9. 4, in coach house, on ground floor.
all year, only coach house rooms at Christmas and New Year, no breakfast 25 Dec/1 Jan.
breakfast room, small sitting area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¾-acre grounds (lake), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (not unattended) in 1 coach house room, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B single £70–£95, double £80–£125.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Black swans glide on the lake in the ‘lovely’ garden; sun pours in through Venetian windows. Here, perched on a lynch, or ridge, above the Cary river valley, is a Georgian country house run as a ‘very good’ B&B with ‘a touch of class’. It is owned by jazz musician Roy Copeland; Lynne Vincent is the ‘delightful, helpful’ manager. Traditionally decorated bedrooms in the main house and converted coach house are ‘comfortable, clean and well presented’. They share a country feel in their use of pretty floral fabrics, but each is different, and they vary in size. A room in the eaves, with a private bathroom across the landing, is ideal for a family. ‘Our room in the main house had lots of character, plus old-fashioned-looking bathroom fixtures, which all worked!’ On a fine day, climb up to the belvedere: the view stretches across Somerton and the surrounding countryside. At dinnertime, head for the centre of the medieval market town – the White Hart (see Shortlist) is a popular choice. A ‘superb breakfast’ in the orangery includes French yogurts and freshly squeezed orange juice; the full cooked breakfast is a feast. (Mary and Rodney Milne-Day)
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