We have recently returned from a 4 night stay at the Holbrook. On arrival we were greeted warmly by the lady on duty, however our booking was incorrect, our confirmation letter stated 4 nights from the 22 nd April but in fact they hadnt got us booked in till the 24th! however we were swiftly told this was not a problem and the lady quickly ran upstairs to check that our room was in fact ready for occupation. We stayed in Rupert, a large comfortable room with a 4 Poster and had everything we needed for our stay, we particularly liked the comfortable sofa positioned so we could watch TV without lounging on the bed. The bathroom contained an old fashioned type of claw footed bath and a large excellent shower, the toilet was an old fashioned water closet type and the room contained a fireplace, on enquiring we were told this was in fact as we suspected an original bathroom (not the fittings!) the only 2 things that marred this bathroom slightly for us were firstly the bathroom was down 2 steps and the light switch was at the bottom of these, we left the light over the basin on at night as l was concerned about falling, the second thing was that the bathroom had varnished floorboards which definatley needed revarnishing in front of the washbasin.
The food is excellent, both Breakfast and Dinner and we loved the little appetisers served with our pre dinner drinks in the lounge, a very comfortable room with large sofas and coffee tables, we did find that not many people seemed to enjoy a post dinner nightcap and this is perhaps one of the reasons that there is no Bar as such, just a Dispense at reception. As stated the food is excellent however for a stay of 4 nights and as a non fish eater there were only 2 meat dishes on offer and 1 Vegetarian, the Menu consisting of only 5 Main Courses which didnt change during our stay, we would have liked to see maybe a Dish of the Day or a Steak available.
The hotel is very central to explore Somerset and Dorset and we were lucky to enjoy sunny weather. All the staff we met were extremely friendly and helpfull, the service is top notch. We hope to go back again for another stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holbrook House is a privately owned Georgian country house with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, set in twenty acres of unspoiled woodland and rolling pastures. Surrounded by the abundant nature, wildlife and sparkling rivers of southwest England, Holbrook lies within easy reach of London and the Midlands. Holbrook, a unique home in the country, is the perfect venue for your next leisurely holiday, romantic break, or special event. AA 3 Star (85%) - 2 AA Rosettes ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holbrook Hotel Wincanton
- Holbrook House Hotel Wincanton, Somerset