Godney Arts House

Wells, Somerset
+44 (0)7980 000329

Beautiful, art-filled house in the bird-filled Somerset Levels. Walk, cycle, explore Wells and Glastonbury, or just stay put and be serene


6 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This feels remote: a tiny hamlet in the wide-open spaces which are the levels; criss-crossed with ditches, humming with birds, packed with history, but you’re only a short hop from Wells or even Bath. Jane (a designer) and artist partner Simon have created a delightful gallery inside their 18th-century gentleman farmer’s house and much of what you see is for sale, from the art on the walls to some of the up-cycled funky furniture – even if you don’t buy anything you’ll come away filled with ideas for your own space. It’s a clever mix of old (flagstones rescued from Glastonbury Abbey during the dissolution of the monasteries)  and new (industrial lighting, rubber floors in the showers) which not many folk would attempt – never mind pull off perfectly. You’ll sleep like logs in bedrooms with no light pollution and no noisy traffic, there are heart-stopping views from most windows, a sweet little garden to potter in and plenty of room at the copper-topped big table for long, chattery meals – or a good pub a few doors down. Best of all, everywhere you look there is something worth looking at. Lovely.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £995
Damage deposit
Midweek short breaks from £595. Weekend 3 nights from £675.
1 House for 8
From £1406 beds3 bedrooms


I stayed here for the weekend with a group of friends. We loved the house which is full of contemporary and quirky art while also being cosy with an open fire and comfortable sofa's to snuggle down in. The pub down the lane is great and although it was pretty grey and wintry when we stayed, I can see in the spring/summer the surrounding countryside would be beautiful.

Gabrielle, Bristol

An absolute gem! Best summed up by my 2 year old grandson, as he walked into the house he turned to my daughter and said “mummy this is a lovely house “ after that he referred to the house as the “special house”. He was absolutely right! Jane and Simon, the owners couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. The decor was relaxing, the furnishings comfortable, there was an artistic quirky feel, complemented by soft furnishings by Jane and art by Simon, a real home from home. The garden had enough shade for a hot week. The local pub was fantastic, for alcoholic, non alcoholic drinks and food.

Ross, Bollington

Six of us stayed in this amazing house and we had a lovely relaxing vacation. The house is beautiful as is the surrounding area. A perfect location for striding out onto Westhay moor and to visit the Somerset levels. The local pub was a delight and everyone in this hamlet were so friendly and helpful. The house is so interesting with its object d'art and very spacious for us all. We had a fantastic time and really hope to stay again. Thank you, it was a perfect place to celebrate my 50th birthday.

Jo & peter, Dorset

Fabulous house with every comfort and lovely well equipped kitchen. Loved our stay. Great bonus to have excellent pub only two mins walk away! Thank you.

Frances, London

This was one of the most unique and interesting houses we have rented. Far from run of the mill like most. 3 good size bedrooms with the benefit of each having private bathrooms was handy with having 3 separate couples in our group.The road was quiet , in a tranquil setting, and the local pub whilst deceiving from the outside was brilliant once you walked through the door. Would recommend this house to anyone.

Chris, High wycombe

A thoroughly enjoyable visit. The accommodation was first class, and can recommend Godney Arts House. We were all made mot welcome.

Janet, Bristol

We were looking for a property within easy reach of SW London that would be stylish for teenagers and comfortable for the “grown ups”! GAH fitted the bill and the house more than lived up to expectations. We made many lovely memories by following the house list of recommendations. Although we explored, we have come away with a list of further places that we want to see on our next visit and when that does happen I can’t imagine staying anywhere other than GAH. I can wholeheartedly recommend GAH and the reliable prebooking advice from the owners.


The most unique and beautiful house we've stayed in. The setting is gorgeous, completely peaceful but still about 50 steps away from a fantastically quirky pub/restaurant (no noise) and also within easy access to amenities, with loads of interesting activities in the area. The house itself is a work of art that is packed full of character and quirkiness, and every nook and cranny has a secret for kids and adults alike. It's so cosy, comfortable and spacious ticking every box. Hosts Jane and Simon are totally lovely and nothing is a problem. You just come away thinking "I wish we lived here!"

Paris, Bristol

We had a wonderful stay in this stunning property - enjoying every minute! We are hoping that Jane & Simon's good taste has rubbed off on us, as we were certainly inspired by their exceptional interior design skills. And all so very comfortable too. Brilliant!! We loved our trips out to Wells, exploring the Bishop’s Palace, and visiting The Good Earth vegetarian cafe (twice). The nearby Wilkins Cider Farm was an experience, as was Hauser & Wirth art gallery - not to be missed. Then a very happy mooch around Frome’s arty attractions - all lovely. Thank you SO much! Di, Chris, Trish and Sue

Sue, Tunbridge wells

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jane Peck

  • Turn right out of the house & stumble down the road for 2 minutes, The Sheppey Inn awaits you. Great food, eclectic music, local ales and ciders abound. Sit by the river drink in hand & watch an otter swim past or if you are quick a Kingfisher flash by.
  • Watch the mists settle at night in Autum & Winter as they roll over the silent fields quietly enveloping the surroundings then gaze up at the star studded sky. The silence can be deafening.
  • Godney is 8 minutes drive from Glastonbury where you can dip into a time warp of crushed velvet & tie dye. An amazing array of independant shops selling crystals, essentilal oils, food, incense, amulets, books & clothes. People watching can last for hours.
  • Explore Westhay National Nature Reserve 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk, with vast reedbeds lakeland pools and wet wodlands, sit in the birdhides with a flask of coffee, catch the starling murmurations where 1000's of birds dance in the sky
  • Thre is no more authentic Somerset place than Roger Wilkins cider farm at Mudgley. Hang out with the locals, grab a glass of farmhouse cider and tuck into one of Roger's generous plowmans. We love Roger so much we named our cat after him.
  • We have fantastic Farmer's markets – Wells every Wednesday & Saturday, Glastonbury each Tuesday, Frome’s Independent Artisan market (1st Sunday April – December). Also the giant flea market at the Bath & West Showground & massive Sunday car boot at Cheddar