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The Accommodation


Within the house, many original architectural features are retained and accommodation is provided in six unique bedrooms which were refurbished in 2014/2015.

Curved flights of stairs lead to heavy iron studded doors opening to beautifully furnished rooms many with original ceiling beams. The bedrooms share a style which reflects the charm and atmosphere of the old, combining with the comfort and convenience of modern day living. Each room is equipped with en suite facilities and contemporary touches such as flat screen televisions.

Mary Bell is named for the local lady who bought The Old Priory in 1712, and who was involved in much of the architecture that shapes Midsomer Norton. She used this room as her own private sitting room. Contains king sized double bed and en suite.

Christchurch (from door)

Christchurch is named for the owner from 1538 to 1712. During the dissolution of the monasteries, Henry VIII seized the holdings of this Augustinian priory and subsequently bequeathed the ownership to Christchurch College, Oxford.  Contains two single beds which can be combined to an emperor double.  En suite bathroom.

Chapel is believed to have been the location of the Prior’s private chapel in medieval times. The remnants of an earlier spiral staircase leading to this room can be seen next to the fireplace in the main lounge and in the curved vestibule to this room.  Contains king sized double and en suite bathroom.

School Room was used as a private school for young ladies from 1872 to 1929, known as Norton Villa School. Formerly part of a larger room used for teaching in the Victorian and Edwardian era it is now a comfortable standard sized four poster room with a separate single day bed if required.  En suite bathroom.

Chantry is a charming attic room, quiet and private with low ceilings, a double and separate single day bed. En suite shower room.

Cardinal 1

Cardinal is the grandest room full of low oak beams and high ceilings with dormer windows. It can sleep up to five people with a large double, two singles and a day bed. It also has a large bathroom and a separate shower room.

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