Large historic country house on the Sussex/Kent border with its own private pub and tennis court.
At a glance....
* 8 bedrooms
* sleeps up to 17 (+2 infants)
* Private pub/games room with pool table/bar billiards/darts/football table/log burner
* Dining for 17
* Heated outdoor swimming pool (April-October)
* Outdoor barbecue area (charcoal provided)
* Tennis court
* Walking distance to village pub
* Private lake with boat and fishing
* Grand piano
* Open fires
* Cinema projector
* Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
* Lawns for ball games/croquet
* Clay pigeon shooting and catering available
A little about the history..
Merrieweathers Country House is set in a rural location within 50 acres and is accessed by a wooded half mile drive. The house and outdoor facilities (sole use) are available for weekly letting (Friday change over) throughout the year, as well as three night weekends.
The house itself has roots back to the 13th century and has a colourful and varied history seeing time as a working farm, a mill and at the turn of the 20th century becoming a private dwelling. Most notably Merrieweathers House was owned by the sculptor and artist Sir Thomas Brock whose most famous work is the Queen Victoria Memorial situated in front of Buckingham Palace. His designs can still be seen within the house today in the form of the bay windows and the stunning stained glass in the entrance hall. During the last decade Merrieweathers has undergone an extensive sympathetic restoration process which has maintained its historical feel yet provides modern living.
A few guest reviews...
"I would like to say how much my family enjoyed our stay at Merrieweathers during the last week. It is certainly a wonderful property and the facilities were quite unique in as much as all age groups were able to have a great time. The house itself, the woods, lakes, pub and not least the swimming pool meant all of us, from myself down to the two year old, were fully occupied all week." July 2016
"Just home from second stay at this beautiful house. Weekend spent with 16 others – a really chilled, fun weekend. The grounds are stunning and the house is well stocked with entertainment on every scale, it’s own pub, boating lake, pool with pool toys, games indoor and out etc etc etc. Beautiful walks. Love this place and would come back again and again." Sept .2016