Gina Jackson

The Newt in Somerset

  • Where:
  • Why:We fancied a romantic weekend in the countryside
  • When:May 2021
  • Who:My husband Oliver and I
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The Newt in Somerset The honey-coloured Hapsden House (main part of the hotel)

The honey-coloured Hapsden House (main part of the hotel)

The Newt in Somerset Complimentary tea and scones for every hotel guest

Complimentary tea and scones for every hotel guest

The Newt in Somerset Gorgeous bar in the Hapsden House

Gorgeous bar in the Hapsden House

The Newt in Somerset Period features meet contemporary furnishings in the drawing room

Period features meet contemporary furnishings in the drawing room

The Newt in Somerset Living my best life

Living my best life

The Newt in Somerset The view when walking up to the Hapsden House

The view when walking up to the Hapsden House

The Newt in Somerset The stunning spa — don't miss it!

The stunning spa — don't miss it!

The Newt in Somerset The impressive gardens that welcome day visitors as well

The impressive gardens that welcome day visitors as well

The Newt in Somerset The gorgeous indoor-outdoor pool

The gorgeous indoor-outdoor pool

The Newt in Somerset Worth spending a few hours here!

Worth spending a few hours here!

The Newt in Somerset Scandi-style furnishings in the bedrooms

Scandi-style furnishings in the bedrooms

The Newt in Somerset Delicious vegetarian dishes in the Garden Cafe

Delicious vegetarian dishes in the Garden Cafe

The Newt in Somerset Gorgeous view of the main house from the gardens

Gorgeous view of the main house from the gardens

The Newt in Somerset The Garner Bar in the hotel's Farmyard

The Garner Bar in the hotel's Farmyard

Highs & Lows

  • The gardens — immaculately pruned, and encompassing almost every period and style in gardening history. You could spend hours exploring.

  • The spa — lush treatments and the indoor-outdoor pool are definite highlights of the property.

  • Vegetarian friendly options — food was all round delicious at The Newt, who grow a lot of their produce on site. Staff are super happy to cater to any and all dietary requirements, and The Garden Cafe has an almost entirely vegetarian menu.

  • Design — the stunning Hapsden House combines period features with contemporary colors, furniture, and textures. Bedrooms ooze luxury, with deep bathtubs and king-size beds.

  • Complimentary tea and scones every afternoon for all hotel guests — what's not to love?

  • The amount of things to do — when you're done soaking at the spa and exploring the gardens, get involved with bee keeping and deer spotting, or tour the onsite cyder press.

  • Everything must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment, including all meals and activities. This might take the spontaneity out of things a bit — and if you try cram too much in, you'll find yourself rushing through everything rather than relaxing.

  • The gardens are open for day visitors as well, which can mean they're sometimes quite busy. However, day guests aren't allowed inside the hotel itself.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Countryside Hotel

  • Vibe

    Eco-friendly, peaceful and a stylish retreat

  • Location

    In the heart of nature

  • Rooms

    40

  • Arrival Experience

    Pull up to a shepherd's hut where uniformed staff will whisk away your luggage while you settle in with a cup of tea

  • Future Forward

    The Newt aims to be almost entirely self-sufficient within the next couple of years — already produce is grown on-site or sourced locally, with a zero-waste policy applied to many areas of the hotel

  • Music

    Relaxed and atmospheric. The Newt also hosts live music nights on the lawn in the summer months

  • Year Opened

    2019

  • Designed By

    Founder, Karen Roos

  • Health & Wellness

    Has all three

  • Food

    Delicious, seasonal food — three different restaurants to choose from

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Two swanky bars

  • Minibar & Retail

    Fully stocked, complimentary minibars in all the bedrooms

  • Accessibility

    Yes, the hotel is accessible and there are ADA compliant rooms

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Luxurious, and the price reflects that, especially during peak seasons

  • Tel.

    +44 (0)1963 577777

  • Website

    Visit website

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