Dance Holidays at The Wessex – Street, Somerset

Wessex Ballroom

The air conditioned ballroom, with a dedicated floor area of some 67ft by 34ft, is rated the very best on which our guests have danced, and it is true to say that they return many times for the delight and pleasure of dancing on this floor. For this reason we host many of our optional tuition weekends at this venue.

Food and Restaurant

Having enjoyed some 12 holidays a year at this venue since 2008 Carole and I can confirm that the restaurant and the meals were rated highly by 95% of our guests. The restaurant ambience is very comfortable, with hot breakfast and our evening meals served at the tables.

Rooms and Public Areas

Bedrooms have been recently refurbished, with a high standard of bathroom. The rooms are rated as ‘very good’ by 75% of our visitors and ‘good’ by the remainder. The layout of the hotel means you pass through the Reception, with the Bar to your right and the Restaurant to your left.

The owners, manager and staff at the hotel (a sister hotel to the Durrant House Hotel) continue to raise the standards in every area of its service, housekeeping and food, and Carole and I are entirely satisified that all new visitors will thoroughly enjoy their stay.

Testimonials

Thank you so much again for the lovely weekend we had with you in Street. You made it so special by always making sure that all your guests were happy! We had such a good time with lots of dancing to your beautiful music. The food was very good this year and the staff were so efficient and friendly. Everything was planned to perfection which can't be easy with so many guests! Looking forward to next New Years Eve celebrations.

— Evelyn and Russell

Last minute booking handled very efficiently. Excellent tuition

— John Austin

This was our first time with you and we were not sure what to expec, every one was great and made us feel part of the dance family, R&O were very good

— geatkinson

Paul, Carole, you both do a great job, thank you. Ryan and Olesia are very skillful and friendly they provide a great experience. Keep up the good work.

— Mr & Mrs Colcombe

As usual Ryan & Olesia were patient and clear during the tuition and we've come away with a lovely new routine. The Wessex floor is always good and as usual the music makes you want to dance

— Peter Short

Thank you for a lovely weekend at the Wessex. It was truly amazing. Lovely people, great food and most of all fantastic music. Dancers have to FEEL the music to dance and you certainly provide that. The most outstanding memory for me is the music that Paul played for the Catherine waltz - Hallelujah instrumental. The hairs on my arms prickled! We laughed and danced and had fun - what more could we ask for? 

— Anne Warricker

We had a fantastic time at the New Year dance break in Somerset. Very efficient administration from our first contact with the office and during the holiday. Superb dance floor and even better hosts. Thank you so much Carole and Paul, looking forward to next New Year's Eve already.

— Valerie McNeil

The staff were always on hand and always very helpful and polite.The standard and presentation of the food this year was absolutely wonderful. Considering the restaurant was very full and busy, we thought the staff were amazing. The rooms were serviced quickly and well and we never had to wait for it to be done. As always, a first class job. Carole and Paul always work so hard to make sure we all enjoy ourselves...thank you SO much, it really is appreciated

— Louisa Bird

Dance floor good and just right for number of people. Ballroom temperature ideal, as was the music volume. Good variety of dance music and balance of dance types.

— Philip Cridland

Amazing. Exemplary mass catering. A well balanced menu, cooked and presented to a high standard

— Peter Kay

We appreciate all the hard work which goes into organising such events and also the fact that Paul and Carol always care so much and make sure that everyone is happy!

— Russell Dyer

Just wanted to drop a line to thank you for our dance weekend at Street. We know this is hard work for you both and didn't want you to think it wasn't appreciated.  We know The Wessex is not a top dollar hotel but then we don't pay top dollar prices and it gives us a bed to sleep in and food to eat which we have always found adequate for our needs.  The one thing it has that is really good is the dance floor which on its own is of no use without good music to dance to and you give us this. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Thanks again to you both for a great weekend (next time can you order better weather). Joyce and John 2018

— Joyce & John

Tuition was excellent, friendly and very informative. Especially being able to record it! The evening dances were fabulously filled with excellent music from beginning to end. Thank you

— Joanne Debenham

Another high-value and low cost weekend from Paul and Carol at Dancebreaks.  The floor at Wessex was magnificent and the music unrelentingly good.  We saw some old friends and enjoyed meeting new people.  The hotel is slowly getting better at what it does and the staff are very good. Joseph and Rachel 2016

— Joseph and Rachel

We have just returned from our weekend with you at the Wessex Hotel in Street. We want you both to know how much we enjoyed ourselves. The tuition we received from Ryan and Olessia was pertinent, well explained and conveyed. I heard the same sentiments expressed by a former school teacher who was present this weekend too! We also enjoyed the food and the company and as always the wonderful music. The selection played on Saturday night was particularly inspiring. Thank you both for a lovely break and we look forward to seeing you in February for our next break.

— Roy and Hazel

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Places of Interest

Wells: See England’s smallest City! situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, the historic Cathedral City of Wells has all the modern conveniences plus charm, interesting shops, hotels and restaurants.

