Frequently Asked Questions 

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How many people can Cannington Grange accommodate? 

The 18 bedrooms at Cannington Grange can accommodate up to 43 guests with an additional 9 guests if required sleeping on one of the Laura Ashley double fold-out sofa beds found in Honeycombe Cottage or Larkrise private apartment. Most of our beds can be made up as either twin or super king, but there is something extra special about the king sized four-poster beds and the French antique or Victorian sleighbeds! 

How is the accommodation laid out at Cannington Grange? 

Ground Floor 
Enter through the imposing Gothic Victorian door of the Manor House and step upon the 'Palmerstone' centrepiece, with surrunding tiles of bespoke design created especially for the entrance vestibule, before entering 'Ruscombe Hall'. This Victorian reception room leads directly to 7 further spacious communal rooms including the ballroom, a dining room, kitchen, games room and very spacious, dual-aspect lounge with several comfortable sofas and chairs and 65" smart television which can be easily transported to any room. From here you can venture into the conservatory which overlooks the lake and one of the patio areas surrounding the property. The dining room is also dual aspect, overlooking the gardens to the back and lake to the side, and is perfect for intimate family dinners. For larger dining parties the ballroom is the the ideal place to dine and dance the night away. This function room has also has bespoke flooring created for this room. 5 wonderfully skilled craftsmen made 14,775 individually hand crafted pieces of oak and wenge and worked together at The Grange and like synchronised swimmers worked in tandem to lay each individual piece by eye alone - no rulers or pencils behind the ear! They then spent a week sanding the floor to perfect the finish before sealing the wood and leaving a stunning floor that would not look out of place at the Palace of Versailes. The space is even more stunning when one opens up the entire 40 foot 'wall' of 12 bi-fold doors, each of which has integral blinds, which lead directly on to the 100x40 ft patio overlookig the Victorian gardens - 3.5 acres surround the property and provides seating for everyone, whether on benches overooking the lake or enjoying lunch all togeter on the patio outside the ballroom. Guests are comfortably seated in our function room for weddings, corporate events or parties. Behind the function room is a games room, replete with a pool table of unusual design (high gloss white and grey felt), library area, television and sofas. the open passage way from here leads to the the cosy snug area with a (self-stock) bar. 
Back in the main area of the house you will find a large, bright and well-equipped kitchen for guests' use, ideal for large groups enjoying time cooking together and a separate large area which our caterers (should you wish to enjoy the luxury of not cooking or washing up for a night or two!) use to ensure that the hard work is hidden from view and our guests are able to relax! There is a small laundry room with washing machine and a separate dryer which can be made available, should you wish to use it during your stay. 
Due to the size of the bedrooms at Cannington Grange accommodation can be configured to your specific requirements in some instances.  
Bedrooms 11 and 12 are on the ground floor of The Old Tower and are suitable for guests with limited mobility. Both are en-suite; one with a low-level bath with seating and over-head shower, the other with walk-in shower. Both bedrooms have king size beds, with bedroom 12 also being large enough to accommodate 2 small double beds. There is a unique view of the gardens which are accessible immediately from this bedroom. 
First Floor 
Bedroom 1 is the principal dual-aspect bedroom which can be used as a bridal suite with a super king size bed and views over both the croquet lawn to the front and lake to the side. This sumptuous room has an en-suite bathroom with over-head shower and ample hanging space for your clothing. This bedroom can accommodate a single and double fold out bed and cot also. 
Bedroom 2 has an en suite king size sleigh bed and also has room for either a single fold out bed or a cot. This room has views to the front of the property and Quantock Hills beyond. 
Bedroom 3 is a king size four poster bedroom with space for a cot and has a separate shower room accessed off the hallway which it shares with bedroom 4. This bedroom also has views to the front of the property. 
Bedroom 4 has two single beds but also has the option of other layouts. This bedroom shares a shower room with bedroom 3 accessed via the hallway. 
Bedroom 5 has an en suite super king size four poster bed with room for a cot or single fold out bed, with delightful views over the front croquet lawn. 
Bedroom 6 is an en-suite bedroom with two single beds, due to its size this room may also be configured with other bed layouts , this room has beautiful views over the large back garden. 
Bedrooms 7 and 8 comprise of the Parlby Suite which has its own corridor, family bathroom with roll top bath and shower. Bedroom 7 has two single beds which may be zipped together to create a super king size bed, this bedroom can also accommodate a cot if required. Bedroom 8 has one king size bed which can be unzipped to create 2 single beds. This bedroom has views over the lake and garden and is a delightful area of the Grange. 
Bedroom 9 forms part of The Old Tower and has a king size decorative pine bed with matching pine wardrobe, separate shower room and views over the croquet lawn. 
Bedroom 10 also forms part of The Old Tower and is a very large king size bedroom with additional single bed and room for a cot it has a separate bathroom.  
Second Floor 
Bedroom 13 is a king size four poster bedroom within the second floor apartment of The Old Tower. The apartment also has a kitchen and lounge/diner overlooking the garden, an ideal space for relaxing and eating. Bedroom 13 and 14 share The Old Tower bathroom. The lounge area of the apartment has sofas which are able to be sofa beds for additional occupancy. 
Third Floor 
Finally, bedroom 14 at the top of The Old Tower has terrific views from the attic window. With 5 single beds this room can be configured to include super king size beds if required.  
Farthing Cottage 
Farthing cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. 
Bedroom 15 has two single beds which can be zipped together to create a double bed. Bedroom 16 has two large single beds and a single pull out chair bed suitable for a small child. Farthing cottage is ideal for a small family or a couple looking for a bit more space. The cottage has a shared bathroom with over-head shower and a cosy lounge with a well equipped kitchen. 
Honeycombe Cottage * 
Honeycombe cottage sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms. 
Honeycombe cottage has an open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen area which is a great space in which to socialise as a family, with bedroom 20 which has a double bed and bedroom 21 which is a triple single bedroom. Both bedrooms share a bathroom with over-head shower. 
The cottages are situated across the small pretty court yard which leads directly to The Old Tower and main Manor House.  
To see a floor plan click here 
*not available from July 2020 

