A striking stone manor house with terraced lawns, just waiting for a cheerful group of friends or family. The Oak Room’s elegant panelling embraces you; a huge stone fireplace with wood-burner, deep Chesterfield sofas and fresh flowers invite you to curl up. An intimate dining room, a slate-floored breakfast area and a games room make this an exceptional place for atmospheric house parties, weddings or any celebration. Bright, bold furnishings combine with noble old beams in the much-loved, beautifully renovated 17th-century manor – and the views from every window are heavenly. Ten ample and stylish bedrooms spread themselves over two upper floors, one for the bride-to-be with sumptuous drapes; en suite bathrooms are original and pristine. Cooks will love the kitchen’s entirely modern gas range and new American fridge, but there’s a full catering service too – let a personal chef spoil you with hampers and dinners. Outside, you have the run of five acres – fountains, wildlife, a small lake, tennis and croquet on the tended lawn. You’re in an AONB yet only 40 minutes from Bath. Longleat and Stourhead are close too.