Glastonbury: The town of Glastonbury is particularly notable for the myths and legends surrounding a nearby hill, Glastonbury Tor, which rises up from the otherwise flat landscape of the somerset levels. These myths concern Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Grail, and also King Arthur.

Cheddar: The original home of the very English Cheddar Cheese. Today the village is a small town, and gets very busy in summer, with its tea shops and cheese shops. The village is sited next to Cheddar Gorge, which cuts through the Mendip Hills. The area is famous for its caves and potholes

Street: Street is notable for the number of shoe and sheepskin shops
adorning the high street shopping area. Clarks Village is the UK’s first and foremost outlet shopping centre and has established itself as one of the
premier shopping destinations in the country. With over 90 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique village
environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out! So find your Retail Therapy at Clarks Village, where value never goes out of fashion.

Birdwatchers’ paradise at Avalon Marshes, a 6 mile drive via A39 west of the hotel. Car park at ST449397 to visit Ham Wall, Ashcott Corner, and Shapwick Heath.

Glastonbury Extravaganza

Since 1996 the Extravaganza has been an annual event staged at Glastonbury Abbey. Recent concerts featuring Madness, Status Quo, Bjorn Again, Squeeze, Lulu, Van Morrison, Joss Stone and the West End show “Rat Pack live from Las Vegas” have increased the variety of the programme of entertainment. The beautiful grounds and special atmosphere of Glastonbury Abbey help make this one of the most memorable and successful outdoor events of its type.

Dancers…This COULD coincide with our Summer Ball weekend in August…
Check www.glastonburyextravaganza.com for dates & availability.

Local Tourist Information

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Address High Street Street Somerset BA16 0EF United Kingdom

Holidays at This Hotel

August 2019

Aug : 2nd - 4th (Fri - Sun)
Summer Ball Weekend

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

 

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

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September 2019

Sep : 13th - 15th (Fri - Sun)
Late Summer Ball Weekend with Opt Quickstep Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Optional Quickstep Tuition with Ryan & Olesia

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October 2019

Oct : 25th - 28th (Fri - Mon)
Late Autumn Ball Weekend with Opt Rumba Tuition, Cheryl Beresford

  • Tuition With Cheryl

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Rumba Tuition, Cheryl Beresford

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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November 2019

Nov : 15th - 17th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Ryan & Olesia

  • Tuition With Ryan & Olesia

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Optional Foxtrot Tuition with Ryan & Olesia

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December 2019

Dec : 30th - 2nd (Mon - Thu)
New Year Break

Whats Included

Sherry reception * Glitter Ball, New Years Eve Formal Ball and the grand finale Fancy Dress Ball, plus two tea dances * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified)

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January 2020

Jan : 17th - 19th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend, with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Emma & Lawrence

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional Foxtrot Tuition with Emma & Lawrence

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February 2020

Feb : 7th - 10th (Fri - Mon)
Weekend With British Professional Ballroom Champions with Cabaret and Tuition

  • Tuition with Mark & Olga

A weekend with British Professional Ballroom Champions with cabaret and optional up to five hours tuition, Mark & Olga Elsbury

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional ballroom technique tuition with Mark & Olga

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August 2020

Aug : 7th - 9th (Fri - Sun)
Summer Ball Weekend

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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September 2020

Sep : 11th - 13th (Fri - Sun)
Late Summer Ball Weekend

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

* Use of the ballroom for practice during the day sometimes time specified

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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October 2020

Oct : 16th - 18th (Fri - Sun)
Autumn Ball Weekend with Opt Rumba Tuition with Cheryl Beresford

  • Tuition With Cheryl

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional rumba tuition with Cheryl Beresford

A single supplement applies to this hotel

#WXWD161020

Oct : 23rd - 25th (Fri - Sun)
Late Autumn Ball Weekend with opt Cha Cha Tuition with Cheryl Beresford

  • Tuition With Cheryl

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional cha cha tuition with Cheryl Beresford

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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November 2020

Nov : 13th - 15th (Fri - Sun)
Winter Ball Weekend with Opt Samba Tuition, Cheryl Beresford

  • Tuition With Cheryl

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional samba tuition with Cheryl Beresford

A single supplement applies to this hotel

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December 2020

Dec : 30th - 2nd (Wed - Sat)
New Year Break

Whats Included

Sherry reception * Glitter Ball, New Years Eve Formal Ball and the grand finale Fancy Dress Ball, plus two tea dances * Hosted by Paul & Carole with the renowned Eden Nights music collection * Use of the ballroom during the day for practice (sometimes time specified)

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January 2021

Jan : 15th - 19th (Fri - Tue)
Winter Ball Weekend, with Opt Foxtrot Tuition, Emma & Lawrence

What’s Included

Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence Dancing * Dinner and B&B * Sherry Reception * Formal Ball * Hosted by Paul & Carole Eden with the renowned Eden Nights music collection

Optional foxtrot tuition with Emma & Lawrence

A single supplement applies to this hotel

#WXWD150121