Castle House, part of the original 12th century castle in the centre of Taunton, Somerset’s vibrant county capital, is now home to The Museum of Somerset.
This beautiful and historic property gives you the unique opportunity to stay in a house with medieval origins, whilst having access to the vast range of cultural events that are presented by the museum throughout the year.
As you would expect with such a historic property, some of the beautiful original floorboards and stairs have uneven places, and doorways have low lintels, all adding to the incredible experience of staying in this two-storey traditional property.
The entrance is on ground level and once inside, through your own front door, a flight of stairs will lead you up to the 'Tudor Room' sitting-room; three comfortable sofas welcome you in front of the feature fireplace but meals can be enjoyed in the elegant dining-room which leads directly to the kitchen which has a lovely view over the Castle Hotel’s gardens.
You can pop across to dine there if preferred or the hotel will bring lunch across on request.
There is a luxury double bedroom and a spacious single on this floor as well as a large shower room.
Further stairs take you up to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms, including the beautiful master four-poster bedroom with chaise longue to relax and enjoy the outlook from three windows.
A twin room and large bathroom with stand alone bath can also be found on this floor.
If interested you can arrange to have a tour of the tower to see the rooms on the third floor too.
In contrast to the relaxing atmosphere provided by this unique holiday home, just a short walk away you can experience the bustling town centre’s cafés, restaurants and shops.
Alternatively there is the museum’s courtyard cafe where you can sit and take in the atmosphere of this special place.
If you can pull yourself away from this incredible holiday home there is an abundance of local attractions to explore including The River, The Glass Bridge, Behind the Museum of Somerset which links Castle Green to Goodland Gardens, Taunton and Bridgwater Canal, Hestercombe House & Gardens, Trull Waterfall.
Within driving distance of Castle house is Cheddar, come to the well known Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury, well worth a visit.
For beach enthusiasts they have a great choice of visiting North or South Devon coastal resorts as well as Somerset and Dorset all less than an hour away.
This magnificent property really does have something for everyone, you will never want to leave.