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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
These 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.
The GIFT VOUCHERS are available for purchase at £25, £50, £100, £250 or £300, and can be used at any hotel in the Eden Hotel Collection* for a variety of experiences - a Champagne afternoon tea on the terrace, a luxury weekend away, an award-winning chef’s master class or a relaxing spa mini break.
*All eight 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 AND SEASONAL PACKAGES
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1-NT STEP INTO SPRING - from £145 for 2
Celebrate lighter nights and warmer days with this indulgent stay. Offer includes a gin cocktail, sumptuous overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room and full English breakfast the following morning. Offer price is £145 per room (Sundays to Thursdays); £165 per room (Fridays and Saturdays), based on two people sharing. Offer is subject to availability. Offer valid from March 26 until May 31 2018.


1-NT KEEP CALM AND PRETEND IT'S NOT MONDAY BREAK - £185 for 2
Extend your weekend with this Sunday night offer which includes either full Afternoon Tea or a three-course Sunday lunch as well as overnight and 1pm checkout.accommodation in a Classic room, a lazy Monday lie-in with full English breakfast and 1pm checkout. Offer is valid on Sundays only and subject to availability. Offer price is £185 per room, based on two people sharing.


1-NT ROMANTIC HOT TUB HEAVEN PACKAGE - from £400 for 2
Retreat and relax in one of the hotel's two hot tub bedrooms. On arrival, a bottle of Champagne and homemade chocolates will be waiting for you in your room, along with rose petals sprinkled over your bed. Enjoy a three-course dinner in the Somerset Dining Room, and a full English breakfast the following morning. As well, book a Spa treatment during your stay and get a 10% discount. Offer price is £400 per room (Sunday to Thursday), or £425 per room (Friday and Saturday) based on two people sharing. Offer is subject to availability and valid until April 30 2018.


1-NT YOU & ME SPA BREAK - £395 for 2
Have a beautiful time together and stay in a sumptuous Deluxe room. Included are a 55-minute ESPA treatment each in the Spa (pre-booking is essential); a three-course dinner in the Somerset Dining Room and a full English breakfast the following morning. Book and stay on this break during March and you will also receive a gift of ESPA Fitness oil 15ml/ESPA Pink hair and scalp mud 30ml, presented in a jewellery pouch. Offer price is £395 per room based on two sharing. Offer is subject to availability and valid until April 30 2018.


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 PACKAGES AND SPA DAYS
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Please be sure to also read the Cancellation Policy and payment information below.

SUNRISE SPLENDOUR - from £85per person

Time span: 9.30am to 1.30pm. This luxury start to the day will help you to wake up and feel fabulous. Offer includes one 55-minute treatment, a two-course lunch and a glass of bubbly. Robe, towel and slippers are provided during your stay. Offer price is £85pp (Monday to Thursday), £90pp (Friday to Sunday).


SPA SIESTA - from £80 per person
Time span: 2pm to 6.30pm. Relax with this designed-to-unwind package. Offer includes one 55-minute treatment, Afternoon Tea and a glass of bubbly. Robe, towel and slippers are provided during your stay. Offer price is £80pp (Monday to Thursday), £85pp (Friday to Sunday).


TWILIGHT DELIGHT - from £60 per person

Time span: 5pm to 8.30pm. This evening treat, after a hard day at work, will help you to sleep better. Offer includes one 25-minute treatment, a one-course dinner and a glass of bubbly. Robe, towel and slippers are provided during your stay. Offer price is £60pp (Monday to Thursday), £65pp (Friday to Sunday).


DELUXE BESPOKE SPA DAY - from £140 per person
Time span: 10am to 6pm. Design the Spa experience you want, and be pampered too. Offer includes two 55-minute treatments, a two-course lunch, tea and cake and a glass of bubbly. Robe, towel and slippers are provided during your stay. Offer price is £140pp (Monday to Thursday), £150pp (Friday to Sunday).


HEN PARTY PACKAGE - from £70 per person
This is a great way to be pampered together in preparation for your big day - book it for 10 or more people and the bride goes free! The package includes 3 hours use of the Spa facilitites plus, for each of you, one 25-minute treatment of your choice, a file and polish and a glass of bubbly. Robe, towel and slippers are provided during your stay. Offer price is £70pp (Monday to Thursday), £75pp (Friday to Sunday).


Cancellation Policy:
Please be aware that all spa bookings are subject to a 48-hour cancellation period. Any cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice will result in full payment. Spa day bookings & packages require a 7day cancellation period.
All spa bookings made by non-hotel residents require full card details to secure treatment bookings.

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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