We stayed two nights here and were very pleased with everything. The B & B is located in an old farmhouse located just steps away from the Bishop's Palace, the town centre and the cathedral. Our double room overlooked the charming grounds of the house with a view of the old stone barn of the Bishop's Palace.
Mrs. Glass was always friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and tidy. We would return here again.
They also offer a self-catering cottage on the grounds.
The property is enclosed by a stone fence, and since it is so close to the sight of Wells, you can leave your car here safely and just walk to everything.
The Ancient Gate House Hotel
20 Sadler St.,
Somerset, BA5 2SE.
Tel: +44 (0)1749 672029.
Prices from £72.50
9 Rooms all ensuite.
2 four poster beds, 2 half testers.
AA 2 Star
Views of Wells Cathedral West Front.
One of the oldest hotels in England with many original features and character.
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One of the oldest hotels in England with many original features and character.
OK - what is old you ask???/ Welll --- think history, think ancient >
The Great West Gate which forms part of the property (now called Browne's gate) is designated an Ancient Monument. Its history can be traced back to the feudal barons and still preserved with the Cathedral records are details of its rebuilding in 1473. During the reign of Edward VI (1547-1553) it was an armed keep and after a period of confiscation it was handed back to the Church by Mary Tudor (1553-1558).
While browsing the internet for accomodation in Wells, I stumbled upon No. 23 Bed & Breakfast. There were still rooms available (no wonder in January, I suppose), so I called and booked a double room. The lady on the phone, Liz Evans, was very friendly - and she was similarly nice when we arrived in Wells 3 hours too early... Liz was just coming home from a walk with her dog, but she showed us the room and chatted with us for a while before we left for a walk through the city. The next morning, after a good sleep in the cozy bed, she made a good full English breakfast. After that, we had to leave the B&B again, but it was a nice stay.
Liz is a very friendly person, the B&B itself is cozy and clean. No complaints.
The Beltane bills itself as a luxury Bed and Breakfast. It's small, just four rooms but each is a mini-suite with very comfortable accommodations. The main house has two rooms, one on either side of the breakfast room and there's a separate annex building with two more rooms in that. Our room had a small sitting area with tv, along with a mini fridge stocked with fresh milk and water. There was a sink, counter and cupboards as well. The bedroom had a king size bed with really nice linen. The bathroom was a decent sized and was a "wet room". that is, it had tiled floor and a shower in the corner and drain in the floor but wasn't a proper shower stall. Still, it didn't seem to get the whole room wet and it worked well.
The room/suite had it's own outside entrance with a little patio for seating outdoors by the garden.
The breakfast room was lovely, in a room that had an big old fireplace. You pre-ordered your breakfast the night before and there was also cereal, fruit, yogurt available as well. I thought the cooked breakfast was fine though my partner thought the portions were a bit meager.
The rooms are mini-suites with separate living/lounge areas. They supply fresh milk and bottled water in the fridges. The gardens are very nice and they have free range chickens on the grounds as well. They also have a well-behaved dog on the premesis. They use locally sourced ingredients for their food. They have wifi and free parking off street.
They are located about a mile or so up a hill outside of the city centre of Wells near Dulcote.
This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. Wells turned out to have several old coaching inns but when you travel as a family, costs can get high for family rooms and the White Hart simply had the best offer (the B&B I originally wanted turned out to be closed in February). Without having tried the others, I can say I am happy they did, as we had a great stay! We were accommodated above the old stables in the yard where a row of rooms have been created which are nicely decorated and have everything you could wish for even on a business trip, such as internet connection. The WC/shower was nice and clean and the beds comfy and after cold February walks, the tea making facilities were wonderful if maybe not unique - we were in England after all. We blew a fuse one evening and that was sorted out in two minutes flat. Breakfast is served in their restaurant and includes anything from full English to toast - whatever you prefer. In February at least, a roaring fire makes it extra snug. All service comes with a smile even though it is clear that it is a family-run business where they often has to work in many positions at the same time and hurry between them. Our daughter forgot her GameBoy on her bed when we left and we only discovered this when we had left Wells but they quickly sent it by mail to us in Sweden. In a big non-family owned hotel, it might just as well have ended up with the staff somewhere.
As already said, the hotel has a restaurant (Brufani) where we decided to eat when we arrived in the evening. Across the street is their sister hotel (The Ancient Gate House) which has a more expensive Italian restaurant but both of these still felt more relaxed than the inn around the Market Place where dressed-up women sipped champagne cocktails :) The two restaurants probably share chefs and we never tried the Italian place but were very happy with the lamb, steaks and cannelloni we had in Brufani's. In a small English town off season, we didn't expect surprises and yet were really amazed at the accompanying roast vegetables we had with our meat.
Spent one night at Furlong House in October 2004. Comfortable room, quirky shower, good breakfast, friendly owner. The home is in a beautiful setting, very close to the Cathedral. There a great pub/restaurant just down the street on the way to the cathedral.
Would definitely stay here again. We paid 50GBL/night
Beautiful garden setting.
Nestling at the foot of the Mendip Hills in the historic village of Wookey Hole, this park enjoys a quiet and scenic location close to the heart of rural Somerset. Pleasant & secluded, it offers a peaceful haven for those wanting a quiet holiday in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Open March - October with 50 pitches available
• Tents accepted
• Awnings accepted
• Electric hook up
• Car parking beside pitch
• Shower(s) on site
• Gas cylinder exchange
• Motor homes accepted
• Flat site
• Flush toilets on site
• Eating out within 2 miles
• Food shop nearby
• Telephone nearby
• Pub nightlife nearby (within a mile)
• Hair dryer on site
• Located on or close to a walking trail
• Located on or close to a cycle route
The Station Inn is situated between Bristol, Bath and Wells. It is ideally situated for exploring this area of the Country. The rooms belonging to the pub are situated in front of the car park. The rooms are all ground floor in lovingly restored outbuildings. We had a cosy double room which was nice and warm with plenty of storage space tea/coffee making facilities were available and tv. The owners were nice and friendly, giving us a warm welcome on arrival. The absolutely best thing about staying here is the Station Inn Pub and Carriage restaurant which is a converted pullman railway Carriage decorated in the style of the Orient Express. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.
I booked our room via the 'Groupon' website, I paid £29.00 for 1 night with a bottle of wine on arrival. It is work checking this website prior to booking as the owner told me they were going to do more Groupon deals in the future.
The meals at the Carriage Restaurant and the ambience in the Pub.
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