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Catering Services for Tone Dale House-Somerset

It’s up to you…

Just choose from our list of talented local chefs and liaise directly with them and they will take care of everything.

They will offer you a variety of menus for your big house party or corporate event from a simple, hearty, two course, self-service meal, to a more formal, fully served and cleared dinner. All are made from the best available local produce wherever possible.

If you have a specific caterer that you would like to use, they would just need to visit the house and show us the necessary insurances.

Arabella Tindall

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07831 619167


Masterchef quarterfinalist Arabella creates beautiful, delicious food using seasonal produce from local, independent suppliers. Accommodating any dietary requirement is a particular speciality.

Based near Wellington, she can deliver fabulous ready-made dishes for you to reheat or provide a fully catered dinner party service.

Vegan To You

Vegan To You Vegan To You Vegan To You

07779 254964


Vegan to You is the first exclusively vegan catering company in the UK.

They cater for all types of events – corporate entertaining, weddings, festivals, crew catering, in-home cooking and everything in between.

With 20 years catering experience they can create original and exciting menus to suit varying budgets and facilities – all plant based of course!



07860 581680


Bespoke dinner parties and events using fantastic local produce are a speciality for Milkshed Catering.

Their dinner party service is perfect for special birthdays, anniversaries and family gatherings – both chefs and waiting staff are highly experienced and will go the extra mile to ensure you fully relax and enjoy your celebration.

Menus are agreed in advance from their sample menu suggestions, or you can request something more bespoke involving your favourite ingredients.


Fed and Pickled - Party House Somerset fed and pickled tone Dale House Fed and Pickled Party House Somerset


Fed and Pickled offer a variety of food packages. We work towards bringing a restaurant quality service to you in your holiday home. From relaxed sharing boards to an in house chef and table service. Packages offered include an private chef and server, prepared and delivered food packages or small plates and sharing menus. We also offer a personalised food and beverage expert who can supply and pair wines to your menu.
All menus are bespoke to your party; using seasonal, local and independent suppliers where possible.





Dining Experiences that are Prepared, Cooked & Served Exclusively for You.

We craft dining experiences that are tailor made for you & your close ones. No matter the occasion, we will take the time to understand the experience you desire. Co-founders & couple, Ben & Isabella are passionate to source the absolute best, locally produced food before cooking it to perfection.

Here at “13”, we go above & beyond so you can give you something unique & truly memorable.

Linda’s Food Thyme

Linda's Food Thyme Linda's Food Thyme Linda's Food Thyme

07930 685331


Linda at Linda’s Food Thyme is a professionally qualified chef who spent several years cooking in award winning restaurants in London. She certainly has a flair for catering, with her own signature style which reflects her international roots and cosmopolitan background in fine dining. Menus are creative and showcase the best of fresh ingredients.

You can try Linda’s exquisite cuisine by booking her to come and cook for private dining in your holiday house, or you can use her convenient delivery service and have delicious home cooked meals delivered to your door.

Sarah Thai Catering

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Bring the authentic taste of Thailand to your house party. Choose from a buffet style banquet or a fully served and cleared away seated banquet, with food prepared at the house.

Horrell & Horrell

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Jules & Steve Horrell have a tremendous pedigree of culinary excellence from At the Chapel, Babington House and Roth Bar & Grill in Bruton. They specialise in micro dining experiences and can now offer our guests an evening to enjoy their excellence at our houses in Somerset. Using as many seasonal ingredients as possible from their farm and those of carefully selected suppliers, their ethos is the simple celebration of food and exceptional hospitality.

Available via the home owner

THE BREAKFAST CHEF Contact us,The Big House Co: 01823 662673 to check availability.

Full English breakfast cooked, served & cleared away for you.

