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  Stonnwall Estate - Somerset
Stonnwall Estate - Somerset

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Stonnwall Manor Estate offers 2 properties just 100 feet from each other. Each large self catering house is completely self contained. The entire estate sleeps 27 (Manor sleeps 19 - Coach House sleeps 8). The Manor house contains 9 bedrooms, 8 of which have four poster beds and 1 is a family room. The Coach House contains 4 bedrooms all of which contain four poster beds. Stonnwall Manor’s other rooms include 3 bathrooms, 7 showers, 4 toilets, games room, 2 kitchens, pantry and breakfast room. Five reception rooms, living room, drawing room, dining room, music room, library and folly dolls room. The Coach House’s other rooms include 1 main bathroom, 2 toilets, 4 showers, living room, dining room, kitchen and folly dolls room. Set within 2 acres of landscaped gardens with a croquet lawn, gazebo, 2 terraces both with furniture and BBQ, raised gazebo, original underground bomb shelter, ornamental pond, ancient well, rockery, water fountain, stone statues and ornaments. Both houses offer luxury interiors with gold leaf, oil paintings, tapestries, oak panelling and busts. Comfort and ease of use with automated lighting in communal rooms, keyless entry systems and electronic gates. Ample parking within the grounds.

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Large Self Catering House:
Sleeps 27

Stonnwall Estate in Somerset

What's Included: • Gas • Electric • Towels • Heating • Bedding

Heating System: Central Heating


OUTDOOR FACILITIES

• Enclosed gardens
• Ancient Well
• Garden furniture
• Barbecue plus equipment
• Landscaped grounds of approx 2 acres
• Underground bomb shelter
• Self contained accommodation for 8 in the grounds
• Terrace raised seating area
• Ornamental fish pond and fountain
• Croquet lawn


ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

• 2 TV’s
• 2 Freeview Digital TV boxes 100+ Channel
• 2 DVD players
• 2 Video recorders
• 2 CD players
• 2 Radios
• Library with an entire section for children
• Oversized chess table and pieces
• Family board games
• Games room with air-hockey, darts and table football


APPLIANCES

• 2 Washing machines
• 2 Tumble dryers
• 2 Large Range Ovens
• 2 Large fridges
• 2 Freezers
• 4 Microwaves
• 2 Dishwashers


OTHER FACILITIES / NOTES

• Bedding and Linen included
• Power showers
• Ample parking in 2 courtyards
• Shops less within 1/2 mile
• Catering services available
• Entertainment services available
• No pets (sorry)
• Open 365 days
• Short breaks all year
• Pubs walking distance
• Cafes and Restaurants nearby
• Night Clubs nearby
• No smoking inside
• Security - CCTV

The beautiful wisteria that grows up the front of the manor house is almost 400 years old. It is one of the oldest and largest in the Britain and it was the first successfully blooming wisteria in England. During summer it fills the whole house with a most wonderful scent.



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WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND FROME & STONNWALL ESTATE

For daytrips you could not have a better base than Stonnwall Estate. It ideally located for you to explore some great attractions. Within easy reach are Longleat Safari Park, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, the Royal City of Bath, Magnificent Wells Cathedral, Stourhead House and Gardens, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves to name but a few.

FROME: Visit the Frome Museum where you can learn how this great medieval town started and its unusual history. If your area of interest is the arts then there are two galleries for your group to explore. The Town is bustling with chic café s and galleries like the Black Swan Arts, a contemporary craft centre with galleries, and workshops. Rook Lane Arts is a grade 1 listed chapel which provides an ideal setting for the performing and visual art exhibitions that they provide. In from you are spolit shops many of them delightful boutiques, including book shops, furniture shops, music shops and big name stores. There are cosy little tea shops to stop at and enjoy refreshments, cakes and home made meals. In the evening you have a wide choice of restaurants from the affordable to the sophisticated. Frome has several chinese restaurants , Indian, Mexican, Grills, traditional beefeater style, the list is endless.


