Longbridge House Bed & Breakfast
“Stylish rooms and thoughtful extras in a house with a story to tell” - AA Inspector
SHEPTON MALLET, SOMERSET
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Inspector's view
Guests who enjoy staying in a place with plenty of interesting history will love this building – it is where the Duke of Monmouth is reputed to have stayed in 1685, before and after the Battle of Sedgemoor. The three individually designed bedrooms offer king-size beds with either en suite shower rooms or an en suite bathroom with a roll-top bath. Thoughtful extras include fluffy robes, safes and mini fridges in each room and ironing boards. Breakfast is a leisurely affair as you watch your host prepare your food on the red range cooker, which is then served at either at the large table in the comfortable kitchen, or in the courtyard, weather permitting.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 3
- Free TV
- Open all year
- Afternoon Tea
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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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