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Glebe House

Wells, Somerset (Ref. 980891)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Glebe House and Angela, the Manager, was most helpful."

    Reviewed by DianaApr 2022

  • "This was our third stay at Glebe House and it was perfect as usual."

    Lovely house in a lovely village

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "Spacious, extremely well equipped house in a lovely area of Somerset."

    Clean, comfortable and quiet. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation and have booked to return next year"

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Grebe House is so comfortable and very well equipped."

    We were a party of 4 adults and a small baby and it was lovely to have so much space. It’s in a great location for exploring the area. Very hard to find anything negative to say about this property.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "Very clean"

    Reviewed by RonaldSep 2021

  • "The property was extremely well kept and well fitted and the care we received from the local manager was excellent."

    It was a comfortable, homely cottage in a peaceful location that suited us admirably. We would not hesitate to return there in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2021

  • "Property nicer than it looks on the listing; very spacious."

    Cool downstairs during a very warm week (30C every day). Also appreciated and enjoyed the shady garden with stream. Comfortable beds. Good bathrooms and plenty of them! Very helpful local lady Angela.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "The only thing I did notice was the Window Sills outside the property were in need of repair, they were in a state of disrepair which needs addressed especially when there are youngsters around or elderly people, also the Paving on the Patio could also be repaired other than that the house is excellent, great place for touring, good local Pubs which were open."

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are waiting on the builder to fix the sills and also add a new door. This was made in January but due to the pandemic the fitting has been delayed, but it is being attended to. Thank you again and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the rest of the house. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "A fabulous place to enjoy a lovely relaxing holiday."

    Glebe House is spacious, clean & has everything you could possibly need & more. The location is very quiet & ideally situated to easily get around the area - Wells, Glastonbury, Street & Cheddar.

    Reviewed by AdeleMay 2021

  • "Brilliant house spacious excellent kitchen bed very comfortable generally a very nice place."

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2021

  • "Glebe house was a real home from home."

    Absolutely everything you could need was supplied, the attention to detail was obvious, with so many thoughtful and practical touches evident. The house was spacious, spotlessly clean, with comfortable beds. A lovely village setting but very easy access to Wells and other tourist areas.

    Reviewed by PatDec 2020

  • "Lovely walks from the doorstep and lots of lovely places to visit"

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2020

  • "My husband myself and our daughter were delighted with Glebe House, it was a Wonderful cottage sand we could not fault it in any way."

    Angela was very welcoming and bh

    Reviewed by Audrey PettittSep 2020

  • "Had absolutely everything in it even dishwasher tablets and washing tablets we ..."

    Had absolutely everything in it even dishwasher tablets and washing tablets we dident use anything of our own as everything you could want we had a lovely week their would use it again if I wanted to go that way again I would recommend it to everybody as it was so nice I will be using you again as looking to go to Devon next time and will be looking for something similar to what we have just had as really lovely having on suite in their this has really spoilt us and would look for that again many thanks it was spotless and clean will use Sykes again as I only get my cottage or house from you thanking you mrs glover

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless comfy and more than well equipped plenty of space garden was beautiful and Angela the manager so helpful thankyou for a wonderful stay."

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2020

  • "A lovely clean well equipped house."

    Plenty of room for the family and lots of bathrooms. A good location in a peaceful village. Lots to explore nearby.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "A very comfortable, and atmospheric house in a well-provided village and very close to Wells."

    We particularly appreciated the log fire and library of local and interesting books. We would certainly consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2020

  • "Lovely warm well equiped accommodation."

    Just one comment need some champagne glasses

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2020

  • "The house is beautiful the photos don’t do it justice."

    It is so well equipped you need to take only your clothes and yourselves !! Spotless, comfy, peaceful. Don’t bother with the two local pubs though it was like going in the Slaughtered Lamb !! Needless to say we didn’t stay for a drink. Perfectly situated for exploring the area. We visited Wookey hole, Wells, Bath, Cheddar gorge, Glastonbury, Brean down fort, Weston super mare, Longleat (this was why we came to Somerset for week), Bristols Clifton suspension bridge, the S.S. Great Britain (excellent), and Shepton Mallet prison which was brilliant.

