Winscombe Court

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Bold, exquisite and beautiful, this 250-year-old homestay effortlessly blends the traditional with the contemporary, offering a unique retreat for celebrations and larger gatherings in the heart of the Mendip Hills.

At a Glance

From £3,081 for a long weekend or mid week break.
30 minutes from gorgeous beaches Aga Al Fresco eating Extensive gardens and ponds Family friendly In-house catering available Celebratory stays Multi Generational Holidays Pet-free property Picturesque village setting Snooker room Tennis court access Travel cot and highchair Open Fires Parking Design-led retreat Lower Occupancy Rate Boutique country chic 3 Hours From London Super King Bed
We're immensely proud to introduce you to Winscombe Court, a dreamy, decadent escape in an Area of Natural Beauty in Somerset's beautiful countryside. With up to 10 divine bedrooms, three spacious sitting rooms, up to two amply equipped kitchen and dining rooms fit for feasts, this is a retreat built for entertaining. Outside you'll discover extensive grounds, an all-weather tennis court and, in late 2021, an indoor swimming complex with pool, sauna, hot tub and extensive roof terrace. We're also happy to recommend in-house catering and anything else you might need to make your stay as memorable as the setting.
Living

As you would expect for such a grand dame, with 10,000 square feet of living space, Winscombe Court has an abundance of room for large gatherings or for those moments when a little peace, quiet and indeed social distance is just what the doctor ordered. On the ground floor, you'll discover the decadent purple sitting room, a wonderful space filled with three large sofas, a wood burning stove, Smart TV with Sky, board games and a SONOS sound system. On the first floor, the second Green sitting room is chic in shades of teal, offering a super sumptuous velvet sofa for sprawling and a Smart TV with Sky. In addition, there's an indulgent snug/study for those seeking solace or wanting to catch up on work and a snooker room for tournaments (both equipped with SONOS). The snooker room also houses a mini 'sports memorabilia' museum and a trance-inducing massage chair.

Eating

The immaculate main kitchen is simply a dream to cook in, whether you're an aspiring Nigella or Nigel, or looking to hire your own private chef. At the heart of the room is the huge cream Aga (there for warmth rather than cooking) whilst the rest of the kitchen is brimful with all the appliances and equipment you'll need to create feasts for a crowd, including a gas oven and hob, plus the all-important bean-to-cup coffee machine and a SONOS to accompany you as you cook. There's also a kitchen on the first floor.

There are two dining areas at Winscombe Court. Meals taken in the incredible main Dining Room will stay long in the memory, where you'll find the huge table that's big enough to fit 18 (more at a squeeze) - the perfect setting for celebrations and banquets. The Breakfast Room is a light and airy spot and seats ten.

In addition, there's a kitchenette/utility room with a washer dryer and all your other laundry essentials.

Sleeping and bathing

Winscombe Court is initially available with use of the six bedrooms on the ground floor and first floor, the second floor bedrooms (Eagle, Dragonfly, Peacock and Owl) and teal living room and first floor kitchen will be available from the end of February 2021.

There are up to 10 exquisite bedrooms to choose from, with seven bath and shower-rooms, four of which are en suite. Each room is unique, boasting exquisite décor, super comfy beds and luxurious linens, bedding and throws. Every bedroom also benefits from a hairdryer and hair straighteners.

'Dove' Located on the ground floor, this opulent bedroom in shades of rich berries and wine has an exquisite four-poster king size bed, original feature fireplace and gorgeous chest at the end of the bed. It houses a double sofa bed and has use of the bathroom found adjacent to the Purple Living room.

'Bee' The regal Bee room is the 800 square foot grand master bedroom, boasting stunning double aspect views over the grounds and bundles of space. It's a symphony of whites and golds with a resplendent super king bed. Located on the first floor, it benefits from a beautiful en-suite bathroom.

'Parrot' Deliciously dark and incredibly romantic, this wonderful double with original feature door lies in the heart of the house on the first floor and comes with a large en-suite shower room.

'Butterfly' This pretty and secluded bedroom in shades of light blues and greens lies on the first floor and is home to a king size bed and an en-suite bathroom. It also has a single sofa bed.

