Godney Arts House

UK England South West England Somerset Godney Arts House

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Games & Books
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wood-burning stove
Somerset cottage with unique & uber cool decor sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedroom all ensuite.

The Owner Says

This unique self-catering cottage sleeps 4 to 8 guests in three bedrooms all ensuite.
Farmhouse kitchen living room with woodburner, dining area cottage garden village pub 2 minutes walk away.
Perfect for friends and families, a contemporary artist interior, where eccentric retro flirts with tradition. With views of the Mendip Hills & Glastonbury Tor and an hour away from Bath & Bristol Godney Arts House is a living gallery, much of the furniture and artworks are for sale.
Godney is a tiny village in the wide-open spaces of the Somerset Levels just 5 miles from Glastonbury and 6 from Wells and an hour from Bristol & Bath.
 Jane (a designer) and artist partner Simon have created a delightful gallery inside their 18th-century gentleman farmer’s house and much of what you see is for sale, from the art on the walls to some of the up-cycled funky furniture – even if you don’t buy anything you’ll come away filled with ideas for your own space.
It’s a clever mix of old (flagstones rescued from Glastonbury Abbey during the dissolution of the monasteries)  and new (industrial lighting, rubber floors in the showers) which not many folk would attempt – never mind pull off perfectly. You’ll sleep like logs in bedrooms with no light pollution and no noisy traffic, there are heart-stopping views from most windows, a sweet little cottage garden to potter in and plenty of room at the copper-topped big table and a great village pub only 2 minutes walk away.

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About Godney Arts House

Suitable For

It's difficult to say which is our favourite room or spot as each part of the house is so individual and filled with so much detail.

So.... it has to be the flagstone floors, which are ancient and really massive! For a domestic building the size of these flagstones don't make sense – they are reputed to have been taken from Glastonbury Abbey during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The flagstones are lain directly on the earth, and are so big that when we renovated the house we didn't want to lift them to put damp-proof membrane underneath, as we would never have been able to lay them again. Goodness knows how they were transported here and how much manpower was used to lay them.


No light pollution, starry nights, no noise. Lots of wildlife ... barn owls, kingfishers, kestrels, red kites.

The moody misty autumn mornings, the starling murmurations dancing in the sky at dusk.

The massive sky of the Somerset Levels which brings a special quality of light.

Only an hour to Bristol or Bath, 40 minutes to Frome and Bruton, and a quick drive back to Godney and peace and quiet again.

Food & Drink

Only 15 minutes away Roger Wilkins cider farm at Mudgley is one of the few remaining authentic cider farms in Somerset, with local cheeses, pickles, and Wilkins cider available to try and buy.

Sweets Tea Rooms Peat & Science museum near Westhay Moor, 10 minutes drive.

Goodfellows restaurant, Wells, especially known for fish dishes,

The Subhouse, Wells – great burgers and smoked meats, a selection of craft beers and interesting industrial interior design.

The Queen Vic, Priddy, about 20 minutes' drive away, with open fires, flagstones,  traditional pub food and great atmosphere.

Rainbows End, Glastonbury – the original vegetarian cafe loved by Michael Eavis!

Hundred Monkeys, Glastonbury – good selection of homebaked breads, cakes and more.

Roth bar & grill at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, is never disappointing.

The Oakhill Inn – fabulous service, great with children and offering superb Sunday lunches, a 30-minute drive away.

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Godney Arts House is located at Thornreed Studio Lower Godney Somerset BA5 1RZ

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Getting There

From the M5: exit at junction 23 onto the A39 to Glastonbury, turn left at the roundabout onto the B3151. Turn right onto Godney Road, left onto Godney Drive, and Godney Arts House will be on the left.

Guests will need a car as there is no public transport. Bristol International airport is easy to get to/from only 40 minutes away. Castle Cary, Bristol Temple Meads & Bath Spa rairway stations are also 40/50  minutes with great connections from London and te South West