I felt quite under pressure organising a stay over New Year's Eve for friends! Needn't have worried as we were all blown away by magnificent South Wing. Location great, house is indeed stunning and really well-equipped for big parties. Wonderfully comfortable too, we had a fantastic time relaxing by the fireplace in the enormous sitting room, playing the excellent grand piano...
The owner could not have been more helpful and was extremely patient and responsive in spite of our (completely our own fault) getting in a muddle over keys.
We hope to return - what a way to start the year!
Southview is the perfect destination for a get-together. It is a fabulous property with ample space and lots of character. We booked Southview for a pre-Christmas family celebration and found it to be absolutely perfect. The accommodation is so spacious that you can be assured of finding a quiet corner somewhere if needed. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and the welcome pack was a particularly nice addition. We were a little worried that such a large property might be cold but that was certainly not the case - it was lovely and warm. All the arrangements for our stay were made through Andrew who was incredibly helpful and answered all our questions fully. We look forward to visiting again!
If you want space then South Wing is for you. It's HUGE. We're a group of 4 families with young kids. The kids had a whale of a time running round and there was very little in the way of breakables for the grown ups to have to worry about. The beds were really comfortable, plenty of room round the big table to seat everyone for dinner and a very comfortable living room. There was even bread, butter, milk, bacon and eggs left in the kitchen for us (a lovely touch). We'd definitely go back as it was great value.
Where to even begin? The house itself was astounding. There was me and 11 of my good friends staying at South Wing, and we all spent a good 20 minutes going round the house in absolute awe of the sincere size, style and decor of the place. The bedrooms were amazing, with two ensuites and ample space for everyone to stay. The main living room was an unbelievable size, with a beautiful piano that we did have a go of! The smaller lounge, which was still a considerable size, had a television with Sky sports and bt sports, which definitely help ease the hangovers the next day! The house came with literally everything you could need in a kitchen, and the most beautiful dining room. We couldn't help but sit around it and eat together!
Overall, I'm incredibly happy that I found this place and would easily recommend it to friends and family. And for the price, it's an absolute bargain between a large group of you!
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This was a school reunion weekend, made particularly special due to the fact that the property was actually our old school! More precisely, houses comprises rooms that were a mix of dorms for first year girls, the staff room, headmistress' study and deputy head's apartment! We had not been in those rooms for about 40 years and we were thrilled that they looked the same... nostalgia, but with a large dollop of unfamiliar luxury! The conversion to holiday accommodation has been done beautifully and the 13 of us were hugely impressed. Dinner was in what we remembered as 'The Oak Room' and afternoon tea on the terrace, over-looking the lawn and the ha-ha. We went for a walk around the woods – which in our day was supposed to be a run (while, presumably, the games teacher put her feet up somewhere!). A great weekend that I would recommend to anyone – whether an HH old girl or not...
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