Rooms & Rates

 The couple running Rosewood House were lovely, and really welcoming, as soon as we arrived. The added amusement from the pets was a welcome distraction after our long drive too -one cat stuck on the roof of the house, another trying to launch itself at a tree, and the dog running around like a whirlwind - the combination really made it more special than your typical B+B. When we arrived, Catherine (owner) asked if we had plans for dinner, and recommended the local pub, she even phoned to check if they had any space and booked us in... the extra mile that's so rare lately. Definitely recommend the King Alfred - more than pub grub. The full english the following morning was really tasty and served in a lovely dining room. Really good value for money; massive room; comfy bed and plenty of storage space; powerful shower (a must) and a view of the river and fields. If we are ever down in Somerset again, we'll be sure to look them up. 

Lisa Fairgrieve on 26th August 2011

Things to do

Somerset’s Classic Gardens

  • Barrington Court
  • The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens
  • Cothay Manor & Gardens
  • East Lambrook Manor Gardens
  • Forde Abbey & Gardens
  • Hestercombe Gardens
  • Kilver Court
  • Lower Severalls
  • Lytes Cary Manor
  • Tintinhull Garden
  • The Walled Gardens of Cannington
  • Montacute House

 

Arts and crafts

  • John Leach Gallery – Muchelney Pottery
  • Somerset Guild of Craftsmen – Somerton
  • Somerset Countryware – Mary Kembery
  • The Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre
  • Somerset Crafts, Westhay
  • Arts & Crafts at Spring Farm, Moorlinch
  • Perry's Cider Mills

 

Explore the Countryside

  • The River Parrett Trail
  • The Levels and Moors
  • Langport & River Parrett Visitor Centre & Cycle Hire
  • Ham Hill Country Park
  • East Deane Way
  • Somerset Coast

 

For the children

  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves
  • Wookey Hole, Wells
  • SeaQuarium and Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare
  • Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park
  • West Somerset Railway
  • East Somerset Railway

 

Discover Somerset’s Heritage

Museums

  • Museum of Somerset, Taunton
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum
  • Haynes Motor Museum
  • Weston Super Mare Helicopter Museum
  • Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

Sites of interest

  • Cadbury Castle
  • Forde Abbey
  • Muchelney Abbey
  • Glastonbury Abbey & Tor
  • Dunster Castle
  • Wells Cathedral
  • Westonzoyland Pumping Station

 

Bird/Nature watching

  • RSPB West Sedgemoor
  • RSPB Greylake
  • RSPB Ham Wall
  • Westhay Moor
  • The Great Crane Project - Cranes have been spotted on the moor opposite Rosewood, and flying overhead
  • Steart Marshes

 

Annual Festivals and Carnivals

  • Abbey Hill Steam Rally, Yeovil, April
  • The Royal Bath & West Show, May
  • Glastonbury Festival, June
  • Weston-super-Mare Veteran Car Rally, June
  • Newt Beer Festival, North Newton, July
  • Glastonbury Musical Extravaganza, August
  • Priddy Sheep Fair Village Green, August
  • RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day, September
  • Somerset Illuminated Autumn Carnivals, November
  • Dunster by Candlelight, early December

 

Shopping

  • Clarks Village Outlet Centre
  • Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater shopping centres. Bristol, although a little further, has a couple of large malls.
  • Glastonbury offers an interesting range of  'alternative' shops
  • Local Farmers Markets

 

Rosewood House B & B is rated 4.9 out of 5 by its guests, 47 reviews and counting!