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Catering Services for Somerset Manor


Rebecca Green Catering

A seafood buffet for lunch during a corporate retreat at Somerset Manor

We specialise in a bespoke service, designed around your event. We offer consultations over every aspect of your event from the formative stages to an ‘on the day co-ordination’. We have contacts in every area of Event catering from wonderful venues to those finishing touches.








the queens arms

The Queens Arms has been delivering catering services of the highest quality for the last ten years in the Dorset and Somerset region. We have numerous awards for the quality, such as Taste of the West and 2 AA rosettes. We have also been able to offer bespoke catering services to the wider West Country area.




Caroline Gent Catering

Tasty cakes and other catering can be arranged through The Big House Company, Somerset.


Our outlook and expectations of food are changing and the reputation of British food is becoming one of the best in the world. Caroline Gent and her chefs have been producing original, modern and seasonally inspired food for over twenty years.

Our devotion to our food and clients underlines our strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail; perfectly illustrated by our references and our nomination as finalists for Wedding Caterer of the Year 2016.







The Half Moon Inn

The local pub, just a short stroll into the village serves delicious home cooked meals and bar snacks, with a comprehensive wine and ale list.



Activities for Somerset Manor

There is a whole host of things to do in the area:

Horse Riding

The Grange’s extensive grounds include independently managed stables where guests can enjoy a variety of riding experiences. Catering for complete novices to experienced riders, Lucy Wallace can tailor packages to include short rides around the paddock or explorations around the local area.

Prices depend on duration and the number of riders.

Please contact or call 07932165718.

Other activity providers:

Archery – Aardvark Endeavours, Ian Burton on 07976 315121

Casino and laser clays – Funtasia Entertainment, 

01935 414393,

Clay pigeon shooting – Norman Fuller, 07914 918395

Fly fishing – Woodstock Fishery, 07823 442882

​Quad biking  – Henley Hillbillies, 01300 345293

Beauty and massage – Another Little World, 01935 850008

Massage – Wellbeing Breaks , Fiona Kirton, 07875 596858


Days out include:

The lions at Longleat are a popular family day out from Somerset Manor


East Somerset Railway, Longleat, Bush Farm Bison Centre, Stourhead, Sherbourne Castle.




  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 20
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Horse-riding Facilities Horse-riding Facilities
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Sauna Sauna
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court Tennis Court

Somerset Manor

Idyllic house for a special stay, elegant and beautifully furnished. In summer enjoy the pool, tennis court and delightful grounds (riding the owner’s horses is a possibility). The sauna, hot tub and games room make it a great year round big house. Book early, it’s a very popular house!


Once a former rectory, this stunning Georgian home comfortably sleeps 20 guests (16 in the main house and 4 in the Dovecote) and has been lovingly restored and renovated to create a most beautiful peaceful country house. The adjacent Dovecote offers a more contemporary haven, stylishly designed with comfort and luxury in mind. It sits in 17 acres of gardens and woodland, with a small lake, croquet lawn and an abundance of colourful flower beds. Read the blog about our visit here.

Somerset Manor has 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and large gardens with plenty of space for a large group

Social spaces

Enter into the hall with its beautiful stone flagged floor.  Leading off from here are the four main reception rooms. The Morning Room with three tall sash windows overlooking the gardens, the Snug with an open fire and a view of the south facing terrace and gardens,  the Sitting Room with pine floors and an open fire and the large, book lined Dining Room with its extensive library.

The large farmhouse kitchen, which has a glass roofed dining area, is ideal for guests to gather, eat and chat. It contains a four oven Aga set into a beautiful stone fireplace. There is also a separate electric oven and induction hob. Cupboards and work surfaces line the walls and a central island contains the sink. There is also a good sized walk-in larder, and a separate utility and boot room leading to the back door. The Dovecote has its own small modern kitchen with electric oven and hob.

The breakfast area at Somerset Manor

The breakfast area at Somerset Manor


The accommodation comprises seven super king double bedrooms,  (five of which can be made into twins), one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms.  The first floor has four bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms including the master bedroom, which has an en-suite with a shower and a large claw foot bath for a truly decadent soak (bring your own champagne!). The second floor has four bedrooms with two family bathrooms. In the adjacent Dovecote there are two bedrooms which share one large family bathroom with bath and over bath shower.

All the bedrooms at Somerset Manor are spacious and comfortable for a large house party in Somerset

The master bedroom en-suite has a free standing roll top bath and separate shower

Fun spaces

In the basement the snooker room and table tennis room are great places to unwind and have a friendly (or not so friendly!) competition – with a darts board as well there’s plenty to keep you amused.

The dining room laid up for a celebration dinner arranged by The Big House Company in Somerset

The snooker room at Somerset Manor, near Wincanton

Pool, hot tub, tennis court, sauna and gardens

The heated pool, sauna and hot tub are always popular at a party house and as the gardens have a southerly aspect you can choose to be in the sun all day long. For extra fun, there is a hard tennis court as well as a croquet lawn and football in the garden.

Somerset Manor has an outdoor pool and large hot tub in the attractive grounds that surround this property

The well tended gardens are ideal for a break during a corporate retreat in Somerset

During your stay

If you decide to venture away from the house and grounds, there’s lots to keep everyone amused. A trip to see the Lions and other animals of Longleat is a great family day out, as is a ride on the either the West or East Somerset Railway for steam train buffs (young and old).

Haynes Motor Museum is worth a visit to see their fantastic collections of cars and bikes. Toddlers can ride mini cars and diggers and there’s a karting circuit next to the museum for older children and adults. If motors aren’t your thing, the café will be!

If you’re there on a race day you could have a flutter at Wincanton Races, or visit Sherbourne Castle or Stourhead for a fascinating day out.

The History

Somerset Manor dates from 1686, when it was the village Rectory. It was owned by the same family, who continued to provide the village with rectors, until 1897. Today, this is a very well cared for big house, with a fantastic team led by Jenny, who will welcome you on arrival.


Somerset Manor is 4 miles from the A303 near Wincanton. The nearest mainline station is Templecombe, on the London Waterloo line, or Castle Cary on the London Paddington line.

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Price Guide

Weekend (2 nights) £3445 - £5660
Midweek (4 nights) £4510 - £6730
Week (7 nights) ££5270 - £9950

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Number of Bedrooms505
En suite bathrooms400
Separate bathrooms300


  • Swimming pool (May-Sept)
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub
  • Cinema room
  • Snooker table
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Football pitch
  • Riding on site, by arrangement
  • Orangery
  • 3D TV, DVD, Ipod dock
  • WiFi

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