Price per week £10000
Sleeps 20

We spent a wonderful week here with extended friends and family for my husband's 50th. We loved the homely touches and gathering around the fire in the evenings. The children loved racing around the huge lawns.

Harriet, London
Living Space

10 Bedrooms:

Ground Floor
Entrance hall
2 sitting rooms with fireplaces
Dining room
Playroom
Kitchen with Aga
1st Floor
Master bedroom with super king size bed, free standing bath, separate shower and loo
2 double bedrooms with super king size beds and en suite shower rooms
Double bedroom with king size bed en suite bath and shower room
Double bedroom with king size bed and en suite shower room
Double bedroom with en suite shower room
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room
Double bedroom – shared bathroom with
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom with bath in the room and en suite shower room

Amenities

Conservatory
Beautiful large gardens
Front terrace with outside seating area
130-acres of private apple orchards and woodlands for country walks
Central heating
Grand piano
Parking
Highchair
WiFi
TV

Access through the gardens and across the lane to a fresh water ‘pool’ which guests can use to swim (shared with the owners of the property)

Domestic Services

A cook can be arranged – payable extra (please give plenty of notice)
Private events can be held in a converted stable building at extra cost
House keeping twice weekly

Location

Bruton is 18 minutes by car
Castle Cary is 15 minutes by car
Frome is 30 minutes by car
Glastonbury is 25 minutes by car
Bath is 50 minutes by car
London is 2.5 hours away by car

Transport

Bristol Airport is 45 minutes by car
Heathrow Airport is just under 2 hours by car
Mainline station to London Paddington is 15 minutes away at Castle Cary
A car is recommended

Local Information

Pennard House is close to some wonderful restaurants. In particular we love Number 28 in Somerton, Roth Bar and Grill, Matt’s Kitchen, At the Chapel all in Bruton, and The Newt which is just outside Castle Cary. The Manor House in Ditcheat is the nearest pub and is a fantastic local with open fires and a delicious menu.

Only a short drive away, Glastonbury has become synonymous with the festival. However there is plenty to explore in the eccentric town itself. A walk up the Tor is sure to blow the cobwebs away.

The nearby town of Bruton has fast become the coolest destination in the South West. Always a mecca for artists and creatives, gallerists Hauser and Wirth added the final polish when they opened a fabulous contemporary art gallery on the site of a disused 17th century farm.

Bruton High Street is home to a plethora of fascinating independent shops and restaurants and a beautiful river walk takes you on a circuit of the historic town and outlying countryside. For children there is the Mill on the Brue outdoor activity centre in Bruton. Archery, rafting, canoeing and abseiling are just are few of the activities on offer.

Newly opened, The Newt in Somerset is 10 minutes away by car and has an excellent restaurant (mentioned above) as well as beautiful gardens to explore.

Babington House is a short drive away.

The Stourhead estate- filming location for ‘Pride and Predjudice’ is a 15 minute drive – the famous lake and grounds are not to be missed in autumn when the landscape is ablaze with colour. The beautiful woodlands around Alfred’s Tower offer adventurous walking and mountain biking.

There are some excellent walks also to be found nearby, and the Somerset levels are fabulous for wildlife spotting.

The Jurassic coast is an hour’s drive which makes for an easy day trip.

Our View

A unique opportunity to enjoy a Grade II listed, 18thC Manor House in rural Somerset that truly feels like home. The laid back bohemian house is set within 130 acres of woodlands and cider orchards, surrounded by beautiful countryside and within close proximity of the Glastonbury Festival site. Often hosting songwriter’s retreats, many famous artists have been guests at the house over the years.

Pennard House is a wonderful place to stay with family and friends. Having been in the same family since it was built, many of the original features are still visible. The bedrooms are large and airy, and the sitting rooms have huge sash windows looking out onto the garden. The interiors are a mix of antique beds, vintage fabrics and quirky bathrooms.

Staying here is all about country walks, long dinners around the dining table and late nights around the fire.

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