The Old Parsonage
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The Old Parsonage

The Old Parsonage Main Street, Farrington Gurney BS39 6UB England
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#1 of 1 B&B in Farrington Gurney
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Old Parsonage is very conveniently placed for both the business traveler and tourist visiting the West Country in the Village of Farrington Gurney. We can easily be reached by public transport and there is ample private off-street parking. The Old Parsonage was built in the 1680s and was owned by The Duchy of Cornwall for over 200 years. It retains many of its beautiful period features including wooden paneling, shutters, period open fireplaces, and a wonderful original 17th Century staircase. Rooms have an interesting collection of antique furniture and beautiful chandeliers combined with modern facilities to make your stay very comfortable and relaxing. We have a total of 3 bed & breakfast rooms and 3 self-catering apartments.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
English, Czech

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The Old Parsonage Main Street, Farrington Gurney BS39 6UB England
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Steveps3 wrote a review Jun 2021
Hanslope, United Kingdom255 contributions82 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With lockdown starting to ease, our trip to the Old Parsonage was our first holiday in a year. I don’t think that we could have picked a better place to stay. James and Emily (and Fergus the dog) made us feel so welcome. James is the face of the Old Parsonage whilst Emily works in the background. On arrival we’d booked an afternoon tea. Delightful sandwiches and wonderful home made cakes and scones were all served on china plates with lashings of cream and fresh jam. It was a great start to the holiday.

The Parsonage has a small number of rooms but each is presented very elegantly. We stopped in the Rachel room. The room has loads of original features. Such as sash windows, shutters and a luxurious four poster bed. At the same time mod-cons such as an en-suite shower room makes the room even more special. Tea and coffee facilities are available in the room. Breakfast is available from 8am.The hot selection is pre-ordered the night before where as pasties, cereal, toast and yoghurts are available at your table.

Whilst we were staying, James offered to allow us to recharge our electric car. At the moment they only offer a granny charger but plans are afoot to install charging stations. Hopefully by our next visit they will have these in place.

It was our first holiday for a while but it was certainly one to remember. I am looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The afternoon tea is wonderful. You certainly won’t go hungry either.
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Helen W wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic breakfast with freshly baked muffins and cakes on offer as well as delicious cooked options. The whole place is furnished beautifully with lots of care and attention to detail. The owners are super helpful, booking local restaurants and taxis for us. Our room on the ground floor was massive with gorgeous period features like shutters which made the room dark and quiet. The bathroom across the hall is also enormous with nice products and lovely fluffy towels and robes to use. The little fridge in the room adjoining the bathroom, was a bonus for keeping the little of bottles of milk from breakfast.
All in all, would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jackie & Barry wrote a review Oct 2020
Essex, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have recently returned from a four night stay at the Old Parsonage. This is an exceptional B&B and it was a privilege to stay in a beautiful Grade 2 listed house, furnished with antiques that compliment it. The house is within easy reach by car or bus of Bath and Wells and Cheddar Gorge by car. The beds are comfy and bathrooms beautiful with toiletries supplied, also hairdryers in the rooms. James and Emily are a lovely couple and went out of their way to ensure our stay was perfect, including providing a very good breakfast in a socially distanced breakfast room.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms we saw were all good
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186338SimoneP wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom87 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This stay was way beyond my expectations. I was attending an event nearby and was absolutely delighted. The beds were comfortable, oodles of fluffy towels, well equipped kitchen; the even provided both caffeinated AND decaffeinated coffee pods with the Expresso machine.Every possible bathroom potion was provided, and the carpets were soft and cosy underfoot. Plenty of parking and the owner was helpful and incredibly kind. I had got lost on the way and he came out to greet me in the pouring rain to guide me in to the car parking area. My travel companion suggested a hot water bottle as an added comfort but apparently had we asked for these they would have been happily provided. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The two double bedroom suite I chose had two bathrooms and one twin and one double bedroom.
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claryNorthampton wrote a review Jun 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom39 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the minute we arrived i cannot rate The Old Parsonage high enough. A brief history of the building was given as we were shown to our rooms which were absolutely delightful. Spacious with a lovely comfortable bed and pillows. Coffee and tea facilities provided as were robes and slippers for the bath room ( ours room was on the ground floor and bathroom was across the corridor. Often one finds quite cheap toiletries in bathrooms ( if any) . Nothing is cheap here i can assure you and you are encouraged to use the special Goats Milk Soap and lotions.
The is also a residents lounge with an "honesty bar" and plenty of board games / books to use.
Breakfast was so special, you request your breakfast time from a choice of times which allows food to be prepared individually and not left to keep warm. Such a fantastic choice and all fresh. We must have put on an extra few pounds!
The Old Parsonage is ideally situated and we managed several trips out during our 3 day stay including Bristol, Bath, Wells and the lovely Bradford on Avon.
A local farm shop must be visited as produce here was very good ( as were the wines and liquor's.
We will certainly be recommending this gem to our friends. Thank you for making my husbands birthday treat extra special.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: 1 room downstairs, 2 other rooms up stairs.- separate self contained unit.
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Nikki C wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The lovely new owners went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfast and the home made cakes were fabulous, the rooms are very comfortable with everything you need (toiletries, tea/coffee, home made biscuits) and the grade 2 listed building is stunning.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from theoldparsonagebnb, Owner at The Old Parsonage
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Thank you for your lovely review - hope you come back to stay again soon!
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Sue A wrote a review Jun 2021
St. Albans, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent three nights at the Old Parsonage and cannot fault anything. The owners are willing to go the extra mile to make the experience memorable with some wonderful touches that makes each room different.
The main house is full of history and complimented by tasteful interior and furnishings in keeping with the style.
The breakfast was superior and the homemade cake yummy.
We stayed in the Pantry room and found the facilities great as we had our dog with us. The shower and quality towels were an added bonus.
The owners were available with local advice and recommendations and nothing was too much trouble for them.
We will certainly return.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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essexbornandbred wrote a review Mar 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom129 contributions178 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve made a bit of a transition from hotels to b&bs in the last few years , because if you find the right ones they give a more personal experience and seem to be quieter.

