There's a group of 20+ of us who take an annual long weekend, and I'm always amazed at what fabulous accommodation our group leader is able to find! Lea Hall was no exception.
We visited in March and the house was lovely and warm with good central heating as well as the option of open fires in the public rooms. Bedrooms are all beautifully decorated and all have en-suite facilities, although as we were the last to arrive, we did get the smallest room in the house and the one with the lowest ceilings... not ideal, but not the end of the world either.
As with other reviewers, the dining table was laid up on our arrival and we'd brought our own food for dinner on the first night. The kitchen had a 'professional chef' look and feel with stainless steel worktops and deep butler sinks, although dish washers and range cooker were more of a domestic capacity. We struggled a little on our own with this, but the caterers who came in on Saturday night seemed to deliver our 3-course (multi-choice) dinner wihtout any trouble! For this number of people in the house, I'd prefer to see two full-sized dishwashers and a commercial range cooker - for example, I'd made cottage pie for 10 people and the dish wouldn't fit into the ovens so we had to messily decant into smaller baking trays...
Having said that, I'd definately think about staying at Lea Hall again (and make sure that I arrived before my chums to bag one of the beautiful and enormous bedrooms on the first floor at the front of the house!
The house is well located at the end of the village to be peaceful, yet still within walking distance of the village pub and we walked to other villages for pub lunches too. The house and the surrounding area are truely beautiful and ideal for our group as well as the other weddings and celebrations that other reviewers have commented on.