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Wootton House

Butleigh Wootton, near Compton Dundon, Somerset (Ref. 975935)

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  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Chesterman

    “Staying at Wootton House was a dream come true - used to visiting National Trust properties we were intrigued to be staying in a house with such a rich history.”


    We were not disappointed and realty felt we had taken a step back in time ! Some visitors might be put off by the 'frayed edges' but we all agreed they added to the charm and authenticity of the property. What a privilege to stay somewhere with original William Morris wallpaper !! Initially worried about how the youngest children would cope with such a different property, we had unfounded fears. The owners introduction manual made it obvious that this is first and foremost a family home where children are welcome - and judging by the number of toys and games, children are certainly expected :) We particularly liked the kitchen (cooking on an Aga for the first time was a wonderful experience) and the cosy lounge where we had a fire each night whilst taking part in quizzes and parlour games. All family members have been googling to find more info about the Hood family and the history of the house - both the housekeeper and cleaner very kindly shared information freely and it was interesting to hear why certain portraits were hung outside of the main house !!! At every turn there was evidence of those who had lived here in the past - and we really felt we were living 'an experience' rather than taking a holiday. Being able to bring all generations together (including the dogs) was wonderful as we were celebrating a special 50th birthday. Thanks so much for a wonderful time - we'

The property

Wootton House is a fine country house on the edge of Butleigh Wootton, overlooked by the monument of Admiral Sir Samuel Hood high on Polden Ridge.

The house has evolved since its construction in the 18th cent.

for the Hood family.

It sits on a 1,000 acre estate comprising gardens, woods, parkland and working farms.

Large mature garden (all yours) with croquet lawn, hard tennis court, climbing frames, slides and swings.The house is comfortable, elegant, delightful - if a little frayed around the edges - with modern facilities.

Downstairs: large front hall (wood floors, oak panelling) and equally large back hall (Steinway grand piano and upright piano) with French windows to paved terrace and the garden (table/chairs).

Off the front hall, with views across parkland to the monument, step down to drawing room (open fire) with damask wallpaper and French windows to the front garden, and a sitting room (marble open fireplace, fine paintings, TV/DVD).At the back, overlooking the garden, large formal dining room (long oak dining table, enormous Jacobean-style ornamental fireplace); large kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, terrazzo flooring, 4-door Aga plus electric cooker, farmhouse table/chairs, TV, door to garden) and pantry (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge, sink).

Partially adjoining the kitchen, but completely private from the house, is a tenant-occupied cottage.

From the back hall, passage to French windows to the rear garden, a downstairs bathroom (suite) and step up to the Abbot’s Room (an enormous games room with table tennis, children's snooker table, darts, TV, PlayStation 2).Upstairs: oak stairs from the front hall up to a landing (original William Morris wallpaper, library area with window seats), off which are eight bedrooms: - double with en suite bathroom (suite)- double with hand-carved mahogany four-poster (5') with beautiful drapes- double with four-poster (6')- double- twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room (suite)- twin (2'6" beds zip-linkable to 5' double)- twin (washbasin)- twin (washbasin)Two bathrooms (suites, one with roll-top bath) and shower-room (shower, washbasin, WC).

Professional catering available.

Damages Deposit £250.

Arrival after 4pm.

A magical place that's been in the same family for generations, with extensive grounds that children and adults both enjoy. Butleigh Wootton: hamlet (stone cottages) in unspoilt countryside on the Somerset Levels, 1½ miles from Butleigh (pub, PO/shop, church).

Glastonbury (small town, famous tor), 3 miles; Street (shopping, outdoor swimming pool), 2; Wells (cathedral city), 10; Wookey Hole Caves, 11; the north Somerset coast, 20; Bath (historic city), about 30.

Several Nat.

Trust houses/gardens nearby.

Excellent walking, cycling, golf and horse riding on the Somerset Levels.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Study Pantry Bathroom Games Room Store Lobby Back Hall Drawing Room Hall


  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with four poster bed, 1 x king size double with four poster bed, 1 x double with en suite bathroom, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip-linkable to 6’ double on request) with en suite shower-room, 1 x twin (2’6” beds zip-linkable to 5’ double), 2 x twin with washbasin
  • Drawing room with open fire and French windows to garden
  • Sitting room with marble fireplace
  • Dining room( with long oak dining table
  • Kitchen with 4-door Aga, farmhouse table/chairs and pantry
  • Games room
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower-room with shower and basin.
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for eight cars
  • Enclosed garden with tennis court, children's play area
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Check in time 4pm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


A rural village nestling at the head of the dreamy Somerset levels. Lush green meadows, meandering rivers, abundant wildlife all surrounded by steep and wooded hills; the countryside doesn't come much better than this! Just 7 miles away, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor is famous for its pre-history, Ley lines and music festival. The majestic Wells Cathedral is also well worth a visit, and shopaholics are excellently catered for in Street. Further afield, the Regency City of Bath, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge are all an easy drive away. Overall, an outstandingly beautiful and easily accessible area with much to do and see.

Note: Professional catering available. Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £250. Arrival after 4pm.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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