Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Stables is situated in the beautiful village of North Stoke (once nicknamed the 'Secret Village'), surrounded by open unspoilt countryside and spectacular views of both Bath and Bristol. Set beside a Roman Road and on the Cotswold Way it boasts many fantastic walks so dogs are very welcome.
The property is within the owners own grounds and the conversion was completed in May 2010 into a bright and spacious living space. It has a large open plan lounge with a wood burning stove (for those cosy nights in) and sky TV so you don't miss any TV favourites, with a well equipped kitchen and dining area. There is a king sized bedroom, a double bedroom and a large bathroom with a separate shower and bath. French doors open out to a vast decked area. where a hot-tub is situated as is a gas barbecue and sun loungers. This is an enclosed area so ideal for children and dogs. For those with a bit more energy there is a tennis court with rackets and balls for your use. A outside swimming pool can also be made available for guests exclusive use until 5.30pm. Children (and adults) are welcome to collect eggs from our hen house and even stroke the newly acquired 6 month old donkey called Gorgeous George!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Bath 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
All on one level.
Entrance door through into open plan living and dining area.
Living area has a wood burning stove, 2 sofas, sky TV and DVD player and CD player. French doors open out onto vast decked area and fabulous views.
Dining area has table and 6 chairs.
Kitchen is fully equipped with electric hob and cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice box.
Door leading to a corridor and:-
Master bedroom with a kingsize bed and large chest of draws and wardrobe, mirror.
Large double bedroom with dressing table/chest of draws, wardrobe and mirror
Large bathroom with separate bath and shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.
|Further details outdoors|
The Stables are situated off a country track and surrounded by open unspoilt countryside. It has off the road parking for 3 cars and situated in the gardens of the main property. It has a vast decked area with a gas barbeque, sun loungers, chairs and table and hot-tub. This is an enclosed area so quite safe for any little ones. Through a gate and down a few steps you reach a full sized tennis court. Through another gate there is a outside heated swimming pool and sunning area. Through the gardens you find a 8 acre paddock. Here there are 10 chickens, chicken house and run.
In every direction there is a walk to be conquered and a view to match!
High chair and travel cot are available on request.
Dogs are very welcome but there is a limit of 2. A separate charge of £20.00 per pet is required to cover extra cleaning costs. Dog beds and bowls are available on request.
A welcome pack is provided with essentials - bread, eggs,marg, milk, wine etc....
The swimming pool is open from June to September depending on weather.
As The Stables is located in the grounds of the main house there will nearly always a representative available for any queries or problems.
The West Country region
The Stables are situated 5 miles from Bath and 10 miles from Bristol with its historic docks including the HMS Great Britain and of course Bristol Zoo. There are the famous caves of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole about 30 km away where children can let their imagination run riot. Longleat Safari Park and Stone Henge are also fairly close by and make great days out. Somerset has so many more things to offer.......
Bath is a designated world heritage site. With its impressive Georgian grandeur and beautifully preserved Roman Baths and hot springs, this city never fails to impress. With the Royal Crescent, Pump Rooms, Pultney Bridge, The Circus and Assembley Rooms this is a historians dream! With its connections to Jane Austen and its quaint alleyways filled with designer boutiques and award winning bars and restaurants it can also be a very romantic city. It is home to the Theatre Royal where you will find West end shows regularly performed. The Thermal Bath Spa is a fairly new addition to Bath. This is where you too can enjoy the hot spring waters and relax on the roof top pool overlooking this beautiful city. Many visitors also enjoy the organised Ghost Walks around the city which take place in the evening for added atmosphere
There are 2 local golf clubs a short drive away and also Bath Race course within 1 mile walk where throughout the summer race nights are put on.
North Stoke is on the Cotswold Way and really does have fantastic views and walks. The Stables are situated on the side of a Roman Road and is surrounded with history. There is a church in the village dating back to the Saxon times.
The Beaufort Polo Club is about a 40 minute drive. Here between 27th April and 17th September, every weekend Polo is played. Situated amongst the tranquility and beauty of the Cotswold countryside, the speed and energy of the sport proves to be a vast contrast. Matches start usually at 3.00pm, so take a picnic, enjoy the surroundings and be enthralled by this fast moving exciting sport.
The famous Bristol International Balloon Festival is held on 8th August to 11th 2013 August. A 4 day festival of fun
set in the rolling parkland of Ashton Court where you can see over 100 Hot Air Balloons ascend. With lots of entertainment for all the family, it will prove to be a great day out.
