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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
  • Reviews

    “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 cha... more

    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'

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The property

Wootton House is a superb country house on the edge of the unspoiled hamlet of Butleigh Wootton on the Somerset levels.

Constructed in the 18th cent., this striking house sits on a 1,000 acre estate comprising gardens, woods, parkland and working farms.

The house is comfortable, elegant, and well loved.

You enter through a large front hall with wood floors and oak panelling which leads to the equally impressive back hall with twin pianos; a handsome Steinway grand and an upright.

The house has two reception rooms; a sitting room with a marble fireplace and fine paintings and a lovely drawing room with damask wallpaper, an open fire and French windows to the front garden.

Overlooking the rear garden is a large formal dining room where the long oak dining table sits before an enormous Jacobean-style ornamental fireplace - perfect for dinner parties or that special occasion.

The kitchen is huge and very well equipped - there's everything you'll need here to cater for your group, including a 4-door Aga and pantry, and for something a bit special, professional catering can be arranged.

The Abbot’s Room, an enormous games room with table tennis, children's snooker table, darts, TV and PlayStation 2 will ensure that there's always plenty to do, even on those not so sunny days.

On the first floor is a library area with window seats and eight bedrooms, four double rooms, one with an en suite bathroom, and two four poster beds, and four twin rooms, one with an en suite shower room.

Outside is a large mature garden where you can play croquet on the lawn, a hard tennis court and climbing frames, slides and swings for the children.

Famous for its annual music festival and tor, the nearby town of Glastonbury has all the amenities you could need, and is well worth a visit.

The beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Wookey Hole Caves and historic Bath, are also within easy reach.

With so much to see and do, Wootton House is sure to be a real hit with all the family.


  • 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.

Region Information

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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