Welcome to The High House Bruton
Olivia, Michael, Archie and Monty have been happily living and offering
Bed & Breakfast from their Victorian family home in the centre of Bruton for the past six years.
Bruton has plenty to offer whether your interests are art, architecture, food and lifestyle or maybe you just crave the peace and quiet of the countryside with just a few creature comforts thrown in. This small town has an array of interesting independent shops with plenty of cafes and restaurants.
Stroll around the medieval streets or “bartons” of the town making sure not to miss the ancient fourteenth century St Mary’s Church, the Dovecote and the wonderful Jacobean architecture of Sexey’s Hospital.
The High House has two elegant rooms; The South Room, a superking /twin and The Garden Room, a large double. Both are comfortable, light and airy with a warm family feel and decorated to a very high standard featuring original artworks by Olivia’s family. You will find tea and coffee trays with homemade treats and cordials in the rooms.
Contemporary ensuite shower rooms are decorated a modern, clean, neutral feel. Both have luxuriously large rain showers, fluffy towels and robes. Breakfast is served in the elegant Dining room; warm homemade bread and drop scones made on the AGA, The High House jams and marmalades, plum compote and fruit salads served alongside cinnamon granola.
Olivia also offers a Somerset cooked breakfast; locally produced sausages, cured bacon, roasted tomatoes, baked mushrooms served with organic eggs.
Olivia’s training as a chef means that breakfasts are a highlight with many guests returning again and again to enjoy the hospitality and comfort of The High House Bruton.
Places to eat
Bruton has a selection of eateries to choose from, all within walking distance of High House.
At the Chapel – Mediterranean British food with an excellent Pizza oven.
Roth Bar & Grill – Seasonal produce from their own Durslade Farm.
Matts Kitchen – Single dish of the day / Bring your own wine.
Osip Restaurant – Farm to Table Fine Dining.
Little further a field are some great pubs and Farm shops all serving fantastic local produce.
The Bull – Hardway
The Montague Arms – Shepton Montague
Kimbers Farm Shop
Lovington Bakery – Wincanton
Somerset Delicatessen – Castle Cary
The South Room – £80 per night
The Garden Room – £80 per night
With a full Somerset breakfast.
We offer a reduced mid week rate with a continental breakfast.
50% of the room rate is required upon booking.
Payable by cash, cheque or internet banking.
Get in touch
CALL 01749 813015 or 07590 817644
The Internationally renowned art gallery Hauser & Wirth Somerset has hosted many exhibitions by artists such as Louise Bourgois, Jenny Holizer and Elizabeth Frink. The wonderful garden planted by Piet Oudolf is a wonder in its own right and changes with the seasons. Hauser & Wirth also have a lovely intimate gallery on the High Street called Make with changing exhibitions and art for sale.
Your visit to Bruton would not be complete without taking in the view from the famous Dovecot, Packhorse Bridge and our very own ‘Man on a Bench’ sculpture.
Stourhead Estate which is owned by the National Trust and consists of gardens, house, the Spread Eagle pub and art gallery is just a 10 minute drive away. Other National Trust properties such as Barrington Court, Lytes Cary and Montacute (of Wolfe Hall Fame) are all easily accessible from Bruton. Wells Cathedral, Forde Abbey and Glastonbury Tor are all worth a visit.
The Newt in Somerset is an amazing Country Estate with magnificent newly restored gardens and woodlands, where no expense has been spared to recreate the seat of the previous owner Emily Hobhouse. There you will find Garden Eateries, Gift and Farm shops, Cyder and Garden Tours (available daily) – this is one place not to be missed.
The area is popular with Cyclists and Bruton is situated on the National Cycle Route. It is also very popular with hikers walking the Macmillan Way and the Leyland Trail. Bruton also has great circular walks locally around the Blackmore Vale that can take in a pint at a local hostelry
Bath steeped in history and wonderful architecture is a fascinating place to explore, and with great train links from Bruton easy to get to.
Frome with its trendy urban feel, many quirky streets and shops is well worth a visit.
Castle Cary is a pretty little market town with many individual shops, delicatessens and wine shops.