STONEHENGE: Still one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world! How did those great stones get there, and how did they stand them up like that? Experts have put forward many plausible theories but no one really knows. Stonehenge is still used as an important place of worship for today's druids. If your group or family are in the area for midsummer then watching the summer solstice celebrations at sunrise is a must.


STOURHEAD HOUSE & FORMAL GARDENS: This impressive 2,650 acre site is spectacular. A mind blowing Palladian manor crammed with Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and the finest works of art. In the gardens you will find many temples of worship, rare plants and rare flowers, an iron age hill fort, enchanting little temples and stone monuments all which are set around a beautiful lake. At certain times of the year in Stourhead you can enjoy themed classical concerts in this magical setting.


LONGLEAT HOUSE AND SAFARI PARK: The pride of Wiltshire, Longleat opened in the mid sixties and was the first safari park outside of Africa. For the first time ever the animals were allowed to roam freely, whilst we are caged in our cars. As well as visiting the animals there is plenty more that groups can do. Longleat House is a pleasure to see, with lots of changing exhibits such as clothing and furniture throughout the ages, an almost permanent Dr. Who exhibition and James Bond exhibition. Your group can also enjoy the art that has been created by the infamous Lord Bath. In the Longleat gardens you will find rare flowers and manicured lawns. Your little one's will adore the hedge row maze!


CHEDDAR GORGE: The home of the world famous cheddar cheese. Whilst visiting cheddar people can watch cheddar cheese being made in the traditional way. You can also watch hard candy being made in the traditional way and take some samples home. The gorge to the north of the village is the largest in England and attracts more the 500,000 visitors each year. At its highest point it is 113m with a near vertical rock cliff face. If you are feeling adventurous then try your hand at rock climbing, canoeing or caving. There are two main caves to explore, Gough's and Cox's. It is rumoured that Gough's cave was used in medieval times to make cheese. Cheddar man also resides in the caves. At 9,000 years old, he is the oldest complete skeleton in the Great Britain. This is also the only cannibalistic site in the UK.


WELLS CATHEDRAL: Once described as the prayer in stone and glass. Wells Cathedral is the central seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. He resides in the adjacent and impressive Bishops Palace. Although this is fundamentally a place of worship, you can arrange guided group tours or you can decide to just wander among the beautiful and most substantial collection of medieval stained glass windows. To hear the ten bells ring is worth waiting for. The ten bells are the heaviest collection in one place in the entire world. They are also unusual in the fact that the circle runs in an anti clockwise circle.


BATH: There are just so many things to see and do in the Royal City of Bath. The most famopopular attraction is probably the Roman Baths. Here you can see how the natural hot springs were used for bathing and medicinal purposes. If it is pampering you are after look no further than the Bath Thermae Spa. Here the natural hot spring water used in the Roman Baths will be used in your treatments. Within the Roman Baths are the recently renovated Bath Pump Rooms. Here you can indulge in afternoon tea whilst a string quartet plays enchanting music, or enjoy a fabulous dinner set in wonderful surroundings. You can also taste the spring water for a modest fee. No trip to Bath is complete without a trip to the Sally Lunn Tea Room to taste the traditionally made delicious Sally Lunn Bun or a Bath Bun. You can also visit the American Museum in Britain. Here you can view the wide variety of exhibits, the house and the gardens.


GLASTONBURY: Glastonbury is not just home to one of the top music festivals in the world. Visiting the Tor is quite spectacular. This bulk of a hill rises up from Somerset's flat landscape. Glastonbury is also rumoured to be the mythical home of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Avalon. The local shops reflect this history in their wide array of souvenirs and gifts. In the original legends King Arthur is portrayed as the keeper and protector of the Holy Grail, the chalice that holds the blood of Jesus Christ. Glastonbury Abbey is the oldest "above ground" Christian church and was suggested to have been built to house the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor is the charming chalice well. This holy well has been in constant use for at least two thousand years. The 26,000 gallons of water that gush from the spring every day has never ever failed.


