- Sleeps 31
- Dogs Allowed
- Games Room
- Hen Parties
- Party Room
- Stag Party
- Wedding Venue
Tone Dale House-Somerset
Tone Dale House, a Georgian property 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 will nestle you within a balance of contemporary comfort and fascinating original historic features. The Big House Co was founded with this house in 1996 and it still remains overwhelmingly popular.
The property comprises the main house sleeping 21 and the Stables accommodating a further 10. The main house has plenty of entertaining and living space and is fully equipped for 31 guests.
Tone Dale House was built by Thomas Fox in 1797, adjacent to Foxes 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. The House has been passed down through the family and is now owned by Ben and Victoria Fox, co-owners of The Big House Co.
Enter 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 and chat to the chefs and keep their glasses topped up whilst they work! The scullery houses ample dishwashers, fridges/ freezer and washing machine, The jam room leads from here to a downstairs cloakroom.
Off the kitchen is the Breakfast Room, a light and sunny place to gather to eat and chat, whilst the more formal Red Dining Room is wonderful for intimate dinners. Retire to the large and comfortable Drawing Room where guests can unwind in comfort and style with 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 roulette, 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 bit of peace and quiet!
There are seven bedrooms (and 6 shower/bathrooms) all reflecting fascinating and different aspects of the history of the house 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 ivy clad Old Laundry, a charming, very large bedroom suite with a gallery and its own bathroom.
Originally the maids’ quarters but 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 7 bath/shower rooms.
Nestled in the garden adjacent to the main house, the Stables provide elegant accommodation for up to 10 guests. 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 bath/shower room. Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms and a bathroom.
In total the Stables has 5 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms.
The Party Room The Long Room
Leading off from the dining room the air conditioned party room has a 60” plasma screen and an integrated sound and lighting system which is ideal for staging your own disco or watching movies in style and can also be used for formal presentations.
Tone Dale House is nestled 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.
During your stay
Nestled in Somerset close to the Devon border, Tone Dale House 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 the more sedate there are several National Trust properties and stately homes such as Knightshayes, Cothay Manor, Killerton House and Fyne Court 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..
See our Activities List for more information.
A Few Small Points..
Up to two dogs are welcome with prior arrangement, but must be exercised off-site, so that future guests won’t find any little ‘presents’ around the garden!
Guests with small children should be aware that there is open water ie. the mill stream.
Tone Dale House is located in Wellington, Somerset, close to J26 of the M5 and 7 miles from Taunton train station.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
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- Table Tennis
- Pool Table
- Party Room
- Dogs by arrangement
Tone Dale House has been awarded the maximum 5 star rating and prestigious Gold Award from Visit England. This award relates to the main house and not the Stables annex.