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New! Quirky 'Old Angel' House In Medieval Village Square

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-10. 6 bedrooms. 3 bathrooms. Nr Cheddar Gorge. Close Bristol/Bath

Once a 16th century inn, this lovely character house enjoys pride of place in a village Medieval Square. Quirky & homely with wood-burners, rambling garden and oodles of charm, this arty home is in the Mendips, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near renowned Cheddar Gorge & Caves.

Old Angel offers the best of both worlds:stunning Somerset countryside in easy reach of two vibrant cities - Bristol & Bath.

The Airport, Wells, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury, Weston-Super-Mare, heritage & nature sites, culture & coast all nearby.

We like to think the Old Angel in Axbridge lives up to its name: an old house with a real sense of history and a decent amount of contemporary comfort!

Artisan and eclectic in style and decor (flagstone & wood floors, a fireplace or two, scattering of beams, stone sinks, Moroccan wet room) there's an emphasis on natural materials and the hand built by the artist owners.

Hidden away from the house is a large rear 'secret' garden with steps leading up to various terraces and a sundeck area with lovely views.

There's ample indoor space to relax in peace or enjoy fireside get-together's.

Spread over three storeys - with three bedrooms on both the first and top floors - the flexible accommodation happily suits either small or larger numbers of guests.


Feature hand-built kitchen with wood-burner

Adjoining cosy snug room with open fire


Upstairs living room with wood-burner, overlooking The Square.

Spacious King size bedroom with en-suite bath & walk-in wardrobe

Double bedroom

Single bedroom

Large wet room with 'rain' shower


Large Super King size bedroom overlooking Square

Double bedroom

Single bedroom

Bathroom - enjoy a candlelit bath with Mendip view!

We'd like the house to feel like home-from-home and with a fully equipped kitchen, gas hob/ oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine fridge & freezer it is well suited for self-catering.

Eating out is also an easy option as Axbridge itself has three good food-serving pubs and charming tearoom and there's a huge variety of restaurants, cafe's and eateries throughout the area: from great fish & chips to Michelin rated inns.

Not to mention those famous cream teas, Farmers' Markets, cider tasting farms & character rural pubs!


Entrance is off The Square, where you can park & unload.

The large secluded back garden is accessed by alleyway - a throwback to Axbridge's Medieval layout.

You'll pass Little Angel en route: a small garden apartment at the rear of the house where other guests sometimes stay. (This is accessed by it's own separate entrance via alleyway).

The whole garden is yours to enjoy - you can also share the apartment's Mediterannian style courtyard area. There's enough outdoor space/terraces for privacy.


Axbridge offers a real 'has-it-all' location.

With a varied and landscape-rich countryside on the doorstep - Mendip hills, Somerset Levels, gorges, caves, coastline, local reservoir & national cycleway/Strawberry Line track. Whatever the season it’s a wonderful base to explore the great outdoors for walkers, cyclists, climbers, nature lovers & photographers/painters.

And there's easy access to great cities, culture & buzz.

- Vibrant Bristol is just half an hour away

- Georgian Bath a gorgeous 20 mile drive through Cheddar Gorge and over the Mendips

- Charming Wells, the UK's smallest city with its cathedral, Bishop's Palace and twice weekly markets

- Quirky Glastonbury with its famous Tor, Abbey ruins & Chalice Well

- The natural wonders of Cheddar Gorge & Wookey Hole Caves

- Stonehenge, Exeter & Cardiff are do-able day trips

- Bristol International Airport 9 miles


Three friendly Axbridge pubs/restaurant, all serve meals

Charming tearoom: breakfast, lunch, cream teas

Co-op shop open early to 10pm

King John's Hunting Lodge (Museum)

