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Weekend breaks in beautiful stone walled house. Hot tub optional



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
House in Wembdon Nr. Bridgwater, Somerset, England - Peaceful Village Location, perfect for Hinkley Point management/workers.

Book Now! Friday & Saturday night for £140.00 (Get Sunday night FREE!)

Executive house in stunning Wembdon village, in the heart of Somerset and close to the famous Quantock hills. Sleeps up to six people. Beautiful gardens surround this executive property with private off road parking.

Why not treat your loved one to a massage or beauty treatment for that special ocassion. The Old School House has its very own beauty therapist who can be booked in advance and will come to you to create the perfect relaxing experience- perfect for a luxurious break!

The Old School House is a perfect venue for visiting a variety of National Trust properties, including the beautiful Dunster Castle, Fyne Court and many more. It is a great choice for the golf and fishing enthusiast, with a range of golf courses, driving ranges and fishing lakes close by. For those of you who are feeling energetic and enjoy walking and mountain biking, we have the vast and stunning Quantock hills only a fiftenn minute drive away and the Bridgwater & Taunton canal where the trail can be picked up at the Bridgwater docks. If you enjoy fossil hunting, why not take a trip to Kilve beach for fossils and cream teas!

The village has two local pubs, a large park, post office & convenience store, bus stop and Wembdon church all within a very short walk. The village is only a five minute drive to the main supermarkets and the town of Bridgwater. Pretty Wembdon village is also no more than a ten minute drive to both M5 motorway junctions taking you to Taunton, Exeter, Torquay or Northbound to Weston and Bristol. There are various beaches such as Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-Super-Mare, Exmouth, Torquay and Minehead. All are between fifteen minutes and an hour by car.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am an exercise physiologist and the Managing Director of Drove House, Health & Rehabilitation in Bridgwater, Somerset. - See www.drovehouse.co.uk. At the beginning of my career I worked with many sporting associations, from The New Zealand cricket team on one of their UK tours, British athletic meetings & the UK, Russian & American Gladiators TV show. I soon became a trusted expert and began teaching my pain relief techniques whilst continuing to treat my own clients.

By researching numerous effective techniques, I soon developed my own pain relief clinic, which suits people of all ages and conditions and is now the foundation for therapies and treatments at Drove House. I have regular clients who travel across the country for treatments and some as far a field as France.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Helen Desmier, Surrey: "Wonderful stay & the hut tub was a bonus. Will definately coming back!"

Annette Burbidge, Epsom: "I had a very comfortable stay & thoroughly enjoyed the use of the hot tub. I will be back!"

Nicola Downes, Thomas Ditton: "Lovely cottage, beautiful decor, comfortable bed & amazing hot tub! Really enjoyed my stay & wouldn't hesitate to come back"
Jun 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay.

The hot tub was great after a long journey.

A spacious property, all the rooms were clean and comfortable, 3 tv's and wifi were very much appreciated by 2 teenagers !!

Well equipped kitchen with chillled water and ice on tap, heaven after a day out exploring the local area.

Found a house around the corner that sold locally produced honey, highly recommended.

Owners Lisa and Gary were great, very helpful with local information, would definitely book again !!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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south wales

great relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 2 nights and it was so relaxing, chilling in the hot tub with a glass of wine and then getting cosy in front of the log burner watching television. We also had a Chinese delivery thanks to the help off Garys daughter, which was very nice food. Such a spacious, clean and homely place to stay. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to a great welcome from Lisa the owner - a roaring fire and fresh scones with jam and cream! The cottage is spacious and well-equipped. We particularly liked the fire and hot tub, and our son loved the playstation. The cottage is in a good location and we visited lots of great places during our stay. I enjoyed a very relaxing massage, which I would recommed. Lisa was extremely helpful and accommodating. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed at The Old School House with friends. We were welcomed by the owners Lisa and Garry who are lovely people and nothing was too much trouble. There was ample space for car parking. My room had an en-suite and was very clean and comfortable. The furnishings were spacious, modern and of a very high standard. It was a real treat to come home to the hot tub after a day on the Quantocks or sightseeing. We enjoyed some meals using the well equipped kitchen which had a fridge/freezer, mircrowave, gas hob, oven dishwasher and all the necessary utensils. On days that we didn't cook we enjoyed meals at the local pubs and restaurants. We were near to various local attractions and not far from towns such as Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Glastonbury and Cheddar. It is a very well run establishment which I shall be visiting again and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sutton Coldfield

good location

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house that was the owners residence until recently so many of the features reflect this .It is well equipped the spacious kitchen having a brilliant large fridge freezer and big cooker means you can do a big shop for the week and get on with your holiday!! Very central to all major beaches attractions shops etc The hot tub is a luxury and a very enjoyable experience take some flip flops to use on surrounding decking. The owners are very helpful and welcoming. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gravesend Kent

