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What Oliver loves…
- Fantastic location for those wanting to explore the beautiful county of Devon, set in easy reaching distance of Exmoor, Exeter and a variety of popular beaches
- Guests will love exploring the huge gardens, there are plenty of quiet spots which are just perfect for a yummy picnic!
- Each bedroom boasts its very own en-suite while the new addition of the state-of-the-art plant room ensures that the hot water never runs out, even if everyone wants a shower at the same time!
- Guests will enjoy sampling locally producted, artisan foods at the weekly Pannier markets held in the nearby towns of Tiverton, South Molton, and Barnstaple
|NEW & EXCLUSIVE TO OLIVER’S TRAVELS – 2019|
Welcome to the stunning grade II listed Colleton Hall. It holds a truly marvellous location, nestled within thirty-eight acres of private woodland and parkland, it offers those fortunate enough to stay the perfect country escape where they can enjoy total tranquillity. Its unspoilt location, set between Exmoor to the north and Dartmoor to the south, makes Colleton the perfect choice for those wishing to really explore Devon and all that it has to offer. While you will be staying in an area boasting rolling countryside, moorlands and valleys, the rugged north Devon coastline with its gorgeous beaches, is just a short car journey away.
The home boasts a rich and fascinating history and while it is believed to date back to Elizabethan times, Sir James Roupell Colleton purchased the Hall in 1833 and spent several years upgrading the house enhancing the existing Georgian features; today’s style and architecture reflect this. In recent years, Colleton Hall has been completely refurbished by the present owners, revealing original features and now seamlessly blends its original character and charm with modern interiors and updated furnishings.
Colleton Hall can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests across six, well- appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main living accommodation, the four grand reception rooms including a grand gothic reception hall are all south facing, overlooking the impressive grounds with doors leading onto the terraces. The large, family kitchen boasts all the tools a budding chef could possibly need! Upstairs on the first floor are the six bedrooms, three king-size doubles, two double rooms and a children’s bunk bed room, each with en-suite bathroom or shower room. There are terraces from the West Wing bedroom and also the master en-suite overlooking the lake and parkland in the distance.
Please note large groups can be comfortably accommodated in the additional East Wing taking the total group up to 18!
The real wow factor can be found outside, the grounds are south facing which allows guests to enjoy wonderful countryside views. The expansive grounds offer the opportunity for long walks through the totally private woodland alongside the stream which flows to the Little Dart River. The children are bound to enjoy wildlife spotting with the opportunity to see a range of diverse wildlife (including red deer) and birdlife!
What you should know…
- Those travelling outside of the Summer months should bring their wellies for walks through the woods!
- All bedrooms are located on the first floor so not suitable for those requiring ground floor accommodation
- One of the bedrooms makes use of bunk beds and as a result is better suited to children although this can be easily adapted for comfortable single occupancy
- There is both a lake and a stream in the gardens and so we advise that particularly young children are not left to explore alone
COLLETON HALL | 6 Bedrooms & 6 Bathrooms | Sleeps 12
- Main hall
- Drawing room with open fireplace
- Dining room with 18 seater regency dining table and log burner
- Grand reception hall with sweeping staircase
- Kitchen with electric range cooker, combi microwave, large larder fridge, dishwasher, wood burner and built-in in Bosch coffee machine and smart TV
- Pantry with wine chiller
- Catering kitchen/ utility room with AGA, electric hob, dishwsher, larder, fridge, upright freezer & two washing machines
- Games room with quarter size snooker/pool table
- Good size boot-room
- 2 downstairs cloakrooms
There are two staircases leading to:
- Master bedroom with king-size bed, luxury en-suite bathroom, smart TV and access to private terrace
- Bedroom with king-size bed, double size en-suite shower room, smart TV and access to private terrace
- Bedroom with king-size bed, smart TV and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, smart TV and en-suite shower-room
- Bedroom with double bed, smart TV and en-suite bathroom
- Children's bedroom with single bed or bunk beds with en-suite bathroom
- 3 acres of gardens
- 10 acres of parkland including a walkway through a bluebell dell
- 25 acres of private woodland
- Picnic areas
- Gas barbecue
- Spring-fed lake (ideal for the canoe or for those that fancy a dark water swim)
- Sonos sound system to all ground floor rooms with sub-woofer in the reception hall
- Baby grand piano
- Wi-Fi with CAT6 cabling
- USB points in all bedrooms
- Selection of board games/DVDs
- Canoe for the lake
- Plant room
- Iron/ ironing board
- Parking for up to 14 cars
The near-by villages of Nomansland, Rackenford and Witheridge together offer helpful amenities including excellent pubs, post offices, village stores and restaurants. The Michelin award-winning restaurant The Mason Arms is just a 10-minute car journey away in Knowestone, while The Stagg Inn, said to be the oldest pub in Devon, is just over a mile away in Rackenford. The old market town of Tiverton is 15 minutes away, set on the banks of River Exe, it boasts its very own Castle,canal walk and a wider range of fantastic amenities with a large variety of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. South Molton and Barnstaple offer weekly pannier markets with a wide range of local produce.
