The Newt in Somerset

A Place of Wonderment

Our core is Georgian, with limestone buildings the colour of burnt honey, the seat of the Hobhouse family for more than two centuries. Hadspen and the Farmyard nestle quietly amongst orchards, lakes and woodland that reflect the love lavished upon them over the past 300 years. Join us this winter for a Festive Escape.


The main house was built in the 17th century, then remodelled in Georgian times. Capturing the essence of a Georgian family home, its restrained, classical beauty is offset by playful design; while the original working Stable Yard has been transformed into sophisticated accommodation, retaining characteristics harking back to its equestrian past. Sip tea in the Library, play croquet on the lawn or enjoy a game of badminton in Old Knobbly.

Explore Hadspen Rooms

The house and its Stable Yard offer 23 guest rooms a short stroll from the garden, with home comforts and luxury en suite bathrooms.


Just beyond the cyder orchards, half a mile from Hadspen as the crow flies, this former dairy farm is a place to spread out and lean back, cheek-to-rosy-cheek with grazing livestock and sheltering oaks. Original farm buildings, with a delightfully golden patina, are home to rooms, a pool, bar, snug and all-day kitchen. Complimentary drinks are available at the Garner Bar, while bikes and buggies provide ample opportunity for pootling over to the gardens and spa at Hadspen.

Explore Farmyard Rooms

Once agricultural buildings, now 17 rooms to rest your head, with en suite bathrooms, charming original features and hidden nooks.


Relax and unwind in the spa with its indoor-outdoor pool, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. Reconnect in the Medieval Herb garden, sit for a manicure, get some added stress relief through couples’ mud therapy, or enjoy a proper washdown in the hammam. If you are looking for a bit more action, take a stretch in the Gym while watching the gardeners tending to vegetables for the dinner plate.

The Botanical Rooms

Taking influence from our land, locality and history, enjoy seasonal dining inspired by your surroundings. Chef Ben Champkin invites you to feast on estate vegetables, the choicest cuts of meat from our drying room and day boat fish from the Dorset coast. Savour the tasting menu, paired with fine cyders recommended by the team. The Botanical Rooms is now open for non-residents to book lunch and dinner. Newt Membership is required* - please login via the member’s page to book. *All bookings made prior to 20 September 2021 will be honoured without membership requirement.

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Inspired by the land beneath our feet and the history and tradition of Somerset, we run a seasonal programme of workshops and events. The weekly Journal explores the activities, people and things that excite us. Join us in the garden, tune in digitally, follow Newt News or visit the shop to discover something new.

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