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!

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…

The London House

London
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bdrms7
  • Baths3
Weekends from £1,900
Weeks from £3,800

A generous and private central-London town house; perfect for enjoying…

Chaffeymoor Grange

Dorset
  • Sleeps 20
  • Bdrms10
  • Baths9
Weekends from £3,500
Weeks from £6,400

A beautiful Dorset stone manor house with gorgeous views of…

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…

Great Oak Park

Surrey
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bdrms8
  • Baths4
Weekends from £2,450
Weeks from £3,995

Cushioned by woodlands and ribbons of meadows, a beautiful house…

Mears Ashby Hall

Northamptonshire
  • Sleeps 20
  • Bdrms9
  • Baths5
Weekends from £4,950
Weeks from £7,950

A beautifully-appointed Jacobean country manor: a house in which to…

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…

Smallfield Place

Surrey
  • Sleeps 14
  • Bdrms7
  • Baths7
Weekends from £3,600
Weeks from £8,000

A beautiful Tudor mansion in the depths of the Surrey…