Sleeps up to 17 guests. 1 property
Contact: Theresa Duthie-Jackson
Telephone: 01435 874835
Open: All year
Short breaks available
The property sleeps 17 (and 2 infants) in 8 bedrooms, with 5 bathrooms (3 ensuites, 1 large bathroom, 1 shower room, 2 cloakrooms.)
Spacious and superbly equipped country house situated on a 50 acre estate of gardens, woodland and fields in the beautiful High Weald AONB - near the East Sussex/Kent border. With excellent facilities and plenty of Victorian grandeur, Merrieweathers offers a wonderful blend of traditional elegance and modern comfort - the country house party for the 21st century.
Once home to Sir Thomas Brock, the celebrated sculptor, this fabulous old building has also seen life as a working farm and mill. Its eclectic history is shown in its many character features; Art Deco windows rub shoulders with Victorian stained glass and panelling, there are thick oak beams aplenty and open fires in all the living areas.
The magnificent entrance hall with sweeping wooden staircase, panelling, stained glass and galleried landing set the tone appropriately. The house itself is beautifully furnished in a traditional style with great attention to detail. The furniture, fabrics and appliances are all of the highest quality. The grand, oak panelled drawing room provides plenty of atmosphere, seats 18 and has a dining table that converts in to a snooker table. The library is a haven of leather and velvet.
Upstairs the Master bedroom has a 'wow factor', private attic dressing room with sunken double spa bath. In addition there is a private balcony overlooking the garden. The 2nd bedroom, the Maharajah Suite has a romantic 4 poster bed and an ensuite with roll top bath.
Though elegant and stylish, the house is primarily about fun and its excellent range of facilities reflect this. You will find a large open air heated swimming pool with its own BBQ terrace and changing room. A fabulous Games Lodge with its own bar (including optics and beer pumps) is sure to be a popular choice. It has a large cinema screen to entertain the troops along with table football, darts, bar billiards and a pool table. A log burner keeps things cosy. The Lodge also has its own terrace overlooking the lake.
Anglers will enjoy the three fishing lakes stocked with carp, tench, roach and rainbow trout. Need some peace and quiet? You can always sneak off in the rowing boat and read a book!
Of course no country house party is complete without a game of croquet on the lawn (set provided) or a set or two on the tennis court.
Accommodation details - Ground Floor:
Large open plan kitchen/breakfast room with open fire and access to the large terrace.
The kitchen facilities include a 4 door Aga (plus instructions) a double electric oven with 6 hot plates, four dishwashers, microwave, fridge/freezer, a large catering sized fridge, a large freezer, a large larder, toaster, kettle and urns. Breakfast Room seats 18 - 14 at the table plus 4 stools at breakfast bar
Library with open fire
South facing drawing room with open fire
Oak panelled dining room with table (seating 18-20) that converts to a snooker table
Galleried oak panelled entrance hall with grand piano
Larder and Utility room
DVD's, Sky TV, Wifi, Board games
Brock Suite: Master Bedroom with king size bed and french day bed. A stunning, spacious 25 feet long room with private staircase up to an equally spacious dressing room and bathroom with it's own balcony with views over the front garden. Bathroom has double shower, jacuzzi bath with TV, double basins.
Marajah Suite with four poster king size bed, bathroom with shower and roll top bath
Meryweder Suite with double bed, bathroom with shower and roll top bath
Weston Room with zip linked superking sized bed (can be made into twin)
Packham Room with double bed
Large family bathroom with shower and roll top bath
Miller Bedroom with twin beds
Stride Bedroom with triple beds
Jennings Bedroom with superking sized bed (can be made into a twin)
Shower room & WC
Outdoor Heated Pool (12m by 6m) available from 8 am to 8 pm, April end of October. BBQ on the pool terrace (charcoal provided) Changing room with WC and steam shower.
Walled Kitchen Garden
3 fishing lakes stocked with carp, tench, roach and rainbow trout. Rowing boat
Croquet lawn - croquet set provided
Tennis court - raquets and balls available
'Pub/Games Lodge with cinema screen, log burner, table football, darts, bar billiards, pool table, bar and stools, optics, ice making machine, beer pumps. Cloakroom. Pub terrace.
50 acres of gardens including formal garden, private woodland and open fields
Clay pigeon shooting available
Beauty treatments available
Access from garden to miles of public footpaths
2 night mid week £2,200
Prices for 2 night weekends, arrival midday Friday and depart 4 pm Sunday:
Nov-April (ex. Xmas/NYE) £2,900 (extra night add £300)
April-23 July £3,500 (extra night add £380)
Full weeks July/August £7,500
Linen and Towels provided
Logs for fires provided
Charcoal for barbecue provided
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