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6 rooms from $118 per night

“12th Century house turned restaurant with rooms is one of the oldest properties in Somerset let alone the quaint village of Midsomer Norton. Six charming bedrooms are comfortable and exude the dated charm. Enjoy breakfast in the garden or in your room, before exploring the local area. ”

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“12th Century house turned restaurant with rooms is one of the oldest properties in Somerset let alone the quaint village of Midsomer Norton. Six charming bedrooms are comfortable and exude the dated charm. Enjoy breakfast in the garden or in your room, before exploring the local area. ”

Hotel Overview

“The Old Priory is something of an oasis. Once in its ancient courtyard you’d never guess that a scrappy provincial High Street was round the corner. You’ll find listed ecclesiastical panelling in the hall, three enormous original fireplaces, ancient beams, flagstone floors and a secret passage running from the kitchen to the church. Upstairs there are seven dark, quaint bedrooms, while the food (parfait of foie gras or pink-roasted venison with quince puree) in the cosy Moody Goose restaurant is excellent.”

Recommended for
  • Groups
  • Can be privately hired for special events such as hen parties and family gatherings.
  • Romantic Break
  • A beautiful and quiet spot for you and your loved one to get lost in the Somerset countryside.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Wifi
  • Free wifi
  • Bar
  • No pets
  • Private dining room
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Satellite / Cable TV

Activities

  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Wander around the lovely walled gardens, or simply sit and listen to the birdsong.
  • Other Activities
  • Head out for an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting in Wells.
  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking all around this area, ask your hosts for a few pointers.
  • Cycling
  • Cycling on the old railways to Bath/Frome – National Cycle Route 24.
  • Sights nearby
  • Head to the nearby National Trust Stourhead House and Gardens.

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“Situated just 15 minutes from Bath, Wells and Bristol, in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory Hotel with it's beams and inglenooks, is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, and dates back to c.1152. This historically significant house was later purchased by Christchurch College, Oxford and was owned by them until 1712 when it was sold to a private buyer. A secret tunnel is said to have existed linking the nearby 15th century church to The Priory, which was likely to have been used for escape and refuge in the days of religious persecution.”

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6 rooms from $118 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Groups
  • Can be privately hired for special events such as hen parties and family gatherings.
  • Romantic Break
  • A beautiful and quiet spot for you and your loved one to get lost in the Somerset countryside.
Activities
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Wander around the lovely walled gardens, or simply sit and listen to the birdsong.
  • Other Activities
  • Head out for an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting in Wells.
  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking all around this area, ask your hosts for a few pointers.
  • Cycling
  • Cycling on the old railways to Bath/Frome – National Cycle Route 24.
  • Sights nearby
  • Head to the nearby National Trust Stourhead House and Gardens.
Other highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free wifi
  • Quiet
  • Less £
  • Full of character
  • Intimate
  • Charming
  • Historic
  • Reputedly one of the oldest houses in Somerset, built circa 1152
  • Inn
  • Antiques
  • Quirky
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • House party feel

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