Dining rooms for family festivities
We have selected a special yuletide collection of homes being marketed by Jackson-Stops & Staff, all with space and style to accommodate the whole extended family and friends for a lavish Christmas feast. Shore Hall is situated in an idyllic rural setting just outside the village of Cornish Hall End, on the Essex/ Suffolk border. The town of Audley End, with train services to London Liverpool St in under an hour, is thirteen miles away. The property dates from the late 16th Century and has been remodelled and extended over the centuries to provide an exquisite family home. The panelled dining room links the two wings of the house and enjoys a double aspect, with views over the Cart Pond to one side. There are exceptional equestrian facilities, with five loose boxes and a paddock, which makes up part of the 21 acres of grounds. The property is on the market for 2,500,000 with our Newmarket office (tel.: 01638 662231). For more information click here.    The Old Rectory, in the village of Withington, eight miles south-west of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, is a grade II listed Cotswold home. The spacious home includes a medieval banqueting hall, with vaulted ceiling timbers; a vast space perfect for large scale entertaining. The main house includes five bedrooms and an integral studio flat with bathroom and there is a separate two bedroom staff annexe. The grounds extend to around 6.4 acres and incorporate a tennis court, orchard, stables and swimming pool. Kemble, fifteen miles distant, runs train services to London Paddington in 75 minutes. The property is on the market for 3,500,000 with our Cirencester office (tel.: 01285 653334). For more information click here.           Home to four former mayors of Macclesfield, Cheshire, Summer Hill, a detached Georgian manor house, occupies an elevated position within the town. There is a high ceilinged dining room with decorative ceiling in addition to an enormous orangery, added in 1896, which has an original tiled floor and stained glass windows. There are six bedrooms, some with stained glass windows and an integral staff flat/ granny annexe. The grounds extend to around one acre and include a separate double garage with office/ party room above perfect for an after lunch game of charades. The property is on the market for 1,100,000 with our Wilmslow office (tel.: 01625 540340). For more information, click here.         The Old Rectory, Elmstone, is a substantial Victorian property, located in this small village, nine miles to the east of the cathedral city of Canterbury, Kent. The property has been refurbished to a very high standard, with stylish interior dcor. The large dining room has a large bay window and pretty Adam fireplace and leads through to the spacious orangery, allowing for flexible dining arrangements. The 37 drawing room, wine cellar and two bedroom cottage further add to this propertys credentials as an ideal home for hosting Christmas. The property is on the market for 2,800,000 with our Canterbury office (tel.: 01227 781600). For more information click here.