Sparkford Hall is a Georgian mansion in Somerset. It’s suitable for parties of friends or family, reunions, special celebrations and weddings. It also works well for corporate and business use, or retreats.
The house sleeps 26 in 11 bedrooms (6 of which are en-suite). There are four separate bathrooms shared by five bedrooms, one of which is bunk-style, and perfect for children. Any of the beds can be made up as twins or doubles.
The reception rooms in the house are all big, and include the Salon (which is acts as a living and dining space), a library and kitchen, with a huge table for breakfast. There is also a sauna and a basement, in which to create your very own club night.
The Hall sits in 23 acres of gardens, parkland and farmland. There are large terraces and lawns – perfect for a marquee off the Salon – and a newly renovated walled kitchen garden, from which fruit and vegetables for the Estate are provided. There are also over 2 acres of orchard to wander in on a summer’s eve, and which produce cider and cider vinegar.
The management team at the house can arrange for accommodation for up to 250 people, in a combination of caravans, yurts and bell-tents. Perfect for wedding guests, or a tiny, clandestine summer festival.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Perhaps one of the best things about Sparkford Hall is its privacy. The village is quite some distance away, and there are very few neighbours within party-earshot. Anyone wishing to set-to with a whistle and neon tutu, can do so in complete secret.”
About The Location
Sparkford Hall is just off several A roads, between the M5 and M3, just below Glastonbury. The nearest main-line train station is in Yeovil, and a taxi from the station would take about 20 minutes.
Things To Do
There’s lots to do in the surrounding area – Sparkford is on the very edge of the West Country with all of its attractions – Glastonbury Tor is nearby (and Glastonbury town), as is Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and Haynes Motor Museum. There is also the ancient hill-fort of Cadbury Castle – where it is said on fine nights you can see horsemen with torches, galloping through the dappled moonlight, protecting King Arthur as he sleeps.
Sparkford offers the opportunity for really wild weddings, and the management team are on hand to help you create exactly the sort of scenes you have in mind. The house can seat 50 guests inside, or up to 250 in a marquee in the gardens.
Mid-week weddings can be offered (including two night stay) for a reasonable price, and suppliers are often cheaper mid-week too.