Craywood Mansion

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 8


Wow Factor
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

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Enjoying a beautiful location within the breathtaking Foots Cray Meadow, Craywood Mansion stands as an epitome of opulence on its 2-acre securely gated grounds. This elite property seamlessly blends the charm of yesteryear with contemporary luxury, boasting original brick walls and wooden beams that harmonise flawlessly with its modern high-end décor.

As you step into the mansion, you'll find an expansive open plan living space adorned plush seating and a modern and stylish decor. This stunning space is complemented by a Freeview Smart TV in the living area, making it an ideal space to chill-out and be entertained. The dining area, featuring marble effect table and sumptuous silver chairs seamlessly connects to a well-equipped kitchen featuring an island, gas cooker, microwave, and an American-style fridge/freezer. In addition, a games room, complete with a pool table and darts board, promises endless after-dinner entertainment and family-friendly competition.

The real showstopper lies in the cinema room, equipped with Sky, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire Stick – the perfect retreat for film enthusiasts. For those seeking a private oasis, the bedroom located on the ground floor offers a retreat with two double beds and an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle - the perfect sleeping quarters for families.

Venturing upstairs guests will discover three more exquisite bedrooms, all decorated and furnished to an incredibly high standard and boasting en-suite facilities. The Chauffeur's Cottage Wing offers two more bedrooms, one with a convenient en-suite wet room. Gas underfloor central heating, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi throughout ensure absolute comfort.

The allure of Craywood Mansion extends beyond its walls; the landscaped lawned garden, complete with a moat and fountain, beckons for outdoor relaxation. The heated indoor swimming pool adds an extra touch of extravagance, while a terrace on the first floor provides a scenic vantage point.

Idyllically situated in Sidcup, just a short train ride from Central London, Craywood Mansion offers proximity to the O2 Arena and local pubs and restaurants. It accommodates up to 16 guests, making it an ideal choice for family gatherings or a luxurious retreat with friends. With a welcome pack and essential amenities provided, this mansion stands as an enchanting escape, promising an unforgettable stay for those who seek elegance and comfort in equal measure.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Baby cots are available on request
  • Pets are not permitted at Craywood Mansion
  • The two bedrooms on the first floor of the Chauffeur’s Cottage share an ensuite bathroom

Property Features

Heated Pool Indoor Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Home Cinema Parking Space

Craywood Mansion

Ground floor
- Reception area with seating and Smart TV with Sky package
- Lounge space with sofas, chairs and Freeview Smart TV
- Dining area with table and chairs seating 8 (additional chairs available)
- Fully-equipped kitchen with island, gas cooker, 2 ovens, microwave, 2 American-style fridge-freezers, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and an ice machine
- Games room with pool table, dart board
- Cinema room with screen to stream Netflix, Amazon fire stick and Apple TV and Sky TV
- Gym with rowing mackhine, exercise bike, multi-gym and dumbellls
- Bedroom/Styling Room with 2 double sofa beds and ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet
- Bedroom with double bed and ensuite wet room with toilet

First floor
- Master bedroom with super-king size bed and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and toilet
- Bedroom with king-size bed, ensuite wet room with toilet, terrace
- Bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite wet room with toilet
- Bedroom with king-size bed and Jack & Jill ensuite bathroom with bathtub, toilet
- Bedroom with king-size bed and Jack & Jill ensuite bathroom with bathtub, toilet

Outdoor spaces
- First floor terrace
- Gated and landscaped garden
- Ping-pong table
- Furnished patio with seating for 8
- Pond
- Fountain
- Moated grounds
- Football goals
- Charcoal barbecue (1 bag of fuel provided)
- Parking for 6 cars

Additional facilities
- Indoor heated swimming pool
- Make-up stations
- Underfloor heating
- Al bedrooms have a smart TV


About the surrounding area of Craywood Mansion
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Golf Nearby Horse Riding Fishing Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Tucked away in the charming enclave of Sidcup, Craywood Mansion boasts a location that marries the tranquillity of suburban life with the accessibility to vibrant attractions. Positioned within the London Borough of Bexley and the historic county of Kent, this mansion stands as a hidden gem, just a leisurely 20-minute drive from the iconic Greenwich O2 Arena.

