Houndsmoor House

Milverton, Somerset
+44 (0)7899 860957

A lovely, rambling family house chock full of interesting, well-loved things and with a wrap-around garden on the edge of a pretty village


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Gather friends or family – the house has loads of space and is crying out for happy times with people you enjoy. Bibliophiles will find inspiration in every room and cooks will bustle happily in the enormous kitchen, but award-winning cook Diana will happily give you all your meals (including breakfast) or rustle up a picnic. Children can explore no fewer than three staircases or find a treehouse in the garden and table tennis too.

In winter you’ll be snug with open fires in the drawing room and in the dining room with its Regency table. The TV room has a big screen and there are DVDs to watch, a Bose sound system and yet more books on every subject. In summer you’ll be flinging open the doors and doing everything outside: lawns to sprawl on, a paddock with a stream for picnics, a tennis court, supper in the walled garden.

Walk half a mile along a safe path to the village shop and a good pub. Visit the organic farmers’ market every fourth Saturday. Cleaning, housekeeping or babysitting can be arranged.

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We think you'll love

  • All the good books and modern art
  • The garden in summer and all the space outdoors
  • The wonderful cook available to take care of your meals
Houndsmoor House - Gallery

You should know

  • You'll find all the bumps and scrapes of a normal family house


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in school holidays. Extra bedroom available for up to 10 guests in total. Tesla charging point available. Long rentals available, prices dependent on season - ask Helen for details.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 0.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £285
Weekly price
from £1995
Damage deposit
Extra double bedroom available, please enquire.
1 House for 8
From £2855 beds4 bedrooms


A stay here will be a hugely refreshing antidote to city life. Ease yourself into such a gorgeous family home with all its history intact plus loads of space, books books books, modern art, a big garden for games or picnics or lazing and a short walk to the village. You should be able to do without your car the whole time you're here.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're on the edge of the village of Milverton, well known for its Georgian architecture. It's a lively village with a good pub, a shop and post office and a 13th-century church. Wimbleball Lake is a short drive for paddle boarding, fishing and boating. Walkers and cyclists can join the Coleridge Way. Exmoor is half an hour in the car for bucolic countryside and pretty villages with great pubs.

Local points of interest from Helen

  • Falling asleep to the twoo-twoo sounds of an owl is magical after a beautiful evening surrounded by our art and book collections uplifted by the firecracker hues of the kitchen and and dining room and the open fires or surrounded by the secret garden.
  • The garden gates lead to a rambling path and short walk to the gorgeous Georgian village of Milverton with its 13th century church, village shop and pub, street fairs and fetes.
  • Scramble around the Quantocks, an area of outstanding natural beauty with fabulous pubs, The Rising Sun and The Blue Ball and eat and drink local fresh delicacies as well as heartwarming feasts.
  • Wander into Xanadu on the Coleridge Way and discover ancient Somerset and the hills and dales leading to Porlock Bay, ancient churches, pagan rituals and Exmoor within a forty minute drive.
  • Or enjoy our secret garden with its Victorian walled garden for alfresco lunches and dinners and peaceful tennis or wander down to the stream and have a picnic in a field or even swim in the river or wait for passing otters....look for badgers early..
  • Somerset is ancient and inspiring and fresh and peaceful with much to discover or just observe and simply enjoy. Within an hour are the wonders of Glastonbuy, fashionable Bruton and galleries and restaurants, but not too near!



Helen is a fashion designer based in London and Turkey and she's owned the house for many years, bringing up her three girls here. Now that her children have flown the nest she would very much like to share it with others. She'll be there to meet and greet you on arrival.