Bacon, Sausage, Tomato, Beans, Mushrooms, Black Pudding, Egg

Toast, Jam, Marmalade

Selection of Fruit Juices

Tea and Coffee

Cost pp: From £20.00

Minimum No: 15

DELIVERED 2 COURSE SUPPER Contact us, The Big House Co: 01823 662673 for menus & more information

Take the pressure off and give everyone a real welcome break on their arrival, a chance to relax enjoy a delicious real home-made meal together and not worry about shopping or cooking, allowing for varying arrival times or the night before you depart.

Pre prepared supper delivered to the house, all you need to do is warm through and enjoy!

Ask The Big House Co for our menus.

Choose from 2 Mains and 2 Puddings for your whole group

Cost pp: From £21.50

Minimum No: 15

HANDMADE PIZZAS Contact us, The Big House Co: 01823 662673 for menus & more information

Let the oven come to you! Freshly prepared at the house.

All of our pizzas are made with our home made, hand stretched dough and our homemade sauce, they are then topped with only the finest ingredients and baked to perfection in our wood fired oven.

You choose 3 or 4 options for your group. Minimum 25 Pizzas:  Prices start from £490 for 3 options

Additional Pizzas: £15pp   Salads also available if required at an additional cost

There are some great pubs too…

We can also provide fabulous walking routes which will include a pub stop somewhere along the way – just ask us for more information.

Activities for Tone Dale House-Somerset


We can recommend activities to suit your party at Tone Dale House. We have spent time researching and finding an excellent range of suppliers to provide the best experiences for you.

Some activities are possible at the house or there are a whole host of things to do nearby.

For days out and local attractions explore the local links on this page. You will also find local information files at Tone Dale House.

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery & Pistol shooting (Clays not available on site)

Contact Matthew Nimmo for more information:

07748 498457

Our rangers are second to none providing exemplary tuition and top of the range equipment.

Our excellent instructors will guide you through the stance and aim, through to losing the arrows and pulling the trigger!

Please note – we do not allow any other supplier of Clay Shooting, Archery or Pistols at the house.

Laser Clays (available on site)

Contact us for more information:

An alternative to Clay Shooting and a great activity for all ages! Price: £39pp for a min of 10 people.

Massage, Manicures & Pedicures (available on site)

Contact Sadie for treatments and prices:



Savani Health & Beauty is a mobile beauty service bringing the Spa experience to you.

Murder Mystery Evening

Contact us for more information:

If you want fun and laughter then look no further!

The evening can be adapted to suit your group…include names and places that are special to you.
Get your ideas ready….there’s going to be a murder.

From: £895 per group.

Casino Night

Contact us for more information:

Create the glamour and mystique of a night at the casino.
2 Deluxe, full size gaming tables, mahogany roulette wheel and genuine casino chips. The croupiers ensure the highest quality casino event for you and you guests. Good Luck!!

From: £685 per group.

Somerset Cider Tour at Sheppy’s

With your knowledgable guide, visit the orchards, press house, vat house, museum and finish with a guided tasting. Tour last 1.5 hours. Min 15 guests for private tour, or book onto a public tour.

Contact Sheppy’s for more information.

Gin Tasting

Contact us for more information:

During your exclusive gin tasting, you will be presented with six gins specially selected for their quality and provenance. You’ll taste each gin neat before mixing and enjoying 6 perfectly served G&Ts with an array of garnishes as suggested by the distiller.
What better way to spend an evening with family, friends or colleagues.

From: 39pp + Travel (circa £100)

Cocktails & Games

Contact Jon Sebar for more information:


Let the party begin!

Cocktails & Games Masterclass for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Corporates, Hens & Stags. Whatever the occasion, we supply everything you need from the cocktail equipment, alcohol & ingredients, glassware & even the ice.

Fun themed dance class

Sashay Dance specialise in fun themed dance classes for hen parties, birthdays, team building or just for fun. They have 20 groovy themes to choose from including Barbie, Salsa, The Greatest Showman and Line Dancing. They can come to you at your accommodation, all their classes are lots of fun, 2 left feet friendly and suitable for all.

