This Jacobean manor house is an impressive venue for a luxury house party or special event, surrounded by four acres of beautiful grounds in a delightful rural location.

The house offers a journey through history and reveals its past with some incredible period features, including an ornate carved oak screen and stained glass shields. The house was even visited by Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second ill-fated wife.

Inside, although many of the features are traditional, there are plenty of modern touches throughout the property including Wii consoles and DVD machines as well as high end meeting technology to help any event run smoothly.

Upstairs, the guestrooms have modern spacious en-suite bathrooms.  One of them offers a four poster bed which makes it the ideal honeymoon suite. Other rooms have period features, raised beds, latticed windows and beautiful carpets and rugs.

Downstairs the house offers a formal Dining Room, an oak panelled room featuring a large dining room table,  and a period ceiling typical of the Jacobean era.  The ground floor also offers a spacious oak panelled sitting room with a deep red carpet and exposed beam ceiling. This room is licensed for weddings and ceremonies, and can also be set up for meetings, and for banquets.

Perhaps the most impressive room is the oak panelled Drawing Room as it has a huge inglenook fireplace with a working open fire. It’s the perfect place for after dinner drinks, playing games and chatting into the night.

For weekends away the manor house offers the perfect retreat into country life. The owners can arrange for many activities including a giant chessboard game and archery, while nearby there is the opportunity to go horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, and off road driving.

For many guests, the manor house has enough to do right on its doorstep. The formal gardens offer highlights such as a herb garden, a croquet lawn and pretty courtyards and water gardens. There is even the remains of an old moat. The formal gardens gradually change into a more rural garden meadow and two small lakes – the perfect setting for wedding photographs, and an wonderful place to escape to with a picnic and a book. There is also lots of space for team-building events.

This is a perfect choice for those wanting a taste of the country house lifestyle without travelling too far.

We like:

  • The history of the building
  • the formal gardens and pretty bridge
  • relaxing by an open fire