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“such a romantic week end!!!”

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The Manor House Monkton Combe Bath
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1 review
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“such a romantic week end!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2006

We had a delightful holiday at a charming Manor House in Monkton Combe village ten mins drive from Bath. It felt like it was in the middle of the countryside at the end of a 'no through road' - talk about 'off the beaten track'! At night there were owls hooting instead of car horns. We love good food, and had read on the website that the Fig Tree Restaurant would only be open on Friday and Saturday. Fortunately it was no problem because there were lots of nice country pubs around. The food at the Manor exceeded our expectation - it was fab. There is a young French chef and friendly waiter, and was really good value because we weren't charged for bringing our own wine. We stayed in the Bridal Suite - a huge light room with a king sized four poster bed - a real treat. Before we left, we were allowed to look round all the other rooms and noticed that the one your last two contributors stayed in was the cheapest by far and therefore smaller than all the other rooms. Even so it was bigger than any of the double rooms in our house and looked inviting with a big black leather bed and Starck chairs - modern furniture in old walls. When we booked we decided we wanted something a bit special so were prepared to pay more and we were very pleasantly surprised. The whole experience was better than the website led us to believe and other people staying at the same time agreed with us. We had a lovely holiday, explored Bath, Longleat, Wells and Stonehenge and it was nice to return after a busy day to such a comfortable and interesting old place. We shall return.


Jenny Reece

Stayed August 2006
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2006

This hotel didn't really live up to our expectations. The lady who took our booking over the phone had a fairly sharp manner, although the welcome when we arrived was warm enough and the resident cat and dog are gorgeous. However, we appeared to be the only people staying there and the place seemed deserted and a bit sorry for itself. The Lilac Room was fairly pleasant but the decor and furniture has definitely seen better days and the bathroom was tiny. There was a DVD player in the room with a small selection of DVDs which was a nice touch.

There are some nice walks in the countryside surrounding the hotel but the previous reveiw is correct about the junk and industrial units unfortunately. We were looking forward to our evening meal in the restaurant but no food is served on Monday nights (when we were staying) - this was not detailed on the website or mentioned when we booked over the phone. However, I can highly recommend the pub at the end of the lane which did brilliant bar/bistro food. We didn't have the opportunity to sample the breakfast either - we needed to leave early the next day and had to make do with toast and coffee because the chef was not arriving to cook breakfast until 9am!

This hotel is very rustic and would maybe suit some tastes but I'm afraid was a bit too rough around the edges for us.

  • Liked — The friendly cat and dog and the jacuzzi bath
  • Disliked — Too old and shabby, deserted with little atmosphere
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2006

I have just returned from celebrating my first wedding anniversary at the Manor House and it was an absolutley brilliant weekend. I am afraid I do not understand the review from the disgruntled guests either? The hotel itself is just beautiful, gorgeous interior with tasteful and unique decoration, tiny winding staircases up to the various rooms, a huge open fireplace in the lounge, it is just perfect. We stayed in the 'lilac' room which was fantastic with a marvellous view of the nearby fields, sheep, horses, ducks and the garden, a huge spa bath and comfy bed! The restaurant attached to the Manor House (the Fig Tree restaurant) is to die for, the food is so delicious! And you have the added bonus of bringing your own wine to enjoy too! The staff were all really lovely, friendly and helpful and you don't feel that you are staying in an anonymous bland hotel so much as an extension of someone's home. The owners even have the cutest cat and dog that befriend you as well! I would recommend this place as perfect for a relaxing, romantic weekend. It was wonderful and we would return for sure! 10 out of 10!

  • Stayed April 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2006

I was suprised to read the report by the disgruntled visitor as I have stayed at The Manor House on a number of occasions and found exactly the opposite to be the case. Every time I go there the Hotel is full of happy customers. I have stayed in the same room as this person. It is delightful. It is a most unusual, spacious room with heavy oak beams holding up the high roof and big windows letting in lots of light. It feels very contemporary even though it was built in the 1700's. One of the best things is they serve breakfast until late so you can have a good lie-in. The bed is comfortable and new, the sofa nice for watching TV or DVD and the view over the valley is lovely.

They are right about the restaurant. Everybody raves about the evenings. A drink first by a log fire then a candlelit dinner of fabulous food. Dinner lasts all night, then you fall into bed and wake up late - perfect for a relaxing weekend.

If you look through the visitors book comments when you are next there, you will see how many people are complimentary about their stay at the Manor House.

  • Stayed March 2006
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2006

We booked to stay at Manor House 10-11 of February for a romantic valentines weekend, wish we hadnt bothered!!!
When we got there we were quite surprised as the website made it sound idylic which it was far from, fields and deer it said and we got farm outbuildings which were used as industrial units and a conservatory full of JUNK!

We were taken to our room which on first impression was not to bad, but the more we looked around the more we were disgusted, mould on the bathroom ceiling and shower doors, dangerous plug socket, floor falling apart in the bathroom not to mention the light bulb that fell on my head when i was in the bathroom drying.The rugs that were on the floor had seen better days and the bed sounded like my hamster wheel.
As we had turned up late on friday we stayed the night but checked first thing and found a beautiful hotel in Bath called The Francis Hotel, which I must say I would highly recommend as it was fantastic the staff were really freindly and the room was superb.

I can say the one saving grace at the Manor House was the restaurant it was great, we would highly recommend it as the food is superb, shame the rest wasn't.

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Property: The Manor House Monkton Combe Bath
Address: Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath > Monkton Combe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Monkton Combe
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restful, rambling Medieval Manor in country village 2.25miles/ 8 minutes drive from centre of Bath. Dating from 1262 with Tudor inglenook fire spacious ensuite bedrooms with TV, video, DVD, WIFI. Fantastic candlelit restaurant with excellent local reputation for fine food in 16th and 19th century dining rooms on Fridays, Saturdays. Bring Your Own Wine - No Corkage Charge! Rural walks along brook to local pubs, canal boat/bike hire 5 minutes wander. Parking, gardens. Heaven! ... more   less 
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