If you want a flexible, non-traditional wedding in a country setting, you cannot get any better than this. We hired the house - to sleep 20 - and the team at the Big House Co organised a fantastic marquee. The house is peaceful and BIG! The grounds are great for "bear hunts" with children and there is a lake if you want to go fishing. We were lucky with the weather but the house has a 2 barns and a covered area - so even in wet weather we were covered. Anthony Chapman and his team were fantastic - thoughtful and flexible - nothing was too much of a problem.
I had the pleasure of staying at this wonderful house with 17 friends and we were not disappointed! All the pictures, house descriptions and reviews are brilliant but we were not expecting it to be as fantastic as it was!
The house and grounds are stunning and Anthony and his team were very helpful.
We only left the house for a couple of hours one afternoon for a pub lunch which was delicious. The rest of the time was spent in the hot tub, holding our own sports day in the huge grounds, walking around taking pictures or sitting in one of the many rooms eating, drinking and laughing!
The house has everything you need and was absolutely perfect for what we wanted!
The whole weekend was topped off with a proposal and who knows, we might be back in a couple of years for a wedding!
Thanks again, Amy and Co!
This has been one of the best weeks we have been able to spend together as a whole family. It is rare to find somewhere that can accommodate everyone let alone have the space, activities and homely feel that we experienced.
We used this week as a celebration for two special birthdays and it has been lovely.
The range of activities meant that we all had a lot of fun and we bought a rounders set with us as there was plenty of space. The dining table was incredible and allowed us all to sit around each night and eat together - 24 of us!
Anthony could not have been more helpful and it all felt very well organised he appreciated any ideas for improvement but these would just have been to add to how wonderful our stay was.
We cant thankyou enough for bringing our family together and we look forward to staying again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Widcombe Grange with children and grandchildren ( 17 in total ) for a week in August.
The house is perfect for a large party and the grounds are quite sensational.
Some rooms are showing a little wear and tear because the venue is obviously very popular, however the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen are excellent in general.
Very importantly we found the house spotlessly clean throughout,
The pool and hot tub were excellent and always kept at an appealing temperature.
We had no issues but Peter Insall was only a stones throw away if needed and was most helpful.
We chose Widcombe Grange for our wedding on 1st July, and it couldn't have been more perfect! We wanted somewhere that we could hire for the whole weekend, and stay there with our wedding party. We also wanted somewhere relaxed, so that we could have a country-themed wedding with a DIY feel.
The team at The Big House Co, especially Anthony, were so welcoming and helpful, and let us have our day exactly as we wanted it. They also offered so much expertise in the running of the day, and kept in touch throughout the year whilst we were planning the event.
The caterers they recommended, Milkshed Catering, were brilliant. The food was delicious (we had a lot of compliments about it on the day), and the team are very friendly and flexible.
The house and the grounds are so beautiful, and we felt so at home all weekend. The house is so well equipped and clean, and the pool and hot tub were a great added benefit!
We will definitely be back one day, and we are hoping someone we know will go on to have their wedding at a Big House Co property, so that we can enjoy it all over again :-)
What can I say! We booked Widcombe Grange and the Cottage for our company birthday 2- nighter and it was just fabulous. The team couldn't have been more helpful in advance - organising hay bales, fire pits, archery & pistols and giving great catering recommendations (we used MilkShed and they were awesome). The house is sprawling and perfect for groups - plenty of everything you might need. Everything is in good order but not so swishy that you don't feel you can't touch anything or get anxious about breaking things. The grounds are unbelievably beautiful. I would recommend the house wholeheartedly but also think the Big House Co. are a pleasure to work with and will definitely book with them again!
Between myself and about 20 of my mates, the 'book a large house in the middle of nowhere' Stag Party has been a tried and tested theme for the last 11 years. Whilst all of these have been incredible I think that Widcombe Grange takes first place. Stunning grounds that take a good 20 mins to explaore, a pool and hot tub, a games room and barn plus a boating lake!
Organizing the trip with The Big House Company was so easy, Anthony and Peter were brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful in making our stay the best it could have been.
The kitchens are well equipped for large catering. From our buffet style full English Breakfasts to the Lamb & Pork roast that was prepared on the Sunday, it was so straight forward to have all 16 guests sat around the large dining table eating.the little sleep we did get was very comfortable and there were no issues with any of the facilities.
We were all very sad when we came to leave on the Monday morning.