Nestled in the beautiful Georgian village of Bowlish,
‘Bowlish House’ is the ultimate dreamy country escape


Our Grade II* Georgian Palladian stately home, completed in c. 1732, is a stunning example of early Georgian architecture and is the ultimate haven for a peaceful country escape, an intimate wedding or a special celebration. The house is also used as a location house for film and photography

Bowlish – which means ‘bridge over the rocky waterfall’, is a picturesque hamlet that mainly consists of charming listed historic houses and cottages. A stone’s throw from local places of interest such as the ancient Cathedral city of Wells, the city of Bath, Glastonbury Tor and the vibrant local towns of Frome and Bruton. There are so many wonderful things to do in our local surroundings before you retreat to your stylish room to snuggle down and dream, drift and dwell

Entire house hire available
7 stylish bedrooms
Private event spaces
Food & drink
Location house for film & photography
Pet friendly
  • Lovely rooms and fantastic breakfast. The host went out of her way to accommodate us. Letting us in late at night then serving breakfast first thing before everyone else.|Fantastic host . …

    Alison A  Avatar Alison A
    July 15, 2023
  • I recently stayed here for two nights during Glastonbury festival, and it was delightful! My room was lovely with stunning decor, along with the rest of the house, that made me feel like I was stepping back in time. …

    Rhia T  Avatar Rhia T
    July 15, 2023
  • Unfathomable Beauty!||Stayed here for three days in September. Absolute find, spiffing views, unparalleled service, historical opulence. ||From booking to stay the experience was first to none. …

    M7Power  Avatar M7Power
    September 15, 2023
  • We had my Mum's wake at Bowlish House, and it was perfect. The ambience, setting and attention to detail were spot-on. The rooms we used were beautiful and furniture, antiques and decor added to the sophistication. The tea and coffee kept coming for top-ups and the buffet lunch was plentiful and superb. The bar staying open for us afterwards was an added bonus. Thank you Bowlish House for making the day perfect, we couldn't have asked for more.

    Carol Lloyd Avatar Carol Lloyd
    April 22, 2019
  • A friend and I spent a fab night at the gorgeous Bowlish House Hotel. Nicola has not only decorated the hotel beautifully but is a natural host who made us feel super welcome and at home. Rooms are gorgeous, bed comfy and the breakfast delicious. Thankyou for a great stay!

    Ursula Line Avatar Ursula Line
    July 15, 2023
  • We loved the hotel. The owner, Len could not have been more accommodating. The room was excellent, along with a wonderful cooked full English breakfast. Highly recommended.

    Steve Walker Avatar Steve Walker
    April 22, 2017
  • Bowlish House is an absolutely beguiling country house hotel nestled in a quiet corner of Somerset. It is filled with art, light, and warm family-friendly vibes. If you are looking for the true country house experience in Somerset I can’t recommend Bowlish House enough!

    tommy nocera Avatar tommy nocera
    October 15, 2023
  • Nicola was a fantastic host, very attentive and extremely welcoming, especially to our dog Dougal. We really enjoyed our stay at Bowlish House, most of all the decor, breakfast and lovely family that live there. ||Definitely worth a visit.

    Charlotte C  Avatar Charlotte C
    September 15, 2023
  • So much potential, and such a grand opening awaits, there's a few more technical difficulties to iron out, as it's had a much needed makeover, and delays can be expected, given the age of the property, and it's limited upkeep in the past. All the best to the new brave owner, manager. and staff.

    Gem Quinn Avatar Gem Quinn
    June 22, 2021
  • Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet. Is a great place to stay. We were met by Audrey on reception who showed us around and to our rooms. The proprietors were really welcoming and couldn’t do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Our rooms were clean and unique with their creaky floorboards. Breakfast is served in the Orangery and the menu is extensive and cooked superbly nothing is too much trouble.

    Rodney Pearce Avatar Rodney Pearce
    October 22, 2021

Our unique home will soon be coming to the end of a complex restoration project. Overseen by previous owners, Dee Murren and Nicola Knight, we are now in the final stages. We have lovingly restored this Georgian gem with both style, functionality and preservation at its heart. From the creaky floorboards, which we have grown to adore, to the original tall sash windows, shutters, floor to ceiling panelling and original fireplaces, Bowlish House is the perfect place to recharge and restore.

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Dream. Drift. Dwell.