The lovely Sarah showed me around 'Coombe Trenchard' after a chat and a cup of tea in front of one of the many lovely fireplaces in the house.
Coombe Trenchard is an Edwardian Estate with a very Arts & Crafts feel .. making me exceptionally happy as I'm a bit of an Arts & Crafts obsessive! Give me some William Morris patterned wallpaper and a beautiful hand carved wooden door and I'm there! So there were lots of oohs and aahs as I was wondering around the house. The panelling and fireplaces are absolutely beautiful ... and there is also a 'secret disappearing wall'!
Coombe Trenchard is perfect for an elegant yet relaxed wedding; the Edwardian house and gardens were designed for entertaining and is available for civil ceremonies as well as other celebrations.
The House is nestled within acres of picturesque gardens and parkland, incorporating water gardens, a stream with bridges, a woodland garden, terraces and many Arts & Crafts features.
You can have a small, intimate ceremony under the Italianate tower, to something more formal within the Grand Hall, beneath the Minstrels Gallery, which makes the perfect entrance for the bride to be down a beautiful sweeping staircase.
The terrace overlooking the gardens at the back is particularly stunning .. with the most amazing views over the Dartmoor countryside ... and would be perfect for an after ceremony drinks reception.
All in all if you are looking for a intimate venue with a real sense of style and history I would thoroughly recommend giving Sarah a call and arranging a visit.
Take a look at Coombe Trenchard on their website at http://www.coombetrenchard.co.uk or drop Sarah an email at firstname.lastname@example.org