The Oakhouse Hotel, Axbridge, Somerset

Axbridge is at the foot of the Mendip Hills and on the Strawberry Line. Whether you fancy a hearty walk along the Mendips, a stroll around the reservoir, a leisurely cycle ride, or even a historic walk around our old town, why not make a day of it and visit us in the medieval square in the heart of Axbridge.

The Oakhouse Hotel,

The Square,



BS26 2A

The Strawberry Line and Cheddar Gorge 
The old Cheddar railway line became known as The Strawberry Line because of the volume of locally-grown strawberries that it carried to London Markets. It is now a traffic free route across Somerset, linking Yatton & Cheddar, with plans for it to continue to Shepton Mallet. Popular with cyclists, walkers, runners and wheel chair users.  
One of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks, Cheddar Gorge & Caves holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. It is also an international centre for caving and rock climbing. 
There is so much on the hotel’s doorstep, it is the perfect base to explore the local area or pop in for a quick bite to eat whilst passing by.  

The local area of Axbridge

Axbridge is a charming market town on the edge of the Mendips, near to Cheddar. 

Axbridge can trace its history back to the time of King Alfred – when it was one of the 30 places fortified to defend Wessex against the Vikings.

The Medieval square, where the hotel is situated, leads into the centre of this picturesque town. 

Opposite the hotel is King John’s Hunting Lodge, an early Tudor timber-frame wool merchant’s house, circa 1500, the museum provides an insight into local history. Open March through until October. 

Next to the hotel is the 13th century St John’s Church, dating back to 1245. The Churchyard contains a Commonwealth War Grave of a Dorsetshire Regiment soldier of World War II.

Bristol Airport
Bristol Airport parking and terminal are situated just 7 miles from the Oakhouse Hotel, making us perfect for an overnight stay ahead of a flight or if you are flying into Bristol and looking for an idyllic Somerset hideaway – look no further than the Oakhouse. 
Providing breakfast, Wi-Fi, comfortable rooms and a relaxing view over the historic medieval square of Axbridge, we are sure you will find something to suit you at the Oakhouse Hotel. 
We have a varied menu offering, ensuring that you will find something of interest whether you are staying with us on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, stopping by for breakfast or enjoying some tapas dishes from our bar menu ahead of your flight. 

Sidcot School

Sidcot School is one of the finest private schools situated in the South West and is less than a 5 minute drive from the Oakhouse Hotel, just outside the village of Winscombe. We are perfectly situated whether you are visiting your son or daughter whilst they are boarding or if you are attending an introductory school visit.

We have welcomed the families and parents of Sidcot School students for many years and are very happy to have you become part of the family for a few weeks with us if your child is attending a summer camp at Sidcot. We have a range of menu’s to hold your attention, a relaxing lounge area and 10 beautifully appointed en suite bedrooms.

We are able to organise transport for ease of transit to the school on request for you.

How to get here
Road Directions
Leave the M5 at junction 22 and take the A38 towards Bristol. At the village of Cross turn right onto the A371 and follow signs to Axbridge. 
Public Transport
Rail: Closest railway station is Weston-Super-Mare 10 miles away
Bus: Local bus services to Wells and Weston-Super-Mare
Airport: Closest airport – Bristol International, 7 miles away

Photo Credit: SPG Property, Sidcott School. 

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