Activity & Leisure
2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
This beautifully presented and spacious period house has been stylishly updated to offer the perfect country home for larger families or groups and has an additional self-contained annex. Originally an Edwardian gatehouse, Cryals Lodge was re-designed and renovated with indoor and outdoor entertaining in mind; added features include a Finnish barbecue hut. The property sits within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by apple orchards and rolling countryside.Entering Cryals Lodge (ref UK31934) via the porch/boot room, a second glazed door leads into the large reception hall, with a striking galleried landing, skylights and large seated/entertaining area. The hall features traditional oak parquet flooring and a balustrade staircase rising up to the first floor. A ‘den’ featuring a Smart TV and gaming console is just off the hall. The living room has a parquet floor, bespoke fitted oak cupboards, a cosy dual-aspect (to the hall) glazed gas fire and wide bi-folding doors opening out to a decked ‘outdoor lounge.’ There is a generously proportioned family kitchen/breakfast room with corian work tops, a central island unit/breakfast bar, walnut veneered cupboards and fitted Neff appliances. The room has bi-fold doors opening out to a large patio and barbecue area with furniture and daybed. The dining room, open plan to the kitchen, is presented in a period style with louvred shutters and features a large oak dining table seating 10-12. The galleried landing on the first floor features a cushioned window seat enjoying a view over the garden and on to the orchards beyond. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and a well-appointed en-suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms, two sharing a shower room, and a stylish family bathroom.Outside, the gardens have a contemporary feel and are bordered by high mixed hedging to the boundary offering total privacy. Landscaped terraces span the doors to the living areas, creating flexible space for summer entertaining and merging into a good area of level lawn. A outdoor shower sits alongside the house and a purpose-built Finnish barbecue hut, complete with electricity, reindeer skins and a central cooking grill can seat up to 12 people for cosy evenings together. An enclosed field of about 1½ acres provides additional space close by, ideal for children and animals.Cryals Annex (ref UK31935) features an open plan living space (with fully fitted kitchen) and bi-folding doors leading out to a decked terrace. A ground-floor bedroom and bathroom are in separate rooms. Spiral stairs take guests to a well-proportioned first floor bedroom/studio with en-suite facilities, with views over the garden.The property is conveniently located in a semi-rural position about 1 mile from the popular village of Matfield, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty and on the High Weald Landscape Trail. Cryals is about 4 miles from Paddock Wood / 8 miles from Tonbridge mainline stations, with regular services to London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street in about 45 minutes. Shops 4 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile..
Ground Floor:Entrance porch: With storage for boots and coats.Galleried reception hall: With gas fire, seated/entertaining space and vaulted ceiling.Living room: With gas fire, Smart TV, wooden floor and bi-folding doors leading to deck.Snug: With Smart TV and games console.Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, two electric ovens, induction hob, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, wooden floor and bi-fold doors leading to patio.Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.Separate toilet.First Floor:Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 3).Bedroom 3: With double bed and single bed.Bedroom 4: With double bed.Bedroom 5: With super kingsize bed.Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Garden with patio, garden furniture and Finnish barbecue hut. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Awaze Vacation Rentals Ltd.
Registered Office: Sunway House, Raglan Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 2LW.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77