Local Reservoir popular for walks/jogging

Monthly Saturday Farmers market in Square

Weekly Sunday Cheddar car boot/flea market

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Marianne

Marianne & Simon Garden

We fell in love with this wonderful area of the Mendips because of the stunning countryside. As a working artist Simon finds the landscape inspirational - and we love its proximity to city life, culture and cafes. Old Angel cast its spell on us 10 years ago and we've been slowly and lovingly renovating our character house ever since!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is an amazing medieval house in a lovely old village square. The house has everything one could need and is full of character and space, all beautifully designed, and with gorgeous bathrooms and a lovely garden.There are pubs and shops just a short walk away. It is also a great area to explore.This is a wonderful place to stay.
Apr 2017
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Axbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Because it's in a village Square location with lovely neighbours, Old Angel isn't a party, loud music or late night noise house.
  • We love our house & hope you do too. Please leave it as you found it on arrival - many thanks!
  • Maximum 10 guests only. Children welcome but guests must accept responsibility/supervision. There are stairs, wood-burners, garden steps etc
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - shower , Wet Room with rain shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • One en-suite with freestanding bath. Large wet room with 'rain' shower. Top floor bathroom with sunken bath/views.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , (King Size)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , (Super King Size)
  • FIRST FLOOR: 3 BEDROOMS. Large Master bedroom/en suite bath. King size bed. One double bedroom. Single beds TOP FLOOR: 3 BEDROOMS Master bedroom with Super King size bed. Double bedroom. Single bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

The Old Angel is a fantastic property and perfect for a large family get together.

  • 5 of 5

The Old Angel is a fantastic property perfect for a family get together. Full of surprises, the house is a wonderful period home, and so relaxing. The house has everything you need (and I mean everything!) so just turn up and enjoy it. The location is perfect, we felt like we were in the South of France (except for the weather!) We were there to celebrate my mother’s birthday and we couldn’t have asked for a better place. Thank you Marianne and Simon for your hospitality - we will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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A fabulous house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Old Angel is such an interesting house, it is very comfortable spacious and well equipped. There was more than enough room for our party of ten adults and we are already thinking about rebooking for another stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Perfect for a relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and quirky old property that has been so tastefully decorated and has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break. Plenty of space with home comforts and something of interest around every corner. We received a warm welcome and the house was very well equipped. As we were only there for a weekend reunion of friends and the weather wasn’t great we spent most of our time indoors enjoying the company and the house itself. Axbridge itself is a pretty little place and everything was very convenient to the house. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The ‘Old Angel’ is a beautiful house with a surprise around every corner. Set in an old market square, it has a lovely tea shop opposite serving delicious sandwiches as well as two pubs where we enjoyed great meals. The owner Marianne was friendly and helped make our girls’ reunion a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Weekend stay at The Old Angel House in Axbridge

  • 5 of 5

Our family descended on The Old Angel in Axbridge market square last weekend. It was delightfully furnished and with 6 bedrooms was just about large enough to accomodate all of us. It had everything we could have wanted and we were all very comfortable and had a great time. Marianne had gone out of her way to make sure we did enjoy ourselves and that included a very good bottle of wine for us - which didn't last long.

I would definitely recommend The Old Angel for family accomodation, we'll definitely be going back next time we need somewhere to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Amazing house, perfect for a country getaway

  • 5 of 5

All 10 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Angel. Fabulously quirky house with all the equipment and space you could need. Axbridge and the surrounding area is also worth visiting. Very highly recommended and a helpful host too. Would love to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bristol International
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mendip Spring, nr Churchill
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Weston. Bristol Temple Meads is @ 20 miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
M5 junction 22
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Weston-super-Mare & Brean
Car: recommended


The Old Angel is located in the middle of a village Square. Car parking is either in the Square itself or one of two village-owned car parks literally around the corner. All are free, some with a daytime restriction .

To unload/receive supermarket deliveries etc: you can literally pull up directly outside the front door of the house.


The terraced and secluded back garden to the Old Angel is yours to enjoy. You'll pass the Little Angel en route: a garden apartment at the rear of the Old Angel house where friends of ours sometimes stay (own separate entrance via alleyway).

The whole garden is yours to enjoy - it is large enough for privacy. You can also share the courtyard/outdoor dining area near the apartment.

The uphill sloping garden is informal in style with terraces and steps - so do watch yours!




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $346.21

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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