Backwell House

“Tranquil spot, designer interiors and good food” - AA Inspector

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FLAX BOURTON, SOMERSET

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Located in a peaceful countryside setting with delightful views, this stylish property is surprisingly only a 10-minute drive from Bristol's city centre. The luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms come in a range of shapes and sizes but all include very comfortable beds plus some welcome extras. Breakfast includes a range of high quality hot and cold dishes while dinner is available on Wednesday to Saturday evenings and has an emphasis on local, seasonal and organic produce – much is provided by Backwell House's own garden.

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5 Star Restaurant with Rooms
Backwell House
Farleigh Road, FLAX BOURTON, SOMERSET, BS48 3QA

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 9
Children
  • Children welcome
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Dinner Served

About The area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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