The Manor House Bed and Breakfast, in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Welcome to The Manor House

Staying at the Grade II* listed Manor House set in the tiny and tranquil hamlet of West Compton is a uniquely pleasant and unforgettable experience.  The house dates from the late 15th century and was originally owned by Glastonbury monks.

There is a small library with comfortable chairs and a television.  From the drawing room, with its beautiful plaster-work ceiling, a Jacobean staircase leads to the first floor and the guest bedrooms in a private wing of the house.

The bedrooms, grouped round a stylish bathroom, are beautifully decorated and the antique furnishings include hand crafted bed heads and rich fabrics.

The house stands in eight acres, and the stone walled garden with its rose pergola, knot garden and fish pond provides a peaceful and beautiful place to relax.

Your hosts are Harriet and Bryan Ray.

Harriet was brought up in the Lake District.  During the 1980’s she worked and lived in the North West Frontier of Pakistan and Afghanistan where she founded a silk weaving project.  Later she helped organise and drive lorries with food and medical supplies to Bosnia during the conflict there.

Bryan spent 30 years in the British Army.  He served in North and East Africa, Cyprus, Suez, Southern Arabia and Northern Ireland.  As a young officer he was seconded to the Somaliland Scouts and, much later, commanded a battalion in Oman during the Dhofar campaign.  On leaving the Army, Bryan worked in the security business in countries of conflict.