The mansion finds itself in the embrace of Foots Cray Meadow, a stunning natural haven that provides an idyllic backdrop for leisurely walks and outdoor activities. Guests can revel in the serenity of the landscaped gardens, complete with a moat and fountain, offering a retreat within the mansion's secure 2-acre grounds.

For those with a penchant for local flavours, the vicinity doesn't disappoint. Sidcup, with its local pubs and restaurants, invites guests to indulge in culinary delights and enjoy the community's warm hospitality. The meadow itself unfolds opportunities for fishing nearby, promising a laid-back experience for angling enthusiasts.

There is plenty to do nearby the mansion to keep guests busy during their stay. Enjoy a leisurely round of golf amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Cray Valley Golf Club. Or if you are seeking equestrian adventures, the North Cray and Sidcup Horse Riding School offers an opportunity to explore the countryside on horseback. For clay target shooting enthusiasts, Hawley Clay Shooting Ground provides an exhilarating experience.

Beyond the immediate vicinity, Central London beckons just a short train ride away. The marvels of the city, from world-famous attractions to theatres and shopping, unfold before guests, inviting them to immerse themselves in the dynamic energy of the capital.

Craywood Mansion isn't just a retreat; it's a gateway to a myriad of experiences. Whether you fancy a cultural excursion to historic sites or an evening of entertainment at the O2 Arena, the mansion's strategic location ensures that you're spoilt for choice. And when the day's adventures conclude, the mansion's luxurious amenities, including a private indoor heated swimming pool and cinema room, provide a sanctuary for relaxation.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Gatwick Airport

(54 km)

Nearest Train Station Sidcup Train Station

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Sidcup

(1.5 km)

Nearest City London

(25 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cedrus - Lebanese Cuisine

(1.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Hopper's Hut

(1 km)

Nearest Shop Little Waitrose - Sidcup

(1 km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl - Sidcup

(1 km)

Nearest Golf Birchwood Park Golf & Country Club

(5 km)


Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation in Kent

Welcome to the bloomin' marvellous "Garden of England", Kent! Sprinkled with Oliver’s Travels cute cottages, bee-shaped lodges, mansion houses, seaside wonders and colossal party houses, you will find just the perfect place to stay to discover this wonderful county. So, gather up your favourite friends or your family or whisk away your special someone for a romantic getaway. Thanks to Oliver’s Travels, your adventure in this flowery haven is just a booking away!

Kent is home to some real showstoppers. First up is Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Archbishop of Canterbury's favourite hangout. With its Gothic glam and incredible history, it is a must-visit for history buffs and spiritual seekers alike. Leeds Castle, named the "loveliest castle in the world", is surrounded by a moat and stunning gardens that make you question if you have stepped into a fairy tale. The White Cliffs of Dover stand tall and proud, like the bodyguards of Britain. These chalky wonders have guarded this fine land for centuries and a trip to Dover not only treats you to panoramic views of the English Channel but also a chance to explore the historic Dover Castle.

Nature lovers adore The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a green haven of rolling hills, woodlands and charming villages. It feels like Mother Nature threw a garden party and you are invited! You can lace up those hiking boots, hop on a bike or just bask in the countryside tranquility. If you are looking for beachside bliss, Margate and Broadstairs have sandy shores and a lively arts scene. You should check out the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.

Canterbury is a living, breathing medieval postcard with cobbled streets, timber-framed buildings and the River Stour snaking through. Tenterden and Faversham, the market towns, are like stepping into a scene from a quaint British movie. Markets, boutique shops and historic architecture blend together in a beautiful way. Chilham, the village with a Tudor-style square, is practically a movie star. You might have seen it in period dramas, it is that photogenic.

