Merrieweathers Stables and Hayloft: Frequently Asked Questions  



What is provided at the property?

Egyptian cotton bed linen/towels/swimming pool towels

Logs for the open fire in the Stables and for the log burner in the Games Lodge/pub.

Charcoal and firelighters for the Outdoor Barbecue.

Tennis raquets and balls/ Croquet set

Initial set up of all basic kitchen and domestic essentials: tea towels, washing up liquid and tablets, toilet rolls, black bags, cleaning products, tea, coffee, sugar. Olive oil, salt and pepper. 

DVDs, board games, books

What do I need to bring?

Toiletries and hairdryers.

‘Top ups’ of any domestic essentials such as toilet rolls, especially if staying more than a weekend.

Table napkins, if self-catering.

Suitable walking boots or wellies, as it can be muddy at any time of the year. Warm jumpers/cardigan/gloves and scarf, especially if clay pigeon shooting.

Indoor shoes or slippers are useful and comfortable as there are a lot of wooden and tiled/stone floors.

Cot bedding/steriliser/baby link.  

Fishing rod and fishing licence if intending to fish.

Can I arrive early?

The rental is for a 4pm arrival and 11 am departure.  We offer an ’Early Bird’ option for £35 per hour extra. Please enquire if you would like this option, as it is subject to availability. For example. if staying for 2 nights, a late departure of 3 pm on Sunday would cost an extra £140.

Can I organise a caterer?

We can give you list of several local caterers for you to enquire directly. They have all been used by previous guests and recommended. Please also see our ‘Catering and Concierge’ page for catering information. 

Is the property isolated? Is there a noise curfew?

Merrieweathers is not an isolated property. There are three other properties on the estate. The playing of music or making a noise which is clearly audible in a nearby accommodation is not permitted after 11.00 pm. No external amplified system can be brought in.

Can I arrange for a supermarket delivery?

It is possible for you arrange for a supermarket delivery but please ensure that the delivery time is after your arrival, so that you can be there to unpack and put chilled foods away. Supermarkets that deliver here include Sainsburys, Tescos, Ocado and Waitrose. Please give them the house phone number 01435 872866 should they need to contact you and check that they have the full address: The Stables, Merrieweathers, East Street, Mayfield TN20 6RJ

How does the Games Lodge/Bar work?

The bar is not stocked, so feel free to bring your own selection of drinks. Beer for the pumps can be ordered and delivered for you on your behalf.  The optics take up to 1.5 litre bottles. There is an ice making machine. There is Bluetooth compatible sound system, CD player, DVD player, Sky, wifi. No external sound system can be used.

Will the pool be heated and available for my stay?

The manor house outdoor pool is available from last weekend of April to last weekend of September and is by arrangement only. We ask that guests make sure that the cover is always replaced after use to retain the heat. Swimming pool towels are provided.

Can I fish on the lake?

Fishing is permitted with a fishing licence. There are carp, tench, roach and trout. Please bring own fishing rod. 

Is there Sky TV?

There is Sky in both the Stables and pub, including Sky sports.