Menagerie House offers very unique group accommodation for 12 guests in 5 bedrooms (3 ensuite) in the glorious countryside of North Devon. You’ll be tucked away, nice and secluded with peace and quiet, and the most staggering views from almost every angle. This charming Grade II listed Georgian house oozes style and substance with original features galore – like the imposing entrance and façade, the leaded windows and the big thick timbers. It’s a wonderful place to stay for a family holiday or refined hen weekend, and a superb backdrop to any quiet celebration with your nearest and dearest.

If your idea is to escape to a gorgeous house and stay put for a few days, well, this will suit you well; if on the other hand, you’d like to get out and see what’s about in these parts, you won’t be one bit disappointed. There is so much to see and do around here – lovely country pubs, family attractions, activities, beaches and a glorious, glorious landscape to explore. Menagerie House is right on the edge of the historic Castle Hill estate, so there are walks right from the doorstep; go and have a wander, see the follies and the sham castle on the hill. At the heart of the estate is a Palladian country mansion where the gardens are open to the public during the summer months.

Stroll down to the Stags Head Inn, just a mile away in the little village of Filleigh, or pootle over to South Molton where they have a regular Pannier Market; just outside the town is Quince Honey Farm, which is well worth a visit. A little further is Barnstaple, where you can hire bikes from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire and set off to explore the Tarka Trail. Have a family day out at Exmoor Zoo, see the animatronic dinosaurs at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, have fun on the rollercoasters at the Milky Way Adventure Park, or take in the splendour of Watermouth Castle.

There are activities galore, from golf and fishing to cycling and horse riding. The beautiful beaches of the North Devon coast aren’t far, with some of the best surfing waters in the UK at Croyde and Woolacombe. Head off to Exmoor National Park for the day; see wild ponies grazing on the heather-clad heaths, spot red deer feeding, discover beauty spots like Tarr Steps and Watersmeet. Stop for cream tea at Selworthy or Porlock, climb to the top of Dunkery Beacon, or walk up through the wooded cliffs to Culbone Church. Enjoy every second of your holiday at Menagerie House, make amazing memories. Book today!

And here’s a little snippet for you; legend has it that Menagerie House was built for the mistress of the 1st Earl Clinton who lived at Castle Hill, so that he could ride through the woods to see her. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.