There is plenty to see, do and explore in the surrounding area, Exmoor National Park is just 20-minutes from Colleton Hall, while buzzing Exeter is half an hour away, enjoy a fun-filled day spent in the ancient city after a scenic car journey through the Exe Valley. For the beach bums and keen surfers, there is easy access to the popular beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Lynton, all less than an hour away.
There is easy road access to Colleton Hall for those coming from all directions, situated just 20 minutes from Junction 27 of the M5 and 5 minutes from the A361. For those travelling by train, Tiverton Parkway station is just twenty minutes away, from here it is possible to reach London Paddington in just two hours. For those arriving by air, Exeter Airport is just 35 minutes away, Bristol Airport is reachable in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The Stagg Inn, Rackenford
Rackenford Village Stores
Tiverton Golf Club
Colleton Hall makes a fantastic choice for those travelling with children, its excellent location with towns, attractions and beaches in easy reaching distance, means that restless kids will never have to spend too long in the car. The children are bound to love playing games on the large lawns, or hide and seek in the private woodland. In the evenings, there is a selection of fun board games and Wi-Fi to help keep them entertained!
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
** Please note there is an additional cost for use of the East Wing. It is not included in the rental rates for groups of 12 guests or fewer.**
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||£1000 main house (+ £500 for the East Wing) credit card authorisation required, it will be released in full subject to a damage inspection on departure|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental prices|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a minimum stay of 3-nights|
|Changeover day||Friday or Monday|
|Pets welcome?||This must be requested at time of booking. There is an additional charge of £30 per dog, they must stay in the boot room.|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi access with CAT6 cabling for excellent internet connection|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Aug 21st 2019 - Aug 30th 2019||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|Aug 30th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Oct 18th 2019 - Oct 25th 2019||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|Oct 25th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Dec 20th 2019 - Dec 27th 2019||-||-||£4,909||£5,775|
|Dec 27th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020||£4,200||£4,795||£5,389||£5,775|
|Jan 3rd 2020 - Feb 7th 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Feb 7th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|Feb 14th 2020 - Apr 10th 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|May 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|May 8th 2020 - May 22nd 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|May 29th 2020 - Jul 3rd 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 28th 2020||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020||£3,413||£3,938||£4,463||£4,725|
|Oct 23rd 2020 - Dec 18th 2020||£2,835||£3,360||£3,885||£4,051|
|Dec 18th 2020 - Feb 21st 2021||£4,200||£4,795||£5,389||£5,775|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Aug 21st 2019 - Aug 30th 2019||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|Aug 30th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Oct 18th 2019 - Oct 25th 2019||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|Oct 25th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Dec 20th 2019 - Dec 27th 2019||-||-||€5,151||€6,060|
|Dec 27th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020||€4,407||€5,002||€5,596||€6,060|
|Jan 3rd 2020 - Feb 7th 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Feb 7th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|Feb 14th 2020 - Apr 10th 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|May 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|May 8th 2020 - May 22nd 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|May 29th 2020 - Jul 3rd 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 28th 2020||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020||€3,581||€4,106||€4,631||€4,958|
|Oct 23rd 2020 - Dec 18th 2020||€2,975||€3,500||€4,025||€4,251|
|Dec 18th 2020 - Feb 21st 2021||€4,407||€5,002||€5,596||€6,060|
Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Aug 21st 2019 - Aug 30th 2019||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|Aug 30th 2019 - Oct 18th 2019||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Oct 18th 2019 - Oct 25th 2019||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|Oct 25th 2019 - Dec 20th 2019||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Dec 20th 2019 - Dec 27th 2019||-||-||$5,714||$6,722|
|Dec 27th 2019 - Jan 3rd 2020||$4,889||$5,483||$6,078||$6,722|
|Jan 3rd 2020 - Feb 7th 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Feb 7th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|Feb 14th 2020 - Apr 10th 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Apr 10th 2020 - Apr 24th 2020||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|May 1st 2020 - May 8th 2020||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|May 8th 2020 - May 22nd 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|May 22nd 2020 - May 29th 2020||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|May 29th 2020 - Jul 3rd 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Jul 3rd 2020 - Aug 28th 2020||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 16th 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Oct 16th 2020 - Oct 23rd 2020||$3,972||$4,497||$5,022||$5,500|
|Oct 23rd 2020 - Dec 18th 2020||$3,300||$3,825||$4,350||$4,715|
|Dec 18th 2020 - Feb 21st 2021||$4,889||$5,483||$6,078||$6,722|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
How long have you owned the property?
