High Grange House

Nr Axminster, Devon
  • 12+1
  • 6
  • Pet Friendly

An exquisitely presented and impressive farmhouse that combines luxury, relaxation and country living.

  • Large detached house with over two acres of land including a woods
  • A games room detached from the main house, perfect for the kids
  • Luxury house perfect for celebrations and family gatherings

About High Grange House

High Grange is owned by Lady Bathurst of Gloucestershire. Her childhood home and remaining in her family for over 70 years, she has recently lovingly restored and renovated the house to embrace her family history, but completed it with every modern luxury taking into consideration the discerning visitor.

Whilst keeping its beautiful character and family heritage, the house certainly does not lack the finer things in life. There are quirky 'wow' factor elements in every room and an abundance of space for the entire family to relax in - and all finished off with a magical two acre garden and woodland, ideal for exploring and adventure. A separate games barn with its own pool table and log burner mean you may never want to leave!

A magnificent handmade kitchen greets you as you enter, and this really is the hub of the house. A cute little breakfast room leads off to one side, and a comfy seating area makes this the perfect place to sit and chat while preparing a family feast to be enjoyed in the large dining room.

There is an opulent formal sitting room complete with a roaring open fire to laze around in front of at the end of the day, it makes a wonderful place within which guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and after dinner games. Alternatively take some private time in the library or snug, and make the most of all the space this fantastic house has to offer.

Upstairs you are greeted by six bedrooms with a total of five bathrooms, all with their own individual styles and themes. The wallpapers and fabrics make each room within the house incredibly special and give it the homely, yet luxurious feel the ultimate holiday home should offer.

Keeping with the idea of luxury High Grange has two master suites, one with an emperor bed originally made for the King of Saudi Arabia and the other with high vaulted ceilings, panelling, original exposed beams and amazing light, yet filled with country charm. The other four bedrooms, two with en-suites, offer their own quirkiness and variety giving a real sense of uniqueness, space and grandeur.

To complete this extraordinary home you will find uninterrupted scenes over open countryside and views of the sea from the upstairs windows, making it a truly unique and memorable place to stay.

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"We have had a lovely week - beautiful location. Loved all the bedrooms, many thanks to you all!"

The Mason Family, Burgess Family and Friends

"We enjoyed a great family get together for a 70th Birthday. The house was perfect for our needs, fabulous kitchen, comfy beds, plentiful bathrooms. Yoga on the lawn for some every morning, followed by walks & beaches. Weather was kind to us and the highlight was a superb meal at The Pig. Altogether a very enjoyable sojurn. Thank you Lady B and staff!"

The Pusey Family

"Brilliant birthday venue enjoyed by one and all! Thank you!"

The Phizacklea Family

"Such a lovely house in lovely surroundings. We had everything we needed and a lovely hamper to greet us on arrival. The perfect family reunion, thank you!"

The Leggate/Sawer/Harrop Family

"We've had a fantastic time here and the house is perfect for a large number of people. Would love to come again, thank you!"

Chris & Margaret

"Such a beautiful house and fantastic garden. We have really enjoyed our stay here. I love all the little drawings/memos in each room. So well equipped :) Thank you"

The Green Family

"Lovely house and a great place for four families to stop. We all had a lovely time, thank you!"

The Jameson Family

"An amazing house for 5 kids to run around in! The grounds are spectacular and the adults enjoyed it too! Close to the beach and all amenities - we had an amazing time!"

The Davies Family & The Anthwistle Family

"We all enjoyed a wonderful half term break. Five young children and six adults. All ages were catered for in what felt like our 'family home'. Many thanks!"

The Mends Family

"Such a beautiful house! We had a great stay here. It got a bit competitive in the games room amongst the boys - they are in fact grown ups! Celebrating a 30th here was great with friends who are THE BEST! This house enabled us all to get together :) Thank you for a great stay xx"

The Sheppard Family

"We have had a wonderful time at High Grange, it's been the perfect house for my 60th birthday. I've been surrounded by our much loved family and friends - maybe a little too much to eat and drink but that's part of what it's all about and it was all delicious! Thank you!! We have LOVED this stay here, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect birthday, your home is beautiful!"

The Barnes Family

"Thank you for a comfortable stay, very much enjoyed and thanks for the gift pack, we will come again. Our visit has been enjoyable and the numerous games and books have kept us content during our nights here."

The Baines Family

"A wonderful two weeks holiday in this beautiful house. Everyone enjoyed the facilities, beautiful garden and fun games room.A lovely house in a great central location. Thank you and best wishes."

The Behan Family

"A wonderful, relaxing holiday in a wonderful and relaxing home! We loved how homely the house feels and every need of our group was catered for. We were very lucky with the weather but even when it turned colder the house was always warm and cosy, and who doesn't love an open fire to sit in front of! We mostly we just enjoyed relaxing in the comfort of High Grange; playing pool in the games room, reading contently in the sitting room and watching the occasional film in the snug. In summary, a lovely holiday in a lovely home!"

The Veal Family

"Lady Bathurst, thank you for providing a perfect venue for a family gathering. Our children and grandchildren all enjoyed spending time together here and we had a lovely time."

