The Drawing Room, Library and Dining Room open on to extensive and peaceful gardens, which in turn lead to fields beyond. There is very little noise other than occasional 'mooing' or 'crowing' from Great Tree Farm next door. There is also a large, farmhouse-style Old Kitchen, a Breakfast Room (the former Pantry), and a Laundry (the former Larder). The maximum number that can be seated around the main Dining Room table is 14, but there is also a table suitable for 'kids' teas' in the Breakfast Room.
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Kitchen dining room
- Utility/ Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
- Library dining room
- Morning room
- Drawing room with piano and flat screen TV
- Cloakroom with WC
There are six luxuriously furnished bedrooms, most of which are named after their unusual bronze doorknockers, and four bathrooms. There are full-size beds for up to 12 people and sofa-beds for up to another 4 guests. We also have a put-u-up bed and two cots, so a range of combinations are possible.
- Chaucer: 6’6” super-king bed with an additional double sofa-bed and en-suite bathroom
- Pooh’s Corner (Landing): Two single sofa-beds
- Nursery: Double or twin room, with two cots and en-suite bathroom with bath, washbasin and WC
- Cobbler: Queen-size double bedroom
- Jolly Monks: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower, washbasin and WC
- Blue Bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, washbasin and WC
- Pump Room: Four-poster double bedroom
- Trusty Servant: Double bedroom
Groups come to relax but for those that cannot leave work completely behind there is wireless broadband. For those more interested in play, a number of board games and card tables are available in the Library. We have a fold-away pool table as well as Sky TV. We also provide a grass area for football, with basketball and other ball games in the stable yard, behind the garages.
The house is set in 22 acres with beautiful gardens. We nurture some very special trees, particularly the only known specimen in the UK of an unusual type of Chinese Zelkova or elm, and some very fine limes and a wide range of unusual apples and pears (help yourselves to fruit in season). The grounds include the following:
- The Tilting Yard - a small, pretty garden in front of the house.
- The Main Garden - situated on the south side of the house and featuring a large lawn (a 'contemplation garden' is currently being developed).
- 'Ha ha' - a large pond that separates the Main Garden from the Orchard.
- The Orchard - a meadow with old apple trees, mature limes, abundant cowslips, a bog garden and a wild garden.
- Bushey Close - a field beyond the Orchard; sometimes used for horses, archery or falconry.
- The Walled Garden - leased out under the Channel 4 TV Landshare Scheme - which occasionally provides our guests and staff with fruit, vegetables or flowers for cutting in season.
- The games field - a grassy area beyond the stable yard for football, basket ball, badminton etc. There is a children's play area with playhouse, slide and fort.
- The Barbecue.
- The Kitchen Garden - a pleasant area for the cook's glass of wine!
- Ponds - there are various ponds on the estate that are abundantly supplied with newts, including many of the endangered great crested newts. Our former fine fish collection has helped sustain the herons of the local marshes!
- Living room with flat screen TV, dining facilities and patio doors leading on to the decked terrace area
- Wet room with accessible shower, washbasin and WC
- "Go Lightly" twin bedroom
- Games room with table tennis table
- "Hobbs" double bedroom
- "Kennedy" twin bedroom
- Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, washbasin and WC
- Dining area
- Play area