Pop a cork to gracious Georgian living

Enjoy a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and tennis court in a quintessential English setting. Anyone for croquet?

Celebrate English living and feel like a Lord or Lady

Celebrate gracious English living for 20 guests in a majestic Georgian rectory in sleepy Horsington. In summer, after on-site tennis, pop a cork by the pool and toast the Somerset sun that sets behind the village church. Follow the honey bees through the 17 acres of wild meadow, lake and larch. Watch the stars twinkle from the warmth of the hot tub.

In winter, the farmhouse kitchen becomes the cradle of hearty meals, while the log fire awaits slow drinks and tall tales. Work up a thirst in the sauna. Take your brandy off to the games room to chat over the clatter of snooker balls. Enjoy 3D TV. Potter over to the village pub. Feel like a Lord or Lady. At The Grange, gracious living doesn’t end with the last rays of summer.

Pool, tennis court and gardens

Plus a hot tub and sauna

Step outside The Grange and you’ll find a heated and lit swimming pool (available May-September), hot tub, sauna, hard tennis court and croquet lawn.

There are 17 acres of grounds for you to relax in. Wild meadows, a small lake, formal gardens, bbq terrace and lawns are all available for guests to enjoy. Explore the wild meadows, stroll among the blue cedar, larch, cherry and Australian gum trees that majestically dominate the grounds, and admire the established beds that overflow with colour and fragrance during the warmth months.

The south facing elevation ensures day-long sunshine. Pull up a steamer chair and unwind.

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Through the stone flagged reception hall you’ll find four sumptuous reception rooms including a magnificent dining room, plus a farmhouse kitchen with a four oven AGA.

Downstairs the basement games room hosts a 3/4 size snooker table, table tennis and darts. Over at the Dovecote, a short stroll from the house, there is a first floor living room and a sweet kitchen.

The house opens out onto lovely terraces, with plenty of space for al fresco dining.

 

Cooking and Dining

Enjoy the lovely country kitchen that is superbly equipped to create the perfect feast. With a large central island there’s plenty of space for all the crew to help out from the chopping to the washing! The kitchen has a feature Aga and a further electric oven with two gas hobs. The Dovecote has a small contemporary kitchen with electric oven and hob. It is possible to arrange food deliveries to be unpacked prior to your arrival.

A central dining room complete with beautiful table and chairs, wood-burner and traditional sash windows is the idyllic setting for a celebratory meal. Enrol the talents of a local chef to create bespoke menus befitting the occasion. Stock the cellar in advance and arrange for the local wine merchant to hand select the perfect selection from crisp roses to hearty reds. Try the locally made Purbeck Vineyard vintages including Studland Ruby and Kimmeridge Mist.

Somerset and Dorset are fast becoming known for the quality of their farm shops and local produce. Book into The Chapel at Bruton for more traditional rustic dining. The Half Moon is just at the foot of the drive and perfect for a local ale and pub grub or simply discover the charming cafes and bistro.

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Bedrooms

Eight individually styled, spacious bedrooms are spread over the first and second floor. Four are ensuite and there are two family bathrooms. Many of the rooms can be configured as double or twin and travel cots are available for additional flexibility.

A stone’s throw from the main house is the Dovecote, which has two lovely bedrooms overlooking the gardens. The Dovecote’s bedrooms and living spaces are set on the first floor with its own luxury sitting room, kitchen and bathroom.

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What people say

What people say

“What a fantastic week we have had. The house and gardens are a credit to you. The children loved the pool. I was in my element with the BBQ and the TV in 3D – amazing! Hope to come back soon” -
“We’ve had an amazing stay! The house and gardens are fantastic with special thanks to the staff that were both very friendly and helpful” -
“Thank you for the beautiful setting, lovely food and good company! Great towels!!” -
"We really enjoyed our stay at the grange and found the facilities excellent, which suited all the family." - Laura

Make memories in the Somerset sunshine

Make memories in sunny Somerset. Meet the meerkats at Longleat, enjoy landscapes and lakes at Stourhead. Near to hand are archery, off-roading and paintball. After a long day, the Half Moon Inn offers the full story.

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