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“Two Night Stopover”
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Octon Lodge
Ranked #17 of 55 Taunton B&B and Inns
Epping, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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“Two Night Stopover”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Not easy to find the car entrance from the main road; the gardens have potential but need a lot of work; the accommodation, while perfectly adequate, was lacking in a few important details - e.g there were no beside tables and nowhere to hang damp towels in the bathroom.
The cooked breakfasts were amazing and excellent value.
The Staff were welcoming and friendly.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Strange place. Our room was in what appeared to be outside converted stables or similar. Our room had a lovely large bed and a leather sofa.
The whole experience fell short on a number of things e.g Unfortunately there were no bedside tables or table lamps No information book, only one hand towel supplied for 2 of us. No towel rails in the bathroom. Gravel paths all the way round the building make it almost impossible to use the wheels on your cases, so you end up carrying them.
Bed and bedding was clean but room had a 'musty' smell.
Breakfast was OK

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Comfy and spacious rooms, very clean ................... and a very good breakfast in the morning. Sociable owners who make you very welcome. I stayed in part of the old coach house which is detached from the main house but it was homely and characterful and very quietly located in the garden. After a long journey, I particularly appreciated being able to relax in the garden overlooking fields.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stayed in the 2 bedroom lodge which was rather oddly shaped but charming and nicely decorated.
The 2 kids had their own room and we had the other but both were both a good size, clean and cosy.
The downstairs lounge is a bit odd (very narrow) with the large toilet and bathroom at the end of It and there's a bath rather than a shower. The walls are rather thin between each of the suites in the lodge so you might want to be a little careful as you can here pretty much everything anyone says in the rest of the building.

Breakfast and hospitality were first class with both the owner and son extremely welcoming and chatty.

If you are booking in the winter then I would make sure you stay in one of the lovely rooms in the house as I reckon the outside rooms could be on the chilly side.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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gloucester
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Just returned from a two night stay here,21st/22nd Feb.Were due down the previous weekend but due to the atrocious weather asked the owners if we could postpone our booking for a week and they kindly agreed,which was good of them.The accommodation we stayed in was in one of three converted stables,and is a nice change from actually being in a room in a house,and is really cosy,warm,full of character,with a proper four poster bed,tea and coffee,T.V.,radio/alarm and hair drier.Nice modern bathroom,bath,shower,lovely soft bed and pillows,altogether very charming and comfortable.A lovely full english in the morning if you want,also good choice of cereals,jams etc.There is work in progress on another couple of units,and I guess because we stayed following several weeks of storms,the large gardens are obviously looking a bit weather beaten,but we have decided to stay again in the summer,when I am sure the other units will be complete and the gardens will be lovely. Thoroughly relaxing and charming,and only a mile or so from the centre of Taunton.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

A surprise birthday present for my partner, our stay in the Jacobean suite was perfect.
Romantic, cosy and private. Just as I'd hoped.
The owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely, including cooked breakfast as well as plenty of juices and cereals.
Recommend for a peaceful and relaxing getaway.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Octonlodge for 2 nights in November and was upgraded to a better room just because it was available. The rooms were beautiful and the owners extremely polite and helpful. Home cooked breakfast in the morning was great. Set in the lovely Somerset countryside. A little bit far out of town but a pleasant walk. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Octon Lodge
Address: Shoreditch Road, Taunton TA3 7BL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
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Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
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Ranked #17 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Taunton
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Number of rooms: 7
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