The Old Reading Rooms In Wiveliscombe

Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Country town

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

The beautiful stainglassed windows provide lots of character, and the view from the bedroom windows look over some gardens to the surrounding countryside.

Downstairs Description

Originally the ground floor was divided into two reading rooms, one for the public and the other for subscribers and on the first floor originally housed a billiard room and a snuggery.

The property has now been converted into a superb holiday accommodation for up to 4 guests. The entrance hall leads into a 30' kitchen/dining room with high ceiling, cornices, stained glass windows, and attractive timbered floor there is a cloakroom and rear porch with access to courtyard. Off the hallway at the foot of the stairs, is a walk-in shower with hand basin.

First Floor Description

Stairs lead up to the first floor which opens out into a magnificent double storey lounge and also has the bedroom and a family bathroom.

Second Floor Description

From the living area, a large spiral staircase leads up to the double bedroom (with king-size bed) which is a mezzanine level and from where superb views can be enjoyed from the velux windows.

Other Notes

The Old Reading Rooms benefits from one allocated off-street parking space, just 50 metres from the front door. You can also park for free for 30 minutes on the roadside outside the property to enable you to unload/load your car outside the property. In addition, there are two free car parks in Wiveliscombe, both within 5 minutes walk from the property. North Street is slightly closer, the other one is Croft Way. ks in Wiveliscombe, both within 5 minutes walk from the property.

Dogs Welcome: Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2) for a supplement of £15 per dog.
Child Friendly
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • Cotleigh Brewery Tours - Wiveliscombe: A tour of the brewery which takes approximately one hour; A top quality curry from our renowned local chef (alternatives available); Four pints of Cotleigh award winning cask ale per person (or a presentation Visit website
  • Tropiquaria Zoo: Tropiquaria Animal & Adventure Park, a great day out for adults and children of all ages. Hold a snake or creepie-crawly in the Tropical Hall, visit the amazing puppet show and the aquarium. Outside play for hours on the full-size pirate ships or in the Indoor Play Castle. Visit website
  • West Somerset Steam Railway At Bishops Lydeard: It is Britain’s longest “Heritage” Railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. There are nine restored stations en route serving a variety of destinations. The railway runs special themed trains throughout the year and large-scale events. Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Duende Restaurant - Wiveliscombe (5 Mins Walk): In 2014 Duende started as a pop up restaurant, appearing and disappearing around the Chilterns, so the meaning seemed especially relevant. Duende restaurant is now settling down in a permanent location in Somerset. Visit website
  • The Bear Inn - Wilveliscombe (5 Mins Walk): Our ethos is simple – to provide a central hub to a lively and eclectic population; we have something for everyone and pride ourselves on being a proper pub!! Visit website
  • Taste Of Spice (Indian) - Wiveliscombe (5 Mins Walk): +44 1984624545 Restaurant menu Map data ©2017 Google Terms of Use Report a map error This restaurant offers its guests Indian and Thai cuisine. Visit website
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Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Water Sports At Wimbleball Lake: Experience a day out like no other at Wimbleball Lake, nestled in the hills of Exmoor National Park. Discover our nature paths by foot or bring the bike and explore our off-road cycle trails. Visit website
  • Golf At Oake: A superb 6149 yard golf course with stunning rural views and featuring water hazards on 10 of the 18 holes. Visit website
  • Horse Riding On The Quantocks: Quantock Trekking is a well established centre for horse trekking and riding holidays in the picturesque village of West Bagborough in the heart of the Quantock Hills, Somerset. Visit website