WOOKEY HOLE CAVES: As well as the world famous caves, deep underground rivers and lakes, you can explore the history of mankind. These impressive caves were once inhabited by Cavemen and later on by the Celts. Other attractions include Britain's last surviving paper mill, dinosaur valley, fairy garden, a mirror maze and a lovely Victorian penny arcade with real old pennies. If you enjoy scuba diving then why not take lessons in cave diving.

EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY: Take a trip through the rolling Somerset countryside on an authentic chugging steam train. Starting from just £6 you can take the controls and become the main driver. Or you can enjoy an evening murder mystery on board one of the locomotives. If booked in advance your group can dine on the actual trains. Enjoy either Sunday lunch or afternoon tea.


Other local quaint towns to visit include Devizes, Westbury , Warminster, Midsomer Norton and Farleigh Hungerford's famous castle.


What an amazing holiday! Twenty five relatives in one property to celebrate Mum and Dad's silver anniversary. Wonderful group accomodation house. We all loved the wisteria, we opened the windows during the day and it filled the whole house with a beautiful scent.
Carol Burke in Devon


It was such a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful house. The bomb shelter was fabulous. Two families stayed in the Coach House and the rest in the Manor. It worked out perfectly with everyone having a little space. With the giant chess and BBQ we didn't think we'd ever get the lads to leave.
David Smith in Cornwall


The Manor and Coach House are just wonderful houses that will surely bring joy to everyone who stays in them. What was particularly memorable was walking from the Coach House to the Manor through that disguised slipway through the hedge which you don't notice until you're right up to it. It was like going into the 'secret garden'.
Michelle Roper in Whitby


I don't think you mention enough about the grounds. There's little stops and benches everywhere, it's like walking through your own private parkland.
Gary Hunter in (unknown)



Stonnwall Estate comprises of two large holiday houses
Both within the grounds of Stonwall Estate and 2 minutes walking distance of each other.

Stonnwall Manor sleeping 19
The Coach House sleeping 8
Total sleeping = 27


Short breaks from 3 - 14 nights or even longer
• 3 nights shall start on Fridays
• 4 nights shall start on Mondays
• 7 nights shall start on Fridays


Want just one or two 2 nights?

Unfortunately we don't take bookings for less than 3 nights stay. You can however, leave early. Eg if you just wanted to stay Friday and Saturday night and then leave on the Sunday then you need to book three nights. This means where you would normally depart Monday morning at 10am, you can leave at any time on the Sunday.



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Sleeps 27 - Self Catering in Somerset

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Stonnwall Manor estate comprises of two holiday properties. Each large self catering house is within 100 feet of each other. Both holiday homes are completely independent self contained properties that are connected via a path through a novelty secret gap in a tall hedge row.

Each house has its own separate entrance through imposing wooden gates which open automatically. Driving down either of the two the crunching gravel driveways, flanked by six hundred year old beech trees takes you back to better days gone by. Set in a small valley, surrounded by ancient stone walls.

The grade 1 listed Elizabethan Manor was built in 1604 and the Coach House which once served as the manor's stables dates somewhat later but contains walls dating back to the 16th century. Both large holiday properties boast original stonework, historic fireplaces and leaded windows.

We will deal with each of the holiday homes separately


Stonnwall Manor

This truly magnificent house has kept most of its original features including; decorative plaster ceilings, 15th century panelling, solid oak floors and staircase, huge beams from old galleons and a fully intact stone gabled roof which has weathered 400 years of storms. The recent sympathetic refit of both houses resulted in major use of modern technology such as automatically illuminated rooms, electronic entrance systems and stained glass windows and fire places that become backlit at night. Central heating is provided throughout both properties even in corridors. Stonnwall Manor was recently described as one of the finest examples of a stone built Elizabethan manor in England.

The manor house offers luxury accommodation on a significant scale; nine double bedrooms including one large family bedroom, three bathrooms, two kitchens, seven showers and four toilets. Five reception rooms include a library and games room.

Enter through the elegant lobby with panelled ceiling and gold leaf fixtures; plush chairs, framed tapestries, heavily embellished candelabras and oil paintings. This opulent theme continues throughout the whole house. The lobby serves most rooms and a grand central staircase, under which is a humorous folly living room with doll sized period furniture.

