Knowle Manor

Knowle Manor, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6TZ

15 reviews


£4,950 - £7,500

Full Weeks

£8,350 - £10,350







A most elegant Elizabethan country house, tucked within the wilds of Exmoor.

Knowle Manor is a gracious, Elizabethan country house, and sleeps up to 50 guests in 20 bedrooms – all ensuite bar one.The house is suitable for family celebrations, weddings and parties, and also well-being breaks and corporate retreats.

The bedrooms all have splendid views of the lake and parkland, or else the kitchen gardens and the moor beyond.

There are three large reception rooms and a games room, in which can be found table tennis and a piano. The games room also houses the large, indoor pool. The reception rooms include a drawing room, dining room and the ‘Bar Room’, which is thankfully everything to do with gin and tonics, and nothing to do with gymnastics.

The dining room is large enough to seat all guests together. There is also a large, fully equipped kitchen (suitable for caterers, if you’d rather not cook for yourselves).

Outside is a walled terrace (just outside the games room with the pool, so perfect for a spot of sun-bathing to dry off). There are several different lawns to choose from for French cricket (or whatever you fancy), and the walled kitchen garden. There’s also a lake, around which to perambulate. Red deer may join you, should you be there around dawn.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“My favourite feature has to be the pool. Kept at 30 degrees all year round. And the estate itself, actually. In a superb location (edge of Exmoor), with incredible views of the moors.”

About The Location

Knowle Manor is in the village of Dunster on the Somerset coast, five miles from the sea-side town of Minehead.

The nearest railway station is Taunton, a 24 minute taxi-ride away.

Things To Do

Knowle is set within a hundred acres of grounds, through which the River Aville winds as if in no hurry at all. You can paddle in it, walk beside it or fish it, depending on how you feel. Otters, herons and kingfishers mostly fish it.

Exmoor itself offers unlimited opportunities for adventure, including (of course) pony trekking, mountain-biking, kayaking and hiking. More fishing.

Or you might like to exploreDunster Castle (home to the National Collection of Strawberry Trees), or the ancient Tarr Steps, or the gorgeous thatched village of Selworthy.


Knowle has limited number of dates for weddings a year, and work to ensure each one is as special and individual as you could imagine.

The Palm House is available in addition to the house for wedding receptions, birthday parties, meditation or anything else which might require a large open room. It has air-conditioning in the summer, and under floor heating in the winter, and seats up to 120 with round tables.

Country Sports

Clay shooting (, archery ( and CO2 pistol shooting ( are all available on-site. For further information please contact us.

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10 months ago

I'm not sure 5* does Knowle Manor the credit it deserves!!! We have just had our wedding here on the 30th September and it was the most perfect weekend. The pictures on the website and on here don't do it justice as to how spectacular the house really is!! All our family and friends have all said that they want to return for another get together. Ruth and the rest of the team at knowle were amazing, from the first time I contacted them to the minute we left nothing was too much for them, they were on hand every step of the way to answer questions or to help with anything you needed, they helped make our wedding weekend the most amazing time and one that no one will forget. We will be returning in the near future.

11 months ago

This is such a beautiful house and location. I really cannot fault it. Ruth and family are so accomodating.The rooms are all very comfortable and the grounds well kept. In a great location for access to the beach, shops and Exmoor. Only one suggestion. Possibly locks on the bedroom doors. It was a nightmare making the baby nap with lots and lots of kids there !

1 year ago

Fabulous place. It was perfect. A must if yiu are considering this place for a gathering.

1 year ago

had a fantastic Christmas break with the family ! fab home and a lovely area.

2 years ago

Beautiful house amazing setting, lovely village close by. Pool table table tennis indoor pool lake scenery it has it all

2 years ago

Had my 50th there last year filled it with all my friends n families party every night superb

2 years ago

There were 48 of us and I think it's fair to say we had a brilliant time, and will probably Facebook for our next reunion in 4 years time, though they may need an extension built as the clan is growing.

2 years ago

38 of us stayed here, what a beautiful place to stay.The owner is lovely showed us around and then left us to it which was perfect left us her number just incase we needed anything.From the swimming pool to the pool room and self serving bar perfect party house would highly recommend to anyone 5 stars xx

3 years ago

we had our 25th wedding anniversary here in 2013, it was a perfect location, what you see on the website is what you get intact the bedrooms were better! very warm and heated pool was a bonus, great location to occupy various needs of our group, highly recommend and will revisit one day !

3 years ago

Wonderful place! Hired for my husbands 50th Birthday as a surprise. Perfect Owners are lovely, place clean and well kept. Can't wait to go back x

3 years ago

I would like to say a big ‘thank-you’ to all at Knowle Manor for hosting our wedding in September 2015. Throughout the planning process, Ruth answered numerous emails promptly and helpfully, and allowed my husband and I to make several visits to the Manor. Over the three days that we rented the Manor, Ruth and her team did everything possible to ensure that things ran smoothly, and that every request was met without question. All of our guests adored the Manor, and we loved the fact that we were able to accommodate everyone under one roof. Overall, the highest praise I can give is that we would not have changed a single thing, and no-one who attended our wedding could think of a better place for us to hold it.

4 years ago

We had our wedding at the beautiful Knowle Manor in September. Thanks to Ruth, Jo and everyone else who made it such an amazing weekend.

4 years ago

Perfect wedding venue - thanks so much to Ruth and Kevin, Jo and team for a brilliant weekend. Superb!

4 years ago

Beautiful setting for a wedding

4 years ago

I love this place it was wonderful moments there.thank you smile emoticon

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House History

Knowle Manor was built in 1878 by the architect J.D. Sedding.

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