Hotel Bowlish House Shepton Mallet
Classed as grade II by the Department of the Environment, various features are singled out as being of special interest the original Mendip lead drainpipes at the front carry the crest of the original owners and the year of completion, 1732. The walls and pillars with urns topping them which formed the entrance of the old gardens are also singled out for specific mention and the massive Copper Beech, in our car park opposite and is reputedly the biggest in the South West, has its own protection order.Stone for the construction of the 4ft thick rubble walls was taken from an outcrop in what is now the garden or, to put it differently, the house was probably built where the stone was to reduce haulage by slow and primitive methods.A small spring rises under the cellar of Bowlish House and links up with an underground stream routed diagonally across the cellar floor just under the old flagstones. Thus the temperature of the large cellars is more constant than otherwise and varies by no more than 2 or 3 degrees either side of the ideal 50 F.Originally built by a prosperous clothier, one of several who built large houses along the valley of the river Sheppey. Ownership passed to the Anglo Bavarian Brewery of Shepton Mallet about the mid 1800s at which time the new Wells Road, passing through part of Bowlish House property, took off part of the factory rooms. For eighty years, successive brewery managers (a more senior position than current usage of the word would indicate) lived at Bowlish House. After the closure of the brewery in 1920 the house was bought by the Somerset Brick and Tile Company and the Youngman family occupied Bowlish House until the death of Harold Youngman in 1954. At this time the house passed to private ownership and began its latest phase as first, a hotel and subsequently a restaurant.Both the interior and exterior of Bowlish House were repaired by Stephen Clark (of Clarks Shoes) who, in 1964, bought the property and spent a very considerable sum of money in major restoration work.We are going through a restoration program on the interior of the building, creating a natural blend of Georgian architecture and colour schemes with contemporary art providing truly stylish yet charming surroundings where everyone is made welcome. As part of our four year restoration project here at Bowlish House, we hope that you enjoy your visit and welcome any comments on the changes already made and planned.
Hotel Charlton House Shepton Mallet
A LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE WITH A UNIQUE STORY BUILT IN 1630AND OPENED AS A HOTEL IN 1996 BY THE CREATOR OF THE BRITISHDESIGN LABEL MULBERRY. NESTLING PEACEFULLY ON THE EDGE OFAN ENGLISH MARKET TOWN THIS ATMOSPHERIC COUNTRY HOUSE HOTELHAS RETAINED THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL OF YESTERYEAR BUT HASCOMBINED IT WITH LUXURIOUS STYLISH DESIGN AND MODERNTECHNOLOGY. THE HOUSE IS RELAXING AND TRANQUIL WITH A RICHTHEATRICAL INTERIOR 25 INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED BEDROOMS ACELEBRATED AWARD WINNING RESTAURANT IN THE CONSERVATORY ANDAN OPULENT SPA OFFERING A RANGE OF EXCLUSIVE TREATMENTS ANDTHERAPIES FOR THE MIND BODY AND SPIRIT.STYLISH COMFORTABLE DRAWING ROOMS ARE THE PERFECT PLACE TOUNWIND AND THE WEST TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE GARDENS ISPERFECT FOR AL FRESCO DINING IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. BEDROOMSHAVE LUXURIOUS FABRICS AMAZING BEDS INTERESTING ARTIFACTS TECHNOLOGY AND SOME HAVE CINEMA SCREENS AND SECRET GARDENS.THE SPA FACILITIES INCLUDE INDOOR/OUTDOOR HYDROTHERAPY POOL FINNISH SAUNA CRYSTAL STEAM ROOM LACONIUM ICE FOUNTAINAND 5 TREATMENT ROOMS INCLUDING A WET ROOM AND 2 BEDROOMSWHICH ARE USED FOR COUPLES RETREATS. OUR TREATMENTS USE OUROWN HANDMADE MONTYS PRODUCTS FORMULATED FROM THE FINESTBOTANICAL INGREDIENTS PURE ESSENTIAL OILS AND SPELT GERMOIL FROM OUR OWNERS NEARBY ORGANIC FARM SHARPHAM PARK.THE HOTEL EVOKES A FIELD TO MOUTH AND BODY EXPERIENCE WITHMANY OF THE DISHES PREPARED USING THE ORGANIC CATTLE REAREDAT SHARPHAM PARK AND THE NEW SPELT FOOD RANGE.THE ATMOSPHERE AT THE HOTEL IMITATES A RELAXED HOUSE ANDCELEBRATIONS CAN BE HELD FOR UP TO 120 GUESTS. CONFERENCES BOARD MEETINGS AND PRIVATE DINING CAN BE HELD FOR UP TO 100THEATRE STYLE IN THE ORANGERY AND THE HOTEL CAN BE HIREDEXCLUSIVELY ON A BB BASIS.5 MINUTES WALK FROM THE HOTEL IS THE MULBERRY FACTORY SHOPAND THERE ARE MANY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS INCLUDING BATH BRISTOL WELLS CATHEDRAL AND STONEHENGE ALL WITHIN AN HOUROF THE HOTEL.
Hotel The Highwayman Inn Shepton Mallet
RelaxInnz The Highwayman Inn in Shepton Mallet with its scenic views of the Mendip Hills has 14 newly refurbished en-suite rooms featuring multichannel TV, a hospitality tray offering tea coffee and also internet access. Alongside the restaurant, providing traditional food, is a real ale bar and pool table. Located just of the A367 A37, The Highwayman welcomes groups, families and individuals and is ideally situated for visiting the historic cities of Bristol and Bath with other attractions close by such as the Longleat Estate, Bath and West Showground, Wookey Hole Caves and the East Somerset Railway. The Highwayman prides itself on its service and friendly, hospitable environment. Please note that your card will be debited for the full amount of your stay 48 hours prior to arrival.