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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Stable Loft is a spacious, modern 1st floor apartment above a working stable. It has panoramic views across fields to the Mendips from the sitting room and kitchen, and far reaching views from bedrooms and bathrooms over the Winscombe vale to Weston super Mare. It is uniquely situated in 10 acres of pasture and horse riding (lessons and hacking) is available on site. .
Ideal for all country pursuits, especially walking, fishing, mountain biking, caving, or touring the area . A huge range of attractions are available locally including Cheddar, Weston super Mare, Bath, Bristol, Longleat, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury & Wells just to name a few. A great place for a family holiday.
The luxury accommodation is finished to a high standard and decorated in a bright modern style, with open plan living, dining, superbly fitted kitchen complete with built in cooker and ceramic hob, and breakfast bar with 2 stools. The glass dining table seats 4 and there is a double sofa bed for extra visitors. A travel cot is available if required. Both bedrooms are EN-SUITE, with the twin room having a large, wet room shower and the double room having a luxury fitted bathroom.
The utility room contains the central heating boiler and is fitted with a washing machine and indoor line and is ideal for drying wet clothes or coats.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston super Mare 13 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International - cheap flights from Europe. 14 km, Nearest railway: Weston super Mare 13 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
There is a bright , spacious, sunny interior ,very well fitted kitchen and large, modern luxurious bathrooms. The living area has windows on three sides and the light streams in whatever time of day it is. Lovely views form all windows.
|Further details outdoors|
Superb countryside views, with 10 acres of fields surrounding - suitable for walking or playing in. Abundance of wildlife inc. rabbits, deer, foxes, owls. There are picnic tables available in the stable yard , for sitting and watching the horses being exercised. Ideal for families with pony mad children, or couples who like a quiet country break. We can e mail you our riding price list if required. We offer hacking on the Mendip hills or riding instruction on our all weather arena for all ages and abilities. During school holidays we have a varied programme of exciting riding activities for children please e mail or ring for details.
Friday changeover day. Sorry no smoking or pets. Not suitable for those with walking difficulties due to staircase.
The West Country region
Somerset is ideally located for a relaxing countryside, seaside or touring holiday. It is easily reached by air (Bristol Airport 15km) and road (A38, M5) – London being only about 2½ hours drive away. Because of it's good road network it is an ideal base for touring the west or south of England – the surrounding counties of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire all have a wealth of beautiful countryside and tourist attractions.
Somerset boasts a wide variety of countryside from the rugged hills and forests of the Mendips, Quantocks and Blackdown , ideal for walking, mountain biking and riding; to the flat moorlands and waterways of the Somerset levels, which are perfect for fishing, bird watching and cycling.
Somerset cities include the smallest City in England, Wells, with it's magnificent cathedral, the bustling city of Bristol with it's excellent shopping centres and famous suspension bridge and SS Great Britain, to the Regency City of Bath with it's beautiful stone buildings and Roman baths. Other nearby attractions include Longleat Safari Park, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, Blagdon and Chew Valley lakes (sailing, fishing, walking), Street shopping village (35 min drive) and Weston super Mare for shopping and seaside.
Shipham is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is perfect for walking being located on the West Mendip Way and linked by miles of footpaths - some through tranquil meadows and forest paths and others rugged and wild taking you to the highest point of the Mendips at Beacon Batch. The area is popular with walkers, riders, mountain bikers and cavers.
Within 5 minutes walk of Stable Loft is Shipham village with it's Pub, local hotel and restaurant, and butchers, where you can also buy newspapers , provisions and homemade pies and cakes. The excellent new village hall hosts many social and sports events . In the village square is Lennies a tiny (2 tables ) cafe where you can sit and have afternoon tea on the village green, or a short walk up Cuck Hill brings you to Lillypool Cafe and Cheese and Cider Farm where you can sample the local produce. For a larger selection of shops including banks, supermarkets and gift shops, try Winscombe or Cheddar , the home of Cheddar cheese (both about 5 mins drive).
Horse riding is available from our own stables - either instructional lessons or hacking through Rowberrow Forest and onto the Mendips. Other outdoor pursuits including dry slope skiing are available at Lyncombe Lodge (5 mins drive), and there are numerous golf courses within easy reach. If you enjoy fishing there is coarse, fly and sea fishing available . A trip to Cheddar Gorge to see the world famous caves and perhaps try your hand at potholing, is well worth the visit, whilst Wookey Hole has breathtaking caves with it's very own witch, dinosaur valley and a Victorian paper mill among other attractions. There is an excellent sports centre and swimming pool in Cheddar, as well as go-kart and banger racing.
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3 Jun 2014
"Absolutely fabulous place!"
When we stayed at stable loft we couldn't ask for anything more, lovely location, views and people. We felt really relaxed and enjoyed it thoroughly. The riding part of the holiday was fantastic … More
24 May 2014
"Practically perfect in every way"
I stayed at Stable Loft for two weeks at the end of March/start of April because I was doing several different glass courses nearby (at Warm Glass, and also at the Glass Hub). It's a great base … More
20 Jan 2014
"A home from home in an excellent location. Top notch!"
I stayed at Stable Loft for one week over New Years with my husband and 2 year old son. The apartment was excellent. Big and spacious, nicely decorated and with everything you could possibly need. It was brilliant to have a washing machine so that I didn't have to take bags of washing home with me.
Being on the horse farm was excellent And we enjoyed watching the horses, next time we will have to book lessons. The location was fantastical as you were within half an hours drive to so many attractions that even thought rained the whole time we were there we were not bored.
I would thoroughly recommend Stable Loft and will definitely be returning!
7 Oct 2013
"Wonderful location, fantastic accommodation."
We had a week's holiday - myself, husband and 7yo (horse-mad) daughter. We were delighted when we found this property on-line and it certainly didn't disappoint when we arrived. Superb acc… More
10 Sep 2013
"Peaceful but close enough to activities...."
Fantastic weeks stay.... Lovely accommodation.... 5 min drive to cheddar, 20 mins from Weston super mare.... We are a family with 2 teenage daughters... They loved watching the horses from the ac… More
27 Aug 2013
"Comfort, convenience and views to die for!"
I can't recommend this stable loft apartment in Shipham enough. It's so comfortable and spacious that it feels like home from home. Every possible amenity you could wish for is provided. Th… More
10 Oct 2012
"Beautiful, spacious, well-appointed rural apartment."
We stayed for 10 days in Stable Loft. It's a clean, spacious, modern barn loft conversion located over a riding stable in the beautiful Somerset countryside. It would suit a family of up to four … More
4 Jul 2012
Amazing accommodation, a real home from home. All staff were very friendly and made you feel so welcome. Views of the paddock were great and to see the horses everyday was lovely. I even had a horse r… More
10 Jan 2012
"Best Kept Secret for a fab weekend away for Country Lovers!"
I must start off by saying I'm slightly loathe to write this review as it will probably mean more people wanting to visit the Stable Loft at Shipham, but I don't think it's completely f… More
7 Nov 2011
Wonderful countryside views from all windows ,including the luxurious bathrooms !
Enjoyed watching the horses training under our lounge windows . Easy access to the A38 but in a very quiet position .
Excellent drying facilities ,2 rooms,brilliant for English weather!
Friendly welcome .Any Horse loving children would adore this .
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