Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Bartonstone House is a very welcoming and comfortable property dating back to the 1700s, with flagstone flooring, inglenook fireplaces, old bread oven, and beamed ceilings. The living room, with large woodburner, will envelope you in cosy comfort during the winter months, and the large, sunny dining room opens on to the patio and garden for summer BBQs. Upstairs, the bedrooms include a vaulted, beamed ceiling to the master with views to Glastonbury Tor, and two further double bedrooms, with ensuite and family bathroom. Situated on the outskirts of Butleigh, between Glastonbury and Castle Cary, the house is a short stroll to the village post office and store, and a stone's throw to the village pub which serves excellent food. Perfect for walking/cycling, less than an hour's drive to Bath, Bristol, the Dorset and Somerset coast, and close to Longleat, Stonehenge, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and the rolling Mendip Hills. Great for families and couples, and ideal for exploring the West Country or curling up in front of the fire to watch TV or a DVD.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 35 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The West Country region
Steeped in history and mysticism, with a unique and magical landscape, Somerset has served to grow, inspire and attract some of history's best minds. The rolling landscape and craggy rocks that form the Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge have stirred the emotions of romantic poets and novelists, from Coleridge and Wordsworth to JRR Tolkein. Described by the ancient Welsh Celts and the Saxons as the Land of the Summer People, Somerset is a county of captivating contrasts.
The Somerset coast takes in long sweeping sandy beaches, seaside resorts, harbours and marinas, with Burnham-on-Sea and Weymouth less than an hour's drive away..
Venture inland to an epic countryside of protected landscapes, wild moorlands, ancient woodlands and wetland habitats, dotted with historic towns and villages. At the heart of what makes Somerset tick is its distinctive culture and history that includes willow and cider making, great local food & drink, the legends of Kings Arthur and Alfred and much more. For lovers of Jane Austen, Roman baths and Georgian architecture, nearby Bath offers a feast for a day out. If legends and mysticism are more to your taste, then the Isle of Avalon will feed your imagination with tales of King Arthur and the pilgrims who walked the crisscross of trails to ancient Glastonbury Abbey. And of course, there's the famous Glastonbury Festival for music lovers.
In the heart of King Arthur's Avalon and surrounded by ancient trails taken by pilgrims to Glastonbury Tor and Glastonbury Abbey lies the beautiful little conservation village of Butleigh, with its 14th century church and 16th century pub. Loved by walkers and cyclists, the surrounding Somerset Levels offer a feast for those interested in wildlife. From the house there's a network of footpaths taking you up to vantage points from which to enjoy views of the surrounding countryside.