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Widcombe Grange, for house parties, outdoor pool & hot-tub for 24

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Overview
12 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
24 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Widcombe Grange is a big house that is wonderful for large groups celebrating a family get together, birthday or just wanting to have a great house party. Weekends are popular and it's a lovely place to stay for a week in the summer too, making the most of the pool, hot tub and grounds. The Grounds In front of the house is a natural pond with its own island gazebo (licensed for weddings) and beyond this is an area of woodland, great for rambling around or for children to burn off some energy. You can also enjoy the two acre spring fed lake and have a row on the boat if you fancy a bit of swallows and amazons! Beside the lake is an apple orchard and you can enjoy some of the apple juice in our welcome pack. The 22 acres give you enough space if you want to try your hand at some country p... Widcombe Grange is a big house that is wonderful for large groups celebrating a family get together, birthday or just wanting to have a great house party. Weekends are popular and it's a lovely place to stay for a week in the summer too, making the most of the pool, hot tub and grounds. The Grounds In front of the house is a natural pond with its own island gazebo (licensed for weddings) and beyond this is an area of woodland, great for rambling around or for children to burn off some energy. You can also enjoy the two acre spring fed lake and have a row on the boat if you fancy a bit of swallows and amazons! Beside the lake is an apple orchard and you can enjoy some of the apple juice in our welcome pack. The 22 acres give you enough space if you want to try your hand at some country pursuits. Our ranger can be pre-booked to teach you archery, clay or pistol shooting. So your group can stay and play without ever having to leave site! In the walled garden is the open air heated swimming pool (May - September) - a real sun trap with reclining loungers too. Beside the main house in a very sheltered courtyard there is a large, warm & bubbly hot tub, ideal for relaxing and a great way to unwind, enjoying the company of your friends or family. Ground floor The front door opens to the oak floored hallway and leads on to the kitchen which has every thing we think you'll need for your stay. The dining room can seat 24 guests comfortably with patio doors leading out to the courtyard (and hot-tub), great for after dinner! The drawing room (with log burner), sitting room and den (leading out to a patio) are all interconnected providing ideal space for easy living. One bedroom with en suite shower room provides easy access accommodation on this level. First Floor There are six bedrooms (and four shower/bathrooms of which one is en-suite) all have views over the gardens. Keepers Cottage The cottage has its own walled garden where you will find the heated pool (open May to September). It has 2 ground floor bedrooms and a shower room and upstairs there are three bedrooms and two shower/bathrooms (one en suite). Coach House Here you'll find plenty more to entertain yourselves, particularly on rainy days. For the fun loving among you, there's hours of fun to be had with table tennis, football and a snooker table. It is also licensed for wedding civil ceremonies and makes an ideal party venue for dancing.More
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About the Manager
The Big House Co
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
Interaction with guests
We welcome you to the house, show you around so that you know how every thing works and then leave you to settle in and have a wonderful stay. If you have any problems we have a duty manager at the end of the phone while you are at Widcombe Grange.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute WOW from start to finish was our guests response! I booked the venue a year in advance for a joint 50th birthday celebration and I'm so pleased I did. Despite it being the wettest weekend in Dec we had plenty to occupy us and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Carol C
Navigator633588, VR Owner at Widcombe Grange, for house parties, outdoor pool & hot-tub for 24, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your comments about our level of service. We really love helping guests organise their house parties and sometimes, when they don't want help, but just want the keys to a great house, that's great too! We really appreciate your review,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house was amazing. We had nothing but goodwill and friendliness from the minute we arrived. This included the Sainsburys delivery man! The boating lake was a joy , even in December with two boats one of which was very solid with proper oars and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank lucyd132
Navigator633588, VR Owner at Widcombe Grange, for house parties, outdoor pool & hot-tub for 24, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christmas is a great time to get all the generations together isn't it? We are really glad that the house provided you with everything you needed for all the fun you had. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, with our best wishes, everyone...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don’t really need to leave the house unless you want to! Our group was aged between 69 and 1 - there were 21 in our family. The grounds are immense, there’s a lake where we did ‘time trials’ rowing round the island, a games...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank janetreid1
Navigator633588, VR Owner at Widcombe Grange, for house parties, outdoor pool & hot-tub for 24, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It sounds as if you've had a fantastic time and like you say, memories to last for years to come. I'm really happy that the recommendations were to your liking and my cycling colleague agrees that the ride down to the south coast is wonderful....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location perfect for those travelling from Kent , London and Devon and all the facilities and rooms were just right for all ages from 2 to 52!!!! The Thai banquet on the Saturday night was especially fab and hastle free with a mother and daughter...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sally M
Navigator633588, VR Owner at Widcombe Grange, for house parties, outdoor pool & hot-tub for 24, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Christmas is a great time for a multi generational stay in a big house and we are really pleased that we could provide you with a house that suited you so well and that you really enjoyed so much. Thank you for your so much...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

I've just come back from the most amazing weekend. The houses are fantastic and the grounds are even better!! Peter was incredibly prompt & helpful when organizing the trip. Cant thank you enough & looking forward to coming back :)

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Discover52131160591
Navigator633588, VR Owner at Widcombe Grange, for house parties, outdoor pool & hot-tub for 24, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hi. Thank you so much for sharing your experience of Widcombe Grange and us! We are delighted that you had a lot of fun and are looking forward to welcoming you back. With my best wishes, Peter and the Big House team.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Hot Tub
Pool Table
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Many of our weekend groups like to have an activity arranged for them. Perhaps clay shooting or archery, or something more relaxing like a massage, some of which can take place at the house. We can also arrange catering, so that you can chill. This can be anything from a delivered supper to a celebration dinner with waitress service and drinks served on the lawn, weather permitting.For those guests wanting to go further afield or who might be here on holiday, we are in a wonderful part of Somerset for walking, pub lunches, visits to the coast and boat trips (Lyme Regis is one of our favourites), riding and fishing to name but a few. Dunkeswell airfield offers taster flights, if you fancy an aerial view, or what about a balloon ride. For families, w also recommend (having done it and l...
Getting around
We'd recommend you bring a car as Widcombe Grange is set in the countryside. However, if you are not planning to leave the house during your stay, a taxi to and from the house (from Taunton railway station) is possible. The train journey from London is 1hr 45mins.
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