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100% (5 member ratings) "Wonderful views over Taunton Vale" -- The AA Hotel Guide

The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa

Taunton, UK
  • Regency mansion meets modern boutique at this intimate 19-room property
  • Four acres of gardens and views over the Vale of Taunton
  • Unwind in the spa with a hydrotherapy bath or ice shower
  • Award-winning, locally sourced food is served in the restaurant

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100% (5 member ratings)

4.4Value for Money


Barrow Corner Lower Henlade
Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5NB
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With its high ceilings and sweeping staircase, Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa mixes Regency splendour with modern comforts. Its hilltop position, overlooking pretty farmland and rolling hills in the Vale of Taunton, ensures splendid views, and four acres of bewitching gardens and award-winning food add to the appeal.

Despite the manor’s generous size, there are only 19 guest rooms, creating an intimate feel. All have been upgraded with tasteful floral prints, plush velvet and free Wi-Fi, while original antique furniture preserves a sense of the mansion’s history. Roll-top baths grace some bathrooms, or upgrade to a Garden Deluxe room for your own private hot tub.

Awarded two Rosettes by The AA Restaurant Guide 2014 for "accomplished modern cooking", the restaurant is a sophisticated space with starched tablecloths and views over the terrace and croquet lawn. The menu stars regional ingredients such as Exmoor lamb, home-smoked salmon, Brixham lobster and Somerset cheese. After dinner, guests can unwind in the cosy lounge, where a fire burns in the winter.

There’s also a gym and a modest Moroccan-style spa, decorated with mosaics and original ornaments from a traditional hammam. It's small, but surprisingly well-equipped, with a steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy bath and foot spa. For the brave, a 'kubel dusche' -- an elevated ice bucket -- provides a refreshing ice shower.

Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral and a brace of historic homes provide good excursion destinations. Exmoor National Park is a 30-minute drive away and the Somerset Levels are even closer.

From the press:
  • "From its elevated and rural position, this impressive Regency house has wonderful views over Taunton Vale" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2014
  • "The dining room is a suitably formal setting for the kitchen's accomplished modern cooking" -- The AA Restaurant Guide 2014
by Claire Stapleton
Deal Expert


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib available on request for babies under 3: £10 per night. Extra bed for children aged 3 to 16 available on request in all room categories except Classic: £35 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Pets are allowed on request in select rooms only and will be charged an extra £15 per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • There is a three-night minimum stay required over Christmas and a two-night minimum stay required over New Year's Eve.

Getting there

The hotel is located on the outskirts of Taunton, a 5-minute drive from junction 25 of the M5 motorway. It’s around a 3-hour drive from London. By train, the hotel is two hours from London Paddington to Taunton, then 10 minutes by taxi. Exeter Airport is 35 minutes away and it's 45 minutes Bristol International Airport.


  • Barrow Corner Lower Henlade
  • Taunton, Somerset, TA3 5NB
  • United Kingdom

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