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Stoberry House
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Stoberry Park, Wells BA5 3LD, England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 42 Wells B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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“Timeless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We only stayed overnight after an evening concert at the cathedral yet were treated like royalty. To be personally met as our car drew up and then effortlessly ushered inside for a welcome cup of tea plus cakes, was great. Our host, Frances, was charming as she briefly explained the history of the house and showed us to our room. What a view! Below, the cathedral and beyond that, Glastonbury Tor.

The room temperature was absolutely right for us and there was enough cool air to make sleeping easy. There is a complete absence of noise and you don't hear any other guests coming in a little later. The room had everything you could possibly want, even a pillow spray.

Breakfast was at a civilised time of 9am and what really marks Stoberry House out is the way that you are treated. We befriended an American couple also staying and after pots of tea and talk it was 11am. There was no rush for us to leave and I could easily have poured myself a small whiskey, pulled up a comfy chair and curled up in the sun to admire the view but there is another day.

It is a beautiful house and well deserving of all the praise.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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frances y, Owner at Stoberry House, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you very much and I have passed your review on to our staff who will really enjoy reading your comments, especially- "I could easily have poured myself a small whiskey, pulled up a comfy chair and curled up in the sun to admire the view but there is another day" and we are all looking forward to you both returning so that we can look after you again.
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed five nights at the beginning of September at Stoberry House & couldn't recommend this B&B more highly.
We arrived to a glass of champagne & we were made extremely welcome. We stayed in the black orchid room, where every possible comfort was available, with a lovely en-suite shower.
The breakfasts were even better than we could have expected, with so much choice & everything possible being home-made. Frances was so inventive in using the fruit from the garden in different ways in her cooking. We loved your apple smoothies!
The gardens are so lovely to wander through & there are so many different parts to the garden that you can find plenty of quiet places to relax in or take in the lovely views of the lake & Wells.
As it is a quarter of a mile from house to the bottom of the drive, you are allowed to leave your car at the bottom of the drive & walk into Wells from there, which then only take five to ten minutes to walk into the centre.
There are plenty of good restaurants or pub food available & Frances is happy to advise or help with any bookings.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary during the stay & Frances kindly upgraded our room to the Lady Hamilton room for the night as it was available & the lovely touches of a heart & rose on the bed & the box of chocolates was much appreciated.
We would love to visit again in the future & will look back on this trip with many special memories. Many thanks to Frances, Tim & all their staff for looking after us so well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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frances y, Owner at Stoberry House, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
We all really enjoyed looking after you and appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Stoberry. Thank you for your very kind words of recommendation and I do hope you will stay again when you visit Somerset in the future.
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is the first visit to Stoberry House. A great long drive up to the house plenty of sheep grazing in the field running up to the house. A beautiful setting for a great B & B. with fantastic views over Wells & the cathedral. Greeted with afternoon tea & home made cakes which we had out in the garden. We had a great night sleep & awoke to an amazing continental breakfast. A return visit is most deferentially on the cards as we had a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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frances y, Owner at Stoberry House, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
we really appreciate positive comments from guests that enjoy everything that Stoberry has to offer and we are looking forward to greeting you in the future ,we are so lucky to welcome so many of our guests back to Stoberry and your review is greatly appreciated.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Stoberry House for 4 days after a week in London as a base for our exploration of The Glastonbury/Bath area. We arrived a little frazzled after an introduction to British roads behind the wheel of a rental car. The decision to stay at Stoberry was a very well-made one. Frances was able to meet all of our needs and a few we did not know we had!
1. An afternoon trip to Cheddar up a backroad no GPS could have ever found. Complete with a remote natural area along the way and views not listed in tourist guides.
2. How to find hot food later at night in a sleepy medieval town.
3. Evening relaxation on a hilltop property with life-changing views of Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor, and a countryside Chaucer would recognize today. Entertained by frolicking rabbits, a fox pretending to hunt, mallards on the pond, and badgers atop a sett. Sheep bleating in the background.
4. An adventure of a breakfast that will make all others a meager and lackluster affair.

Hands down the best place we have ever stayed anywhere. We wish Frances and her family all the success in the world and hope to return soon. Stoberry House is perfect for travelers and small groups without young children who want to enjoy some peace and quiet away from urban hubbub and tourist-worn sites.

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frances y, Owner at Stoberry House, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Reviews from guests who stay in many different places are so helpful as you have had so many experiences on which to make your comments; we do appreciate you sharing your thoughts on Stoberry and thank you for them
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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at Stoberry house for one night whilst visiting wells. We were looking for a unique and relaxing B&B experience, and found this with Stoberry house.

After driving up through the beautiful long tree lined driveway, we were greeted with an amazing selection of cakes and a good cup of English tea.

We were shown to Lady Hamilton, our room for the night, and spent a short while exploring the finer details of the room – the attention is detail is excellent! We chose a room with just a bath which was provided with lots of soothing bath salts and bombs.

Frances made us feel very welcome into her home, and made every effort to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. Every part of the house and gardens were open to us, and wine & spirits were available by completing an honesty card to be paid when we left.

We decided to opt for the continental breakfast which we had read much about, and was not disappointed. Frances took us through all the different home-made fruit mixes, yoghurts, and breads on offer, which was served on beautiful crockery. All the ingredients, locally sourced, and very tasty!

Would recommend this B&B for those who want to relax, enjoy the surroundings & grounds, and those who like the little luxuries in life. The house is well situated with a short walk into Wells.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. The views from the cottage are fantastic, being only half a mile from Wells you look out towards the Cathedral with Glastonbury Tor in the distance. Breakfast was excellent, as was the service and attention to detail.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Located on the edge of town in a lovely garden setting, Stoberry House is accessible on foot unless you have your luggage in which case the hostess will pick you up at the bus station. We stayed three nights in the cottage and enjoyed great views of the Cathedral and gardens, a lovely room with a high end bath and exquisite breakfasts of freshly baked breads, homemade jams of great variety, fruits, cheeses and meats and fish.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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frances y, Owner at Stoberry House, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Our thoughts are with you on your walking holiday as the weather this week is rather damp. We do hope you will consider visiting Somerset for your next walking holiday. It was a pleasure having you to stay with us.
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Address: Stoberry Park, Wells BA5 3LD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Wells
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Ranked #2 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Stoberry House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set within 26 acres of parkland nestles Stoberry House and its beautiful 6 acre gardens with breathtaking views over Wells, its cathedral and the Vale of Avalon. Stoberry is unique being completely surrounded by countryside yet within easy walking distance of the City. This luxury boutique bed and breakfast lies in beautiful surroundings, comfortably furnished reception rooms lead to tastefully and individually decorated en suite bedrooms and I look forward to welcoming you to Stoberry. ... more   less 
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