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THE MOUNT SOMERSET HOTEL & SPA, Taunton, Somerset

At-a-Glance Guide

4*
19 bedrooms inc 4 suites
AA 2 Rosette restaurant, private dining
lounge
spa, indoor pool, sauna, steam, gym, treatments
4-acre garden, croquet lwn
weddings/events/meetings
*SPECIAL OFFERS BELOW*
Check in / out: 11am / 3pm


THE MOUNT SOMERSET HOTEL & SPA, Taunton, Somerset

THE PAST:

When this Georgian house was built, between 1805 and 1815, for Robert Proctor Anderdon and his nephew and heir, John Proctor Anderdon, it was called Henlade House. Robert Proctor Anderdon was a leading experimental farmer and landowner. His nephew John was an officer serving with the Duke of Wellington, and he commanded the City of London Militia at the battle of Waterloo.
Designed by an unidentified Italian architect, the house is a Grade II* listed building. Its notable features include the octagonal hall and sweeping stone staircase, with mahogany handrails. The kitchen wing is older than the main house, and was probably part of an earlier one. The Victorian gate lodges and stable block with clock tower were added in the 1870s; the west wing was extended in about 1900.
During World War II, schoolgirl evacuees from Brampton Down School in Eastbourne were housed here. Following the deaths of Captain and Mrs Henry Anderdon in 1985, the house was sold out of the family. It became a hotel in the 1990s, and the original name - Henlade House - was changed to The Mount Somerset.

THE PRESENT:

This elegant, Regency house makes an inviting and intimate hotel. It is one of eight hotels in The Eden Hotel Collection - winners of the ‘AA Small Hotel Group of the Year’ 2014-2015. HotelsThatWereNot.com features all eight - use the search box above to see them listed.

THE PLACE FOR YOU?

Choose it for its scenic setting, cradled by both the Quantock and Blackdown Hills in Somerset; for its for convenient location two miles from junction 25 of the M5 motorway; and for the feel of a private country house, where you are staying with friends.
Children are welcome at the Mount Somerset, which offers a baby-listening service, and serves children’s high tea from 6pm.
Dogs are welcome, by arrangement, and charged at £10 per dog per day.
The hotel is licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies.

EDEN HOTEL COLLECTION* VOUCHERS, payable in the currency of your choice, make an ideal gift for a birthday or anniversary, for Christmas or Valentine's Day, and a delightful way to say ‘thank you’ to a client, reward an employee, or simply give someone a treat.
Choose from: GIFT VOUCHERS – £50 to use at any hotel in the Eden Hotel Collection* AFTERNOON TEA VOUCHERS – £20pp to use at any hotel in the Eden Hotel Collection*
ACCOMMODATION VOUCHERS - 1 nt B&B or DB&B at any hotel in the Eden Hotel Collection*
SPA VOUCHERS – for a Spa Day or Spa Break at The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa or The Greenway Hotel & Spa
DINING VOUCHERS – redeemable against an award-winning three-course menu plus pre-dinner cocktail and canapés at the Mallory Court Hotel.
*All seven hotels in the Collection are featured on HotelsThatWereNot.com - put Eden Hotel Collection in the search box above to see them listed.

THE PROPERTY IN DETAIL:

RELAXING
The spacious proportions and soft, understated colours make the lounge an easy room in which to relax in stress-free comfort. The Somerset Room – west-facing, so a good choice for a sundowner - and the Garden Room are also very inviting.

EATING & DRINKING
Excellent food is one of the big attractions at this hotel. Cuisine combines classic favourites and imaginative new dishes, using the freshest, finest ingredients – sourced locally wherever possible. Quantock chicken, Exmoor lamb, Brixham lobster and crab, and Somerset cheeses feature regularly. Bread baked in-house is served with meals, and there’s a dedicated canapé menu, featuring a selection to enjoy as a prelude to your dining experience; as well as a petits fours finale. Equal attention is paid to the quality of the setting - recognising that fine linen, exquisite tableware and excellent service can lift a meal from good to truly memorable.
The Mount Somerset is also renowned for its fabulous afternoon teas, whether served on the terrace on the warmest days, in front of a roaring fire on colder ones, or in the garden room, year-round.
There is a programme of dining events and cookery demonstrations.

SLEEPING
The 19 beautifully proportioned bedrooms are all named after the small villages that surround The Mount Somerset, and notes describing the village it represents have been placed in each room.

There are five Classic Double rooms. Mulchelney, a double or twin, decorated in greens and golds, is very light and airy. It has a large walk-in shower, no bath. (This room can interconnect with the Ashill Suite.) Chedzoy, a double, is a quaint corner room which has a shower over the bath. There are beautiful views of the garden to the side of the house. Othery, a double or twin (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) is decorated in rich plum shades and has a quirky sloping floor. There is a separate seating area, a roll-top bathtub and a walk-in shower. Views are to the side of the property. Fivehead is a double, with a seating area accented with Regency stripes. It features a roll-top bathtub and a walk-in shower, and has views to the side of the property. Aller (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) is classically decorated with antique furniture and a beautiful sofa. There is a shower over the bath. Views are to the front of the property, overlooking the pond and parklands.
Please use the BOOK NOW button or the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for a price quote for your stay. SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL OFFERS and SPA OFFERS.

