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At a Glance

Sleeps:

  • 41+ Adults, 8 Children & 3 Infants
  • Some Bunk and Camp Beds Available
  • Additional Estate Accommodation on Request

Rooms:

  • 21 Bedrooms, 19 Bathrooms

Facilities:

  • Lift
  • Indoor Pool & Spa Complex
  • 10 Jacuzzi seats
  • Full Size Snooker Table
  • Basement Disco
  • Casino - Poker, Roulette and Black Jack Rooms
  • Many More Facilities on Offer

Venue:

  • Licensed for Weddings (Option of Church Next Door)
  • Excellent Gardens and Grounds
  • Event and Marquee Space

Catering:

  • Self-Catered or Catered
  • No Corkage Charge
  • Indoor Seating for up to 200 Guests, across 2 Rooms

Travel & Accessibility:

  • Somerset, South England
  • Direct Trains from London 1 hour 30 minutes
  • By car: 1 hour from Bristol, 2 hours from London
  • Helicopter and Light Aircraft Landing
Indoor Pool & Spa Complex

Indoor Pool & Spa Complex

Opulent Georgian Ballroom

Opulent Georgian Ballroom

Wincanton Estate

Welcome to luxury and grandeur

This historic estate, with roots dating back to the 14th century, represents the definitive in luxury and grandeur. Built upon 1,500 acres of land, the grand estate recently underwent a multimillion pound refurbishment, positioning it as one of the most desirable and sought after country houses for private hire across the UK.

Renovated to a 5-star standard by the family who own and run the house, Wincanton Estate successfully strikes a balance in its offerings: authentic period features coupled with the ultimate in modern amenities.

Immaculate sweeping grounds

The commanding stone gates and sweeping drive lead to the country house’s impressive Elizabethan façade. The grounds are everything you could imagine: flower meadows, secret corners, wide lawns with sweeping vistas and a beautiful church next door. It is easy to picture yourself spending lazy afternoons playing croquet on the terrace lawn, with the pure Georgian façade and its sun-washed stone dominating the background.

From vintage to opulent rooms

Once inside, you are met with an abundance of family rooms, including a large wood-panelled dining room, a billiards room and an opulent Georgian ballroom, along with more cosy sitting rooms and a light-filled morning room. All 21 bedrooms, with their vintage beds and handmade mattresses, are furnished with modern facilities to ensure the ultimate in comfort, effortlessly accommodating more than 40 adults.

The true adventurer at heart will delight in a treasure trove of discovery; from Elizabethan attics, servant shortcuts and hidden garden paths to a secret cellar disco and fully-equipped casino! This eclectic look helps the house retain a very distinctive family feel and establish a warm welcoming atmosphere.

Spoilt for choice of activities

Take a leisurely dip in the heated indoor swimming pool, part of the newly built spa complex featuring a Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. For the more active guests, there is an endless list of activities and facilities which can be enjoyed at Wincanton Estate, including croquet with its dedicated lawn, both hard and grass tennis courts, archery, snooker, volleyball, a 3-hole golf course, a fishing lake and 1,500 acres of hacking. The property also boasts a roof terrace and a private airstrip.

Sumptuous private catering

The dedicated, friendly and highly professional house team is on hand to help with as much or as little as needed. Whether you would like to handle the catering yourself or you prefer the full support of the estate’s staff and catering facilities when hosting a magnificent party, both the space and services can be made available to you.

Why not plan a wine tasting weekend and sample some local cheeses? Guests can bring their own alcohol without incurring any corkage fees and enjoy one of the world’s greatest types of cheddar cheese, produced by the owners of Wincanton Estate.

Discover magnificent surroundings

It is highly recommended that guests make the most of their visit and take in the beautiful sites surrounding the estate, including historic landmarks such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Cadbury Castle, the site of King Arthur’s famous round table.

For those who want to experience Glastonbury Festival in style, there is the option to travel from the estate to the festival site via helicopter and for guests who like to combine some shopping with their stay and are fans of the Mulberry brand, a visit to the factory at Shepton Mallet, where they manufacture the iconic Mulberry handbags, is a must.

A stay at Wincanton Estate also allows guests to experience what is on offer further afield in Cheddar Gorge, Bath, Bradford on Avon and Frome, with activities ranging from canal walks and spas to shopping and restaurants.

