Huntsham Court – Huntsham, Devon

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This whopping Grade II gabled marvel, which functions as a home to its enterprising owners, a fabulous wedding venue and a spoiling private rental house, is accessed, like all great houses, by its own driveway, which in turn is surrounded by quintessential Devonshire countryside. Rumour has there are 55 sofas on which to loll about on and – as the property accommodates up to 80 in 34 gorgeously designed rooms – from four posters to generous twins – they may well all come into their own. You can do the self-catering thing, but why bother when a raft of knowledgeable and well-trained local staff can be brought in to look after you and your guests in quite the right manner. All generations will feel perfectly at home, whether in the library, the bar, the drawing room, the children’s play area, on the croquet lawn or the tennis court. The interiors are suitably grand – many original features remain – yet stylishly cossetting.

From £7,220 for a two-night midweek stay
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The flora, fauna and amazing wildlife in the Exmoor National Park, just a short drive from Huntsham Court. On site, the octagonal shaped kitchen is a special room to do the cooking in; the celestial decorated ceiling is a feature not to be missed.


A range of delicious dishes from one of our caterers who source local produce to make exquisite seasonal dishes. think of a local distillery


Tailor your stay to suit you and your guests. Many pampering, athletic and leisurely activities can take place at Huntsham Court. Have your own wine-tasting session in the cellars, a fencing match in the great hall or a massage in the comforts of your room for an even more relaxing stay.


Author Douglas Adams most famously worked on his book So Long and Thanks for all the Fish (the fourth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series) while staying at Huntsham Court.

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