Mulberry House

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Sleeps: 16 - 22 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 9
Oliver Approved

Overview

Recommended Villa/House Country Estate Hot Tub

Mulberry House is a hidden Elizabethan gem, built during the Shakespearean era. This stunning property offers a peaceful retreat set amidst 5 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Inside, you'll find a spacious interior that spans 3 floors. The property features 4 reception rooms, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, 8 bedrooms, and 9 bathrooms. The interior displays period features such as carved oak panelling, ornate stucco ceilings and large open fireplaces which lend to the character of this remarkable home.

With two exceptionally large reception room of over 60 square metres, there is ample space to host your special celebration or corporate retreat. The dining room seats 16 guests comfortably, and the big kitchen is equipped with SMEG double ovens and double fridges. You'll love the different spacious living spaces such as the Winter Parlour, Great Chamber, and Great Hall that provide plenty of room to spread out and relax.

Retire for the night in one of the 8 beautifully designed bedrooms, each furnished with the finest Egyptian cotton bedding for a restful sleep. The 6 bathrooms are supplied with natural spring water, providing a heavenly and divine experience. The interiors display a classic, luxury style interior with a nod to the period the house was built. Immerse yourself in the luxurious facilities and rich history of this spectacular home.

Experience the grandeur of Mulberry House, a luxury property boasting impressive facilities and a rich history. This magnificent home was built by Robert Henley (a contemporary of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake) and remained in the same family from 1590-1919.  the famous Georgian author Jane Austen reportedly named The Red House in her novel Persuasion after this very house, with its striking red sandstone facade.

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What you should know…

  • The closest station is a 30 minute walk. However to make the most of your stay a car is advised.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Hot Tub BBQ TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Home Cinema

Ground Floor
- Entrance Hall
- Dining Room with working fireplace
- Kitchen
- Drawing Room with wood panelling and working fireplace
- Office with library
- Living Room with wood panelling, working fireplace, dining table and TV.
- The Northumberland (Bedroom 1) - Four-poster queen size bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Family bathroom with bath under the stairs with beams
- Laundry Room with W.C

First Floor
- Great Chamber with working fireplace
- The Charleston (Bedroom 2) - King size mahogany sleigh bed and mahogany bateau bed with en-suite shower room
- The Dolland Hulke (Bedroom 3) - Super king/zip link bedroom and extra bateau bed with en-suite Mandarin Stone marble bathroom, bathtub and overhead shower.
- The Oak Room (Bedroom 4) - King size bed and extra single French mahogany bed and en-suite bathroom
- Family Bathroom with free-standing oval stone resin bathtub and large walk-in rain shower

Second Floor
- The Sanctuary (Bedroom 5) - King size mahogany sleigh bed plus two single guest beds. The bedroom is tucked away with its own private staircase and adjacent shower room (at base of staircase)
- Accessed via its own staircase The Willow Room and The Henley Suite
- The Willow Room (Bedroom 6) Super King/zip link bed with en-suite shower room
- The Henley Suite (Bedroom 7) Magnificent four-poster bed with silk pleated ceiling and drapes plus double sleigh bed in anteroom.

Additional Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- 55” Smart TV with speaker system for cinematic effect
- 2.2m diameter wood fired hot tub
- Table tennis table
- Table football table
- Gas BBQ
- 70cm diameter fire pit
- Outdoor reclining chairs
- Volleyball/badminton net and racket set
- Garden Jenga
- Outdoor table with 24 chairs

Location

About the surrounding area of Mulberry House
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Nestled in the small village of Forton, Somerset, Mulberry house offers a stunning retreat surrounded by lush gardens and breathtaking landscapes. The gardens are a true treasure and delight for nature lovers as they feature herbaceous borders, shrubs, and trees, and even include a 600-year-old Mulberry tree. From February to November the garden is adorned with magnolias, camellias, roses, lavender, and salvias in an array of beautiful colours, attracting bees, birds, and dragonflies. Making this property a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

If you take a leisurely stroll around the lily ponds and duck ponds and soak in the tranquillity of your surroundings. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some activities in the gardens such as croquet on the lawn or some tennis in the old court. The terraces with BBQs and a Lutyens inspired summer house provide the perfect spot for al fresco dining and the fire pit is ideal for cosy evenings under the stars.

For those looking to explore the nearby area, there are plenty of activities and things to see. There is a picturesque town called Crewkerne is just a short drive away, offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs. Take a trip to the stunning Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the spectacular cliffs and beaches and visit the charming town of Lyme Regis which is famous for its history and quaint shops.