Do you have cots and highchairs? 

Yes, you can ask at the time of booking for cots and/or highchairs to be available during your stay. Please however note that we do not supply bedding for cots for health & safety reasons. 

Is there wheelchair access and facilities? 

At Cannington Grange there are 2 ground floor bedrooms which are suitable for guests with limited mobility, each with en-suite facilities (one bath suite with shower and one shower cubicle). Please note that these rooms are not wide enough for a wheelchair. 

How do I arrange to have entertainment provided during my stay? 

We can put you in touch with our entertainments manager who never fails to impress, if you are looking for something a little different don't be afraid to ask, we have an extensive network of suppliers. 

What provisions do you provide for corporate bookings? 

We can provide a flip chart, pens, paper, jugs of water, note pads and fair use of printing facilities. 

Can I bring my dog to Cannington Grange? 

Yes, you can bring you dog to Cannington Grange, please ask when booking your stay, there is a small charge for this service. 

Are there laundry facilities? 

Yes, we have a small onsite laundry room that can used by our guests. 

Can we bring our own food and drink? 

If you are self-catering at Cannington Grange you are welcome, of course, to bring your own food and drink. You can arrange for a local supermarket to deliver your goods if you wish and we can always take receipt for you before your arrival, please just let us know at the time of your booking if you require us to provide this service. 
If you are not self-catering and are instead attending as a wedding party or corporate guest where food has been ordered, then we would prefer that you do not bring your own food and drink into the house. Food is not permitted to be consumed in the bedrooms in order to protect the fabric and carpets. 

What provisions are on site for guests to use? 

The following items are provided for guests use at Cannington Grange; 
Pool towels, bath towels, hand towels, bath mats 
Hand wash liquid, washing up liquid and brush 
Sugar, tea, coffee 
Cooking oil 
Dishwasher tablets 
Cleaning cloths– colour coded, cleaning solution and bleach 
Cling film, kitchen foil, kitchen roll, tea towels 
Toilet paper 
Salt & pepper 
Cutlery/crockery/glasses to seat 50 people* 
Kettle, toaster, microwave 
Carving/cooking knives, chopping boards, cooking utensils 
Saucepans and cooking trays/pots 
Cheese grater, scissors, corkscrew, beer bottle opener 
Glass water jugs* 
All consumable items listed are also provided within the 2 cottages and The Old Tower with the exception of those marked with an asterix. In the 2 cottages and The Old Tower cutlery/crockery and glasses are provided for the number of people the accommodation sleeps. 

Can I get married at Cannington Grange? 

We are currently unable to hold marriage ceremonies at Cannington Grange but we can conduct blessings and are in the process of applying for a civil licence. Our local church is The Blessed Virgin Mary in Cannington or you may wish to get married in a Registry Office and then celebrate with your friends and family at Cannington Grange. There are many options! 

Is the wi-fi free? 

Yes, during your stay you are able to use the wi-fi free of charge, please remember, however that Cannington Grange is an old building and the walls are thick, so the wi-fi is not always as good as it would be in a more modern building. 

How do I arrange for a private chef to cook for my party? 

Just ask and we can provide you with a copy of the menus for you to choose from, you can then liaise with the chef to make your arrangements. Cannington Grange will charge you for this service rather than the chef and it will be an additional account separate to your accommodation charge. 
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