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Godney Arts House & Thornreed Studio

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Godney Arts House Self catering artist-designed house families welcome sleeps 8. Thornreed B & B for 2 adults Wells/Glastonbury

nr Wells
Somerset, England

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Booking Enquiry Website

Godney Arts House uber cool self catering property. It has a stunning artist interior in rustic-luxe style with eccentric retro touches. The house, a Georgian Somerset farmhouse, has recently been refurbished and features 3 large bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, entrance hall, family kitchen, living room with woodburner & dining room. Outside is a small cottage garden. It sleeps 4 to 8 guests on a self-catering basis. We welcome families.

Complete your day with a drink and a meal at excellent village pub The Sheppey which is only a few minutes walk away with great music, fantastic food, eclectic interior and decking next to the river. It is advisable to pre-book for food.

Surrounded by peat moors and with no light pollution, Lower Godney is a small village on the Somerset Levels 3 miles from Glastonbury 4 miles from Wells. Otters play in the river at the bottom of the garden, peace and quiet with lots of wild birds, especially birds of prey, the Autumnal starling murmuration and star gazing at night.

Sorry no dogs. Free WiFi and parking.

Prices for Godney Arts House - which sleeps up to 8 guests are from £490 for a 2 night mid-week stay, £650 for a 3 night weekend stay and £950 for weekly stays. This is on a self-catering basis. Friday changeover day.

Thornreed Studio is an award-winning B&B chic barn conversion with 1 bedroom for 2 adults. With retro furniture, a large double bedroom with stone walls & unique ensuite bathroom & wet room. Enjoy breakfast with views overlooking the beautiful wilds of the Somerset Levels.

The barn was originally built in the 1800s. The owners converted Thornreed Studio 10 years ago and it has been featured on a BBC Design series. The barn is stylishly furnished with 50's & 60's furniture with a few contemporary pieces. The large bedroom has its own private ensuite wet room with loo, handbasin, separate shower and bath, towels provided. Bedroom and wet room have stone walls and polished concrete floors with under floor heating a King size bed, DAB radio with bluetooth connection. (bath only available in Winter as the woodburner provides the hot water for bath).

The barn is reverse accommodation and breakfast is taken upstairs in the dining room which has fantastic views across the Somerset Levels to Glastonbury Tor on one side and the Mendip Hills to the other.

The owners, Simon and Jane, also live in the property.

Prices for neighbouring Thornreed Studio - for 2 guests - are £95 a night including breakfast with a 2 night minimum stay.

Fee WiFi & parking

Please click the Booking Enquiry link above to get in touch or the Website link for more information, price and to book online

Room Types:

  • Family Rooms (2 Adults / 2 Kids)
  • Double Ensuite
  • Accommodation for 5+
  • Twin


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Bristol / Exeter


  • Car parking
seating where breakfast is served
woodburning stove at Thornreed Studio
bathroom with special features
chich barn conversion
open plan living area under beams
living room at GAH
kitchen in GAH
double bedroom in Godney Arts House
the bedroom with stone wall

Velvet darkness
by Jo
on August 28, 2015
There is so much to recommend this place but a few highlights are:
Switch out the light at night and total darkness enfolds you... I spent several minutes giggling with delight as I waved my hands in front of my face. We had a cloudy night so there was not even starlight creeping through the windows.
Wallowing in the huge, free standing bath tub whilst appreciating my lovely chap's soapy physique as he showered across the other side of the open-plan wet-room.
The hosts - welcoming and interesting/interested, they offered the perfect balance of sociability and privacy - a rare skill!
The atmosphere - relaxed, arty, eclectic and just a little bit cheeky (right up our street).
Thank you Jane & Simon, your home is an absolute delight!
Silence is golden
by Dr Peter Dwyer & Meeta Tailor
on July 21, 2015
The surrounding silence is deafening, the company of the hosts is charming, interesting and insightful. But the best surprise was the shower! Its a big, bold and beautifully crafted space to just shower and dream.....
Review from February 2015
by Adam
on March 22, 2015
When we arrived Jane greeted us and we immediately felt welcome, settled, warm and ready to relax. The barn oozed character, effortless style and charm and was the big appeal of wanting to stay here, and we weren't disappointed! Jane and Simon were really fantastic hosts, very friendly and warm and owe them many thanks. Don't change anything! We had a fantastic time as you can probably tell! You made us feel very welcome and comfortable straight away and really were great hosts!
Review from November 2014
by Nicole
on March 22, 2015
Jane and Simon were amazing weekend hosts, this was actually my second visit because I couldn't wait to go back after my first experience. Their home reflects the creative personalities they are, it is a special place full of their personal touches and treasures from their adventures. There is tons to do within the surrounding villages, Wells has the famous cathedral and a buzzing Saturday market.