The Lewis Family

"We'd really like to thank you, it really was a blast; the only complaint for us to make was that it didn't last. Thanks for such a lovely place to spend a trip in Devon. It really added to the pleasure of this trip."

V.S. Coster (Poet) and Family

"A wonderful, peaceful family home for a lovely relaxing weekend retreat, thank you!"

The Bowens

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in this lovely home. The kids loved the games room and the puppy the garden. What a fantastic spot too, so close to Lyme Regis, Branscombe and a variety of lovely villages and beaches. Thank you so much, we couldn't have wished for more!"

The Adams Family

"High Grange is a spacious beautifully restored country house. The property has a wonderful comfortable feel about it. The reception rooms are extensive, the kitchen being the star attraction. The beds very comfortable and the bathrooms luxurious, and very well designed. It lacked for nothing. We would thoroughly recommend it!"

January 2017 - Mr & Mrs Martin

What makes this area
So special...

The village of Dalwood 1.5 miles from the house offers a pub and small convenience village shop run by volunteers. An extensive number of shops in nearby Axminster, and Lyme Regis is 8 miles away. A 10 minute drive to the beach.

Property details

High Grange: sleeps 12 +1 in 6 bedrooms of which 5 have sea views, 5 bathrooms (of which 4 are en suite.) Two acre garden and woods, parking for multiple cars. Games barn with pool table.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall with seating, coat and hat racks. Doors leading into the snug and kitchen.

Kitchen: A large handmade kitchen with granite island. Gas fired Aga, Electric Rangemaster with four ovens, induction 5 ring hob, American fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, dog bed, bar stools, TV and seating area. French doors leading to front courtyard and another set to the back garden and Games Barn ('The Shippen').

Breakfast Room: Off the kitchen with a long refectory style table, and benches seating up to twelve.  
Snug: Seating for five+, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix access, log burner and lovely views over the side garden.
Gents Toilet: Vestibule leading into the toilet with hand sink, along with fabulous decor and historical photographs and family memorabilia.
A large panelled entrance hall with a feature fireplace and French doors leading onto a Colonial style veranda with seating and the garden, overlooking the formal semi-circular drive and gates.

Dining Room: Table and seating for up to fourteen, feature fireplace and mantelpiece. Decorated with Farrow and Ball colours, and curtains from the same fabrics as that of Lady Bathurst's home, Cirencester Park.
Drawing Room: Seating for eight, plus table and chairs, open fire. Books to enjoy and board games with which to compete.
Library: Seating and wall to wall books.
Ladies toilet: With beautifully elegant furnishings, feature antique porcelain sink and exquisite fabrics and antiques. 
First Floor
Barn Bedroom (bedroom 1): Super king bed (sleeps 2), TV, original beams and skylight windows. Amazing views over the countryside and to the sea beyond.
Barn En-Suite Bathroom: Roll top bath, separate large shower with cascade shower head, and beautiful original antique pedestal and sink.
Kings Bedroom (bedroom 2): Emperor bed (sleeps 2) TV, feature fireplace, with extensive unbroken views across to the Blackdown Hills and to the sea beyond.
Kings En-Suite Bathroom: Original cast iron bath with shower attachment. Views over the woodland garden.
Owl Bedroom (bedroom 3): Bunk beds with a small double on the bottom and a single on the top (sleeps 2+1). TV, DVD player, feature fireplace, wonderful storage and working desk for 'quiet time'. Turn the lights on at night and the ceiling transforms into a specially painted star galaxy that will enthrall any youngster, any age!
Rose Bedroom (bedroom 4): Double (sleeps 2), TV, feature fireplace, elegant rose wallpaper, with wonderful views over the countryside and to the sea beyond.
Family Bathroom (for Owl Bedroom and Rose Bedroom): Large walk in overhead shower. Original antique toilet, with wonderful views over the woodland garden.
Butterfly Bedroom (bedroom 5): Double bed (sleeps 2), TV, as well as wonderful views over the Blackdown Hills and to the sea beyond.
Butterfly En-Suite Bathroom: Original cast iron bath with shower attachment.
Chinese Bedroom (bedroom 6): French Walnut ornate double bed (sleeps 2), TV, feature fireplace. Fabulous and unbroken views over the Blackdown Hills and to the sea beyond.
Chinese En-Suite Bathroom: Wet room with large overhead shower.
Games Barn: Pool table, dart board, TV and WiFi, large log burner, games. A wonderful games and party room for young, and young at heart, to share and enjoy.

Two acre private land with multiple sections of gardens and woodlands with woodland table and chairs and sweeping elegant step features to a vast croquet lawn. Gorgeous Wendy House, courtyard with table and chairs, BBQ, parking for 8+ cars, countryside surrounds the estate so plenty of walks. Plenty of outdoor games provided with croquet, bools, bikes and other family entertainment to enjoy.


Smart television with Netflix

Starter logs and kindling included

What you need to know

Cot and highchair available

2 dogs welcome up to Labrador size. (Anymore, please request). Any larger breeds please specify. Dogs are allowed in all rooms on the ground floor under supervision.

Private car parking spaces for 8+

Games Room is separate to the main house by 15 yards

The garden is not fully secure so guests must watch dogs and children. 

WIFI - guests will be allocated 25GB of data per week

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