[Skip to Navigation] | [Skip to Content]

Find by type...
Find by property name...

Take exclusive hire of your very own private corner of the infamous Barrington Court Estate when you stay at Goldhorn.  Evoke a sense of romantic nostalgia as you pass through the estate to emerge into the largesse of the manicured grounds and espy your home nestled at the remote end of the parkway.

Luxury self-catering country house; Goldhorn


Whisk your family back to the era of Bronte novels, carriages and grand houses with an indulgent stay at Goldhorn. This stunning Arts and Crafts country house fuses an inimitable grandeur with a welcoming ambience, making it as idyllic a home for a celebratory escape as an indulgent impromptu weekend in the country for two. Whether you're looking for a creative break - there are arts and crafts workshops that take place within the grounds - a fresh air-filled active escape or simply a getting-away-from-it-all retreat, Goldhorn is the perfect haven to share.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There’s a warmth, character and individuality to each of the four bedrooms at Goldhorn. There are two doubles (one of which has an en suite shower bathroom), a twin and a kingsize master bedroom en suite from which to choose. The family bathroom has a clawfoot bath and separate shower. Each bedroom enjoys views over Barrington Court gardens and rolling Somerset countryside beyond. One-off furniture finds, well-thumbed novels and sumptuous fabrics afford a true flavour of the owner in this well-loved private home. Upon prior request and for an additional charge, there are two child-friendly single rooms available in addition to the main bedrooms.


Ensconced in truly breath-taking grounds, the grandeur of the estate and the tranquillity of your setting combine to ensure a truly unique and inspiring stay. The private gardens of this beautiful retreat combine beautifully manicured gardens with woodland and the house affords the perfect haven for wildlife explorers and nature lovers alike; keep a lookout for buzzards landing on the front lawn and regular visitations from deer and badgers.

For Relaxation

Character abounds in this beautiful manor house, where winding staircases create an eclectic and interesting feel. With a garden view from every window, the ensconced-in-nature setting is showcased throughout the house, with green views affording a calm and tranquil ambience. Make the most of the setting and enjoy a long lazy breakfast in the garden, spend the afternoon undisturbed curled up with a good book, while memorable evenings can be enjoyed fireside with friends.


There is ample parking for up to four cars to the rear of the property, ensuring that the views of the estate remain uninterrupted. The well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine and two ovens. 


  • SleepsUp to 8 guests
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 4 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesDigital Property GuideA Gourmet Welcome Hamper and more...
  • Personally VisitedYes
  • BedroomsDoubles: Two double bedrooms (one en suite), one kingsize en suite bedroomTwins: One twin room
  • BathroomsOne family bathroom, two en suites
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQA gas Weber BBQ is provided
  • FeaturesTable tennis and table football in the play room
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsTV, DVD, Bose Sound SystemInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is 10am
  • Other InformationProperty Terms and ConditionsFrequently Asked QuestionsRecommend to a friend

Style: Eclectic African-inspired artwork collected during the owners´ travels is peppered throughout this luxury self-catering property, providing characterful intrigue in abundance.

Goldhorn manor houseIlminster, SomersetLuxury country house for familiesLuxury self-catering country house Ilminster, Somerset

Our Take

Property Owner Julia says

We love to sit outside the front door soaking up the evening calm that descends on the avenues of the Elizabethan manor house nearby; or to linger over a barbeque in the garden listening to the owls hooting.

Luxury self-catering country house Ilminster, SomersetCountry house for Christmas

Unique Extras

Added extras to enhance your self-catering holiday... from fresh picnics to afternoon teas, seasonal wine selections to tried and tested caterers and more

Explore extras...


After a day exploring the local area, return rosy-cheeked to your luxury home stay to create a family-favourite supper. The kitchen/breakfast room is ideal for informal breakfasts while the classic dining room offers a regal dining experience fit for the grandest of celebrations. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let the full time in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

With a host of country pubs and delicious restaurants in both nearby Chard and Ilminster, you'll be spoilt for choice. Barrington Court has a tea-room serving hot drinks and pasties, as well as a restaurant where you can sample fresh vegetables harvested from the estate gardens. Foodie aficionados will love the Oyster Bar in nearby Goldhorn, and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage in Axminster.

Self-catering private country houseCountry house holiday home UKLuxury self-catering country house Ilminster, Somerset


Luxury Self-Catering Stays » UK » Somerset » Ilminster » Goldhorn » Overview

Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

[Top of Page]


We use a small number of cookies on our site to enable functionality including Google Analytics. By continuing use of our website you consent to their use.

No cookies contain any personal information but they are necessary for the use of our site. See our Privacy Policy for more information about what cookies are used.