We have driven many times past the sign for this place, on a rather unpromising back road through Somerton (which is generally a very engaging country town, nice pubs, lovely church). Finally found a reason to stay, for 2 nights, and were extremely pleasantly surprised. We stayed in what's probably the best room ('Somerton') but others would, I'm sure, have been as nice (I glimpsed the interiors of smaller ones, while climbing the stairs to the rooftop observatory - yes! - with its amazing panoramic view. The Orangery for breakfast, with the black swans dipping their beaks in the rill outside, was a real treat. The welcome was friendly and efficient, the service was amazing (room cleaned while we ate breakfast, fresh milk for tea provided on request, and the scarf I left behind in a drawer was sent on immediately). Breakfast is lavish and delicious. Beds extremely comfortable and the big old bathroom a delight. Will certainly revisit if we are in the area and look forward to doing so.
- Also Known As:
- The Lynch Country House Somerton, Somerset