“Continually improving guest house set in a Victorian mansion.” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Web site being updated with Covid-19 details, procedures, and guest information. Additional staff training. More items being sent to commercial laundry rather than doing laundry in house, to ensure proper sanitising of bedding. Disposable masks, gloves with guest packs available for use in each room.
Our Inspector's view
This large detached property situated in a well-tended garden is within walking distance of the city centre. The bedrooms vary in size and include some annexe rooms; all are well equipped with useful facilities. Full English breakfasts are served in the dining room at individual tables. A guest lounge and car park are both welcome features.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 15
- Family bedrooms: 4
- Bedrooms ground: 2
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Satellite TV
- Free TV
- Lounge with TV
- Open parking
- Covered parking
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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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