'Flamingo' This elegant bedroom with garden shades has a dreamy canopy king size bed and a double sofa bed. Located on the first floor, it is adjacent to the main bathroom with grand stand alone bath.

'Swan' This darling twin bedroom situated on the first floor with glorious views over the garden is just perfect for little ones and has use of the main bathroom just a few steps away.

'Eagle' Nestled in its own eyrie on the second floor, this pretty bedroom with dual aspect windows, and with arguably the best view in the house, has a fabulous super king bed and single sofa bed. It has use of the second-floor bathroom next door plus it also has a Smart TV with Sky.

'Dragonfly' A cosy twin, ideally suited for the little ones is located on the second floor with use of the bathroom next door.

'Peacock' With the majesty and beauty of the peacock, this bedroom has a king size bed and superb views over the grounds and the Mendip Hills. Located on the second floor, it also has an en-suite shower room.

'Owl' Located on the second floor, the Owl is a snug L-shaped double bedroom with use of a bathroom a few steps away.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome. Two travel cots, two highchairs and children's cutlery and crockery are available on request. There is also a selection of children's toys and games, a treehouse, trampoline, children's tennis rackets for use on the all-weather court and a football goal and basketball hoop are also kept on the tennis court.

Outdoor space

The huge garden and grounds (two acres) are the perfect spot for outdoor games on its perfectly manicured lawns, whilst those seeking a bit of rest and relaxation will have no problem finding a quiet spot to hide away on the upper lawn or along the nature trail beyond. Alternatively make a meal of it and come together for a grand picnic, where blankets, cushions, sunshades and plenty of food and drink is a must! There are plenty of tables and chairs as well as a large charcoal barbeque, whilst little ones will love bouncing on the trampoline and creating their own wonderland in the treehouse. In addition, there's a tennis court - just perfect for your own mini Wimbledon tournament! Please note there are various ponds in the extensive garden so please supervise children.

Swimming pool, sauna and gym

Please note, Winscombe Court's existing outdoor pool is being transformed into an indoor complex with heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and changing/shower facilities. This is under construction and should be available in late 2021. It will also incorporate a large roof terrace overlooking the grounds and countryside. You may see scaffolding around the pool however there will never be any work undertaken whilst guests are staying.

Dogs

This is one of our pet-free properties.

WiFi

Winscombe Court has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

Parking

There is plenty of private, off road parking on the gravelled driveway.

Setting

Adventurers and retreaters alike will be spoilt for choice. Cyclists, ramblers and horse riders will love exploring the many paths and bridleways that snake across the countryside. It's on the doorstep of the stunning Cheddar Gorge and close to Thatcher's cider press for lovers of West Country cider. You can also make a day of it in Bath, Glastonbury or Wells, or head to the coast for a spot of sea air from Burnham on Sea to Brean.

In the Area

Nestled in the Mendip Hills, this glorious Somerset home is perfectly situated to discover the natural beauty that this quiet, idyllic county has to offer. Within an easy drive are the natural phenomena of Cheddar's limestone gorge and the Wookey Hole caves, with over 60,000 years of history. The Mendip Hills themselves are simply gorgeous and are the perfect place to explore on foot, on bike or even on horseback. Why not explore some of the Mendip Way, an amazing 50-mile long-distance trail that snakes through the hills or the local Strawberry Line, a former railroad now used as a flat walking/cycling trail. Alternatively, take time to explore the city of Wells, with its exquisite Cathedral and fabulous market, or historic and alternative Glastonbury with its Tor, ruined Abbey and Holy Well. For a grand day out, the Georgian city of Bath is nearby with its incredible Roman Baths, Abbey and impressive selection of shops and places to eat. If you're keen to head to the beach, the seven-mile stretch of sand and dunes at Brean will definitely blow the cobwebs away, whilst Berrow South Beach is quieter and much-loved by walkers and horse riders. For a classic seaside town experience, head to Burnham on Sea, complete with a promenade lined with Victorian and Edwardian guest houses or the nearby seaside resort of Weston Super Mare.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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