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Great house party property, sleeps 24 guests in 12 bedrooms with outdoor pool and hot tub

People24
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms8
Space 7,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Widcombe Grange - sleeps 24 guests in 12 bedrooms. Outdoor pool & hot-tub

This large country house is set in 22 acres of landscaped woodland on the Blackdown Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is available to rent for big parties, country house weddings, holidays and more. The main house sleeps 14 people in 7 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms of which 3 are ensuite. Additional accommodation in Keepers Cottage (20 metres from main house) sleeps a further 10 people in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms 1 of which is ensuite.

Ground floor.

Enter through a wide oak floored hallway. The stylish kitchen is fully equipped for your stay and the dining room can seat 24 guests with patio doors leading out to the courtyard. The drawing room (with log burner), sitting room and den (leading out to a patio) are all interconnected providing ideal space for easy living. One bedroom with en suite shower room provides easy access accommodation on this level.

First floor.

There are six bedrooms (and four shower/bathrooms of which two are en-suite) all have views over the estate. They are furnished with extremely comfortable beds and period furniture, many rooms retain their original fireplaces (not in use).

Keepers Cottage.

A delightful cottage with its own walled garden where you will find the heated pool. There is a fully fitted spacious kitchen and sitting area which leads on to two bedrooms and a shower room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two shower/bathrooms (one en suite).

The Coach House.

The new and sympathetically converted coach house provides an area for indoor games with table tennis, table football and a snooker table. It is also licensed for wedding civil ceremonies and makes an ideal party venue, as the games equipment can be easily moved to create plenty of space.

The Grounds.

In front of the house is a natural pond with its own island gazebo and to the west of the property is woodland featuring many rare and specimen trees. There is an outdoor swimming pool (open May - September) and a hot tub in the courtyard. You will also find a two acre spring fed fishing lake which borders onto a newly planted cider apple orchard. The grounds of this big house to rent are spectacular and lend themselves to a range of country pursuits (archery, fishing, clay shooting to name a few) so your group can stay and play without ever having to leave site!

More Details

About Us

Peter Insall
The Big House Co
Tone Dale House, Wellington
TA21 0EZ Somerset
VAT Reg No752 8662 05

Property Manager
Peter Insall
Member since: 1999
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

An absolutely fab weekend loved by all.

The whole weekend certainly exceeded our hopes & expectations, our guests were completely bowled over by the whole thing.

The staff at the Big House Company who arranged everything for us were excellent.
Apr 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Culmhead in Otterford

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Drake bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room ensuite
    Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath with w.c. and basin
    Kingfisher bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath, separate shower, w.c. and basin
    Main bathroom #2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath, separate shower, w.c. and basin
    Main bathroom #3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath, separate shower, w.c. and basin
    Keepers Cottage, shower room - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shower with w.c. and basin
    Keepers Cottage, bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath, w.c. and basin
    Keepers Cottage, Orchard bedroom ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower, w.c. and basin
  • Widcombe Grange has 5 bathrooms (3 of which are en-suite) in the main house and 3 bathrooms (1 of which is en-suite) in the adjacent Keepers Cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Kingfisher master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bed with ensuite
    Peacock bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Either 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles
    Woodpecker bedroom - 2 x 3ft singles
    Roost bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed
    Dovecote bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed
    Otter bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Either 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles
    Drake bedroom with ensuite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , As 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles. Ground floor bedroom
    Orchard bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Either 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles, with ensuite
    Thatchers bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Either 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles
    Poachers bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed
    Woodcutters bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Either 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles
    Gamekeepers bedroom - Either 6ft double or 2 x 3ft singles
  • There are 7 bedrooms in the main house, 3 of which have en-suites. In the adjacent Keepers Cottage there are 5 bedrooms, (1 of which is en-suite).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A late Victorian stone built house and cottage sleeping 24 guests in 12 bedrooms. Stunning 23 acres of landscaped grounds with woodlands, lake, orchard and paddocks. The heated swimming pool is open May - September and a hot tub in the courtyard. The newly refurbished coach house is used as a games room with table tennis, snooker and table football. It is also licensed for weddings along with the pergola outside on the ornamental pond.

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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Great house party property, sleeps 24 guests in 12 bedrooms with outdoor pool and hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fantastic Easter weekend at Widcombe Grange, along with a big group of friends (5 other families). The house is beautiful and spacious and the kitchen is well supplied with all the equipment you might need. The gardens were outstanding. We could not have asked for more from our stay there and will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and you are welcome back anytime! Peter
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Lovely house, great venue

  • 5 of 5

We booked Widcombe Grange for a family 80th birthday celebration. Did our own catering and made our own entertainment so can only really comment on the accommodation, but that was superb... everyone had a great time. Anthony was very helpful.

Enjoyed the hot tub, lovely grounds, beautiful dining room and games room in particular.

So much to do we didn’t get a chance to make the most of it - so will have to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Widcombe Grange. It's a great house for the summer or winter - with outdoor pool, hot-tub, lake with rowing boat for outdoor fun and a very large games room for indoor fun if the weather isn't good. We would love to welcome you back and thank you so much for your review. Best wishes, Anthony.
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
5 Minutes
Merry Harriers pub (2 miles away)
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Weymouth
Nearest Golf
Taunton
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Taunton
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M5 Junction 26
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Taunton
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Seaton
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Other activities that we can arrange at the house include: Clay Shooting, Archery, Pistol Shooting, Laser Clays, Massage/Beauty Treatments. We can also provide full or partial catering if you require.

Let us know what you would like for your stay and we will do our best to arrange it.

Widcombe Grange is in the Blackdown Hills where there is great walking, riding and moutain biking.

Exmoor and Dartmoor are also beautiful areas that are worth a day trip to explore.

The coast both north and south make for excellent places to visit.

Widcombe Grange is set in 22 acres of grounds on the Blackdown Hills in Somerset. An area of outstanding natural beauty with plenty of walks nearby.

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Notes

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent
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