Purchased the property after a lengthy search two years ago and began sympathetic renovations straight away
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The landscape of the grounds and the period features of the hall itself plus the easy access to the coast and city
Are there any interesting stories in its history?
There has been a house on the site since pre-doomsday. The current house is believed to be Elizabethan in origin and Sir Colleton made this his permanent home in the Georgian era. Colleton County in South Carolina is named after him.
Do you have a favourite room in the property?
A tough question to answer. The kitchen is great socialising space but the drawing room with an open fire is a great place to relax and enjoy good conversation. The master en-suite bath is great for relaxing with a drink overlooking the parkland and lake
For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Explore the North coast and surrounding villages and towns for sure but enjoy what Colleton has to offer too – it’s almost a destination in its own right
Really eat? Devonshire cheeses plus give the Mason Arms and the Stag Inn a try – excellent award winning food
Really see? Exmoor and the North Coast especially Valley of the Rocks
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Relax and enjoy what Colleton Hall has to offer and explore the beautiful scenery and villages to be easily found elsewhere in Devon
I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Colleton Hall, a beautiful house which felt like a luxury hotel. In the bedrooms and bathrooms, the attention to detail and care was so clear, they were a delight.
The kitchen, dining areas and sitting room were perfect for all our different needs and moods. The large kitchen and pantry were ideal for our group and made cooking and eating together a real joy. In the library there was the joy of a fascinating range of books that could have kept us busy for the whole visit. Around the house we all commented on the artwork, again a fascinating range of styles and artists.
The Sonos system in every room was such a bonus, everyone downloaded the app and we had music on tap to meet every taste, which was deeply appreciated by the younger members of our group. The extensive grounds, fields and the woods were ideal for our two dogs, who had a ball as between us we spent hours throwing balls and sticks. The lake and the canoe were well used, an activity which did become a bit competitive for younger members of our group!
We were lucky to meet our hosts Russell and Richard, they could not have made us any more welcome. Overall, a fabulous house in a wonderful setting, thank you for helping us discover it.
We recently spent a long weekend at Colleton Hall. There were 14 in our party ranging from ages 1 to 92 and everyone had a superb time.
The accommodation is both elegant and functional. It has all the sophistication of a large Georgian residence with a sweeping staircase and generous room sizes ,but it has been so tastefully renovated that in terms of modern conveniences you could be renting an up market ultra modern house. Unusually for a holiday rental property, no expense has been spared in the renovations. Everything is in good taste, from the tiles throughout the ground floor, to the fittings in the bathrooms and all three kitchens. My 25 year old nephew said having a bath in the main bathroom overlooking the grounds will be a memory that will stay with him for a long time. The rooms are complemented by the carefully chosen art, many beautiful objects and vases of fresh flowers.
And then there are the grounds. All I can say is wow. The lake is magical. The young members of the party, as well as taking the canoe out, had a swim in the lake. We took the opportunity of walking through the woods that are also owned by Colleton and just loved the peace and tranquility.
Finally, being greeted by the owners of Colleton, Russell and Richard, in such a warm way set the weekend off to a great start. The fact they left the fridges stocked with beers (which I am sure the youngsters in the party used) as well as top class champagne (which we ensured was not touched) shows just how far they will go to try and give their guests a first class experience. We used the chef from DineIndulge for the meal on the Saturday evening and, this too, was a success.
I would definitely recommend Colleton to anyone wanting a large, beautiful and sophisticated house in a rural setting. The consensus was that it was the best standard we have ever rented.
New Years Break
We had a perfect time at this lovely house set in rolling countryside. We partied with our friends and family at New Year and I can honestly say that it was one of the best times, such a warm friendly house with charming rooms, plenty of bathrooms, super kitchen(s) and views of the lake and the fields beyond. There are plenty of country walks nearby, ideal for us and all our dogs, we had 5 dogs with us in total and because of the sheer size of the place it really was no problem at all to accommodate us all with our all boots, clothes and belongings. The owners of the property are very genial and welcoming and were on hand next door in case of any issues and for guidance of where to go, they recommended a marvellous little pub in the village nearby. Would definitely recommend for a family get together.
