If you've always dreamed of your very own castle in the English countryside, complete with turrets, a keep, and acres of grounds, those dreams will come true at Walton Castle.
The perfect place for that ‘once-in-a-lifetime' retreat or that very special occasion, this 17th-century castle in stunning Somerset should be right at the top of your list, and was featured on This Morning's 'Staycation Showdown'
Walton Castle provides exclusive private hire for 16 guests, making it the ideal destination for an unforgettable gathering of family or friends. For very special birthdays, milestone anniversaries, long-awaited reunions or even corporate gatherings, Walton Castle has everything you need to celebrate in style - and feel thoroughly pampered in the process! And with the chance to tailor your visit with a whole host of amazing experiences - both at the castle and beyond - a stay here promises to be one of the most memorable of your life.
A proper English castle isn't complete without a long and rich history, and Walton Castle doesn't disappoint. Although the structure itself dates back to the early 1600s, the land itself goes much further back, and is even listed in the Domesday Book. Following a period of dereliction after the English Civil War, Walton Castle underwent a full and painstaking renovation in the 20th century, and is now completely restored to its former glory.
The gorgeous furniture in every room retains a sense of historic elegance, all the while providing the utmost comfort and luxury for guests. Relax back in front of the open fire in the magnificent living room, where plush Chesterfield sofas and comfy leather armchairs create a classy, yet cosy, sanctuary. Curl up in the well-stocked library and escape to other worlds or days of yore. Enjoy home-cooked meals around the impressive granite dining table in the fully equipped kitchen (or arrange in-castle catering for total indulgence).
However you choose to unwind at Walton Castle, the opportunities to make your stay truly memorable are endless. The castle team have over 75 years experience in event management, and are only too happy to oblige when it comes to creating the perfect stay - whatever that may mean to you!
How about a Medieval Day to make the most of your castle surroundings? Complete with jousting, archery, falconry, sword fighting, and - of course - a Medieval Banquet, everyone can join in the fun. Or, take the chance to work together in a team, embracing your inner Poirot to solve a murder mystery, or putting your heads together to find your way out of a locked tower. And no trip is complete without a game of ‘Cluedo in the Castle' to really get those little grey cells working.
Slow things down a little as you treat yourself to some in-castle pampering by qualified therapists (or take a trip to Bath for a blissful afternoon at the iconic Thermae Bath Spa or the Royal Crescent Spa). Top it all off with a ‘Taste of Somerset' experience, where a private chef will showcase all the very best local produce and cuisine for real foodie heaven. Budding sommeliers can even enjoy a tailored wine tasting session too.
Even before you've planned those special extras, there's no end of ways to fill your days at Walton Castle. Take a swim in the heated indoor swimming pool or relax back in the warm jets of the luxurious hot tub. Challenge each other to a table football tournament or a game of billiards, or relax back together with a board game while your favourite DVD plays in the background.
Walton Castle's gorgeous grounds are there to make the most of too, whether you're taking a morning stroll or enjoying croquet and Pimm's on the lawn! The views here are simply excellent, with rolling countryside on one side and the gorgeous Bristol Channel on the other. Golfers will also be in their element, as Walton Castle is set right within Clevedon Golf Club - and even played host to the Ryder Cup Team in 2010!
And beyond those grounds, there's so much more to do in this superb region. Bath, Bristol, Glastonbury and the Cotswolds are all in easy distance and a stay at Walton Castle offers the perfect opportunity to see them all. Culture vultures will be in their element with the abundance of theatres, galleries, festivals and music they'll find along the way, or treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a whole host of quintessential British produce and souvenirs to take home with you. You can even take away a piece of Somerset history from one of the many superb antique shops in the region.
Or if your idea of an unforgettable experience involves a chance to get the adrenaline pumping, you'll find a variety of exciting activities within an hour's drive of Walton Castle. Rock climbing, sailing, coastal walks, motorsport, a Vintage Car Rally in the Somerset lanes, running, trekking, sky-diving, survival experiences... The list goes on - and you can find them all here!
After all that excitement, a good night's sleep is a must - and you'll find it in Walton Castle's eight beautiful bedrooms. With a double bed in each, all you have to do is choose whether you're bedding down in the keep or a turret...decisions, decisions! Wherever you lay your head, however, you're sure to sleep soundly beneath the soft duvets and superior linens.
The best bit about waking up in Walton Castle is knowing you have yet another day ahead of you in this truly magnificent home, with even more amazing activities to experience. So whatever your special occasion, make sure you celebrate it in the right way. After all, everyone deserves to be king or queen of the castle at least once in their lifetime.
Things to note
Dogs are welcome (dog bed & bowl available), cot, highchair and child care services are available, the castle is wheelchair friendly, stag and hen parties are accepted, the castle is available for long term rental - enquire for details. Minimum stay is 1 night midweek or 2 nights weekends.
Rates for 1 night midweek (Mon-Thurs)
and full use of all facilities
Low: £1950 Early-mid: £2950; Late-mid: £3,950, High: £4,950
Rates for two nights weekend (Fri-Sun)
and full use of all facilities
Low: £3,450; early-mid: £4,450; Late-mid: £6450, High: £8,450
Rates for 7 nights
From £6,450 to £14,150
Region: Clevedon, Somerset
Cost (from): £6450 (1 week)
Minimum stay: 1 night (midweek)
Property ref: 317
FacilitiesRooms: 8 double rooms are available to guests some with en-suite bathrooms and ranging in sizes and aspects, 5 are turret rooms, all bedding & towels provided, see website for individual room details. The Living Room has panoramic views, gas fire, 50" smart TV, Satview, DVD, playstation, library. The Kitchen on lower ground floor seats up to 16, 4-oven Aga, gas hob, griddle, all crockery & kitchenware.
Onsite facilities: WiFi throughout, heated indoor swimming pool, 3 licensed wedding areas, 2 large turrets, hot tub with wood-burning stove, board games, books, TV, CD/DVD player, games console, movie/music library, pool table, private bar, radio, snooker/billiards, table football, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, grill, iron & board, microwave, oven, toaster, tumble dryer, washing machine/dryer, barbecue, boules, croquet, parking, secure gardens. A range of activities is available including Castle Cluedo, medieval dinners, lawn games, archery and more.
Tennis, canoeing, walking, sailing, caving, hunting climbing, cycling, swimming, paintball, watersports, shooting, diving, festivals, wine tasting, fishing, golf, horse riding, rock climbing, hunting.
At a glance
- Magnificent 17th-century castle available for exclusive private hire in sensational Somerset
- Sleeps 16 (8 double bedrooms); pets welcome
- Perfect for celebrating special occasions and ‘once-in-a-lifetime' gatherings
- Exclusive use of castle and grounds, including heated swimming pool, hot tub, and Entertainment Turret
- A wide variety of activities can be arranged for a truly unforgettable stay, incl. wine tasting, archery, pampering, games and parties
- Stunning views towards Bristol Channel, surrounding countryside, and Wales
- Set within Clevedon Golf Course - perfect for golfers
- 14 miles from Bristol; 30 miles from Bath; 32 miles from Glastonbury