Deep in the heart of the glorious Somerset countryside, the sought-after Dillington Estate offers quintessential British luxury, through a selection of exceptional holiday cottages and a sprawling Manor House. With over 3-000 acres of rolling fields, pretty woodland and scenic farmland, the estate hails back to the 16th-century, nurtured under the watchful eye of the same family for over 200 years.
Steeped in history, the impressive Dillington House once played host to the Duke of Monmouth (pre-pitchfork rebellion), addressing an audience of over 2,00 beneath the shade of an ancient chestnut tree, the trunk of which still graces the gardens today.
The collection of heavenly holiday homes comprises of three, picture-perfect thatched cottages, sumptuously renovated with the finest furnishings and hidden along quiet country lanes. There is also the grade-II listed Whitelackington Manor, complete with manicured lawns for picnicking beneath the summer sun, a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts and a grand drawing room that seats 20 for indulgent dinners.
Fill your days with bracing country walks through the estate, stopping only to fill up on hearty lunches and local tipples at the friendly pubs, or head out a little further to explore the breadth of Somerset and the Jurassic Coast beyond. On chillier evenings, bring out your competitive side with a classic board game in front of the log-burning fire or try your hand at mulling cider from a local orchard.
Luxury cottages and sprawling manor-houses in the heart of rural Somerset
Whitelackington Manor is a beautiful grade II listed historic house, with 10 stunning bedrooms and a large and well-kept garden it sleeps up to 24 guests, and is the perfect place for family or friends to get together in the Somerset countryside
Orchard Cottage is an idyllic and wonderfully situated little cottage, with its wisteria-clad stone gables at the front, thatched roof and pretty façade
Atherstone Farmhouse is a recently modernised four bedroom farmhouse that still retains many historic features; making it a charming and comfortable base for exploring the local Somerset countryside.
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