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Walton Castle - Majestic 17th C, 360-degree-views

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  1. 16 guests
  2. 8 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 7 baths
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Reign in style in this majestic 17th-century castle in stunning Somerset countryside.

Steeped in history, Walton Castle has been renovated for modern living and offers a stunning location. With the woods of North Somerset on one side, and Wales across the Bristol Channel on the other, our Grade II listed hilltop castle enjoys 360-degree-views of some of the most beautiful landscape in Britain.

The space
The main part of the accommodation is housed across four levels in an octagonal keep, which sits in the centre of a beautifully maintained lawn and cobblestone courtyard.

On arriving through the main entrance hallway, steps take you up to the impressively large kitchen with beautiful circular granite dining table. There is a spiral staircase down to the lower ground floor where there are two double bedrooms which share a 'Jack and Jill' style en suite bathroom. On the first floor there is a grand sitting room with large stone fireplace and a 50” plasma TV. There is also a library and reading room through an archway. On the second floor, there is a magnificent master bedroom with en suite bathroom boasting a roll-top bath as well as a private terrace which is the perfect place from which to enjoy a drink while admiring the gorgeous views.

Surrounding the keep are eight turrets, each located 30 yards across the courtyard from the main building.

Superbly presented communal turrets include the 'entertainment turret', ideal for enjoying an aperitif over a game of pool, and the two largest turrets, equipped for larger groups, dining and dancing. We can recommend fabulous local caterers who can prepare and serve a feast with fresh local ingredients.

Five turrets are self-contained double bedroom suites, with soft furnishings and en suite showers. So you can enjoy the luxury of having space to be together or spaces to be apart.

Other social spots include the sunken patio with a stunning wooden hot tub, the indoor heated swimming pool and second patio area, perfect for barbecues. There are sitting spaces in the courtyard and during the summer months, the attractive lawns are ideal for larger groups. The gardens are secure so children and dogs can play and run free.

You can tailor your visit with a whole host of experiences and activities - including Castle Cluedo, medieval dinners, archery, wine tasting, outdoor pursuits and more.

THE LAYOUT
The Keep Ground Floor:
Main entrance through to hallway. Steps up to kitchen with granite work surfaces and marble floor. The kitchen has a large circular granite and glass table that seats eight, with a banquette to the side where an additional 8 people may dine.
Spiral staircase to:
The Keep Lower Ground Floor:
Hall.
Two double bedrooms with king size beds which share a ‘Jack and Jill’ style en suite bathroom with large Jacuzzi bath and twin basins. Both have room for a cot or a small spare bed. One of the bedrooms has access to the indoor pool via the sunken patio area.
The Keep External Lower Ground Floor:
Indoor swimming pool via separate entrance down steps.
Access to outdoor sunken patio with wooden hot tub
The Keep First Floor:
Sitting room - a grand octagonal space with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and Bristol Channel. Bar area, gas coal-effect fire in a large stone fireplace and a 50" smart TV, DVD player and PlayStation. Adjoining the living room is the library, a quiet snug to read peacefully with a view over the entrance cobbled courtyard.
The Keep Second Floor:
Master bedroom with 5’ bed and en suite bathroom with roll-top bath. Private terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the Bristol Channel and across into Wales.

