The Somerleaze Residence

somerset, england
6 bedroom - 5 bath
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£2,450 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This magnificent, late Victorian manor with a stunning interior is set in its own estate with a walled garden, acres of lawn and a private river beach, offering a real slice of English country life. It sleeps 21. Somerleaze House is perfect for family get togethers offering fun for kids of all ages and relaxation for the parents. It comes with Little Leaze cottage as well (sleeps 2) if there are guests who would prefer privacy from the main house. There’s plenty to do here. Hire caterers for dinner in the grand dining hall, curl up around a roaring fire, or stroll over the fields to the bustling town of Frome with a busy weekly market and cobbled streets.

Why Kids Love it

The grounds and space around Somerleaze House are definitely the biggest draw for this property. Children can experience freedom and fun while grown-ups can relax on the terrace with wide views of the gardens. There is a new pool, trampolines, play houses and woods for playing in. The family room is full of toys and games to keep kids entertained for hours and there’s a projector for movie nights or rainy days. Out and about, kids will enjoy Longleat Safari & Adventure Park (20 mins) set in the grounds of an English stately home, picnics in the ruins of Nunney Castle (15 mins), or exploring Wookey Hole Caves (50 mins).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights, 7 nights in the summer (21 July onwards) and 5-7 nights at Christmas/Easter. Arrival date is Friday. Check-in is any time after 2pm and check out by 12pm (noon). The house has been recently refurbished in 2022. The pool is in a secure walled garden that has a lockable gate. It is not yet heated but will be in the future. There is water on the property with a pond in the walled garden but this can easily be locked. There is access to a river where young children should be supervised but it is down through the woods and not immediately on the property. Cribs and high chairs can be supplied. The whole house is triple glazed so it's super warm, even in the winter. A car is recommended to stay here and explore the area - there's plenty of parking. The hosts have a dedicated property manager to deal with any issues during your stay. The hosts may consider pets on request, and they have a small dog so the property is animal friendly.

About the Location

Somerleaze House is set in the verdant Somerset countryside, yet only 3 miles from the center of Frome. The bustling market town has an abundance of independent shops and eateries scattered along its characteristic cobbled streets. The town’s strong sense of community makes it a wonderful destination for families with many events throughout the year. There is a child-friendly footpath to town across fields just on the other side of a quiet country lane opposite the house. Frome also has a train station and there are plenty of buses and taxis in the area. More information supplied in the welcome pack. Historic Bath is also only a 30-minute drive away with its parks, stunning Georgian architecture, galleries and museums, plus the famous Roman Baths and spa. Orchardleigh Estate with its fine dining and golf course is next door and the famous Babington House (part of the Soho House group) is a 10-minute drive. The nearest airport is Bristol (50 minutes’ drive) or alternatively Heathrow is 1 hr, 50 mins away.

Accommodation Details

This country house has 6 bedrooms, with 5 in the main house and 1 bedroom in a cottage next door. The main house is set over 3 floors. On entering the grand reception hall there is a salon with a working fireplace. A garden room has access to the terrace running across the back. The dining room seats up to 12 and has a fireplace and wooden doors that lead to the family / media room. At the rear of the house is the kitchen / breakfast room with an AGA and seating overlooking the gardens. Also on the main floor is a utility room, cloakroom, good-sized wine cellar and storage space. Upstairs is a dual aspect primary bedroom with a super kingsize bed, marble fireplace and ensuite bathroom with a shower. There are 2 more kingsize guest bedrooms on this floor plus a kids’ tree house bunk room (sleeping 2) and a teens bedroom with a double bed and pull-out single trundle bed (sleeping 3). There are 3 bathrooms, a main one with a free-standing tub and 2 with tubs and showers. The loft room can easily sleep 6-8 - great for kids or teens. Little Leaze is a charming stone cottage next to the main house offering self-contained accommodation including a kitchen, lounge (with double sofabed), double bedroom and bathroom with bathtub. The 11 acres of grounds wrap around the property and feature a walled garden, river beach (you can swim), organic vegetable patch and extensive greenhouse.

Style Notes

Luxurious English country house. Somerleaze House beautifully blends Victorian architecture and a mountain limestone exterior with a modern, vibrant interior designed by Jo Berryman Studios. The house is a cornucopia of design gems from the futuristic leather sofas to the kids’ room with a neon yellow floor and pink bed. The windows have original shutters and serve up panoramic views of the beautiful grounds, while an arched ecclesiastical-style door opens into the prettiest garden room. Combining contemporary furniture with antiques with a focus on comfort, Somerleaze House offers a truly unique space to stay. We love the artistic yet homely ambience, the very large and very beautiful house and the wonderful private country setting.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 king
2 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Jo B.
Member since September 25, 2019
My name's Jo, I'm an interior designer, life stylist and nature enthusiast. I live with my husband Philip (film/tv executive producer) our daughters Nico 16, Romy 7, Elijah 6 months and Marley the dog. Philip and I both access the site and respond to messages.

Somerset, England