Taunton House Hotel

“Smart hotel offering a good range of accommodation” - AA Inspector

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TAUNTON, SOMERSET

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Our Inspector's view

Centrally and conveniently located, this elegant establishment dates back to the 1850s and retains many original features such as stained-glass windows and a wonderful oak staircase. Bedrooms provide impressive levels of comfort and quality with well-equipped, modern bathrooms. Public areas reflect the same high standards – a hallmark throughout this hotel.

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3 Star Metro Hotel
Taunton House Hotel
14 Billetfield, TAUNTON, TA1 3NN
Phone : 01823 272083

Features

Rooms
  • En-suite rooms: 17
  • Family rooms: 4
  • Bedrooms Ground: 6
  • Smoking rooms: 2
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
Children
  • Children welcome
Facilities
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 17
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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