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Classic Country House with Heated Indoor Pool Complex and Private Walled Garden

Bedrooms 12
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

The Country House Oakhampton Park near Wiveliscombe / Taunton, Somerset - Stunning Rural Location, a luxury base to explore the West of England

This Georgian family property dating from 1734, has been completely renovated and is approached by a curving drive through its own parkland and is situated with a southerly aspect enjoying far reaching views over the lake and surrounding glorious countryside. The rear of the house is enfolded by a beautiful traditional terraced walled garden with a private heated indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped gym.

Whether it is a weekend away with friends or a family celebration, Oakhampton park is the perfect luxury venue.

Oakhampton park is not a hotel, it is a relaxing family home, sumptuously comfortable, with plenty to entertain you and your children whatever the weather. You will have exclusive occupancy of the house, garden and facilities for your stay, so the feeling of privacy is complete.

There are 12 double bedrooms, most with private bathrooms, each with their own unique character.

Facilities available on site include:

Heated indoor swimming pool

Scandinavian Sauna big enough for 12 people


Beautiful lakeside, woodland and rural walks

Snooker room

Table Football

Croquet Lawn

Table Tennis


Wifi Throughout

Sky Sports TV

Clay pigeon trap (tuition can be arranged)

The relaxing accommodation includes 2 elegant drawing rooms with open fires, a dining room seating up to 24, snooker room, three separate television areas, and plenty of private nooks where you can curl up with a good book.

The area is wonderfully rural with country pubs and small local villages close by.

Wiveliscombe, just 2 miles away, has a thriving centre where you can browse in tempting independent shops. You could organise a day of horse trekking or cycling on the Quantock hills, take a trip on the steam railway to Minehead, or visit one of the many historical sites in the area. Or you could just relax by the pool and enjoy good company.

Well behaved dogs are welcome and there are long or short walks for them to enjoy over the farmland or down to the lake and woods. We are only a short drive away from many beautiful walks over the Quantock Hills or along the coast. Blue Anchor beach is especially beautiful and very welcoming to dogs.

The price given on the rates for Owners Direct is accurate for 2 nights and weekly stays but the following prices are correct for additional nights up to the weekly rate for 2017/18

Minimum price for 2 night stay £3,100.

Minimum price for 3 night stay £3,900

Minimum price for 4 nights is £4,400

Minimum price for 5 nights is £4,900

Minimum price for 6 nights is £5,400

So beyond 3 nights you are only paying an additional £500 per night!

Rates for 2018/19 are:-

Minimum price for 2 night stay £3,200.

Minimum price for 3 night stay £4,000

Minimum price for 4 nights is £4,500

Minimum price for 5 nights is £5,000

Minimum price for 6 nights is £5,500

Minimum price for 5 nights is £6,000

So beyond 3 nights you are only paying an additional £500 per night!

Please contact with your dates so that a correct rate can be given. Please be aware that Owners Direct do charge a handling fee.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Jim

I am Jim Elliott, I grew up around Oakhampton as my family has farmed the surrounding countryside for generations. As a veterinary surgeon i am animal friendly with regards to pets coming to the property.

Why Jim chose Taunton

The Elliott family has owned this property for generations. I restored it in the 1980's and my family of 3 children were brought up here, resulting in many parties being held for the multitude of family occasions. With them now grown up and gone i enjoy seeing the property continue to be occupied by happy family groups and celebration events.

What makes this house unique

This property sits in it's own grounds and is exclusively yours. There are many built in facilities, in particular the 50ft heated indoor pool which can occupy children happily especially considering the vagaries of the English weather. The property is decorated to a high standard and is a luxurious location for adults wishing for a comfortable break.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a fabulous 4 generational family holiday. Such a wonderful place and we have all had a superb time.
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Taunton in Wiveliscombe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancelling before 3 months of the booking date, the refund will have £50 deducted
  • Cancelling within 3 months, there is no refund unless the dates are rebooked. Then full refund less £50
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 6 ensuite bathrooms 2 other bathrooms 2 shower rooms 2 ensuite toilets and basins in attic 2 toilets and basins in stable block
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 24 (12 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedroom suites. 3 large kingsize suites where beds can be split into 2 3ft beds. 4 further bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and shower room. 2 attic double bedrooms with ensuite toilets and basins.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pets are welcome only by agreement with the owners. Outside: Terraced walled gardens with gold fish ponds, croquet lawn, patios, barbecues, both gas and wood. Outside tables, chairs, benches. Pool,private, indoor with opening doors to the gardens, heated, 50ft x 20ft, changing room with shower and toilet, gym with weights,cross training, cycle machines with TV. Lake with walks. Large outside area for games to the front of the house,miles of designated country walks straight from the house. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with washing and separate drying machines, hot drying cupboard. Toilet with shower Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen included, cleaning/service by agreement. Hand towels supplied, please bring pool/bath towels. Other: Snooker room with 5x10ft antique snooker table with snooker, pool and billiard balls. Table tennis, table football, darts, trampoline. Croquet lawn and boules, cricket stumps. Professional remote operated clay trap and gun safes Price £3100 for 2 nights £3900 for 3


