The Lynch Country House

    In extensive gardens on the edge of this medieval market town, former jazz musician Roy Copeland’s ‘elegant, understated, very comfortable’ B&B hits the right note. More

    Contact details

    The Lynch Country House
    4 Behind Berry
    Somerton
    Somerset
    TA11 7PD
    England
    01458 272316
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    Hotel information

    Bedrooms

    9. 4, in coach house, on ground floor.

    Open

    all year, only coach house rooms at Christmas and New Year, no breakfast 25 Dec/1 Jan.

    Facilities

    breakfast room, small sitting area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre grounds (lake), unsuitable for disabled.

    Background music

    none.

    Children

    all ages welcomed.

    Dogs

    allowed (not unattended) in 1 coach house room, not in public rooms.

    Credit cards

    Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

    Prices

    [2016] per room B&B single £70–£95, double £80–£125.

    Good Hotel Guide Review

    In extensive gardens on the edge of this medieval market town, former jazz musician Roy Copeland’s ‘elegant, understated, very comfortable’ B&B hits the right note. It is ably managed by Lynne Vincent. Choose among the country-style bedrooms in the Grade II listed Georgian house and converted coach house across the courtyard: all rooms come with bathrobes, bottled water, a tea tray. Each has its own character – some are in the eaves, with a skylight; one has a four-poster bed and huge windows overlooking the grounds; all have a generous sprinkling of flowery prints. The ‘beautiful’ house has plenty of interest: climb to the observation deck at the top for far-reaching views of town and countryside; stroll in the gardens – ‘worth a visit in their own right’ – looking out for the resident swans on the lake. In the morning, sit down to a ‘superb’ breakfast: bread from a local bakery, fresh berries in season, hot dishes cooked to order. Dinner’s ‘not a problem’: The White Hart (see Shortlist entry) is a five-minute walk away. More reports, please.

    Map

    The Lynch Country House
    4 Behind Berry
    Somerton
    Somerset
    TA11 7PD

    Guest comments

    'Peaceful house set in lovely gardens. Fantastic breakfast and friendly hosts FB ' - - May, 2027
    'Well worth its entry. Georgian elegance, understated and very comfortable. The gardens (again, understated) are almost worth making a mid-journey break to enjoy. But also illustrated how far B&B has drifted up-market. And the house has a curiously impersonal feel. Lack of dinner no problem, given the White Hart (a model of what local and organic food should be). ' - Michael Lewis - April, 2014
    'Delightful. A wonderful, albeit brief stay. Could not find fault. Bed so comfortable, room clean and well presented. Hosts lovely. House is beautiful, and the breakfast was superb. It is the attention to details that gives this place a touch of class. ' - Lydia Molyneux - October, 2013
    'A warm welcome , good advice about local eating places, comfortable clean room , and the best english breakfast in years - fresh juice, local bread and baconwith homemade jams - for £90 - outstanding ! ' - Rob Harcourt - July, 2011
    'The welcome, the room and the general environment were all of a high order. We had the impression we were in a country house as it was meant to be. The breakfast room was spotless as were the cutlery and crockery. The breakfast too, was excellent. ' - - June, 2011
    'A haven of calm. Our room in the Coach House could be described as 'compact' - this is reflected in a competitive room rate. The interior is traditional country-house style, in keeping with the genteel surroundings, but the excellent bed, flat-screen TV and free WiFi access have the benefits of a modern hotel. The shower was excellent. Breakfast was superb. The gardens are lovely, calming. Somerton has plenty of dining options within easy walking distance. Mike and Chris were welcoming without being intrusive. ' - - May, 2011

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