    Reviewed by KerryDec 2019

  • "Glebe Cottage is lovely and full of historic features but tastefully updated to include everything you require in a modern home including ensuite bathrooms."

    It's very spacious and has a large garden, ideal in the summer. Its situated in a very peaceful location but within a ten minute drive of Wells. We very much enjoyed the wood burner in the lounge, very cosy in the evenings. Most locations for example Bath and Longleat are a 45 minute drive away. A great central location for your holiday and highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2019

  • "It was a beautiful old house with all the mod cons Well located for all the sites Would recommend to everyone"

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2019

  • "An immaculate and charming holiday cottage with everything you need for a family holiday."

    It’s in a lovely location within walking distance of a cafe and pubs and close to the beautiful city of Wells.

    Reviewed by GraceOct 2019

  • "This is a lovely old property."

    It was very clean and had everything needed for our stay. The Wookey Hub is a wonderful meeting place for a coffee and it also has a small shop for all essentials. The Ring.of Bells is a good place to eat but take an appetite with you, the portions are huge. Very friendly locals and staff at the Burcott and the Hub. In Glebe House are some maps of the surrounding areas, it would be a good idea to mark the pubs and the Hub on the Wookey one. Also a bus timetable might be useful as we took the bus to Wells on market day and avoided all traffic and parking potential problems.

    Reviewed by Anita LSep 2019

  • "From our arrival at Glebe House we felt so welcome."

    It was just like being

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "The local people were friendly and the village had many facilities, including 3 pubs, and a handy shop/cafe."

    The cottage had plenty of facilities & details, inc umbrellas, torches & plenty of plugs for recharging electronic items. It was easy to use the TV.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2019

  • "This was an amazing cottage, brilliantly managed."

    It was beautifully clean, was amazingly well equipped and comfortable, but still had all the character we hoped for. The garden was great for our son to run around. The location was great. Peaceful, but within easy reach of large supermarkets and all attractions. Just didn't have time to do everything we wanted...

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2019

  • "Fantastic house, we've had caravans for years at Haven in Somerset at both of their sites, these are good but nothing compares to this house, it has loads of space, very very clean, has all the amenities and a load more, we didn't need to bring half of the items we brought."

    We met Alison who is a lovely lady. If you want a house to stay in Somerset then look no further than Glebe House. The Wooky Hub is a great place to meet the locals as well as the Pubs which hare very close by. We used this house as a hub so we could visit Longleat, Wooky, Chedder and wells which are all close by.

    Reviewed by StewartJul 2019

  • "Extremely well equipped cottage, 99."

    9% of everything you could possibly need in a home from home. Plenty of space inside and out, the only issue we found overall was the availability of parking. We have a small 4x4 which was a very tight fit through the gateway of the courtyard. The space at the front of the cottage is only big enough for a small hatchback. We parked across the road instead.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "This holiday home was absolutely fantastic."

    The best we have stayed in. Check in and arrival was super simple, a dedicated parking space in the courtyard was lovely. The house itself is amazing, full of original features yet all the mod cons (shower in family bath is incredible!!) We took a 17, 13 and 2yo and they all loved it. From a personal point of view (as head chef and chief bottle washer!) I wanted for absolutely nothing. Anything we could possibly need was there, including cleaning supplies and washing powder. Taking home mostly clean laundry was a big bonus for us. Location is lovely too. The Wookey hub is a must. A stream to paddle in is literally across the road, lovely walks on the door step. We spent some time in Wells, did day trips to Wookey hole, Cheddar, Weston-Super-Mere and Bath. The furthest away being Bath which still only took around 35 minutes. The shared garden is beautiful, and with the addition of a bench (as suggested in a previous review) is a lovely space to sit out in. Angela was really lovely and dealt with a problem with the light switch almost instantly.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely with all the facilities we expected, and more !"

    A really comfortable base to come home to, at the end of the day. The local pub, The Ring O Bells, only 10 minutes walk away, was also extremely friendly and served very good, home cooked, food.

    Reviewed by PetaJun 2019

  • "Glebe House was situated in a a very friendly village."

