1.2 miles SW of Mendip Hills

Compton House

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A heavenly homestay awaits for those seeking a grand getaway, set within the quaint Somerset village of Compton Bishop yet close to the pretty town of Axbridge, flee the everyday at our beautiful country home and forget the world for a while. Compton House is settled in four acres of tranquil, walled gardens surrounded by the beauty of the Mendip Hills, with mesmerising countryside views. Step inside this divine dwelling to uncover a spectacular retreat for up to twelve guests, just perfect for a family get-together or sumptuous soirée with friends, where six dream-worthy bedrooms, a luxurious drawing room, spacious cinema room plus an opulent open-plan kitchen and dining space await. Head outdoors where the beauty of this abode will truly mesmerise its lucky guests, promising gorgeous grounds to explore complete with an exquisite swimming pool, incredible tennis court and glorious outside seating; Compton House is the ultimate retreat for celebratory stays. Perfectly tucked away within a tranquil countryside setting, our epic escape to the country is the epitome of luxury living; with an abundance of opulent amenities to hand, you may never wish to leave the idyllic grounds of this splendid sojourn...

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Easter, half terms, Christmas and New Year. The discount is 20% and applies for up to six guests.

At this rate, all four bedrooms in the main house will be available for you, but bedrooms five and six in the annexe are excluded.

Please call us on 01872 553491 to book.

Living and eating

The modern open-plan kitchen and dining space is at the very heart of this homestay, opening onto the terrace through bi-fold doors and welcoming heavenly views over the luscious gardens to accompany your dining experience.

Spacious and sleek, the open-plan design is not only stunning to behold, but this living space is also incredibly well-equipped with everything you could possibly need to dine in Boutique style. Discover two ovens, a microwave, a Teppanyaki, 5 ring induction hob, two dishwashers, the double door fridge freezer and Quooker hot water tap. For the lovers of little luxuries, you'll find a Nespresso machine for fresh morning coffees and a stylish wine cooler for those late afternoon tipples.

At the other end of this space lies a wonderful dining table with seating for twelve, offering the perfect set up for pared-back brunches and extravagant feasts alike. Any occasion is made all-the-more heavenly with the backdrop of verdant views across the rolling gardens and beyond. Compton House offers a selection of living spaces for entertainment and relaxation, where the owners have thoughtfully curated interior styling to effortlessly combine comfort and luxury.

Uncover the traditional drawing room, where a plush, velvet sofa resides in rich shades of purple, beside which lies two comfy sofas and additional seating for relaxing moments. Strike a match to light the handsome open fireplace and create the perfect ambience for cosy evenings in this charming country home.

Settle in for movie nights in the fantastic cinema room, where opulent furnishings create a soothing haven, with the roomy, velvet sofa offering plenty of room for relaxing beside the open fireplace. The large, flat-screen Sky TV is accompanied by two comfy armchairs, whilst the SONOS system allows you to create the ultimate soundtrack to your getaway.

In addition, you'll find a games room separate from the main house, where endless hours of entertainment await within this light-festooned hideout. Discover a pool table, table football and darts, along with two snug sofas and a TV for watching films - plus so many additional games to keep the whole family entertained!

Sleeping and bathing

There are six stunning bedrooms to choose from, four of which reside in the main house and the remaining two in the adjacent annex.

Main House:

Bedroom one is located on the first floor of the main house, boasting a king size bed dressed in rich linens and beautiful throws. This heavenly space benefits from a pretty dressing area and en suite shower room.

The second bedroom on this floor holds a lavish king size bed adorned in gorgeous linens, throws and cushions, promising a charming dressing space with antique features. In addition, it has an elegant en suite bath and overhead shower, leading onto a darling balcony which offers breath-taking views over the gardens.

Within the soothing shades of bedroom three resides a sumptuous king size bed, dressed in the loveliest linens and charming, vintage-inspired furnishings.

Bedroom four is an adorable twin room with twin beds and antique furnishings, just perfect for little ones. Bedrooms three and four both share the bathroom opposite, which holds a deep, freestanding bath and separate shower.


Within the annexe lies bedrooms five and six, both with luxurious king size beds dressed in the finest linens, throws and cushions. Bedroom five boasts romantic, Parisian style interiors and en suite bathroom, whilst bedroom six embraces stylish linens and chic furnishings, along with an en suite shower room.