There are plenty of festivals that take place, including The Canterbury Festival of music, theatre and art. The Rochester Dickens Festival offers Victorian-themed events, parades and street performances. It is like stepping into a Dickens novel. Get your taste buds ready for a dance because Kent is the "Garden of England" for a reason. Featuring orchards, hop gardens and vineyards, it is a feast for the senses. You can visit farmers' markets, cider houses and wineries to savour the local delights. Kentish cherries and apples are the celebrities here and you are the VIP guest at their flavour-packed party.

Kent is a whirlwind of history, natural beauty and culture. You will fall head over heels and the memories will linger like the scent of summer roses. So, whether you are storming medieval castles, sauntering through charming towns, lazing on a beach or feasting on oysters in Whitstable, a trip to Kent guarantees an adventure. Cheers to Kent where every moment is a bloomin' good time!


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Craywood Mansion is an ideal escape for families with kids, offering a blend of child-friendly features within its opulent confines. The 2-acre secured grounds, adorned with a moat and fountain, provide a safe and magical playground for little adventurers. The landscaped gardens offer ample space for kids to explore, run, and play, creating unforgettable childhood memories within the mansion's exclusive

Inside, the mansion unfolds an array of delights catering to the younger members of the family. The games room, with its pool table and dartboard, promises hours of entertainment for energetic youngsters. Meanwhile, the cinema room, equipped with Sky, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire Stick, becomes a private movie haven for family film nights. The heated indoor swimming pool, a delightful feature for kids, ensures that even rainy days are filled with splashes of joy.

The bedroom located on the ground floor, featuring two double beds and an en-suite with a shower cubicle, becomes a cosy retreat for the younger guests, offering a space they can call their own within the mansion. The family-friendly layout and amenities, including a travel cot available on request, cater to the comfort and convenience of parents with little ones in tow.

Venturing beyond the mansion's gates, the surrounding area amplifies its appeal for families. Foots Cray Meadow, with its lush greenery, provides a natural playground for picnics, nature walks, and perhaps a game of outdoor table tennis. Local pubs and restaurants in Sidcup offer a welcoming atmosphere suitable for family meals, ensuring that dining out becomes a stress-free and enjoyable experience for both parents and kids.

The more adventurous little ones might want be drawn to the dinosaur-themed fun of Mr Mulligans Dino Golf, or to the mysterious depths of Chislehurst Caves, where excitement knows no bounds. They will love riding the Swanley Barn Miniature Railway, or exploring history at The British Museum. London Zoo promises encounters with fascinating wildlife. Each stop will ignite wonder and curiosity and will create lasting family memories.

For those looking to infuse a bit of education into the family adventure, the proximity to Central London opens doors to iconic attractions that captivate young minds. From the marvels of the O2 Arena to the historical wonders dotting the city, Craywood Mansion presents itself as a launchpad for a well-rounded family getaway, where luxury meets laughter, and every moment is tailored to the delight of both young and old alike.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Zoo
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Soccer
  • Darts
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Home Cinema
  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time After 4:00 pm
Departure time Before 11:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? An extra £300 will be charged per stay to cover end of stay cleaning costs.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price. Both bath and pool towels will be provided.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 2 nights
Changeover day Mondays and Fridays
Pets welcome? Pets allowed on request only. Please enquire at time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking or vaping
Other Ts and Cs Noise policy in place. Strictly no fireworks, DJs.
Other 2 Additional day guests are allowed on request only. Fees apply.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Will be considered on request. Please enquire at time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jan 14th 2025 £5,053 £6,665 £8,278 £9,890 £11,825
Jan 14th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 £5,053 £6,665 £8,278 £9,890 £11,825

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jan 14th 2025 €5,468 €7,213 €8,957 €10,702 €12,796
Jan 14th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 €5,468 €7,213 €8,957 €10,702 €12,796

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 24th 2024 - Jan 14th 2025 $5,856 $7,725 $9,593 $11,462 $13,705
Jan 14th 2025 - Oct 26th 2025 $5,856 $7,725 $9,593 $11,462 $13,705

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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