Pubs
- The Three Horseshoes in Burton Bradstock. Award-winning thatched roof pub on the Jurassic Coast
- Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St. George. Chic gastropub close to Henley House
- Tytherleigh Arms in Tytherleigh. Close to Henley House, elevated gastropub dining experience
- The Barrington Boar in Barrington. Exceptional food with tasteful interior in quaint Somerset village
- Queens Arms in Corton Denham / Sherborne. Outstanding country pub in quintessentially picturesque English village, luxurious interior with fabulous food and wine
- The Cotley Inn in Wambrook / Chard. Stunning views over Somerset hills with local produce and own food garden
- Candlelight Inn in Bishopswood. Relaxed country pub with refined food and well curated wines and ales
- Devonshire Arms in Long Load. Former hunting lodge with expansive walled garden and elevated dining experience
- The Cobb Arms in Lyme Regis. Rustic vintage pub right at the marina
- Harbour Inn in Lyme Regis. Refined local seafood and meat specialities at the beach
- The Volunteer in Lyme Regis. 400 year-old independent inn with vintage wood interior and great local ales & cider
Restaurants
- HOLM in South Petherton. Contemporary fine dining with local produce
- The Oyster & Fish House Lyme Regis. Contemporary seafood restaurant by renowned chef Mark Hix overlooking Lyme Bay
- Mark’s Kitchen Table. Hix offers a private dining experience at either his home or Henley House
- Robin Wylde in Lyme Regis. Intimate dining experience with locally sourced tasting menu
- Lilac in Lyme Regis. Informal restaurant and wine bar in 400-year old cellar
- Brassica in Beaminster. Local produce in cosy atmosphere with adjacent speciality food shop
- Ollerod in Beaminster. Award-winning foodie nest in 14th century building
- Hive Beach Cafe in Burton Bradstock. Casual fresh seafood restaurant located directly on the beach
- Seaside Boarding House in Burton Bradstock Upmarket seafood dining with spectacular views of the sea
- 28 Market Place in Somerton. Top-shelf restaurant in Grade-II listed building with bakery and wine shop
- At the Chapel in Bruton Pictured above, chapel converted to outstanding fine dining restaurant
- Roth Bar & Grill in Bruton. Fantastic meat restaurant with own garden, vineyard and local suppliers
- Osip in Bruton. Michelin star farm-to-table restaurant

Drinks
- Moorish & Banham Wine Merchants in Bridport
- Selected Grapes in Bridport
- Palmers Brewery & Wine Shop in Bridport
- Wine World in Honiton
- Furleigh Estate Vineyard in Bridport
- The Coffee Factory in Shute / Axminster
- Lyme Bay Winery & Gin in Shute / Axminster
- Lyme Regis Brewery in Lyme Regis
- Sheppy’s Cider Farm in Taunton
- Perry’s Cider Farm in Dowlish Wake / Ilminster
- The Newt Estate in Shepton Montague

Deli
- Mercato Italiano in Bridport. Outstanding, tucked away Italian delicatessen shop that sells cheese, meat, wine, dolce, wholesale and now also bakes the finest Napoletana pizza in the evenings
- The Fridge in Bridport. Another amazing delicatessen shop, specialises in cheeses, meats and other delights

Farm shop

- Tytherleigh Farm Shop in Tytherleigh
- Barleymows Farm Shop in Barleymow
- Miller’s Farm Shop in Axminster
- Washingpool Farm Shop in North Allington / Bridport

Bakeries
- Wobbly Cottage Bakery in Broadwindsor. Outstanding sourdough bread, also sold at Tytherleigh Farm Shop near Henley House
- The Barley Sugar Bakehouse French Artisan in Crewkerne
- 28 Market Place Artisan Bakery in Somerton
- Bear Bread Bakery in Colyton
- Own Mill Bakery in Lyme Regis
- Rise Bakery in Bridport

Butchers
- Colyford Butchers in Colyford
- Bonner’s Butchers in Ilminster
- Barrett Brothers in Crewkerne

Fishmongers
- The Wet Fish Shop in Lyme Regis
- Beer Fisheries in Beer & Axminster
- Davy's Locker in Bridport
- Samways in West Bay
- Just Fish in Seaton

Groceries
- Waitrose in Crewkerne (delivery available)
- Tesco in Chard (delivery available)
- Sainsbury’s in Chard (delivery available)
- Lidl in Chard (no delivery)
- Morrisons Daily in South Chard (small convenience store)

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Exeter Airport

(46 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Poole Ferry Terminal

(81 km)

Nearest Train Station Crewkerne Station

(14 km)

Nearest Village Winsham

(2.2 km)

Nearest Town/City Chard

(4.5 km)

Nearest Restaurant A Tasquinha da Maria

(4.7 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Bell

(2.3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Tesco Superstore

(5.6 km)

Nearest Beach Charmouth Beach

(18.2 km)

Nearest Golf Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

(4 km)

Nearest Tennis Chard Tennis Club

(6 km)

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!

Download our Somerset Travel Guide >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Home Cinema

Extras

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

Event information

Surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside, Mulberry House provides a picturesque and intimate venue for couples who are planning their special day, with the capacity to accommodate up to 30 guests.

