Avalon House is a Luxury B&B in Castle Cary, Somerset.

The property is on the edge of the historic market town, and neighbours The Newt Hotel and the town of Bruton.

The accommodation is set on the secluded second floor of the house. It is made up of 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), a spacious sitting room with TV and Wi-Fi. You will have comfort, and privacy.

Downstairs, the family kitchen/dining room leads out to a peaceful garden with a sunny terrace and access to fields and walks on the land farmed and owned by The Newt, which is a short distance away.

Avalon House’s top floor suite is available for £250 per night, for a minimum of 2 nights, with a locally sourced full English breakfast included. This luxurious suite accommodates 4 adults or families with its own private sitting room. For more details please see our rates and booking terms.

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When visiting Avalon House B&B, you will be staying on our luxury second floor.

Our top floor bedroom is available for £150 per night (2 nights minimum stay). If you would like the second bedroom as well, this is available for £200 per night.

There is a bedroom at the front of the building, with views towards Glastonbury Tor (about 6 miles away) while the en suite bathroom overlooks the garden and farmland beyond.

The second double bedroom faces the garden, with views over the rolling hill behind, where you can spot the herd of British White cattle that are grazed there. This room has its own bathroom, also with beautiful country views.

There is also a private sitting room in Guinevere, with Sky TV, a large selection of books to enjoy, and a fridge with tea and coffee available, and a complimentary bottle of wine.

B&B Features

  • Private top floor accommodation
  • King & Queen size beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Sitting room
  • Sky, Netflix and free Wi-fi
  • Free bottled water
  • Complimentary bottle of wine
  • Locally sourced homemade breakfast


Avalon House breakfast’s are homemade and come from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Our breakfasts are cooked for individual dietry requirements and include: traditional full english, smoked salmon, free range eggs – cooked how you like, homemade breads and preserves.

Eating Out

  • The Bay Tree (01963 350989 – closest pub – 100 metres)
  • The Bakehouse Tea Rooms. Good coffee and great cakes. Also very good Thai food for lunch and dinner – must book. (600 metres)
  • The Orchard Inn, Galhampton. Good pub grub and friendly staff. (2 miles)
  • The Newt (2 miles)
  • The Montague Inn. Sean, the friendly landlord keeps a “good house”. Excellent local beers, bar snacks and good beer as well as a restaurant and beer terrace. (3.2 miles).
  • Matt’s Kitchen. Wed-Friday for dinner only. Take your own wine. Quirky, single dish permanent pop-up restaurant. Always check their menu because there is no main course alternative to the published menu(5 miles)
  • At The Chapel. This is the bar/restaurant/bistro that put Bruton on the map. Fab food, lovely staff and an ambience to die for. Booking is essential for a meal although it is worth just dropping in for a drink as well (5 miles)
  • The Roth Bar and Grill. On the same site as Hauser & Wirth Somerset so kill two birds…Must book for lunch and dinner. Music dancing and cocktails on Friday nights. (6 miles)
  • The Queens Arms. In the charming village of Corton Denham. Honest country pub with good food, bar snacks, a pleasant terrace and well-kept beer (6.5 miles)
  • The Clockspire (12 miles)
  • Osip Restaurant (5 miles)
  • Teals. South Cadbury (4 miles)

Venues & Attractions

A short drive takes you to Bruton and the internationally acclaimed Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery. Bruton is also home to King’s Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and Sexeys School, while Sherborne School, Millfield and Port Regis are only twenty minutes away. Close by is Stourhead, one of the crown jewels of The National Trust – the perfect family outing. Plus so much more.



There are a number of local taxi companies. There is generally a taxi available at Castle Cary station during the day. However most of the companies are one man/woman bands and so booking is essential in the evenings and at week-ends:

Anzford Cars – 07831 249441
Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351333
Craig’s Taxi – 07563612473 (Craig has an 8 seater with onboard wi-fi)
I T Cars – 07528515722
Mums Taxis – 07711572038
No 7 Taxis – 01963 351015

Buses from London

There is an excellent timetabled coach service – (see Superfast Timetable 2) from Hammersmith Bus Station to Wincanton run by Berry’s Coaches. Booking is essential.

We have two local train stations:

Castle Cary (1.6 miles) – trains from Paddington
Templecombe (10 miles) – trains from Waterloo



Satnav will bring very close to the house. For real precision just follow this link – Avalon House B&B which should show you exactly where we are.

