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Bed and breakfast The Old Parsonage Bed & Breakfast
Main Street , Farrington Gurney, BS39 6UB, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 232 reviews)
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The Old Parsonage
The Old Parsonage is very special. It dates back to 1680 when it was built by Henry and Mary Hole. Their son John inherited the house and married into the Champney Family of Orchardleigh and soon gentrified the house with the addition of the imposing front consisting of a long hallway internally and two frontal wings which gives a very French feel like a chateau to the house. The family died out and the house became the property of the Duchy of Cornwall and since then it had regular visits from the royal family including Prince Charles The Prince of Wales, King Edward V111 and King George V1, see history on website. The staircase is special with it's fluted newel posts and alternate barley twist balusters surmounted by a heavily moulded handrail. Pevsner in his Architectural Guides describes the house as:Fne house perhaps c1680-90 of red sandstone. Since the 1960' it has been a restaurant with rooms and now it is a very successful B&B with TripAdvisor 5* rating and is loved and cared for by it's present owners Brian & Charlotte Murray
We love living in this area on the edge of the beautiful Mendip Hills and close to Bath Bristol and Wells. If you like architecture, theatre or Roman remains and who can forget the influence of Brunel or the beautiful Scissor arch in Wells Cathedral this the area for you. We are spoilt by the amount of National Trust Properties closeby along with the natural beauty of Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Caves and The Mendips themselves. There are fantastic walking and cycle routes closeby which meet up with the National Bicycle grid. Locally there is great birdwatching from the Levels to the Blagdon Lakes. We love to forage and make jams and other preserves. With the help of Vivian Lloyd locally we have developed a range of seasonal marmalades.There are many great pubs and gastro pubs in the area offering great local food, these are a must for any visit.
History:In the Domesday book the village was known as Ferentone. The second part of the name is believed to come from the Gournays, its ancient possessors, including Robert de Gournay in 1225. Sir Thomas de Gournay was concerned in the murder of Edward II at Berkeley Castle, for which his estates were confiscated, and Farrington was later annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall. The parish was part of the hundred of Chewton. The manor house is believed to date from 1637 and the old parsonage from around 1700. Industry included coal mining on the Somerset coalfield from about 1780 but the local pits closed in the 1920s. There used to be an unmanned railway station or "halt" between 11 July 1927 and 2 November 1959, when the Bristol and North Somerset Railway line closed. We now have a very successful Farm Shop which produces local and organic produce. In addition Farrington Park is a very picturesque mature golf course with a sports and exercise centre.The Par 72 Duchy Course was opened in 1995 and has matured into a beautifully conditioned variety of parkland and lakeland golf holes. Situated in the Historic Triangle of the Great cities of Bath Bristol and Wells
Languages spoken: English, French
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Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map
Restaurants and markets *
Farrington's Farm Shop and Shopping Village Supermarket0.3 miles
the Co OP Supermarket0.2 miles
The Old Station Restaurant1 miles
Tesco Supermarket1 miles
La Compagna Restaurant2 miles
The Redan Inn Restaurant1.9 miles
Closest airports *
Bristol Airport9.8 miles
Cardiff Airport35.7 miles
Gloucestershire Airport44.2 miles
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- Outdoor furniture
- Sun terrace
Pets are not allowed.
- Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet menus (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Electric vehicle charging station
- Street parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Packed lunches
- Bridal suite
- Laundry Additional charge
- Non-smoking throughout
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
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Children older than 5 years are welcome.
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There is no capacity for cots at this property.
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The Old Parsonage Bed & Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
Early check-in prior to 17:00 by prior arrangement only.
Please note that for the Courtyard Suite Breakfast included, a self-serve continental breakfast is available in the suite only and not in the B&B breakfast area.
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