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About

Burrowbridge is a small attractive village on the banks of the Parrett River in Somerset, and is home to just over five hundred people. It's surrounded by picturesque countryside in the heart of the Somerset Levels and has a fascinating history which reaches as far back as Neolithic and Roman times. The village is dominated by the impressive Burrow Mump which commands the skyline and is where the Saxon King of burnt cake fame, Alfred, took refuge when Viking Invaders arrived.  The Mump saw further activity when Royalist troops came here during the bloody Civil War in 1645. Today will find the dramatic ruins of the Medieval St Michael's which stands on the site of an earlier Saxon church.

Walkers are drawn to the village where riverside walks and a network of footpaths and cycle tracks are plentiful. Close to the bridge which spans the River Parrett is a welcoming pub serving excellent food and real ale.

Rosewood House has been a family home to the current owners, Catherine and Ken Tucker, for 26 years. Originally a farm house dating back to the mid 19th century, Hector's Barn was used for making baskets from the willow grown on the farm.  The house retains much of its original character whilst enjoying the comforts of modern living, and the barn is now home to 2 very comfortable and quiet holiday apartments.

 We stumbled across Rosewood House by accident. Despite ringing out of the blue, and fairly late in the day, we were given a wonderfully warm welcome and were delighted by the quality of the accommodation. Nothing was too much trouble - and there was the added bonus of being able to walk out of the garden onto the Somerset Levels, with the Burrow Mump on the horizon. Breakfast, the next morning, was excellent. I shall certainly return - and have passed on the contact details to many friends, since my stay. 

Tina Powell on 10th April 2011

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