There are eight Deluxe Double rooms. Donyatt (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) is a bright and airy room with a separate seating area. The bathroom has a roll-top bathtub and a walk-in shower. Views are to the side of the property, overlooking the spa terrace. Broadway, a double or twin (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) is appointed in contemporary fabrics and has a separate seating area. The bathroom has a roll-top tub and shower. Views are of the award-winning gardens to the side of the property. Trull is decorated in cool blue, with a striped sofa and brown accents. Its bathroom has a roll-top tub and shower. Views are to the east, and of the upper garden and fields. Combe Florey is a bright room, vibrantly decorated in rich reds and greens. It features a roll-top bathtub and shower. Views are west-facing. Corfe is decorated in a cool aqua green with accents of brown. It has a roll-top bathtub and shower. This is an east-facing room, overlooking the upper garden and surrounding fields. West Hatch is a light room, decorated with mustard and green undertones, and featuring a contemporary tartan sofa. There is a roll-top bathtub and shower. This is an east-facing room with views over the gardens. Thulbear is elegantly decorated in rich plums and warm burgundies. It features a roll-top bathtub and shower. This room faces west and overlooks the award-winning gardens. Henlade is a classically chic room with rich red accents and regency stripes. It has a roll-top bathtub and shower, and it overlooks the spa and terrace.
Please use the BOOK NOW button or the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for a price quote for your stay. SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL OFFERS and SPA OFFERS

There are three Premier Suites. Ashill (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) features an un-canopied four-poster bed, a classical sofa and antique furnishings. It has a large bathroom with a luxury roll-top tub and a large walk-in shower. There are double-aspect views of the front and side of the property. This suite can interconnect to Muchelney. Durston (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) features a six-foot double bed, a sofa and antique furniture. The colours in this room are warm mustards and plums. There is a large bathroom with a roll-top tub and a walk-in shower. This room has superb views of the Gardens and surrounging hills. Langport (which can accommodate a z-bed or cot) has a four-poster bed, and a very large sofa, and is appointed in warm autumnal tones. There is a large bathroom with views over the front of the hotel, a roll-top tub and a walk-in shower. Double-aspect windows offer stunning views to both the front and the side of the property, the gardens and further countryside.
Please use the BOOK NOW button or the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for a price quote for your stay. SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL OFFERS and SPA OFFERS

There are two Garden Deluxe rooms. Burrowbridge is strikingly decorated in cool greys and blues with an infusion of fuchsia. There is a roll-top bathtub and shower. This room has its own private terrace with a hot-tub, sun-loungers, and a table and chairs for al fresco dining. Pitminster is decorated in autumnal colours. It has a roll-top bathtub and shower, and its own large private terrace with a hot-tub, sun-loungers, and a table and chairs for al fresco dining.
Please use the BOOK NOW button or the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for a price quote for your stay. SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL OFFERS and SPA OFFERS

The Barrington Suite is the hotel's finest. It has a seven-foot bed, which can be made twin, and it will accommodate a z-bed or cot. This suite is decorated in cool blues and features a classical floral sofa. The large bathroom has a spacious twin shower and a luxurious roll-top bathtub. Views are of the award-winning gardens and surrounding hills.
Please use the BOOK NOW button or the MAKE AN ENQUIRY button below for a price quote for your stay. SEE BELOW FOR SPECIAL OFFERS and SPA OFFERS

SPECIAL OFFERS
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1-NIGHT SUNDAY BLISS - £185 FOR 2
Relax with us on a Sunday in a Classic room. Offer includes one night in a Classic room, a full afternoon tea for two with a glass of Nyetimber, plus full English breakfast on Monday morning. Offer price is £185 per room.


1-NIGHT FRIDAY FEELING - £299 for 2
Head our way if you’ve had a hard week at work, and we’ll bring it to a perfect end. Offer includes one night in a Deluxe room; a seven- course tasting menu, designed especially for you by our Head Chef and his team and a bottle of wine with your meal, plus a full English breakfast the following morning. Offer price is £299 per room. Offer valid Fridays only until 31 August 2016.


1-NIGHT SOMERSET STOPOVER – from £229 for 2
Stop off with us on your way to the far South West and break up your journey. Offer includes one night in a Deluxe room; a three- course Du Jour dinner for two, with a glass of house champagne each, plus a full English breakfast the following morning. Offer price is £229 per room, per night, Sunday – Thursday, and £299 per room per night Friday and Saturday. Offer valid until 30 September 2016.


SPECIAL OFFER: 1-NT ROMANTIC HOT TUB HEAVEN – from £389 for 2
Retreat to and relax and be treated in one of our two hot tub bedrooms, where a bottle of champagne, homemade chocolates and rose petals scattered over your bed will be waiting for you, on arrival. Offer includes a three-course Du Jour dinner in our dining room, plus a full English breakfast the following morning. And if you book a spa treatment with us during your stay, we’ll give you a 10% discount. Offer price is £389 per room, per night Sunday – Thursday, and £399 per room per night Friday and Saturday. Offer ends 30 November 2016.


SPA
Spanning two floors, the new spa has a hydrotherapy pool and a thermal suite with sauna and steam room, as well as foot spas and experience showers . There is also a fitness suite, and two treatment rooms. A spa terrace overlooks the gardens.

SPA OFFERS

1-NIGHT YOU and ME SPA BREAK - £389 for 2
Spend some time together and relax with a treatment. in one of our sumptuous, quiet Deluxe rooms, and in the Spa. Offer includes one night in a Deluxe room; one relaxing, 55-minute treatment each in our Spa (pre booking is essential) and a three-course Du Jour dinner in our beautiful Somerset Dining room, plus full English breakfast the following morning. Offer price is £389 per room. Offer ends 30 September 2016.


OUTDOORS
The award-winning gardens - developed in a Victorian style by head gardener Alan Jenks, from a blank canvas - cover approximately four acres, and offer extensive views over Quantock and Blackdown Hills. Regular garden tours are held. There is a also a croquet lawn.

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