The house offers a stunning location for your wedding ceremony, where you can exchange your non-civil vows in a serene and romantic setting. After the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy drinks and light refreshments in the gardens, taking in the tranquil beauty of the surroundings.

We can provide a list of local caterers and florists to create a bespoke wedding that truly reflects your personal style and taste, giving you the freedom to create an unforgettable event tailored to your exact needs and requirements.

With its elegant and spacious reception rooms, the house provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. If you are looking for a small and intimate gathering, we have the versatility to accommodate your vision. Should you wish for a larger wedding, we have partnered with local Forde Abbey (one mile away), which can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit £800 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time After 4:00 pm
Departure time Before 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included
Minimum stay 3 nights
Changeover day Friday
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay
Other Ts and Cs Lead booker put be 18 +
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Not allowed

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 £9,347 £11,727 £14,108 £16,661
Jul 19th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - £17,355
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Oct 4th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £9,347 £11,727 £14,108 £16,661
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 £8,178 £10,261 £12,344 £14,579
Dec 6th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - £18,050
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 £7,789 £9,773 £11,757 £13,884
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Feb 21st 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 £8,178 £10,261 £12,344 £14,579
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 7th 2025 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273
Mar 7th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273
Mar 21st 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 - - - £15,966
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 - - - £16,661
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 - - - £15,966
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
May 2nd 2025 - May 9th 2025 £9,347 £11,727 £14,108 £16,661
May 9th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - £16,661
May 30th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Jun 27th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 £9,347 £11,727 £14,108 £16,661
Jul 18th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - £17,355
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 3rd 2025 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Oct 3rd 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 £8,957 £11,239 £13,520 £15,966
Oct 24th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 £9,347 £11,727 £14,108 £16,661
Oct 31st 2025 - Dec 5th 2025 £8,178 £10,261 £12,344 £14,579
Dec 5th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 £8,568 £10,751 £12,933 £15,273

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 €10,288 €12,909 €15,530 €18,340
Jul 19th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - €19,104
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Oct 4th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €10,288 €12,909 €15,530 €18,340
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 €9,002 €11,295 €13,588 €16,048
Dec 6th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - €19,869
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 €8,574 €10,758 €12,941 €15,283
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Feb 21st 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 €9,002 €11,295 €13,588 €16,048
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 7th 2025 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812
Mar 7th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812
Mar 21st 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 - - - €17,575
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 - - - €18,340
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 - - - €17,575
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
May 2nd 2025 - May 9th 2025 €10,288 €12,909 €15,530 €18,340
May 9th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - €18,340
May 30th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Jun 27th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 €10,288 €12,909 €15,530 €18,340
Jul 18th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - €19,104
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 3rd 2025 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Oct 3rd 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 €9,860 €12,371 €14,883 €17,575
Oct 24th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 €10,288 €12,909 €15,530 €18,340
Oct 31st 2025 - Dec 5th 2025 €9,002 €11,295 €13,588 €16,048
Dec 5th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 €9,432 €11,834 €14,236 €16,812

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 13th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 19th 2024 $11,125 $13,958 $16,792 $19,831
Jul 19th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - - $20,657
Aug 30th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Oct 4th 2024 - Oct 18th 2024 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179
Oct 18th 2024 - Oct 25th 2024 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Oct 25th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $11,125 $13,958 $16,792 $19,831
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 6th 2024 $9,734 $12,213 $14,693 $17,352
Dec 6th 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 - - - $21,484
Jan 3rd 2025 - Feb 7th 2025 $9,271 $11,632 $13,994 $16,526
Feb 7th 2025 - Feb 21st 2025 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Feb 21st 2025 - Feb 28th 2025 $9,734 $12,213 $14,693 $17,352
Feb 28th 2025 - Mar 7th 2025 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179
Mar 7th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179
Mar 21st 2025 - Mar 28th 2025 - - - $19,004
Mar 28th 2025 - Apr 4th 2025 - - - $19,831
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 11th 2025 - - - $19,004
Apr 11th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
May 2nd 2025 - May 9th 2025 $11,125 $13,958 $16,792 $19,831
May 9th 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179
May 23rd 2025 - May 30th 2025 - - - $19,831
May 30th 2025 - Jun 27th 2025 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Jun 27th 2025 - Jul 18th 2025 $11,125 $13,958 $16,792 $19,831
Jul 18th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - - $20,657
Aug 29th 2025 - Oct 3rd 2025 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Oct 3rd 2025 - Oct 17th 2025 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179
Oct 17th 2025 - Oct 24th 2025 $10,661 $13,377 $16,093 $19,004
Oct 24th 2025 - Oct 31st 2025 $11,125 $13,958 $16,792 $19,831
Oct 31st 2025 - Dec 5th 2025 $9,734 $12,213 $14,693 $17,352
Dec 5th 2025 - Dec 15th 2025 $10,198 $12,796 $15,394 $18,179

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.

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