The Past at Present

An invitation to savour the good life to a world where Edwardian splendour rubs shoulders with 21st Century comfort.

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Welcome

We are pleased to announce we have opened our doors and take immense pleasure and pride in welcoming you to our slightly unusual home and secret interior.

Today the house is known as forty winks guest house & residence after undergoing a recent sumptuous eye-grabbing renovation from the grand old building’s former life as a gentleman’s abode. Where classic period design playfully and niche’ly merge with an imaginative blend of the unusual, outrageous and the intriguing, assembled on globe trotting adventures, past and present, with a nod to the slightly eccentric and plenty of theatrical flourishes creating a special atmosphere with a surprise behind every corner and something to reveal behind every door.

Our Rooms

Master Bedroom

From £160 per night

For a truly indulgent treat spend a night in unadulterated luxury. The living area is complimented with silk-covered tufted sofa and chairs, roll-top bath located in the generous bay window.

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Second Floor Suite

From £140 per night

Ideal for extended stays or an indulgent treat. Located to the front of the property each suite is perfectly placed to gaze at the must-see cathedral & castle world heritage site.

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First Floor Suite

From £140 per night

Ideal for extended stays or an indulgent treat. Located to the front of the property each suite is perfectly placed to gaze at the must-see cathedral & castle world heritage site.

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Courtyard Room

From £130 per night

Should you fancy a change or more space why not book this spacious bedroom with plenty of quirky touches perfect for longer stays.

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Cosy Crash Pad

From £110 per night

Ideal for short stays, discreet small yet perfectly formed combining contemporary serene interiors with all the essentials.

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