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Historic Country House with outdoor swimming pool, games lodge and tennis court

Bedrooms 8
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Mayfield and Five Ashes Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Max. adults: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Peaceful location- so please respect this- no noise disturbance at any time.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Meryweder ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Roll top bath
    Maharajah Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Roll top bath
    Brock Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Luxurious bathroom with basins,showers, jacuzzi-all double!
    Family bathroom, first floor - toilet , tub , shower , Very large bathroom with large roll top bath.
    Shower room 2nd floor - toilet , shower
    Swimming pool shower room - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Shower room (with steam) and changing room for pool.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • The Brock Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Staircase to private dressing rm, ensuite bathroom, balcony
    Packham Bedroom - 1 double , First floor. Basin in room. Bathroom next door.
    Weston Bedroom - 1 king , First Floor. Basin in room. Bathroom next door. Can be twin
    Meryweder Suite - 1 double , First floor. Private Ensuite bathroom
    Maharajah Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , First floor. With private ensuite bathroom
    Miller Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor. Basin in room.
    Jennings bedroom - 1 king , 2nd Floor. Basin in room. Can be a twin.
    Stride Bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 2nd Floor.
  • All bedrooms have TV. Beds are made up with Egyptian cotton linen. No bedrooms on ground floor, but the library can be converted into a single bedroom very well for an elderly guest (has a cloakroom next door).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Clay pigeon shooting available on estate. Fishing is available on the lake (with licence). The lakes are unfenced. Sorry no dogs due to livestock on adjacent field. Cot and High chair provided (bring own cot bedding). A booking form will be sent to you for the bed configuration required and guest list. This will need to be returned at least two weeks before arrival.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,107.88
Pet Fee $41.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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