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Catering Services for Tone Dale House-Somerset

It’s up to you…The concierge service at The Big House Company can organise any type of catering

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 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, however, you would prefer us to organise your event for you, just let us know and will gladly do so!

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

Corporate Catering

Celebration dinners by local chefs can be arranged for large groups staying at Tone Dale House in Somerset

Each business event is different and will have different requirements – just speak to us if you would like us to help organise your catering.  You are, of course, free to contact our chefs directly if you prefer.


Milkshed Catering

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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 – 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.


The French Kitchen

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01749 938465

The French Kitchen philosophy comes from its founder Laurent Courtois. Born in the Loire Valley, France, Laurent’s love of food started at an early age with mealtimes and good food being an important part of every day life. Laurent spent the first ten years of his professional career in his home country working in restaurants around the Loire area before moving to the 5* Meridien Hotel in Paris where he stayed for five years. In 1998 Laurent came to England. Passionate about cooking, and with twenty years considerable experience, Laurent established The French Kitchen.


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01823 336332

Food 4 You has been based in Somerset for 20 years and they have worked hard to establish themselves as one of the most respected and sought after caterers in the region.

Our Food
Quality, locality, and sustainability are the key ingredients in the food that they  provide. Of course it has to look good and taste great; it also has to be responsibly sourced. Their suppliers are, wherever possible, based in Somerset, Devon, Dorset or Cornwall. Why look beyond your doorstep when it is blessed with so much?

why not try something different?


Vegan To You

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!    07779 254 964


Sarah Thai Catering


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.


Pieminster Pies

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From knees-ups to hoe-downs, barefoot picnics to ballroom banquets, the Pieminster team can help you with all your catering needs, doing as much or as little as you’d like.

All their pies are made in their Bristol kitchens and brought to you wherever you are in the UK. So whether you’d like a Kate & Sidney, Moo, Free Ranger or Heidi Pie, they’ve got it covered. They only use 100% free range British meat and their vegetarian pies are Vegetarian Society Approved. All of their ingredients are ethically sourced and local. And if you have any special dietary requirements, they have that sorted too, with a list of alternative options for you including gluten free ones.

Contact us for more options…

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 £17.50

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 £19.50

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 4 options for your group. Minimum 25 Pizzas:  Prices start from £450

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


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

So much to choose from:  Pulled pork/Steaks/Ribs/Chicken ……slaw/salads/mac n cheese/potato wedges/breads and more (Veggie options available) ….if you have room you can have a dessert too!

Price from: £925 for up to 30 people – Price will vary depending on menu choice.


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

Guests staying at this party house, enjoying some archery in the garden of Tone Dale HouseWe can arrange activities to suit any kind of event or party at one of our big houses to hire. We have spent time researching and finding an excellent range of suppliers to provide the best experiences for you.

Our rangers are second to none providing exemplary tuition and top of the range equipment. For days out and local attractions explore the local links on this page. You will also find local information files in all our five star awarded houses.

Guests staying at Tone Dale House practicing shooting at a range in Somersetclick for  Tone Dale House Activities List


We offer a range of activities to make your house party more relaxing or more exciting, depending on your preference. We can bring activities to your big house or take you to a whole host of things to do nearby.







  • 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 with sound, lighting and a/c system and dance all night. 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 Co 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, Somerset. A big house for up to 31 guests available to hire with The Big House Company

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 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 little down time!

The sitting room at Tone Dale House has plenty of comfortable sofas for a large gathering

For a large group the dining room at our party house in Wellington is spacious enough to seat 31 guests.


On the first floor of this big house there are seven bedrooms (and 6 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 a galleried sitting area and its own bathroom en-suite.

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 7 bath/shower rooms. (see the house floor plan here)

The Laundry bedroom at Tone Dale House is a wonderfully romantic bridal suite after a wedding weekend here.

This bedroom at Tone Dale House, Somerset has a large double bed and views of the garden.

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 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.

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 roulette and often becomes a hub of fun activity during a group weekend break.

Tone Dale House has a party room for dancing, music and watching big matches on the wide screen tv

The pool table in the large games room at Tone Dale House

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.

The large hot tub at Tone Dale House is a perfect place to relax with friends in the garden.

The gardens at Tone Dale House are delightful for country house weddings

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.

The Big House Company concierge service is available at this house and we can arrange a huge number of fun and interesting activities and local chefs for some delicious fine dining. Ring us on 01823 662673, for more details.

See our Activities List for more information.

A Few Small Points..

  • Up to two dogs are welcome with prior arrangement (£15 per dog, per night), but must be exercised off-site and 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 – so help is at hand, should you have any questions.
  • We recommend taking out your own 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 £2950 - £4950
Midweek (2 nights) from £2650 - £3150
Week (7 nights) from £5450 - £8450

House & Stables (for 31)
Weekend (2 nights) from £3950 – £7150
Midweek (2 nights) from £3450 - £4250
Week (7 nights) from £6650 - £9950

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

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  • Large Hot tub
  • Party room
  • Table tennis
  • Pool table
  • Big dining room
  • Wide screen TV
  • BBQ
  • TV/DVD/WiFi
  • Up to 2 dogs by arrangement (£15 per dog per night)


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Our Awards

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.

Find us on Trip Advisor