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Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England

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Michael W
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3 reviews
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“Perfect perfect perfect”
Reviewed 17 November 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The hidden gem of the West Country

We had a great time and were looked after by the hosts.

Croquet on the lawn and great location for cycling

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Holly G
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4 reviews
“Fantastic venue!”
Reviewed 17 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We booked the Old Priory for a Hen Weekend with 15 ladies. Not only is the house beautiful, full of history and incredibly comfortable but it's perfectly laid out with an en suite in every room, a large dining table we could all fit around and a large industrial kitchen. The garden is also picture perfect and we loved drinking cocktails in the sun.

Although the owners are next door at no point did we feel spied upon or checked up on at all (which has happened at other weekends away, especially if you're on a hen) we felt completely comfortable to run around being loud and silly without judgement or reprisal because we are adult women who know the difference between a bit of silliness and full on destruction of property, not all proprietors understand this but I'm very pleased to say that Matthew and Melody did and it meant we were free to have a great time and not worry.

It's also a great venue to do activities from, we drove into Bristol in the morning for a graffiti workshop and tour, back by 2pm for lunch followed a gin foraging workshop with Andy Hamilton who took around Midsomer Norton showing us all the wild botanicals you can use to infuse gin. We even brought in caterers for the evening so it's a lovely remote setting but easy to bring activities to.

Cannot recommend The Old Priory enough and with its lovely giant fireplaces I would love to stay there for Christmas one year.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

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Jess_H_1
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Beautiful house and friendly hosts”
Reviewed 12 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A perfect weekend for my 30th birthday. The house is stunning with fantastic kitchens and dining room for a dinner party, cosy living rooms and great bedrooms all with nice bathrooms. The gardens are stunning and perfect to sit out and relax in.

The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful on arrival and departure, but also gave us privacy throughout the duration of the party.

Highly recommended.

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Stephen S
Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Fulfilled all our expectations”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were 8 old school friends (all men 60+) and the Priory was perfect. Greeted and helped on arrival - Owners available if we needed them (only once to remind us how the Oven worked - Oh! and again to take a photo of us all). Accommodation was extremely good - comfortable beds - lovely lounge - and great dining room. The kitchen was brilliant - lots of room and easy to use appliances (commercial quality) which cooked things very quickly. Plenty of parking and lovely garden. I would recommend the Priory without hesitation.

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Liked best: Practicality - Parking - Cleanliness - Comfort
Liked least: Midsomer Norton Town
Travelling group: Large Group
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SarahHBMa...
Manchester
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26 reviews
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“Brilliant Girls Weekend with the Ladies”
Reviewed 19 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We booked The Old Priory very last minute due to a cancelled weekend in Scotland that we should have been going on for Mums 65th. The owners were brilliant at helping us with the arrangements on such short notice. The Old Priory itself was fantastic with each bedroom like a hotel room. We thought it might be a little cool at night but it was lovely and warm. One of the sitting rooms was a little chilly in the evening but the other one was fine. The gardens and the little town was lovely for a nice walk and we ate in a local restaurant called no 6 which was lovely also.

The facilities in the house were fantastic and the professional kitchen was amazing, particularly as we had booked a private chef for the Sunday evening, Enzo from Bath (highly recommended).

The garden is lovely also, I imagine it would be lovely in summer.

Transport links to Bath are easy to navigate and the owners arranged minibus transport for us as well.

A fabulous weekend was had by all. The Old Priory would be great for any group function, or family event and we will be sure to return.

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