The Manor House

Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

A quiet hamlet… arrive to tea & cake, flowers in your room. Lots to do: Glastonbury, Wells, birdwatching on Somerset Levels, cycle routes


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Late medieval, this is a house teeming with colour and stories. Discover a Jacobean staircase, open fireplaces, oil portraits, and embroideries and finds from Harriet’s time in Central Asia. Each bedroom has its own charm with a beautiful blend of intricately carved pieces and rustic touches: sea blue walls with paintings of sailing boats, and a small stairway leading up to an attic room; fuschia print wallpaper and a rich ethnic feel in the master ‘Cheese room’. Breakfast with homemade marmalade and blackcurrant jam is a delicious local spread, the garden has roses, a knot garden and woodland, and Bryan and Harriet are friendly and engaging.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays. Children over 8 welcome.
Christmas & occasionally.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 3 miles.


Nightly price
from £80
Singles £65-£75 (in the double rooms).
2 Doubles
From £80
1 Single
From £55


Beautifully old-fashioned, nostalgic, comfortable and welcoming. If you want to escape from the usual identikit, bland type of accommodation then this is the place. Bryan and Harriet are fascinating to talk to and very accommodating. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious. We had a lovely time and would love to go back... highly recommended.

Richard, Eastbourne

Such beautiful surroundings inside and out - we enjoyed a lovely peaceful two nights with home comforts at The Manor House. Our room was gorgeous as was the rest of the house. Harriet and Bryan made us feel very welcome - along with lovely dog Sophie of course. Delicious breakfasts - especially the home made marmalade and jam - were a great start to the day. Tea, cake and biscuits to help ourselves to after a long day enjoying the beautiful countryside around Bruton were much appreciated as well! A perfect stay.

Daryl, St albans

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by Harriet and Bryan. Harriet went out of her way to help us when we realised that we had left an essential item behind! The house is full of intrigue and character; anyone interested in military history and the ancient history of this beautiful area should visit. Everything was presented with elegance and warmth. The breakfast was delicious; probably the best scrambled eggs I have ever had. Our rooms were so comfortable and we appreciated all the little thoughtful details, like hot water bottle when returned from a long day cycling.

Amanda, London

The warm welcome on arrival from Harriet and Bryan and Sophie made us feel at home immediately. A magical house with beautiful gardens, how lucky we were to find you. Harriet's barn another delight. Our purchases will be a lovely reminder of our weekend at the manor House.

Jim, deal in kent

A warm welcome, generous hospitality, a beautiful and interesting house. Delicious breakfast and fascinating conversation. Why do we have to leave?

Peter, Canterbury, kent

one night was not long enough to experience the beautiful home and place you have here - thank you. I hope we will come again.

Anne, Oxfordshire

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Harriet & Bryan Ray

  • Go bird watching on the Somerset Levels and watch rare and unusual migratory birds from a 'hide' in the reeds. For railway enthusiasts, you can ride on a steam train at Cranmore near Shepton Mallet
  • Explore the amazing Wookey Hole caves with enormous floodlit caverns, stalagmites and stalagtites
  • We are about a ten minute drive from the Bath & West Showground, ten minutes from the Cathedral City of Wells and about 10 minutes from Clarkes Shopping village. We are also just a mile and a half from the famous Glastonbury Festival site.
  • We are ideally situated for visiting the schools of Downside and Millfield and if you are interested in visiting gardens and country houses we are not far from Montacute House and many other National Trust properties.
  • Sedgemoor Battlefield and the Roman Spa town of Bath are about a three quarters of an hours drive from the Manor House.
  • My marmalade and blackcurrant jam is home made.