With a Victorian gothic style that looks like it's jumped straight out of a 19th century novel, you'll fall in love with this former hunting lodge turned B&B. Set in the beautiful Mendip Hills just one mile from the cathedral city of Wells, it's got all the hallmarks of a cool country pile: posh-looking antique furniture to admire in the reception rooms, roaring fires to warm chilly hands, and a Victorian walled garden to stroll around, bursting with colourful English bluebells and featuring an old stone bridge. Unpack your bags in a variety of traditional-looking en-suite bedrooms and sleep soundly on your romantic four-poster or rustic cast iron bedstead. In the summer cool off in the luxurious outdoor pool and read your favourite book on the comfy loungers or head out and explore Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury or Wells nearby.
What makes a stay at Beryl unique?
In 1838, local lawyer Edmond Davis commissioned Edwin Pugin's pupil Benjamin Ferrey to design and undertake the construction of a Gothic Revival style mansion as a family home for himself and his wife, Mary-Ann. The property was to be called' Beryl.' As seen in Westminster's Houses of Parliament, Pugin's style is reflected in the fine wood carving and panelling, tiled flooring and wallpaper of the Main Hallway.
What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Beryl?
In the main house there are 12 bedrooms ranging from the large first floor rooms and family suites to classic wing or second floor rooms and a garden cottage for self-catering use. Each room is perfectly combined of antique furniture and modern conveniences, with beautiful views over either the Mendip Hills gardens or over Wells and the Somerset Levels to Glastonbury Tor.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Wells area?
Explore the Outstanding Natural Beauty Area of Mendip Hills. Walk the Mendip Way, Monarchs Way and West Country Way. Enjoy bird watching at the Somerset Levels.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Award-winning breakfasts are cooked to order and served in the dining room on classic china, with silver cutlery and teapots. The Continental buffet offers a delicious selection of fruits, yoghurts, cereals, cold meats and cheeses. Complimentary afternoon tea is available in the Tea Room from 3 pm -5 pm. There is a wide range of places to eat within easy reach on Beryl, please ask for recommendations.