North Cadbury Court has a 700-year history that takes in King Arthur, Oliver Cromwell and Arthur Conan Doyle. But you don’t have to be mythical royalty or Lord Protector of the Commonwealth to enjoy one of the finest houses in South West England.
At North Cadbury Court in deepest Somerset, you get to explore history for yourself. You’ll find the astonishing ballroom (ripe for a party), the cavernous dining room (get the whole family together over a feast), the children’s playroom (peace) and the snooker room (full-size table), amid three storeys of unabashed splendour.
For very special celebrations, only a palace will do, and only North Cadbury Court is up to the job.
Outside, North Cadbury Court is just as much of an attention-seeker as on the inside. The croquet lawn, hard tennis court and three grass courts are fun, if a little tame. For a walk on the wilder side, try the three-hole golf course and tee off from the roof.
When your pulse rate has returned to normal, you can take it easy with a bottle of bubbly in the hot tub, kick back on the roof terrace or walk the flower meadow. Always keen to show off, North Cadbury Court comes with its own indoor heated pool. Towel up afterwards, slide back the doors and soak up the sun on the patio.
But back to the wow factors. Equestrian facilities with 1500 acres for hacking not enough for you? Perhaps you’re more impressed by the helipad landing area? Or maybe the 550-metre airstrip with clear approaches?
However you land, whiling away time won’t be a problem once you’re here. The fishing lake, well-stocked with trout and carp, comes with tuition and rods supplied, and a spot of archery on the lawn will always hit the spot, if not the target. Let the wows begin.
Anywhere with a six-oven Aga and accommodation for 42 is going to impress. But the wow factor just keeps on delivering.
Enjoy a game of snooker over a brandy while the kids explore the playroom or lose themselves in games of hide and seek.
Then throw the mother of all parties in the ballroom, complete with grand piano, and hire our catering team.
Little extras, big difference
We want you to enjoy every moment of your stay at North Cadbury Court so whatever your desire for food and drink, we can help. If you love cooking then help yourselves to the Aga. Alternatively, if you’d like a little or a lot of help then we offer everything from casseroles dropped off ready for the oven to waitress-served in-house catering.
Looking for a special meal without any fuss? Our highly rated chefs will prepare a celebratory meal to order, all cooked and cleared out of the way. Once the plates are cleared, they’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the evening.
For special occasions, we can arrange all kinds of catering – from a simple buffet, to a summer BBQ or a fully catered meal for 100 guests. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.
North Cadbury Court has 21 individually styled bedrooms, including two family suites, almost all en-suite and each with its own character. Everyone’s going to find one they love.
You can lose yourself in the four poster suites. Take in the glorious views. Or play hide and seek with the children as they roam the second floor with its luxurious twin and double rooms.
The bathrooms are every bit as characterful and dramatic, with surprises galore.