Simonsbath, Minehead , Somerset
- Away from it all|
- Dogs Welcome|
- Child Friendly|
- Group Getaways|
- Farm Experience |
- Bring your Horse|
- Historical Building|
Emmett’s Grange is a fabulous Somerset Large Holiday Home which is sat within an exquisite 900 acre estate the elegant Georgian style house of Emmett’s Grange has some of the most stunning views out onto the wild and rugged Exmoor landscape; providing fantastic clear fresh air and wonderfully spectacular skies.
At 1,250 feet, Emmett’s Grange is the highest farm on Exmoor. At the centre of the estate sits the Grange, the main house which sleeps 11, alongside a smaller Linhay which sleeps 2. Both provide first class luxury accommodation and are found at the end of their own private drive, framed by mature beech trees and looking out onto fields and moorland.
Ideal for larger family groups and celebrations, the Grange is the perfect property to spend a holiday and is a unique and spectacular paradise for anyone who enjoys walking, riding, cycling or simply relaxing amidst beautiful scenery. The house provides a range of impressive public rooms, whilst delicious locally sourced meals can be provided on request. The additional Linhay can be booked out with the house for groups of 13, but also be booked out separately making it an ideal space for a couples retreat.
On entering the traditional hallway your eyes are immediately drawn to light from the morning room which opens on the first door on the left. Decorated in powder blue the gentile room features a Steinway piano, electric guitar, cornet and trumpet to practice with. Anyone listening can relax on the padded window seating which provides some of the best views out onto miles of Exmoor countryside.
You can then move onto the Victorian conservatory. With its widescreen TV and Wii games console it’s a favourite place for the children to relax, and with a large pine dining table it’s ideal for lunch and evening meals. With views onto the woodland and gardens it can also be the ideal spot to relax on the sofa and bask in the warmth of the summer sunshine.
Through the double doors is the kitchen. With views out onto the courtyard the traditional farmyard kitchen features a double fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas oven, and plenty of work space to make a tasty meal. For drinks there is the Butler’s pantry, a charming bar area. With a wine cooler and seating overlooking the courtyard it’s the perfect place for adults to while away the hours.
For more formal dinners outside of the kitchen you can pass into the exquisite candlelit dining room complete with open fire and antique furniture. With seating for 12, catering can also be provided on request with menus of sumptuous locally sourced, seasonal meals.
Passing up the grand carpeted staircase you reach the long hallway through which all the beautifully furnished rooms of the Grange lead off.
The first room is the Knight Room. Named after the Knight family who built the Grange in the 1840’s the luscious yellow room boasts a super king size bed with pelmet and an additional single bed. The king size bed can also easily be spilt into two to allow a room of three single beds. The room also comes with a large blue en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC.
Further up the corridor lies the Derby Haddon room, a cosy twin room overlooking the courtyard. Named after a great character that lived at the Grange in the 1960’s the room also has its own private bathroom and WC.
On the opposite side of the corridor is the Josh Brown room - named after the late Josh
Brown who resided with his family at Emmett’s for 25 years up until the 1990s. The incredibly cosy twin or double room comes with its own sofa and views out onto the moor.
At the end of the corridor is our final room; the Bunk Room. This cosy room with views out onto the courtyard has a set of bunk beds making it ideal for children. Both the bunk room and the Josh Brown room share a large bathroom with bath and WC decorated in a stylish blue beachside theme.
Outside the front of the house sits a large croquet lawn with wooden tables and chairs. With unforgettable views out to the surrounding moorland estate, it’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon. A traditional vegetable garden and fully sized tennis court also sit to the side of the house and all feature exquisite uninterrupted views out onto the surrounding countryside. To the back of the house lies the courtyard where many of the chickens and guinea fowl spend their days. One of the old barns features a large table tennis table, snooker table and skittle alley making it an ideal escape for the children.
Further afield guests have sole use of the Estates some 900 acres and are free to walk and ride across the miles of unspoilt moorland.
Bring your own Horse: Stabling and access to a tack room is provided for horse owners.
Child Friendly: Facilities for children include a Wi and Playstation plus the usual games and puzzles. The front lawn has croquet faciities which prove very popular.
Group Getaway: You can book The Linhay which sleeps 2 and enjoy a family holiday for all the family.
Tourist Attractions: Nearby is Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Or visit Dunster Castle which is now managed by the National Trust and overlooks the beautiful village & surrounding area. Dunster castle has been a strategically important fixture to the exmoor landscape for the last 1000 years. It has a dramatic hill top location that overlooks Exmoor & the Bristol channel And don’t forget to visit West Somerset Railway which is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events including Steam Rallies, and team Fayre and Vintage Vehicle rally.
Eating and Drinking: The Poltimore Arms is about a mile from Emmetts Grange. It’s a traditional and totally unspoilt Exmoor inn, serving locally brewed real ale and has an appetising menu. It’s remoteness means it’s still not connected to the national grid, so you’ll hear the generator gently chugging away as you arrive
Foodstore: There is a Sainsbury’s in South Molton so why not pre order your grocery order for delivery for the cottage.
Sporting Activities: For a spot of Golf try Minehead Golf Course a challenging and enjoyable course. The second oldest course in the South West after Royal North Devon. Whilst preserving the best traditions of the sport, we have a progressive outlook and take pride in both maintaining and developing our magnificent course. There is always a warm and friendly welcome to individual golfers, societies, corporate groups and visitors. There is wide choice of Horse Riding Stables locally but you could try Burrowhayes Farm RidingStables are open to non-resident and offer horses and ponies to suit all members of the family, novice or experienced. Also you could try some hang gliding, canoeing, falconry, trout fishing and sea fishing which is all accessible locally.
Things you should know about Emmett’s Grange: The front lawn is bordered by a Ha-ha, which has a drop of about 1m. If you’re planning to walk, then wellies and walking boots are recommended all year round - but Emmetts does have its own boot room for storage when not in use. While the house does have wi-fi and broadband connection, mobile phone coverage in the house and grounds is a little patchy. Dogs are only permitted on the ground floor.
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Vacuum Cleaner
- Food Mixer
- Bedroom TV
- Sky/Sat/Free View
- Music System/CD/Radio
- I-Pod Dock
- X-Box & Games
- Log/Multi Fuel Burner
- Oil Central Heating
- Underfloor Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Childs Cot
- Childs High Chair
- King Sized Bed
- Selection of DVD's
- Selection of Books and Games
- Open Garden
- Garden Furniture
- Off Road Parking
- Tennis Court
- Use of adjacent land/parkland
Included In The Price
- Bed Linen
- Welcome Food Hamper
- Bottle of Wine
- Readymade meals delivered
- Grocery delivery
|Week Low Season Week||From £1050|
|Week Low Season 3 Day||From £735|
|Week Mid Season Week||From £1750|
|Week Mid Season 3 Day||From £1225|
|Week High Season Week||From £2600|
|Week High Season 3 Day||N/A|
"Thanks so much for welcoming us back to Emmett's Grange. It feels just like home; can’t wait to come back next Christmas with all the Cutting crew."
"While travelling to the South West We sought to find the very best So it was not exactly strange To find ourselves at Emmett's Grange!"
Judith and Ray Waters Farnham, Surrey
Owners Contact Details
Tel: 0845 680 5431 or 07934 772171