House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18
The house consists of an imposing Victorian front addition to a 17th century farmhouse. The self catering apartment consists of the south facing Victorian front and the more rustic Cider Barn. The Victorian apartment retains most of the original features such as, high moulded ceilings, marble fireplaces and wooden floors. The Period furniture matches the Victorian features although a modern kitchen and facilities have been added. The Cider Barn incorporates part of the 17th century farmhouse and the original cider barn with exposed beams and slate floors. The apartment can be split into 2 seperate self-contained apartments.
Whilst in a rural setting Model Farm is ideally situated to explore all of Somerset, only 8 minutes from the centre of Bridgwater, close to the coast, Quantock Hills, and the towns of Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There are many footpaths in the area that can be accessed from the farm, the Parrett Way passes nearby and the village of Cannington with its Church, walled garden, shops and pubs is a pleasant walk
There are many gardens open to the public, Hestercombe, Cothay and Barrington to name a few.
Visit the caves at Cheddar Gorge or Wookey Hole. The bird life on the levels is renowned, as are the potters and basket weavers. A visit to Somerset would not be complete without tasting the local wines and ciders
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Burnham-on-sea 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 40 km, Nearest railway: Bridgwater 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (11), Double beds (7), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation is very flexable, the apartment consist of 7 bedrooms, 2 lounges and 2 kitchen/dinners, the lounge in the Cider Barn can be used as an additional double bedroom. 4 of the double beds are zip and link and can be converted to 8 single beds, additional single beds are also available. The accommodation can be split into 2 seperate apartments. The Victorian part of the house has very large rooms allowing large groups to dine and use the lounge together. The total floor area for both apartments is over 4,000 sq ft. TV's and DVD's are in both lounges with a TV in Bedroom 8. Both Kitchen/diners have DAB radio's with Ipod/MP3 docking. There is table football in the Cider Barn kitchen/diner.
|Further details outdoors|
4 acres of pleasent grounds where we have planted over 700 trees and have created many flower beds a wildlife pond, an orchard and wild flower areas. The apartment has its own area of the formal front garden with lawns and flower boarders. A croquet lawn and equipment is available for guests use as is a set of boules, there is plenty of room to kick a ball around. The Cider Barn is connected to a covered loggia with a BBQ and lighting.
The prices are based on 11 sharing the apartment. Up to 7 additional people can be accommodated for an additional fee, contact Dave at Model Farm for the exact cost or for the use of a part of the apartment. Babies in travel cots are free.
The West Country region
Somerset is world renowned for its diverse natural beauty, from the remarkable Karst limestone landscapes and caves of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, to inspiring areas of outstanding natural beauty, such as the Quantock and Mendip hills, and the Exmoor National Park.
Complementing nature, Somerset has a wealth of attractions, set amongst its many picturesque towns and villages; Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal and cider mills galore.
There are many opportunities for walks for all abilities on the many designated footpaths, to name just a few The Coleridge Way, town heritage trails or The River Parrett trail which runs very close to the farm or perhaps the 30 minute walk across fields to Cannington with its 4 pubs, walled gardens and golf course.
For steam train enthusiasts there are regular trips from Bishops Lydeard to the seaside town of Minehead or stop off at any of the 10 different stations all with their own charm.
You can enjoy your stay in comfort and style in the rural idyll of Model Farm.
Bridgwater will furnish your shopping and eating out requirements and has the Blake and Brick and Tile museums. It also hosts the world famous Bridgwater carnival around Guy Fawkes Night.
Bridgwater is only a few minutes drive away or you may like to travel a little further to the county town of Taunton, a very interesting and historic town. Weston Super-Mare has all the usual seaside attractions with its newly rebuilt pier, aquarium and an annual sand sculpture festival.