If your route brings you past Stonehenge then there can be shocking delays between Countess Services and Winterbourne Stoke on the A303. This is the result of significant expenditure by the Highways Department on improving the road. The work is completed and the delays are worse than ever before. The term “highways planning” is surely and oxymoron. Anyway… here is a route that will get you round the problem.

Come off the A303 at Solstice Services. Go past the services and follow the signs to Bulford. From Bulford, follow signs to Larkhill and from Larkhill to Shrewton.

At Shrewton turn very sharp left on to the B3083 to Winterbourne Stoke. This ends in a T junction with the A303 at Winterbourne Stoke where you turn right and carry on down the A303. If it takes several minutes to turn right, console yourself with the thought that the longer the turn takes, the longer the delay around Stonehenge….


Stonkingly Good Bed & Breakfast

Lovely ensuite room with views to Glastonbury Tor in one direction and out over gardens and countryside in the other. Super bed, the best hosts, and breakfast that set us up for the day. Nothing was too much trouble (I forgot my tie and shirt and was promptly lent both. The only problem really is that my wife wants to go back. Only for longer this time…

Seriously – I cannot recommend Avalon House and its brilliants hosts – Frances and Julian, highly enough. Many thanks once again.

Aaaah – bliss

Hopefully, our review title says it all. Avalon House is just blissful. So comfortable and FRIENDLY. We stayed on our way to Cornwall from London (good stopping off place) and were looked after as if we were friends and family. A cuppa and a flapjack when we arrived and a great breakfast the next morning. The room was clean and really comfortable with better sheets than we have at home and the bathroom had everything you could ask for including seemingly endless hot water. Just perfect. Thank you from us both.

Simply the best BnB Experience

I have had to stay at various BnB’s on numerous occasions for work, and I have often not had the best experience. This one however, was simply outstanding. Frances was the most brilliant host, with wine to welcome me and a delicious full spread for breakfast. I effectively had my own flat at the top of their beautiful home with a charming sitting room, massive bathroom and a fresh very comfy bed. But most of all, it was just the atmosphere of the place that made it for me, incredibly welcoming and relaxed…just a very happy home indeed and I will only be staying here from now on when I am down in the West Country. Thank you Frances and Julian for the best BnB experience I have ever had.

Best in the West

What really makes a good B&B are the hosts and they don’t come much better than Frances and Julian. They are friendly without being nosy or annoying and nothing is too much trouble. There are also nice touches such as a glass of wine when I get in from work (I am in the SW on business a lot).

All of which almost makes one forget the comfortable bed, proper pillows, quality bed linen and towels and a great cooked breakfast. So much better than any number of hotels I have stayed in. Which is why I stay at Avalon House again and again.

What a pleasant surprise…

We came to Castle Cary – what a sweet town – for a wedding at Cadbury Court a couple of weeks ago. Staying at Avalon House was almost better than the main event. We were cossetted and pampered, we had a lovely bedroom, huge bathroom and a sitting room to ourselves. There was a chilled bottle of rose in the fridge when we arrived and fresh flowers on the table. Such nice touches.

Only two nights, unfortunately, but we just had the best time. And the hugest breakfasts…

Thank you very much indeed Frances for your kindness and hospitality and Julian for pulling in a favour and organising a taxi at the last minute when all seemed fully booked.

All the best – Mary Harris

Home from Home

3rd time with you – which probably says it all. But there is also something really nice about being told you are in your usual room, someone knowing what you want for breakfast and how you like your coffee, Sky and Netflix as well as passable internet speeds, a clean bathroom and soft sheets and towels. I just love it.

Lovely stay in the country

Home from Home – We just had the best time. Fab linen on the beds, a lovely room with a comfortable bed and a view over garden and fields. Breakfast was delicious and a glass of wine when we arrived was as welcome as it was unexpected. Frances looked after us beautifully and nothing was too much trouble. We will surely come again.

Ros and John Wilkins


Avalon House B&B rates (including cooked breakfast) are £150 per night (minimum of 2 nights).

For the use of the whole top floor of the house, which includes 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a private sitting room is £200 per night (minimum of 2 nights).

Normal check-in time is after 2:30pm and check out should be by 11 am the following morning unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Contact us

Please feel free to get in touch with any queries you may have – we will always answer as fully as we can