About US..

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Luke Sturman and Melanie Carr are both hoteliers, who had decided to take a break from corporate hospitality to own and run their own small hotel in Axbridge, Somerset. Since purchasing The Oakhouse Hotel in September 2014, they have made a huge difference in the direction the hotel was taking. As well as seeing our Trip Advisor rank move up in a very competitive area, we have also been awarded 5 stars and 2 rosettes from the AA!

Here at The Oakhouse our customer focused team strive to make your stay with us one to remember, from our beautiful individually appointed rooms to our excellent restaurant. Perfection is unattainable, however we reach for it in every department and our hard work has been awarded not only by the AA, but by the most important people in our business...OUR GUESTS!

The Oak House has a colourful history, which many of our returning guests tell us is still alive in the look and feel of the hotel. Equally we our proud to be complimented on our hospitality and welcoming atmosphere. The huge open fire place and exposed walls were an original feature of this listed historical building. A previous owner and keen caver, Nick Barrington created the internal beauty of The Oak we see today and the stories from past visits are still shared generously with us from time to time.

Having spent their careers with various international hotel and restaurant groups, Luke and Mel were attracted by The Oak's charm and have built the team since 2014 to create the warmth and welcome felt in the hotel today. The team ensure that our restaurant guests are always delighted by the food quality and equally surprised with the gorgeous bedroom facilities. Our guests rate us as exceptional and most importantly, they return. We have been awarded 2 Rosettes by the AA and a 5 star status for our accommodation. Luke and Mel are proud to maintain the reputation which has always been known of The Oak and are equally delighted to surprise and welcome our guests who haven't visited us for thirty or forty years...