Turret 2 –Utility Turret
This turret contains a utility room with washing machine, dryer and wc.
Turret 3 – Pine Bedroom
This turret bedroom is one of the largest with a king size bed, sofa, soft furnishings and exposed stonework. It has an en suite shower room.
Turret 4 - Queen Ann Bedroom
The Queen Ann Turret has a king size bed, sofa, furniture, wardrobe and an en suite shower room. Beautifully decorated with chandelier lighting.
Turret 5 – Mahogany Bedroom
This is one of the larger turrets with a king size bed, soft furnishings, exposed stonework and plenty of seating. It has an en suite shower room.
Turret 6: Entertainment two-level apartment
This is the largest turret at the castle, as it extends under the castle walls either side of the turret. It has a double bedroom, a sofa and table football. In the sitting room, it has two large sofas and a games area with a darts board and lawn games (croquet, kubb, giant jenga, quoits and badminton). It features a fully fitted kitchen and dining space for 3, and a shower room.
In the basement it has a pool table, table tennis and a comfy sofa, perfect for relaxed evenings with friends.
Turret 7 - The Alcove
This is a charming room with exposed stone work, a French Antique double bed and en suite shower room.
Turret 8 - The Bar Turret
This is the second largest turret which has been used as a cinema room and has floor to ceiling glass doors to let in plenty of natural light. It features large exposed beams and stone work. The room also has special air conditioning system to heat, cool and dehumidify.

IN A NUTSHELL
16 Guests
Two additional single beds and one sofa bed available (*extra fee)
Eight double bedrooms, all of which are en suite
Nine bathrooms
Suitable for children and baby (cot, highchair and child care services are available on request)
Dogs welcome (see Visitors’ Notes)
Secluded and secure lawned garden
Heated indoor pool
Outdoor wood-fired hot tub
Patio area with garden furniture and barbecue
Entertainment turret with pool table, table football, darts, lawn games
A range of activities is available by arrangement
Private catering can be arranged
Meal delivery service available
Venue for exclusive private hire
Private bar and late licence
Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
Ample parking
Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

EQUIPMENT
The Keep: Central heating, gas coal-effect fire in living room
The Turrets: Electric heating
The Keep: 4-oven Aga, gas hob, griddle, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
Turret 2: Washing machine and tumble dryer
The Keep: 50″ smart flat screen TV, Satview, CD/DVD player and PlayStation in living room
Turret 6: 48” TV with DVD
Movie/music library
WiFi internet access throughout*
Travel cot and highchair on request
Indoor heated swimming pool
Pool table, table football, darts
Giant lawn games, boules, croquet
Selection of board games, books
Outdoor furniture and barbecue
Ample parking

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pool
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer

Where you’ll be

Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom

Beyond the grounds, explore the beautiful surroundings with your hounds at your heels (dogs are welcome at Walton Castle). Clevedon Seafront and the beautiful Victorian Pier, the UK’s only Grade 1 listed Pier, now complete with its new Heritage Centre and Museum, are half an hour’s stroll. Great coastal walks both north and south are also accessible.

Or wander up Hill Road (one of many parts of Clevedon featured in Broadchurch TV series) which has many independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, such as Il Giardino (possibly the best Italian restaurant for 100 miles), Junior Poon, The Limehouse and Scoozi. There’s a Sainsbury's local for essential supplies and major supermarkets within a ten minute drive of the castle (Asda, Aldi, Lidl, and a large Tesco supermarket with petrol station).

Nearby Bristol, with its fantastic attractions include the ‘Floating Harbour’ with its iconic ferries, Isambard Brunel’s 'SS Great Britain', the Bristol Science Museum, Aquarium and Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Access to M5 Motorway (Junction 20) is just 2 miles (9 minutes' drive) away. This offers fast access to North Somerset’s many attractions: the lovely Mendip Hills, the World Heritage City of Bath, and Cheddar Gorge within an hour. Day Cruises from the Pier are often available from May to September on the historic MV Balmoral.

Nearby attractions include Clevedon Golf Course which surrounds the castle grounds. The River Wye and Blagdon Lake are conveniently placed for fishing. Horse racing is available in Chepstow and Wincanton, as is sailing on the Bristol Channel and Chew Valley Lake.

7 nights in Clevedon

Dec 20, 2022 - Dec 27, 2022

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Staycationholidays co uk was launched by my wife and I in October 2015. Having spent over 20 years within the holiday and tourism sectors, our passion is to deliver a friendly, fresh approach and the very best levels of service to our guests. On a daily basis, we strive to deliver on all the details, to ensure that you, our guests, enjoy a home from home experience and ultimately a memorable break.

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