An unforgettable experience

This sprawling, luxurious property with its friendly atmosphere, unmatched facilities and charming surroundings is ideal for weddings, family celebrations and corporate events. At Wincanton Estate, you are guaranteed an unforgettable five-star experience that would rival any property across the UK.

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Wincanton Estate (0201) - Key Information

General information

Accommodation

  • 41+ Adults, 8 Children & 3 Infants
  • 21 bedrooms
  • 19 Bath / Shower rooms
  • Can accommodate 41 adults if sharing double beds
  • Can accommodate 24 people in single beds or 28 if using 4 camp beds

Venue

  • Wedding Licence (option of Church next door)
  • Ballroom– Licenced for weddings and can seat up to 150 for dinning
  • North Hall – Licenced for weddings and can seat up to 96 for dinning
  • Morning Room - faces south and east and is bright throughout the day. With large double doors leading into the grounds. This room has soft chairs and a beautiful antique dining/meeting table
  • The Library - Equipped with cosy sofas
  • Sitting Room - Leading directly off the Ballroom this can be transformed with a bar set-out on lovely old oak refectory tables
  • Snooker Room – has a full sized snooker table
  • Cellar Disco - equipped with disco lighting, a full sound system, including a twin iPod mixing desk, and a smoke machine
  • Family Kitchen - A large family kitchen, with a 6 oven Aga cooker to enable self-catering for 40 plus people.
  • Catering Kitchen - with two six burner commercial ovens and two hot cupboards, a cold room for preparation and a room fitted with a fast pass through commercial dishwasher
  • Excellent Gardens and Grounds 
  • Event and Marquee Space

Catering

  • Self-Catered or Catered
  • No Corkage Charge
  • Indoor Seating for up to 200 guests, across 2 rooms

 

Things to Do

Facilities On Site

  • Lift
  • Indoor Pool & Spa Complex
  • 10 Jacuzzi seats
  • Full Size Snooker Table
  • Basement Disco
  • Casino - Poker, Roulette and Black Jack rooms
  • Pistol Shooting
  • 3 hole golf course
  • Tennis courts
  • Croquet lawn
  • Fishing 

Bookable Activities

  • Clay shooting
  • Laser clays
  • Archery
  • Murder Mystery evenings
  • Spa treatments
  • For more information see our Activities & Events page

 

 

Booking Information

Booking Deposit

  • 20% deposit paid to the house
  • Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival

Security Deposit

  • £1,000 refundable

Arrival & Departure

  • Times are usually arrival 4pm & departure 10am

 

Wincanton Estate (0201) - Prices

2016 / 17 Midweek Midweek Weekend Week
(1 night) (2 nights) (2 nights) (6 nights)
January £5,000 £7,000 £11,500 £17,500
February £5,000 £7,000 £11,500 £17,500
March £5,500 £7,500 £12,000 £18,500
April £6,000 £8,000 £13,000 £20,000
May £6,500 £8,500 £14,500 £21,000
June £6,500 £8,500 £14,500 £21,000
July £7,500 £9,500 £16,000 £23,000
August £7,500 £9,500 £16,000 £23,000
September  £6,500 £8,500 £14,500 £21,000
October £5,500 £7,500 £13,000 £18,500
November £5,000 £7,000 £11,500 £17,500
December £6,500 £8,500 £14,500 £21,000
Christmas 23rd December to Sunday 27th December 2016 - £17,000
New Year Booked

VAT: Included in price

Pool: Included in price

Heating: Included in the hire price

Cots: 3 can be included if requested prior to booking

Camp beds: 4 are available if requested prior to booking

Catering & Corkage: The house does not charge corkage. You are free to self-cater, choose your own catering company or the house has an excellent planner with lots of local contacts and can organise everything for you on request – further costs may apply.

Damage Deposit: £1,000.

Terms: 20% non-refundable deposit at time of booking, your balance is due 6 weeks before you arrive

Payment method: Bank Transfer

Midweek Bookings: Yes

One night stays: Possible mid-week – call us to enquire

Weddings & Events: Licensed for weddings

Stags / Hens: Accepted at the discretion of the owner

Pets: at the discretion of the owner. Please enquire  

Larger groups: For functions involving more than 49 residential guests, there will normally be a function fee added to the rental prices:

Fee for up to 50 guests £nil,

50 to 100 guests £1,500,

101 to 150 guests £2,000,

Over 150 guests £2,500.

Fees include professional planning and organisation help, management of the event throughout, use of the commercial kitchens and equipment and VAT.