This is a holiday house with WOW factor. Approached down a tree lined drive and set in large, beautiful gardens with lovely countryside views, it is just made for an idyllic family get together. Built of local stone and with a magical crenelated tower, there is something for everyone, including a hot tub, cinema room, table tennis, pool table and lots of space. The house has many quirky features with accommodation including a large dining hall with cathedral height ceilings and minstrels gallery to a Roman inspired decked atrium with hot tub.
The house is beautifully furnished in peaceful creams and beiges with lots of different seating areas for all. The cosy drawing room is bathed in sunshine and overlooks the garden, the sofas on the galleried area look down over the dining room, and there is even a cinema! The kitchen is equipped with everything a chef could need is light and airy with one wall covered in signatures of visitors to the house including several famous bands and actors as you would expect so close to Glastonbury.
All the bedrooms are spacious and light with White Company linen and comfortable beds with bathrooms stocked with 'Bramley' toiletry products and each having a charming view of the gardens.
Outside there is plenty of space, including a lovely flower filled courtyard, the beautiful lawns that surround Hill House and plenty of seating with a BBQ.
Finally, as you enter, there is a large basket full of champagne and wine corks to remember the happy times guests have had in the house. The owners are hoping that everyone staying will add to the pile as a special memory of their stay - we know you will happily oblige!
"I have just been part of a large group to stay at Hill House, Shapwick, with Mulberry Cottages. I wanted to feedback that the house was outstanding, and in every way exceeded our expectations. The property was spotlessly clean on arrival, and was extremely well stocked with equipment, and extras such as the home made cake and local cheese, cider etc. The beds (and the bedding) were clearly of the highest quality, and it would be hard to fault anything. I will be recommending this property to friends and family without hesitation. L Teo"L Teo - August 2016
"Just returned from an amazing week at Hill House. So many fantastic memories made with the whole family, it was great for us all to meet up and spend time together here. We loved the hot tub, & the cinema room is fab! We had a great time playing games on the lawn. The owners were always a quick call or text away & nothing was too much trouble for them, they helped resolve a small issue very quickly, excellent service. The welcome gifts of homemade cake & locally produced cheese & cider were a pleasant surprise & enjoyed by all. Can't recommend this property enough & would love to go back ourselves too."Ms West - August 2016
"Excellent! A beautiful house with a wide range of activities for all the family. Lovely rooms with comfortable furniture and beds. The 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers and large fridge/freezer made catering easy. The owner made us very welcome. Thank you."May 2016 - Hunt Party
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful home. All the guests said the beds were comfortable, showers were fantastic, and house majestic!"Ella and Katy, July
"Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us, we have had a fabulous time."July
"We have had a marvelous time in your beautiful house. It's just the perfect weekend!"Malcom and Janice, July
"Thank you very much for such a fantastic stay. The house is beautiful and certainly made our 30th birthday celebration one to remember."Katrina, July
"Fantastic property!! The house was absolutely perfect and the owner was really lovely and friendly. Will definitely recommend to others and hopefully return."March 2015 - K. Houlton
"Thank you for allowing us to stay at Hill House. We have had a wonderful weekend, the house is truly stunning. Thanks once again for all your help with the extra bed and everything else!"February 2015 - Laura and Tanya
"The facilities more than matched our expectations,and we had a very happy and enjoyable holiday."August 2014 - T. Crow
"“Many thanks once again for providing a wonderful home for our family holiday. None of us wanted to leave! Apparently our daughter’s locket was purchased in Weston not Glastonbury but thank you for offering to find a replacement! Take care and we'll maybe see you again for our next holiday together”"Tracey
"What a magnificent house. The owner could not have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. She went above and beyond on Saturday evening when a guest thought she lost a gold chain in the hot tub filter and came over to help her look. It would have been helpful to know that the kitchen was so incredibly well stocked as we then wouldn't have brought quite so much with us! Everything really was fantastic though, thank you."May 2014
"The house was everything we hoped for and in a wonderful spot.. Hot tub was great! Would definitely think of booking it again and the owner was very helpful & welcoming."May 2014
Hill House: sleeps 16/18 in 6 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, 4 en-suite bath/shower rooms, 2 reception rooms, minstrels gallery, cinema, open air atrium with hot tub, Kitchen, utility room, 3 acres gardens. Parking.
Sitting room with fireplace, flat screen TV.
Dining Hall with vaulted ceiling, piano and open fire place plenty of seating for all guests. Under floor heating.
Minstrels Gallery above dining hall with pool table and double sofa bed (sleeps 2)
Kitchen/breakfast room, range oven, 2 dishwashers, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave. Table with 6 chairs.
Utility room dogs bed and bowls, washing machine, iron and board. Door to formal gardens.
Spectacular glass open air Atrium with decking and hot tub
Cinema room with projector and surround sound, 2 x iPod docking stations
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with emperor bed, TV, walk in dressing room, en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, door to garden with table for 2
Double room (sleeps 2) with queen size double bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
Family Suite with 2 double rooms, 1 with double bed (sleeps 2), 1 with twin beds (sleeps 2) to the left and right of the lobby
Family bathroom off the hallway lobby area
Double room (sleeps 2) with twin beds
2 WC toilet rooms
Tower Bedroom (sleeps 4) with zip and link 6ft bed (set up as two singles), en suite wet room and walk in dressing room. Sofa bed sleeps 2
There are an extra 2 roll away beds that can be used to accommodate further guests and may be moved between rooms.
Formal courtyard garden, orchard area and lawns, dining for 16 and BBQ Separate barn with table tennis and badminton net/racquets.
Ample parking for all guests on the gravel drive
Larger parties of more than 18 for an event by special arrangement only.
Cot and highchair available
Guests use the hot tub facilities at their own risk, and due to harsh chemicals used for maintenance purposes some skin types may react.