Carved oak porch way, granite columns with carved stone pediments and arches, wall tapestry and Flemish chandeliers. Sweeping polished oak stairs and carved oak banisters, colourful original tessellated tiled hall floor. Five huge windows facing north, south and west. Connects to the Great Hall.
A magnificent space with original Jacobean oak panelling, intricate polished parquet floor, central brass chandelier, and granite columns with stone archways. There is a huge stone open fireplace with carved surround and a wooden ceiling with stone mullions, along with sumptuous sofas and elegant antiques. The vast windows face west with far reaching views over the valley. Opens on to all main reception rooms. Can seat 60 people for dining.
Beautiful room with original wallpaper and original ebony bookcases stocked with leather bound books, original parquet floor and beamed ceiling, central crystal chandelier, 17th Century Jacobean fireplace, original 8ft wide sliding doors to Drawing Room. Furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs, dual aspect windows facing south with beautiful valley views and towards the local church. Can seat up to 50 people or 120 people across the Library and the Drawing Room.
This wonderfully light and airy Drawing Room features plentiful comfortable seating, two crystal chandeliers, original polished wooden floors, and a beautiful original hand painted ceiling. Dual aspect windows face south overlooking the valley and east overlooking the gardens towards the countryside beyond, with doors to the lawn. Large 8ft sliding doors to Library. Can seat 80 people or 120 people across the Drawing Room and Library.
A cosy room with chesterfield sofas, arm chairs and a beautiful carved stone open fireplace, with racing green walls, modern and traditional artwork, stags and tiger’s head. Bar area with glassware, and a TV is available by arrangement for sports/movies. Three windows face west over pasture land.
A spacious room traditionally used as the Dining Room, with a beautiful hanging tapestry, original oil paintings, crystal chandelier, wood panelled ceiling and three huge picture windows with lovely views. Oval dining table and chairs to seat 30 guests. Can seat up to 60 people for dining.
Stunning Victorian octagonal double height vaulted ceiling kitchen, granite and Victorian tiled floor, arched windows, huge Portland stone arched original cooking range. Central island with breakfast bar /space for table to seat 8. Fully equipped with all cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery and glassware for 120 guests.
Butler’s Pantry and Galley Kitchen
Small range stove, original wooden panelled cupboards, galley kitchen to side with sink, fridge, dish washer, kettles, microwave & toaster. Large table to seat 10.
A versatile room with a beautiful original fireplace and views towards the south, that can be set up to suit your needs, as either a bedroom (twin or super king) to connect with the neighbouring bedroom, a lounge to the neighbouring bedroom to create a suite, a playroom for children or as an additional lounge or breakout room with sofas. Can take an additional z bed if required.
A small double bedroom that connects with The Den, with adjoining shower room. Shared bathroom with the Den. This room is ideal for the less able being on the ground floor with a low threshold shower room.
Double bedroom with en suite shower room designed for limited mobility with a disabled alarm system, reinforced bed and wheelchair access, as well as a wet room shower room. (The room is opposite the Hideout and The Den bedrooms ideal for a carer if necessary).
Particularly spacious bedroom with four poster double bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower. Can fit 1 Z bed.
The Master Suite with four poster bed, sofa and views over the church with a large easterly facing en suite with twin baths. Also has access to separate shower room. Can fit 1 Z bed.
Large room with four poster, en suite bathroom. Also has access to separate shower room. Can fit 1 Z bed.
Large bedroom with four poster bed, en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Can fit 1 Z bed or cot if required.
Westerly facing bedroom with four poster bed and en suite bathroom. Also has access to separate shower room. Can fit 1 Z bed.
Easterly facing super-king bedroom with en suite shower room and can fit 1 Z bed.
Easterly facing super-king bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower over bath. Can fit 1 Z bed.
Northerly facing super king (can be arranged as twin) bedroom with en suite bathroom (small bath). Space for 1 Z bed.
South facing four-poster double bedroom. It has its own entrance and interlinks to The Baroness, with a shared shower room off The Baron. The interconnecting door between The Baron and The Baroness can be locked.