The grand Drawing Room which is open plan to living room was once a separate room as can be noticed by the two large fireplaces that face each other. Its impressive open plan arrangement is ideal for large groups who wish to be together in warm comfortable surroundings. Chess players will be in awe of the giant chess table which is set with handmade pieces flanked by two giant medieval style thrones. In the corner a grandfather clock which will tell you the time but it will never chime as it is cleverly houses the stereo system with controls to the dining room and the lounge. Leather stools and chesterfield sofas are arranged in a rectangle around two rustic coffee tables. This area is perfect for the whole group to relax or move the tables for playing family board games. The window seats are a perfect place to sit for bird watching with views over the formal lawns. No manor house would be complete without a suit of armour, and Stonnwall Manor is no exception. Every child will also adore the secret door to the staircase hidden in the 15th century panelling.

Leading from the Drawing Room and the Main Kitchen is the Dining Room. This is a most intimate room offering an enormous rosewood dining table configuration with central tier for food presentation. Unlike long traditional tables where guests are isolated from the other end - the unusual square shape allows you to see and interact with everyone in your group. The Dining Room also boasts a walk in fireplace with an original bread oven which is backlit with red lights to provide an illusion of fire light. Decorated with simulated animal heads, drapes, tapestries, reproduction flintlock pistols and rifles this room exudes the atmosphere of dining Elizabethan style. Gothic mirrors, sumptuous red walls and central electric candelabra make it an ideal venue for a medieval banquet, feast or murder mystery party.

Why not really be "Lord of the Manor" and use our outside caterers who will prepare, serve and even clean up after your meal.

A farmhouse style country kitchen is ideally located near the Dining Room. Custom rosewood cabinetry is overlaid with wall to wall polished granite counter tops. A modern six burner range with an overhead extractor awaits your culinary creativity. The complimenting grey granite sink keeps the traditional theme uniform. The kitchen offers an unusually light and airy feel partially surrounded by windows. These overlook the fully enclosed back garden ideal for watching over the young ones. Just around the corner is the Breakfast Room with a breakfast bar and food servery. A single six foot cupboard allows you to store all of your food in one place whilst being able to see every item at a glance. Through an arch is the Pantry, this contains a suitably filled welsh dresser and a large fridge. Continue through and you find both the door to the back garden and the second downstairs toilet.

Continue on and you reach the second Kitchen which is utility in purpose. It is here that you find the freezer, smaller fridge, dishwasher and washing machine amongst other appliances. This room is ideal for outside caterers to organise their food or to place the dirty dishes until the morning without cluttering the main kitchen.

Across from this kitchen is the games room with darts, air hockey, table football and other games to keep both the children and the young at heart amused.

The themed Music Room is adorned with many ornamental instruments and a piano. This room is perfectly laid out for you to host a pre-dinner drinks gathering. Surprise the groups guests by opening the full sized double bass to reveal a hidden cocktail cabinet complete with glasses and decanters for aperitifs or after dinner brandy. When night comes you can transform the music room into the bedroom. Secretly hidden behind the panelled wall is a full size double bed which glides down.

From the music room you can enter the ground floor of the west wing, with its original flagstone floors and beamed ceiling. It is here that you find the second ground floor bedroom with splendid views of the pond and fountain. This room has its own separate outside entrance if required. It contains a double four poster bed, en-suite bathroom fitted with a power shower in a modern cubicle, luxury slipper bath, wash basin and toilet. All pristine white and brand new from the recent refit of these old servants' quarters.

The impressive galleried oak staircase leads to both the east and west wings. On the first floor you find the custom built Manor Library with hundreds of books including a large section dedicated to youngsters. Bronze figurines, decorative bibles and a writing desk give that Agatha Christie feel. In the cupboards are a wide variety of board games for the whole family or group to enjoy.

