Merrieweathers: Frequently Asked Questions  



What is provided at the property?

Egyptian cotton bed linen/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.

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 required.

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- no shoes rule in the house.

Cot bedding/steriliser/baby link.  

Fishing rod and fishing licence if intending to fish.

Can I arrive early?

Usually our arrival time is 4 pm and 10 am departure. If you would like to extend your stay we charge £25 per hour extra. Please enquire if you would like this option, as it is subject to availability.

Can I organise a caterer?

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

Is the property isolated? Is there a noise curfew?

Merrieweathers Stables and Hayloft 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 from the local rother valley brewery: please contact us for details.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.

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.

Can I pay extra for the swimming pool to be used out of season?

Unfortunately this is not an option. We have a pretty long season for the swimming pool (April- end of October) and it is not possible to extend the season longer than this due to the drop in temperature overnight.

Can I bring extra guests, sleeping on an airbed?

Our maximum guest limit is 18 in total in the Stables and Hayloft. We can not accept more than this due to fire regulations. We have extra accommodation available in the manor house on the estate. Please enquire should you wish to book extra rooms.