But that's what we said on entering Godney Arts House. It's fabulous....from the copper dining table to the painted floors to the bright orange duvets. The photos on the website are very accurate. It's a lovely, cosy and warm Georgian house with full central heating and a log burner Hot water and powerful showers are plentiful. Beds are very comfy. It's location is superb....on the Somerset levels within a two minute walk of a a pub in the Good Food Guide plus Glastonbury and Wells are within a 15 minute drive.Owner Jane is extremely helpful with excellent communication. The welcome pack she left was full of local produce...including some of the best bread we'd ever tasted. We had an active 21 month old with us and she managed to get up and down the stairs easily however they might prove tricky for a younger child or an adult with mobility difficulties. All in all I can't recommend Godney Arts House enough....it definitely makes for a memorable break.
Very unusual cottage, well equipped kitchen with everything you might need including a welcome pack (necessary as there is no shop in the village). Lovely pub restaurant 200 yds away. Comfortable, inspiring and welcoming, decorated to a very high standard. The 3 bedrooms are all different, something for everyone but all have great showers and beds.
As three couples who wanted a place to get together, chat, eat, and explore the local area we could not have done better than choose to stay at the Arts House. It is well equipped for self-catering with ensuites in each of the three bedrooms. Despite being off-season and the weather could have been a deluge, we enjoyed at least two days with brilliant sunshine that reaches every room in this delightfully refurbished historic house. The furnishing and decor offer a calming canvas for Simon's artworks that enliven and enthral. Away from the house, it is a short distance by car to Glastonbury or Wells which are ideal for window-shopping, visiting historic buildings and walks. Lower Godney is a convenient base from which to see the starling murmurations at Ham Wall. Jane was an excellent host and gave us lots of useful advice about local services. It is necessary to have a car if staying in Lower Godney to get the best out of the area. The roads, at night especially, could be challenging for those not used to single track highways and no street lights. We would revisit as there are loads of things to do, and a local Inn that provides a social focus for the village and surrounding area.
The first thing to say is that this is a really lovely place to spend a long weekend, the decor is both stylish and at the same time very comfortable. It has a lot of character and is definitely unique!
Jane and Simon are great hosts, very welcoming and helpful. They gave us so many suggestions for things to do I think we have to come back again! There are great walks in the area, both on the levels and in the Mendips - and a fantastic pub next door when you get back!
This is a great place to relax and unwind, and we'd definitely recommend it to anyone.
A Sublime Getaway
From initial enquiry to (reluctantly) departing Godney Arts House, Jane and Simon did everything to make this the perfect holiday.
At the outset communication was speedy and they were responsive on prices / availability, things to do in the area, directions and questions we had about our upcoming stay.
Upon arrival, GAH surpassed our expectations – the photos do not do it justice! The attention to detail is exceptional. From the welcome hamper (the best bread we have ever eaten!), to the toiletries provided, to the quirky décor (check out the yo-yo and alarm clock collection…), to the super comfortable bed and to the picturesque garden – this place oozes character and charm.
Located in Lower Godney, GAH is in the ideal position for exploring the Somerset area – quiet peaceful and tranquil without being isolated. If you have time check out the amazing art at Hauser & Wirth (if possible on a dry day so you can explore the gardens) and the Monacute TV Radio Toy Museum (an unforgettable collection of weird and wonderful memorabilia). Closer to home is the Sheppy Inn – literally a 1 minute walk from GAH, where you will find fantastic beers, amazing views from the beer garden and a delicious menu.
We had a great time staying at GAH and left feeling refreshed, relaxed and recharged. Thank you Jane and Simon!
Sarah & Andrew
Amazing house with great hosts and a brilliant pub literally next door....
We stayed at Godney Arts in March for a long weekend with friends and we had a fantastic time.
The house itself is amazing, designed with loads of quirky features. EVery bedroom is enquire, with room 2 featuring a great roll top bath. Room 1 has a fab wet room with what I think we're some sort of reclaimed tyre on the floor... It's brilliant. Comfy beds and towels provided. All three rooms are spacious. Great kitchen and a lovely welcome hamper. The only downside was the wifi which wasn't great, but then it is a rural location.
Jane is great at getting back to you with any information you need and went out of her way to help us. The cider farm is a must for a visit... But be careful it's strong.
The Sheppy inn is virtually next door, from the outside you wonder if you want to go in, but once you step inside its a brilliant space full of home infused vodkas, Gina and rums as well as tons of local ciders to try. The food is superb.... Have the muscles .... They are the best I've ever had.
Security deposit returned promptly. We would certainly stay again.