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The Hub at No 3

UK England South West England Somerset Wincanton

01963 338 86   3 Market Place, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9DL

  • 4 Guest Rooms
  • Quirky & Unique
A unique Somerset B&B that offers respite from the stresses and pressures of everyday life

The welcoming and nurturing SEED Hub, opened by legendary PR maven Lynne Franks, boasts a set of beautiful, eco-friendly boutique bedrooms that make a terrific place to stay if you're looking for somewhere in this part of the world. But it is much more than just a B&B; it's an all-round holistic 'healing destination', with a delightful vegan/vegetarian café and quirky bookstore that runs regular events – and Lynne also hosts regular retreats and wellbeing weekends for women that pull together all sorts of healthy and mindful activities.

Housed in a beautifully renovated 17th-century alehouse in the centre of the pleasant Somerset town of Wincanton, the Hub's basic premise is to offer respite from the often unhealthy stresses and pressures of everyday life, particularly if you need a break during this time of transformation and regeneration.  A warm and welcoming environment, it has just four cosy and tastefully furnished guest rooms, each named after flowers and provided with extremely comfortable beds with organic cotton sheets and ‘magical’ alpaca duvets and pillows. Every room has pure water served in special 'sacred geometry' glassware, unlimited organic tea and coffee and either en-suite or private bathrooms and organic cotton towels with natural toiletries. Jasmine has a luxurious king size bed and an en-suite bathroom, plus direct access onto a sun terrace; Lily has a comfy double bed with en-suite bathroom and access to the property's ‘secret walled’ garden; while Rose also has a comfy king size bed and exclusive use of a spacious bathroom with a lovely large bath across the corridor. Finally Magnolia is a peaceful attic bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. The Hub also boasts its own treatment room where visitors can pre-book from a selection of healing, enjoyable massages and natural beauty experiences.

Breakfasts, served in the cosy and colourful residents lounge, are a healthy blend of fresh croissants from a local bakery, and organic yoghurt and gluten-free granola, either setting you up a a day at The Hub itself – particularly so if you have booked one of the retreats or wellness weekends – or exploring the beautiful Somerset countryside on your doorstep, or even Wincanton itself. It's best-known for its racecourse but it also has a historic centre focused on a wide main street peppered with cafés and indy shops that are well worth a browse. Lynne curates her SEED Store next door to the Hub - a cornucopia of colour, textiles, fairtrade fashion, artisan jewellery, natural beauty products and SEED's own eco T-shirts, candles, incense and much more. The Hub's charming café is open in the day and makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee and various plant-based treats. Close to the borders of both Dorset and Wiltshire, The Hub is also not far the uniquely artsy small town of Bruton, home to the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, the amazing Newt country estate and the lovely village of Castle Cary. It's also wonderfully easy to get to – just off the 'Highway to the Sun', the A303!

Details

Facilities

You are invited to enjoy our nurturing eco bedrooms with luxuriously comfortable beds that you won’t want to leave! All our unique rooms offer a peaceful and restful stay, whether travelling on holiday, celebrating a special occasion or on business.

Enjoy our natural fibre, fair trade mattress; organic cotton sheets and ‘magical’ alpaca duvets and pillows. For those here on work, each room has a desk they can work from comfortably. We also offer the option of working in the cafe during your stay.

All our bathrooms have organic cotton towels with natural beauty products provided.

Every room has pure water served in our sacred geometry glassware. We also offer complimentary unlimited organic teas and coffees and fast reliable wifi throughout the whole building.

Our cafe is open Thursday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm. However, the space is available for our guests to use during their stay.

You can enjoy breakfast in our comfortable residents lounge, where we provide fresh croissants from our local bakery with organic yoghurt, fresh fruit and gluten-free granola, available from 7am. If you have any dietary requests we would be grateful if you could inform us in advance.

Our peaceful bedrooms are called after the flowers that resonate with us as part of our commitment to nature and a natural, nurturing beautiful sleep.

For those interested in longer stays, please email us to discuss the price

Suitable For

This property is best suited for couples or parties. We can cater for children. But do not accept pets.

Nearby

SEED Hub is situated just off the A303 in the centre of town opposite the post-office. Next door is our SEED Store, a lifestyle and wellbeing shop, carefully curated by Lynne Franks. The store is stocked with an eclectic mix of fairly traded colourful textiles, clothing and natural beauty products, sourced locally and from around the globe. Wincanton is also home to a variety of interesting independent shops, cafés, bakeries and take-aways.

