Mark and Emma Hewlett’s peaceful and relaxing late Georgian country house is set in seven acres of Heritage Gardens, including formal walled gardens. The house is elegantly and comfortably furnished, with a drawing room overlooking the Italian Loggia, an honesty library bar, and a restaurant in the dining room.
The individually-designed and immaculately maintained bedrooms command lovely views over the gardens and towards the estuary beyond, and in an adjoining coach house there are newer rooms and self-catering suites, with some offering a more contemporary ambience.
Mark and Emma continue with their ongoing programme of improvements to the property - the range of amenities offered is unusual for a country house, and includes croquet, a tennis court and an indoor swimming pool, plus a gym and aromatherapy treatment rooms. And work continues on a large organic vegetable garden, which is planted in the traditional potager design and supplies fresh seasonal produce to the kitchen.
When the house and gardens are open, light daytime meals and afternoon tea are available to visitors at the Pink Teacup Café, in the conservatory.
Dinners cooked by Emma are served in the Peacock Dining Room, overlooking the lovely gardens at the back, and an unusually extensive wine list includes some real treats.