Rodhuish Manor for 40 - 70 guests
  • South West
  • Minehead
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 40 - 70
  • Bedrooms 29
  • Beds 70
  • Dining For 75

  • Hen
  • Stag
  • Pet Friendly
  • Accessible Friendly

Rodhuish Manor

Sleeps 40 to 70 guests

Rodhuish Manor is a unique large group accommodation near Minehead in the Exmoor National Park sleeping anything between 40 to 70 guests in 29 bedrooms, making it the perfect venue for a big group celebration. This wedding reception venue in the South West will accommodate you and your guests with several reception rooms including a bar/lounge area with a fireplace, a large drawing room and a large hall/function room. Furthermore, you and your party will also be able to enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool (opened March – September), a games room with table tennis darts and table football. As this house is located 10 minutes drive from the sea, there are plenty of things that your guests can do off-site, from swimming, fishing, boating, walking, rock-climbing and more. With the minimum hire for 2 nights, Rodhuish Manor is the perfect venue for weddings, big family gatherings, corporate team buildings, and more. 

Bedrooms

  • 11 x twin en-suite rooms (one with easy access) 
  • 4 x double standard rooms 
  • 3 x double en-suite rooms
  • 2 x twin standard rooms
  • 1 x Triple standard rooms
  • 1 x en-suite family room (up to 9 beds)
  • 3 x 4-bed en-suite family rooms
  • 2 x Single standard rooms
  • 1 x 5-bed standard room
  • 2 x 7-bed bunk rooms (close to 2 bathrooms)

Rodhuish Manor has simple and cosy bedrooms overlooking the gardens, Quantock Hills and the Exmoor National Park. 

Facilities in detail

  • Large dining room & conservatory (seats 70/75)
  • Stunning gardens with outside seating
  • Heated swimming pool (March to September)
  • Modern spa with a hot tub for 5, an infrared and Swedish sauna and a steam room (can be organised upon request)
  • Game room with table tennis, table football & darts
  • Cosy bar/lounge with log fire (upon request)
  • Wifi in most areas (also strong 4G phone signal with certain cellular providers)
  • Meeting room with flip charts and a projector screen
  • Private parking park for 50 cars and a bicycle shed

The Barn

The Barn of the Rodhuish Manor is the ideal multi-purpose and large group venue, that can accommodate up to 120 people. High timber ceiling, bright wooden floor, and big windows make this room perfect for dining, dance, workshops, networking, meetings, and much more. It’s equipped with Wi-Fi, flexible lighting, and a roll down projector screen, with the option of getting a music mixer, amplifier, and a public address system upon request.

The dimensions of The Barn: 17m (55ft) x 9m (30ft) – 157m².

Top and Bottom Barn Rooms

These rooms are a part of The Barn complex and are perfect for smaller groups, each hosting from 10 to 15 people. Being fully carpeted, they can be used as workshop rooms, bars, or lounge. The sitting plan is flexible and cushions, a flip chart and a portable projector and available upon request. Alternatively, they can be used as bedrooms with 7 single beds each. There is also a games room with a foosball table.

The Dining Room

The Dining Room of this wedding reception venue in the South West is divided into 2 linked areas with tables and chairs for up to 75 people. The outer dining room is directly connected to the gardens and has a stunning view of the Quantocks. The inner dining room is linked to the kitchen and to the permanent tea and coffee service area. This area is fully equipped with hot water, fridge, and everything else needed for providing excellent hot drinks. Both rooms have adjustable lighting, the flexibility of rearranging the tables and chairs and glasses and cutlery for up to 80 guests.

Dimensions of The Dining Room: outer dining room: 4.8m (16ft) x 7m (23ft) – 33.6 m², inner dining room: 8.8m (28.5ft) x 5.7m (19ft) - 50 m².

The Lounge

The Lounge is the perfect bar and lounge area. It’s equipped with 2 large fridges, a bar store, glasses while being fully prepared for your hired caterer. The room has an open fireplace, large comfortable sofas, bucket chairs, and low tables with available board games and a big selection of books.

Dimensions of The Lounge: 7.7m (25ft) x 6.7m (22ft) – 44m².

 

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room of the Rodhuish Manor is a big spacious and well-light room overlooking the stunning gardens. The room has direct access to the gardens, as well as the dining room. The room is fully furnished with large sofas, 50-inch screen TV and a built-in music system. This room is ideal for you and your guests to relax.

Dimensions of the Drawing Room: 12m (40ft) x 5.5m (18ft) - 70m² (excluding the bay).

The Suite 

This Suite is another comfortable multi-purpose room. The room can seat between 25 and 35 people. Located on the first floor of the main house it offers great views of the gardens, as well as the Quantock Hills.

Dimensions of The Suite: 9m (30ft) x 6m (20ft) - 55m².

The Cinema

This is another smaller multi-purpose room with a large screen TV, a DVD player, movie library and a big sofa. In the case of hiring treatment specialists, this room can also be used as a treatment room for massages.

Accessibility 

This wedding reception venue in the South West is one of our accessible-friendly venues. There are an accessible bedroom and bathroom with handlebars for those with accessibility issues. There is a wheelchair ramp from the carpark to the garden and then from the garden a level path into the bar lounge. From here on, all the main ground floor rooms are accessible with a standard wheelchair. There is one step in the corridor outside the laundry room where a shallow ramp can be placed whenever required. A visit could be arranged in case you feel like looking at the house to see if it meets your requirements. 

