Big House for Hire, Group Accommodation for Celebrations & Parties
The GREAT HOUSE itself is a house of contrasts, the front is Georgian, being built in 1720 onto the original Tudor house; while the original front, is only in evidence in the enclosed yard, reputed to have been used as a “Cock Pit”. The house is Grade 2 listed and the rather elegant staircase and inbuilt dog gate is down as being of particular historic interest.The Great House welcomes you for a holiday on Exmoor. For most it will not be the first time, but for newcomers, this part of the country holds something for everybody, and the Great House itself is something special.One of the grander houses on Exmoor, it offers ample accommodation, either in the elegant Georgian part of the property, or in the rambling Tudor portion of the house.
The Georgian Bit
This is typically Georgian with large well-proportioned rooms. All rooms retain the original pine panelling, and although now painted white, does make the rooms extremely light and attractive.
When one enters the house, one immediately starts to feel at home. Ahead is the elegant staircase which leads down to the living rooms in the Tudor portion of the house, and up to the many bedrooms in the house.
There are two rooms on this floor, situated on either side of the door as you come in. These are perhaps the most attractive rooms in the house, with fine panelling, attractive recesses and window seats.
To the left is a sitting room, often used as the quiet room in the house. This has a TV and recorder, and a rather elegant baby grand piano. There is also a double put-u-up, though this is seldom used as a bed, there being ample accommodation in the rest of the house. There is also a fully fitted kitchenette off of this room.
The Tudor Bit
This is in complete contrast to the Georgian bit, with only a small remnant of the original facia of the house visible. It is large and rambling, with beams, inglenooks, the “Cock Pit” and the “Cocktail Bar”
The large farmhouse style kitchen, has a fridge/freezers, a larder fridge and another freezer and fridge, a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a range style cooker with a griddle and double oven. It looks out onto the secluded walled garden with glimpses of Dunkery Beacon (the highest point on Exmoor) and beyond.
There is a large comfortable lounge with inglenook fireplace, 42″ TV with SKY Sports, video recorder, DVD player and WI-FI. Off the lounge is a large imposing dining room, complete with inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor; ideal for entertaining this seats 20 people comfortably or 22 cosily, although 27 people have been known to sit down for one of our dinner parties.