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Godney Arts House a Somerset cottage with unusual interior design

8 reviews
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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When you arrive at Godney Arts House and step into the wide hallway leading you into a feast of art, unique interior design and retro furniture. Then into a country kitchen, complete with an inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor with everything you need to cook whilst you’re away. From the kitchen, walk under the archway into the sunny south facing living room and dining room, with copper dining table and velvet sofas arranged around a log burner, and marble fireplace; surely a perfect spot for keeping warm on winter nights. Wide stairs lead up to the first floor bedroom 1, with a south facing window to let in plenty of light, plus the option of either a super king size bed or twin beds, depending on your party. There is also an ensuite shower room. Also on this floor, is a double ...When you arrive at Godney Arts House and step into the wide hallway leading you into a feast of art, unique interior design and retro furniture. Then into a country kitchen, complete with an inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor with everything you need to cook whilst you’re away. From the kitchen, walk under the archway into the sunny south facing living room and dining room, with copper dining table and velvet sofas arranged around a log burner, and marble fireplace; surely a perfect spot for keeping warm on winter nights. Wide stairs lead up to the first floor bedroom 1, with a south facing window to let in plenty of light, plus the option of either a super king size bed or twin beds, depending on your party. There is also an ensuite shower room. Also on this floor, is a double aspect bedroom 2, with views to the Mendip hills at the front, and the river and garden at the back. A king size bed, freestanding bath, ensuite loo and living area with chairs and a table, make this room a real delight. Climb the stairs to the third floor, to a large attic bedroom with ensuite shower room and loo, king size bed, and two single beds, should you need them and living area. Outside, is a south facing cottage garden with lawn, a wood shed and beautiful, mature magnolia and apple trees. In the area, you'll find a great local pub, serving up delicious food, and only a two minute walk away. There is also a traditional cider farm only 3 miles away, and a wetland nature reserve that features a fantastic spot to spy a starling murmuration. A 10 minute drive away is Glastonbury known for the world famous music festival and Wells with its stunning cathedral. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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Suitable For Children Under 5
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 27 February 2018

We booked this home as a surprise for a friend’s birthday, and we were absolutely delighted! It’s a beautiful place, lovingly restored and packed with interesting and unusual pieces of art. Jane and Simon made us feel completely at home, the booking and arrival couldn’t...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Julie S
Management response:Responded 1 March 2018

Ahhhh so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Godney Arts House and Simon & I would love to welcome you again. Yes Wilkins cider farm is authentic and memorable and happy that you had such fab weather. Now we have a snow blizzard so...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank ChrisB-Moseley
Management response:Responded 10 November 2017

Hi Chris, now its my turn to say WOW! thank you for your lovely review, Simon & I are so glad you had a great time with you family and you both enjoyed Godney Arts House and what our surrounding area has to offer. Come...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Anne B
Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

Hi Anne Lovely to know you all enjoyed your stay at Godney Arts House, yes we like to give our guests a welcome hamper for a chance for a drink and snack. Super to read your compliments about the decor which is what Godney Arts...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

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....More

Date of stay: November 2016
1  Thank DaveNorwood
Management response:Responded 2 January 2017

Hi Dave, Simon & I loved hosting you all and so glad you enjoyed yourselves and appreciated the artworks and interior design of Godney Arts House. You really immersersed yourselves in the local area and pleased that the starlings performed their amazing aerial acrobatics for...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

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...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Explore50454
Management response:Responded 25 October 2016

So glad you all enjoyed your stay at Godney Arts House and you are all welcome to come back again:) It great when our guests enjoy not only our property but also the countryside around Godney

About the Owner
Jane P
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
We live next door in a converted barn, you are welcome to drop in for help and insider info on our beautiful local area. Access to Godney Arts a house is via a keysafe, parking is outside the house on the small country roadside.
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About the neighbourhood
Lower Godney is on The Somerset Levels and is a small village with a pub and tearooms. The National Nature reserves of Westhay Moor, Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall are only a short drive away, watching the starling murmurations in Autumn is a breathtaking sight. Local cider farms, Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery, farmers markets at Wells & Glastonbury, waking on the Mendips Hills.
Getting around
Nearest train station is Castle Cary ( half an hour away from Godney Arts House) Bristol International airport is also half an hour away. Godney does not have any public transport so a car is essential. Historic Wells is 15 minutes drive, Glastonbury is 10 minutes Bath & Bristol are 1 hour away.
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