Restful rambling medieval Manor House in rural valley 2 miles from England’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ‘City of Bath’. The Manor House is classified as a ‘British Ancient Monument’ and is in a recognised ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Documented in the Domesday Book of 1086 this is probably the oldest home in England, Alice de Fford lived here in 1262!
We have eight ensuite bedrooms individually styled each spacious and comfortable with with 4 poster and king sized beds, flat screen TV’s, DVDs and a fridge.
We offer free private parking for 10 cars, lounges with open log fires, including a Tudor inglenook fireplace from 1539, gardens and a Victorian conservatory where you can all dine together in summer by candlelight.
We provide free WIFI, a DVD library and a quiet location at the end of a no-through road.
You have full use of the kitchen for cooking, we used to run a restaurant here so it is well kitted out with big oven as well as Aga in winter, or you can eat at the cafe on the canal or at the local country pub. Bike, boat hire and golf available 5 mins away.
Fabulous rural walks along the brook or the canal on the doorstep and a gastropub 4 mins amble along the lane.
Bedrooms / Sleeping
We have two suites of interconnecting bedrooms dating from medieval and Tudor times. The suite on the second floor, the Tudor Wing, can accommodate five people: king sized 4 poster in one room, double and single bed in the second, with 2 bathrooms, one wet room shower and one bath, and 2 TVs which suits families or a group of friends.
The Garden Suite of interconnecting bedrooms is on the ground floor and has access through French windows onto the garden. Accessible from both the drawing and dining rooms, this suite can sleep 4 in one king sized and one double bed. Both medieval bedrooms share a wet room shower/WC and have stone floors covered in carpets and ancient beams.
The other four bedrooms are located on the first and third floors. The first floor Bridal Suite has a king sized 4 poster bed and spacious wet room. The neighbouring Willow Room has a king sized bed and double shower ensuite. It also has a double futon if extra bed space is required.
The third floor, accessed by a 400 year old wide spiral staircase, offers the delightfully light and spacious Silk Room overlooking the conservatory and wooded hillside beyond. It provides a double bed under a Balinese canopy, a double sofa bed, old stone fireplace, massive wooden beams and a small wetroom.
The neighbouring blue room has a king sized bed, small bathroom and views across the garden and distant fields.
Anytime after 5PM
12 PM (Noon)
8 ground floor rooms
Well equipped kitchen
Walled country garden
Smart TV in sitting room
Flatscreen TVs in all bedrooms
Suitable for events (max 20pax)
Free off road private parking (10 cars)
2 real wood fires
Quiet, off road location
10 minutes to centre of Bath
Country pub 4 minutes wander
Canal with boat and bike hire
Set in beautiful green valley
The calendar below shows the availability but please use the contact form to the right to request a booking for your desired dates.
Minimum 2 night stay at weekends and 3 nights for Bank Holidays.
Monkton Combe is a charming village with a church, pub and school. It is the nearest village to the City of Bath (2.5 mls) but has a rural feel with rows of cottages, fields and a brook. The Manor is at the bottom of a no through road. It is the last house in Somerset as the brook marks the boundary with Wiltshire.
Taxis are about £10 into Bath. There is a bus service every two hours to and from the pub, 4 mins away or a bus every 10 mins from the A36 road which is a 10 min walk from the Manor. We are on the Sustrans cycle path and the Kennet and Avon Canal with cycling and walking tow path and boat hire is 10 mins walk from the door.
Entrance hall. The Manor House hall has a grand piano, huge partner desk, Edwardian fireplace, sofa, chairs and, most important, the WIFI router.
The Drawing/Sitting Room. Substantial late 1800’s sitting room originally designed as a billiard room. Five leather and Designer Guild sofas, coffee tables, chandelier, decorative fireplace, big bay window and French Doors onto gardens. Seats 18.
Dining Room. Dates from 1500. Huge Tudor inglenook fireplace with bread oven, salt hole, secondary chimney and inglenook seat where the little boy sat to turn the spit roasting the meat in the past. You have a huge square wooden table for dinner, a pew beside the fire, an old sled for drinks and French doors leading to the front garden.
Utility Room. Spacious with washing machine and dryer, little bar overlooking the back garden and French doors to that garden.
Conservatory. Genuinely Victorian so no double glazing, hence only for use in the warm months. Stunning big, 2 storey high glass room with tessellated floor and stained glass windows. Wreathed in red Virginia creeper in Autumn. Needs tea lights as no electricity. Beautiful at night when the candles are reflected in the glass roof. Special atmosphere. Doors to front drive and back garden.
Certificate of Excellence 3 years running
Return after 20 years!
Beth bent over backwards to make sure that our visit was as special as our first one, 20 years ago! We honeymooned in Monkton Combe, and it was and is a sensational place to visit. The Manor House, nestled in the village amongst picturesque countryside, makes a special visit even more meaningful and relaxing. You will be reinvigorated and inspired by the long walks through the winding roads and hills, and the house itself is filled with beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, and a brilliant dining area. There's a charming nearby pub/restaurant, beautiful village church, and all the beauty of East Somerset country life. This is village living at its finest, and a truly special place for gatherings and celebrations.
What a wonderful weekend
We had a wonderful weekend at the Manor House with three generations of our family for my mum's significant birthday. My toddler enjoyed everything as much as my mum! The house was spotless for our arrival, with lamps on, fires ready to be lit in the hearths and the table laid for dinner. It's all very well equipped and loads of interesting little nooks and crannies. Beth was very informative in the weeks leading up to our arrival and it was great to meet the helpful and friendly housekeeper Charlie as well. Very highly recommended - we hope to be able to come back one day.
Beautiful Venue and Location
A beautiful venue in a beautiful location. The house itself is full of charm & surprisingly warm for a building of this age! The bedrooms were all comfortable & clean, each with it's own character. The kitchen was extremely well stocked & we had everything we could possibly need to cater for our party. The area surrounding the Manor House is varied & beautiful. Some of our party took the opportunity to go cycling, some running, some walking & some shopping in Bath. There is so much more to see & do that we didn't even touch on over the weekend. The local pub is friendly & provided superb food. If wanting an evening or Sunday meal, booking would be essential - we would definitely arrange this another visit! The detailed description of the venue is accurate & I don't feel there is anything we can add to enhance it. Beth was the perfect host - excellent communication, there if we needed anything but left us to our own devices. We will definitely be looking to return to this venue as we enjoyed our stay immensely.