Stone House can accommodate up to 14 people for overnight stays, and can hold conferences or other events for parties of up to 20 people. We can organise group events, for 10 people or over, such as pheasant, partridge or wild duck shooting, instructed clay pigeon or laser shooting or hot-air ballooning.
In particular, for more than 30 years we have greeted individual guests and small parties looking for that perfect country getaway. Weekend and overnight stays with sumptuous dinners and a unique ambience have resulted in the Hotel having an envious yet closely guarded reputation.
These parties range from small Board level conferences and training sessions, where we can provide a quiet informal luxurious ambiance in our Library for strategic planning, with breaks for coffee and meals and walks in the Gardens for further inspiration, to a full weekend House Party.
In particular, Stone House is available for mid-week or weekend parties of up to 14 guests wishing to hire the Hotel for themselves, enjoying the privacy of their own party with the full attention and hospitality of Jane, Peter and their staff.
Arriving on the first evening, the staff will be on hand to greet guests warmly with a glass of champagne and take their bags up to their rooms, relaxing and readying themselves for a sumptuous feast, served buffet style. An extensive menu of choices is available.
After dinner, they can adjourn to the library for a nightcap and relax in front of a roaring log fire, where coffee, port and brandy are served. When it’s time for bed, they can retire to one of the elegant bedrooms, all of which are individually designed and beautifully furnished to ensure a memorable stay.
The next day, breakfast can be served in the dining room or on the Terrace with favourite newspapers and the latest magazines. The day is then theirs to do as they wish - country walks or site seeing. Alternatively we can arrange a number of different pursuits such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horse Riding, Wine or Gardening Lectures, Beauty Treatments such as a manicure or heavenly massage, or simply a relaxed guided walk followed by a gourmet picnic within the grounds.
The Saturday evening is a time of pure indulgence. Choose from an array of traditional and eclectic dishes all carefully prepared by Jane using only the freshest and finest local produce. A spectacular wine cellar is at your disposal from where you can choose from more than 400 carefully selected wines, and if that isn’t enough, from a small selection of fine, rare and unusual wines entitled ‘Stone House Reserve’ (NB: If you have any special dietary requirements, Jane will be happy to discuss this with you prior to your visit.)
Sunday has long been considered a day of rest and at Stone House we intend to uphold this tradition! Awake at your leisure to a choice of breakfast menus of both Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary, a light Continental Breakfast or full English, followed by a relaxing walk, returning eventually to a traditional Sunday Roast of your choice with all the trimmings served once again in either the dining room or on the terrace.
Peter and Jane Dunn, as well as the staff of Stone House, pride themselves in being able to offer a uniquely bespoke and intimate service which can cater for any special occasion from Birthdays, Anniversaries, Engagements, to Ladies Weekends, or that weekend getaway with your favourite group of friends. The above also lends itself to a really good middle-of-the-week get-away.