Sleeps up to 20 people in 9 bedrooms. Pekes is a fine and interesting 15th Century pre-Tudor Grade II listed manor house, with many original and period features. There are four bathrooms, a large wood-panelled dining room, a beautiful old kitchen with an Aga, and a sitting room. It has a large private garden space, with a huge lawn ending in enormous yew topiary ducks.
The Manor House is our largest, oldest and most historic house. It is on three floors, with oak beam ceilings, panelled rooms, and many beautiful pieces of furniture and interesting pictures. Approached up an old brick path guarded by yews, the picturesque porch opens into an oak-panelled Hall with a beautiful 16th century fireplace. From there you enter the large wood-panelled dining room, with polished wood floor, which has a cosy open fireplace at one end and a large dining table that seats 12, but can be extended to seat up to 26 comfortably. Beyond that there is a comfortable TV room, a kitchen annex for preparing food and washing up (with 2 sinks, electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and large fridge freezer), and finally the large fully-equipped picturesque old kitchen with its original brick floor, oak beams, a huge old working open fireplace, a 4-door oil fired Aga and a microwave, with seating for at least 12 people. The kitchen has its own entrance door and looks out over beautiful countryside. There is a wood-panelled shower room/toilet off the front hall.
Access to the upper floors is by front and back stairs.
The First Floor has 5 charming bedrooms:
The oak-panelled double bedroom with a 4’ (1.2 m) 4-poster double bed
The yellow twin bedroom with two 3’3” (1 m) single beds
The black and white twin bedroom with two 3’ (91 cm) single beds, as well as a folding Z bed.
The small corner double bedroom with a 4’6” (1.37 m) bed
The annexed double bedroom with a 4’6” double bed (1.37m) and a small adjoining room with a 3’ (91 cm) divan that can also be used as a dressing or ironing room.
All bedrooms are accessed by a long corridor, with a bathroom at one end with a bath, basin and WC, and at the other one a bathroom with bath, basin and WC basin and another one with electric shower, basin and WC.
The Second Floor has 3 bedrooms:
The Old Nursery. A double bedroom with a 4’6” (1.37m) double bed and a 2’6” (76 cm) divan.
The Night Nursery. A smaller twin bedroom with two 3’ (91 cm) beds.
The Nannies room. A twin bedroom with two 3’ (91 cm) beds and a 2’6’’ (76 cm) divan.
Additional features of this unique manor house:
Pekes is up a long private drive, so is very quiet and safe for children.
A very large private & secluded south facing lawn with a marked out lawn-badminton court, a croquet set and other games, and a Fire Bowl.
Full oil-fired central heating (included).
Full use of the shared Jacuzzi.
Full use of the shared exotic indoor heated swimming pool.
Full use of the hard tennis court.
A separate Games Room with table tennis, table football, etc.
Two or three cots and high chairs
Free access to all other parts of the garden and park, with footpaths leading away from the estate.
Separate phone line.
Cooking, cleaning and nanny help available on request.
Home-grown vegetables and eggs are often available.
Sorry no Dogs in the manor house.