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Merryweathers - a cottage that sleeps 21 guests in 8 bedrooms

Bedrooms 8
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 1 nights


About the property

Merryweathers - a cottage that sleeps 21 guests in 8 bedrooms

Merryweathers is a modern individual house, of a contemporary design, enjoying far reaching views to the south west over rolling Sussex countryside. This home embraces stylish open plan living with a flexibility of layout. The walled gardens have been landscaped to provide various garden "rooms" that are perfect for al-fresco entertaining.

From the moment you enter the primary living space from the reception hall, you see a tantalizing glimpse of the enchanting views that lie to the back of the house from the French doors that lead to the "wrap-round" decked balcony. The open plan family space is the hub of the home, with a raised sitting room having a vaulted ceiling with skylights and further French doors to balconies, ideal for al-fresco entertaining as one sits and watches the sun set over a stunning outlook. Setting the mood, the sitting room is enhanced with various lighting arrangements, including recessed "café style" blue lights. Family and friends are drawn to sit around the table in the central dining area which is open plan to the kitchen, a large inviting space that has plenty of room for helpers! Natural Oak flooring spreads throughout the rest of the ground floor, linking each area and room seamlessly and allowing the natural light to reflect.

The house has 7 bedrooms and two open sleeping areas, along with 4 bath or shower rooms (2 being en-suite). This flexible accommodation suits groups of friends or large family groups who want to escape to the countryside and celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy each other's company in beautiful surroundings.

Merryweathers also offer a catering service "Merry Cuisine". Our in-house caterers give each group complete freedom to select anything from food for a light lunch, a cooked three course evening meal to a buffet BBQ in the wonderful gardens. Guests can choose to have pre prepared food delivered to the house, or to take advantage of the team to cook, serve and clear away, leaving them free to relax with their group, knowing all their catering needs have been taken care of.

Keen gardeners will love what was originally the walled kitchen garden to the historic house next door. It has been lovingly and imaginatively landscaped and designed to give separate "rooms", each with a different and distinctive theme. Immediately adjoining the house is an expansive sun terrace with fossil mint limestone paving edged on 2 sides with a water feature wall. The paving continues under a large pergola covered with productive grape vines, inviting you to entertain en masse "Italian style" around a large dining table. Steps lead down from this terrace to paths which lead in turn to an impressive Arbour, covered in white and purple wisterias, climbing roses and clematis. To one side of the arbour is a formal "parterre" garden having gravelled paths and box hedges enclosing formal flower and rose beds and including fruit trees and lavenders. Espalier apple and pear trees have been trained along the old south facing wall and a pair of "standard" bay trees overlook a lower level lawn, ideal for games of football.

More Details

Property Manager
Mulberry Cottages
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Etchingham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 -
    Bathroom #2 -
    Bathroom #3 -
    Bathroom #4 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Merryweathers: sleeps 21 in 8 bedrooms and 2 open sleeping areas, with 4 bath or shower rooms - 2 of which are en-suite Ground Floor Open plan kitchen dining room with dining table to seat 12. Additional foldaway table and seats to join main table if you require extra seating up to 22. Kitchen has electric hob, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridges Steps up to open plan living room with balcony Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with Kingsize zip linked bed, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with spa bath. Bedroom (sleeps 2) with bunk beds Separate WC Lower Ground Floor Steps down from dining area to large bedroom with 4 single beds (sleeps 4) Basement Bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size zip linked bed Bedroom (sleeps 2) with double bed Shower room Large second open plan sitting/dining room with second kitchen area. Utility room with freezer,washing machine, dryer First Floor Bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size zip linked bed, en-suite shower room Bedroom (sleeps 2) with two single size beds Bedroom (sleeps 3) with double bed plus a single bed Shower room The large landing has 2 single beds (sleeps 2) Outside Gardens to the rear and side of the house includes BBQ Parking at the front of the house for around 8 cars Services Wi-Fi
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
​Cot and High Chair available, cot bedding not provided Parking on private drive for 8 cars Catering service available, please ask booking team for more information. The owner can also organise entertainment on request together with vehicle hire. Please note the garden at Merryweathers is set over a number of different levels, some with drops of about a metre. Children should therefore be supervised at all times to prevent accidents. Beds will be made up as standard unless stated otherwise in the bed configuration which needs to be returned to the booking team at least a week prior to arriving


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Situated next to Ringden fruit farm, selling a range of local and handmade produce in their shop. Hawkhurst Village is just a few minutes in the car and offers a variety of amenities including post office, general store, cinema, butchers, grocers, pharmacy, bookshop, local inns and church.





  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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