Reader offer: Hire a mansion for Christmas from £61pp

Charlotte Maxwell
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Tired of trying to decide whose house to spend Christmas at?  Why not try something different this year by gathering the whole family for an exclusive four-night stay at a mansion in rural Devon, Huntsham Court? Four nights’ exclusive full hire (December 23-27) is available at the special rate of £19,500 – a saving of £6,300 off the usual rate. That works out at less than £61 per person per night at full capacity.*

Set in five-and-a-half acres of stunning grounds, this retreat is perfectly positioned for guests arriving from all over the UK – or overseas – Huntsham Court is only 12 miles from the M5; easily accessible by train; 30 minutes’ drive from Exeter airport and 40 minutes drive from Bristol. Up to 80 guests can lodge comfortably in the 34-bedroom house – all individually styled; some with quirky turrets and most with en-suite bathrooms.

On arrival, guests will be greeted by a fully decorated Christmas tree in the Great Hall and can warm up by the big open fire – perfect for the family to gather around in the evenings to sing carols and argue over a game of Monopoly – and there’s plenty of room to hang up Christmas stockings. The mansion also boasts five huge but homely reception rooms afford – perfect for large group Christmas dinners and party games. And, for any guests wanting to head out to attend a Christmas Eve carol service, the village church is just at the end of the driveway.

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Whatever the catering budget, Huntsham Court can tailor to guests’ needs. Choose to have an Ocado delivery on Christmas Eve, then all help to prepare Christmas lunch – or simply relax and let one of Huntsham Court’s preferred local suppliers cook and serve up a seasonal feast.

There is no excuse for boredom on the youngsters part as they will enjoy exploring Huntsham Court’s hidden passages, nooks and crannies, (there is a total of 33,000 sq.ft of interior space). Outside, children can enjoy exploring the five-acre garden with its hidden playground and tennis courts. Additional outdoor pursuits such as archery and shooting can be arranged for adults and children to enjoy.

Huntsham Court is also available for exclusive two-night hire with just 19, 27, 31 or all 34 bedrooms, with prices starting from £8,500 to £14,200 in December.  Find out more and book, here.

*£61pppn based on 80 sharing for four nights, with use of all 34 bedrooms.


About Charlotte Maxwell

Charlotte Maxwell is a Vada Magazine staff writer.