Earls Hall is a place that allows you to be yourself. It’s
all very warm, cosy and both child and pet friendly. There
are two sitting rooms to spread out in, one positively gracious with
piano and wood burning stove (all wood provided) and a fine dining
room with stove and impressive portraits, suitably atmospheric for
that big night of entertaining (the table seats 16, although has
squeezed in far more in its time). A dual fuel range cooker
with two ovens rules the light and spacious kitchen and there are
six bedrooms for a multitude of guests. The lovingly maintained
large, peaceful grounds offer a stream, orchard, vegetable garden
and many mature trees, not forgetting a ceramic pizza oven that is
always a hit with the kids. And with short breaks starting at just
£800, what more could a large group ask for?
The house is especially welcoming for family groups, but not a party venue owing to limitations on parking.
Some of the décor is classic English eccentric, evidence of the
various tastes of the owner’s father’s four wives, each of whom originated
from a different continent!
There are three double bedrooms, a twin
room, a bunk room accommodating three children and a family bedroom
with two double beds. In addition, the two sitting rooms each have
double sofa beds, so up to 19 can be accommodated in comfort. There
are three bathrooms, and an additional two downstairs loos.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped. There is also a handy utility
room with two washing machines and another cooker, useful if part
of your group prefers to eat independently. Bed linen and towels
Amazingly you can harvest delicious fruit and vegetables
from the garden when in season (within reason). If anyone says they
are bored there are 100’s of videos, DVD’s and games to choose from,
a full size table tennis table and wireless broadband. There are
hammocks, croquet and badminton sets, a very rabbity tennis court,
and a few assorted bikes provided. A network of quiet country lanes,
ideal for cycling, surrounds the house. It would be possible to host
a small conference here, as there are plenty of comfortable meeting