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Classic Country House with Heated Indoor Pool Complex and Private Walled Garden
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Great place to have a family celerbration

  • 4 of 5

We had a large family gathering for a birthday celebration. The property is a great space in a beautiful part of the country with stunning views. As the owner said ‘a great party house for the whole family’ We were able to watch the royal wedding in great style with lots of bubbly of course. We had a superb dinner on Saturday night by Alison Reed and her team. Who came to the house to prepare the celebration dinner. Highly recommend them.

All in all a fantastic weekend with lots of family memories made.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place for my Mum’s 60th family get-together. There were 26 of us, ranging from 3 to 83 years old and suited everyone! Pool was fantastic, and there was something for everyone. It had everything we needed and Jim was a great host and answered a lot of questions before we arrived. We felt at home here and will certainly consider coming back! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a 30th Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

I booked Oakhampton Park based on the reviews it had and blind faith that it would be a dream property to host my 30th birthday party in. I rented it for the duration of August Bank Holiday weekend (from Friday till Monday) and filled the weekend with activities including shooting on the grounds, a pool party, beauty treatments, and outdoor disco for my 28 guests.

The property has plenty of room both indoors and outdoors, plus a host of activities on-site. We found we didn't have to leave the grounds to enjoy ourselves. The only thing we had to bring was our own food and drink, as the house is fully stocked with cooking/dining equipment. We also had to bring our own towels, but that caused no issues whatsoever.

The grounds are absolutely stunning and well kept, as is the pool and sauna. The bedrooms are clean and cosy, and the house itself is well decorated. There are plenty of spots for fantastic photo opportunities, whatever the weather. The house itself is also nestled in amongst beautiful roving hills, which was quite spectacular to wake up to.

In addition, Jim is a prompt and helpful communicator, and even booked us a boxing match on Sky Sports to enjoy over the weekend. We are grateful to him for opening up his property to us.

If you want to host a party or gathering, I highly recommend Oakhampton Park. It certainly was a hit amongst me and my guests.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful home from home! We all had a wonderful stay in a beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in breathtaking surroundings. Everything was provided for. The hosts, Eleanor and Jim were very welcoming and helpful. A family gathering in a great house which had everything for all ages: swimming till late for the teenagers, card games, and snooker for the adults.

The bedrooms were all beautifully decorated and clean. The bathrooms were all well maintained and the kitchen had everything needed for a good meal.

We all enjoyed ourselves, especially when we arranged clay-pigeon shooting and archery in the grounds for any of our party interested to have a go!

I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to stay in luxurious traditional surroundings with friends and family. I am sure they will have a wonderful time, as we did.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property & Wonderful Space for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here for our Family Gathering. It suited us as we had people of all ages from 9 months to 93 years old So we could all feel at home here. Jim and Eleonor were very welcoming and made sure we know all about what the place could offer. The Swimming pool is great addition for families who enjoy the water!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House- Fantastic facilities

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous house with a pool and lots of other things to do in the house. We were spoilt for choice with so many lovely bedrooms, most en-suite. The house is large enough to happily accommodate a large group.

It is quite remote, and there are not many walks locally. So you need a car or 4.

The owners were lovely on meeting but made us feel a little uncomfortable before booking- which I do understand as this is their house which they live in when not renting out. It did have the feel of a lived in house with lots of personal belongings around.

We loved the pool, the billiards room and the drying room- I want one!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


North coast 9 miles 25mins

South coast 35 miles 60mins


Exeter Airport 30 miles 50 minutes

Price £3100 for 2 nights £3900 for 3 nights £5750 weekly

Bristol Airport 40 miles 65 minutes

Car hire advisable


Wiveliscombe 2 miles

Taunton 10 miles

Bristol 50 miles

Further Details:

Wiveliscombe has 7 days a week Spar and Coop stores


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £1,000

Booking Notes:
30% deposit at time of booking, 70% balance and £1000 security deposit 2 months before arrival date
UK cheque or bank transfer.
£1000 security deposit with balance
2018 rates
One night stays are not accepted
Minimum price for 2 night stay £3,200.
Minimum price for 3 night stay £4,000
Minimum price for 4 nights is £4,500
Minimum price for 5 nights is £5,000
Minimum price for 6 nights is £5,500
Minimum price for 7 nights is £6,000
So beyond 3 nights you are only paying an additional £500 per night!
Please contact me so I can bill the correct amount.
Otherwise weekly rates as per pricing chart except for Xmas & New Year where rates for 2018/19 are 7000
Easter is only booked as a 4 day stay
Changeover Day:
Any day but usually Friday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.