The Ammerdown Centre

Radstock, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast

Tranquillity and birdsong… retreats, courses, meditation, quiet days. Surrounded by landscaped gardens and woodland - friendly staff too


28 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


If you want to write undisturbed, enrol on one of the courses or escape and meditate, this is just the ticket. It’s incredibly peaceful. Helpful, friendly staff welcome you at reception; functional communal spaces include a bar, TV lounge and library. Simple en suite bedrooms are clean as a whistle; the trio of rooms across the courtyard are bigger. Breakfast is continental, lunches are generous, suppers light. You can enjoy the beautiful gardens, swim in the pool in summer, ponder in the all faiths chapel, read by pots of geraniums, walk in woodland. It’s not luxurious or typically homely but we admire the ethos of this place.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 9.30am, please get in touch for late check out
27 December to 1 January.
Lunch £14. Dinner £14. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £94
Supper, B&B £61 per person per night. Lunch, supper, afternoon tea & B&B £84 per person per night.
3 Twins
From £94
16 Twins
From £94
16 Singles
From £47
8 Doubles
From £94
1 Family room for 4
From £188


Ammerdown is a place of peace, tranquility and hospitality and an ideal place for a retreat, quite day or conference. Excellent staff and a friendly relaxed environment mean we come back several times a year. Oh and the food is brilliant as well. Couldn't ask for better.

Derek, Bristol

I have been to Ammerdown many times, I love it, it is so peaceful. The grounds are amazing to wander through and the chapel is so restful. Everywhere is so clean and the staff do everything they can to look after you and make you feel at home. The food is wonderful as well, so much of it and all home cooked. I cant wait till my next visit.

Anne, Barnstaple

This was my 5th Christmas at Ammerdown, hopefully it won't be my last. It is a very safe and peaceful place to be. Above all it is inspirational. All the facilities are excellent as is the food. The staff are always welcoming, kind and helpful. The Chapel is a special place for any religion or none. The grounds provide space for peace, quiet and contemplation. There is a wide range of courses for mind, body and soul, but also interesting and challenging arts and crafts ones too, I highly recommend Ammerdown.

Kay, Tavistock

Ammerdown is a beautiful, peaceful friendly place to stay. Staff are really good at being there if you need anything and not being there if you want peace and quiet and your own space. Plenty of good home cooked food with delicious puds! Wonderful walks. There is a really lovely feel about the place. I think because it's set in its own grounds, the outside world just doesn't exist while your there!

Joanne, Bath

I've been to Ammerdown a number of times now and keep returning because it's such a sanctuary. The staff are absolutely lovely, the building and grounds are particularly beautiful and the food is great too. I can't recommend this place highly enough - a nourishing retreat for the soul.

Beth, London

A lovely place of calm and efficiency. Pleasant and helpful staff. Comfortable, clean and un-pretentious décor. Beautiful grounds.

Sian, Bridgwater, somerset

An oasis of calm surrounded by lovely gardens.Friendly and helpful staff with good food and amenities.

Jenn, Bristol

As soon as you arrive at Ammerdown you feel 'at home'. There is a relaxing,tranquility about the centre. The staff are so welcoming and cannot do enough to improve your stay. I visit twice a year for a weekend to study and indulge in my creativity. I love it.

Veronica, Burnham on sea

This is a tranquil and beautiful setting to holiday. Food excellent. Rooms spacious. Atmosphere welcoming. Easy travel to surrounding areas.

Geraldine, Exeter

Ammerdown is a lovely place, with a very special atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and clean, the food is tasty and excellent and all the staff are helpful. The gardens and grounds are wonderful places to walk and explore. All in all great and superb value for money.

Elizabeth, Brighton

The atmosphere at Ammerdown is unique: peaceful, self indulgent, creative and above all kind - kindness from the staff and kind to yourself. Clean, warm and bright accommodation, wonderfully simple but everso tasty home-cooked food, tranquil gardens and surrounding countryside, exceptionally good service from caring and attentive staff and lots of different courses to enjoy if wished. This is definitely somewhere to stay if you're looking for time and space for yourself, or as a quiet stop-over between busy schedules.

Jo, Gloucester

A beautiful place to stay. The staff were very attentive and welcoming. The bedrooms large, bright and comfortable. The food was delicious. Lovely grounds to walk through and plenty of walks from the centre. I loved the morning and evening services in the chapel. It was a truly wonderful experience staying at Ammerdown.

Jane, Cardigan

Lovely peaceful place to stay. Food is excellent and accommodation is very good. Staff are lovely and will to do everything they can to ensure a pleasant stay. Great place to go and forget about the world. I would strongly recommend it.

Richard, Watford

Ammerdown is just the place to get away from it all. They have comfortable accommodation, serve good food and there are wonderful grounds to wander. The staff are really helpful. They’ll leave you in peace if you want, but are super responsive if you need anything and are always on hand to engage in friendly conversation with a smile. If you want to read or write in peace, walk in tranquil surroundings or simply be yourself for a few days without the distractions and pressures of your usual routine, Ammerdown is the place to go.

Barry, Newton abbot

Ammerdown is very welcoming. Excellent home cooked food and has a lovely relaxing environment.

M, Gosport

Peace! Place to relax with a purpose. Excellent food. Interesting guests. Many walks so no need to use the car. Highly recommended. Ps. Not sure of date of visit!

Philip, Cambridge

I was very impressed with Ammerdown when i stayed there last year i went on a private stay basis I was impressed by the peaceful surroundings and relaxing atmostphere the food was great to i would certainly consider staying there again and would recommend anyone staying there

Debbie, Yate

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Jefferyes

  • Just on our doorstep: miles of easy walking, hiking and bicycle trails across beautiful woodlands and stunning open landscape Ask for a packed lunch and set off to discover the idyllic Somerset countryside surrounding Ammerdown.
  • Ideally located for visits to Bath (10 miles), Wells (13 miles), Bristol (18 miles) and Glastonbury (19 miles).
  • The excellent Bath's Park and Ride is of easy access, only 20 minutes away. Enjoy a stress-free visit to this UNESCO World Heritage City. There is so much history to enjoy, so many shops and lovely eating places, that one day will simply not be enough!
  • Frome is only 15 minutes away. It is a gem of a small town, with bags of character, lots of vibrant independent shops, an array of delightful coffee shops and eating places, and a famous street market. A really nice contrast to a day in Bath or Bristol!
  • Mells Village is another gem, only 15 minutes away. Stop at the lovely community coffee shop, lunch at the popular pub 'The Talbot', have afternoon tea at the Walled Garden. Don't miss the Tithe Barn and the famous church where Siegfried Sassoon is buried.
  • And if all this is not enough, World Heritage site Stonehenge, Stourhead's world-famous National Trust gardens, King Alfred Tower, Wookey Hole and Longleat's Safari and Adventure Park are only short drives away. We call it being spoilt for choice!