Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This luxury, renovated stone barn enjoys views across the Cheddar Valley and to the Mendip Hills by having its living accomodayion on the first floor. French doors to a glass fronted balcony give a light and airy feel, and children on the patio beneath are in full view! With high beamed ceilings, stone wall features, and flexible bedroom space,this barn, together with Martindale, is suitable for your extended family gathering, special occasions, or for business accomodation.
The open plan living space, furnished to a high standard, has broadband and WiFi access for your laptop, as well as books, games, DVDs, and flat screen Freeview TV. The kitchen has all you need for cooking and baking if you wish to be "at home" , with added dishwasher if you wish to be "on holiday"!
Downstairs, the utility room has washing machine and drier, though there is also an outside line for blowy, sunny days.
The three double size bedrooms sleep six people, with the kingsize bed being able to split into twins, to provide flexibility for your arrangements.
The barn is adjacent to our house where there is also access to the garden with pond. (Children and pets must be supervised at all times). Although it is in the middle of the village, it is a quiet location and only a footpath away from Martindale and the village shop and pub. There are two parking spaces and garaging for bicycles.
Not only is the barn open all year, but the area has an abundance of things to do and places to visit. There are many National Trust properties within easy reach; shopping and history in Wells, Glastonbury, Bath, Bristol and Taunton. Many nature reserves and the AONB provide plenty of outdoor interest, whilst Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, and the newly opened pier at Weston Super Mare, make a wonderful day out for your children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston super Mare 24 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 15 km, Nearest railway: Weston Super Mare 24 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Dairy Barn provides luxury accommodation throughout the year, for family or business clients and we welcome children and pets. Dairy Barn has flexible sleeping arrangements, with one double room, one twin room and a third room which may be kingsize or twin.
The Barn is non-smoking throughout.
The Front door leads to tiled hallway with cupboards and hanging space; utility area with washing machine, tumble drier and storage space.
To the left, a short corridor leads to shower room with razor point, heated towel rails and roomy shower; beyond which is a carpeted, double size bedroom which can be made up as either kingsize or twin beds. There is space for a cot. French doors lead to patio.
To the right of the hallway is a second, fully carpeted twin bedded room.
Carpeted staircase leads to open plan living area with oak floor and high, beamed ceiling. It comprises dining area with table which opens to seat six; fitted modern kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer; and comfortable living area with SKY Freeview TV, DVD player and WiFi/broadband access.
Full length glass French doors from both kitchen and living space, give a light and airy feel to views across the Cheddar Valley and to the Mendip Hills.
Both doors open onto a glass fronted balcony with decking, bistro set and an outdoor, stone staircase.
There is also a third, fully carpeted, high beamed double size bedroom on this floor, which also has space for a cot. A door leads to the balcony.
PATIO AND GARDEN
Outside there is a roomy patio with comfortable furniture and access to larger patio and garden. Facilities for barbeques, washing line and two parking spaces. Bicycles may be garaged. Children and pets must be supervised in the garden which has a pond.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
Full gas central heating, with additional heating if required.
Cot and High Chair available.
TV with SKY Freeview, DVD, WiFi/broadband facility, radio, microwave, hair drier, iron, washing machine and drier, patio seating and barbeque area. Garaging for bicycles. Two parking spaces.
|Further details outdoors|
Adjacent to our house, there is a private patio, which has area for BBQ and comfortable wooden seating with umbrella and table. Exterior lighting along balcony and dwon stone steps , with PIR lighting as you arrive into the yard from the drive.
secure for children and pets
Prices will usually be per week, but we try to be as flexible as possible to suit your needs, so please telephone to ask about for short breaks. We send confirmation of booking upon receipt of deposit, which may be paid by cheque or BACS, and all further details about your arrival etc. upon receipt of your balance.
With eighteen years' experience, we are able to give you many references and we are pleased to know many regular, returning customers and their families.
The West Country region
The limestone Mendip Hills rise up from the Somerset Levels, giving spectacular views across the peat moors as far as Exmoor , the sea and the Welsh hills beyond. The hills provide an underground network of caves and potholes , and , on the surface, wonderful walking beloved by visitors. The peat moors were home to ancient civiisations and are now the home to thousands of wild birds in the many nature reserves.
History tells a great story in Somerset, starting from early man, with many archeological sites, tthe start of Chrstianity at Glastonbury, through to the mystical legends of King Arthur, and his knights. The Roman and Georgian influence at Bath gives us many fine buildings while the cathedrals , abbeys and castles of Medieval times are some of the most visited places in the county.
The sea influence gave Somerset its warm pleasant climate so stock farming led to the sheepskin industries, some now defunct, and to cheese making, which still thrives. Strawberries grow on the slopes of the Mendips and remain a substantial source of income.
Because of its attractive nature, large houses were built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many now are National Trust properties with interesting gardens open to the public.
Draycott is the centre of the strawberry growing industry, with footpaths in all directions for easy walking as well as the long distance path the West Mendip Way which passes through. There are many local events such as the Strawberry Fayre held in June, Priddy Sheep Fair and Gypsy Horse Fair in August and the Somerset Carnivals held in November. The Bath and West of England Showground is home to many regional events and the attractions at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole are open all year as are many others.