Woodleigh Bed and Breakfast

“Friendly establishment full of Victorian character” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Ilminster, Somerset

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Guests will receive a warm welcome from the caring hosts at Woodleigh Bed and Breakfast. Located in the heart of town, the house was built in 1895 and is full of Victorian character, featuring original fireplaces and period detail in the light and spacious bedrooms. Breakfast is a hearty spread built on prime local produce.

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4 Star Guest Accommodation
Woodleigh Bed and Breakfast
18 Station Road, ILMINSTER, Somerset, TA19 9BD
Phone : 01460 57267

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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