School House

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The only thing you'll be taught in this gorgeous, idyllic home stay for six is how to relax and unwind - and where the only lesson is play time!

At a Glance

From £996 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Step through this gorgeous, sandstone home and you'll find a breath-takingly bright, light retreat exquisitely furnished with thoughtfully chosen antiques blended beautifully with luxurious modern touches - such as a fabulous spa room with sauna. With plenty of light-filled rooms in which to relax and unwind, this is a fabulous holiday retreat for larger families, a group of friends or even a couple wanting extra space - the ultimate luxury. Inspired by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts Movement, wallpaper and soft furnishings abound by William Morris. You'll also discover antique, original pieces of furniture by the famous Robert Mouseman. Nestled in the glorious Somerset countryside in the quintessential country village of Compton Pauncefoot, this is a great base from which to explore this stunning yet often overlooked area.

There are two great spaces in which to kick back and relax; the first is the cosy sitting room with comfy yellow and grey sofa and chairs nestled around a cream wood burning stove, complete with original headmistresses armchairs, carefully restored and set by the fire, as they were at the turn of the last century. There's also a cool modern cinema with a massive navy-blue sofa to sprawl on complete with a large screen cinema TV, Sonos sound system and Netflix - great for younger family members or those wanting to hide away and watch their favourite film or box set in peace.


The truly epic kitchen is a space made for dining and entertaining. The fitted charcoal Shaker kitchen boasts a pewter Aga, wood burning stove and Robert Mouseman antique oak dining table for six, with all the essential equipment you would expect from a Boutique Retreat as well as a Nespresso coffee machine, Nutribullet and Le Creuset cookware. In addition, there's a utility room with a washing machine in the courtyard.


Climb the stairs, where you'll pass a collection of vintage Art Deco evening bags, to the three exquisite bedrooms; the master en suite bedroom has a king-size bed with a superb antique Moroccan carved headboard, gorgeous antique bedside and dressing tables plus views of the tree canopy outside - the rustling leaves will lull you to sleep in no time. The second bedroom has a lovely king size grey sleigh bed with a sunning antique chest of drawers and occasional chair. The third bedroom with airy vaulted ceiling has antique cast iron twin beds with custom made deep mattresses to ensure a fabulous nights' sleep. In addition, there are full-length fitted wardrobes. All the beds come complete with Brinkhaus duvets and Yves Delome linens.


There are three bath and shower rooms; the master bedroom en suite has a shower, whilst the family bathroom has a gorgeously deep bath with overhead shower. In addition, the spa room has a separate shower. All three come with a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

The pretty country garden to the front and back of the property is just where you need to be during sunny weather. There's plenty of seating plus a table and chairs in the courtyard with a charcoal barbeque for outdoor meals during the summer.

Spa room

In the garden you'll find a spa room complete with a large sauna and shower for total relaxation, plus a loo.


There is private parking outside the house.

Antiques and collectables

This stunning retreat is also home to a large collection of original, one-of-a-kind antiques including furniture, crystal, china and silverware. Whilst we know our guests always take the utmost care in our retreats, in the unlikely event that something gets broken, any breakages will need to be paid for – thank you.

Super eco friendly home

School House is striving to be as green as possible, as such they have a strict policy on recycling as well as composting all natural food waste. The owners also provide grind compostable coffee pods, organic toiletries, low energy appliances, logs from the estate and locally sourced charcoal to name just a few of their greener endeavours.


Babies are welcome at School House. There are fitted stair gates at the top and bottom of the staircase however you would need to bring along your own travel cot and highchair.


Two dogs are very welcome at School House. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


School House has WiFi so should you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

This is an ideal location to stay for wedding guests of Cadbury Court and as you would expect for a countryside idyll, there are some fabulous places to eat and drink nearby, with The Kings Arms in Charlton Horethorne, The Queens Arms in Corton Denham and The Camelot in South Cadbury. The gorgeous town of Sherbourne is just seven miles away and home to all the amenities you need, plus a beautiful abbey and castle dating from 1594 built by Sir Walter Raleigh. There's a train station too if you're thinking of arriving by train for a complete break. Additionally, you're close to Glastonbury (make sure to visit the abbey and iconic Tor), the city of Wells, the natural wonders of Cheddar Gorge, the Wookey Hole Caves, the Mendip Hills, Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Blackdown Hills. You're also only an hour from the Roman city of Bath.

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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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