Catwell House

Williton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 4PF, England
Country House, In the Country, Manor House / Bed & Breakfast
12 Guests
6 Bedrooms
4 Bath / 5 Shower

Perfect for walks in Exmoor and the Quantocks

Catwell House is a beautiful Somerset country house with a documented history going back to 1642, but you’d hardly know this from the very contemporary comforts inside. Beds are super-comfortable, there’s space to swing a full-sized billiard table and of course it’s now got superfast wifi throughout.

It’s the hosts that make a perfect B&B though and it’s Rebecca and Ross that make this place special. Their languid charm makes everyone feel at home and they go to enormous lengths to make their guests comfortable.

Catwell House is in great walking country. Exmoor is one of the UK’s most spectacular National Parks and is just to the West, the Quantocks Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty starts at the door, and miles of unspoiled coastline are within ten minutes drive.

There are five guest bedrooms here, available in a variety of useful configurations, including a king-sized four-poster, super kings and twin-bedded rooms, as well as a family suite comprising one double and a twin room that share a private bathroom (children aged from 10-18 are welcome). All fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets and Savana Raner Mitre bath sheets and towels and have full en-suite facilities, including baths and separate showers. For those who prefer to avoid stairs one of the guest suites is on the ground floor with easy access to the garden and can be either superking or twin.

For a property that dates back to the 17th century Catwell House is certainly spacious. Guests have their own dining room with space to seat 14, a large sitting room with an open fire that is lit whenever needed, and a billiard room with a full-sized table. The gardens are a delight, very sheltered and sunny and with views of the Quantocks, walled for privacy and leading down to a stream.

Catwell House suggests

Dine in. Over recent months our guests have increasingly chosen to take their evening meals at Catwell. Every evening seems to be a dinner party night and that’s just the way we like it.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Children by Arrangement
  • Dogs by Arrangement
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Packed Lunch
  • Snooker/Billiards Room

Local Amenities

  • National Park
  • Walking


  • Opening Times: open all year
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1984 639 565
  • Mob: +44 (0)7434 067 135
  • Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro
  • Price Range: from £89


Rate per room based on two sharing, including breakfast - £115 £125

Single occupancy, including breakfast - from £95

Packed lunches - £7 pp

As an additional special offer to Wolsey Lodge guests sensible dogs are welcome to stay free of charge

We currently request you stay a minimum of 3 nights due to the additional housekeeping required to comply with Covid-19 cleansing standards. We offer £78 discount on a 3 night stay.


Catwell House is in a woodland setting at the end of a private drive. Footpaths lead from the property to the Quantock Hills. It's a five-minute level walk to Williton Village, with shops, pubs and restaurants. The West Somerset Railway has a station in Williton and steam trains pass Catwell House's garden. Exmoor National Park and the coast at Watchet are ten minutes away by car. For walkers the Macmillan Way passes right by Catwell House, while the Coleridge Way and the South West Coast Path are both within easy reach.


"Had a really lovely two night stay. Ross and Rebecca were very warm, relaxed and welcoming. It's probably the best B&B we've stayed in. The room was beautiful and thoughtfully set up for a relaxing stay."
Jo McKee



Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Ross & Rebecca James

Ross & Rebecca James

  • Bio : Your hosts here are Ross and Rebecca James. Ross cooks the breakfasts that are served in the dining room and his scrambled eggs and smoked salmon is often singled out for praise. Rebecca cooks the dinners and since re opening on the 4th of July all are opting to stay in and dine, 24hrs notice required. Catwell House is not licensed but happily supplies corkscrews, cooling jackets, decanters and wine glasses when required. They share the house with two Jack Russel dogs, Lottie and Humphrey. Feel free to join them on their daily walk! Dogs are welcome provided their owners are well-behaved. During the pandemic we are not charging for dog's.

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