Butleigh holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and private tennis court

E12 - Wootton House

from £218 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Cottage / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16 Home 294372

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Cottage / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Wootton House is a fine country house on the edge of Butleigh Wootton, overlooked by the monument of Admiral Sir Samuel Hood high on Polden Ridge. The house has evolved since its construction in the 18th cent. for the Hood family. It sits on a 1,000 acre estate comprising gardens, woods, lake, parkland and working farms. Large mature garden (all yours) with croquet lawn, hard tennis court, climbing frames, slides and swings. The house is comfortable, elegant, delightful - if a little frayed around the edges - with modern facilities. Downstairs: large front hall (wood floors, oak panelling) and equally large back hall (Steinway grand piano and upright piano – tuned for duets) with French windows to paved terrace and the garden (table/chairs). Off the front hall, with views across parkland to the monument, step down to drawing room (open fire) with original silk wallpaper and French windows to the front garden, and a sitting room (marble open fireplace, fine paintings, TV/DVD/video, PlayStation 2). At the back, overlooking the garden, large formal dining room (long oak dining table, enormous Jacobean-style ornamental fireplace); large kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, terrazzo flooring, 4-door Aga plus electric cooker/induction hob, farmhouse kitchen table/chairs, TV/DVD, door to garden) and pantry (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge, sink). Partially adjoining the kitchen, but completely private from the house, is a tenant-occupied cottage. From the back hall, passage to French windows to the rear garden, a downstairs bathroom (suite) and step up to the Abbot's Room (an enormous games room with table tennis, children's snooker table, darts, TV, Hammond organ).

Upstairs: oak stairs from the front hall up to a landing (original William Morris wallpaper, library area with window seats), off which are eight bedrooms:  double with en suite bathroom (suite)

double with hand-carved mahogany four-poster (5')

with beautiful drapes

double with four-poster (6')


twin (zip-linkable to 6' double, washbasin)

twin (2'6” beds zip-linkable to 5' double)

twin with en suite shower-room (suite)

twin (washbasin)


bathrooms (suites, one with roll-top bath) and shower-room (shower,

washbasin).  Professional catering available. Damages Deposit £250. Arrival after 4pm. A magical place that has been in the same family for generations, with extensive grounds that children and adults will enjoy exploring.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 8 bedrooms
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (8)
Other Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Please bring your own beach towels.

The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3 star.

The Somerset region

West Somerset: A mellow landscape of lush water-meadows, golden-stone villages, luxuriant cottage gardens and apple orchards. Here is some of the richest farmland in England, wonderfully peaceful and unspoilt. To the south is Hamstone country where almost every village is picture-perfect with stone cottages, old pubs and splendid churches and every few miles magnificent houses and gardens (many National Trust) are open to the public. At Yeovilton is the excellent Fleet Air Arm Museum with Concorde on show. Atmospheric Ham Hill has an Iron Age fort on its top.

The Quantocks are the beautiful hills – high against the farming vales to either side – stretching over 40 square miles from Taunton, Somerset's capital, to the big sandcastle beaches by the Bristol Channel sea, separated from Exmoor by a plain of cornfield farmland. Wooded, heather-topped, they are home to red deer and inspired poets Wordsworth and Coleridge. Superb for walking and riding, you'll find tremendous views, deep romantic valleys and rose-clad cottages here. Along the western foot of the Quantocks chugs the scenic steam railway from Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead.

Few beautiful-country areas are so rich in interesting and splendid man-made things to see.


Butleigh Wootton: hamlet (stone cottages) in unspoilt countryside on the Somerset Levels, 1½ miles from Butleigh (pub, PO/shop, church). Glastonbury (small town, famous tor), 3 miles; Street (shopping, outdoor swimming pool), 2; Wells (cathedral city), 10; Wookey Hole Caves, 11; the north Somerset coast, 20; Bath (historic city), about 30. Several Nat. Trust houses/gardens nearby. Excellent walking, cycling, golf and horse riding on the Somerset Levels.

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    Calendar last updated:23 Nov 2015

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