2nd May - 6th May 2013 Badmington Horse Trials - a 20 min drive!!
October - November is one of the best times to visit Westonburt Arboretum where the autumnal highlights are on show and experience the changing colours of autumn first at hand.
From the end of November and through December Westonburt Arboretum has an illuminated trail where you walk through the famous enchanted wood. See Father Christmas with lots of festive excitement. Hear carols sung from local choirs and eat roast chestnuts with mulled wine! And throughout December any little ones can Help Santa find his Reindeer.
28th November - 15th December Baths Christmas Market is open, held next door to the Bath Abbey and Roman Baths and has previously attracted over 200,000 people from all over Britain. Its a Christmas shopping event not to be missed
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10 Dec 2013
"Lovely weekend break"
Stayed 6th dec for 3 nights with another couple for my husbands 50th birthday, Lisa the owner was very helpful and had no problem with putting up banners and balloons for the birthday boy, arrived in … More
31 Oct 2013
"Gorgeous cottage, we didn't want to leave!"
Stayed here over the October half term with my partner and my son and a fantastic time was had by all. The Stables is beautifully furnished with White Company bedding and toiletries and such attentio… More
6 Aug 2013
"A perfect, peaceful and fun getaway!"
From start to finish we enjoyed everything the barn and surroundings had to offer. We had a hot tub before breakfast every day and hit the pool every afternoon or evening. Regular donkey visits were the order of the day for the children (6 and 9), with some tennis matches in between. The weather was great throughout our week too and we visited a few local places, parks and good food pubs. Bond films on Sky put us to sleep most evenings. Lisa and Mike were really helpful and the BBQ was superb. We'd love to visit again....but could it be as wonderful second time?
3 Mar 2013
"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!"
Fresh flowers, chocolate and a bottle of wine of arrival. Amazing position high in the country side but an easy drive into Bath, lovely surrounding walks and a lovely pub about a mile away. Two beauti… More
16 Oct 2012
"Lovely place to escape to after our wedding"
I spent a three nights at the Stables with my new wife following our wedding.
It's a beautiful location and the stables were very clean, well maintained, with all mod-cons (except wi-fi, which was a bit of a blessing), and everything worked perfectly.
We were surprised there was no cafetiere, but upon enquiry, were astonished when there was a knock at the door the following day and a brand new one was delivered. This is indicative of the attention to detail and level of care Lisa and her husband (whose name I have forgotten - sorry) put into this property.
We had a great time and would love to go back.
Heads-up: approach North Stoke from Bath Road unless you have a good sense of adventure. My wife, knowing my love of country lanes, navigated me from the East and onto the Cotswold Way thinking it was a road (Google maps on my Blackberry, in fairness, did make it look like a road)... be advised: It isn't. Regrettably, I never did find out if it was passable.
We do infact have a T-Mobile pay as you go dongle for guests to use with their lap-tops to access the internet. There is also a really good local pub that has a free wi-fi point. They welcome children, dogs, serve great food and also have a pretty beer garden. What more of an excuse do you need to sample the local beers and snuggle up to a roaring log fire while catching up on all those tedious emails!!
18 Aug 2012
"A fantastic place to spend a holiday"
The Stables is a fantastic holiday venue. Lisa & Mike were incredibly welcoming and friendly.
Where do I begin, watching the stars whilst sitting in the hot tub, watching George & Albert - the adorable donkeys, fantastic walks with amazing views right from the door step, delicious food at The Swan and many great attractions within a short drive.
Roman Baths and Cheddar Gorge were fantastic.
We would recommend The Stables to anyone who likes first class holidays
10 Aug 2012
"Fantastic holiday let"
The stables is spotlessly clean & very nicely decorated. My young children loved the go-karts on the tennis court, the animals , hot tub & swimming pool. There is so much to do in th area. We can't wait to come back again.
8 Jun 2012
"Beautiful location with 5 star accommodation"
Wonderful time spent at The Stables. The property was beautifully furnished, spotless and finished to a very high standard. Every little detail made our stay all the more special, from the candles to the hot tub. Would thoroughly recommend. Will definitely be returning with friends or our two children.
11 Apr 2012
"5 Star accommodation and welcome"
The warm welcome you receive from Lisa and Mike when you arrive sets the tone for the entire stay. From the flowers, chocolate and wine to the beautifully converted stables, there is nothing to fault. The accommodation is spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished and equipped with everything you could need. The outside space, hot tub and views were the icing on the cake. A peaceful oasis but with plenty to see and visit locally. A week at the Stables is not long enough.
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