My husband and I spent two very relaxing nights in the gorgeous Ash Country House Hotel between Christmas and New Year whilst visiting friends in Yeovil. The building is approximately 300 years old and used to be a family home. Gordon, the charming new owner of the hotel has spent two years restoring it to its former glory and transforming it into an upmarket country house hotel. It has 10 bedrooms, a really comfortable snug bar with log fire, two private dining rooms and the lovely Orangery Restaurant which overlooks the garden. This is where the first class breakfast is served (they use fresh, local farm produced ingredients). We also had dinner there on the first night before pre-dinner drinks in the lovely bar. Dinner was absolutely delicious – definitely fine dining.
Our bedroom was large, with a huge really comfortable bed (crisp white Italian cotton sheets), sofa, desk, two wardrobes, chest of drawers, flat screen TV and free broadband. It was spotlessly clean. We were given fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Good quality tea and coffee and complimentary water was available in the bedroom plus a jug of Fresh milk and a supply of free chocolate!
The staff are extremely charming and made us free extremely welcome. The hotel is perfect for romantic break, it also welcomes children, dogs and is set up for business meeting and private dining. It would be a perfect place for a wedding or private party as you could take over the whole venue and pretend it was your country home!
During our stay we visited Lyme Regis for a spot of fossil hunting and also Weston Super Mare, both are within 40mins drive away. The hotel is an excellent base from which to visit Somerset and Dorset. Martock (a few minutes drive) is a charming market town and worth a visit. If you want an easy country walk on road from the hotel, there is a horseshoe walk at the back of the hotel.
We really enjoyed our staff and can highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ash House hotel is a stunning 300 year old manor house set in 1.5 acres of mature gardens. Conveniently situated under a mile off of the A303 at Yeovil, Ash House Hotel is the ideal stop over if traveling through the area or a base to explore from. All of our bedrooms have fine Italian cotton sheets, large fluffy towels and power showers, most rooms have baths also. Relax by the fire in the snug bar or enjoy our excellent locally sourced menu in the Orangery overlooking the flood lit garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ash Hotel Country
- Ash House Hotel Martock, Somerset