The Old Court
Manor House | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 25
The wealth and pomp of Empire shines through in this Victorian Gothic wedding cake of a building. Constructed in 1857 as a Divisional Magistrates' Court and Police Station, Nancy, and an army of specialist craftsmen, have now given the building considerable chic!
The Magistrates' Court, a magnificent baronial room nearly fifty foot long and almost as tall, is approached via a grand entrance hall and sweeping staircase designed originally for the dignitaries – the public still has an outside stairway and the felons came up from the nether regions by a dank stone stair which still emerges through a trapdoor
The Old Court is available self-catering or fully serviced with meals even arranging parties in the courtroom on your behalf. We also allow the family pet to come along too!
The house has been modernised throughout yet retains its original features. Relax in the beautiful courtroom reception with a large open fire, play the concert grand piano or move to the large screen HD room where there is an open bar and comfortable seating. Enjoy the outside patio and walled gardens offering privacy throughout.
This amazing property retains original features throughout and has a sauna & jacuzzis, gym, power showers, satellite TV andwi-fi.
The property has an award for excellence on TripAdvisor and will be appearing on the popular Channel 4 programme "4 in a bed" from 31st October 2011 all week from 5 pm
|Size||Sleeps up to 25, 10 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 12 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 7 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Double beds (9), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 30|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
There are two kitchens with multiple ovens, Aga as well as a dining room seating up to 8, dining in the Courtroom with a table for 12 plus additional tables/ padded chairs for large groups.
One can eat out on the patio garden furniture with large table and chairs.
There is seating available throughout the house with a lounge on the ground floor with couch, fireplace, table and chairs or in the courtroom, several couches around the Jetmaster open log fireplace as well as couches in the HD TV room.
One of the family bathrooms is a jacuzzi/spa for 6 people, and a spiral staircase leads to a sauna in the old water tower.
|Further details outdoors|
The house, gardens and parking are extremely secure with a wall surrounding the property. One can walk through the field to the village hall where there is a big playing field, swings and other gym equipment available. The area is wonderful for walking with fields, pathways along a creek leading to a waterfall and forest reserve.
DESCRIPTION OF BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS
MASTER - KINGSIZE BED WITH SOFABED - JACUZZI/SHOWER/BIDET EN SUITE
KINGSIZE - SUPERKING OR TWIN WITH SOFABED - JACUZZI/SHOWER EN SUITE
BARRISTER - KINGSIZE WITH SOFABED - BATH/SHOWER/ EXTRA CLOAKROOM
MAGISTRATES - DOUBLE - BATH/SHOWER EN SUITE
CLERKS - DOUBLE - SHOWER ROOM EN SUITE
LOFT 1 - SUPERKING WITH LOTS OF ROOM - TOILET/SINK/SHOWER ROOM
LOFT 2 - SUPERKING WITH LOTS OF ROOM - TOILET/SINK/SHOWER ROOM
Jail Cell Apartment: - Separate part of the house with own entrance:
JACK THE RIPPER - 2 TWIN BEDS - SHOWER ROOM EN SUITE
QUEEN ANN - KINGSIZE WITH SINGLE FOR CHILD - PRIVATE FULL BATH/SHOWER
GUY FAWKES - 2 TWIN BEDS - SHOWER ROOM EN SUITE
HD TV Room: - TWO SOFABEDS
The West Country region
The West Country - the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset - enjoys a milder climate than much of England, and consequently Cornwall has long been a popular summer getaway. The area provides the best surfing in England, with towns like Newquay, Bude and Croyde filling with enthusiasts every year. There is excellent walking on Bodmin Moor, domain of the legendary beast, and the coastline is wild and beautiful.
There are scenic towns such as Penzance to explore and delicious Cornish pasties to sample. The area also has Celtic links and the legend of King Arthur came from here. It is easy to see where the myths of this area spring from, with the Bronze Age remains and standing stones which still dot the landscape. The Roman city of Bath and seaside resorts of Torquay and Bournemouth are great holiday destinations....
