Huntsham Court is a stunning Baronial Mansion situated in the beautiful rolling Devon countryside on the borders of the Exmoor National Park and close to the Somerset border. It is the leading award winning Devon country house wedding venue & party venue in the UK’s south west sleeping up to 82 people across 35 bedrooms, for the ultimate big occasion.
Kitchen / Tableware
As you should expect from a self catered wedding venue and house party location, the manor house has a spacious kitchen which is set up to serve a large house as well as being well appointed for use by outside caterers. It has pots, pans and serving dishes and everything else you need for self catering. The Butler’s Pantry (seats 12 easily) also has an additional galley kitchen – great for making a quick cup of tea and a snack or a casual breakfast.
There is a house set of tableware which includes cutlery, crockery and glassware for up to 130 people which includes tables, chairs and one set of linens. All of these sets are included in the price however you are most welcome to hire additional/alternative tableware should you choose.
Huntsham Court is grand enough to accommodate a large 130 guests but intimate enough to always feel homely. The house has five main receptions rooms all with beautifully appointed period features as well as an amazing double height vaulted octagonal kitchen and a second kitchen in the Butler’s Pantry, making it the perfect self catering wedding venue and party pad with the flexibility to make it fully staffed like a 5 star hotel.
The reception rooms comprise of our spacious Yellow Room (normally the Drawing Room) with a mural ceiling and great views, the Great Hall complete with original Jacobean Oak panelling and large working fireplace, and a functioning Library lined with 100s of books and magazines for you to dip into. There is also the elegant Tapestry Diamond Room (normally set up as a Dining Room). The Snug Bar is our 5th reception room with an open fire, contemporary and historic artworks and taxidermy lining the walls – not forgetting the old silver safe where you can store all your drinks. The Yellow Room seats 80 for dining and the Library up to 50, but together en suite they can become one dining space to seat 130 people still leaving you with 3 other big reception rooms.
The real value of the reception rooms, apart from their historic beauty, is their flexibility to host a west country party or Devon wedding venue. All the furniture can be rearranged so the house is set up as you want when you want it so for example the Great Hall can be a lounge, set up for dining, emptied for a disco or dressed for a civil ceremony for up to 130 attendees.
Huntsham court can sleep 82 people across our 35 luxury and big bedrooms. These include the Gate House Lodge cottage at the bottom of the driveway and the 5 bedroom Garden Wing. All the bedrooms have a unique style from cute turret bedrooms to large four poster beds with silk drapes. We also have many flexible bedrooms (twin or suppressing beds) as well as 2 bedroom family suites and ground floor accommodation for the less able. We have 25 en suite bathrooms (some huge), many with showers, armchairs and some with Victorian free standing cast iron roll top tubs and double basins.
As well as all the beds we also have a number of fixed sofa beds and portable single beds which can be accommodated easily in almost any of the bedrooms giving us the flexibility to sleep up to 82 people in different configurations. Travel cots are also available.
Although we are a self catered wedding venue, all the bedrooms and bathrooms come with fluffy white towels, crisp white laundered bedding and complimentary toiletries.
There is no smoking in the building. There are however lots of outdoor and undercover smoking areas – these can be pointed out to you when you are here.
Heating / Open Fires
It’s a large house but our boilers are massive so there is endless hot water for those indulgent baths and the house heats up quickly and is always warms. And of course there are roaring log fires (full basket of logs included) to be had in the fireplaces in the Great Hall, Library and Snug Bar. Oh, and of course hot water bottles and toasty beds.
Huntsham Court is a country house in every sense available from self catered to fully staffed and everything in between. We have 5 ½ acres of really pretty and photogenic gardens set in the middle of rolling Devon countryside. The gardens comprise of gravel and stone terraces, a croquet lawn, kids play area and tennis court as well as lots of quiet corners and hidden nooks perfect for curious children, romantic couples or sitting quietly with a book. We been busy planting too so have lots of seasonal flower beds and it’s blooming marvellous! If long walks are more your thing then you can don your wellies and take a meander and you will be rewarded with spectacular pastoral scenery, beautiful views and local pubs.
Floor Plans and Seating Ideas
Seatings ideas can be downloaded form our ‘Download’ page and house floor plans can be emailed on request.