About Us

The luxury large group holiday houses at Malherbie Group Stays are tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Cricket Malherbie, deep in the countryside not far from where the borders of Somerset and Dorset meet. Once a busy working farm, the house and buildings date back to the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries and were once part of Lord Beaverbrook’s West Country estate. He often stayed at the mansion house behind the farm and was visited there by Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower; during the planning of the D-Day landings of the Second World War.

State of the art indoor swimming pool with sauna

Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitkin, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, 1879-1964) was a Canadian-British newspaper publisher who established the largest circulation newspaper in the world, the Daily Express. He played a very influential role in British politics in the first half of the 20th century and was persuaded by his long-standing friend Winston Churchill to serve as Minister of Aircraft Production from May 1940.

Indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna

The Jeanes family moved here in 1978 and are now in the third generation of farming. In 2010 to keep pace with the changes in agriculture and farming, the decision was made to diversify, so barns that had served as grain stores and milking sheds were converted to high spec offices. Wind forward to 2017 and after a very considered transformation, Beaverbrook 20 came into being, proving to be very popular for large group holidays and family celebrations from the outset.

The completion of Churchill followed in 2021, with former wagon sheds and stables being redeveloped into supersized group accommodation. The family take a great deal of pride in maintaining these exceptional properties and are proud to receive outstanding reviews from guests who have had a wonderful stay here.

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