Located in beautiful south Somerset, in the heart of the west country, Dillington House offers a large and diverse programme of weekend and longer courses throughout the year. In addition there is an extensive programme of day courses, public lectures and classical music concerts.
The present House dates back to 1580 although there has been a large house on the site for over a thousand years. Dillington was formerly the home of Prime Minister, Lord North (Prime Minister to George III at the time of the American War of Independence) who married the heiress, Anne Speke. The House and the estate had been with the Spekes since the 16th century before transferring to North. The large Mews complex houses more bedroom accommodation, teaching rooms and a small theatre. More recently, the spectacular Hyde building was added giving even more bedrooms (fully accessible) and two fabulous studios with extensive views over the orchard, walled garden and countryside. The Hyde was recognised by winning the 2010 RIBA regional architecture award.
Accommodation is all en-suite and the food is fantastic – wholesome, plentiful and made on the premises. Dillington’s accommodation holds the prestigious five-stars from VisitBritain.
Whatever the reason for your stay, Dillington affords a special and unique experience.
Courses include interior design, Egyptology, writing, drama and wines.