Self-Catering Private Hire at Cannington Grange
Whether it is Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, Somerset has something to offer everybody. From the sweeping landscapes of Exmoor and the Quantock Hills to the magical coastal journey taken by steam train to Minehead, or the history of Dunster Castle to the ebbing flow of water at Tarr Steps, beauty is all around us just waiting to be explored.
Bring your friends and family to Somerset and enjoy Cannington Grange as your base for days out or just for relaxation. During your stay you can enjoy exclusive access to the grand manor house, The Old Tower and two cottages and all outdoor facilities, such as the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and the extensive gardens, and indoor facilities which include the games room and library, replete with pool table, and the ballroom/function room.
Cannington Grange has been the perfect venue for a number of returning guests who host yoga, meditation and other spiritual retreats. At your disposal is the ballroom which provides 1,800 square feet of space and beautiful, bespoke wooden floor - 14,775 pieces of hand-laid oak and wenge wood in mansion weave pattern commissioned by the passionate owner. This secluded space is flooded with natural light due to 6 large (2mx2m) skylights and the whole length of the room enjoying the views from the bi-fold doors that lead on to the back gardens where wildlife can be watched and the peace of the countryside enjoyed.
Dog Friendly Holidays at Cannington Grange
We appreciate that dog owners sometimes wish to bring their four-legged friends to enjoy the coast and countryside also so please ask when booking about bringing them along.
Entertainment Services at Cannington Grange
If you are travelling to Cannington Grange for a celebration we can put you in touch with an entertainment manager so that you may discuss your party arrangements to make your stay perfectly tailored to you and your party.
Dine In Nights at Cannington Grange
Should you desire a night off, we can put you in touch with a private chef who works with us at Cannington Grange and would welcome the opportunity to cater to your individual tastes.
The Manor House - ground floor
The grand main reception hallway provides immediate views to the sweeping staircase leading to the upper floor. From this grand entrance one can access the kitchen, the morning/dining room, which can seat 30 guests if the ballroom is not required for more formal and lavish dining, the main double-length lounge (there are 2 others to choose from), complete with a 65” flat screen television (which is mobile and can be moved to the ballroom or other rooms as required and also used for training and presentation purposes) and conservatory overlooking the quiet lake, and of course the 1,800 sq ft ballroom/function room.
The stunning function room, with flooring to replicate the Palace at Versailles, has 6 huge skylights bringing natural light into the space and a 12-metre span of slim bi-fold doors incorporating integral blinds. This elegant space overlooks the Victorian-styled herringbone bricked patio area with outside seating and garden furniture to suit up to 50 guests. Additional guests may be seated if the wonderful marquee is set up and the bi-fold doors thrown open - do let us know if you wish to hire the marquee which can house over 100 guests in addition the the vast space provided by the ballroom/function room. The function room is nestled between the two wings of this 20,000 sq ft majestic manor house, which itself sits within extensive 3.5 acre gardens which has a rare Victorian 'ha-ha'* still in situ, adding a touch of real history to this already elegant offering.
* A ha-ha is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving an uninterrupted view of the landscape beyond. In Victorian times a ha-ha was ofen created to prevent grazing animals on large estates from gaining access to the lawn and gardens adjoining the house, giving a continuous vista to create the illusion that the garden and landscape were one and undivided. There are few examples still in existence in England today but some may still found in the grounds of grand country houses and estates.
You will find a well-equipped kitchen for guests' use, ideal for large groups enjoying time cooking together, and another space used by professional caterers who can provide feasts for any celebration.
Cannington Grange provides two bedrooms on the ground floor to suit those guests who may have limited mobility. Both of these bedrooms provide an en-suite, one with bath and shower and the other with a shower providing a larger enclosure for the comfort of guests.
The Manor House - upper floor
The principal dual-aspect bedroom can be used as a bridal suite with a super-king-sized 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 shower and ample hanging space for your clothing.
There are eight further bedrooms, six of which are en-suite. The other two bedrooms situated next to each other share a large separate shower room. Please see the 'frequently asked questions; page for further information regarding the layout of Cannington Grange.
The Old Tower
At the top of The Old Tower is the separate two story duplex apartment with its own front door and bell, complete with a lounge/diner and separate well equipped kitchen, there is also a good sized shared separate family bathroom and all aspects of this unusual apartment provide wonderful views across the Somerset hills. The Old Tower comprises of six bedrooms in total.
Farthing Cottage lounge is the most compact of the Cannington Grange properties but has a delightful beamed ceiling with an open fire place, ideal for cosy nights in. The bright kitchen overlooks the patio area to the rear, and upstairs there are two bedrooms both with 2 single beds though we do try and accommodate all guest's requirements so two of the single beds in one of the bedrooms can be zipped together to create a double bed if required. There is a large shared family bathroom for your convenience in this quaint cottage.
Honeycombe Cottage has a different feel from Farthing Cottage; the ground floor is open plan with a comfortable lounge area, dining area and well-equipped kitchen, ideal if you have little ones to keep an eye on.
The two bedrooms are created in the original stable attic, one being a double bedroom and second bedroom comprising of 3 single beds,; ideal for families to have their own private cottage yet only yards away from the Grange manor house. The shared bathroom, with shower over the bath and a sweet little bench for you to sit and watch the children wash, is always handy after busy days out exploring and playing.
The bar area is located in the Victorian snug and can be staffed if you wish. There is also a small laundry room, replete with a washing machine and two dryers, at your disposal with detergent for you to use. The games room/library is located next to the snug and has an array of items to keep everyone amused.
In the Victorian gardens you will find the Victorian pool house with indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and hot tub. Behind this you will find a cedar wood clad gym, children's play area and seating so that everyone can enjoy the glorious countryside views.
The Courtyard store room houses everything you need for a barbeque which is ready for you to use to dine al-fresco on gloriously warm evenings whilst taking in the views of the sun setting over the Quantock Hills. Do let us know at the time of booking if you would like to hire the barbeques - there are 6 available for guests' use.
We wish your stay at Cannington Grange to be memorable and arrangements to be as seamless as possible and will always be happy to consider and aim to accommodate guests' requirements.
We have an immense passion in ensuring that Cannington Grange is protected for future generations to enjoy. Once you have stayed with us, we are sure that you will share our sentiments, become our friends and return for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming you.