Holbrook house hotel Wincanton. Stayed 24 & 25 February 2014.
We had two night stay at the hotel, which including dinner and breakfasts. The break was arranged by our friends, so we could meet up and catch up on each other’s news. Our first sight of the hotel which is an attractive Georgian building, which looked very welcoming.
After an easy check in, we were shown to our room. This was up a fairly grand flight of stairs, and then up another steeper flight. Our room, probably in the old servants' quarters, was large with a view out over the back lawn and stream. The room was furnished with an ecliptic collection of old furniture, but this only seemed to add to the calm of Holbrook House. The hotel is old fashioned, with the obligatory creaky floor boards. The decor is a little dated and needing a little TLC in some cases; but charming none the less. There is a very pleasant feeling of homeliness and calm. This atmosphere is enhanced by the attentive staffs who want you to enjoy your stay to the full.
We stayed in the Wincanton Suite, which comprised of three very good sized rooms, Lounge with two comfortable armchairs, TV, Music/radio system, tables and other chairs. The bedroom, with a very large double bed, again with chairs bedside cupboards, dressing table wardrobe and another small TV. Finally the bathroom with a very functional shower over the bath. The room contained everything you needed to enjoy your stay. The Wi-Fi was very consistent. There were plenty of available power points. Also provided was a hair dryer, trouser press and an Ironing board.
Once checked in we met up with our friends and did a tour of the hotel and then ended up in the stables bar/eatery, where we had a light lunch and some drinks. The food was excellent.
After our lunch were put on our boots and wandered through the grounds, exploring the wooded area lawns and paths.
Dinner choice was limited to an ample but condensed a la carte menu. Canapés were served whilst we made our selections and drinks brought to us in the morning room. The dining room was very pleasant, with tables spaced sufficiently far apart to enable private conversation. The tables were all very nicely set up. The high level of service at dinner continued throughout the evening, and was very evident throughout the staff at all levels, which in fact is the real strength of this hotel. The meal was well presented and beautifully cooked and served on hot plates.
Afterwards, we sat before the log fire, enveloped in the large armchairs, feeling warm and satisfied.
After a very good night’s sleep, we had an excellent breakfast. The 'full English' was faultless.
The next night was similar and we left after our short stay determined to return at some time.
If you enjoy a relaxed stay in pleasant but not over stuffy surroundings you will love this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holbrook House is a privately owned Georgian country house with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, set in twenty acres of unspoiled woodland and rolling pastures. Surrounded by the abundant nature, wildlife and sparkling rivers of southwest England, Holbrook lies within easy reach of London and the Midlands. Holbrook, a unique home in the country, is the perfect venue for your next leisurely holiday, romantic break, or special event. AA 3 Star (85%) - 2 AA Rosettes ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holbrook Hotel Wincanton
- Holbrook House Hotel Wincanton, Somerset