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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

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4.9 out of 5 Exceptional
15 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Breakfast Available
Room service


Explore the area

Popular LocationHaynes International Motor Museum6 min drive
Popular LocationCadbury Castle9 min drive
Popular LocationHauser and Wirth Somerset10 min drive
AirportBristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.)57 min drive

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About this area

Castle Cary

Ellesmere House is located in Castle Cary. Haynes International Motor Museum and Hauser and Wirth Somerset are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Sherborne Castle and Glastonbury Abbey. Don't miss out on a visit to Royal Bath and West Showground.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Haynes International Motor Museum - 6 min drive
  • Cadbury Castle - 9 min drive
  • Hauser and Wirth Somerset - 10 min drive
  • Royal Bath and West Showground - 13 min drive
  • Lytes Cary Manor - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Castle Cary Station - 3 min drive
  • AirportBristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.) - 57 min drive


  • Horse Pond Inn - 9 min walk
  • Miah's Castle - 11 min walk
  • The Bakehouse - 12 min walk
  • Pecking Mill Inn - 7 min drive
  • Cole Manor Tea Rooms - 7 min drive

About this property

Ellesmere House

3-star bed & breakfast in Castle Cary with free parking
Concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 4 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and ironing boards.
Ellesmere House offers 4 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a deep soaking bath and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and fridges can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 7.50 per person
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge (on request)


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 3 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 7.50 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 60.00 per room (roundtrip)
  • Pet fee: GBP 5 per pet, per night
  • Late check-in fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Ellesmere House B&B Castle Cary
Ellesmere House B&B
Ellesmere House Castle Cary
Ellesmere House Castle Cary
Ellesmere House Bed & breakfast
Ellesmere House Bed & breakfast Castle Cary

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ellesmere House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ellesmere House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ellesmere House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Ellesmere House pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 5 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at Ellesmere House?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ellesmere House?
Check-in is from 3 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Ellesmere House?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Ellesmere House provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of GBP 60.00 per room applies.
Where is Ellesmere House located?
Situated in Castle Cary, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Haynes International Motor Museum, Hauser and Wirth Somerset and Royal Bath and West Showground. Fleet Air Arm Museum and Sherborne Castle are also within 16 mi (25 km). Castle Cary Station is 29 minutes by foot.
15 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Marvelous page to stay
A great place to stay in Castle Cary. The room had everything I needed, breakfast was great, and I really appreciated the pick up from the station and lift to the office on the next day. Hosts are super friendly, dogs are great, no complaints. Very high on my list for my next trip.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
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Everyone was absolutely lovely and so accommodating to our late arrival! The breakfast was incredible and had such a homely vibe. Also they were so lovely with the dog! Will definitely be coming back and soon!!!!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Perfect location for a wedding at North Cadbury Court. Martin and Melanie were great hosts, full of useful tips for whatever we needed in the local area.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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The house itself is very well located in Castle Cary, clean and comfortable but what really made Ellesmere House stand out was how incredibly helpful and friendly Melanie and Martin were. Perfect cooked breakfast, information on the area and a lift to and from the station. Martin went above and beyond what I'd expect from a B&B. Would definitely stay here again!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019