The Old Priory | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

The Old Priory - Bed & Breakfast in Somerset

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Priory Green, Dunster, TA24 6RY, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Jane Forshaw

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+44 (0)1643 821540(landline)

A relaxed, artistic home where books and antiques abound and Horace the dog dozes. The scented garden is a treat, breakfasts are delicious!

Read guest comments

Rambling, beamed and flagstoned, Jane’s 12th-century home is as much a haven for reflection and good company today as it was to the monastic community who once lived here. Both house and hostess are unpretentious and friendly; Jane adds her own special artistic flair. Find Venetian-red walls in the low-ceilinged, time-worn living room with 14th-century fireplace, a deeply authentic four-poster bedroom with undulating oaken floor. Breakfasts are organic, local and very good: Alastair pronounced his, “one of the best breakfasts ever”! The bewitching walled garden perfectly complements her ancient home... a place of peace and a wonderfully personal creation. A bounteous blend of formal touches with shrubs, small trees and climbers allowed to express themselves freely. A tall mimosa greets you at the little gate on a lane overlooked by the Castle, mature espaliered fruit trees line the path and then Jane’s most formal touch, the square, knee-high hedged box garden. Informally planted herbaceous borders and a small lawn in front of the house complete the picture. Through an archway you can wander into the church grounds next door.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Guest feedback
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"Jane was most welcoming, this is a wonderful house, full of character & great charm, a real gem. We enjoyed staying here very much, had a fantastic breakfast each day and felt very much at home & relaxed. Lovely large bedroom & en suite, every need catered for, even had fresh mulberries for our breakfast. The location was good, we would definitely stay here again."

Sonia - CHULMLEIGH, United Kingdom

August 2017
"The first nights you hear the bells, afterwards you don't care at all. Jane made this B&B a very special place, she is extremely caring, relaxed, full of great tips what to do and where to go in Somerset and Devon. A beautiful place with a wonderful host."

Christine - Esslingen, Germany

July 2016

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  • 1 Twin
  • , 1 Four-poster
  • , 1 Double
Price:(i) £100 per night

Singles by arrangement.

Booking info:


Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.




Priory Green, Dunster, TA24 6RY, Somerset

B&B 1 Twin room
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 100 per night
B&B 1 Four-poster room
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 100 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Separate shower.
Price: (i) £ 100 to £ 100 per night

Jane Forshaw

Visit website

+44 (0)1643 821540(landline)