The smallest of the rooms, although intimate and charming, it has no less character than the house’s larger rooms.

On display is a Victoria Cross and other military medals and a candle from John Smeaton's Eddystone Lighthouse of 1759.

As inspiration for successful negotiations, a portrait of Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt at the signing of the Atlantic agreement presides over Reading Room meetings.

Meetings and intimate lunches

The Reading Room is a pleasantly intimate space that lends itself to small board meetings, dinners and lunches. Connected by wide, double doors to the library, it can also serve as a reception room for a larger event.


Length 20'2" 6.1 m
Width 19'5" 5.7 m


Reception 20
Round tables 10
Boardroom 20