Tone Dale House

Tone Dale House, Milverton Road, Somerset TA21 0EZ
5 (6 Reviews)

About House

Tone Dale House was built next to a mill, and has been renovated to be a fabulous party house. It suits groups of family and friends, and country-house style weddings. 

The house sleeps up to either 31 or 21 guests, depending on whether you might like to use the Stables (the prices shown are for up to 31 guests). The Stables are never let separately to the main house, as they are designed as a guest wing, rather than stand-alone accommodation.

There are 11 bedrooms in the main house, one of which is a triple, and ideal for families or older children. There are seven bedrooms on the first floor, four of which are en-suite, with three sharing further bathrooms. There are three bedrooms on the second floor, one of which is a single, and one a twin. The largest room, in the old laundry, has a galleried sitting area and en-suite. All of the bedrooms are named to reflect the history of the house and the Fox family (who’ve owned it for over 200 years). 

The Stables has a further five bedrooms, two of which are on the ground floor, and share a bathroom. The three bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom. There is a small kitchen and sitting room.

Many of the bedrooms have beds that can be doubles or twins, to suit your group.

The main house has  two dining rooms, one of which leads off the kitchen. The other is larger, and can sit a full house for lovely long evenings of feasting. The kitchen is large, with a scrubbed-pine table, for feeding small children an early tea.

There is a drawing room, with views over the garden, and a hall, with a piano. Beside the drawing room is the games room (called the Long Room), with a pool table and tennis table, and a casino table, should you fancy Monte Carlo-ing Somerset-style. The house also has a party room, sound-proofed and hard-floored, with integrated lighting and speakers, and a widescreen TV. 

Outside, there’s a terrace with tables and chairs, and a lovely big lawn, for croquet or cartwheels. There are a further 4 acres to explore, and you can picnic down by the mill stream, or drink Champagne and watch the fun from the hot tub. 

The house has a great concierge service, and can arrange local chefs for formal dinners, or something as simple as a supper for when you all arrive. The concierge can also help to arrange activities and in-house entertainment.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“Tone Dale’s one of the best sort of party houses – relaxed atmosphere, lots of space. The best bit has to be the sound-proofed party room – you can have your own club night and dance the tarantella until your legs give way. “

About the Location

Tone Dale’s in the village of Tonedale, near Wellington, Somerset, close to the Devon border. The house is not far from Junction 6 of the M5. The nearest rail station is Taunton, about 20 minutes away by taxi. 

Things To Do

There’s lots to do locally, from steam trains to cider farms. Wookey Holes and Cheddar Gorge aren’t too far, neither is Glastonbury, if you’d like to climb the Tor. There are lots of attractions for children of all ages – theme parks, ‘Diggerland’ and ‘Quad World’, amongst them. 


Tone Dale has a civil ceremony license for the gardens, drawing room or Long Room. Up to 90 guests can be accommodated inside the house (with 31 sleeping), or 180 guests, should you wish to use the gardens. The concierge service are on hand to help with arrangements for your dream day. 

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We have just celebrated our daughter's 30th birthday over the past weekend at Tone Dale - a captivatingly beautiful house. We all felt that for a few brief moments of our lives we were cocooned and immersed in the magic and warmth of the house - a place of enchantment. The Big House Company were great from start to finish and provided an excellent choice of caterers and indeed activities to keep us happily occupied. We all felt very welcome. Housekeeping staff keep the property spotless and the beds are very comfortable. Great living and eating spaces, wonderful gardens with a large and popular hot tub, and a variety of walks made Tone Dale the place to be.

The annual search for an ideal property to spend a two week break for a large extended family from parents to children and grandchildren always takes a large amount of careful thought and review. Tone Dale house met our aspirations and the experience was exceptional. The House has a fascinating history and books and pictures portray this for those interested. The facilities in the house and its many rooms /stairs and passages games room and party room can occupy young children in inclement weather and the grounds allow them to play and run off extra energy.The rooms and dining/cooking facilities were clean and generally excellent for such an old house and the area was quiet but within reach of many points of interest for all ages. We booked the whole facility for single group occupation. The staff were friendly and helpful though rarely needed but the wifi was a little patchy. Will no doubt return as the general consensus of the family was this was the best place we have stayed in over 10 years.

From booking to departing, Tone Dale House and Big House Co. were exceptional. The booking process is efficient and friendly and the check in and out extremely easy, removing any unnecessary stress from a holiday. They even send a floor plan with details of the rooms so we were able to allocate rooms ahead of time and were welcomed with names on the doors! A group of 25 friends (including young kids) stayed at Tone Dale House and Stables for the Easter Weekend and it was the perfect getaway. The house and stables are spacious and well looked after and the garden is huge and beautiful. The kitchens have ample space and facilities for everyone and it was so great to have a large dining room that we could all sit down in for meals. The hot tub, disco room and games room are great additions too. They have a lot of activities and catering that you can book ahead of time. We took advantage of the catering on Easter Sunday and had a large BBQ in the garden which was perfect. There's also a small local shop nearby that's very handy. The surrounding area was really lovely for a long walk or run in the countryside. We cannot recommend Big House Co and Tone Dale House more!

We have just spent 4 days at Tone Dale House to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The house is wonderful - the perfect mix of comfort and practicality. The team at the Big House Company were super efficient and offered lots of help with the weekend. The area is great and we did some super walks to local pubs - despite the incredibly hot weather. The dining room easily held 28 people and looked wonderful for dinner. The gardens are great with plenty of activities as well as the hot tub which was well used. I cannot recommend it enough.

We recently rented Tone Dale for my 50th birthday, inviting family and friends to stay with us for the weekend. This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this special home. I cannot praise it enough. The rooms are stunning - as one friend said - he felt he was on the set of Downton. It’s a beautiful house in a fantastic location. If the weather is kind then there is much to explore and if it isn’t there is ample room for everyone to relax, chat etc. The kitchen is so well equipped and we hired in caterers that Peter and his brilliant team recommended. The party room with karaoke was hysterical and the hot tub a great hit. We loved our stay. We will be back again. Our friends have asked if I can have a 55th birthday here!! Thank you Peter, Beverley and co for helping us to arrange such a memorable weekend. Oh and the stables that are new since our first stay are gorgeous.

What a fantastic family weekend. Tone Dale House was the perfect location to celebrate at 60th birthday with 37 relatives all together for the weekend. House & grounds perfect to provide accommodation (with some off loaded to Cleve Spa Hotel) and entertainment. Archery on Saturday in the sun (Birds Hill Days); Cider tour & lunch on Sundayin the rain (Sheppys) followed by "live" Cleudo & games. Celebration Thai meal was excellent. Croquet, pool &table tennis in action as was the Hot tub. Comments from the folks:- "Superb Weekend", "Stunning Weekend", "wonderful weekend", "10/10 the best weekend"

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