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“Serendipity rewarded” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Square House
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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“Serendipity rewarded”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Having booked another B&B in the area we were redirected here due to a roof problem at the place originally booked.

The Square House is an elegant Georgian/Victorian property that has only been open a a B&B for a couple of months after a year of tasteful refurbishment; Kathy, the proprietor, clearly knows what she's doing. Great room and breakfast while Kathy was also very helpful about the local area.

Will be very happy to stay again some time, not something we normally think!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

This charming B&B run by an equally charming lady is a great find. It is just off the A303 (the busiest route to the West Country) but far enough off to be very quiet.

It is half of a lovely old honey-coloured stone building on the edge of a very attractive, unspoilt village.

Kathy, who runs it, has wonderful taste - she can decorate our place whenever she likes! The rooms are lovely, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The windows are huge! The food is great!

A great place, strongly recommended - will definitely come again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were introduced to this B&B as we were looking for somewhere to stay for a local wedding. Kathy allowed us to check in early and showed us our beautiful room. It was beautifully decorated and the teas and fresh coffee were a lovely addition. Breakfast was fantastic, all organic foods and a wonderful selections of cereals, croissant and a full English. Kathy was wonderfyul and was always on hand to help out. The only sad thing was that we could only stay one night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This B&B has everything you could imagine for a comfortable stay. The three bedrooms that are available are each decorated in lovely pastel shades. Enormous windows covered by designer drapes that black out the light if you're a light sleeper like me. Tray of pressed coffee, tea choices etc in the room and a positive feast for breakfast. All food is organic. The lady who owns the place, Kathy, goes out of her way to provide the very best experience possible to her guests.

All my needs were met and additionally, I found Somerset itself to be an overlooked county, well worth further exploration. I will certainly be back!

Also, this B&B is 'dog' friendly (although there were no dogs there while I was staying).

Room Tip: All rooms have lovely views of the gardens and are quite private. The walls are built of stone, and...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Kathy R, Owner at The Square House, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you so much for being the first to review my newly refurbished house. I really appreciate your comments and hope to see you again when you next visit the UK.
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Additional Information about The Square House

Property: The Square House
Address: 18 Palmer Street, South Petherton TA13 5DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > South Petherton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in South Petherton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Square House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Square House is a recently renovated Georgian Hamstone property in the centre of the village of South Petherton in South Somerset, just off the main A303 route to and from the West Country. It comprises 3 double/twin rooms all with en-suite facilities. The rooms have been refurbished to a high quality finish and include full WiFi access, TV, hospitality tray, etc. All rooms are available for single occupancy if required. There are storage facilities for bicycles and and a purpose built off-street car park. The guest lounge has a working fireplace and a large selection of reading material as well as DVDs. The guest dining room overlooks the garden which will produce some of the food for the table. ... more   less 
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