Draper House

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Sleeps: 15 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Manor Country Estate
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub Walk to Village Romantic

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This fabulous detached stone cottage in an expanse of family owned parkland provides you with absolute privacy and peace, with the nearest property over two hundred metres away!

From the beautiful, ivy-lined entrance to the house, you will appreciate immediately the charm and grandeur of this elegant property. With all the character of a traditional country house, but the perks of a modern refurbishment, Draper House truly has the best of both worlds! There is a charming hallway with lovely wooden furniture and lighting to welcome you inside.

Within the main house, there are two living rooms, one in a fabulous open plan design, alongside the large dining area and kitchen. This first living room has two huge sofas and a beautiful old stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The dining area has ample seating for ten people, and plenty of space for all the party to drink, dine and relax. The second living room is separated from this main space, and enjoys a super comfy sofa and large flatscreen HD TV with Bluetooth soundbar – the perfect room for a bit of downtime. The fabulous modern fitted kitchen is a masterpiece. It has two electric ovens and an induction hob, as well as a vast central island to make cooking a joy! There’s a couple of stools too so you can enjoy your breakfast at the bar, or perhaps just keep the chef company. Alongside the kitchen is a large conservatory with views out over the colourful, expansive gardens.

The four bright and airy bedrooms are incredibly spacious, with simple, tasteful décor and a real sense of home comfort. The master bedroom has a superking sized bed and huge ensuite bathroom, two rooms have two single beds, which can be arranged either separately or as superking doubles. One of these twin rooms is ensuite, while the other two share a large family bathroom with the bunk bedroom. All three bathrooms are incredibly sleek and stylish, while retaining a homely feel. 

The Cowshed Annexe, set just next to the main house with its own access, it makes Draper House a fantastic option for two families holidaying together. The accommodation in the Cowshed comprises of three bedrooms, two super-king doubles, which can be set up as twin rooms on request, as well as a bunk-bed room with additional trundle bed, perfect for three children. One of the double rooms boasts its very own en-suite bathroom while the remaining two rooms share the use of a fantastic family bathroom.

When the weather is fine, be sure to make the most of your beautiful, secluded garden! Dine al fresco in the sun on the lovely set of table and chairs, or simply stroll through the grounds. With a hugely spacious lawn (complete with pond!) and fabulous stone terrace, all enveloped in a lush array of flowers and trees, and even a wild woodland area, you’d be silly not to explore! And that’s just your private land! There’s so much more to take in in this stunning part of the country, so be sure to escape into the myriad of local country lanes and footpaths and set out for a good hike or cycle. There’s bikes available for hire locally, though we recommend booking in advance.

And it’s not just the countryside on your doorstep – the lovely town of Ilminster is just a couple of miles away so you’ll have everything you need, from bars and restaurants to shops and attractions, just a short cycle or drive away.

      

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What you should know…

  • While there’s no satellite TV, there is a terrestrial aerial and (even better!) the TV can connect to the Wi-Fi to access Netflix/Amazon Prime/BBC iPlayer and more
  • Please note that The Cowshed is an annexe which is seperate from the house

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Main House

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living and dining area with log burner
- Fully-equipped kitchen with two electric ovens, induction hob and large island
- Snug with TV and comfy corner sofa
- Conservatory that looks onto the beautiful and secluded gardens

First Floor
- Master bedroom with super-king bed, dressing area and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with super-king double and ensuite bathroom (can be set up as a twin room on request)
- Bedroom with bunk beds and extra trundle bed (perfect for 3 children!)
- Bedroom with super-king double (can be set up as a twin room on request)
- Family bathroom

The Cowshed
- Bedroom with super-king double and en-suite bathroom (can be set up as a twin room on request)
- Bedroom with super-king double (can be set up as a twin room on request)
- Bedroom with bunk beds and extra trundle bed (perfect for 3 children!)
- Family bathroom



Exterior Grounds
- Wood fired hot-tub (There is a charge for any extra wood used on top of the supply given free of charge)
- Secluded garden
- Spacious lawn
- Stone terrace
- Outdoor dining facilities
- Wild woodland area
- Charcoal barbecue (please bring additional charcoal)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Working fireplace
- Smart TV
- Hair dryers
- Bath robes
- Washer-dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Dishwasher
- Boardgames
- Baby cots & highchairs available on request (please bring your own cot linen)
- Private parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Draper House
Easy By Train Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Very near to the town of Ilminster and surrounded by fields and woods, Draper House benefits from access to both amazing local walking and cycling routes throughout the myriad of local country lanes and footpaths, and a huge array of pubs, restaurants and activities in the local vicinity!

There are several country pubs nearby, some within walking distance and many others just a short drive or cycle away, including the Barrington Boar, the Dinnington Docks and the Lord Poulett Arms.