Contact Sarah for more information:

Bouncy Castle Hire

Contact Paul King 07971 401227

Karaoke Hire

Contact us for more information:

Weekend Hire from £95.

Horse Riding

Contact Quantock Trekking for more information:

01823 431 713

Fly Fishing

Contact Hollies Trout Farm and Fishery for more information:

01404 841428

Paint Ball

Contact UCZ Paintball for more information:

01392 464032

Quad Biking/Off road karting

Contact Devon Leisure for more information:

01626 864 315

4 x 4 Off Road Driving Experience (Land Rover)

Contact Land Rover Experience West Country for more information:

01404 549 333






  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 21 / 31
  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Possible
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Party Room Party Room

Tone Dale House-Somerset

If you’re looking for a bigger, BIG house to rent this could fit the bill. The games room is huge and a great place for fun, with a large hot tub outside too, there’s plenty to entertain you. Make the most of the party room  and dance all night, then use it in the day as a cinema room. Choose between 2 dining rooms and perhaps book one of our chefs to serve you up a banquet.


Tone Dale House, a luxury house rental in Somerset, has entertained friends and family groups since 1797!

Now this takes the form of the house party, with the spacious ground floor rooms and 4 acres of grounds giving you so many options for dining, playing, dancing and relaxing.

This former Mill owners’ mansion strikes the right balance between contemporary comfort and fascinating original historic features for a memorable big house experience. The Big House Company was founded with this party house in 1996 and it remains overwhelmingly popular. The main house sleeps 21 and the Stables provides accommodation for a further 10. The main house has plenty of entertaining and living space for all 31 guests. Always exclusive use, whether you require the Stables or not.

Tone Dale House - sleeps up to 31 guests in 16 bedrooms

Social spaces

Enter this large holiday house through the front door into the grand entrance hall from where you can access all the downstairs rooms.  Head to the kitchen where you can have a seat at the island unit, chat to the chefs among your group and keep their glasses topped up whilst they work!  The back kitchen houses ample dishwashers, fridges, a freezer and washing machine,  The jam room leads from here to a downstairs cloakroom.

Off the kitchen is the Breakfast Room with original William Morris wallpaper, a light and sunny place to gather to eat and chat, whilst the more formal Red Dining Room is wonderful for celebration dinners. Retire to the large and  comfortable Drawing Room where guests can unwind in comfort, beside a roaring log fire, amid many antiques and family portraits. The more energetic can move  to the Long Room for a game of table tennis, pool or table football, or have a rummage in the games cupboard for some sedate entertainment. There is also a small living room, ideal for children or just to break away for a little down time!

 Tone Dale House - The spacious Drawing Room, with views to the garden

Tone Dale House - the large dining room seats everyone for your special occasion


On the first floor of this big house there are seven bedrooms (and 7 shower/bathrooms) all reflecting fascinating and different aspects of the history of the property and family. They are comfortably furnished, with sumptuous beds and crisp white linen. The Railway Room, Garden Room and Rugby Room have en-suite bath or shower rooms.  The 11th bedroom is the Old Laundry, a charming, very large, bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, beams and a galleried sitting area and its own en-suite with walk-in shower.

On the second floor, originally the maids’ quarters, today there is a twin bedded room and a double/twin room with a further single room.

In total the main house has 11 bedrooms and 8 bath/shower rooms. (see the house floor plan here)

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Tone Dale House - the Laundry bedroom is enormous, with it's own galleried sitting area

Tone Dale House - Garden bedroom with 6ft bed or twins and ensuite

The Stables

Adjacent to the main house, the Stables provide accommodation for up to 10 extra guests, if required. The light and airy kitchen is ideal for a morning brew, but the guests would then join in the main house for all meals and entertainment.

The ground floor has two bedrooms and one shower room. Upstairs, there are a further three bedrooms and a bathroom.

In total the Stables has 5 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms.

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Tone Dale House - the Stables provides an extra 5 bedrooms for 10 more of your friends to come and stay!

