Stoberry House

Tim and Frances Meeres Young rescued this 18th-century coach house from ruin 20 years ago and transformed it into an ‘altogether excellent’ luxury B&B with a sweep of ‘beautifully laid out’ grounds. More

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Stoberry House
Stoberry Park
Wells
Somerset
BA5 3LD
England
01749 672906
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

5. 1 in studio cottage.

Open

all year except 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Facilities

3 sitting rooms (1 with pantry), breakfast room, Orangery, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 6½-acre garden in 25 acres of parkland, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (in studio suite).

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B (continental) £65–£155. Cooked breakfast £5.50, à la carte meal £35.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Tim and Frances Meeres Young rescued this 18th-century coach house from ruin 20 years ago and transformed it into an ‘altogether excellent’ luxury B&B with a sweep of ‘beautifully laid out’ grounds. ‘Several hours could easily be spent idling about the carefully planted gardens, anticipating what delight is around the next corner.’ Find colourful prints, fresh flowers, packed bookshelves, board games in the sitting rooms; a well-equipped pantry has all the necessities for making light snacks. In the main house and studio (a stroll across the lawns), the ‘comfortable, well-appointed’ bedrooms are individually designed. ‘What a lovely surprise to discover we could park alongside our well-equipped studio suite.’ The truly romantic can arrange intimate picnics or afternoon teas in the gardens or on the grassy knoll overlooking Wells cathedral. Expect a ‘superb’ breakfast with a full (‘and I do mean “full”’) English and an ‘unrivalled’ continental spread: yogurts, Somerset cheeses, salami, freshly baked breads, Scotch pancakes, home-made jams; porridge has its own menu. ‘Frances cooks much of it, using produce from her potager.’ (Geoffrey Bignell, Peter Rogers)

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Special offers

Three Night Special Offer

Our prices include a substantial Continental Style Breakfast selection each morning, and are per room per night. We have special rates for stays of 3 nights or more, from £75 per room per night. Please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Stoberry House
Stoberry Park
Wells
Somerset
BA5 3LD

Guest comments

'We cannot recommend it too highly. Frances was most welcoming, producing tea and cakes. Our suite was beautifully set up. We had a two-course supper in the new conservatory. Breakfast was to die for. The view down to the cathedral is magical. ' - Alice and John Sennett - June, 2017
'Luxurious accommodation in a 20th-century house on rising ground immediately to the north of Wells. Breathtaking views of the city and the most beautiful six-acre grounds which include wildlife ponds, sculpture, walled and sunken gardens, gazebo, potsherds and a lime walk: a joy to explore. Breakfast was immaculately presented. The L-shaped bedroom was smallish, but tastefully appointed in boudoir style, with every convenience. All in all, a top recommendation, entirely deserving its popularity. ' - Robert Gower - May, 2017
'The welcome by Frances was warm and very attentive, and she was unfailingly helpful throughout. The layout of the house is quirky, but our room was very comfortable. The glory of the house is the panoramic view from a built-on breakfast room, which offers superb view down to Wells Cathedral, and over to Glastonbury Tor on the horizon. A full English breakfast is available but Frances is particularly proud of her continental breakfast. ' - Robert Grimley - March, 2017
'The owners and staff are tireless and delightful. We had the studio suite, very well equipped and with a lovely view from he loo. The new conservatory breakfast room has stunning views and the breakfast is amazing. ' - Peter Rogers - May, 2016

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