Increasingly we don’t seem to have high and low seasons at Hallsannery. Because increasingly we are hosting a number of special occasions, and obviously those special occasions – birthdays, anniversaries or ‘marking-the-date’ events – fall when they do… whatever the season, whatever the weather.
One of the great things about Hallsannery (so we are told by our guests on a gratifyingly regular basis!) is that there is plenty of gorgeous space inside the House, as well as out, so that if the weather is less-than-kind for that special event, it frankly doesn’t matter! With a ‘Gentleman’s’ reception room for communal sport or film watching or a game of chess, a ‘Ladies’ sitting room for curling up in front of the fire with coffee and a book, not to mention the Library with its giant smart TV, DVDs and oodles of toys if required, there are opportunities for play, for chat or for just being still.
Add to the reception rooms the large and welcoming farmhouse country kitchen which is, inevitably, often the hub of the House – the refectory table ideal for lingering breakfasts and communal cooking. And once prepared, feasts take place in the Dining Room which, resplendent in candles and white linen cloths, can host all of the special occasion party in one elegant space.
Recently we hosted one of these very special events. The lovely couple, celebrating their Golden Wedding anniversary with close family and friends, took over Hallsannery in potentially chilly February… but didn’t let the cold put them off! Here are a few of their kind words…
‘We all fitted beautifully into your house… we had a wonderful, warm, loving, happy fun time. Henry (4 years old) summed up your house, its facilities and your administration when he said, “I’m going to stay here, Grandma!”. Speaking for all present we enjoyed the occasion immensely and the house contributed considerably to that.’
Well, Henry – we’d be delighted to welcome you and your family back!