The Lynch Country House

Black swans glide on the lake in the garden; sun pours in through Venetian windows. More

Contact details

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

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

[2017] 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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The Lynch Country House
4 Behind Berry
Somerton
Somerset
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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Tourist attractions

  • Viaduct Fishery

    Specialising in coarse fishing, with six well-stocked lakes.

  • Wells Cathedral

    The seat of the Bishop of Bath, Wells Cathedral has been described as 'the most poetic of the English cathedrals'.

  • The Roman Baths

    A magnificent temple housing a Roman thermal bathing complex.