Castle House, taken from the gardens of the Castle Hotel. The castle itself continues on the far side of Castle House.
The Tudor Room is now your stunning living-room. The door in the corner is to the castle tower! The musuem staff will give you a tour if you wish.
Using the dining-room is a must for a family gathering or celebration.
The four-poster room is on the third floor and is huge!
This is the courtyard setting with Castle House to the left of the tower - you can see the windows of the first floor living-room. In the foreground is a fully restored medieval Alms House.
There is a stylish kitchen with views over the gardens of the Castle Hotel.
The central island is a real feature in this room.
The wood-burner is ornamental only - some lovely candles have been provided to give a great atmosphere.
Another view of the four-poster bedroom, which has views over the castle courtyard and the museum.
All the beds have hotel quality linens.
This lovely double bedroom is on the second floor and has views over Castle Square at the front of the building.
The original fireplace is a lovely ornamental feature in this bedroom.
Stylish soft furnishings compliment the room.
This bathroom is on the third floor. The bath is free-standing and there is a hand held shower.
Another view of the bathroom which looks out over the Castle Hotel gardens.
This is the twin room on the first floor, with its lovely antique wooden beds.
This bedroom looks out over Castle Square.
The single bedroom reallly celebrates the history of Castle House with its ancient exposed wall beams.
At the same time this room has been made cosy and welcoming.
This is the first floor shower-room with a really large shower. There is a separate cloakroom on this floor as well.
The shower-room has a super-size shower cubicle and a rainfall shower head.
Castle House has its own outside area at the front where you can sit out if you wish.
From the gardens of the Castle Hotel you can get an idea of the grandeur of Castle House.
In front of Taunton Castle is a wide square with other historic buildings and some great places to dine al fresco on a summer's evening.
Taunton Castle - what a unique setting for a holiday base!
This historic buiding has a wonderful contemporary kitchen with all mod-cons.

Castle House


Taunton / Sleeps 7 + 2 cots*

7 Nights from £577 - £1255

October 2018

The house itself is wondrous, but combined with the Museum staff who look after it - and you - make it an unique experience.

September 2018

Everything went very smoothly with good contact and responses. We had a wonderful week in a fabulous characterful property in a great town. Thank you.

August 2018

Amazing well restored historical property that I would definitely recommend. Sat Nav gets you to the right area but you need to be aware that parking is provided for one vehicle for this property (free of charge) within the Hotel car park, so you need to go through the Hotel barrier to gain access and you will need to obtain an exit ticket from the Hotel reception each day. I would recommend that you arrive well before 5pm when the museum (who own and manage the property) closes, just in case there are any issues on your day of arrival.

May 2018

We all loved our stay at Castle House very much. It is an amazing apartment that combines living in medieval times (and feeling like a princess) with modern comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped and leaves nothing to be wished for. We all felt totally at home and enjoyed the comfort of the Tudor Hall thoroughly. I can fully recommend Castle House. We will definitely be back!

March 2018

Step back into time and experience what it was like to live in a castle!

February 2018

An absolutely fabulous place to stay. Well-equipped and warm. Beds very comfortable. A big thank you to all the museum staff, particularly Mary, who took us on our own castle tour including a trip to the turret. Would thoroughly recommend staying here.

February 2018

Our visit to Castle House is without doubt one of the most memorable UK holidays that I've been on. It is so full of character and history, and yet still feels cosy and homely. The location in the centre of Taunton is ideal - everything is on your doorstep. And it's a perfect base for exploring the local area. We didn't want to go home at the end of our stay!

December 2017

Simply stunning property. Such a special place to spend time with the family at Christmas.

October 2017

The property EXCEEDED expectations - it was a dream. It is one of the happiest places I've ever stayed. The atmosphere created is perfect, the decor perfect, all the fittings and fixtures perfect.

September 2017

Most historic house we have stayed in . Very quirky. Even the bath has a deep end!!!

August 2017

Liked the curtains! The care and presentation of a listed building. Felt secure when I was alone.

July 2017

A great stay in a charming area. Castle house is a large apartment and historical monument in perfect condition

June 2017

The cottage is old, really old, but it has been renovated beautifully and obviously not suitable for anyone who cannot cope with uneven floors. But the property is also big and easily accommodates groups of adults without them getting in each others way. Parking could be an issue (although we had no problems ), as the marked space doesn't actually say reserved so anyone parks there which could cause problems on busy days in the hotel.

May 2017

Fantastic house for a holiday. Location in centre of Taunton is excellent. The character of the house, spacious rooms and quality of kitchen equipment, bathrooms, linen - all very good and far above average.

April 2017

Fantastic place to stay especially for a special occasion as has such a great wow factor! 10 out of 10 for overall experience. Lots to do in the local area for all ages and lovely that entertainment is provided in the castle for rainy days, even if monopoly causes a few arguments in our household!

February 2017

This is a lovely and unusual place to stay with heaps of history and charm. Very warm and comfy. The museum adjoining is fab and we enjoyed it all very much. Being right in the heart of the town was fun too.

January 2017

A unique stay. People in Taunton and staff of the adjacent museum were very friendly and helpful.

August 2016

We very much enjoyed the positive and helpful interaction with the museum staff. The museum is a great place to visit too. Highly recommended.

April 2016

Beautiful and well equipped property with some flooring quirks which adds to the charm after all it is very old. Second visit and look forward to our third.

November 2015

Stunning property, great location and excellent facilities. Every room was very spacious and even the single room could have taken a double bed despite the 'cozy' description.

November 2015

This a a lovely property full of character right in the centre of Taunton. It has everything that you need to enjoy a weekend away. It is furnished to a very high standard and has a wonderful atmosphere. Due to the historic nature of the property I would recommend this property for adults who will appreciate its unique heritage.

October 2015

Wow, what an amazing place to stay! It's like you're staying in a museum... Which you sort of are! Everything is amazingly wonky. The museum of Somerset is literally on your doorstep. You are in the middle of Taunton, which is really convenient. The house is really well stocked eg with decent wine glasses.

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