MULBERRY HOUSE was built in 1767 as a home for the local Squire. It took ten years to build and stands in 22 acres of landscaped grounds, which are enhanced by the lake, the only remaining part of an original Tudor moat. In 1788 the squire became the Rector of St Mary the Virgin in the village of High Ongar and the house was to remain the church rectory for almost 200 years.
The many trees that grow in the grounds include a Wellingtonia Fir, planted to celebrate the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, and the Mulberry Tree, which gave the House its name. The lake is home to our black swans, ducks and moorhens.
Mulberry House offers a striking combination of traditional Georgian architecture and modern, twenty-first century additions successfully combining the old and the new. The house is a constant reminder of the importance of strong foundations and enduring values and also the need for flexibility and innovation so necessary in today’s world.
A friendly and warm welcome awaits you when you visit Mulberry and our professional, dedicated chefs work hard to ensure that all appetites are satisfied. Culinary standards are high and we have an excellent reputation for first class cuisine and friendly service. There is a large terrace for al fresco dining or pre-dinner drinks. We have two restaurants, the Dining Room and the Garden Room, both seat 30 and are open to both residents and non-residents, offering traditional cuisine with a modern twist.
Ideally located near the M11 and M25 motorways, Mulberry House is appreciated by many for its accessibility. The tranquility and relaxed atmosphere, together with the facilities, create an ideal environment in which individuals, teams and businesses can focus on their work.