Stunning New Coach Houses
Self-catering Holiday Houses
The historical Coach House at North Cadbury Court has recently been sympathetically converted into four unique, high-end holiday houses with more than a nod to their past equestrian function in their design and decor.
The South Somerset villages of North & South Cadbury, in this most ancient Vale of Camelot, offer a glimpse into some of Somerset’s earliest history including many of the purported sites for the King Arthur legends.
Our Coach Houses are ideally located just two hours from London and an hour from Bath, Bristol and Exeter, with easy transfers from local airports and train stations. The Coach Houses are conveniently placed for a stay on route to Devon or Cornwall.
Once upon a long time ago
The Coach House catered for the coaches and horses belonging to the gentry of the adjacent and magnificent Grade I listed (Elizabethan) mansion, North Cadbury Court. Now in 2022, the stylishly-refurbished Coach House, which nestles alongside the 15th century historic village church, offers high-end, rural retreat luxury by combining comfortable open-plan modern living with state-of-the-art fixtures and gadgetry. All presented whilst still respectfully retaining the character and many features of the original very old stone stables building. But the cast iron horse stalls are on the wall as decoration now!
Each house has four bedrooms, so if you were a large group you could, in theory, book all four houses with 16 double bedrooms (sleeping 34 guests). Two of the houses sleep eight guests across four en-suite bedrooms. The other two houses sleep up to seven guests. There is an option to have an extra person or two by use of a double sofa bed located in the sitting rooms of a couple of the houses.
The cost for 2022 for each entire house per night is:
Carriage House & Tack Room.. (both sleep 8)
£1,200 for a 2 night stay. Additional nights @ £460
Stables & Horse Stalls (both sleep 7)
£1,050 for a 2 night stay. Additional nights @ £400
Sofa beds available for extra two guests in Carriage and Stables @ £50
The Coach Houses come equipped with full kitchen facilities and appliances and thus are offered on a self-catering basis. There is a breakfast hamper of delicious and home-made local produce delivered on the first day of your stay and which is included in the price. Each house also has its own BBQ and outdoor area for dining al fresco.
We can also offer guests a choice of talented local caterers who can provide everything possibly needed… from evening meals to lunches and picnics. Group catering can be made possible if you are using more than one house. The well-stocked village shop is a two minute walk and we now have Teal’s – a new eatery, food market and farm shop/deli just five minutes away, plus a plethora of national chain supermarkets all very close by. There are of course many recently- re-opened, welcoming, restaurants & gastro pubs all eager to impress you with the high standard of Somerset fayre. Somerset is a food-producing county after all and our own cheese, Montgomery Cheddar, is made here on the Estate.
Things to do while you relax
We have a whole range of activities to enjoy on our doorstep. Whether you are interested in art, shopping or you enjoy the great outdoors, our things to do section is full of ideas to help you plan your stay.
Walking and exploring
As well as great cycling countryside, there are many idyllic walking routes including the aforementioned legendary site and purported Cadbury Hill Fort of King Arthur’s Camelot. Local market towns such as Bruton, Castle Cary, Sherborne and Wincanton offer fabulous ancient architecture in the vernacular local Cary stone. All nearby towns offer quirky shopping and most have weekly market days. Snuggled away into many of our local historical towns are some now-famous and well-known local eateries and art galleries. Or venture a little further to the cities of Bath, Bristol and Wells for cathedrals and grandeur in architecture. There is an eclectic choice of restaurants and country pubs within a very short drive from our location. Also for sea-lovers, the South Coast is approximately one hour away for coastal day trips. Easy access by A303 to western coastline or head directly south for some of Dorset’s finest beaches. Weymouth, a proper old seaside town with its quaint pier and fishing harbour is just over an hour’s drive.