South facing bedroom with a zip-link super king bed which can be a twin bedroom, with own entrance and en suite shower room. Has an adjoining door The Baron. Can squeeze a small Z bed or cot in if 3 children using the room.
(N.B. The interconnecting door between The Baron and The Baroness can be locked. You have to walk through The Baron to use the shower room, or use the Lofts shower room without going through other bed).
Small west facing double bedroom with own shower room along the corridor.
A bright dual aspect South and West super king bedroom (can be twin), en suite bathroom (shower over bath) and own entrance.
Connecting door to The Duchess. The interconnecting door between The Duke and The Duchess can be locked.
A super king bedroom (can be twin) with a shared bathroom (shower over bath) with The Duke through interconnecting door. The interconnecting door between The Duke and The Duchess can be locked and Duchess guests can walk around, not through, the Duke to use the shared bathroom. Also has own entrance to corridor. Can squeeze a small Z bed or cot in if 3 children using the room.
North facing super king bedroom (can be twin) with en suite bathroom (small bath) and space for 1 Z bed.
Small room with a double bed created from the original bell tower with small en suite.
This is one of the largest bedrooms in the house and is the most flexible. Set in high eaves, it can have 1 super king (which can be a twin) plus 3 single beds, 2 super kings with 1 single bed or 5 single beds. It has an en suite shower room and also is large enough for 1 additional Z bed.
The following 8 bedrooms can be closed off if you want to hire the house with only 19 bedrooms, reducing your main house sleeping capacity from 66 to 44.
SECOND FLOOR BEDROOMS
An east facing bedroom with a zip-link super king bed (can be a twin) with en suite shower room.
Large east facing super king bedroom (can be twin) with en suite shower room and space for 1 Z bed.
Set in high eaves with original beams. Double bed en suite shower room and space for 1 cot.
A room with high eaves and original character beams, zip-link super king or twin beds and space for 1 cot. Little Loft can interconnect with Big Loft and shares a shower room which is accessed off the main corridor.
The larger of our two loft bedrooms, there is a zip-link super king or twin beds, space for 1 Z bed or a cot, Adjacent shower room accessed off the main corridor and shared with Little Loft. Big Loft can interconnect with Little Loft to create a family suite.
Large double room with an en suite bathroom. It has space for 1 Z bed.
One of the largest rooms in the house with a zip link super king bed (can be twin) and an antique continental day bed which can be used as a small double / big single. It also has space for up to 2 Z beds. It has an en suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
A Luxury bedroom in the high eaves with original beams and an en suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Two double beds as a luxury twin. There is also a large double sofa bed, so it can easily sleep 6.
MAIN HOUSE GARDEN WING
Attached to the main house next to the Upper Lawn. Rented at additional cost. Capacity 8 persons.
Double bed with en suite shower room.
Double bedroom with shared bathroom (shower over bath) with Bedrooms 3 & 4.
Double bedroom with shared bathroom (shower over bath) with Bedrooms 2 & 4.
Zip Link bed which can either be a twin beds or a 6ft super king. The bedroom is on the ground floor and shares a bathroom (shower over the bath) with Bedrooms 2&3 upstairs.
GATE HOUSE LODGE
The Gate House Lodge is a 3 minute walk down the driveway by the entrance gate and has two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs with a dining room, kitchen and lounge downstairs. The lounge can be used as an additional bedroom with the sofabed. Rented at additional cost. Capacity 6 persons.
King bed with shared bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Zip Link bed: can be a 5ft king bed or a slim twin. Shared bathroom with bath & separate shower.
Normally set up as a lounge but with a double sofa bed with shared bathroom upstairs.
Large gates lead to a sweeping driveway with parking for many cars. There are 5.5 acres of beautiful gardens, with lawns, terraces, flower beds, a croquet lawn, tennis courts, children’s play area, a five aside football pitch. Beautiful views over the 5,000 acre Ayan Estate with pastures, meadows, woodland and farmland, with miles of lovely walks.