Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5NB
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Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5NB
The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa is privately owned by the Eden Hotel Collection, winners of the ‘AA Small Hotel Group of the Year’ 2014-2015. This elegant regency country house, cradled by both the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills, is noted for its elegance and warmth. The beautifully proportioned bedrooms are all named after the small villages that surround the hotel and have splendid views of the surrounding hills. Excellent food is one of the big attractions - the highly creative chefs combine classic favourites and imaginative new dishes. Everyone needs to get away from it all once in a while - and many, especially those who might feel deprived of fresh air and green fields, choose to do so at The Mount Somerset Hotel.
The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa also has a Spa, Wedding Venue and Restaurant:
The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa is part of the following Inspirations:
"Set in four acres of lovely grounds in the city of Somerset, this Regency dazzler sits high on a mount with the Quantocks to one side and the Black Hills on the other. The views are, natch, to die for. And, hang on, some of the bedrooms even have their own private hot tubs from which to ponder the West Country’s gorgeousness. Talking of which, there’s a great spa here too – book in for the bubbling hydrotherapy tub, thermal suites or ESPA treatment. This place is all about elegant relaxation, from the chilled lounge complete with open fire to the Garden Room’s pre-dinner aperitifs each evening. Go on, spoil yourself."
" The Shoe Museum, Street, Somerset
Now then, who doesn’t want to see the last made for Princess Diana’s wedding slipper? The Shoe Museum, in Street, Somerset, is home to more than 1,500 shoes dating from Roman times to present day, with highlights including an Emir’s slipper from Nigeria, a Chinese shoe for a bound foot, kub kobs worn in Turkish baths, and Finnish shoes made from birch bark.
Stay at: The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa, a cosy Regency country pile nestled in the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills."
"This 19-room hotel is a real find for anyone driving on the M5 to or from Devon and Cornwall. Hidden so close to the M5 that its existence comes as a complete surprise, the Mount was built near the village of Ruishton as Henlade House between 1805-1815. The owners were Robert Proctor Anderdon and his nephew and heir John Proctor Anderdon. They employed an Italian architect (name unknown) to build them a new gentleman’s residence with large bright windows and a remarkable octagonal lobby. At the time of its completion John Proctor Anderdon was commanding the City of London Militia at the battle of Waterloo. What a lovely house to come home to!
Today Henlade House is known as the Mount and it has been beautifully restored, if a bit overextended. The main building is Grade II listed but the dado frieze that loops up from the lobby over an elegant free-floating stone staircase is Grade I listed. Not many houses have a dado of such historic importance, but it seems this one was hand-stencilled in 1815 and has survived – remarkably – intact.
Leading off the octagonal lobby are various drawing rooms, including the hotel bar with its old fashioned corner unit between reception and the dining room. Here is a feeling of timeless comfort, especially on a winter’s evening, with deep sofas and overmantel mirrors. The head barman is Peter Molnar who offers a wine list running to 200 vintages including wines from Lebanon, Argentina, Sicily, and from New Hall in Essex. Twelve bottles are offered by the glass including Nyetimber’s vey superior sparkling wine. The bar also serves a Newton House gin, distilled in nearby Yeovil."
"This Georgian country house ticks every box for a sophisticated Gatsby wedding. It has an air of opulent, genteel elegance reflected in its sweeping staircase, light pastel muted tone décor and sumptuous furnishings with terraces that lead on to the fountain garden, the perfect backdrop for cocktails and photographs. The crystal chandeliered drawing room is breathtaking for weddings whilst for grand parties a marquee can be placed in the grounds."
"The Mount is a gorgeous Italianate house built between 1805 and 1815 for John Proctor Anderson and his uncle. Proctor Anderson was one of Wellington’s officers at the Battle of Waterloo and he subsequently retired here to enjoy hunting and shooting in the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. These days hotel guests can enjoy that same sense of getting away from it all at The Mount."
Information on The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa , Lower Henlade , Taunton
|No. of bedrooms:||
Types of room: Classic Twin/Double, Executive Twin/Double, Premier Suites, Barrington Suite
|Room rates guide:||
Room with Breakfast
Credit Cards Accepted: Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: Open all year
Child Friendly: Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (£15 per day charge applies)
Romantic Details: four-poster suite and honeymoon suite
Smoking Permitted: No
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: disabled access, lift to first floor
Accreditation: AA 4 Silver Stars, AA 3 Rosettes, Part of the Eden Hotel Collection, AA Small Hotel Group of the Year 2014 – 2015
Flat screen TV, Radio alarm, direct dial telephone, Four-poster beds available, Luxury toiletries, most rooms have roll-top baths, suites have roll-top baths and wet rooms
Award-winning gardens, 2 treatment rooms, Hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, foot spas, Sauna, Steam room, Fitness suite, Award-winning restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 3 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 72 delegates, Heli-pad, Private dining
Luxury Spa - sauna, steam room, hydrotherpahy pool, experience showers, foot spa's, fitness suite and two treatment rooms
|Outdoor activities on site:||
Croquet lawn, Countryside walks
Cricket club, Golf, Polo club, Horse riding
|Local directions:||The Hotel is less than 2 miles from junction 25 of the M5 motorway. From Taunton motorway exit take the A358 signposted to Chard and Ilminster and after passing through Henlade, turn right into Stoke Road signposted Stoke St Mary and The Mount Somerset Hotel.|
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Stratford Upon Avon
Bristol (32 miles) (45 mins)
Taunton (4 miles) (10 mins)
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Keep Calm and Pretend It’s Not Monday!
Sat 01 Sep 2018 – Thu 31 Oct 2019
Relax with us on a Sunday in one of our beautiful Classic rooms. Enjoy luxury accommodation, a full afternoon tea each in the afternoon with a glass of Nyetimber and full English breakfast on the Monday morning. £185 per room. Early check in of 2pm and a lazy checkout of 12 noon!
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Sat 01 Sep 2018 – Mon 30 Sep 2019
Stop off with us on your way to the far South West and break up your journey. Stay in one of our contemporary Deluxe rooms and enjoy a 3 course Du Jour dinner in the evening with a glass of house champagne each. Sunday – Thursday £229 per room, per night. Friday & Saturday £299 per room, per night.
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Sat 01 Sep 2018 – Sun 31 Mar 2019
Spend some time together in one of our sumptuous, quiet Deluxe rooms. Enjoy a relaxing 55 minute treatment each in our spa (pre booking essential) then indulge in a 3 course Du Jour dinner in our beautiful Somerset Dining room, followed by full English breakfast the following morning. £350 per room.
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Sat 01 Sep 2018 – Sun 31 Mar 2019
Retreat to and relax in one of our 2 hot tub bedrooms. On arrival, a bottle of champagne & homemade chocolates will be waiting for you in your room, along with rose petals sprinkled over your bed. Enjoy a 3 course Du Jour dinner in our glorious dining room, followed by a full English breakfast the following morning. 10% off spa treatments pre booked. S-T £389 F/S £399 per room
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