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Knowle Manor

Knowle Manor, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6TZ

12 reviews


£4,950 - £7,500

Full Weeks

£8,350 - £10,350







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

Sleeps up to 50 in 20 bedrooms with 20 bathrooms. Weekends from £4,950 to £7,500, full weeks from £8,350 to £10,350. For shorter stays please enquire.

If fully occupied, price per person per night is usually between £24 and £50.

  • Catering Available
  • Countryside Walks
  • Indoor Pool
  • Self Catering
  • Snooker or Table Tennis
  • Wedding Facilities
  • WiFi
  • Working Fireplace

Knowle Manor has a ceremony licence & the Palm House is perfect for wedding receptions. Seats up to 120 indoors and the total venue capacity is 120.

  • Catering Available
  • Civil Ceremony License
  • Gardens
  • Self Catering


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

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 explore Dunster 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 (http://birdshilldays.com/clay-shooting/), archery (http://birdshilldays.com/archery/) and CO2 pistol shooting (http://birdshilldays.com/pistol-shooting/) are all available on-site. For further information please contact us.


2 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months 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.

11 months 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

1 year 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 !

1 year 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

2 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.

3 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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

Beautiful setting for a wedding

3 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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