No matter how you arrive at Maunsel - helicopter, collected in a 4x4 from Taunton Station, or by horse - you are met on arrival by members of a very polite team and immediately whisked into an atmosphere of an Edwardian house party. Our luggage was taken ahead of us as we were shown to our excellently appointed bedroom with ensuite bathroom. We noticed each day how the flowers in our room were freshened up too. On returning to the main entertaining rooms of the house we were greeted by footmen suitably equipped with trays of drinks at the entrance to each room. Our house party consisted of 60 guests over three days. Wonderful food at each meal and a never ending supply of drinks served from ice cold cellar buckets. You can only be impressed when nearly 200 guests sit down to dinner under the stars in the Secret Garden and are then entertained to both live band and disco music in the Ballroom. We were refreshed with eager hospitality at the bar, decked out as a typical west country pub where you sense the constant theme of shaggy dog tales well into the night, long after the house pets have gone to their own beds to sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maunsel House is a magnificent 13th-century manor set in 100 acres of stunning parkland at the heart of a sprawling 2,000 acre estate, comprising of farms, woodlands, walnut groves, orchards, Somerset wetlands, cottages and ancient barns. Maunsel is primarily a luxury weddings and events venue. Exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, with no restrictions on how you wish to celebrate. Maunsel has 13 exquisite bedrooms, all with their own story to tell and character and some with antique four poster beds. At Maunsel we also have 4 glorious cottages, all fully furnished to the highest of standards. At Maunsel you cannot book individual rooms, instead you can hire the whole house and cottages for your use. The cottages are available for mid week holiday breaks - so should you be after a relaxing getaway we have just the place for you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maunsel House Hotel Taunton