What can I say! We booked Widcombe Grange and the Cottage for our company birthday 2- nighter and it was just fabulous. The team couldn't have been more helpful in advance - organising hay bales, fire pits, archery & pistols and giving great catering recommendations (we used MilkShed and they were awesome). The house is sprawling and perfect for groups - plenty of everything you might need. Everything is in good order but not so swishy that you don't feel you can't touch anything or get anxious about breaking things. The grounds are unbelievably beautiful. I would recommend the house wholeheartedly but also think the Big House Co. are a pleasure to work with and will definitely book with them again!
Between myself and about 20 of my mates, the 'book a large house in the middle of nowhere' Stag Party has been a tried and tested theme for the last 11 years. Whilst all of these have been incredible I think that Widcombe Grange takes first place. Stunning grounds that take a good 20 mins to explaore, a pool and hot tub, a games room and barn plus a boating lake!
Organizing the trip with The Big House Company was so easy, Anthony and Peter were brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful in making our stay the best it could have been.
The kitchens are well equipped for large catering. From our buffet style full English Breakfasts to the Lamb & Pork roast that was prepared on the Sunday, it was so straight forward to have all 16 guests sat around the large dining table eating.the little sleep we did get was very comfortable and there were no issues with any of the facilities.
We were all very sad when we came to leave on the Monday morning.
We celebrated our 30th Wedding anniversary at Widcombe Grange last weekend with a gathering of 19 people. Everything about the whole weekend was superb from the venue and its location, the staff from the Big House Company who arranged everything for us to the teams we had to assist us with activities and a gala meal on the Saturday evening.
The location is easily accessible from J26 of the M5 (about 15 minutes) and central Taunton (about 20 minutes). The property itself is a period property which has been lovingly cared for and kept in excellent order. The bedrooms have high quality hotel standard beds and bedding but retain the quirky charm of the original design. The kitchen is well equipped and the main dining room sat 19 comfortably.
Withing the house there are some comfortable communal areas plus adequate storage for the stuff we brought with us. The team at the Big House Co had set up the hot tub and the swimming pool so we could use it. The pool was pleasantly warm and a great asset for a few of us on the Saturday afternoon. The property has fantastic grounds which we walked in and where we also set up an archery taster session for our guests using a contact of the team at Widcombe. It was a lot of fun and a perfect ice breaker
Our weekend went exceedingly smoothly, due mainly to the planning which the team at Big House Co assisted and guided us with in the time leading up to the event. Everything was taken care of in a relaxed manner so we could focus on having a great time with our guests..
Overall our guests were completely bowled over by the whole weekend. Our expectations were exceeded and we wouldn't have a moment's hesitation in using this venue or one of the Big House Co's other properties again in the future.
Thank you to everyone at the Big House Co.
Widcombe Grange is perfect for large gatherings. It has the most comfortable beds, the dining room is easily big enough for 24 to be seated, the lounges are again large enough for all and the gardens are beautiful. The hot tub was well used by our party.
The house was even better than I had hoped for. Whilst being large enough to accommodate my friends who came to celebrate my Birthday it had a very cosy and intimate vibe. It felt very much like our home for the 3 days we stayed.
Everybody soon adjusted to just relaxing, eating far too much or walks to the local pubs. A really great idea was getting all the food we needed delivered by Sainsbury on the day of our arrival.
Great team at the Big House Company who were most helpful.
Fabulous house for a large family/group stay. Comfortable beds and rooms, plenty of space. Well located to explore beautiful area. Very well equipped with plenty of essentials to enable full catering for large group. Leisure equipment as described, lived up to expectation.
Friendly and efficient management team. House very clean and orderly on arrival, with milk, cake and fruit supplied.
Would fully recommend this property. We are already planning our next trip.
We all enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Widcombe Grange. A party of eighteen family and friends with three dogs. Loads of space, lovely grounds, huge table for everyone to get together, well equipped kitchen and very importantly, extremely clean throughout. Fun hot tub, party / games room and boats on the lake too!
Wet weather did not matter at all with cosy fireplaces and wonderfully warm eco heating system.