We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Old Priory

21 reviews
Save
1 of 24
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
6 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
18 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Situated just 20 minutes from Bath, Wells and Glastonbury, in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, with records showing that it was first established in 1170. This historically significant building was an Augustinian Priory in early medieval times, later being seized by Henry VIII and bequeathed to Christchurch College, Oxford. It was owned by Christchurch until 1712 when it was sold to a private local buyer. A secret tunnel is said to have existed linking the nearby 15th century church to The Old Priory, which was possibly used for escape and refuge in the days of religious persecution. The building was later used as a school for young ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian era.Today, the ancient honeyed stonework and a b...Situated just 20 minutes from Bath, Wells and Glastonbury, in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Somerset, with records showing that it was first established in 1170. This historically significant building was an Augustinian Priory in early medieval times, later being seized by Henry VIII and bequeathed to Christchurch College, Oxford. It was owned by Christchurch until 1712 when it was sold to a private local buyer. A secret tunnel is said to have existed linking the nearby 15th century church to The Old Priory, which was possibly used for escape and refuge in the days of religious persecution. The building was later used as a school for young ladies in the Victorian and Edwardian era.Today, the ancient honeyed stonework and a beautiful walled garden bursting with colour in the summer months greet you upon entering the gravelled driveway. Within this Grade II* building many original architectural features are retained, including large inglenook fireplaces, flagstone floors and original oak beamed ceilings.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bookings need to comply with Government guidance on Covid gatherings - in particular that no more than two households can stay within the property on a social basis
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Half bath, 5 Attached (ensuite)
Show more
About the Owner
Melody R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2015
Write a reviewReviews (21)

11 - 20 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 5 January 2016

All our family met up for new year here, driving from all corners of England!! :-) We were first to arrive, and Melody and Matt met us , Matt then gave us the full tour. Unpacked our car, and the rest of the family arrived....More

Date of stay: December 2015
Thank mehereinthepool
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I recently booked this venue for a hen do and it was perfect ! The rooms are all lovely and it is ideal for a big group of friends as they are all en-suite and equal sizes. The house is close to Bath for a...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank katied282
Reviewed 4 November 2015

A weeks stay with our family, this property catered for all 16 of us, superb bedrooms all with en-suite, plenty of spare linen and towels and bathroom requirements, the kitchen facility and dining room were exceptional, all our guests were blown away with this property....More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Jim C
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We stayed as a group of 20 ladies on a hen weekend and couldn't have been more pleased with this gorgeous house. We had a catered breakfast both mornings of our stay and a barbecue on the second evening. Melody couldn't have been more helpful....More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank RosieDJ2014
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I stayed at The Old Priory for a hen weekend, and it was perfect. The rooms were beautiful, spotless, each with an en-suite. We ordered groceries to be delivered which Melody took in and packed away for us, so we arrived to fully stocked fridges....More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank LynseyCB
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We stayed for a long weekend in early May and had a great time. Melody was very welcoming. The house is well set up with a kitchen you can can easily cook for a large group in. The countryside around is pictureque and Bath/Bristol are...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Lovely house, great facilities and garden, and the owner was always very helpful and friendly. Strongly reccommend to anyone.

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Simon H
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Superb location, with wonderful hosts. Lovely setting in Somerset. Great house, each room with own bathroom. Lovely garden, plenty of space. Not a negative to say about it. Will definately return

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Neil B
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Wow! Where do I start? After a hectic 6 hours of travelling down to Bath to enjoy the bank holiday weekend, we arrived at The Old Priory Hotel and were hospitably welcomed by Melody who showed us to our room (School Room). The room was...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank 300toml
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We've been staying at the priory for our Christmas get-togethers for several years now. It's a beautiful place in a beautiful village. Everyone is very friendly and the owners and staff could not be more helpful. The roaring fire in the lounge is perfect for...More

Date of stay: December 2014
1  Thank MaddyMarsh
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
See more amenities
Availability
January 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
February 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
March 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
View all months
Map
+
About the neighbourhood
Situated in the market town of Midsomer Norton, The Old Priory is a hideaway south of Bath, ideally located for exploring the areas finest landmarks and attractions including: -- The world heritage Georgian city of Bath -- The beautiful cathedral city of Wells -- Glastonbury – associated with the legends of King Arthur, the Holy Grail and site of one of the largest outdoor festivals -- Cheddar Gorge -- Wookey Hole -- Longleat Safari park and House -- Stourhead House/Gardens -- The Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton -- Pretty country village touring: Wellow – Norton St. Phillip – Farley Hungerford – Bradford on Avon – Lacock – Castle Combe
Getting around
We have a large car park for up to 10 cars in from of the building. Buses go from the town centre around two minutes walk to Bath, Bristol and Wells. The nearest train station is in Bath and there are plenty of local taxi firms. There are cycle paths on disused railway lines going off to Bath and Frome.
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL2225652258