Cricket St. Thomas

A regency mansion perfectly framed by 160 acres of lush gardens in a West Country oasis.

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At a glance

Beautiful 18th-century historic manor house set among walled gardens that overlook the River Axe.  

  • Stunning location with the Church of Cricket St. Thomas on-site   
  • Popular setting featured in the TV comedy To the Manor Born 
  • A rich history including a period where the estate operated as a wildlife park
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    Front view of Cricket St. Thomas Historic rooms including a walled garden

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    View of the Church on Cricket St. Thomas grounds featuring lush greenery ideal for country strolls

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    Picturesque views of hotels beautiful gardens surrounded by nature and water fountain features

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    The late lounge entertainment venue offering comfortable seating for an entertaining show for all to enjoy and view

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    The grand staircase featured at the Historic rooms

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    Standard bedroom featuring all modern comforts in a light and airy room

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Facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa treatment rooms
  • Beauty facilities
  • Cinema room
  • Games room

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Room types
  • Standard room at Cricket St. Thomas
    Standard room
  • Signature room at Cricket St. Thomas
    Signature room
  • Contemporary royale at Cricket St. Thomas
    Contemporary royale
  • Historic suite at Cricket St. Thomas
    Historic rooms
Map and room locations at Cricket St. Thomas

Cricket St Thomas is a beautiful 18th century Georgian manor house hotel with terraced gardens, rolling parkland, lakes and woodland, and even its own church dedicated to St Thomas. Choose from an array of room types including historic rooms and suites in the Georgian mansion itself. Our commitment to your comfort ensures every room is imbued with a cosy ambience, guaranteeing a restful night’s sleep. Complimentary amenities include Wi-Fi, plush towels, a television, hairdryer, comfortable seating and reading lights, and tea and coffee facilities.

*Please call the hotel if you need to book a fully accessible room

Cricket St. Thomas map

The Courtyard 

  • 63 Standard and Signature rooms located between reception and the Cricket House across three levels 
  • Easy access to main amenities 
  • Patios offered with some rooms 

Cricket House 

  • 12 historic rooms and suites in the 1820s manor 
  • Exquisitely furnished with period detail including original fireplaces and large sash windows for enjoying garden views 
  • Feature beds including top baths and separate walk-in-showers for some rooms 
  • Specified parking 
  • No lift access

Walled Garden 

  • 164 Standard and Signature rooms 
  • Easy access from reception over three levels 
  • Patio for some rooms 
  • Full lift access 
Menus at Cricket St. Thomas

Market Kitchen

Modern flavours with much-loved British classics

Breakfast, cooked and continental, is as large as it gets and designed for lingering. At dinner, the focus is on familiar pairings with appreciation for the perfect meal, plus specials from Italy to India. The roast of the day is highly recommended.

Please note: Breakfast and dinner are included with every break. Items on the drinks menu and selected drinks listed on the breakfast and dinner menus are at an additional cost. 

 

The Coffee Nest

At The Coffee Nest, our mission is to provide you with a space that feels like an extension of your own cosy nest. A space where you can enjoy exceptional coffee and scrumptious treats which are all freshly baked and prepared by our chefs each morning.

Whether you’re looking for a quick pick me up before heading out on your next adventure, or you’d like to stay a while and really make yourself at home, we’ve got you covered, because everything is available for both eat-in and takeaway.

Activities
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Archery  
  • Audio-guided hotel tour  
  • Beauty treatments*
  • Board games  
  • Bowls  
  • Movies  
  • Cocktail tasting*
  • Cookery demos  
  • Croquet  
  • Darts  
  • French boules  
  • Game shows – selected breaks  
  • Gin tasting*
  • Grounds tour  
  • Laser pistol  
  • Let’s Dance!  
  • Mii Makeup workshop*
  • Nordic walking  
  • Quizzes  
  • Rifle shooting  
  • Shuffleboard  
  • Snooker  
  • Spa treatments*
  • Table tennis  
  • Tea tasting  
  • Wine tasting*

*Additional supplement applies.

What’s nearby
  • Longleat House and Safari Park  
  • Forde Abbey and Gardens  
  • Lyme Regis  
  • Clarks Village and Wells  
  • Yeovil Country Park  
  • Beer beach  
  • Exeter City  
  • Perry’s Cider Mill  
  • Barrington Court  
  • Montacute House 

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Excursions at Cricket St. Thomas

Let us do the planning for you! Once you've booked your break, check out My Warner Stay to see which excursions are available to book*.

At Cricket St. Thomas, choose from the following excursions:

  • A day at Lyme Regis: Visit the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, full of unique boutiques and galleries. Wander its Jurassic shorefront and visit the aquarium on the famous Cobb and sandy beach.
  • Clarks Village and Wells: Bags of bargains and years of history Unearth designer and high street brands at Somerset’s shopping outlet and the medieval treasures of England’s smallest city.

*Additional supplement applies. Subject to availability.

How to find us

Chard
Somerset
TA20 4DD

(For Sat Nav users, please use postcode TA20 4DF)

0330 1359 571

Directions by car

From the M5

  • Exit the M5 at Junction 25 and take the A358 to Chard
  • Follow the A30 Eastwards towards Crewkerne and Yeovil. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles
  • Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is on the right, immediately after the B3167 turning to Axminster

From the M3

  • Exit the M3 at Junction 8 and take the A303 to South Petherton. After Ilchester take the exit marked A356 to Crewkerne
  • After Crewkerne take the A30 towards Chard
  • Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is approximately 5 miles west of Crewkerne on the left

Local bus service

The nearest National Express Bus Stop is located in Taunton, which is approximately 25-30 minutes away

Local taxi services

Woods: 07729563033
Gem: 01460 221123

Local train station

Krewkerne

Approximately 7.0 miles
About 14 minutes by taxi

Axminster

Approximately 9.4 miles
About 20 minutes by taxi

Contact Virgin Trains Tel: 0845 7 222 333

Offers

Free upgrade

Now including all April breaks

Feel like royalty with a stay in a Signature room, Premier Chalet or Woodland Lodge for less when you book a last-minute break at one of our hotels.   

Discount on group bookings

The more the merrier and when you book two or more rooms you’ll receive £10 off per person.    

Supplement-free single breaks

Book a selected singles holiday and you’ll get a spacious room and all the great extras already included, but you’ll only pay for yourself.   

Included in the price of every break

Great value breaks with so much included

  • Breakfast & dinner

    Delicious breakfasts and three-course dinners featuring tempting classics with either help yourself buffet or waiter service.

  • Activities

    Choose from dance and fitness classes, spa and wellness, bike rides, archery, quizzes, walking tours and more.

  • Leisure facilities

    Heated pools and a steamy sauna, plus a cinema, games room and other sports facilities at selected locations.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly spellbinding performances from vocalists, bands and comics to choreographed and costumed shows.

  • Room treats

    All rooms come with a generously stocked tea tray, plus a selection of toiletries in the bathroom.

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    Sensational Service

    Our team are happy to help with anything you need and there's no charge for parking and high-speed Wi-Fi.

  • Free, high-speed wifi

  • Free Parking

  • Adults only

  • Tea and coffee in room

  • Wheelchair accessible

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