From the moment we stepped through the doors at Colleton Hall, we knew we were very lucky to be staying somewhere so special.
It was late autumn and log fires crackled in the huge fireplaces in the large, beautifully-fitted kitchen and the spacious drawing room, making the first impression one of warmth and welcome.
The owners, who, surprisingly are not interior designers, have lovingly restored this gem of a small, 'stately home' with incredible flair and attention to authentic detail, whilst including the modern time-saving luxuries we all don't want to live without when on holiday. Each of the six tastefully-decorated bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom with high-end fittings and a hot water system that ensures no one goes without a decent shower!
Outside, there is plenty of parking in the gravel driveway. Beyond the house, a terrace gives way to the gardens which reach down to a lake and out to woods and fields - ideal settings for barbecues, walks and picnics.
This is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday - or long weekend - away from the fast pace of city life, but close enough to a good pub, restaurant and amenities - if you can bear to drag yourselves away from the beauty and comfort of the Hall. We loved it so much, we've already booked to go back with our family this Summer.
Booked to return next year!
Colleton Hall is a really special place. I booked a few days over October half term as it offered easy access to the M5, Exeter and the beaches of the North Devon coast, as well as various hiking trails through Exmoor. I couldn't have been more delighted, it was like having our own country manor for the weekend. Beautifully decorated, all the rooms have incredible views over the Devon countryside, we had plenty of space inside and out, and my three children loved having the run of the estate, including their own forest to explore. I'm a travel journalist by trade and regularly write hotel and destination reviews for national newspapers and our weekend in Devon was one of my highlights of the year so much so that I've booked the family in to return again next year (Metro, Telegraph, Express, Guardian, Family Traveller)
Colleton was a delightful space for our family and friends gathering - modern kitchen with high ceilings and large windows, elegant dining room, cosy drawing room with piano and open fire. The boot room was great for the dogs - a room in itself and great for kicking off the boots after walking through the woods and over the private grounds. Enjoyed the week in style and comfort. Thank you.
Booked Colleton Hall for a 40th birthday weekend who are also a bunch of die hard Exeter Chiefs fans. Colleton is only half an hour from Sandy Park so we were able to celebrate in an idyllic location and see the Chiefs have a home win! Colleton is pure luxury, has stunning grounds to wander around in and the owners are fantastic hosts.
Colleton Hall had all the magic of an exciting and adventurous book. Surrounded by the most beautiful countryside landscape, it also felt as though I had stepped into a painting that had come alive! For the week I spent at Colleton, it felt as though I had experienced what the real world should be like.
We had a huge family reunion at Colleton Hall – an absolutely stunning house and grounds to stay in. Coming from Australia, it was an absolute delight to walk around the private woods and we even got to see a herd of red deer. The hosts were a pleasure to deal with and made sure our stay was hassle free. I would recommend Colleton Hall for a long relaxing break and to take in the beautiful Devon countryside and rugged North Coast. Exeter was close by and fun to visit too.
So much fun!
Loved our time at Colleton - leaving the adults while we explored the woods, swam in the freshwater lake and played pool. The surround sound system was amazing and there were loads of USBs in the bedrooms and around the house with a good wifi signal - although we spent more time away from the phones and internet exploring the grounds and having our own fun spotting deer.
Fabulous memories made at Colleton Hall – idyllic countryside. Exterior is imposingly beautiful and inside is no less impressive, super stylish and contemporary blending with original features and gothic arches – you know you are somewhere incredibly special. With a glass of champagne in hand you can’t help feeling like a movie star sweeping down the grand staircase into the wonderful hall. Fantastic weekend with family and friends and teenagers – who actually put their phones away, donned their wellies and loved walking the dogs through this private estate and playing in the canoe on the lake. We will definitely be back!
We had an amazing time at Colleton Hall. The house is just magnificent and comfortable with great views. We had endless beautiful and peaceful walks. I woke up every morning to the sounds of the birds and at sunset we saw deer a few times during our stay. The hosts were incredible – warm, friendly and with exquisite taste. We went for a 50th birthday of a family member and it was SENSATIONAL with fireworks too. Our hosts went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and to make us feel at home. We are grateful for an unforgettable experience.
The perfect place to get away from it all!
Colleton Hall is peaceful, beautiful, away from it all and a sanctuary of note. Hosts are hospitable and consider every whim. Can’t wait to come back.
Had an absolutely fabulous couple of days. Serene and most relaxing with extremely generous hosts.
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