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The Old Priory

Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms , 8 Bathrooms , Sleeps 18
Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England
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... Read more
Listing #HL5652258
About the Owner
Melody R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
We live next door and will meet you when you arrive to give you the keys and show you around. We can provide breakfasts, cream teas through to seven course tasting menu fine dining if required. Other groups have brought chefs in from outside and the kitchen is ideally set up for this. Otherwise we are usually around to help out if anything doesn't work or you just need help or advice.
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile


Date of stay: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Michael W
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (5)
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (20)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(7)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Half bath
    2 Showers
    5 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    3 Kings
    1 Full
    7 Twins
    1 Sofa
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About the neighbourhood
Situated in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is a hideaway south of Bath, ideally located for exploring the areas finest landmarks and attractions including:
-- The world heritage Georgian city of Bath
-- The beautiful cathedral city of Wells
-- Glastonbury – associated with the legends of King Arthur, the Holy Grail and site of one of the largest outdoor festivals
-- Cheddar Gorge
-- Wookey Hole
-- Longleat Safari park and House
-- Stourhead House/Gardens
-- The Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton
-- Pretty country village touring: Wellow – Norton St. Phillip – Farley Hungerford – Bradford on Avon – Lacock – Castle Combe
Getting around
We have a large car park for up to 10 cars in from of the building. Buses go from the town centre around two minutes walk to Bath, Bristol and Wells. The nearest train station is in Bath and there are plenty of local taxi firms.

There are cycle paths on disused railway lines going off to Bath and Frome.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bristol Airport: 24.0 km
Railway: Bath: 16.0 km
Ferry: Portsmouth: 130.0 km
Buses 173, 178 and 379 all go from Bath bus station (next to railway station) to Midsomer Norton taking about 35-40 minutes. The nearest bus stop (Midsomer Norton - Town Hall) is two minutes walk away from The Old Priory.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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