Somerset is England’s farm, an agricultural region known for its Cheddar cheese and cider. It receives fewer visitors than its westerly neighbours, and there are hidden delights to be found in this area. The area is perfect for cycling with a network of country lanes and fewer slopes than the more rugged west. Bath has always been a fashionable resort, noted for its curative springs for centuries. The town’s beginnings are prehistoric; it was an important spa for the Romans and a fashionable resort in the 18th century.
Located in the countryside with fabulous walks at your doorstep and a pub nearby to quench your thirst yet central to visiting Bath/ Wells/ Bristol / Shepton Mallet.
Within a 5 minute drive of a golf course or horse riding and great restaurants within walking distance. For the avid reader just down the hill you will find the largest second hand book barn in England.
Visit nearby Cheddar Gorge & Wookey Hole Caves or go a little further afield to Longleat Safari Park & Stonehenge.
Bath is an exquisite Georgian city. The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pump Room and Pulteney Bridge are among the finest architectural treasures in the world. The entire city has been designated a World Heritage Site.
Children are well catered for, with a huge choice of parks with cycle paths and play areas. Bath and the surrounding countryside offer many varied activities such as golf, fishing, watersports, horseriding, as well as diverse cycling and walking trails.
Nearby activities include:
-Thermal Bath Spa (www.thermalbathspa.com)
-Theatre Royal (www.theatreroyal.org.uk)
-Longleat Safari Park (www.longleat.co.uk)
-Glastonbury Abbey (www.glastonburyabbey.com)
-Wells Cathedral (www.wellscathedral.org.uk)
-Bath and West Showground (www.bathandwest.com)
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25 Oct 2013
"Unforgettable hen weekend!"
The property was hand selected by the bride for a hen weekend, a large group of 23 ladies ranging from mid twenties to early sixties who were all catered for.The Old Court boasted a never ending maze … More
18 Sep 2013
"Unique stay! :)"
My boyfriend and I stayed here at the start of September (2013) as he bought me a Smartbox voucher for my birthday. It's a family home and so has a really friendly feel to it. You're allowed… More
16 Sep 2013
"A really unique, fun & friendly experience!"
We had a wonderful stay at The Old Court. We were accidently put in The Judge's Suite - the best room in the hotel. When we all realised the mistake, Nancy (the owner) very kindly allowed us to s… More
29 Aug 2013
"Well worth a visit"
My husband and I only spent one night in this quirky b&b and loved it! We were welcomed by Matt, a really nice guy who showed us round and pointed us in the direction of the restaurant that Nancy, the… More
28 Aug 2013
"So much character!"
We spent one night in the double jail cell (The Queen Anne Boleyn jail cell room) using an 'unusual escapes' gift card. The bedroom was incredibly comfortable and full of quirky touches and … More
26 Aug 2013
My husband and I have just spent 3 nights at the old court, we have nothing but good feedback for this B&B.We stayed in the kings jacuzzi room, wow the bed was huge and extremely comfortable, I suffer… More
26 Aug 2013
"Great B&B outside Bristol - Had a great time!!!!"
We are a little late arriving and was greeted by Nancy - possibly the nicest and friendliest landlady in the world. We were given free rein to roam and explore this exciting and large eclectic house. … More
26 Aug 2013
My girlfriend and I spent one night in the 'Clerks Quarters' double en-suite room and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nancy is a fantastically hospitable lady - she took our breakfast orders as… More
23 Aug 2013
"Had the most wonderful weekend stay, recommened to everyone!"
Cannot emphasise how much we enjoyed our stay here, the owner (Nancy) made us feel so welcome and earned the title from my husband of 'Superwoman'! The attention she gives to her guests is s… More
23 Aug 2013
"Really Worth Staying in this interesting B&B"
Having been given a 'Smart Box - Charming Hotels' voucher as a gift, we decided on staying in this delightful B&B. I didn't quite know what to expect but was delightfully surprised by … More
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