Depending on the weather, the time of year and your wishes, the drinks reception will take place in the gardens or in the interconnecting Drawing Room, Little Drawing Room and Main Hall.
The Drawing Room
If your reception is inside, it will be based in the Drawing Room and interconnecting Little Drawing Room and Main Hall. These rooms form the heart and soul of the house. Beautiful classical paintings and family portraits, antique furniture and china give these rooms both a historical and homely feel. Like all the rooms at Iscoyd, huge windows let light pour in and connect the interior with the gardens outside. They are warm and cosy with roaring fires, candles, chandeliers and wooden floors. Although elegant, these rooms are not too formal – much more important to be homely and inviting.
The lovely gardens were carefully redesigned a few years ago by Michael Balston and Xa Tollemache, two of the UK’s leading garden designers. There is a wonderful variation of formal gardens and wilder areas – stunning rose and lavender gardens, herbaceous borders and hedging are contrasted with areas of woodland, parkland and Grace-Ann’s Pond which, when still, mirrors the house perfectly. With so many places for photographs, they are also perfect for entertaining your guests – lovely places to walk or sit, so much to explore, and croquet and garden games on the lawn.
Plans of the house and gardens
An overview of how the house flows and fits together