Mendip Hills: 7 of the best places to stay
North Somerset Times
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From farmhouse B&Bs to holiday cottages and four star hotels – we pick 7 of the best lodging houses and hotels to suit any budget
School Farm Bed and Breakfast – Bagdon
Situated near the Yeo Valley, this B&B has an excellent reputation with very friendly and accommodating hosts Debbie and Nigel who provide tea and home baking on arrival. Rooms are comfortable rooms and local produce is served up for breakfast. Shared lounge available.
Lyncombe Lodge Hotel & Restaurant – Churchill
This independent hotel provides a twin room for around £90 a night. Dogs are welcome in the characterful Lodge accommodation. Owner Nick serves up a hearty cooked breakfast (just what every walker needs to get going). The hotel has a restaurant which is popular with locals too.
The Beeches – Churchill
Hosts Steve and Mandy provide a very warm welcome at this immaculate B&B with guests reporting how the couple go out of their way to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay – including airport pick-ups and traffic updates. The fresh fruit salad for breakfast is a big hit. Double rooms from around £70.
Lower Stock Farm Bed & Breakfast – Wrington
Hosts Carol and Nick provide tea on arrival and chocolates in your room. All accommodation comes with heated towel rails for that extra measure of comfort. There’s a lounge available for guests who want a change of scene or some social interaction. Prices around £80 for double en-suite.
Redhill House – Redhill
For those who fancy some modern décor rather than traditional farmhouse shabby chic, this newly-refurbished boutique hotel hits just the spot. Fresh home-cooked meals are standard and there’s a pool and spa for those who fancy chilling out after all that walking in the Mendips. Rooms start at £99 per night.
Bristol Sidcot Premier Inn – Winscombe
This is an older and large hotel with a Brewer’s Fayre next door. Staff are friendly and welcoming. The hotel itself is located in a rural location in sight of the Mendips with the view enjoyed from the beer garden. Double rooms are from £88.
Uplands Cottages (and caravan park) – Winscombe
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Set in 36 acres of landscaped woodland, Uplands four natural stone self-catering cottages provide a rural retreat for families and couples. There’s plenty of wildlife and birds around – despite being just one mile from the village of Winscombe and various handy local amenities. Caravans are welcome too in the designated camping ground. Cottages suit from four to 12 occupants. Price varies depending on the season.
Looking for something to do while staying in the Mendips? Check out the best places to go for a walk in the Mendip Hills