Glastonbury, the infamous town known for its ancient and mediaeval sites, rich in myth, is less than half an hour away. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Glastonbury is 22.9 miles away from Wincanton.

Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous sacred prehistoric monument. Based in Wiltshire, two miles west of Amesbury and straight down the A303, 29.3 miles from Wincanton.

Hauser & Wirth, the renowned contemporary art gallery and award-winning Roth bar and grill, is only a 4.6 miles drive away from Wincanton.

The newly built Newt in Somerset country estate celebrates all things Somerset - with gardens, woodland, restaurants, shops and cyder press and is only 4.5 miles away from Wincanton.

King Alfred’s Tower, is also known as The Folly of King Alfred the Great. It is in the parish of Brewham in the English county of Somerset surrounded by beautiful walks, 6.3 miles away from Wincanton, .

The spectacular National Trust-owned Stourhead Gardens is a scenic 1,072-hectare estate at the source of the River Stour in the southwest of the English county of Wiltshire. The estate is about 9.3 miles from Wincanton.



Food & Drink

There are several other restaurants and cafés in our local area, but these are our recommendations. In Wincanton (within walking distance)


The Nog Inn

Local pub, offers a warm welcome, great quality, freshly prepared food & a wonderful selection of drinks.

 South Street, Wincanton, BA9 9DL. Opening Times: Monday – Friday 5 - 11pm


Wincanton Tandoori

Local Indian restaurant, offers delicious, authentic dishes.

26 High Street, Wincanton, BA9 9JF.
Opening Times: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 9:30pm.


Bootmakers

Drinks and hand-made wood fired pizzas.
5 Market Place, Wincanton, BA9 9LD.
Opening Times: Thursday - Friday 3 - 9pm. Saturday - Sunday 11am - 9pm.


Number 16

Family run wine bar, café and ‘micro’ deli.
16 High Street, Wincanton, BA9 9JQ.
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 9am - 2:30pm. Reopens Friday - Saturday 5:30 - 9:30pm.


The Lovington Bakery

Bakery, selling breakfast, lunch, pizza, and hand-crafted artisan breads and treats. 1 Market Place, Wincanton, BA9 9LD.
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 8am - 2pm


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Open

Available all year. 

Pricing

From £110 a night, which includes breakfast.

The Owner Says

Based in the ancient lands of Somerset, this beautifully refurbished 17th-century alehouse in the small historic town of Wincanton has been restored and tastefully designed by Lynne Franks as a one-stop haven offering naturally healthy solutions to the stress, pressure and health challenges of modern life.

 Our Hub is in the heart of Wincanton and is just up the road from trendy Bruton and world-famous The Newt and Hauser & Wirth – as well as a great stop off the A303 on the way further west to Cornwall. Wincanton is a small market town with a variety of unique and varied boutique shops as well as breathtaking local walks.

 As we have only four beautiful rooms, we kindly request that full payment is made on booking to secure your room. Rooms are to be reserved online with a valid credit or debit card. If you are unable to attend and wish to cancel your booking this can be done up to 3 days before the due date of arrival via email. If you fail to show without notice, you will still be liable to be charged for your booking.

 Check in between 1pm and 5pm (please let us know when to expect you so we can greet you properly.) We would be grateful if you could check out by 11am to enable us to prepare for our next guest, unless previously agreed.

Your safety is important to us, so we are taking all the necessary actions to make sure that you’re COVID-safe during your stay.

Location

Contact Website  01963 338 86  The Hub at No 3, 3 Market Place, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9DL

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Getting There

Wincanton lies off the A303 road and is easily accessible from London and the East via the M3 and A303 from the North via the M4 and M5 and from the West via the A303.

There is FREE overnight parking in all of the Wincanton car parks and they are all within walking distance:

Carrington Way BA9 9JB

Memorial Hall BA9 9JX

By Rail:

Local railway stations Bruton and Templecombe are both approx. 10 minutes away.

Bruton

Hourly trains run from London Paddington to Bruton


Templecombe

Hourly trains run from London Waterloo to Templecombe.


By Coach:

https://www.berryscoaches.co.uk/

Berrys Coaches run direct from Hammersmith Bus Station to Wincanton and arrive at The Memorial Car Park which is a 5 minute walk from the Hub at No.3.

Facilities

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Adults Only
  • Car-free option
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B

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