Brook House

Bromham, Wiltshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1380 850939


Step into a place full of life, colour, texture and clever design surrounded by beautiful gardens and lakes

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Much of this fascinating house was restored by visionary designer Mark Wilkinson. He’s left an amazing legacy; every bit of wood was carved or planed by his company – from the kitchen, bathrooms and bookshelves to the unique furniture. He was likened by a journalist as a mix between Caractacus Potts and Peter Pan for his inventiveness and sense of humour – find quirky pulley systems on bathroom doors and to lift the chandeliers up and down in the enormous vaulted sitting room, and so much more.

Cynthia and family have a long history of friendly hosting and they’re very happy to share their magical home with guests. There’s a gym, six acres of garden to explore – and a wonderful little round house by one of the lakes for chats by the wood-burner.

Bedrooms are all different: Art Deco headboards in some, beams in another, silk covers and curtains galore. Cynthia collects cookery books (hundreds) and breakfast will be good.

Brook House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The beautiful handcrafting throughout the house
  • The wow factor of the vaulted sitting room, running almost the entire length of the house
  • The wealth of interesting books, and places to sit in the garden when you fancy some peace and contemplation
Brook House - Gallery

You should know

  • All the bedrooms are en suite apart from one double and twin on the top floor that share a bathroom
  • The family have certain reservations about young children - there are lakes and all sorts of things to be careful of in the house
  • Mind your head with the odd low bedroom doorway

Essentials

  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Monday-Saturday
Check out
8am-11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Damage deposit
£200
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B £25-£45 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £20-£30 per person per night.
1 Suite for 2
From £200
4 Doubles
From £150
1 Twin
From £120

Accommodation

Reviews

Brook House is magical - you have to see it for yourself. The house is beautiful - full of charm, with a lot of warmth, heart and soul. The people in the house are the same. Victoria was so helpful in our planning and Cynthia a wonderful host - who cooks an incredible breakfast. We felt completely free to roam around the house and grounds as we pleased - our favourite spot was down by the water. The location is perfect - quiet and peaceful, whilst being close to plenty of places to visit in the area. I only have positive things to say - we were so well looked after we didn’t want to leave!

Krupa, London

We were made most welcome by Cynthia and Victoria and it was a great and comfortable place to spend my birthday. The meals were very good and plentiful. We were interested in the use of wood, the craftsmanship and ideas that had gone into the making of a unique house, and would loved to have spent more time looking at all its features and wandering in the garden. Perhaps another day. It was a most enjoyable two days.

Raymond, Northampton

A truly unique and special place to stay. The house, interiors and gardens are stunningly beautiful but this is secondary to the very warm welcome and fabulous hospitality we received whilst staying there. Cynthia and Victoria are fantastic hosts and everything we required and more was anticipated by them. The breakfast was fantastic and they made us feel very much at home. Very highly recommended.

Sonya, READING

Exceptional hospitality. The house and grounds are beautiful and unique but the hosting is the gem that goes above and beyond. We felt so at home and well taken care of by Cynthia and the family. It was a lovely stay and we will not hesitate to go back again!

Phil, London

Wow. Just wow. From the moment we had the most wonderful welcome from our hosts Cynthia & Victoria, to meeting the dogs, to being shown our lovely suite, and relaxing in the most sumptuous lounge ever, we were in heaven. This is a top notch place to stay. Great food also at the nearby The Greyhound pub, totally recommended. The breakfasts are amazing at Brook House and HUGE! And such interesting history in a totally unique building. 150% recommended.

Carl & Sally, Ludlow

We were so warmly welcomed by our hosts, Cynthia and Victoria, who went out of their way to ensure that our stay in their family home was very special. Brook House is a beautiful and impressive home, inspired by the craftsmanship of the late Mark Wilkinson, which is set in lovely grounds. Our suite of King sized bedroom, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom were of the highest standard and also provided independent access. The breakfasts were delicious and imaginative using local produce and eggs from their own chickens, ( happy eggs). A very memorable and special stay thanks to our hosts.

Liz and Roger, Penarth 21-23 July 2021

Brook House is unique and full of colour, interest and exquisite woodwork, and the gardens are beautiful and very relaxing. Accommodation is excellent with views from the windows, big supportive beds, and for us, fans to counter a heatwave. The location offers easy access to Lacock, the American Museum in Bath, the Kennet and Avon canal and local pubs, and much more. We shall especially remember our host and daughter for their welcome and ease at having us in their home.

Gilly & Paul, London

We had the most amazing stay at Brook House, Victoria and Cynthia couldn’t have been more welcoming, so much so that we didn’t want to leave! This is the most beautiful, impressive and inspiring place that I have ever come across, such an awesome story behind it and truly exquisite in every sense, added to that immaculately clean and luxurious on every level. Couldn’t recommend Brook House highly enough.

Clare, Tamworth

Cynthia Wilkinson and daughter Victoria welcomed us so warmly and made our stay truly wonderful. The House is stunning, with the craftsmanship of the late Mark Wilkinson evident everywhere. Our top floor King-sized double with kitchenette, bathroom and private staircase/outer door was lovely. Besides B&B (eggs from their own chickens!) Dinner is available, 2 or 3 courses with wine and all the food was excellent. A guided tour of the House and all the adjacent bits was an extra treat, and we spent a relaxing hour wandering around the beautiful Gardens. House & Hosts are completely recommended.

Jane, Fareham

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Location

The neighbourhood

On the outskirts of Bromham village, and the drive up to the house is through woodland. Bowood House and gardens are a 15-minute drive; Lacock Abbey and village are a bit closer – they’ve been used as film locations for Pride & Prejudice, Cranford, Emma and the Harry Potter films. Castle Combe, picturesque village and home to the car and cycle racetrack, is 15 miles. Bath and Stonehenge are within 20.

Local points of interest from Cynthia Wilkinson

  • What do Harry Potter, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford and Downton Abbey have in common? Lacock! In five minutes you're in the beautiful, historic village of Lacock. Explore the abbey, buy handmade gifts or enjoy a beer in one of the gorgeous pubs!
  • Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK and is only 30 minutes away. Shopping, beautiful buildings, the Roman Baths, fantastic restaurants, Thermae Bath Spa with it's roof top pool ... the list goes on. You could even catch the rugby at the REC.
  • Bowood House & Gardens is 5 minutes away and boasts an impressive resume for the perfect family day out; an adventure playground for the kids, golfing for Dad and a spa for Mum. If they're out, don't miss the unbelievable Rhododendrons - simply magical!
  • "Lions, Tigers & Bears oh my" Longleat Safari Park offers some wonderful experiences for the whole family to enjoy; Feed wild birds as they sit on your head, explore Longleat House, visit Anne the rescued Elephant! I'd just be careful of the monkeys …
  • You're just a stones throw away from some of the most ancient stones in the world, Avebury and Stonehenge. Just 10 minutes from Avebury, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Longbarrow and a mere 40 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage site, Stonehenge.
  • Antique hunting in Marlborough and Hungerford is an absolute must for anyone wanting to pick up something special or even just peruse the Aladdin's Caves in these two quintessentially English towns. The independent shops and restaurants are to die for too

Introducing

Cynthia Wilkinson

Mark and Cynthia Wilkinson moved to Brook House in 1999; they spent 11 years building and restoring the house as well as workshops and stable block. Mark sadly died in 2017. Along with Cynthia, various family members live on site - Victoria, Greg and Becks; there will always be someone on hand to welcome guests as they need to be buzzed through the gates. They’re all absolutely charming.