Charming Grade II Listed Rectory
A truly unique opportunity to stay in this historic former rectory; built in the 1850s and set in a beautiful mature garden. At the very foot of the Mendip Hills in the valley and with close proximity to the village and shops, this property has it all. It is a real escape from city life where it’s easy to kick back and settle into your roles as Lord and Lady of the manor for your short break. Imagine a time when the vicar lived here with his thirteen children and the annual village fete would be hosted on the front lawn.
The imposing yet striking Gothic Jacobean architecture may seem austere at first glance but once inside the front door it has the opposite effect. You instantly feel warm and welcomed into what feels like a family home which has been designed in an effortless, classical style with some quirky features.
With four luxurious bedrooms to take your pick from and two bathrooms, you’ll struggle to choose which one to stay in. The living room decor is rich and warm, with its flagstone floor, large open fireplace, oak-beamed ceiling and interesting artefacts brimming with character. The kitchen is always the heart of any home and here it is no different. With the Aga being the main focus, the elegant and light open space has heaps of character and is perfect for entertaining.
The Crittal style doors open out from the kitchen towards the loggia, which in summer is a fantastic place to dine and entertain friends and family. There is a built-in barbecue, pizza oven and open log fire, dining al fresco without too much fresco! In the summer months, children can enjoy the treehouse in the grounds, or spend a night in the Shepherds Hut, after watching the sun set across the adjacent fields.
The property is suited to three couples or two families, with a fourth bedroom offering two single beds. Week long stays are only accepted. Please enquire about availability and price.
Sleeps 7 (8) + 2 in the Shepherds Hut
Fully equipped kitchen / diner with Aga, gas hob, electric oven, large Elm wood island, TV, Crittal windows and doors and flagstone floors
Large living room with oak beams, large Conran Shop sofa, chaise long, daybed, dining table, large limestone fireplace, original flagstone floors, flatscreen TV
Hallway with cloakroom
Master bedroom with kingsize bed and TV
Bathroom with free-standing bath, shower, basin, bidet and WC
Bedroom with kingsize bed, views across the garden and fields
Bedroom with queenside bed, view of the garden and Chew Valley Lake
Bedroom with single bed (+ pullout mattress)
Shower / Wet room, WC
Bicycles on request
Outside loggia patio space with dining area, log fire and charcoal barbecue, pizza oven, Wifi, Sonos
Large garden, with trampoline, tree house (children MUST be supervised at all times)
Shepherds Hut, with log burner, overlooking the 11th century church
Private drive and parking for up to 6 cars
Chef available on request
Sonos sound system throughout
3 TVs with Sky
Parsons Hill is set away from the main road, next to the church in the village of Compton Martin and a five-minute stroll to the award-winning local pub and Post Office. Compton Martin is just a 15-minute drive to Bristol International Airport, 30 minutes to the thriving cultural city of Bristol and 30 minutes to historical Bath, famous for its thermal Spa and shopping.
Other local attractions such as Wells with its stunning cathedral and the famous caves at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole are all within a 20-minute drive. Within the Chew Valley you are spoilt for choice with places to eat, including the Michelin star Pony and Trap, The Ethicurian, Yeo Valley HQ and The Pig Nr. Bath. Cycling and exploring the Mendips are very popular pastimes, as well as sailing, fly fishing and horse riding. If shooting is your thing we can arrange for someone to take you out during the season.
7 night minimum stay only
£1,800 per week
Low-Mid season ** From £950
** Excludes Bank Holidays, Easter
Christmas, New Year, Glastonbury weekend POA
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A delightful, relaxing stay
Behind the imposing façade lies an incredibly comfortable place to stay. I loved the open fire in the living room. Arriving first, before my friends (two couples) I struggled to nab the best bedroom, as they are all delightful. We had a really relaxing stay. The walk (no need for the car) in the woods nearby - rounded off with a pint in the local was a highlight for me. I’ll be back - but next time in the summer, as I’d love to use the outside dining area.
— J Sanders
Watch the sunset over the Mendip Hills
I recently stayed at Parson's Hill - and it is such a glorious place. Don't let the extraordinary grandeur of the Gothic façade make you think its stuffy and Victorian inside. It's anything but, and decorated throughout with a stylish and fashionable eye. The huge fire place makes the large comfortable lounge really cosy. But it's another fireplace that I loved. Outside is a covered 'loggia' space with a fire, table and chairs, and a bbq area complete with a fridge and sophisticated pizza oven. Perfect for eating and drinking as the night draws in.
Children will love the extraordinary tree-house high up in the trees above a Shepherd's hut which is a perfect place to sit and drink wine while watching the sun set over the Mendip Hills
— Rob Baker
A glorious hidden retreat
— Ms P Box