    The house had everything you could possibly want for a self catering holiday. It was very well kept and comfortable. Loved the bedlinen! Well positioned for travelling top other places of interest, particularly the City of Wells. Liked it so much have booked again for November.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "The house and the standards are very good best."

    We found the manager/Caretaker very helpful. The wifi worked well, the area has a poor mobile phone coverage. We enjoyed the stay and look forword to the next. Well done all involved

    Reviewed by RodJun 2019

  • "Glebe House is a real joy."

    It is comfortably well furnished and equipped and is very spacious. Within 10 minutes of arriving, my wife, after her initial inspection, said, 'I love this house. Can we come again?' That just summed it up. It was as if we were at home. It is situated in a friendly village just outside Wells and is convenient for visits to attractions throughout Somerset and Wiltshire. We must not forget to mention the local manager Angela, who was very friendly and helpful during our stay and obviously takes great pride in maintaining the house and surroundings to a very high standard. We will be returning to Glebe House as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your comments on Glebe House. Please be assured these are fed back to the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert JeffreyApr 2019

  • "We had a great week despite the weather."

    Angela proved very helpful during the week. We visited places we hadn't been to before and revisited others. Visit was only slightly marred by a young female "jobsworth" who decided to throw her weight about just as we were trying to pack up and leave!!

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

  • "What a super house really comfortable it was ideal for a exploring Somerset we were there birdwatching."

    The beds were really comfy a very well equipped kitchen Angela was very welcoming. The en suites we're of a high standard. A very well set up house would happily stay there again

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "This was the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have ..."

    This was the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in many over our 51 years of marriage here and in France

    Reviewed by MargaretMar 2019

  • "Another lovely cottage, in a friendly village."

    Excellent pubs in walking distance serving great food. This is the third Sykes cottage we have stayed in and they never disappoint. Warm, comfortable, clean and everything you could possibly want to make your stay special. Will definitely stay again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2018

  • "Glebe House had so much more on the inside compared to its initial kerbside look."

    We were there in November and it was very warm and comfortable with lots of books and games for dark evenings if you weren't snuggled up by the log burner watching TV or eating around the large table in the generously equipt kitchen. The beds were very good and the showers excellent.. The position, in a lovely village, but close to Wells and Tesco, is perfect.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "The accommodation was a very high standard ..."

    The accommodation was a very high standard The position was great for visiting Wells and many other places in Somerset

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "First class accommodation in a picturesque Somerset village."

    Ideally located for easy access to the delights of the County. Wells is a gem of a town.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Glebe House is in a lovely location, quiet and."

    Peaceful situation and yet very convenient for the city of Wells and it's fabulous cathedral. Bristol, Bath and the coast are also easily reached as well as the many attractions of the Mendips and Somerrset. The house itself is very comfortable and everything you need is on hand. We shall be back!

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very well-equipped & in a great setting."

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2018

  • "We loved this house, it was comfortable, spacious and well equipped?"

    Set in a lovely quiet village. Just 2 miles from Wells, It is in a central location for many of the top attractions. In the village there are 3 good public houses serving good food and beer.

    Reviewed by JJul 2018

  • "Great cottage, larger than the pictures suggest."

    Decent wi-fi, powerful showers, good kitchen and on a very quiet road. Good location, 5 mins walk from good pub (Ring of Bells) and only 5 mins drive from Wells, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "Overall, I would say that Glebe House is an ideal holiday destination for a family, being spacious, comfortable and having 3 bathrooms as well as a downstairs loo."

    The house was immaculately clean, well equipped and comfortable. Lovely soft towels, a walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower room were all appreciated. However, parking was an issue. The holiday information says there is off road parking for 2 cars. There was not. For 6 of the 7 days we had to park in front of the house on the road. This was the only space available. Other points - the house smelt musty when we arrived, especially the living area. We did not find any DVDs, although they are listed in the property information. There is a certain lack of privacy in the living room, with no net curtains on the road side of the room, and no curtains at all on the courtyard side. Despite the latter points, I would still recommend a stay at Glebe House and would say it represented good value for money. *** Owner Response*** Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your points in to account and acted accordingly. We updated the website to avoid any future misunderstandings and notified any advance bookings regarding DVD's and parking at the property. We have installed Net Curtains on both windows and have ordered a Blind for the Courtyard side, thank you for the suggestion.

