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Castle House

Taunton, Somerset (Ref. 925586)

  • Castle House - (Ref. 925586)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No


  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

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.


All first and second floor. Four bedrooms: 1 x second floor four poster bed, 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x first floor single. Second floor bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC. First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Separate WC. First floor Kitchen. First floor Dining room.First floor sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed outdoor area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Choice of restaurants, shops and pubs in the town a few steps away
  • Note: Parking is provided for 1 vehicle in the adjoining hotel's car park
  • Any additional vehicles can be parked in nearby council car parks (charges vary) or by paying an additional £10 per extra vehicle per night directly to the Castle Hotel on arrival
  • Note: There may be some noise during the evening due to the properties town centre location
  • Note: This property is over first and second floors.

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About the location


Bridgwater 11 miles; Tiverton 21 miles; Weston-super-Mare 30 miles

The county town of Somerset, Taunton is a beautiful town and a perfect cottage holiday destination. The town has excellent buildings with charming stone and Tudor architecture, there is also fascinating history in the town stretching back over 1000 years including a 10th century monastery. It offers wonderful amenities with the Orchard Shopping Centre and plenty of other places to shop and eat. As well as this, Taunton boasts a choice of museums and parks, one of which has held the Taunton Flower Show for over 150 years. For your outdoor enthusiasts, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are easily accessible, as well as the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks slightly further afield. If a day by the sea is what you're after, the coast is around 20 miles away, with the popular seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare a further 10 miles away but is well worth the journey with its great range of activities.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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