Christmas is a very special time of year for everyone here at Orchardleigh Estate.
Come and join us and experience a very traditional Christmas and step back in time.
With the option to stay for two or three nights, this package includes a luxurious room within the main house for the duration of your stay, as well as all meals and unlimited tea & coffee.
The following summarises some of the highlights throughout your stay*
2:00pm arrival - You will be greeted by our resplendent doorman.
Enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine and delicious homemade West Country Sausage Rolls.
Guided tours of Orchardleigh Estate are available throughout your stay and will commence today. Please book your time at reception
4:00pm - Traditional Afternoon Tea will be served in Orchardleigh House.
Your chance to ‘Guess the Weight’ of our wonderful Christmas Cake
7:00pm - Join us for our Christmas Welcome Reception in the company of your hosts Chris & Heather Vincent. A chance to meet our staff and make new friends whilst sipping a glass of Bubbly.
7:30pm - Two course Christmas Eve Supper including our popular quiz.
After dinner, join us for the Orchardleigh Christmas Bongo Bingo.
11:00pm - Before you retire to your beds, join us for Carols around the piano in the Great Hall. Sherry and Mince Pies will be served.
8.30am-10am - Wake up to a traditional Somerset Breakfast complete with a glass of Bucks Fizz to get your Christmas Day off to the best possible start!
11.00am - Father Christmas will arrive in his Santa Helicopter [guests are encouraged to hand in any presents to be presented as early as possible]
For those who would like to get out and explore, mapped out walks of Orchardleigh Estate are available on request.
1:00pm - Christmas dinner is served!
Enjoy our fine 5 course festive luncheon
The winner of the ‘Guess the Weight of the Christmas Cake’ competition will be announced
3:00pm - The Queens Speech will be shown on television whilst we share our delicious Christmas Cake and coffee.
7:30pm - Our West Country Christmas Night buffet is served.
8:30pm - Our fun Roulette table is open, your chance to win a prize.
‘Pot the Colours’ snooker competition will begin or just relax with board games or a good book next to a crackling fire.
8.30am – 10:00am - Breakfast is served
[It is here we say a sad farewell to our 2 night guests, Thank you for coming and we hope to see you here at Orchardleigh Estate soon]
10:00am – 1:00pm - Complimentary Helicopter flights and Horse & Carriage rides are also available. [Both activities are subject to weather conditions]
1:00pm - Boxing Day buffet is served
If you plan to spend the day exploring the area picnic hampers can be provided on request as an alternative
Please ask for full details of outside activities including Wincanton Races and local Pantomime
4:00pm - Afternoon Tea is served
7:00pm - Dinner is served in the Ballroom
Join us for our 60s Music Farewell Party Night
8.30am – 10:00am - A last chance to sample our Somerset traditional breakfast.
We say a fond farewell to all our wonderful guests. We hope you enjoyed a memorable Christmas and we hope to see you next year!!!
Our two night package promises you a Christmas to remember at Orchardleigh.
The package includes private accommodation in our quaint self-catering cottages and delicious festive catering from £199 per person.
Arriving from 2pm on Christmas Eve, you will be greeted and given the keys to your cottage. Once unpacked and settled, Afternoon Tea will be served at Orchardleigh Country Club.
Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and decorating the Christmas tree in your cottage with the box of decorations provided before returning to the Country Club for our Christmas Eve two course dinner to kick start the festivities.
A hamper will be provided at your cottage containing all the ingredients needed for a delicious cooked breakfast on Christmas morning. An upgrade to Smoked Salmon and Bucks Fizz is available for a surcharge of £5pp.
The four course Christmas Day lunch will be served in The Walled Garden at 1:00pm. Father Christmas will land outside in his helicopter. Parents are encouraged to pass presents to us for Father Christmas to give to the Children. The Queen’s speech will be shown at 3pm.
Please note: The package does not include Dinner on Christmas Day.
A Traditional Somerset Breakfast will be served at the Country Club from 8am-11am on Boxing Day morning.
Departure at your leisure by midday.
Upgrade and stay a third night for £65pp, including breakfast.