    Owner response: Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your points in to account and acted accordingly. We updated the website to avoid any future misunderstandings and notified any advance bookings regarding DVD's and parking at the property. We have installed Net Curtains on both windows and have ordered a Blind for the Courtyard side, thank you for the suggestion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "We loved Glebe House and Wookie."

    Angela was very friendly and helpful. It was close to Wells where we visited the Cathedral, Milton House and enjoyed some great eating places.

    Reviewed by SheilaJun 2018

  • "It was very comfortable and clean and loved it."

    Would definitely recommend it. The shower has got to be the best I've ever been in!!!!!!

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2018

  • "Glebe House is a lovely House to stay."

    Good Location in quiet village and friendly locals. Easy access to Wells, and N.T. properties.

    Reviewed by MMay 2018

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin
  • Separate WC and basin
  • Kitchen with dining space
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Charcol supplied BBQ
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for two cars - one space in courtyard (off road) and one space at the front of the house on a village street
  • Enclosed courtyard and garden shared with neighbour and owner
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry no pets
  • Pub 5 minute walk, shop 1.5 miles
  • Note: Garden has a small stream at one end, children to be supervised
  • Note: Owners providing starter pack for BBQ, if you need additional charcoal you will need to supply this
  • Note: Wood for woodburner is available in the garage.

The property

This large house lies in the tranquil village of Wookey, near the historic city of Wells in Somerset.

It is part of the Wookey Vicarage that was built in the 1800's.

It's a property bursting with character and period features, situated in an excellent location for exploring the Mendip Hills and the surrounding area, providing a useful base for families or groups of friends wanting to experience Somerset.

Upon entering the house, you will find yourself in an impressive hallway boasting a number of period features that just add to this property's charm, such as the original servants' bells attached to the staircase.

On your right is the spacious sitting room with plenty of comfortable seating around a warming woodburning stove, a cosy space for relaxing with the family after a busy day sight-seeing or hiking in the hills.

Tucked away is a door that leads to a passageway with convenient WC and a further door that leads into the courtyard that leads to additional parking and the garden.

Downstairs there is also a large, fully-appointed kitchen with dining area.

This is a sociable space, where you can cook up a fantastic meal together or sit and chat at the table, deciding on where to go and what to see the following day.

The sleeping accommodation can be found upstairs and consists of three cosy bedrooms.

The spacious double and twin rooms each have the added luxury of the en-suite shower rooms.

There is also a single room and a large family bathroom.

Outside there is a shared garden, that has a large lawn meandering towards a small stream at the bottom of the garden.

The property lies in the village of Wookey, situated on the banks of the River Axe on the edge of the glorious Mendip Hills.

Nearby is the historic centre of Wells, known as England's smallest city.

There is plenty to see in Wells from the magnificent Cathedral to the beautiful Bishop's Palace, as well as a range of boutique and independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

This charming character property is the ideal place to stay for anyone looking for a peaceful break in the Somerset countryside.

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About the location

WELLS

Coxley 2 miles; Shepton Mallet 6 miles; Glastonbury 6 miles; Cheddar 9 miles.

Wells, England’s smallest city, is named after the springs which still bubble up today in the grounds of its splendid Bishop's Palace with its famous moat. Adjacent is the beautiful 12th century cathedral situated within a most attractive cathedral close and green. Nearby, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice-weekly market. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of scenic footpaths and rugged landscapes, and is a superb base for caving and rock climbing, and for road, biking and mountain biking. Nearby are the attractions of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, both offering great days out. The picturesque Somerset Levels, as well as mystical Glastonbury are also situated an easy drive away. The beautiful city of Bath, with its Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, The Theatre Royal and wonderful shops, is under 30 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Bristol, which boasts a multitude of attractions, including The Zoo, Theatres, the Aquarium, the Arnol Fini Art Gallery and many more. All in all, this beautiful city makes a convenient and ideal touring base. With so much to see and do, there is something to keep everyone entertained!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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