There is also a variety of shopping opportunities in Ilminster, as well as a number of local attractions, such as the Dennis Chinaworks (with fabulous tea rooms), Dillington House (a venue for regular classical music concerts) and Barrington House, a National Trust house with gardens open to the public, that are well worth a visit.

There are also a number of local cider producers nearby, Perry’s Cider in Dowlish Wake and Julian Temperley’s cider and cider brandy distillery at Burrow Hill, whose orchards and presses are worth seeing. And finally, the lovely beach at Lyme Regis, and of course the infamous Jurassic coastline, perfect for a day or two walking, are both just 40 minutes or so away.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter

(31.2 miles )

Nearest Town/City Ilminster

(1.5 miles)

Nearest Restaurant The Golden Ocean

(1.6 miles)

Nearest Golf Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

(6.1 miles)

Nearest Train Station Crewkerne

(8.6 miles)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco

(2.9 miles)

Region

As one of the sunniest and most rural counties in the UK, there’s plenty in Somerset to make a summer break totally memorable (and it’s still amazing picturesque no matter the season when you visit!).

And when you are staying in one of our luxury holiday homes in Somerset, you’ll want to make sure you’re visiting all the places and trying all the stuff that really makes the region unique. To that end, we’ve put together this brilliant Somerset travel guide – whether you’ve already booked or you’re just browsing, it’s full of handy info and indispensable tips!

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Draper House makes a fantastic choice for families travelling with children, with gardens to explore! The Smart TV is bound to keep the children entertained in the evenings. For the little ones, cots & highchairs can be provided, just request at time of booking!

The bunk bed room in the new Cowshed annexe is perfect for younger children, or if you have a group of teenagers on your hands, the Cowshed is the perfect place for them to make their own.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Easy By Train
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, 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:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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 fulfil 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

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Monday or Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 2-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 3 or 7-nights across peak dates
Pets welcome? A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed on a request basis for an additional charge of £50 per dog, per stay. Please request at the time of booking. Dogs are to remain downstairs and off the furniture at the property.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs No stag do's, hen do's or parties are permitted at this home.
Other 2 Travel cots and highchairs can be provided on request. Please ensure that you request them at the time of booking as they are available on a first come, first served basis.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 3rd 2024 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
May 3rd 2024 - May 10th 2024 - £4,354 £5,166 £5,977 £6,841
May 10th 2024 - May 17th 2024 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
May 17th 2024 - May 24th 2024 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,653
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - £4,354 £5,166 £5,977 £6,841
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 £2,903 £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 - £4,064 £4,967 £5,870 £6,908
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - £4,741 £5,644 £6,547 £7,353
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
Sep 6th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 £2,903 £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 £3,161 £4,010 £4,859 £5,709 £6,667
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £3,161 £3,822 £4,483 £5,144 £5,821
Nov 1st 2024 - Nov 29th 2024 £2,559 £3,220 £3,881 £4,542 £5,279
Nov 29th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £2,903 £3,564 £4,225 £4,886 £5,588
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - - £10,285
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - £9,129
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £2,301 £2,924 £3,548 £4,171 £4,877
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 - £3,182 £3,806 £4,429 £5,109
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £2,301 £2,924 £3,548 £4,171 £4,877
Mar 21st 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 £2,903 £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,400
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 - £4,741 £5,590 £6,440 £7,257
Apr 4th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
May 2nd 2025 - May 9th 2025 - £4,354 £5,166 £5,977 £6,841
May 9th 2025 - May 16th 2025 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
May 16th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,653
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - £4,354 £5,166 £5,977 £6,841
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 £2,903 £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
Jul 4th 2025 - Aug 22nd 2025 - £4,064 £4,967 £5,870 £6,908
Aug 22nd 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - £4,741 £5,644 £6,547 £7,353
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 £2,903 £3,715 £4,526 £5,338 £6,266
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £3,161 £4,010 £4,859 £5,709 £6,667

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 3rd 2024 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
May 3rd 2024 - May 10th 2024 - €4,704 €5,581 €6,458 €7,390
May 10th 2024 - May 17th 2024 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
May 17th 2024 - May 24th 2024 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €7,187
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - €4,704 €5,581 €6,458 €7,390
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 €3,136 €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 - €4,390 €5,366 €6,342 €7,463
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - €5,122 €6,098 €7,073 €7,944
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
Sep 6th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 €3,136 €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 €3,415 €4,332 €5,250 €6,167 €7,202
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €3,415 €4,129 €4,843 €5,558 €6,288
Nov 1st 2024 - Nov 29th 2024 €2,765 €3,479 €4,193 €4,907 €5,703
Nov 29th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €3,136 €3,850 €4,565 €5,279 €6,037
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - - €11,111
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - €9,863
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €2,486 €3,159 €3,833 €4,507 €5,268
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 - €3,438 €4,112 €4,785 €5,519
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €2,486 €3,159 €3,833 €4,507 €5,268
Mar 21st 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 €3,136 €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,914
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 - €5,122 €6,040 €6,957 €7,840
Apr 4th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
May 2nd 2025 - May 9th 2025 - €4,704 €5,581 €6,458 €7,390
May 9th 2025 - May 16th 2025 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
May 16th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €7,187
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - €4,704 €5,581 €6,458 €7,390
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 €3,136 €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
Jul 4th 2025 - Aug 22nd 2025 - €4,390 €5,366 €6,342 €7,463
Aug 22nd 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - €5,122 €6,098 €7,073 €7,944
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 €3,136 €4,013 €4,890 €5,767 €6,769
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €3,415 €4,332 €5,250 €6,167 €7,202

