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Stoodleigh Court near Tiverton in Devon

Whitnage is 14.1 miles from Stoodleigh Court. Stoodleigh Court can expertly host an array of activities that will suit many different types of event. Whether for companies wishing to develop team-building and communication skills or as an entertaining accompaniment to a wedding or private function, our activities can be as challenging as you wish. If you're a business wishing to develop the skills of your staff, we would be more than happy to create a specific activities programme that incorporates your particular aims and objectives. Psychometric testing can be conducted to evaluate your team, while indoor or outdoor activities can be arranged that challenge and stretch your staff. All accompanying facilities can be provided for in addition to delicious catering to ensure energy levels remain high. Alternatively, if you're holding a wedding or private function at Stoodleigh, why not add archery, laser clay shooting or a murder mystery event to create an extra special entertaining touch to your day. 

Activities can include: Survival simulation exercises, Archery, Orienteering and navigation, Psychometric testing and evaluation, Laser clay shooting
Range of indoor and outdoor puzzles, Team challenge competitions, Assault courses, Tug of war, Inflatable courses/games.........

Stoodleigh Court country house was built in 1881 by architect Ernest George who won a Royal Academy Gold Award for this design in 1885. The house was built for Thomas Carew and his family on the original site of Stoodleigh Manor. However, these early days are shrouded in mystery and rumours suggest that the house was often unoccupied.

According to records, in 1885 Edwin Harris Dunning, a former dealer of diamonds and gold in South Africa bought the estate. A political campaigner on behalf of the Liberal party, Mr Dunning was elected Mayor of Tiverton and later knighted for 'Public Services'. A bust of Sir Edwin Dunning remains present at Tiverton Town Hall today.

During this time some original features of the house were altered, with mouldings and panelling added throughout the house. The local hunt regularly held meets in the grounds and parties were the norm - Stoodleigh Court positively thrived and hummed with life!

The Dunnings later moved to Essex following the sale of Stoodleigh Court and its estate to Hugh Burdett Money-Coutts (later Lord Latymer) and his family. In 1908, the new family arrived to a welcoming crowd of Stoodleigh villagers.

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Brambles Bed and Breakfast
Whitnage Cottage | Whitnage | Uplowman | Tiverton | Devon | EX16 7DS
01884 829211  |  Email