A slice of heaven resides in a 15th century house, tucked away in Somerset, England, offering intimate and indulgent getaways of re-engineered British cuisine, unique rooms and 7-acres of beautiful and quintessentially English garden with 200-year old cedars and ancient hedges of box and yew.
Langford Fivehead is perfectly suited for guests who wish to spend their holiday in rural England without having to travel too far afield. Operating officially in 2013 after taking over from previous owners, this 'restaurant with room' is managed by Olly and Rebecca Jackson. Langford Fivehead hosts an elegant drawing room for evening drinks, a beautiful garden for games and picnics, and 6 unique bedrooms where you can relax in total tranquillity.
Langford Fivehead is steeped in history and through the ages, many owners have left their mark; records show a dwelling on the site since 1251 and former occupants including a Civil War Royalist, a famous harpsichord maker and a film director.
In 2000, this 300-year old historic building was lavished with luxurious touches such as underfloor heating, Kevin McCloud lighting and Mark Wilkinson joinery to complement and highlight the character of the building. Original flagstoned halls, cracked beams and stone lintels with scratched graffiti remain cared for, but untouched.
This magnificent room is named in honour of the owner of the house in the mid-1600s, who chiselled his name into the hamstone fireplace. It spans the central section of the house; the strapwork ceiling was copied from a property belonging to Elizabeth of York, who married Henry VII. As well as a vast four-poster bed, the room has views over the grounds to the north and south, a comfortable sitting area, roll top bath and wood panelled en-suite shower room.
Richardson has a twin or super-king size double bed, it is lined in a soothing cream and burgundy décor with spectacular views of the grounds. The en-suite bathroom has a rain-shower and bath.
Jessie de Mowbray Matterson has a four-poster bed, an original feature fireplace, a comfortable seating area and an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.
Sybilla de Gundvill also has a four-poster bed backing onto an original panelled wall with the muted gold and cream décor offering warmth and comfort with an en-suite bathroom.
In 1960s, the resident of the house George Willoughby bought the film rights to the famous novel title by Ian Fleming - Diamond Smugglers, however it was not to be made into a movie. The contemporary setting and light walls of this room suits anyone who wishes to stay in a room that has both elements of old and new. The king-size bed has a stunning pewter bedstead and the en-suite bathroom has a shower.
The 10 July 1645 room takes inspiration from The Battle of Langport, the First English Civil War battle which took place just 5-miles from Langford Fivehead. This room is a queen-size double bed room that is decorated in calming French country style cream. The bathroom, with bath and shower is directly adjacent to the bedroom with a heavy curtain across both doors to maintain complete privacy.
We accept cash, credit cards, personal cheques with supporting cheque guarantee cards and travellers' cheques.
Guests may check in from 3.00 pm; an earlier check-in time can be made by prior arrangement.
Guests are asked to vacate their rooms by 11.00am on the morning of departure to enable us to prepare the rooms for the next visitors.
Self-drive cars and taxis can be arranged through Reception. Although, we recommend advance bookings be made where possible.
Children aged 12 years and above are welcome at Langford Fivehead.
Any cancellations need to be made 48 hours prior to the date of arrival in order to avoid being charged in full for your booking. In the event that your room can be re-occupied, cancellation charges will be refunded.
In case of illness, please contact Reception who can organise the appropriate medical care.
Should you wish to use the phone in your room, please dial '9' for an outside line and then dial the number you require. Room-to-room calls have not been facilitated to ensure guest privacy. However, if you dial '0' for Reception, our staff can assist to direct your call.
Calls to all local and national landline numbers are free.
Some service providers may have limited connection. We recommend using O2 service provider.
Should you wish to use our fax, we charge 50p per page to send and receive.
All public area and most rooms are Wi-Fi enabled at no extra charge. The public network is not password protected.
On the back of your bedroom door you will find details of action to be taken in the event of a fire. Please acquaint yourselves with these procedures and methods of escape once you have settled into your room, and please inform us if you are hard of hearing or have any special difficulties. Fire action plan will be in room folder, not on door. The muster point is on the front lawn.
An iron and ironing board is available in your room. The hotel do small quantities of laundry in-house for a flat fee of £5.00. Clothes will be laundered as per washing instruction in the item unless express other instruction are given. This service is available Monday to Friday.
Should you require a newspaper, please inform Reception before 9.00pm the night before. The cost will automatically be charged to your room bill.
If you are exploring the area, or indeed just wish to have something with you for your journey, then we would be delighted to provide you with a picnic lunch. These can be ordered the night before that particular day.
Monday to Friday: 8am - 10am
Weekends: 8.30am - 10.30am
7pm - 9pm Tuesday to Saturday
Kitchen is closed on Sunday evening and Monday by prior arrangement for residents only.
As per UK legislation, the property is a smoke free zone. If you wish to smoke, please request for an ashtray to be taken outside with you. Guests are not allowed to smoke at the doorways of the hotel.
Articles of value may be deposited at Reception. The hotel is not responsible for valuables left in guests' rooms or elsewhere in the hotel. May we also advise you not to leave valuables in cars as the hotel is not liable for losses from, or damage to, vehicles in the car park.
While you're here, you can enjoy and immerse in:
Explore interesting historical spots such as:
This offer includes:
Based on two sharing
Valid Tuesday to Thursday - multiple nights may be booked; when this is the case afternoon tea will consist of tea and biscuits only on subsequent afternoons
|Jessie, Sybilla and Richardson||£225.00|
|Diamond Smugglers and 10th July||£195.00|
Bookings can be made direct on 01460 282020 or on our website using booking code starting MID
Offer not applicable in July or August
Book dinner, bed and breakfast on a Saturday night and add the Friday night on for just £100.00 - regardless of your room type (subject to availability)
The logic behind this rate is to enable you to wake up refreshed on Saturday morning and make the most of your day in the heart of the Somerset Levels.
We know it can be a nightmare getting out of the city, dropping off the little darlings or even just getting out of work on a Friday - so the thought of rushing to a hotel just adds to the stress.
The terms of this rate mean that we don't expect you until 9pm or later – but you get the travelling out of the way, a cracking night's sleep and full English breakfast, served until 10am the next morning – setting you up for the day and enabling you to have full benefit of Langford Fivehead and the surrounding area.
Your two night booking can be made direct on 01460 282020 or on our website using booking code starting REF
Offer not applicable in July or August
Booking a room on bed and breakfast and expecting to arrive late?
A late supper can be arranged (must be pre-booked) consisting of a plate of good west country cheese and locally cured meats (or vegetarian things if required) and a couple of glasses of house wine. The cost for this is £20.00 per person and can be served until 11pm removing any restriction on your arrival time.
Please request this in the booking notes or call 01460 282020 to arrange