The Old Reading Rooms is a Grade II Listed town house offering spacious accommodation for up to 4 guests over three floors together with a courtyard to the rear of the property. Situated in Wiveliscombe, a bustling town, and providing great access to the Brendon Hills, the Quantocks, and Exmoor.
This Grade II Listed town house offers a wealth of character features and is believed to date back to 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The foundation stone is believed to have been laid by William Hancock on the 24th June 1887 and the Reading Room was opened a year later. Originally the ground floor was divided into two reading rooms, one for the public and the other for subscribers and on the first floor originally housed a billiard room and a snuggery.
The property has now been converted into a superb holiday accommodation for up to 4 guests. The entrance hall leads into a 30' kitchen/dining room with high ceiling, cornices, stained glass windows, and attractive timbered floor there is a cloakroom and rear porch with access to courtyard. Off the hallway is a walk-in shower with hand basin.
Stairs lead up to the first floor which opens out into a magnificent double storey lounge and also has the bedroom and a family bathroom together with a galleried bedroom which is reached by a large spiral staircase from which superb views can be enjoyed.
Sleeps up to 4 guests
One double (king-size bed) and one twin bedroom
Spacious kitchen/dining room
Ground floor shower room plus separate toilet
Twin bedroom on the first floor
Family bathroom with bath, toilet and hand basin
Galleried bedroom above the lounge accessed via a spiral staircase
Private and enclosed courtyard with outside table and chairs
Dogs welcome (2 max) for £15 supplement per dog
Wifi, gas-fired central heating and electricity included
Bed linen and towels provided
Arrive from 4 pm
Depart by 10 am
The modern kitchen has been fitted with all new appliances, including fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, plus kettle, toaster, a variety of cookware, utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
A television with full Sky package is situated in the lounge. Wireless internet is fibre optic super fast broadband, which is available at no extra cost. A hair dryer, iron and ironing board are all provided for your convenience.
Electricity and heating costs are included in the price of your accommodation. The Old Reading Rooms has central heating throughout which will be programmed for you but can be adjusted to suit your preferences.
Bed linen, duvets, blankets and towels are provided for your convenience, but please bring your own beach towels if you wish to take towels with you on day trips.
Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement (maximum of 2) for a supplement of £15 per dog. Please do not allow your dogs on the furniture and do not leave them alone in the property at any time.
Please note, the property is strictly non-smoking.
To the rear of the property there is an enclosed courtyard.
The Old Reading Rooms benefits from one allocated off-street parking space, just 50 metres from the front door. You can also park for free for 30 minutes on the roadside outside the property, this will enable you to unload/load your car directly outside the property. In addition, there are two free car parks in Wiveliscombe, both within 5 minutes walk from the property. North Street is slightly closer, the other one is Croft Way.