About the home
Walnut Cottage is located on a quiet country lane at the edge of the pretty Somerset village of Barton St David. This detached Victorian cottage is set in an acre of secluded garden which is perfect for families or couples seeking a quiet country getaway.
The cottage was completely renovated in 2009/2010 and the entire interior is absolutely brand new. The main floor has under floor heating which creates a wonderful, cosy ambient heat. The peacefulness and quiet of Walnut Cottage surrounds you the moment you walk through the door. Whether you want to enjoy the picturesque orchards and farm lands of the West Country or visit the local historic towns and villages, Walnut Cottage is ideally located to suit every taste.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Burnham on Sea, 40km|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Walnut Cottage has a completely new Farmhouse style kitchen, which is fully equipped and has plenty of counter space for guests who enjoy cooking. It includes a six burner Rangemaster stove, integrated fridge and dishwasher plus a full range of kitchen utensils and appliances. There is a second American style fridge freezer in the utility room off the kitchen, along with the washing machine and tumble dryer.
The living room is very spacious and includes a well stocked library and a supply of board games to suit all tastes and ages. There is a 40 inch flat screen TV and DVD player, with a selection of movies available as well as Digital/Freeview. Logs are provided for the high efficiency wood burner, which is set into the original inglenook stone fireplace to create a truly cosy country feel. The wood burner heats the room, but it is really more for effect since there is full central heating and under floor heating throughout the main floor of the cottage.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, the master bedroom has a super king size bed, the second bedroom has a king size bed plus a flat screen TV and DVD player. The third bedroom has two single beds, one of which can be removed to accommodate a cot for a baby. There is also plenty of space to add a cot in either of the other two bedrooms. Each of the beds has feather pillows, superior down duvets and high quality pocket spring orthopaedic mattresses. There are new oak floors throughout the upstairs, which perfectly compliment the original exposed beams of the cottage. All three bedrooms have sunny south facing views over the extensive garden which is completely private.
The main bathroom of the cottage is upstairs and it includes a large, walk in shower, a separate double ended bathtub and an oversize heated towel rail. There is a contemporary styled second bathroom on the main floor of the cottage, which also includes a generous walk in shower.
Children of all ages are welcomed at Walnut Cottage and the following items are provided free of charge: toys and books suitable for children aged 5 and under, a cot/crib with bedding, baby monitor, bed guards for the single beds, high chair and two Captains chairs suitable for children who no longer require a high chair but need to be raised to reach the dining table (age 2 and up).
Further details outdoors:
Walnut Cottage faces due south and is exceptionally sunny, being located in one of the sunniest parts of Britain. The cottage is set in a acre of typical English garden which is mostly lawn with mature trees and flower beds. It is surrounded by fields, orchards and farm land on a quiet country lane which is a dead end, meaning it has virtually no traffic except tractors heading to the fields at the end of the lane. There are views of the countryside all around and especially stunning are the views of Glastonbury Tor, which is easily seen from the neighbouring fields.
The Somerset countryside is generously interspersed with well marked Public Footpaths, the closest of which runs along the far end of the property.
There is a large patio area outside the kitchen door. A barbecue and outdoor furniture is provided and guests have enjoyed sitting outside from April to October and beyond as the front of the cottage is sun trap. The fields close by the cottage are home to chickens, sheep, cows, horses and a friendly donkey. There is an abundance of local wildlife around, including foxes, rabbits, deer and badgers which can often be seen, especially in the early mornings or evenings.
The Property Managers of Walnut Cottage live next door, and they are available to respond to any queries, deal with any problems which arise with the property and ensure guests experience a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
A deposit of GBP 250.00 and completion of the Walnut Cottage Accommodation Contract is required to secure a booking, with the balance due six weeks prior to arrival.
Full Terms and Conditions, including cancellation policy, are outlined in the Walnut Cottage Accommodation Contract, which is available upon request.
The West Country / Somerset region
Somerset is set in the heart of the West Country, well known for its farm land, orchards and rolling green hills interspersed by pretty villages where traditional English pubs cater to locals and visitors alike. Many pubs serve Somerset cider, known locally as "scrumpy", and it has been made the same way by generations of farmers.
Cheddar cheese originated in the Somerset market town of Cheddar, which is also well known for its awe inspiring limestone caves and gorge set in the Mendip Hills. Cheddar Gorge has been named as the second greatest natural wonder in Britain, attracting over 500,000 visitors each year to the gorge and show caves.