Fun spaces

Leading from the dining room, the air conditioned Party Room has a 60” plasma screen and an integrated sound and lighting system. It’s ideal for staging your own disco or watching movies and can also be used for formal presentations for corporate away days. The Long Room has plenty to entertain – pool table, table tennis and table football and often becomes a hub of fun activity during a group weekend break.

Tone Dale House - the games room is a perfect place for all your group to have some competitive fun

Tone Dale House - Cinema/Party Room; watch a movie or push the sofas back and enjoy some after dinner dancing

Hot tub and gardens

Tone Dale House sits within 4 acres of private landscaped gardens, with lawns to play croquet or badminton and a mill stream running along one side of the garden.  The hot tub is a wonderful place to sit, chat and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Tone Dale House - relax in the large hot tub and enjoy looking over the delightful garden

Tone Dale House has an unfenced mill leat running beside the garden

During your stay

Situated in Somerset close to the Devon border, Tone Dale House is located on the edge of the town of Wellington. It is ideally placed for many great days out to suit young and old, such as The West Somerset Railway, which  is one of  the longest steam railways in the UK. Or, unleash your inner hippy with a trip to Glastonbury and race the kids to the top of the Tor.

World famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves are a short trip away, as is Tropiquaria – a converted 1930’s BBC radio transmitter building, now housing a zoo, aquarium and various play areas. Children will also love nearby Diggerland, Crealy Adventure Park and Quadworld (also for big kids!). For more sedate adventures, there are several National Trust properties and stately homes such as Knightshayes, Cothay Manor and Killerton House within a short drive.

Of course you can’t visit Somerset without tasting the local cider. Sheppys is just down the road from Tone Dale House and they will happily show you how the cider is made from their own on site orchards.

Have a look at our catering and activities page for a  number of fun and interesting activities, plus local chefs for some delicious fine dining.

A Few Small Points..

  • No EV Charging – sincere apologies but we do not have insurance cover for this – please use local, public charge points.
  • Up to two dogs are welcome with prior arrangement (£15 per dog, per night). Please ensure you clean up after your dog in the garden.
  • Guests with small children should be aware that there is open, unfenced water ie. the mill stream.
  • English Heritage are preserving a building adjacent to Tone Dale House with scaffolding, which is shrouded. There is no work planned – do ask for extra information, if required.
  • We have a small onsite office – but we work remotely when guests are staying.
  • Some dates are only available for 31 guests in the house & stables.
  • Arrivals from 4pm. Departure, Monday – Friday 10am. Sunday, please enquire.
  • Hen/stag groups. Please contact us prior to booking.
  • We recommend taking out your own personal travel insurance prior to booking.

The History

Tone Dale House was built by Thomas Fox in 1797, adjacent to Fox’s Textile Mill, to house his family, consisting of 13 children. The Mill produced woollen cloth, including supplying the British army with ‘puttees’ and was the major employer in Wellington for many years.


Tone Dale House is located in Wellington, Somerset, close to J26 of the M5 and 7 miles from Taunton train station.

Price Guide

House only (for 21)
Weekend (2 nights) from £3500 - £5400
Midweek (2 nights) from £2500 - £4900
Week (7 nights) from £5900 - £7300

House & Stables (for 31)
Weekend (2 nights) from £4600 – £6900
Midweek (2 nights) from £3200 - £4900
Week (7 nights) from £6900 - £11900

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Single Double Twin Zip & Link
Number of Bedrooms 1 3 3 4
En suite bathrooms 0 1 3
Separate bathrooms 0 0 0 4


 STABLES Single Double Twin Zip & Link
Number of Bedrooms 0 3 0 2
En suite bathrooms 0 0 0 0
Separate bathrooms 0 0 0 2


  • Large hot tub
  • Party room/cinema room
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Big dining room & breakfast room
  • BBQ
  • Genuinely fast & reliable Wi-Fi across the whole property


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