Corporate

Due to the availability of 70 individual beds in 29 cosy bedrooms, and various convenient meeting rooms, you will be able to host a successful corporate event while providing accommodation for all of your delegates. The dining room for 75 can be utilised for conferences as there is plenty of room for everyone. Furthermore, The Suite can be used as a conference or seminar room. If you need activities arranged for a team building event, feel free to visit our Activities & Ideas page to find all kinds of entertaining activities to make your conference, training event or team building unique and memorable. There is also a more intimate meeting room for 10 people which can work well for briefing the managers at your company. Cinema can also be used for presentations, while the ballroom will provide you with plenty of space for onsite activities in case of bad weather.

 

Equipment :
  •  Flipcharts
  •  Internet Connection
  •  Overhead Projector
  •  Photocopier
  •  Sound Equipment
  •  Video Conferencing
  •  Wi-Fi Connection
Features :
  •  Ballroom
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Games Room
  •  Hot Tub
  •  Jacuzzi
  •  Lawns
  •  Open Fire/Woodburner
  •  Outside space for exclusive use
  •  Sauna
  •  Spa
  •  Steam Room
  •  Swimming Pool

Find below a list of activities and ideas that you can bring either to your Party House or do in the local area, for more detailed information on each visit our Activities and Ideas page.

On Site:
  •  Archery
  •  Catering
  •  Gin & Whisky Tasting
  •  Spa
  •  Swimming Pool
Off Site:
  •  Boating
  •  Canoeing
  •  Clay Pigeon Shooting
  •  Fishing - Sea
  •  Horse Riding
  •  Mountain Biking
  •  Rock Climbing
  •  Swimming
  •  Walking
  •  Windsurfing

There is an en-suite wheelchair accessible bedroom.

There is a wheelchair ramp from the carpark into the garden and then from the garden a level path into the bar lounge. From there all the main ground floor rooms are accessible with a standard wheelchair. The ground floor bedroom with the wheelchair accessible WC & shower is shown on the enclosed floor plan. There is one step in the corridor outside the laundry room which we will put a shallow ramp in place when required. We have no hoists or lifts but they can be brought in or rented out from local suppliers.

Rodhuish Manor for 40 - 70 guests

Rodhuish, Rodhuish, Minehead, Somerset,

Rodhuish Manor is a timeless venue of which roots trace back to 1198 when the estate was accommodating a community of Cistercian monks who were a part of the Cleeve Abbey. You can still see the much-worn steps that are believed to be used back in the day by the monks when fetching the water from the well.

After the dissolution of the Abbey in 1536, the estate became a feudal farm, traces of which can be seen in the archways leading to the gardens and other spots around the property. In 1600 the owners of the current estate build a house that stands on the very ground of the today’s Rodhuish Manor. It’s believed that the building was built with large blocks of grey stone, traces of which have been found around the estate. There are also ancient trees tracing back to this period of around the 18th and the 19th century when landscaping became popular.

In front of the house, you can find a plaque with a representation of Justitia, which is believed to indicate that the house was at one point used as a magistrate. This theory is also supported by an old oak tree that used to be located at the end of the driveway which was used to hang felons from. The tree was blown down a few years ago by a storm and replaced by a new one.

Rodhuish Manor as is know today was built in the second part of the 19th century as a classic Victorian house, although the exact date is not known.

In 1907 the estate was bought by Count Conrad von Hochberg, who took great care of the property. Being the nature enthusiast that he was, he created an Italian garden out of the stones left from the previous house. He also set up a fountain with a lion’s head and a sunken garden in front of the house, both still visible today. He installed a sewage system and electricity to the house, while the clubhouse became a popular venue for the community of the workers of the estate. They often threw dances that the Count gladly attended.  

This calm period was interrupted by the First World War and the Count was forced to leave his beloved property and people who worked there. His love for the country was reflected in his unsuccessful efforts to return, and the attempts to work with the Red Cross for British prisoners. Unfortunately, he was denied to do so and not long after he lost all of his property in England. He died in Berlin where according to his wish, all songs and the sermon were only in English.

After the war, Rodhuish Manor was bought by Captain Bridges who made the house his home for the next 20 years and among other things added a tennis court to the property.

During the WWII the Manor was taken over by the Council who used it for housing evacuees and as a boarding school for maidens. After the war, it was reopened as a residential school for girls with special needs. The headmistress of the school wrote a book about her life at the property called The House of Joy where she, among other things, talked about the beauty of the house and the gardens.

In the late 90s, the school was disbanded and the property was bought by a developer who had the vision of transforming it into flats. As he was not permitted to do so it was later bought by a retreat organiser who restored the building. In 2009 Rodhuish Manor was taken over by the current owners who are treating it with lots of love and care.

Rana C.

We were at Rodhuish Manor for a family reunion and I must say that we ended up spending quality time with each other and enjoyed a lot of space. Our experience was truly special.

22/09/2018
Gary T.

The location was fantastic and ideal for a large family gathering or holiday. We were over 50 and had a very comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend it!

07/08/2018
James M

Thank you very much for a fantastic stay at Rudhuish Manor! We were looking for a venue for our company seminar and made a great choice going with Rodhuish. Everybody loved it.

07/04/2018