"What's the story of this place?" ... a question that I'm often asked at Well House Manor as I check out hotel guests.
Well House Consultants has been running specialised computer training courses in Melksham since 2000 - so specialised that the majority of our customers travel a long way to attend, and need to stay locally during their course, which typically lasts from 2 to 5 days.
At first, our delegates stayed at the wide range of Bed and Breakfasts that was available, and some of the small local hotels, but gradually the B&Bs decreased in numbers, one of the hotels closed, as our delegates required en-suite facilities, they required internet access, and they needed to pay by credit card which limited the choice further.
As a company that brought visitors into Melksham, looked after them at our training centre during the day, provided their internet access, charged them (by credit card or on account if they wished) for our services, advised them on what there was to do around, fed and watered them, we were already - in essence - a "daytime hotel". When "The Old Manor" came up for sale, we purchased it and after major refurbishment re-opened it as Well House Manor, offering accommodation to our delegates which allows them to be trained, and have the facilities they were looking for, all under one roof.
our delegates looking for? For accommodation with en-suite facilities. For a desk / space to work and good internet access. For easy parking and places to eat nearby. For somewhere they can arrive late at night and get an early breakfast if they need to. For somewhere they can book online, and where they can copy vital papers and meet up with friends in the area. For somewhere that they're welcomed - even if just looking for a single room, or staying for just one night. For somewhere they can get a cup of tea or fresh coffee, or a can of soda, at any time, day or night.
It turns out (we expected that it would!) that other businesses in Melksham have visitors who are looking for a similar mix of facilities, in the area and at a sensible price. And so we're also offering our accommodation - and conference facilities - to other local businesses.
At weekends and holidays, there are some visitors to Melksham who are looking for a quiet, slightly luxurious base ... and we offer that too. We're big enough to have a range of public areas that our guests feel they can use freely without invading our home, yet small enough to retain the personal touch. And so, there's a further market. We're getting known by word of mouth, and so we're getting quite busy at weekends too, with guests we love to have - people who appreciate the particular set-up and mixture of facilities we have.
Here are the most recent comments in our vistor book ...
"Delightful place. 1st Class Service. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend"
"Outstanding Service - Great Accommodaton"
"Excellent quiet and comfortable"
"Lovely Honeymoon. Peace, Quiet, Lovely Rooms, Excellent Service. Thanks, Graham and Lisa - you made our stay extra special"
Well House Manor, 48 Spa Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6QL.
• Quiet, friendly accommodation just five minutes from the town centre ...
• Slightly luxurious rooms - spacious, large TV's, Superking beds and more ...
• Business facilities - 24 hour access, unlimited internet, printing and copying, all major credit cards accepted ...
For full details, to check availability of make a booking see the hotel web site (www.wellhousemanor.co.uk)
, call us on 0800 043 8225 or 01225 709638, or drop by. (written 2008-07-12, updated 2008-07-14)
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Exciting futures - the Well House Manor project - (2005-11-30) 
Well House Manor - (2006-01-21) 
Sympathetic development - (2006-04-09) 
Seeing the bricks for the trees - (2006-06-11) 
The Wilts and Berks Canal - (2006-07-05) 
Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire - (2006-10-10) 
Brand new hotel and training centre, Melksham - (2006-10-22) 
Winter at Well House Manor - Open Houses - (2006-11-23) 
Wellhouse Manor, Hotel, Melksham - (2006-12-10) 
Meet the neighbours - (2006-12-20) 
Open Source Courses and Business Hotel - products and prices for 2007 - (2007-01-01) 
Rail trouble forced me to buy hotel - (2007-02-07) 
Well House Manor in the Snow - (2007-02-09) 
Bank Holiday country breaks in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2007-03-17) 
Well House Manor, Melksham, Art Gallery - (2007-04-02) 
A lot has happened in a year - (2007-05-31) 
High summer at Well House Manor - (2007-07-08) 
Melksham Hotel - Five Star Kitchen! - (2007-09-04) 
Hotel in Melksham at Christmas - (2007-09-29) 
An email update for past guests and delegates - (2007-10-08) 
Well House Manor - a year on - (2007-10-12) 
Well House Consultants Training and Hotel - 2008 news - (2008-01-01) 
What a difference a day made - (2008-11-02) 
Review of 2008 - (2008-12-31) 
Well House Manor Hotel - on plan for 2009 business guests - (2009-01-03) 
A New Advert for Well House Manor - (2009-03-11) 
Make your business a DESTINATION business - (2009-04-05) 
We have lost a regular business guest - (2009-04-10) 
Weekend and Christmas Promotion - Well House Manor Hotel, Melksham - (2009-09-26) 
Fresh air and beautiful places in Wiltshire - (2010-08-15) 
Wedding season in Melksham - somewhere good to stay - (2010-08-31) 
Christmas 2010 - Well House Manor, Melksham, Hotel - (2010-10-01) 
Well House Manor - the next six years - (2010-10-24) 
Perl, Python, PHP, Lua, Linux, and more - and business hotel too. Menu for 2011 - (2010-12-31) 
Telling you something about us in just one line - (2011-03-15) 
A customer thanks Well House Manor - (2012-02-13) 
Christmas in June? Melksham hotel bookings and Santa train - (2012-06-15) 
Fancy a weekend away? Try Well House Manor in Melksham, Wiltshire - (2012-07-09) 
Guest Guide for Well House Manor and Melksham - (2012-09-18) 
Special weekend at Well House Manor - come and see Wiltshire - (2013-01-20) 
A hidden hotel gem in Melksham - (2013-07-31) 
The Best Bed and Breakfast in Melksham? - (2014-09-19) 
Our best hotel customers help us ... to help them ... be our best customers. - (2016-01-04) 
Well House Manor - Still five out of five! - (2016-10-30)G600 - Well House Consultants - Well House Manor 
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2006 - Making business a pleasure - (2006-01-01) 
Hotel novelties - (2006-01-05) 
Converting between acres and hectares - (2006-01-08) 
Eating for the single business traveller - (2006-01-24) 
DWIM and AWWO - (2006-01-30) 
Twice is a co-incidence and three times is a pattern - (2006-02-07) 
Should we cruise around the world? - (2006-02-09) 
Looking for leading not bleeding edge - (2006-02-21) 
Easy, Free, Reliable internet access - (2006-02-22) 
If it's Sunday, it must be Bedwyn - (2006-03-12) 
Well House Manor goes ahead - (2006-04-03) 
Drive time - (2006-10-02) 
Course Joining package - updated - (2006-11-20) 
George Hotel and Well House Manor, Melksham - (2006-12-04) 
Three sets of twins - (2007-01-31) 
Terms and Conditions - Hotel, England - plain English - (2008-01-26) 
Bright day, snowy day - (2010-01-06) 
Well House Manor - the history of the hotel - (2010-09-20) 
Where do businessmen stay in Melksham? - (2011-08-25) 
Well House Manor - perhaps the best hotel rooms in Melksham - (2011-12-10) 
Digital Champions think that Well House Manor is a champion venue! - (2012-04-20) 
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POETS day at Well House Manor - (2013-05-24)
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