About the home
Situated on the edge of the village of Draycott and adjacent to the owners own home The Byre is a detached, single storey building dating back to c1780. The property has been fully refurbished and fitted out to a very high standard. It provides spacious and contemporary living accommodation whilst still retaining its original character.
With a large double bedroom (including king size bed) the property is ideal for couples although a cot or fold-up bed can be provided, if required. The accommodation also includes a modern bathroom with “over bath shower”, fully fitted kitchen/dining area with built in gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dish washer. The kitchen/dining room opens on to the sitting room with wood burner, flat screen television, DVD player and Hi Fi system. French doors lead onto the patio with views across the garden and beyond.
Draycott is ideally situated for walking, cycling and visiting the many local attractions. There is a pub and a Post Office/General Store in the village and another pub half a mile away in Rodney Stoke. With gas fired central heating throughout The Byre is warm and cosy and ideal for a holiday at any time of the year.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Weston-super-Mare, 20km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
The West Country / Somerset region
Somerset – “land of the summer people” – remains one of the most unspoilt and varied of English counties. It is a county of contrasts; hills, vales and moors; towns and villages; abbeys and castles. Bounded on the north by the Mendip hills, rising beyond Wells, stretching west towards the coast and broken by the dramatic Cheddar Gorge. To the south of the Mendips lie the Somerset Levels, drained by an elaborate network of ditches (known locally as rhines) but still often flooded in winter – a haven for birds and other wildlife.
The Cheddar / Draycott area
Draycott lies in the Cheddar Valley, on the southern edge of Mendip, between the hills and the Somerset Levels. Mendip is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Draycott is a perfect base from which to walk or cycle with many routes available directly from the village. The West Mendip Way – a 30 mile way-marked route from Uphill to Wells - passes directly through the village.
The tradition of strawberry growing in the Cheddar Valley continues and some of the best strawberries in the land are available from early May each year.
The village of Cheddar with its famous gorge and caves is just 2 miles away and the historic town of Axbridge is also nearby. Travelling further west, the coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare is just 15 miles away – with its newly built pier (following a fire in 2008) and new promenade Weston is now well worth a visit.
Five miles east of Draycott is Wells with its magnificent 13th century Cathedral and Bishops Palace with natural springs in its grounds which gave the city its name. A street market is held in the centre of Wells every Saturday and Wednesday.
A few miles south of Wells are the towns of Glastonbury and Street. Glastonbury - also known as the Isle of Avalon - is a place of sanctity and legend. Its Abbey was built around 950 but almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1184. Glastonbury Tor can be seen rising from the levels from many miles away and a climb to the tower of St Michael’s Church at the top of the Tor is most rewarding. Street is another interesting town, probably now best know for the attraction of Clarke’s Shopping Village.
Wookey Hole is just outside of Wells with more caves to visit and more walking in the fascinating Ebbor Gorge.
There are also many historic houses and gardens throughout the county, many now in the care of The National Trust.
How to get there
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Draycott is situated just outside Cheddar on the A371 towards Wells. We are easily accessible from the M4 & M5 motorways, and major A roads through the county.
Bristol International Airport is only 15 minutes away by road. Car hire is readily available at the airport.
Activities near Cheddar
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
01 Jun 2013
The pictures and description really do not do this cottage justice, it really is a home away from home. Everything is to a very high standard, with the extras provided by Charlotte and Nigel just adding the finishing touch and making things even more special and personal (cake, biscuits, tea, coffee, milk).
The location is ideal for access to Cheddar, Burnham and Street, within a lovely garden setting.
We will definitely be recommending this cottage to friends/family and hope to return again very soon.
30 May 2013
An excellent holiday cottage which has been prepared and set up with consideration and thought for the guest
A really wonderful touch is the provision of the basic requirements for the guest on... more
15 May 2013
We had a very enjoyable & comfortable stay at 'The Byre' ! It was our first holiday with our 5 month old son & we made an excellent choice in choosing this cottage. Charlotte & Nigel are very welcoming and should be very proud of the cottage as it is of a very high standard!
Very clean & homely, they have just about thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable. It is set in a good location with lots of places to explore within an easy driving distance. We will & have recommended this property to our friends! We hope to return to explore more delights of Somerset in the near future & will definitely be staying at 'The Byre' again!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 235||£ 40||£ 50||3 Nights|
|Easter||29 Mar 13||5 Apr 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||5 Apr 13||31 May 13||£ 315||£ 52||£ 68||3 Nights|
|June||31 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 345||£ 57||£ 74||3 Nights|
|High Season||28 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|September||30 Aug 13||27 Sep 13||£ 345||£ 57||£ 74||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||27 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 315||£ 52||£ 68||3 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 245||£ 42||£ 52||3 Nights|
|Christmas||21 Dec 13||28 Dec 13||£ 395||£ 67||£ 67||5 Nights|
|New Year||28 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 395||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Low Season||4 Jan 14||1 Mar 14||£ 245||£ 42||£ 52||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental rates include all gas and electricity charges.
During cooler periods logs are provided as required.
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