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Catering Services for Widcombe Grange-Somerset

It’s up to you…

Delicious meals can be arranged through the concierge service of The Big House Company


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

Fine dining can be arranged through The Big House Company at Widcombe Grange

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.



07860 581680

Bespoke dinner parties and events using fantastic local produce are a speciality for The Blackdown Dining Co.

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.





Gourmet meals or simple suppers can be booked in advance to enjoy at Widcombe Grange   Champagne flutes at a wedding day celebration

07773 859847

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.






Delicious wedding food prepared by our trusted caterers can be arranged by The Big House CompanyDawn and Keith are 2 of the caterers we recommend at Widcombe Grange, Somerset

01823 273086

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?


Thai Banquet

Thai food for a dinner party organised by The Big House Company

The Big House Company can arrange a Thai dinner for your group at Widcombe GrangeRelax and entertain your guests while the expert team creates a whole nation of flavours
for your delight. Head Chef Khun Prathuan (known to all as Lek) grew up in Thailand and
knows all about the traditional cookery skills of the real Thai kitchen.

The meal will be served to you and all the clearing up will be done too!

You may choose from a selection of menu options.

Thai menu selection

Contact us for more information.

N.B. Only available Friday & Saturday nights and not available during 22 Dec 2019 – 4 Jan 2020


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





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.
















Activities for Widcombe Grange-Somerset


We 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.

We have an extensive list of activities suitable for every occasion


A large group of friends staying at Widcombe Grange enjoying clay pigeon shooting






  • Sleeps Number Sleeps 24
  • Dogs Allowed Dogs Possible
  • Games Room Games Room
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Party Room Party Room
  • Swimming Pool Swimming Pool

Widcombe Grange-Somerset

A very private oasis with outdoor pool, hot-tub, games barn for table tennis & table football, 2 lakes and plenty of space for your group to spend time together and have fun. 22 acres of grounds give you room to explore, play and relax.


Widcombe Grange is an impressive country party house set in 22 acres of landscaped woodland on the Blackdown hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is truly a magical place to stay for families, groups of friends, weddings or corporate groups. There is so much to do within the grounds you may find you don’t leave throughout your stay!


Widcombe Grange is available to hire for parties and wedding in the large grounds

Social spaces

Enter this big house through a wide oak floored hallway. The stylish kitchen is fully equipped for whipping up culinary delights with space for the inevitable gathering of kitchen helpers to mingle.  The dining room adjoins the kitchen and can seat 24 guests comfortably around a large solid wood table. From there, patio doors lead out to the courtyard and hot tub, which is ideal for after dinner star gazing and day time relaxing.

The main drawing room with log burner and big squishy leather sofas, sitting room with wide screen TV and den (leading out to a patio) are all interconnected, providing a great space for large scale entertaining or they can be separated for cosier gatherings.

The light filled large sitting room has an open fire and comfortable sofas

The kitchen at Widcombe Grange has 2 dishwashers, a large range cooker and plenty of equipment for a big group


Upstairs there are six bedrooms, some with zip and link beds to provide flexible sleeping arrangements, and four shower/bathrooms of which two are en-suite. All the rooms have plenty of light and have lovely views over the grounds. They are furnished with extremely comfortable beds and period furniture, many rooms retain their original fireplaces (not in use). One bedroom with en suite shower room is on the ground floor for easy access accommodation.

The Kingfisher bedroom is a romantic bridal suite for a country house wedding in Somerset

Keepers Cottage

A delightful cottage with its own walled garden, adjacent to the main house. On the ground floor there is a spacious kitchen and sitting area which leads on to two bedrooms and a shower room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two shower/bathrooms (one en suite). The cottage provides excellent, extra sleeping capacity. In general, all the action happens in the main house, which is large enough and well equipped for all 24 guests.

Fun Spaces

The coach house provides a spacious area for indoor games with table tennis, table football and a quarter size snooker table. It also makes an ideal party venue, as the games equipment can be easily moved to create plenty of space for dancing. The Pole Barn is a great space near the swimming pool to serve barbecues and buffets on balmy summer days.

The dining room at Widcombe Grange is a large party space for celebration dinners, weddings and corporate retreats

Widcombe Grange is a big party house in Somerset with a large games room for table tennis, pool & table football

Pool, lakes, hot tub & 17 acres

The heated pool (May – Sept) and loungers are set within the walled garden, a delightful spot for your group to enjoy the summer sunshine. There is a large lawn here for games, as well as pool side fun. Outside the house, in the courtyard, the large hot tub is a very social space.

In front of the house is a natural pond with its own island gazebo (licensed for weddings) and to the west of the property is woodland, great for hide and seek. You will also find a two acre spring fed lake (try your hand at some fishing!) which borders onto an orchard, from which we make our very own apple juice.  The grounds of this big house are spectacular and lend themselves to a range of country pursuits (archery, fishing, laser clay shooting to name a few) so your group can stay and play without ever having to leave site!

The large outdoor heated pool is in the sheltered, walled garden and has sun loungers and sun umbrellas

The lakeside gazebo is licensed for weddings at Widcombe Grange through The Big House Company

During your stay

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Widcombe Grange is a great big house from which to explore the surrounding countryside and coast. You can be in picturesque Lyme Regis within half and hour and do your best French Lieutenant’s Wife impersonation on the Cob!

Nearby Taunton has a High Ropes Centre for those with no fear of heights or Taunton Museum for a more grounded option.

Horse riding, shooting, fishing and golf can all be arranged – see our Activities list for information.

The Big House Company concierge service is available at this big 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.

A few small points..

Widcombe Grange is set in glorious grounds, but guests with small children should be aware that there is open, unfenced water and an outside, unfenced swimming pool.

Up to two dogs are welcome (£15 per dog, per night), but owners please be aware that you are responsible for clearing up after your dog in the grounds.

The History

Built in the late 1800’s for a gentleman JP, Widcombe Grange has had various guises, from family home to a bird garden and petting zoo! The House and grounds were restored to their current glory during the early part of this century and is now owned and run by The Big House Company.


Widcombe Grange is in the Blackdown Hills close to Taunton and Wellington in Somerset, accessible from J25 and J26 of the M5 and in easy reach of Taunton train station.

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Price Guide

Weekend (2 nights) from £3450 - £5750
Midweek (2 nights) from £2650 - £3650
Week (7 nights) from £6700 - £9000

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Number of Bedrooms417
En suite bathrooms13
Separate bathrooms4


  • Swimming pool (May – Sept inc)
  • Hot tub
  • Large dining room
  • Table Tennis
  • Small snooker table
  • Table Football
  • 2 Boats
  • 22 acres
  • TV/DVD/WiFi
  • Up to 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£15 per dog per night)

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