30th August 2016. OK! Magazine feature.
North Cadbury Court is officially a 'celebrity hotspot' in OK! Magazine:
''Perfect for a truly memorable wedding or a weekend of utter A-list escapism... North Cadbury Court is known for accommodating the best escape-from it-alls ever.''
What is it?
Dating back to 1300 and set in the stunning Somerset countryside, North Cadbury Court is a sprawling stately home steeped in history and celebrity connections. It’s perfect for a truly memorable wedding or a weekend of total and utter A-list escapism with a group of friends.
Twenty-five bedrooms, a stately dining room, swimming pool, casino, basement disco, ballroom, tennis court, gym, sauna, fishing lake, croquet lawn, shooting range, billiards room, zorbing on the lawn… need we go on?!
What can you do there?
Live out your celebrity mansion dreams, that’s what. Popular with wedding parties and secret star-studded getaways alike, North Cadbury Court is known for accommodating the best escape from-it-alls ever. Host a mammoth dining room table, top-bomb into the pool, spin tunes till the sun goes down and up again, bankrupt your pals at the casino or shoot a load of balloon heads at the driving range, the choice is yours. Hell, you can even land a helicopter on the helipad if you have a chopper to hand. And there aren’t many places that actively encourage you to drive golf balls off the roof, but here you can – with TV presenter Gabby Logan’s husband Kenny apparently one of the few people to launch one into the lake below (where you can also pootle about in boats or go fishing, by the way).
Which celebs have stayed there?
North Cadbury Court recently played host to Pixie Geldof, Rita Ora, Alexa Chung and Nick Grimshaw et al when they stayed there for the wedding of Radio 1 producer Aimee Phillips. It certainly made for an impressive DJ line-up in the basement disco! Many star guests appreciate a degree of anonymity as they let their hair down, but perhaps NCC’s greatest claim to fame is turning away the Rolling Stones when they tried to book it prior to playing nearby Glastonbury back in 2013. Sorry, guys, already booked! The delightfully eccentric custodian of North Cadbury Court, Archie Montgomery (whose family are world-famous for their cheddar cheese), will regale you with many more stories when he pops in to say hello.
If you really don’t want to lift a finger when it comes to catering or satisfying your guests, worry not. A plethora of local businesses will cater to your every need. Just give them a list of your requirements and they’ll deliver, cook or massage. Need a croupier for your casino night, that can be dealt, too. There’s also a welcoming pub and tea room nearby should you require a breather from all that fun!'