The Lynch Country House

A scattering of jazz memorabilia sets the tone – and hits the right note – at this Georgian country house B&B on a ridge overlooking the Cary river valley. More

Contact details

4 Behind Berry
TA11 7PD
01458 272316

Hotel information


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


all year, only coach house rooms at Christmas and New Year, no breakfast 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.


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

Background music



all ages welcomed.


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

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £70–£95. double £80–£125.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A scattering of jazz memorabilia sets the tone at this Georgian country house B&B on a ridge overlooking the Cary river valley. ‘We stayed here for the second year running,’ say Guide regulars in 2018. ‘It’s very comfy.’ Owned by musician Roy Copeland, with ‘delightful, helpful’ Lynne Vincent as manager, it is run with a ‘touch of class’. In the ‘lovely garden’, black swans and ducks mill about on a lake, surrounded by woodland. traditionally decorated bedrooms in the main house and converted coach house are ‘very comfortable’ and enjoy. Rooms have a country cottage air with pretty florals. However, housekeeping could be better, say some readers.Bathroom fixtures may appear old-fashioned (‘they all worked though!’). Lynne has a wealth of local knowledge, with ‘superb advice’ on where to dine come evening. Top pick: the White Hart (see Shortlist) in the centre of the medieval market town. ‘Breakfast is extremely good.’ Taken in the orangery, it includes French yogurts, cereals, freshly squeezed orange juice; smoked streaky bacon, toasted muffins, creamy eggs, all cooked to order. Equally tasty is the vista from the belvedere. (Rodney and Mary Milne-Day)

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The Lynch Country House
4 Behind Berry
TA11 7PD

Guest comments

'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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide