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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Parking - On Site
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Full of character and adorned with antique furniture, this is a wonderful retreat for a couple and exudes an air of bygone elegance.

Full of character and adorned with antique furniture, this is a wonderful retreat for a couple and exudes an air of bygone elegance.

Set on the outskirts of Somerton, the ancient capital of Wessex, The Book Room is a Grade II* listed, self-contained wing of the owner’s home, The Old Parsonage. It is believed to have been built on the site of an early Anglo Saxon church, and next to an old tithe barn that was originally attached to Muchelney Abbey, 6 miles away (which is now overseen by English Heritage). After dissolution of the abbey in 1538, the land passed to Edward Seymour, Earl of Hereford, and was eventually leased by Thomas Preene, a merchant of London. The parsonage house is believed to have been built in 1619 using blue lias stone, and The Book Room still has an original 17th-century hamstone fireplace, original mullion windows and wide, spiral stairs. Guests are welcome to view the original Carolean overmantel in the main house by arrangement, as well as the 17th-century panelling in the parlour. It is interesting to think that the civil war and the nearby battle of Sedgemoor are sure to have been discussed within these walls.
Guests can enjoy the walled garden, relax in the courtyard outside and, if in the mood, wander into the quaint town of Somerton with its shops, pubs and restaurants. There are many places of interest to visit within easy driving distance, including Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Village (retail outlet), Haynes International Motor Museum and the ever-popular Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. Also of interest are the cathedral city of Wells with its Bishops Palace, and many nearby historical houses including Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Stourhead, with its magnicient landscaped gardens. You may also like to venture further afield to the Roman and Georgian city of Bath. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

4 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and wooden floor.
Spiral stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom: With electric fire, double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with roll-top bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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What do our customers say?

  • 10

    Jane

    Posted by anonymous

    The Book Room is full of character and history, next to a beautiful old house and a few minutes walk from the centre of a quintessentially English old Somerset town. My hosts could not have been kinder or more thoughtful, and I had an exceptionally happy two weeks. Thank you!

    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019 27/04/2019
  • 9

    Stafford

    Posted by anonymous

    A very comfortable cottage with an exceptionally helpful proprietor. This must be a bookworm's haven

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018 20/10/2018
  • 9

    Rob

    Posted by anonymous

    We loved staying at the Book Room. It is a beautiful house with a nice garden in a quiet part of the village. It is a very old and historic building with antique furniture well suited to the cottage. Some might say its not as comfortable as a newer place might be but it was fine for us. There are great walks and nice pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Somerton is an excellent location if you want a relaxing rural holiday, although there are good attractions such as the Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Glastonbury Tor within 30 minutes drive. It is an hour to the coast if you want to see the sea. The host was really welcoming and did everything in her power to make our stay a good one. I would heartily recommend this cottage.

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018 08/07/2018
  • 10

    Jane

    Posted by anonymous

    The Book Room is full of character and history, next to a beautiful old house and a few minutes walk from the centre of a quintessentially English old Somerset town. My hosts could not have been kinder or more thoughtful, and I had an exceptionally happy two weeks. Thank you!

    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019 27/04/2019
  • 9

    Stafford

    Posted by anonymous

    A very comfortable cottage with an exceptionally helpful proprietor. This must be a bookworm's haven

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018 20/10/2018
  • 9

    Rob

    Posted by anonymous

    We loved staying at the Book Room. It is a beautiful house with a nice garden in a quiet part of the village. It is a very old and historic building with antique furniture well suited to the cottage. Some might say its not as comfortable as a newer place might be but it was fine for us. There are great walks and nice pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Somerton is an excellent location if you want a relaxing rural holiday, although there are good attractions such as the Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Glastonbury Tor within 30 minutes drive. It is an hour to the coast if you want to see the sea. The host was really welcoming and did everything in her power to make our stay a good one. I would heartily recommend this cottage.

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018 08/07/2018
9.7 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by ReeVoo