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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.

 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 31st August 2011

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