The Bedrooms

The Bodkin offers 11 ensuite rooms and excellent, freshly prepared food. Because the building enjoys a grade 2 listing the accommodation is designed to complement the configuration of the property. Whilst rooms vary in shape and size each offers a interesting expression of traditional country design with modern ensuite facilities.

Each room has its own unique character all named after famous female authors in honour of Jane Austen who visited Bodkin House as a child and mentions visiting the coaching inn in her first novel ‘Northanger Abbey’.

All rooms offer private bath or shower facilities, direct dial telephone, tea & coffee making, hair dryer, digital TV and secure wireless broadband facilities. You can choose from doubles, twins, a triple and two family suites each of which is finished to the same high standard of comfort.

The Gardens

Bodkin house is blessed with a unique location and three acres of beautiful grounds. You can enjoy a quiet drink or a meal on the sun deck, take tea on the tea lawn or simply stroll around the grounds. Younger guests are not forgotten. There’s plenty of lawn space for them and they can also enjoy their own designated play area under the control of their parents.

Water Feature

A particularly attractive feature is the water garden which features two ponds, three waterfalls and two streams. At night subtle lighting enhances the nocturnal colours.

The Bodkin’s History

Originally owned by the Badminton Estate, the earliest parts of the building remain from a twelfth century priory, which was destroyed by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries. The present building began life in the mid 17th century as a Posting House serving the Bath – Stroud route.

During its long life many famous guests have been entertained including Jane Austen who came as a child and then featured Petty France in her novel ‘Northanger Abbey’. She is also reputed to have signed one of the first floor windows with her diamond ring – a fashionable habit at that time.

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