Pekes Manor, Accessible from LondonOur large manor houses are available for exclusive use hire and are within two and half hours’ drive of London. How utterly perfect to be able to escape London on a Friday evening, and arrive at a house for a late supper and hot bath.

There’s something so thrilling about driving up a long drive, seeing a beautiful manor house lit up before you. Heaven – manor houses always have plenty of space for parking!

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Then the deliciousness of unpacking a little case and hanging evening clothes, ready for whatever treat is planned on the Saturday night. What might it be? A grand dinner with silver candelabra and the very best caterers and waiting staff? A Murder-Mystery, with everyone dressed up (and at least one guest in a false moustache)? Or perhaps something more laid back, like a BBQ on the terrace, with a gramophone (oh, okay, someone’s Spotify list) playing beneath a starry sky.

Sunday mornings are rather special in a big country house – those long, lazy lie-ins, then a sinful cooked breakfast that you must walk off before lunch. The handy thing about rural retreats (even in a stately home), is there’s usually good pub-grub to be found in a nearby village. Perfect for a little more indulgence, before you wind your way back to the M25.

Whatever you’re planning, we have some beautiful big houses in the South East, from Oxfordshire, to Sussex to Bedfordshire, all ideal for a family party, or a catch-up with a group of friends. Our properties are all within easy reach of major motorways (M40, M25, M3, M4, M11), and transport can be arranged from the nearest railway station.

Our houses are all privately-owned and run by excellent teams, who can help you arrange your weekend to be exactly as brilliant as you’d imagined it.

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It’s great to leave work on a Friday and be in the countryside by the evening, relaxing with friends. Most houses can help organise catering or we can arrange for piping hot food to be served once you have welcomed your guests with a glass of Champagne, or (a great choice) Cotswold Gin and Fever Tree tonic!

Boxted Hall

Suffolk
  • Sleeps 26
  • Bdrms13
  • Baths11
Weekends from £3,000
Weeks from £4,500

Boxted Hall is a romantic country manor, found deep within…

Compton Nest

Dorset
  • Sleeps 20
  • Bdrms8
  • Baths5
Weekends from £1,250
Weeks from £1,950

A large country cottage on the tippy-toe of beautiful Cranborne…

Northfields House

West Sussex
  • Sleeps 26
  • Bdrms14
  • Baths11
Weekends from £3,240
Weeks from £5,000

A beautiful Edwardian family home, barely 15 miles from the…

North Cadbury Court

Somerset
  • Sleeps 50
  • Bdrms25
  • Baths19
Weekends from £12,000
Weeks from £18,000

An incredible stately home that feels like the very best…

Sparkford Hall

Somerset
  • Sleeps 26
  • Bdrms11
  • Baths10
Weekends from £4,500
Weeks from £6,500

Dozing in the sun at the gate of the West…

Pekes Manor, Accessible from London

Pekes Manor Estate

East Sussex
  • Sleeps 20
  • Bdrms8
  • Baths4
Weekends from £2,600
Weeks from £3,000

Distinctly different: there really is nowhere quite like Pekes.

Smedmore House

Smedmore House

Dorset
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bdrms8
  • Baths5
Weekends from £1,950
Weeks from £3,950

A stunning, privately owned, country house in Dorset, available for…

Langley Grange

Norfolk
  • Sleeps 21
  • Bdrms10
  • Baths7
Weekends from £2,950
Weeks from £3,950

A comfortable country house in South Norfolk, ideal for special…