The Old Priory – Home 5652258 House
- 6 bedrooms
- 18 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Old Priory – Home 5652258
- 6 bedrooms
- sleeps 18
- min stay varies
- Nearest beach 40 mi
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Situated just 20 minutes from Bath, Wells and Glastonbury, in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, with records showing that it was first established in 1170. This historically significant building was an Augustinian Priory in early medieval times, later being seized by Henry VIII and bequeathed to Christchurch College, Oxford. It was owned by Christchurch until 1712 when it was sold to a private local buyer. A secret tunnel is said to have existed linking the nearby 15th century church to The Old Priory, which was possibly used for escape and refuge in the days of religious persecution. The building was later used as a school for young ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian era.Today, the ancient honeyed stonework and a beautiful walled garden bursting with colour in the summer months greet you upon entering the gravelled driveway. Within this Grade II* building many original architectural features are retained, including large inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors and original oak beamed ceilings.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
Bedroom 4: Full bed Twin bed
Bedroom 5: Queen Bed Twin bed
Bedroom 6: King bed 3 Twin beds
Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
- 5 En suites, 2 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Fax machine
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
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- No smoking at this property
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100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
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- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Nov 2019
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
Map and how to get there
– based on 21 reviews
- Very Good
Brilliant clean house Breakfast was lovely Location was perfect Melody was very responsive and helpful
“Birthday at the Old Priory”
We have just had an amazing weekend at the Old Priory for my 60th Birthday. Such a wonderful old house, full of character and so warm and cosy. Matt and Melody couldn’t have been more helpful -plus they served a mouthwatering and imaginative Dinner on Saturday in the beautiful dining room. We were five couples, we all loved our rooms, the log fire in the sitting room was perfect for long chats with tea and cake and the kitchen was well stocked and great to work in. Of all the amazing choice of places to visit, we walked in Cheddar Gorge and visited Wells which we can recommend. We would love to come back.
“Perfect perfect perfect”
The hidden gem of the West Country We had a great time and were looked after by the hosts. Croquet on the lawn and great location for cycling
We booked the Old Priory for a Hen Weekend with 15 ladies. Not only is the house beautiful, full of history and incredibly comfortable but it's perfectly laid out with an en suite in every room, … More
Beautiful house and garden. Great place if you like cooking and entertaining for over 15. Very well located at just 30 minutes from Bath. Croquet on the lawn and barbecue
“Fantastic for big groups”
We hired The Old Priory for the weekend for a hen party. It was perfect for our group, lots of bedrooms and communal areas to enjoy. Great to also have the garden and BBQ option. A big thank you to Melody for making it to easy and being so welcoming. We'll be sure to recommend it for future hens!
“In un angolo di Inghilterra”
Abbiamo optato come tappa vicina a Bath in mancanza di posto, scelta eccellente, catapultati in un clima molto british, cordiale e molto discreto. I pavimenti non sono livellato, le porte borchiate in… More
“Beautiful house and friendly hosts”
A perfect weekend for my 30th birthday. The house is stunning with fantastic kitchens and dining room for a dinner party, cosy living rooms and great bedrooms all with nice bathrooms. The gardens are … More
“Fulfilled all our expectations”
We were 8 old school friends (all men 60+) and the Priory was perfect. Greeted and helped on arrival - Owners available if we needed them (only once to remind us how the Oven worked - Oh! and again t… More
“Brilliant Girls Weekend with the Ladies”
We booked The Old Priory very last minute due to a cancelled weekend in Scotland that we should have been going on for Mums 65th. The owners were brilliant at helping us with the arrangements on such … More
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