Sleeps up to 18 guests in 1 property
The Old Priory
Changeover: Any day
Open: Open all year round
Short breaks available
Sleeps 18 Total
Located midway between the beautiful cities of Bath and Wells in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, with ecclesiastical records showing that it was first established in 1170. This historically significant property was established as an Augustinian Priory in early medieval times, later being seized by Henry VIII, who gave it to Christchurch College, Oxford. 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 large gravelled driveway. Within this Grade II* building many original architectural features are retained, including large inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors and original oak beamed ceilings.
A curvy flight of stairs within a Somerset staircase turret lead to the first and second floors and heavy iron studded doors open to beautifully refurbished rooms. The six individual bedrooms share a style which reflects the charm and atmosphere of the old, combined with the comfort and convenience of modern day living.
The Old Priory is available for exclusive private hire and provides the perfect location for a variety of events and occasions including family breaks, reunions, seminars, parties, business meetings and any sort of group accommodation.
There are two lounges, both with inglenook fireplaces and log burners, one for sitting and talking and one with a large screen television. The stone floored dining room can cater for up to 18 people, offering an intimate and private environment for sit-down or buffet dinners of both a formal or relaxed nature. The kitchen is functional and very well equipped for a large group having formerly been a restaurant kitchen of a Michelin starred chef.
The bedrooms can be arranged to sleep up to 18 people. One family set in the loft can accommodate a large family of six or a group of children. All the rooms have en suite facilities and televisions. Wireless broadband is mostly available throughout the building although some of the internal walls are over a metre thick which can affect signals.
The owners, who live next door, are willing to provide cooked breakfasts, group dining by prearrangement or any other assistance that you might need during your stay.
From £400 to £1000 per night.
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