Rodhuish Manor for 40 - 80 guests
  • South West
  • Minehead
  • Large House
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 80
  • Bedrooms 31
  • Beds 80
  • Dining For 75

Rodhuish Manor

Sleeps 40 to 80 guests

Rodhuish Manor is a unique self-catering venue that can sleep up to 80 guests. By hiring the Manor, you and your guests will get the access to the dining room, fully equipped kitchen, drawing room, bar and lounge, bedrooms for all your guests and more. With the minimum hire for 2 nights and 40 people, Rodhuish Manor is the perfect venue for weddings, gatherings, workshops, and much more. You will also be able to easily reach the caretaker and housekeepers as they live nearby the Manor and will be happy to assist you with all your needs.

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 Hilld 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 Jacuzzi, two saunas and a steam room (upon request)
  • Game room with table tennis & darts
  • Cosy bar/lounge with log fire (upon request)
  • Wifi in most areas (also strong 4G phone signal with certain cellular providers)
  • Private parking park for 50 cars and a bicycle shed

The Dining Room

The Dining Room of the Rodhuish Manor 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 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, flip chart and a portable projector and available upon request. Alternatively, they can be used as bedrooms with 7 single beds each.

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 Old Barn

The Old Barn is a private building with three multi-purpose rooms, a games room, and a bathroom with a shower. It offers a wheelchair access on the ground floor from the parking lot.

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 that can be used for a conference, seminar or an art room. The room can sit 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 Quantocks 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.

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

Rodhuish Manor for 40 - 80 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.

JM 07/06/2017 *****

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.

  

Mr & Mrs T 03/05/2017 *****

Our wedding at the Rodhuish Manor was exactly what we wanted! Big recommendation!

 

LG 22/04/2017 *****

Thank you for the warm welcome and stay. The house was beautiful, and so were the grounds. The staff took great care of us as did the Peter Mundy Catering and his team.

 

NT 15/02/2017 *****

We had an amazing time at the Rodhuish Manor. The caretaker and housekeeper were very friendly and super helpful. Coming back next year for sure!

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