In addition, all bathrooms have heated towel rails to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

Step outside to discover the breath-taking gardens of Compton House, where the luscious lawns are nestled within endless, rolling countryside vistas. On the stone terrace you'll find a charcoal Weber BBQ and a wonderful table seating twelve, with an umbrella for al fresco dining on warmer days. In addition, there's a spacious rattan seating area for relishing golden hour moments - with a glass of something lovely in hand of course! This extraordinary retreat is the ultimate spot to unwind, with a spectacular, heated swimming pool (available between 1st May - 30th September) surrounded by eight lavish sun loungers, just made for those sun-soaked days beside the pool.

The grounds of Compton House are a stunning sanctuary to escape reality, complete with a playground for little ones and even a superb tennis court for your very own Wimbledon tournament. You'll also discover pretty benches dotted about for those moments of quietude and outdoor games such as giant Jenga, swing ball and giant connect four - and even table tennis in the open garage - for when you're feeling a little competitive! On peaceful afternoons why not enjoy a spot of tea on the lawn, best accompanied with a game of croquet.


There is plenty of off-road, private parking at Compton House for up to six cars.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Compton House. A travel cot and highchair are available on request.


Compton House welcomes up to one dog, upon request. Please kindly contact our Sales Team if you wish to enquire about bringing along your four-legged friend.

In the area

Compton House offers so many beautiful spaces for entertainment, comfort and relaxation - you may never even want to leave the grounds. Should you wish to explore further beyond the glorious gardens of this retreat, you'll find plenty of wonderful things to see and do in the local area. Nestled in the village of Compton Bishop on the western edge of the Mendip Hills, this stunning Somerset retreat is perfectly situated to discover the natural beauty that this tranquil corner of the world has to offer.

Simply breath-taking, The Mendip Hills are the ideal place to explore on foot, on bike or even on horseback! Why not explore some of the Mendip Way, an incredible 50-mile long-distance trail that winds through the hills or the local Strawberry Line, a former railroad now used as a flat walking and cycling trail. Close by resides Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, open to visitors with six and a half acres of seasonal produce to explore - along with a lovely café for coffee and cake.

With Bristol just a 35-minute drive away, a day spent in the hub of this city offers restaurants, shops and a world of art and contemporary culture awaiting discovery. If a decadent day out is what you desire, the beautiful city of Bath is a 50-minute drive away, promising the amazing Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and a heavenly selection of Boutique shops and divine eateries. Explore the vibrant Somerset town of Bruton where you'll find the famous Hauser and Wirth gallery for afternoon inspiration and the Newt Hotel with magnificent woodland and gardens to roam. Venture to Longleat to uncover the famous stately home, the wildlife and safari park, Longleat Hedge Maze and much more.

For the history lovers, explore the city of Wells where its exquisite Cathedral and charming market await, or venture to Glastonbury to uncover the Tor, ruined Abbey and Holy Well. Journey to discover the natural phenomena of Cheddar's limestone gorge and the Wookey Hole caves, with over 60,000 years of history just a short drive away.

Head to Brean on the coast, where a seven-mile stretch of beach and sand dunes offer a much-needed dose of vitamin sea, or discover the promenade at Burnham on Sea, the nearby seaside resort of Weston Super Mare and beyond. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beauty of Compton House, there's a plethora of wonderful places just awaiting your discovery...

Discover our decadent beauty, nestled deep within the beautiful Somerset countryside, where the artful pairing of traditional features and luxury living style promises a unique retreat for celebrations and larger gatherings. Escape to the country and uncover a staycation of dreams for up to twelve guests...

At a glance

From £3,040 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 12 + cot | 6 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

30 minutes from gorgeous beaches

Al Fresco eating

Baby on Board

Celebratory stays

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

For Larger Parties

Games Room

Multi Generational Holidays

Outdoor swimming pool

Rolling countryside

Tennis court access

Travel cot and highchair


Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Swimming Pool

Open Fires


3 Hours From London

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Compton House:

Compton House - Beautiful Location, perfect for large family / group. The tulips and welcome hamper were a wonderful touch on our arrival, and the bedroom linens and furnishings were gorgeous. The house is spacious and well laid out with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Overall, we were impressed with the many features, extensive utensils, appliances, kitchen aids, games available in the games room, the piano, tennis courts and beautiful artifacts within the house. A hidden gem.

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