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- Sparkford Hall
Sparkford Hall, Sparkford, Near Bruton, Somerset BA22 7LD
The house is Georgian and was finished around 1840, but incorporates elements of an earlier building. It was built by Henry Bennett, who was the Rector of Sparkford for 38 years. The house is large and elegant, designed with the typical generosity of the era, and the reception rooms and bedrooms alike are large and light-filled.
The house sleeps 28 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. There is further accommodation in the Coach House, which has 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6), a bathroom and kitchen.
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.
The Hall sits in 23 acres of gardens, parkland and farm land. 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.
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 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 Hall is suitable for parties of friends or family, reunions, special celebrations and weddings. It is also suitable for corporate and business use, or retreats. Mid-week weddings can be offered (including two night stay) for £7,500 and suppliers are often cheaper mid-week too.
For details of Special Offers, please visit Sparkford Hall’s website.
Sparkford offers grazing and field shelters for the summer months. There are several excellent trails in the area.