A country home in the heart of the picturesque village of Dowlish Wake, Somerset

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Time out at Perry’s Cider

Since giving up the ‘proper job’ to run the Bed & Breakfast, I’ve developed a strong aversion to sitting at a desk! It’s hard to believe that for over 20 years I spent most of my days sitting behind one desk or another; now the thought of it is enough to have me searching out […]

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Signs of Spring

Another wet day here at Brook House but at least it’s getting milder and we’re encouraged by plenty of signs of Spring which we spotted on this morning’s dog walk. Primroses are emerging along the route of our morning walk and we even spotted these amazing Scarlet Elfcups – aren’t they fabulous?! A little bit […]

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Spring forward with the Brook House cookery demonstrations

  With the arrival of Spring, Brook House has enjoyed hosting its recent round of cookery demonstrations. From the delicious Afghan cookies with coffee at the start of the day, to the elderflower cocktails by the Aga, the day was as much about being nurtured as it was about being inspired and eased through Springtime […]

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Here we come a wassailing….

This weekend’s guests had quite a surprise on Saturday evening as they found themselves inadvertently taking part in the inaugural wassailing ceremony in our neighbouring cider orchard. Our lovely, hard working friends at  Perrys Cider Mill http://www.perryscider.co.uk warmly invited us to join in with all the excitement and who could possibly turn down the opportunity to […]

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New Year, New Venture for Brook House

Happy New Year to all you wonderful people who are taking the time to read this blog! I’m pleased to report that Brook House has emerged from a busy festive time during which we can safely say we mastered the Danish concept of hygge. Our lucky guests were enveloped in a constant glow of coziness and good […]

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