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Haygrass House The South West


Haygrass House in Somerset is a Georgian classic with a modern heartbeat. As you approach the porticoed entrance, the fine-boned symmetry of this grand country house hints at the beauty within. Drop your bags in the entrance hall, suffused with light from the original skylight above the staircase, and choose your favourite room. Is it the double-aspect drawing room, where you can retire for after-dinner drinks? The tranquil library, with French doors to the terrace and garden? Or perhaps the media room, where you can gather for movies on the huge screen? High ceilings, sash windows and open fireplaces grace almost every room, blending a sense of space and with a feeling of warmth.

As befits a country house, the boot room is almost big enough to live in, while the kitchen is bristling with high-end appliances, from the Fisher & Paykel fridge-freezer to the 5-oven Aga, making meals a joy to prepare. And they are a joy to eat too, in the stunning dining room beneath a magnificent (dimmable) chandelier. Clever use of a muted grey palette throughout serves to highlight the original features of this grand house while simultaneously bringing it up right to date as the perfect retreat for a celebration or reunion.

The standout feature - in a field of outstanding features - is perhaps what greets you when you step into the grounds. Explore the gardens, dotted with mature trees, until you find the walled kitchen garden and beautiful 10-acre apple orchard with its bee hives. For the high-energy members of your party, there’s a full-size football pitch, a newly resurfaced tennis court and a heated outdoor pool. And wait ‘til the children discover the two-storey tree house, complete with slide and swings! Anyone still to please in your group? The indoor gym might do it, or maybe the atmospheric, cosy karaoke bar for belting out some tunes or even the games room, which can also be dressed for parties and celebrations.

When it’s time for bed, there’s no short straw among the nine gorgeous bedrooms, many with luxury ensuites. Whether you see yourself draped across a chaise longue in front of a Georgian bay window, sinking into a fragranced bath with views of the gardens or taking your morning coffee on a stone balcony, there’s a room with your name on it.

Need more space?

There is the option to book the separate stable flat for the duration of your stay which can accommodate up to six guests (two double-bedded rooms and two comfortable z-beds) for the additional cost of £700 for 3-night weekend stays or 4-night midweek stays and £1,200 for 7-night stays. Please ask for more details.

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Guest Reviews

Wonderful house and location for family get together. Older kids (all adults!) loved the games room, and we enjoyed a variety of activities from tennis, croquet, to darts and table tennis. Worked perfectly for a murder mystery based on a manor one evening too! House beautifully decorated and equipped.

Ros, Bromsgrove

I had the most amazing birthday weekend with friends and family for my 50th at Haygrass House. The house was very luxurious ... the grounds were perfect as well and we were blessed with a sunny weekend for the most part. Mary and George and well as the owners, Janice and Dave, were incredibly helpful. All in all a perfect weekend!

Frede, London

A lovely property, sincerely appreciated the ciders, cheese, wine and general welcome set-up. Magnificent house and gardens, media room is far more impressive in real life, superb! Will be coming back.

Vaughn, previous guest

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What to Expect

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We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Haygrass House just perfect. In all of our big houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Welcome treats on arrival
  • Luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Sitting room/library with TV with all screening services and Denon sound system
  • Media room with large projection screen, Netflix, Magnat sound system, Xbox and gaming chairs
  • Large games room with double height ceiling with full-size table tennis table, basketball hoop and dartboard
  • Karaoke bar
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Well-equipped main kitchen and separate breakfast kitchen with electric 5 oven Aga, 2 electric ovens, induction hob, large fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, drinks fridge, 2 dishwashers and more!
  • Laundry room with 2 washing machines, a tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
  • Study in the old gun room
  • Boot room
  • Dining table that can seat up to 20 guests
  • Separate service kitchen and pantry
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Piano
  • Two travel cots and two high chairs available on request 
  • Extensive grounds and walled formal garden
  • Outdoor solar-heated swimming pool (fenced) with 10 loungers, available May to September
  • Tennis court
  • Apple orchard
  • Full-size football pitch with goals (can also be used as a helipad)
  • Charcoal BBQ (please bring your own charcoal) and pizza oven (logs provided) 
  • Two-storey treehouse with slide and three swings


Situated just outside Taunton in the heart of the Somerset countryside.

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