This beautiful house has been privately owned for many years culminating in very personal and individual rooms. Each bedroom has its own individual layout and theme from dogs, cats, ships, flowers etc, there is a room to suite everyone in your group. The Teddy Bear Room will enchant everyone. It has been decorated with over 120 cute teddy bears, each one is unique and dressed to the very last detail in different occupations eg maid, pirate, actress, fireman, sailor, teacher, nurse etc. The only difficulty is choosing which bedroom you will stay in.

Most bedrooms have their own wash basins and some are like hotel suites with private writing desks, dressing tables, walk in closet, chairs and even a grandfather clock. Every bedroom boasts window seats, original fireplaces and a four poster bed.

In the several acres of landscaped gardens you will find plenty of activities that can be enjoyed. You can take afternoon tea on the raised gazebo, feed the fish in the ornamental pond, walk along the many pathways admiring the stone ornaments and rockeries or have a BBQ on the patio where tables and chairs offer stunning views over the rolling grounds. Enjoy a game of croquet on the raised croquet lawn or explore the estates old underground bomb shelter which is now decorated as a 1940's living room with original gas mask, tin helmets and news papers.

There are many pleasant walks that lead direct from the manor house to Frome town centre passing many delightful cottages. Frome boasts the most listed buildings for any town in Somerset.


The Coach House

At the top of the front lawn lies the old Coach House, this is the other self catering holiday house. It contains 4 bedrooms, 4 showers and 2 toilets. Formerly this building was used as a stable and carriage storage, after a recent refit it is now a warm and inviting home away from home with splendid accommodation for eight more guests. You certainly won't feel second rate to the manor as the cottages interior decor is to a very high standard with no expense spared.

Most internal partitions have been painstakingly clad with rich tapestry style fabric panelling. Although very in keeping with a bygone era it manages to purvey a most sumptuous and luxurious feel throughout.

All bedrooms are furnished with period fittings, four poster beds, oak look floors and exposed beams. Grandfather clock, hanging tapestries and oil paintings feature in bedrooms. Three bedrooms have their own private shower and wash basin. Two of these are the very latest, frameless glass design, walk in shower rooms.

Entering the Coach House from the stable yard through a gabled porch and into the cottages lobby. To the left of the lobby are the lounge, dining room and kitchen.

Like the manor is the signature folly room under the staircase, fitted with doll sized, delightful period furniture. A balustrade staircase leads to a galleried landing with window seat and access to three of the four bedrooms. Two of these have window seats with commanding views over Stonnwall Estate. The fourth bedroom is located on the ground floor which is ideal for the elderly. This bedroom is near the ground floor W/C and also the bathroom if required.

This luxury modern bathroom has period style panelled walls covered in a newly developed wipe down material. It has been fitted with a bronze footed slipper bath, modern toilet, and modern power shower cubicle sunken into a recess.

The large open plan living / dining room is the 'barn side' of this large cottage. It is basically one massive open plan interior with exposed roof trusses. This is further accentuated when the French doors which almost span the length of the room are open onto the raised terrace. The other side is an original stone wall which is now draped with tapestries, rich paintings and a tastefully filled illuminated display cabinet. At one end -three chesterfield leather sofas horseshoe around rosewood coffee tables which are moveable for group activities or games. The large inglenook fireplace now conceals a large flat screen television which you can alternate between TV and a roaring fireplace at a flick of a switch - much to the delight of fellow guests.

A further surprise is the very elegant grandfather clock which houses a stereo system with CD, player and radio. At the other end of this room sits the medieval style dining table surrounded by eight matching rosewood chairs. The flooring consists of smooth stripped and sealed flagstone floors. It takes half a dozen gothic like chandeliers to light this vast space. These hang from the exposed roof beams and controlled by a central dimmer that allows you to optimise the mood.

Through an arch is a modern country house style kitchen which automatically illuminates on entry. The professional five burner gas range also offers a double oven. Wall to wall granite effect modern work tops with overhead shelving. This house benefits from a recent refit with modern matching silver appliances such as a large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, two microwaves and washer / dryer - all the creature comforts of home.

The Coach House is an outstanding five star cottage offering spacious accommodation for large groups self catering.


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