Homely and historic, with atmosphere and antiques, are all adjectives used by previous guests to describe the Grange. The décor is absolutely faultless, a happy marriage of calm colours, sunny aspects, antiques and modern accessories, halogen lighting and so on. The dining room has a massive wooden table seating 24 comfortably, and patio doors opening out into the courtyard for summer evenings; in winter it glows with candles and chandeliers. In the living room the log fire will be laid ready to put a match to when you arrive, surrounded by huge, sumptuous sofas.
The Grange kitchen is the kind we would all like at home, lined on three sides with duck-egg blue painted wooden cupboards, enough granite workspace to prepare food for an army, a big cooker and a central island and table. An additional Keepers Kitchen just makes the living even easier. There’s a Den nearby where children can relax with books, films and toys. And at the end of the day, everyone can soak in generous baths and sink into thick white duvets in huge bedrooms with names that evoke country life - Dovecote, Gamekeeper, Woodcutter, Woodpecker, Kingfisher and Drake.
The main house has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (3 en suite) and the cottage has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1 en suite). The cottage is 15 metres from the main house and is located within a walled garden containing the swimming pool. All rooms look out onto the estate.
Besides the outdoor heated pool there is croquet, boules, a barbecue and a fishing lake. Inside all the usual TVs, DVD player, sound system etc.
The newly refurbished coach house now houses a great games room with table tennis, table football and a small snooker table.
Archery, clay shooting, pistol shooting and fishing are all available on site. Everything gets booked through the Big House Company (see below) and all tuition and equipment is then provided by their rangers.
Widcombe is ideal for small training events/ meetings and team building. All AV equipment etc can be arranged. Internet access: wifi.
Weddings: The house is licensed for civil weddings with outdoor and indoor ceremony areas for up to 150-200. A full wedding service is offered, including catering, marquees, florists etc. There is parking space for up to 80 cars.