Burcott Mill Guesthouse
“Peaceful rooms in historic house among the Mendips.” - VisitEngland Assessor
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Revised cleaning regimes for ensuite bedrooms, breakfast room and communal areas. Revised breakfast service (no buffet), tables distanced, times staggered. Self check-in process in place. Separate entrances and corridor routes where possible. All leaflets etc removed - but available on request (will then be quarantined). Process for rotating duvets/pillows etc to quarantine. No employed staff, family business. Advice on laminated sheets in rooms to advise customer what to do if they develop symptoms. Credit card payments taken in advance where possible. Full flexibility and refunds.
Our Inspector's view
Burcott Mill Guesthouse is a part of a stunning Grade II-listed building which also houses a traditional Victorian flour mill. Tucked away in the shadows of the Mendip Hills, the property is less than two miles from the cathedral city of Wells with its restaurants and pubs. There is a choice of tastefully furnished and well-equipped bedrooms.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 5
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Bedrooms ground: 1
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- Children's play area
- High chairs
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
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About the area
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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