- Sleeps 24
- Dogs Possible
- Games Room
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Party Room
- Swimming Pool
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 stone built country 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!
Enter 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.
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 estate. 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.
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.
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.
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 is made our very own apple juice. The grounds of this big house are spectacular and lend themselves to a range of country pursuits (archery, fishing, clay shooting to name a few) so your group can stay and play without ever having to leave site!
During your stay
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Widcombe Grange is a great base 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Weekend (2 nights) from £3450 - £5750
Midweek (2 nights) from £2650 - £3650 Week (7 nights) from £6700 - £9000
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
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- Swimming pool (May – Sept inc)
- Hot tub
- Table Tennis
- Small Snooker Table
- Table Football
- Up to 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£15 per dog per night)