Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton, Somerset

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The Hotel

The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset, is a stunning Regency country house hotel with opulent decor, high ceilings and a sweeping spiral staircase- set in four acres of award winning gardens: it is well established as one of the finest luxury hotels and restaurants in the region. It is located approximately 10 minutes from the historic town of Taunton. 

The Spa

The spa exudes an atmosphere of complete calm and serenity –a sanctuary for a pampering spa break or relaxing spa day. Benefiting from views over the Countryside and hotel gardens –you are bound to feel removed from life’s daily hustle and bustle! With simple polished plaster walls and a sparkling tiled mosaic floor, The Spa at Mount Somerset is an exclusive corner of peace and tranquility with wonderful remnants of a traditional Hamman bath house. 

Why not relax in the hydrotherapy pool and let the soothing bubbles envelop you, or take a seat in the sauna or steam room and surround yourself with the comforting aromas-or take the plunge and pull the cord on the ‘kubel dusche’, an elevated bucket of ice-cold water – definitely guaranteed to revive and rejuvenate! 

Spanning over two floors, this serene spa includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, foot spas and experience showers, a fitness suite for those of you who feel more energetic. There are two beautifully appointed treatment rooms-where you can experience therapeutic & bespoke spa treatments from the highly qualified therapists. (The team here is extremely friendly and welcoming). 

The Bedrooms

The  19 bedrooms are beautifully decorated and indulgent –offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury and all are equipped with en suite bathroom with luxury toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV’s, complimentary wireless internet access and a hairdryer. 

The Dining

The Somerset Dining Room at The Mount is an elegant space with muted tones and classic finishes which provide a relaxed environment, where you can fully enjoy the wonderful menu which also features: Somerset ham hock, Somerset cheese, and Brixham lobster. Delightful views over the terrace, croquet lawn and gardens add to the sense of a special dining experience. A well stocked wine cellar completes this fantastic dining experience. Adjacent to the restaurant, is the light and spacious Garden Room leading directly on to the terrace, perfect for you to have a pre-dinner aperitif! 

The Area

This grand dame of a building sits high upon her mount, cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the best views in Somerset. The wide open spaces of Exmoor with its glorious wildlife are only a short drive away as are the fabulous South West coastal paths overlooking the fossil-rich beaches of Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

Nearby attractions and activities include Hestercombe Gardens, Taunton Racecourse, West Somerset Steam Railway, Glastonbury and Wells Cathedral and Silver Street, one of the West Country’s largest antique markets, boasting more than one hundred dealers. 

Good to know

There is a weekly farmer’s market which sells local produce, cheese, bread cakes and, of course, cider.