Mount Somerset Hotel

The Mount Somerset Hotel provides 3 star accommodation & facilities a few miles from Taunton in Somerset close to attractions & places of interest.

Address

Lower Henlade
Taunton
Somerset
TA3 5NB
Tel: +44 (0)1823 442 500

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Overview


The hotel provides guests with 3 star accommodation and facilities a few miles from Taunton town centre in Somerset. The hotel is housed inside a historic country house on the outskirts of Taunton in the Somerset countryside providing a scenic and tranquil location. The Regency country house retains period features ensuring the hotel has plenty of charm and character. The hotel facilities make it suitable for business and leisure guests.

The hotel is conveniently located for Taunton and local attractions including Vivary Park and Golf Course, Somerset Cricket Museum, The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre and Museum of Somerset. The hotel is well located for Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, Hestercombe Gardens, Blackdown and Quantocks Hills and is located within easy reach of Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Exeter and Weymouth, making the hotel a good base from which to explore the West Country & South West of England.

Local transport links in the area include Taunton train station located 4.2 miles from the hotel. There are services to London Paddington and other local and regional areas including Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Weston-super-Mare and Plymouth. The hotel is close by to major roads including the A358 and M5 providing good road connections.

Visitors can expect a friendly welcome with good levels of service at the hotel. The hotel is located less than 4 miles from Taunton town centre where visitors can find good access to local amenities, visitor attractions, dining and entertainment facilities. The closest train stations to the hotel are located at Taunton, Bishops Lydeard and Bridgwater.



Facilities


There are a total of 11 en-suite guest bedrooms at the hotel. The guest rooms are decorated and furnished to a good standard offering comfortable 3 star accommodation. Guests can choose from single, twin and double rooms, with a choice of classic, deluxe and garden deluxe rooms to choose from. There are also suites available for guests after more space and luxury.

Room facilities include television with freeview channels, telephone, radio, alarm clock, hairdryer, toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities.

All rooms are non-smoking at the hotel in accordance with hotel policy.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the hotel. There are free on-site car parking facilities for hotel guests.

The hotel includes a fitness centre along with a Spa that includes a choice of relaxing and pampering treatments including massage, manicure, pedicure and facial treatments. There is a hydrotherapy pool steam room and sauna.

The hotel has facilities to host business meetings and conferences with a choice of tailor made packages available. The hotel provides a scenic venue for weddings, special occasions and private functions with a choice of packages available and banqueting capacity for up to 100 guests.

Dining


Guests can enjoy a hot full English breakfast each morning or a Continental breakfast with a choice of breads, cereals, yogurts, fruits, juices and hot and cold drinks.

The Somerset Dining Room restaurant serves a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes along with a choice of starters and desserts. The restaurant serves the best in modern British cuisine. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and offers diners fine views over the gardens, croquet lawn and terrace making for an enjoyable dining experience. Diners can choose from the wine list and find the perfect accompaniment to their meals.

The Georgian Room is where guests can enjoy a formal dining experience; the restaurant serves the best in traditional British and modern European cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create a range of dishes for diners to try. Diners can enjoy some splendid views over the Limpley Stoke Valley from the restaurant.

The Garden Room is located next to the restaurant and provides guests with the opportunity to sit back and relax with a choice of drinks available including, soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits. The Garden Room leads on to the terrace where guests can enjoy their drinks in a relaxing environment and provides an ideal place to catch up with friends, family and colleagues.

Local Attractions


The county of Somerset includes the seaport of Bristol and the rural delights of the Somerset countryside, where visitors can see the English countryside at its best. Somerset includes some interesting contrasts with the gentle, rural countryside associated with much of the county to the fun filled festivals. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing quiet holiday away from it all or the trills and spills of the energetic activities on offer in Exmoor National Park.

The Quintock Hills are An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and among the most scenic parts of the UK. Located close to Exmoor, the area does not have any major towns and cites and there is plenty of unspoilt villages and countryside with a rural landscape to enjoy. The Quantock Hills offer great opportunities for walkers with a choice of interesting walks where you are likely to see some great wildlife. The scenic hills are a favourite destination for having a picnic and enjoying a day out in the great outdoors.

Somerset includes some impressive stately homes such as Montacute House, a stunning Tudor mansion that currently houses period paintings from the National Portrait Gallery. The imposing house is located just over 20 miles from Taunton.

