Waterside Manor has been a happy family home for many years, and benefits from an unrivalled position on the edge of the most beautiful lake. I have often thought it a shame not to be enjoyed by more. In July 2015 the doors were open for weekends/weeks for family gatherings, birthdays, holidays etc. It is going from strength to strength, and I have been touched by all the wonderful comments in the visitor's book. Please follow on instagram: watersidemanor
Why Owner chose Wadhurst
Completely unique setting in the South-East of England. 13 miles of walks & cycling at the end of the drive with outstanding views of the lake and countryside. Private but easily accessible
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Being so close to London and with excellent access by car via A21 or train to Waterloo, Charing Cross, London Bridge & Cannon Street it lends itself for Company teambuilding days, with fishing, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, golf, spa, sailing, kayaking, cycling etc all within 10 minutes or less. The dining room makes an ideal board room for meetings and with all reception rooms & terraces having views of the lake it has a calm & thought provoking ambience.
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Waterside Manor is a lovely country house. The owner is attentive to every detail. This made our family stay feel luxurious as well as comfortable. Help with cooking, shopping, pick up at airport was also available. The house is in beautiful surroundings and many gardens, castles and other sites are within easy reach.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and you’re welcome back anytime.
Waterside Manor was perfect, beautiful views, lots to do and good pubs and shops in surrounding area
Our family of 7 children aged from 3 to 19, parents and grandparents were ideally catered for with a games' room to play snooker, table tennis and table football and a hot tub. These were equally loved by all. The older boys also enjoyed playing football and such on the xbox in the small cosy lounge, where the parents occupied in the evening for drinks and chats. We often found granddad in the quiet lounge reading and relaxing.
We enjoyed the beautiful walks along the wooden paths around the water and thought the boating looked good. Time overtook us and it would have been advisable to check times and days on our arrival for the boating.
We had an excellend lunch at The Vineyard pub two miles away. Although it was extremely busy and we had to wait, but well worth it when the food arrived. On holiday we were happy to drink and nibble in the meantime.
Preparing meals for ourselves there was everything you could ask for provided in the kitchen. It was enjoyable to eat meals all together at the magnificent large dining table.
Also outside picnics on a table large enough for us all was enjoyed.
We found a lovely store in Wadhurst with any food you could wish for. I took note if we came again, I may avail myself of their "Cook" ready prepared meals. It was a lovely town to visit and we loved the Art Gallery.
Our 3 year old grandson loved the huge slide at the play park nearby.
We would recommend The Chequers Inn at Lamberhurst, which turned out to be a delicious Italian delicatessen with fresh olives, hams and cheeses and childrens' delight of home made cakes, as well as providing good beers as a pub but also coffees and teas.
At Waterside Manor all of us enjoyed the view across the water, whilst relaxing in a sheltered spot with cosy chairs and watching all the children playing catch on the huge lawn area.
The bedrooms were perfect for us all as everyone had an en suite bathroom appreciated by all. Grandma and Grandad were privileged to have their own dressing room and an extra large bath as well as shower.
We all enjoyed this Mansion so much that we did not watch or feel the need to watch television the whole of the time of our stay. We enjoyed a game of cards and discovered two cupboards full of board games, but did not have enough holiday time..We were all sad when it was time to leave.
Thank you to Helen for her thoughtfulness in leaving so much in the house for her guest to have such a lovely time.
Thank you so much for the lovely review, it is always so pleasing to know that guests have enjoyed their stay and you certainly seemed to have explored the local region too!
Best wishes and do come back anytime.
Perfect for all ages.
Twice a year we bring the family together. We have an age range of 2years to 79 years with many requirements. This house met everyone,s requirements. The children loved their independence on the second floor. Parents praised the vast bedrooms and solid walls reducing the sounds of offspring. Every room has beautiful views and the house is so well equipped. The older members enjoyed the sheltered outside area overlooking the reservoir and the constant activity. Lots of activities and excellent pubs. It was a huge success and a great 4 days. Linda
Thank you Linda - so glad you all had a lovely time and you were super guests!
Beautiful Home, Perfect for a Family Holiday
The house is beautiful; the photos really don’t do it justice! Helen was very easy to make arrangements with, and was keen to make things easy for us. We had a wonderful meals catered by Chef Andrea - the food was amazing and she was so lovely to talk to...it was the highlight of a wonderful stay!
Thank you for the review. So pleased you all had a lovely time and that Andrea did a great job.
Stunning lakeside manor house
Beautiful property in a lovely setting on the edge of Bewl Water, perfect for a family weekend of 18 adults. Loads of living space downstairs with several lounges, games room and a huge kitchen and dining room. Bedrooms all impressive with some of the rooms as big as an apartment! Great location for walking or cycling around the lake. Plenty of parking and a really peaceful spot, the hot tub must have one of the best views in SE England.
A beautifully presented and 'homey' house with wonderful space, decor and outstanding views.
A fabulous venue for a large group, the dining hall and kitchen/diner really lent itself to easy, family living. The bedrooms were wonderfully presented, clean, tidy, cosy and warm. Having the use of the hot-tub, football table, pool and table-tennis was the perfect mix of entertainment - we didn't need the TV! The inglenook fireplace in the main sitting lounge was a wonderful focal point and we enjoyed cosy evenings gathered in there playing card games and socialising. It's a lovely quiet, tranquil place to retreat to with some lovely places to visit nearby. A must-see is Scotney Castle - in the holidays, get there as it opens at 10am (check-times) as parking is a bit limited and it does get busy. The owner, Helen Hulme-Kendall could not have been more helpful and we thank her for allowing us to enjoy her beautiful home.