We booked for Christmas 2017 2 years ago. A long time in the planning Gray Manes was absolutely everything we hoped it would be. Tanya and Chris have thought of everything for a family stay at their beautiful house. We stayed with four generations from Great grandparents aged 83 and 81 to the youngest great grandchild, Ethel, who was 5 months. The pool was fantastic and the children (and adults) couldn't wait to swim every day! The kitchen is so well equipped and it was lovely to have nice glasses and plenty of crockery and table ware. We cooked Christmas dinner for 16 and catered for all other meals for the whole week. Our only slight issue was that the hot water ran out, especially after everyone had swam and came back for showers. It just needs staggering a little so everyone can have hot showers after swimming. It truly is an amazing experience and we would love to stay again.
Our group of 12 friends have been having a Christmas get-together for quite a few years. We have gravitated from hotels to self catering now. Graymanes looked amazing on the website and easily exceeded our expectations in terms of comfort and quality. All of the bedrooms are of a high standard so nobody felt disappointed. The communal lounge and real fire was very much enjoyed. The pool area and water temperature provided a haven for fun and relaxation on wintery days. We were happy to cook for ourselves in the beautiful and well-equipped kitchen. We have already booked for next year! Thanks to Tanya for prompt and detailed emails and great to meet Chris on arrival and departure. Would highly recommend.
Our annual family get-together usually takes us to a different place each year, but after visiting Graymanes last year, we couldn't wait to go back. It is just perfect for the children who all enjoy the lovely pool, games and play equipment. The adults enjoy the superb facilities with everything you could possibly want, provided.
It was good to meet you Tanya on our arrival and have any questions answered. I'm sure we'll be back sometime in the future.
We have just returned from our 4th visit to Graymanes. It is such a special house, the facilities are superb and we have been very lucky to have made such lovely family memories with our grandchildren over the years. The house is so well equipped for every age group and Tanya and Chris are the most attentive hosts.
Our granddaughter was 5 days old when she made her 1st visit and her brother was 2 weeks old-now 4 and 1, they love the pool and the freedom of the large secure garden and the play area.
Leisurely breakfasts cooked in the fantastically laid out kitchen before the family each go off exploring or making full use of the games room/pool and garden during the day, cream teas on return in the afternoon, followed by everyone enjoying a slap up meal in the evening around the dining table-lots of chatter and laughter-perfection!
We are already trying to synchronise calendars to book up again-cant wait.
A perfect 60th birthday celebration, 10 adults and 2 children. We were looking for a house with a pool and outside play areas. Well this property had it all. The bedrooms were all beautifully decorated with most ensuite bathrooms and 2 bedrooms with bathrooms across the hall. A massive lounge, fully equipped kitchen/dining area. The indoor play area for the children was stacked with toys and games although spent most of our time outside as our weather was so lovely . The pool is huge, with another games room attached, we all had great fun. It was an absolutely amazing property and for anyone looking for a group celebration/break would not hesitate in recommending graymanes. Thank you Tanya for making my birthday so special.