The Glastonbury / Barton St David area
Somerset is famous for the sheer diversity of places to visit. There are castles, abbeys, museums, classic English houses and gardens, not to mention animal attractions, natural features and a whole myriad of other interesting things to do and see.
Some of the best known attractions which are local to Walnut Cottage include the ancient market town of Glastonbury, with all it's magical mysticism set against the backdrop of Glastonbury Tor. Right in the centre of the town, set in 36 acres of beautiful Somerset orchards, are the stunning ruins of Glastonbury Abbey which was once the largest and richest Abbey in England.
There are numerous local festivals and activities which run throughout the year. Highlights include the Glastonbury Pilgramage in June, the world famous Glastonbury Festival in Pilton and the Glastonbury Extravaganza in August. The Somerset Carnivals come to the area in mid November and draw crowds in the hundreds of thousands from all over the country. In September, the Somerset Art Weeks take place every second year with over 200 open studio events showcasing the best of the South West's art and craft scene.
Further afield, at around 45 minutes drive, is the historic Roman city of Bath, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage City featuring the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. A similar distance away is Stonehenge and Salisbury Abbey, both of which are world famous attractions.
How to get there
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Walnut Cottage, Barton St David is located in central Somerset approximately six miles (10km) from Glastonbury. It is easily accessible from the London area by either the M4 via Bristol or the M3 then A303, which takes you right through the scenic West Country and past Stonehenge, a perfect half way stop for refreshments. By train, it is direct to Castle Cary station from Paddington, which is also conveniently the dropping off point for the Heathrow Express. Castle Cary station is seven miles (11km) from Walnut Cottage and it is well serviced by local taxi companies.
The closest airport is Bristol International, at 32 miles (50km) by car from Barton St David. Bristol Airport is serviced by all the major car rental companies, including Europcar, Avis, Hertz, National and Enterprise. Heathrow and Gatwick airports are each approximately 2 hours by car (117 miles or 188km).
For guests travelling by road from other parts of England, the closet motorway is the M5. Barton St David is 25 miles (40km) from junction 23 of the M5.
Activities near Glastonbury
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
28 Dec 2012
We won't go into great detail suffice it to say we have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this place is the best we have stayed at. We had a lovely comfortable super king bed... more
06 Oct 2012
The farmhouse was just beautiful and was able to accomodate myself, a friend, my 4 children aged 20,16,5 and3 and my elderly father. It was very clean, maintained and the house was equipped with... more
09 Sep 2012
We were a couple traveling with two teenager through England, Ireland and Scotland and we all voted that Walnut Cottage was the best of all the places. The location in the countryside is beautiful,... more
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|Prices for group size 6|
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|Peak Period||25 Aug 10||1 Sep 10||£ 925||-||-||Flexible|
|Off Peak Period||1 Sep 10||1 Nov 10||£ 625||-||-||Flexible|
|Low Season||1 Nov 10||19 Dec 10||£ 425||-||-||Flexible|
|Christmas Period||19 Dec 10||9 Jan 11||£ 625||-||-||Flexible|
|Low Season||9 Jan 11||3 Apr 11||£ 425||-||-||Flexible|
|Off Peak Period||3 Apr 11||2 Jul 11||£ 625||-||-||Flexible|
|Peak Period||2 Jul 11||4 Sep 11||£ 925||-||-||Flexible|
|Off Peak Period||4 Sep 11||30 Oct 11||£ 675||£ 105||£ 115||3 Nights|
|Low Season||30 Oct 11||18 Dec 11||£ 425||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||18 Dec 11||8 Jan 12||£ 675||£ 105||£ 115||3 Nights|
|Low Season||8 Jan 12||1 Apr 12||£ 425||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|Off Peak Period||1 Apr 12||1 Jul 12||£ 675||£ 105||£ 115||3 Nights|
|Peak Period||1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 975||£ 175||£ 185||3 Nights|
|Off Peak Period||2 Sep 12||4 Nov 12||£ 675||£ 115||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Low Season||4 Nov 12||16 Dec 12||£ 425||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||16 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 675||£ 125||£ 125||3 Nights|
|Low Season||6 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 425||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Off Peak Period||1 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 675||£ 105||£ 115||3 Nights|
|Peak Period||29 Jun 13||3 Sep 13||£ 975||£ 175||£ 185||4 Nights|
|Off Peak Period||3 Sep 13||1 Nov 13||£ 675||£ 105||£ 115||3 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Nov 13||14 Dec 13||£ 475||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||14 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 675||£ 105||£ 115||5 Nights|
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