About the property
- Chateau / Country House
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
It’s situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and 5 minutes from the A21 & 30 minutes from the M25. This grand Art and Crafts mansion is approached via gated drive with plenty of parking and complete privacy.
The solid oak front door leads into an impressive York Stone hallway with an elegant staircase and galleried landing. There are two sitting rooms, 1 large more formal drawing room with large Inglenook and woodburner plus a cosy “Gun Room”, wood panelled with open fire. The property has Sky, Sky Sports & BT Sport, Wifi, ipod docking speakers and CD player.
A particular highlight is the large kitchen with 4 door AGA and breakfast area with its part-glass ceiling. The adjoining dining room is perfect for dinner/suppers and breakfasts. A Chef can be arranged to cater for every eventuality. Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks and cater for themselves if preferable. There is a large American fridge freezer with ice & water dispenser plus separate wine cooler. Leading off the dining room is the newly refurbished Games Room with table tennis & midsize snooker table. There is also table football in the study.
Step outside through the double doors and you’ll find a stone patio facing South across the 800 acre lake, with a lawn stretching right down to the water’s edge. It's a quintessentially English and truly memorable feature. There is a covered seating area on this terrace which is perfect in almost any weather. On the West terrace an 8 seater Jacuzzi which looks out across the water.
The décor is impeccable throughout, cosy yet stylish, and guests will feel instantly at home thanks to the perfect balance of rustic charm and bespoke furnishings. Waterside Manor has 8 bedrooms, sleeping up to 18 guests.
1. Kingsize ensuite
2. Superking ensuite or 2 singles
3. Kingsize ensuite + dressing area
4. Kingsize ensuite
5. Kingsize ensuite
6. Superking or 2 singles + extra single ensuite
7. Kingsize + extra single ensuite
8. Kingsize not ensuite but with washbasin in room and easily accessible WC.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Waterside Manor has been a happy family home for many years, and benefits from an unrivalled position on the edge of the most beautiful lake. I have often thought it a shame not to be enjoyed by more. In July 2015 the doors were open for weekends/weeks for family gatherings, birthdays, holidays etc. It is going from strength to strength, and I have been touched by all the wonderful comments in the visitor's book. Please follow on instagram: watersidemanor
Why Owner chose Tunbridge Wells
Completely unique setting in the South-East of England. 13 miles of walks & cycling at the end of the drive with outstanding views of the lake and countryside. Private but easily accessible
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Being so close to London and with excellent access by car via A21 or train to Waterloo, Charing Cross, London Bridge & Cannon Street it lends itself for Company teambuilding days, with fishing, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, golf, spa, sailing, kayaking, cycling etc all within 10 minutes or less. The dining room makes an ideal board room for meetings and with all reception rooms & terraces having views of the lake it has a calm & thought provoking ambience.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful house and setting, perfect for a special occasion
The house although hidden away from it all is really close to Wadhurst station. The views are stunning from almost all rooms. The beds are comfy and facilities fantastic. The house is more than well equipped and spacious. The games room was a big hit. The walks from the house are a delight. Fabulous stay overall. Coming back in the summer. Laura
Thank you for the super review and I'd be delighted to welcome you all back again.
Perfect for all ages.
Twice a year we bring the family together. We have an age range of 2years to 79 years with many requirements. This house met everyone,s requirements. The children loved their independence on the second floor. Parents praised the vast bedrooms and solid walls reducing the sounds of offspring. Every room has beautiful views and the house is so well equipped. The older members enjoyed the sheltered outside area overlooking the reservoir and the constant activity. Lots of activities and excellent pubs. It was a huge success and a great 4 days. Linda
Stunning lakeside manor house
Beautiful property in a lovely setting on the edge of Bewl Water, perfect for a family weekend of 18 adults. Loads of living space downstairs with several lounges, games room and a huge kitchen and dining room. Bedrooms all impressive with some of the rooms as big as an apartment! Great location for walking or cycling around the lake. Plenty of parking and a really peaceful spot, the hot tub must have one of the best views in SE England.
A beautifully presented and 'homey' house with wonderful space, decor and outstanding views.
A fabulous venue for a large group, the dining hall and kitchen/diner really lent itself to easy, family living. The bedrooms were wonderfully presented, clean, tidy, cosy and warm. Having the use of the hot-tub, football table, pool and table-tennis was the perfect mix of entertainment - we didn't need the TV! The inglenook fireplace in the main sitting lounge was a wonderful focal point and we enjoyed cosy evenings gathered in there playing card games and socialising. It's a lovely quiet, tranquil place to retreat to with some lovely places to visit nearby. A must-see is Scotney Castle - in the holidays, get there as it opens at 10am (check-times) as parking is a bit limited and it does get busy. The owner, Helen Hulme-Kendall could not have been more helpful and we thank her for allowing us to enjoy her beautiful home.
This house is beyond gorgeous! There are amazing walks through the woods, a peaceful lake. The house itself is very clean, has everything you need and is just stunning.
Helen was very helpful, anything I needed she sorted straight away. I would HIGHLY recommend! We are already trying to figure out when we can go back!
I've been in more expensive houses, and I've been in grander houses, but I'd stll choose this place over those. The peaceful and tranquil seclusion, the character and uniqueness of the place whilst still maintaining a cosy and homely feel, the flow of the rooms as you move around it, this property really has it all.
We had almost 20 of us here as a family gathering over a long weekend and all of us unanimously agreed we would happily stay there again. If there was any element of the place that didn't quite score top marks it was the mattress in the main bedroom. It was a standard double and quite bouncy so my partner and I would wake each other up every time the other moved in their sleep. Everyone else in the other rooms were happy with their mattresses. Overall a fantastic place which would suit any occasion or individual.
The bed is Kingsize. Not memory foam which the guest has been accustomed to.