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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 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?

  • 9

    WILLIAM

    Posted by anonymous

    VERY ENJOYABLE.

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2019 12/01/2020
  • 10

    Kenneth

    Posted by anonymous

    Whenever we stay in rented accommodation we ask, does it satisfy the three c's: Is it Clean? Is it Comfortable? Is it Cosy? The Book Room passes all three easily. But, in this case, there's a fourth C - Character, which it has in abundance. The lovely welcome package is the cherry on the cake.

    Confirmed guest, 25/10/2019 01/11/2019
  • 7

    David

    Posted by anonymous

    very quaint accomodation but not entirely suitable for elderly couples because of the lack of room in kitchen, lying on the floor to use microwave is not good in my opinion.

    Confirmed guest, 18/10/2019 20/10/2019
  • 9

    Kristina

    Posted by anonymous

    Just beautiful in every way. Lovely cottage, charming owner and perfect location. Couldn’t be more pleased with my choice in staying at this delightful cottage and would happily stay again.

    Confirmed guest, 09/08/2019 16/10/2019
  • 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
9.2 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by ReeVoo