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage, plenty of room, spotless & nicely decorated. The boys enjoyed the hot tub & I loved the big American fridge with ice on tap!! Would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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From the Owner

I bought this house as we are on the boundary of the countryside and only a short distance to motorway junctions, only 40 minutes from both Exeter and Bristol and Bath is only an hour away. What could be better?!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol & Exeter Airport at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cottage Inn & Quantock Gateway at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Enmore Golf Park/Cannington Golf Park at 4.1 Miles Nearest Train : Bridgwater Train Station at 2.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Junction 23 & 24 M5 at 3.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Quantock Gateway at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Burnham on Sea at 8 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Massage and beauty treatments can be arranged at The Old School House - the perfect surprise or gift to complete your stay.


There are several beaches all close by, these include Kilve, Stolford, Blue Anchor, Minehead, Exmouth, Burnham-On-Sea and Weston-Super-Mare.


* Bristol and Exeter airports are a forty minute drive away.

* 10 minute drive from J23 & J24 of M5 motorway.

* 10 minutes from Bridgwater railway station.

* 9 miles from Hinkley Point

* Village bus stop walking distance.


There are many places of interest only a short drive from the village of Wembdon. These include Dunster Castle, Glastonbury, Wells Cathedral, Quantock hills for walking and mountain biking. Exmouth, Burnham on sea and Weston Super Mare beaches, Bath, Exeter.

* 9 miles from Hinkley Point.

Further Details:

The local town of Bridgwater is a five minute drive where you will find all local amenities, shops, restaurants, banks and sports centre with swimming pool. The local village also has a large, well equipped park for children, a post office, bus stop and pub and it's main attraction is the beautiful Wembdon church that welcomes all and has a very large following to it's Sunday morning services.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
3 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
High Season
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, please call Garry Toms - please leave a message including name and contact number and we will return your call the same day. A 50% deposit will be required prior to arrival, final balance will be required 14 days prior to arrival.
Long term lets available for EDF workers.

Changeover Day:
Flexible arrival days and times. Departure time will be 10.30am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
* Discount given for long-term serviced lets/companies/EDF

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

During your stay at The Old School House we offer complimentary membership to Drove House Health Club (over 16's only) and an our relaxing hot tub is included in the price when booking a full week, see photos. There is nothing better than laying back in the hot tub on a summers evening and looking up at the stars. You will love this property, with the countryside feel yet its interior executive standards will make you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive. Wembdon Village is peaceful yet only a short distance from several golf courses, fishing lakes, beaches and the Quantock hills for walking and mountain biking. We live next door to The Old School House so nothing is too much trouble.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Double bedroom one has an ensuite shower & sink. Double bedroom two has a vanity unit First floor bathroom has bath, shower over bath, sink & toilet Ground floor shower room has shower and toilet with sink in the reception area.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom 1 with en-suite shower and vanity wash basin. Double bedroom 2 with vanity wash basin. Single bedroom 3 and guest beds available. Both master bedroom and second double bedroom have TV's and tea/coffee making facilities.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There's nothing better than a weekend away, relaxing of an evening in the hot tub before returning to the main lounge to sit in front of the glowing log burner before retreating to those crisp egyptian cotton bed sheets for a good nights sleep. Why not treat your loved one by arranging a luxury massage or beauty treatment with our very own beauty therapist. Outside: Gardens to three sides of the house. The back garden is secluded with decking, hot tub and small shed. Side garden laid to lawn with decking area and front of house has large gravel drive, large wooden double gate for privacy, spacious parking and BBQ area. These gardens boast all day sunshine. Utility Room: Porch containing washing machine, hand washing basin & shoe storage. Iron, ironing board, washing line all included. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Other: Small conservatory. Free WiFi. Massage and beauty treatments can be arranged with our beauty therapist.

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