Great to relax

The Paddock

Below the walled garden, accessed by following the gravel path outside the main gates of the hamlet.  Historically the site of fruit trees and small livestock this is now a multifunctional space. A working area for the team creating planked timber from trees from the estate, for furniture making in the workshops and the waste timber becomes logs for the wood burners and fire pits.  

This is a great place for picnics, dog walking, deer watching through the boundary fence into Bridwell Park Estate, there is something quite magical about seeing the herd going about it’s day. Our rustic fire pit and seating area is becoming a firm favourite, with those wanting to catch up and put the world to rights and of course those individuals addicted the the smokey gooeyness of toasted marsh mallows. 

Football, Basket ball and silliness are actively promoted in this area. Most notable to date are hot tubs, sheep and duck herding and a sleep out in the trees in sleeping bag hammocks. We are sure there is better and crazier to come. 

Testimonials and reviews

Stories from recent stays

15/11/2020
We absolutely loved our stay at Old Bridwell and have never felt so well looked after. Steve and his team are incredibly gifted in hospitality and went above and beyond to help us feel comfortable and at home despite the ongoing Covid pandemic. Old Bridwell is beautiful and very well located, close to Exmoor National Park and the Jurassic coast. We look forward to returning and would recommend this place to anyone.
27/08/2020
My daughter booked a cottage at Old Bridwell on my behalf as she was due to be married on the 28th May 2020, unfortunately due to Covid-19 like many others we had to cancel. Since then we have received endless promises by Steve the General Manager that the deposits would be refunded in full only to find nothing happens. He comes over as a really nice guy just wanting to help but in reality dealing with him is like something you see on Watch Dog. I definitely would NOT RECOMMEND.
28/10/2020
Charming cottage (we stayed in Pipkin), amazingly equipped and set up. Prosecco in the fridge when we arrived. Great location and we were looked after brilliantly by Steve. Loads of lovely small touches; our children loved the teepee, and the goal in the paddock saw lots of action!
27/08/2020
We had booked to stay at Old Bridwell for our wedding in May 2020, unfortunately due to Covid-19 everything had to be cancelled. The manager Steve promised a full refund on all 4 of the cottages we had booked, however 3 months later after endless false promises and excuses from him, we still have not received any refund. I would certainly not recommend Old Bridwell.
30/07/2020
It was lovely and the pop up coffee shop was most enjoyable, also we had a lovely walk around the grounds
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