The Lynch Country House bed and breakfast is a Grade II listed property built in 1812 and is a classic example of Georgian architecture strongly based on symmetry, perspective and values of formal classical temple structure. The Lynch sits in the heart of lush Somerset countryside on the edge of the delightful medieval market town of Somerton, the ancient capital of Wessex. The house reflects the feeling of restful tranquillity that surrounds it. The interior has been lovingly restored and refurbished with antiques. It is intimate and very comfortable.
It features a period 'Sun Bonnet Lantern' at the apex of the house, designed to flood the central core of the building with sunlight. Guests can climb the stairs to the observation deck at the top of the house. On a clear day they will enjoy far reaching views of the grounds, Somerton and beyond.
The word 'lynch' means 'a ridge or terrace on the face of a down' and the house stands at the top of the ridge leading down to the Cary river valley. We planted more than 2800 trees 20 years ago and more adventurous guests are most welcome to explore the surrounding woods which are home to much wildlife.
The well tended grounds include a large lawned area, topiary, a rill, many specimen trees and flowers and a lake stocked with a variety of ornamental fish and our famous resident Black Swans.