Prices based on an occupancy of 15 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 22nd 2024 - May 3rd 2024 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
May 3rd 2024 - May 10th 2024 - $5,011 $5,946 $6,880 $7,873
May 10th 2024 - May 17th 2024 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
May 17th 2024 - May 24th 2024 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,657
May 24th 2024 - May 31st 2024 - $5,011 $5,946 $6,880 $7,873
May 31st 2024 - Jul 5th 2024 $3,341 $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
Jul 5th 2024 - Aug 23rd 2024 - $4,677 $5,717 $6,756 $7,951
Aug 23rd 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - $5,457 $6,496 $7,535 $8,463
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 6th 2024 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
Sep 6th 2024 - Oct 11th 2024 $3,341 $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
Oct 11th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 $3,638 $4,615 $5,593 $6,570 $7,673
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,638 $4,399 $5,160 $5,921 $6,699
Nov 1st 2024 - Nov 29th 2024 $2,945 $3,706 $4,467 $5,228 $6,075
Nov 29th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $3,341 $4,102 $4,863 $5,624 $6,432
Dec 20th 2024 - Dec 27th 2024 - - - - $11,837
Dec 27th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - - $10,507
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $2,648 $3,366 $4,083 $4,801 $5,613
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 - $3,663 $4,380 $5,098 $5,880
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $2,648 $3,366 $4,083 $4,801 $5,613
Mar 21st 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 $3,341 $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,366
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 - $5,457 $6,434 $7,412 $8,352
Apr 4th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
May 2nd 2025 - May 9th 2025 - $5,011 $5,946 $6,880 $7,873
May 9th 2025 - May 16th 2025 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
May 16th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,657
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - $5,011 $5,946 $6,880 $7,873
May 30th 2025 - Jul 4th 2025 $3,341 $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
Jul 4th 2025 - Aug 22nd 2025 - $4,677 $5,717 $6,756 $7,951
Aug 22nd 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - $5,457 $6,496 $7,535 $8,463
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 5th 2025 - $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
Sep 5th 2025 - Oct 10th 2025 $3,341 $4,275 $5,209 $6,143 $7,211
Oct 10th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $3,638 $4,615 $5,593 $6,570 $7,673

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • A fantastic family trip...

    on 01/07/2018

    We had such a fantastic family trip away to Draper House. It’s tucked away in peaceful scenic surroundings, however, it is also in close proximity to the local shops. Our dog absolutely loved the fields surrounding the property. The property is spacious and the garden is a great size for playing games & exploring.

  • A weekend to remember

    on 26/06/2018

    Draper House is situated in the most idyllic parkland setting and was the perfect place for our family birthday celebration. The house is wonderfully well appointed and the garden full of beautiful shrubs and trees. We were just sorry the weather wasn’t quite as warm as it has been so we especially enjoyed the underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom! It was a weekend to remember and we could not recommend the property more highly.

  • Amazing!

    on 30/05/2018

    The place was amazing, plenty of space around the gardens for the grandchildren to play - would highly recommend it to anyone else who is looking to book. Wendy met us when we all arrived, very helpful - nothing was to much trouble, would book again

  • Can't recommend it enough!

    on 06/01/2018

    My friends and I booked this house for a long weekend to celebrate Christmas and it was the perfect place to do so! The house is beautiful and set within a quiet, picturesque landscape which is just what we were after. The interiors are stunning - everything from the sofas and kitchen units to the artwork on the walls. It was very clean upon arrival and well equipped (we made a huge Xmas dinner and there was more than enough pots, pans and utensils - and dishwasher) and the beds were extremely comfortable, with fantastic feather pillows. We received a welcome basket of food which was a lovely touch, along with essentials of milk, tea, coffee, fresh bread etc! For a big house, it stayed warm and the heating was efficient, plus we made the most of the log burner when in that part of the house! Can’t recommend it enough - would definitely stay again, we’re already missing mornings by the fire with those views!

  • Beautiful & charming...

    on 03/01/2018

    Beautiful and charming little cottage in the grounds of Dillington surrounded by stunning countryside. The open plan kitchen/diner/loving room with log burner was just fantastic. Great attention to detail having a Christmas tree up and a welcome hamper along with bathrobes for each guest. A wonderful experience. Would highly recommend.

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