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On the ground floor there are two fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers, ovens, microwaves and refrigeration units to adequately cater for your party. There is a permanent formal dining room with space for up to 14 people. More people can be accommodated in one of the other reception rooms and significantly more can enjoy a buffet style meal or even a barbeque in one of the outside courtyards.
There are four spacious reception rooms, including the dining room, plus two smaller sitting rooms. Three of the rooms have large open fireplaces, one of which is set within an imposing 12 foot inglenook. There are many special features in the house including a beautiful ornate carved oak screen and stained glass shields installed by Sir Edward Bysshe (Garter King of Arms immediately before the English Civil War). Although the house is full of historic connections (the most notable being evidence of a visit by Anne Boleyn to the earlier Tudor part of the house) it is fully equipped with modern technology including wireless broadband, a multi room sound system, flat screen TVs and DVD players and iPod docks in all bedrooms.
There are seven good sized bedrooms available for guests, most of which are made up as doubles. Three of the bedrooms are very large and can easily be made up as twin or family rooms on request. All the bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and all have newly refurbished en-suite bathrooms fitted out to the highest standard.
The gardens are a key attraction of Smallfield Place, with its formal highlights including the Tudor knot and herb gardens, the croquet lawn, the courtyard areas and the water gardens, converted from the remains of the old moat.
Extending further from the house there are numerous secluded areas, including two small lakes, offering many delightful places in which to sit and relax and providing perfect backdrops for photographs.
Please note that the extensive water within the garden means that the property is unsuitable for small children to be left unattended. There is a small space of fenced off garden but the amount of water means that the property is not suitable for large outdoor parties with toddlers.
We regret that no pets are allowed in the house. Smoking is also not permitted in any part of the building.