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The Manor House Monkton Combe Bath
Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7HD, England   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Hidden gem, literarily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

What a great place to stay, but how impossible to find... So: if you decide to go: print out the itinerary and DON'T ask the pub that is just 300 yards away but didn't seem to be aware that the Manor House is just down the little road...

But, once we had found it, we forgot our search straight away because we were welcomed by Dave as we were the lost son (and his wife and 3 daughters) himself. We went straight up to the pub, to enjoy the summer garden and a pint and the great food they serve there. Also a good place to go with kids, they have the best fish and chips and serve them in half portions.

We stayed in the family room, which is great, even with 3 kids. The bathrooms are a bit small and could use some updating (and beware of your head, the door post is really low if you're 1.86) but all that is compensated by the kindness and perfect service of the owners, who really enjoy having guests and have good tips for things to do in the environment. We went canoeing on the canal which was lovely.

Definitely a place to come back to and to recommend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Just come back from a weekend break at the manor house. We had a lovely time. A great welcome from the owners. The room was lovely and quaint and the breakfast was amazing. I would definately recommend this lovely manor house. The centre of bath is a few minutes drive away and there is lots to see. Would absolutely go back to bath.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Simply this is a lovely house, that gives you a lovely welcome. A smile from Liz (who was looking after the place while the owners were away), was our welcome when we arrived, and so began the friendly atmosphere of "The Manor". A nice four poster in a room that may have needed some updating was ours for three nights (the bathroom was the let down being dark and needs to be re-done with good clean, simply it seems to have been forgotten) . It was however full of character and allowed us to relax in a quiet setting. Be aware that you will be challenged by a large breakfast......!!!, it's good!. So in short with a little updating this place would be charging twice as much, and as is is good value......nice friendly place.
Thanks to Liz, and the nice Manor........

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a lovely old manor house in a small village, a few miles outside Bath. The location, close to the river at the end of a narrow lane, is idyllic. The rooms are all quirky and attractive, the house is jam packed full atmosphere, but what made it perfect was the delightful welcome from Dave. Nothing was too much touble, breakfast (delicious) was served with a smile and it was a totally enjoyable experience. Thanks Dave, loved it!!!!
MIGHT not be a great choice if you don't like animals though, as there is a resident goose and a few friendly cats. I thought they added to the charm.

Room Tip: If in doubt, talk to Dave!!!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed at the Manor House for 1 night and oh how we wished we could have had more time there.On our arrival on Friday afternoon, Norman or Beth were unable to greet us, however we were left the key to our room and directions on how to find it, and there was fresh milk in the fridge and lots of lovely tea bags to choose from. We didn't meet Norman until later that evening once we had returned from our night out in Bath, and he was very friendly and welcoming and asked us what time we wanted breakfast in the morning.
We stayed in a lovely attic room (I can't remember the name of it) and it was just like home from home, and very cosy and lovely. It was so peaceful there and as it was a warm night we were able to have all the velux windows open and fall asleep to the sounds of the countryside! In the morning we enjoyed a lovely cooked breakfast and chilled out in the garden for a bit. I don't think that Lucy the Goose liked my partner very much though as she kept shouting at him!!
We would have loved more time there and will definately go back again for hopefully a full weekend of R&R.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

beautiful historic house. very friendly and welcoming proprietors,who anticipated our every need.
we stayed in the willow room, the bed was very comfortable and the whole place was spotless.
they supplied an excellent vegetarian breakfast and had a huge choice on the menu.
i wish i could go back every weekend!
the only thing i would say is that although there is a parking area at the front of the house,it is not as big as it looks on the picture,and parking can be a real problem at peak times

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Witten, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

In May I spent five nights at the Manor House. Beth and Norman are fabulous hosts and made me feel right at home. Their lovely hotel is so warm and welcoming
and from my “Willow Room” I had an inspiring view to the willow tree with its fresh green leaves protecting the entrance. The great location in the rural
surrounding of Monkton Combe is only about 10 min away from Bath and very central for starting trips to Bristol, Glastonbury, Wells, Stonehenge, Avebury and
all those fantastic places I visited.
The hotel itself is very individual. Its heart, oh yes it has got one, is in the sitting room, with the very old fireplace and if you are lucky you may have a delicious
breakfast there like I had.
Outside in the pretty garden you can also have breakfast ( I didn’t because it was a little bit cool) but you can have there a chat with Lucy the very proud and
friendly goose.
Next year I’ll be there for another stay!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath > Monkton Combe
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Monkton Combe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restful, rambling Medieval Manor in country village 2.25miles/ 8 minutes drive from centre of Bath. Dating from 1262 with Tudor inglenook fire spacious ensuite bedrooms with TV, video, DVD, WIFI. Fantastic candlelit restaurant with excellent local reputation for fine food in 16th and 19th century dining rooms on Fridays, Saturdays. Bring Your Own Wine - No Corkage Charge! Rural walks along brook to local pubs, canal boat/bike hire 5 minutes wander. Parking, gardens. Heaven! ... more   less 
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