Lytes Cary Manor is a 15th century manor located in rural Somerset. The manor is now a National Trust property, notable aspects of the house include the imposing Great Hall, Oriel Room and the Great Parlour, once the main family room with views of the gardens. The gardens offer visitors the chance to enjoy a relaxing walk in a peaceful environment. The gardens are a Grade II listed garden reflecting their importance.

Bath is among the great tourist attractions in the UK. The city is less crowded than most cities and benefits from its attractions being conveniently located in a concentrated area that can be easily navigated around by foot. Visitors to the city with find a place full of history that maintains its own unique character. The city is synonymous with the Roman Baths; Bath has a range of attractions for visitors to explore. The City of Bath became a world heritage site back in 1987 in recognition to its great historical and architectural importance. There are several famous sites includes in the world heritage site such as the Assembly Rooms, Bath Abbey, Pump Room and the Jane Austen Centre.

The best known attraction in Bath are the Roman Baths, part of the world heritage site. The home of the UK's only hot spring, the Romans built a wonderful temple and bathing complex that still currently flows with natural hot water. Visitors to this historic site can see the water's source and walk where Romans would have walked on the stone pavements. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring have been preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation. Visitors can use the audio guides to understand more about this fascinating site.

Historic Glastonbury Abbey is set in many acres of parkland in the town of Glastonbury, approx 22 miles from Taunton. There is speculation that King Arthur and Queen Guinevere are buried in the Abbey grounds. The grounds provide a place for tranquillity and peace away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cites. The Visitor's Centre includes a Museum with a model of how the Abbey might have looked back in 1539. Visitors can see the display of the town and a Children's Display. There is a Picnic and Wildlife Area to explore. Audio Tapes are available in multiple languages help visitors to navigate around the site at their own leisure.

Located approx 30 miles from Taunton is Cheddar Caves & Gorge a popular tourist attraction, visitors can see outstanding natural beauty here, there are cathedral-like caves and Britain's biggest gorge. There is also the famous Cheddar Man that is reputed to be Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Gough's cave is the largest of the show-caves, with 1/4-mile of cathedral-like caverns, carved out over a million years by Ice-Age meltwaters, leading to the Diamond Chamber and Solomon's Temple. There is a million-year-old river bed that was re-discovered by Richard Gough in back in 1890. Gorge Walk is a 3-mile way-marked circular route where visitors can explore the estate.

The world renowned Glastonbury Festival is held in Somerset, the first festival was held in 1970 and is now among the largest greenfield music and performing arts festivals in the world. Visitors can see a huge tented city as they arrive, over the years it has gained cult status particularly among the young and is almost a right of passage for some. The site itself includes some distinct regions; the commercial aspects concentrate around the Pyramid, Other and Dance stages. The relaxed areas are the Jazzworld and Acoustic areas, and whilst the family oriented areas like the Kidz Field, the Theatre and Circus fields.

The festival is held in a wonderful location among hundreds of acres in Vale of Avalon, an area rich in symbolism, mythology and religious traditions going back hundred of years. There are people from all walks of life that come to the festival determined to have the time of their lives, there are people young and old, from all backgrounds, nationalities and faiths and musical tastes. The atmosphere and vibe bring many people back year on year, the mellow, chilled out vibe is enjoyed by many. There is plenty of music with a huge number of bands on stage, theatre cabaret, circus and more.

Exmoor National Park is located across two counties; Somerset and Devon. Exmoor was designated a national park back in 1954, with the aim of conserving and enhancing the wildlife, beauty and heritage of the area. There is lots to see and enjoy here for visitors, there are some great landscapes to see, and there is plenty of tranquillity and wilderness evident here too.

The park offers great opportunities for walking and exploring the scenic environment, cycling, canoeing, climbing, sailing and more. Wildlife enthusiasts are well catered for, visitors can spot the wild red deer or the native Exmoor pony among others, there are also many more to look out for in this wildlife haven. Anglers

The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre is located in the heart of Taunton. Inside there is a main auditorium, the Brewhouse Gallery and Link visual art exhibition spaces, the Studio, a flexible space for film and small performances and a restaurant and café bar. There is a varied programme of events all year round suitable for young and old ranging from theatre to exhibitions to music to comedy to workshops, poetry and more. The centre is an important creative hub in the region.

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Closest Train Stations:

Taunton: 4.2 Miles

Bishops Lydeard: 8.8 Miles

Bridgwater: 11.1 Miles


Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Exeter Airport located 33 miles away by road via the A358, M5 and A30. Bristol Airport is located 37 miles away via the A38 and M5.

Exeter Airport: 33 Miles

Bristol Airport: 37 Miles




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