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“Home from home”
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Castleton House
Ranked #1 of 2 Mere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Castleton House. Despite the reason for the trip being rather a sad one as we were attending a funeral, we found our stay to be relaxed and comfortable, a home from home, as well as great value for money. Gail is a great host, in a lovely house, working hard to make her guests feel welcome; she has also mastered the art of a perfect poached egg! We found the room (Twin) to be clean with everything that we needed along with little extras such as a small fridge with fresh milk, toiletries and great coffee. The only other comments would be that the beds were a little soft, but we appreciate that this is personal taste and an extra coaster to put drinks on to prevent damaging the furniture would be good. Although the hot water was plentiful, the shower was a little disappointing although these points would certainly not put us off from visiting again. Gail is a great source of knowledge of the local area, and can provide numerous maps and resources to enhance your stay; hopefully we will have an opportunity to test this knowledge out on our next visit.
Thankyou, Dawn and Tracey

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
Hi Dawn and Tracey,

Thank you for taking the time to write me a nice 4 star review on Trip Advisor. I appreciate what you said about another coaster in the room and am off to buy a set now, and thank you too for your generous comments about my poached eggs, its taken a lot of practice and it's great to know they're appreciated. I'm sorry that you found the shower a little inadequate, we have a power shower in the double room and generally find that guests in the twin room enjoy the option of having a bath as well as a shower, however when it comes to updating the shower I will look into something more powerful.

I hope your drive home wasn't too long and stressful. All the best for 2014 and I'm sorry it started in a sad way for you.

Best wishes, Gail
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Gail and Peter. The food was delicious, the company wonderful and the advice priceless. It was a wonderful base from which to explore Stourhead Gardens, Wilton House and Bath. It was our first visit to the UK and we felt right at home. Thank you again for everything Gail!
Peter, Kathy and Anna from Boston

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Peter, Kathy and Anna,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, it all seems so long ago now since your visit. We've had the most awful six weeks of rain but then I suspect you've been suffering with freezing temperatures. I had a great trip to New York in November.

With my very best wishes to you all for 2014, Gail
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Isle of Whyte
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

my stay was too short but Castleton House was the perfect place to choose. The location was great- in the heart of Mere, and a warm welcome awaited my family and me. I would highly recommend it for comfort, friendliness and cleanliness. We had a hearty home cooked breakfast.and were made to feel that nothing was too much trouble. .. . .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Particularly nice to have something written up during my quieter months in the winter.

With best wishes for the New Year - Gail
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

A visit to Stourhead Gardens is always a wonderful experience,but together with a one night stay at Castelton House made it a truly complete day. Gail was extremely attentive and the breakfast was unbelievable Home from home does not do it justice and we were made to feel special. We will return again in the spring and will be recommending Castelton to our friends and family,

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Hi Mike and Muriel,
Wow, your review went up so quickly. Thank you very much for all your kind comments. Did you make it to The Tropical Gardens at Abbotsbury? Hope you had a good journey home whatever route you took.
Best wishes, Gail
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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed October 13, 2013

In September I enjoyed one night staying at Castleton House. Peter and Gail were very welcoming and provided local information. The breakfast was fantastic, and the rooms beautiful and comfortable.

Very recommendable with personal attention to everybody staying.Perfect location to visit Stourhead and Longleat.

Best wishes, Tina

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Hi Tina,
Thanks so much for writing a lovely review for us. It was good to meet you and I hope the rest of your trip to the UK went well.
Perhaps see you again when you're next in the area.
Best wishes, Gail
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I and a couple of friends enjoyed one night staying at this lovely home in an excellent location. We were made most welcome with secure storage provided for bikes. Rooms bright, spotless and well equipped with good bathroom and shower room. Nice touches such as fresh milk in the mini fridge. Good linen and pillows. Delicious breakfast even when all ordering
different eggs. Gail, our hostess, was charming and most informative and helpful with information on local attractions and bike routes.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review Valerie. It was great to meet the four of you and I'm glad you enjoyed your just down the road at the Bell and Crown in Zeals.
Hope the men managed to get to Poole on their bikes and you enjoyed your day at Stourhead.
Best wishes, Gail
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had a really comfortable one night stay at Castletown house en route to Stourhead...it's very easy to get to from the house.
Gail was welcoming (despite our late arrival) and could not have made our stay more comfortable. The room and en suite bathroom were comfortable and clean and we also had use of a beautiful sitting room.
The breakfast menu was amazing and even impressed my two teenaged children (!)...I had scrambled eggs cooked to perfection with added smoked salmon too!!!
Gail knows the local area really well and provided us with helpful information and directions.
I wold thoroughly recommend Castleton House to anyone travelling that way.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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GailGarbut2t, Owner at Castleton House, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks for writing this lovely review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was nice to meet you and the children, I hope you enjoyed your time at Stourhead and then seeing your friends in Wells and Ilminster. Best wishes to you all - Gail
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Property: Castleton House
Address: Castleton House Castle Street, Mere BA12 6JE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Mere
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Free Breakfast
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Mere
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Hotel Class:4 star — Castleton House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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