This is definitely a lovely place to stay . We spent four nights in the George room which is very well equipped and has a huge bathroom . It’s a very peaceful room with a comfy bed , sofa , everything needed to make various hot drinks and a copious supply of toiletries.

Breakfast had many choices each day , alongside a cooked breakfast , the option of fresh fruit, yoghurts, pastries, cakes, muffins , cereal etc. James very kindly packed us a little pastry or cake most days to enjoy on our walks which was very much appreciated.

In terms of location this was perfect as only half an hour away from Bath , Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury amongst other places . The large car park meant never worrying about finding a parking space .

Plenty of choice of places to try for dinner each night within 2 minutes walk to 10 minutes car trip.

James also had a couple of suggestions of places to visit while we were there , and thanks to him we have just placed our new flying monkey in the garden today ! ( Wells Reclamation Yard ! )

Many thanks for a great stay for our 30th wedding anniversary.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The George is a large , peaceful room , with a four poster bed and huge bathroom
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Suzi T wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a separate annex called the Old Stables. This modern conversion of an old stable block was beautifully and thoughtfully decorated throughout blending both original features and modern luxury.

Our annex had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, comfortable and relaxing lounge with small dinning area. Extremely well equipped.

We only stayed two nights but could have happily stayed for longer. Kitchen equipped for self catering with all you need including a full cooker!!

Annex located opposite main building with easy parking. Other annexes available.

Our annex had a mezzanine floor with master bedroom on mezzanine. This had comfortable standard size double bed. Given nature of the quirky building, there is a very low beam in this room so if you are tall or a larger person, this room may not be for you.

Downstairs there was a second bedroom with two single beds. These were very comfortable.

A delightful stay. Two nights here felt like about 5! Always a good sign. Would highly recommend and definitely be happy to return.

Emily and her team are very welcoming. The homemade lemon drizzle cake on arrival, fresh milk in fridge, cereals, tea and coffee made the first morning so easy.

Local amenities include a small supermarket within walking distance. A local pub and petrol station. Excellent location to enjoy the local countryside
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: On arrival, if staying in the annexes, you check in at the main house
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Peter Mark E wrote a review Sept 2021
24 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I made the leap from staying in hotels to a self catering holiday. We came across this hidden gem and loved the look of the stables. When we arrived the area looked lovely and plenty to see and do. The stables blew our mind with how amazing it was! The rooms were big and plenty of space for the two of us and would be if we took other family members with us. The property is set within beautiful old yard with the main house opposite dating back to the 1680s I believe. The owners are really lovely and happy to go out of their way to make your stay special and relaxed. My partner and I were really stepping in to the unknown with booking this kind of property but we will without a doubt be back and this time it will be longer! The location was perfect for us since we love going to see new places for a short 20 minute drive will take you in to well and and 30 minutes to get to cheddar. We did look at going to Longleat zoo which is also around 30 minutes away…that will be the next visit. Thank you for the most amazing stay!! This was by far the best Experience we have had with any of our previous hotel stays around the whole of the UK!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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690helen asked a question May 2017
Greater London, United Kingdom
Can we have dinner/is there a nearby restaurant for the evening?
Answer from Alan S
Loughton, United Kingdom34 contributions30 helpful votes
Not at the hotel but....apart from an indian and a pub you must visit The Old Station Inn, barely 2 mins. away. really quirky old pub with the bar stuffed with odds and sods and even half a car sticking out of the wall. Out back there is a carriage from the Flying Scotsman used as as dining car, really furnished nice. Food is great and not too expensive, landlady is Welsh and can't do enough for you. The Old Parsonage recommended this place to us as did friends who live in Bath. The next village (Midsomer Norton) is only a couple of miles away with a lot of restaurants.
tinafleming2017 wrote a tip Nov 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms look beautiful"
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Jude-Ca wrote a tip Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom43 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a regular bus service and so it's easy to travel to and visit Wells, Bristol, Clifton, Glastonbury and other places in a day if you don't want to drive. "
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Linda G wrote a tip Oct 2022
Brentwood, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"James & Emmie welcome you and treat you like family. Every question or request was dealt with promptly and we were totally satisfied."
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fisherman44 wrote a tip Oct 2022
Somerset, United Kingdom153 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just be aware the stables has a very low beam in the upstairs bedroom, but this adds to the character, as it’s a very old building"
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claryNorthampton wrote a tip Jun 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom39 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1 room downstairs, 2 other rooms up stairs.- separate self contained unit."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Parsonage
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Parsonage?
Nearby attractions include Alexandra Park (9.1 miles), Radstock Museum (3.7 miles), and Chew Valley Handmade Glass (3.9 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Parsonage?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Parsonage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Parsonage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Parsonage?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Red Lion, Castello Restaurant, and The Litton.
Is The Old Parsonage located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Farrington Gurney.
Are pets allowed at The Old Parsonage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Parsonage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Parsonage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Roman Baths (9.4 miles), Shepton Mallet Prison (7.5 miles), and Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre (9.4 miles).
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