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“Wonderful English country house”
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The Old Parsonage
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful English country house”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are looking for a historic English country house, this is the place for you. Charlotte, the owner, is more than happy to relate the history of the property. Don't forget to ask her to show you the photo of King George VI when he was the owner. She will also give you tips about where to dine, and what to see in Wells, which you must not miss. The house has been entirely restored to a high standard. The rooms, including bathrooms, are very spacious. You will love your stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I only stayed for 1 night whilst on business in Bristol. I arrived at approx. 19:00 and the owner very kindly produced a lovely supper for me at a very reasonable cost. My room was large, well decorated and clean. The communal areas are very tasteful and I spent the evening in the lounge using the wifi. There is wifi in the rooms but very flakey it is very realiable in the lounge. My host were very nice, breakfast in the morning was lovely and it made a great change from corporate hotels. Again the house is beautiful with outside areas if the weather is nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Bideford
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

What a pity we were only booked in for one night as we could easily have stayed longer if circumstances allowed! The Old Parsonage is a beautiful period home, full of character and quite charming in every way. My husband and I booked in for one night following a small operation on my knee in Bristol. We arrived mid evening (later than expected) but it was just what the doctor ordered sinking into a four poster bed in a most comfortable and spacious bedroom. (Not to mention the large bathroom which was ideal for a patient on crutches!) Waking up in the morning we were able to take in more of our elegant surroundings on our way down to breakfast. Fabulous original features abound in this seventeenth century house. We tucked into a hearty full English breakfast with delicious breads and numerous cups of tea as we enjoyed chatting about the house with Charlotte the owner. We would definitely recommend The Old Parsonage as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in the red room which is a lovely spacious room with a large bathroom. We loved it. We di...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2323charlotte, Owner at The Old Parsonage, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
So glad it was' just what the doctor ordered'. We are so pleased you enjoyed your short stay and hope you make a speedy recovery.
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Booked for one night on way to see Bath and NT properties. Wonderful house and hosts. Beautiful bedroom and sitting room for guests. Breakfast perfect. The self catering accommodation looked very good too. Highly recommended. Go and stay where the last two kings of England stayed.......yes they really did!!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2323charlotte, Owner at The Old Parsonage, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here, that is what it is all about for us. Many thanks for the review.
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Brimpton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

After a very stressful week, all we wanted was some food and somewhere to sleep, as we pulled into the car park at 8.30pm the gate opened and we were greeted with a smile and welcome, we discussed where to eat, they kindly telephoned the local pub to say we were coming over but might be a bit late, our hosts even offered to make us a cup of tea or coffee rather than make one ourselves in our room, breakfast was at the time we choose this was delicious, home made bread, overall really nice, we would recommend this B & B for its friendliness and comfort with character, we stayed in the green room, bed very comfortable, no noise from the main road, would stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed three nights at The Old Parsonage to wind down before returning to New Zealand after a very busy 6 week holiday in UK and Europe. We loved the house with its olde world charm and interesting history. Our hosts were very welcoming and our stay in The Green room was a wonderful experience with its four poster bed. We found the location very central to Bristol, Bath and Wells. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and offers lots of old English pubs within easy reach of the B&B to dine in as we explored. Would stay there again readily and recommend it to others wholeheartedly. Such a relaxing end to a wonderful holiday.

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Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2323charlotte, Owner at The Old Parsonage, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to have you to stay for 3 nights, we enjoy getting to know guests who stay longer than just one night.
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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

If it is possible to find the exact opposite of the chain hotels with their standardised room layouts and decor, this delightful B&B does it in spades. The whole ambience of this place is of good country living with welcoming hosts - who provide a pot of tea and biscuits on arrival and you have to love that touch.

For most this will be a stopover point on a trip and the temptation could be to head for the larger towns in the area or even Bath, but you would be missing a treat if you did not stay here.

Cannot recommend this place enough - 5 stars across the board

Room Tip: The red room has a four poster bed and large bathroom (not sure why previous reviewers say it has a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Old Parsonage
Address: The Old Parsonage Main Street, Farrington Gurney BS39 6UB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Farrington Gurney
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Farrington Gurney
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Parsonage 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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