Parts of this rambling 15th-century building were once the guildhall, but it became an inn in…
Old Manor House B&B
“Full of character and charm in Mendip countryside” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Located at the foot of the Mendip Hills, this beautifully restored manor house is around 400 years old and is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby attractions of Cheddar, Wells and Bath – all a short drive away. The building is full of character and charm and offers well-equipped rooms of various sizes including some on the ground floor. Breakfast is served in the well-furnished dining room and includes home-made breads and jams. A guest lounge and off-street parking are also provided.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 7
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Bedrooms ground: 2
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Free TV
- DVD Player
- Lounge with TV
- Open parking
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- 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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