Combe House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is in a wooded valley in an area that has red deer, wild ponies and even an extinct volcano
  • William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were inspired by the landscape surrounding the hotel, and both lived nearby
  • Dunster Castle and Exmoor National Park are both less than 30 minutes' drive away
  • The Grade I-listed ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, and Tiverton Castle, a 17th-century country house, are less than an hour away by car

95% (203 Member Ratings)

"Relaxed country house feel. Beautiful gardens."
23. May 2017
Penarth, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is 25 minutes' drive from Bridgwater station; Taunton station is around 30 minutes' drive and has direct services to London. The hotel is around 30 minutes' drive from Junction 23 on the M5. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Combe House Hotel is a privately owned country-house hotel in Somerset's Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hidden away in a wooded valley, this boutique property has 17 individually styled bedrooms and a cosy cottage feel.

Located in the village of Holford, the hotel is also a 30-minute drive from Taunton, Bridgwater and Minehead. Dunster Castle, a former motte and bailey castle that's now a grand country house, and Exmoor National Park, are also half an hour's drive away, while Tiverton Castle, Glastonbury Abbey and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare are within 50 minutes' drive.

Wookey Hole Caves -- an extensive network of limestone caves which is noted for the Witch of Wookey Hole -- is just over an hour's drive away.

The Woodland Hill circular walk passes right by the hotel. It will take you through open heathland and offers impressive views of the Somerset Levels, Mendip Hills, Bristol Channel and the Brecon Beacons.

The on-site restaurant and bar use produce from local suppliers, from Somerset cider to artisan cheese.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 2 and under, £20 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. 
Children under 2 stay free of charge, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per night on checkout.

Cancellation: 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: Wheelchair access may be limited in some parts of the hotel. Please check before booking.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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95% Positive
(203 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Combe House Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Relaxed country house feel. Beautiful gardens.
Other Comments
Enjoyed the tasteful decor and simplicity. Food excellent and staff very friendly and helpful.
jan 23. May 2017 Penarth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It's in a lovely spot, quite isolated but with lovely walks very nearby and set in a gorgeous village. The hotel itself is well appointed and the room was comfortable and the food was very good - we enjoyed it very much.
Other Comments
This is not really a criticism but more of an observation - the woman who greeted us at reception was pleasant and courteous, but the whole experience was very functional and without any sense of a 'welcome' let alone a 'warm welcome'. This is a missed opportunity for anyone in the hospitality industry. Similarly, at dinner and breakfast - the waitresses were pleasant and courteous, but lacked any sense of 'service' - looking out in case we needed anything, being available etc. The waitresses brought the food and took away the plates and were pleasant and courteous - but that is not what restaurant service is about. Going to a restaurant and going to a hotel is all about the total experience and the staff at the hotel were obviously not trained in hospitality. I say this because I travel a lot internationally and always notice the standards of service across Europe and the US in contrast to the UK. I say this only because I want the hotel to thrive and be successful.
Alan 17. May 2017 LondonLondon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peaceful location together with excellent and very friendly service.
Diane 12. May 2017 Wokingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
lovely people and great food
paul 12. May 2017 Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
There was nothing not to like but food was just ok
Other Comments
Not much choice for evening dinner
07. May 2017 Essington, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb location and hotel generally well kept and neat
Other Comments
So callled superior room was good but room above could be heard walking and going to the toilet! Staff were indifferent and food was average
Alan 05. May 2017 Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing atmosphere.
Susan 04. May 2017 Bexley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location. Absolutely perfect for the getaway I was looking for
Other Comments
Lovely small hotel in the most beautiful setting. Perfect if you like walking and the outdoors. Lovely food but at times the customer service just wasn't there. I think maybe the staff were a little overstretched but on the whole were very pleasant. Our room, no 21 was very nice however sadly was let down as is over the housekeeping staff quarters and they were extremely noisy and inconsiderate. When I telephoned down to reception to complain my call went unanswered and I had to go searching for a member of staff. Such a shame as it is a otherwise a peaceful retreat in beautiful and tranquil surroundings. Happy to report we were not at all disturbed by an evening function in a marquee on the lawns.
Anthea 01. May 2017 Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and rooms.
Other Comments
Attitude of management disappointing. Not welcoming. No prosecco as stated in deal.
Pat 28. Apr 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely location
Ellen 26. Apr 2017 HEREFORD, United Kingdom

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