Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Cowshed is one of 4 cottages grouped around a courtyard garden that belong to At the Farm on the Knowle Estate. The cottage has a fresh, stylish interior with a retro/contemporary feel. It sleeps 4 in two bedrooms-one double and one twin, both with fitted wardrobes. A Z bed can be added at an additional cost of £20 and a cot and high chair are available-no charge for these. The open plan living dining area comfortably seats four and has a flag stone floor and woodbuner, a flat screen TV and DVD player and wi-fi. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and glass shower screen and there is a well equipped kitchen with cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave. All bedding and linen provided.

Outside -this cottage has its own private graveled area with table, chairs and BBQ. There is ample parking, a children's play area with swing set, slide and trampoline as well as forty acres of organic farmland to explore.

The Estate and its farmhouse were created in 1350 and was originally owned by Glastonbury Abbey. It rests comfortably in one of those hidden valleys of rural Somerset where the only traffic noise you'll ever hear is the clip clop of the occasional horse or perhaps the postman's van. Set in the rural centre of the triangle that is formed by Wells, Shepton Mallet and Glastonbury, The Cowshed will welcome you and your family to a comfortable country retreat which you can use to relax or as a base to explore the interesting surrounding area.

There are many wonderful attractions within striking distance of the estate. You can marvel at the magnificent cathedral in England's smallest city, Wells, or find that undiscovered Canaletto at the famous antique markets held at the Royal Bath and West showground several times a year. This part of Somerset is steeped in history with Glastonbury one of the nearest and most famous points of interest. Legend has it that King Arthur was buried in the Abbey and there is certainly something mysterious about the place and a climb up theTor, which you can see from the estate, will not be forgotten. In the neighbouring village of Pilton other legends perform to a vast and appreciative crowd and the Glastonbury Festival has worldwide fame.

Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat are both within easy reach and famous centres for all the family to enjoy. There are probably too many pubs and restaurants to choose from. These will vary from the back of beyond spit and sawdust Somerset cider houses with shove-halfpenny boards and strange sounding locals to Farrow and Ball gastro delights serving fine fresh cooked feasts with wine to match. We'll be happy to point you in the right direction for your particular pallet and pocket.

So whether it's a long or short holiday, a visit to one of the local schools or a stop over on business, At the Farm will provide the accommodation you need.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking

The West Country region

Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat are both within easy reach and famous centres for all the family to enjoy. There are probably too many pubs and restaurants to choose from. These will vary from the back of beyond spit and sawdust Somerset cider houses with shove-halfpenny boards and strange sounding locals to Farrow and Ball gastro delights serving fine fresh cooked feasts with wine to match. We’ll be happy to point you in the right direction for your particular pallet and pocket.

So whether it’s a long or short holiday, a visit to one of the local schools or a stop over on business, The Knowle Estate will provide the accommodation you need.

Royal Bath and West Showground – 5 miles

The Royal Bath and West Show takes place annually over the Spring Bank Holiday and the showground hosts events all the year round, including antiques markets and classic car shows. www.bathandwest.com

Wells – 5.3 miles

A ‘must’ visit. Magnificent cathedral (www.wellscathedral.org.uk), Vicars Close and the Bishops Palace and gardens (www.bishopspalace.org.uk), the Market Place (www.wells.gov.uk/services/marketplace.php) with weekly open air markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, plus excellent restaurants – Goodfellows for fish (www.goodfellowswells.co.uk) and good local shopping.

Wookey Hole Caves – 6.6 miles

A whole day’s worth of entertainment for families. Visit the caves, try making paper, meet the Witch of Wookey and many other attractions. (www.wookey.co.uk)

Glastonbury – 8.4 miles

Mysticism and magic, legends and myths, Joseph of Arimathea and King Arthur. Visit the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey (www.glastonburyabbey.com), walk up the Tor (www.glastonburytor.org.uk) and see the ancient Chalice Well (www.chalicewell.org.uk). Glastonbury is definitely not your average country town.

Clarks Village Outlet Shopping – 9.2 miles

“up to 60% off over 90 high street and designer stores”. Shop ‘till you drop (www.clarksvillage.co.uk)

Cheddar Gorge and Caves – 13.7 miles

“The Cheddar Caves are awe inspiring, the Crystal Quest is funny and terrifying, the museums are weirder than weird and the cliff top walk is breathtaking. A great day out for children and adults.” Daily Telegraph (www.cheddargorge.co.uk)

Fleet Air Arm Museum – 16.5 miles

See Concorde 002 and 100 years of Naval aviation, great day out for the family. (www.fleetairarm.com)

Longleat – 19.3 miles

The UKs Number 1 safari park, plus Longleat House and gardens. (www.longleat.co.uk)

Bath – 21.4 miles

The Georgian City – a World Heritage site (www.visitbath.co.uk). The Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, the Circus and the new Thermae Bath Spa and excellent shopping, the list is endless. If you haven’t, visiting is a must.

Bristol – 24 miles

Capital of the South-West (www.visitbristol.co.uk). Clifton Suspension Bridge, the SS Great Britain, the Bristol Docks, excellent shopping and waterside restaurants.