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!

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…

Skyfall

Somerset
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bdrms6
  • Baths3
Weekends from £1,350
Weeks from £1,750

Skyfall sleeps up to 16 guests in six bedrooms, and…

Clevedon Hall in Somerset

Clevedon Hall

Somerset
  • Sleeps 50
  • Bdrms25
  • Baths25
Weekends from £15,000
Weeks from £40,000

A grand country house in its own estate, on the…

Wiston House

West Sussex
  • Sleeps 80
  • Bdrms48
  • Baths48
Weekends from £14,500
Weeks from £60,000

A beautifully-kept Elizabethan manor house, for the very finest of…

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.

Hill Place

Hampshire
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bdrms6
  • Baths5
Weekends from £2,350
Weeks from £4,450

Wrapped within glorious orchards, with views over the parkland to…

Oxon Hoath

Oxon Hoath

Kent
  • Sleeps 50
  • Bdrms28
  • Baths20
Weekends from £4,800
Weeks from £12,600

The magnificent and secluded Oxon Hoath Country Estate - the…