Ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

A rave from the past

Posted 30-Jul-2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Don't change a thing
If you enjoy experiencing time-warps then Cleeve House, at Seend, on the outskirts of Melksham, Wiltshire, is a must. An almost gothic pile to the eye, it exudes an old-fashioned ambience that provides a genuinely warm and welcoming glow throughout it's hallowed corridors. Honestly, at one time (before the 80s were counted out) this characterful type of lodging was scattered liberally throughout this green and pleasant land. It rested, contentedly midst the burgeoning four star noisy hotel chains and the better to be avoided genteel private guest houses that were really no better than expensive B&Bs. But alas, many have succumbed to oppressive health and safety laws and spiraling labour costs. Unfortunately, and due to, no doubt, the Cleeve's popularity, we were only able to rest our weary bodies for a single night. Though a night of deep and welcome sleep it was, with an enchanting morning's view across a bucolic landscape, and a breakfast fit for a king. Go, go, go to The Cleeve. You will not be disappointed.
4 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by happy traveller from Cheshire

Quirky Victoria 'Folly-style' B&B Guest house

Posted 03-Jun-2014 on Hotels.com
The house is amazing,built in 1870 in mixed Medieval styles. It is used as a wedding venue (will external catering) and run as a B&B by a couple. It is very reasonably priced and breakfast was good. The location on Trowbridge road is good and it is only a 10 minute walk to the Barge Inn for dinner. (Book - it is excellent)
4 out of 5
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by Justjan from Berkshire

Very welcoming...

Posted 13-May-2014 on Hotels.com
Just an overnight stay as had a party in Melksham. Quite a lot of stairs to get to the room, but the room was comfortable - nice beds. Good and friendly service and nice breakfast. About 5 miles outside Melksham town - taxi pretty expensive.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Turtle from Berkshire

A pleasant stay in a house with lots of character

Posted 11-May-2014
Pros: The friendliness of the owners, the character of the hotel and grounds, and the breakfast.
Cons: As mentioned above, the ensuite bathroom needs updating.
Location: The location is very good. Close to the Kennet & Avon Canal, and many pretty villages.
We were greeted warmly by the owners on our arrival, and they showed us to our room was very comfortable. \\our only adverse comment would be that the ensuite bathroom, which was down a small staircase, could do with a little updating. The house itself and the grounds are lovely and we can see why it would be a popular wedding venue. It was only a one night stay on this occasion, but enoyable nonetheless.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A grand bed and breakfast

Posted 05-May-2014
Although it looks like a country house hotel, it isn't - it's a bed and breakfast situated in a country house. That is no criticism - it prices for a b&b, so go along expecting one and be pleasantly surprised.
5 out of 5
by John

Stunning Building

Posted 13-Dec-2013 on Hotels.com
Lovely old building, room had lots of character and was warm, spacious and comfortable, very kind proprietors, good breakfasts and decent location with several good places to eat within 5 minutes drive. Definitely recommended.
5 out of 5
by Rick from Tenerife

Charming old house in country area

Posted 23-Oct-2013 on Hotels.com
Barbara our hostess called me prior to arrival to find out our arrival time. We were met with a warm welcome and a cosy comfortable room. We met friends that night but were served a personally prepared English breakfast at the time of our choice. Barbara and her lovely Sicilian husband told us the history of Cleeve house and her long association with it as Headmistress of the primary school. A very enjoyable stay. Highly likely to return.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Jen from Afghanistan (for now)

Charming country inn

Posted 05-Mar-2013
Pros: The setting - a wonderful gothic style hunting lodge
Cons: Bedding could have been better.
Location: Off the main road - even locals didn't know it was there! But not far from Bath and surrounding area.
Charming small hotel that has a very personal feel. Although a bit remote, in a great location for seeing Wiltshire area. Our room was large and spacious though bedding seemed a bit worn. Breakfast was wonderful. Overall a nice stay for us.
2 out of 5
by R and J from Manchester, UK


Posted 25-Jul-2012
Pros: the house and its setting
Cons: old-fashioned and not well maintained
Location: fine
A beautiful house in a lovely setting but both house and gardens in need of improvements. The bathroom was so small that the shower and the sink couldn't be used at the same time; the mattress and bedding need replacing. Whilst this is a place full of potential and character and which you wouldn't want to lose, the overall feel was of a place that has seen better and cleaner days. The proprietors were very friendly and the breakfast was okay. No leaflets etc about the area were available.