About Us

We are Mike and Michele Maltby and Knapp House is our "new career" after a lifetime in the Royal Navy (Mike) and Television (Michele).  

When you stay with us at Knapp House we want you to be able to relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful parts of the country.  We have stayed in a lot of holiday accommodation ourselves over the years and we know that it is the little touches that make all the difference.  So you will find fluffy white towels, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and a welcome tray of homemade scones with our own jelly or or jam and Knapp House tea, blended by D.J.Miles just down the road in Porlock.  Each lodge is styled differently to reflect the history and surroundings of this beautiful Art and Crafts house and its tranquil setting.  

Our ambition is to offer all the freedom of self-catering but with the touches you would expect from a good country house hotel.  Over time we hope to be adding pampering, film nights in our own cinema, and fresh veggies from the walled kitchen garden - have a peak at the renovations when you are with us!

Knapp House has an interesting history.  It was built for an industrialist as a hunting/shooting lodge and in its' time it has been a boys prep school and a residential home.  

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We had the most amazing week here. We can highly recommend.

Paul, Maggie & Peanuts
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