Culturally Curious Traveller – Haygrass House

Spotlight on Haygrass House

Large party house sleeping up to 26 friends and family

Haygrass House – Large party house sleeping up to 26 friends and family

For the culturally curious traveller, a stay in one of Somerset’s large holiday homes with local flavour is an opportunity to step beyond the typical tourist experience. It’s a chance to immerse oneself in the area’s history, engage with its culture, and live momentarily within its stories. This property offers not just a place to sleep, but a door to the heart of Somerset, inviting guests to create their own connections and memories in this enchanting part of England.

Haygrass House, nestled in the ancient village of Pitminster, just four miles from Taunton in Somerset, offers a unique blend of historical elegance and modern luxury. This Grade II listed property, overlooking the picturesque Blackdown Hills, serves as a perfect base for exploring the rich cultural and historical tapestry of Somerset,  [1]

Constructed around the early 19th century and characterised by its ashlar Ham stone, Haygrass House is a quintessential example of Georgian architecture. Its design features include a hipped slate roof, overhanging eaves supported by brackets, and a striking pedimented centre bay that slightly projects forward. [2]

Over its two centuries of history, Haygrass House has been home to a diverse array of notable occupants, including a Reverend, a Brigadier, a Baron, wealthy Somerset factory owners, a Mayor, and a Justice of the Peace. The house has witnessed the advent of the motor vehicle, hosted lavish cheese and wine parties, and even been the scene of a tragic accident, making it a property steeped in stories and history. [3 & 5]

The cultural benefits of staying at Haygrass House extend beyond its walls to the surrounding area of Somerset, a region known for its stunning landscapes, historic sites, and vibrant local culture. Guests at Haygrass House can enjoy a range of on-site activities such as clay pigeon shooting, archery, massage treatments, and even a murder mystery evening. Moreover, the house offers a unique setting for themed dance classes, bouncy castle hire, tennis coaching, karaoke, and more, ensuring entertainment for all ages. [4]

The area around Taunton and Pitminster is rich in historical and natural attractions. From the serene beauty of the Blackdown Hills to the architectural splendour of local historic buildings, guests can immerse themselves in the area’s heritage. Furthermore, Somerset is renowned for its festivals, local produce, and arts and crafts, offering visitors a taste of authentic English countryside culture.

In conclusion, Haygrass House in Taunton, Somerset, is more than just a holiday home; it’s a gateway to experiencing the historical and cultural richness of one of England’s most beautiful counties. Its blend of historical significance, luxurious amenities, and a plethora of activities make it an ideal destination for those seeking a culturally enriching retreat.

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Sleeps 20 in 9 bedrooms, extra available

7 nights £11,650

6/7 nights £10,995

Up to 7 nights £12,250

Up to 7 nights £12,250