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The Notley Arms Inn
The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (39 reviews)

Situated in Monksilver, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bakelite Museum. …

£73
High Orchard
High Orchard

Maundown, Taunton TA4 2HL

3.0 out of 5.0
4.9 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated in Clatworthy, this country house is within 12 mi (20 km) of Nettlecombe Court, Bakelite Museum, and Cleeve Abbey. …

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Yarn Market Hotel
Yarn Market Hotel

25-33 High Street, Minehead TA24 6FS

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. …

£105
Stones
Stones

48 The Avenue, Minehead TA24 5AN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (62 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Dunster Castle. Dunster …

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Highertown Cottage B&B
Highertown Cottage B&B

Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NL

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Dulverton, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of Church of St. Stephen and All Angels, Dunkery Beacon, …

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Northfield Hotel
Northfield Hotel

Northfield Road, Minehead TA24 5PU

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Located in the heart of Minehead, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Castle …

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The Old Dairy at Bishops Barton
The Old Dairy at Bishops Barton

Bishops Barton, Wellington TA21 0JJ

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Wellington, this bed & breakfast is within 12 mi (20 km) of Diggerland, Church of St. Stephen and All Angels, and …

£94
The Kings Head
The Kings Head

High Street, Bridgwater TA5 2HE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (49 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bridgwater, this inn is within 20 mi (32 km) of Bakelite Museum, Glastonbury Abbey, and Chalice Well. …

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Corner House Hotel
Corner House Hotel

Park Street, Taunton TA1 4DQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (122 reviews)

Located in the heart of Taunton, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 12 mi (20 km) of Fyne …

£41
Holiday Inn Taunton
Holiday Inn Taunton

Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton TA1 2UA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (142 reviews)

Situated in Taunton, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from County Cricket Ground and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fyne Court and Admiral …

£70
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Pocket Guide: Exmoor National Park Combe Sydenham Hall Hotels

Combe Sydenham Hall was built in 1580 and is a fine example of a Tudor mansion. It actually incorporates an earlier gatehouse and was entirely rebuilt after the Restoration, in around 1660. It is mainly of interest because of its connections with Sir Francis Drake, although the house itself has interesting architectural details and is situated in some beautiful woodland scenery in an Exmoor valley.

Somerset Hotels for Sir Francis Drake

The Sydenham family resided here from the 1400s to the middle of the 18th Century, and George Sydenham's daughter married Sir Francis Drake in 1585. Folklore has surrounded this relationship ever since, and most of the stories of course feature cannon balls! In one of them, Drake disappeared on his Pelican soon after the marriage and his young wife understandably thought he must be dead and decided to remarry. Almost at the altar, however, a cannon ball fired from the other side of the world shot from the sky and the wedding was called off.

In another story, the girl's father tried to force a remarriage and again a cannon ball showed up as proof that Drake was still alive. A meteorite on display in the house is supposed to be that very ball. Visit the Hall from your Somerset B&B or hotel for slice of Elizabethan history, laced with a healthy dose of good, old-fashioned West Country hokum!

Combe Sydenham Hall Attractions from Somerset Hotels

There's another local legend about George Sydenham himself, as he apparently haunts the B3188 nearby. The story goes that during his lifetime he committed so many crimes that he's doomed to ride a headless horse forever towards Monksilver. It seems that in this part of Somerset the dead are not allowed to rest in peace, and Drake too is supposed to make his reappearance when the nation is under threat, beating his drum as he sails up the Thames to the rescue.

Combe Sydenham Hall is set in attractive gardens and is perfect as a summer destination if you're based in a nearby Somerset hotel or B&B. There's a great choice of these right across the region, from family-run guesthouses to smart historic hotels.

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