages. 'This is a warm, family-friendly house,' says Seymour. 'When guests settle in, they feel as if it's their home.'No surprise, this kind of opulence doesn't come cheap. But previous visitors - Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell among them - swear the experience is worth every penny they spent. Tempted to indulge?
Other Remarks: 'We want this house to be filled with people who love it as much as we do,' says Seymour. The garden features graceful terraces and Elizabethan grass steps, bordered by Cotswold stone walls and 500-year-old yew hedges. Imagine tudor banquets as you feast in the magnificent dining room. The stately residence is steeped in history. (Members of the family of Henry VIII were among its original owners. Because of its superb acoustic qualities, the music room has been used as a recording studio." Contact Alfredo Merat at Overseas Connection (888-72VILLA)