Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Fabulous views’ over the cathedral and the Vale of Avalon to Glastonbury Tor await at Frances and Tim Meeres Young’s 18th-century coach house, run as a ‘faultless’ B&B. ‘The site is beautiful’, in gardens and parkland, with wildlife ponds and water features, rose garden, acer glades, a fernery, a potager, ‘wonderful, huge trees’. Bedrooms are lavishly furnished, Lady Hamilton has a four-poster and an Italian-tiled bathroom, Black Orchid modern styling, an espresso machine. The Studio, in a gravel courtyard, beside car parking, was ‘very nice, with table and chairs on a small patio’, a reader reports. Tea and cake are offered on arrival. Toiletries are cruelty free, locally made. Guests have use of a sitting room with a pantry. Give notice to dine in, either a light supper or full silver service. A ‘vast and impressive continental breakfast’ in the orangery brings freshly baked breads and pastries, home-made jams. Cooked dishes, with an extra charge, must be ordered the night before. ‘I don’t eat meat but was given a vegetarian Scotch egg and delicious pear and Stilton pâté.’ It is a happy ship. ‘The staff said how much they loved working there.’ (Diana Goodey, Sally Mehalko)
7. 1 in studio cottage, 2 in the gatehouse cottage.
all year except 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year.
3 sitting rooms (1 with pantry), breakfast room/orangery, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 6½-acre garden in 25 acres of parkland.
allowed for parties that occupy the whole house, if children are old enough to have their own room.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B (continental) single £85, double £95–£157. À la carte £28–£43 (pre-ordered). 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends during high season.
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