Park Farm, Somerton, Somerset
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Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 15
Park Farm is a delightful Somerset farmhouse with enormous character and charm set in a hillside location with magnificent views across the Somerset Levels. It offers comfortable and stylish accommodation for up to 15 people. Elegant furnishings and old world charm combine the best of comfort and the nostalgia of a bygone era!
Downstairs: Front door and flagstone hallway linking front and back doors with step down into stunning Homes and Gardens style farmhouse kitchen (the hub of the house) with bespoke cream painted kitchen cabinets and lovely Swedish style furniture including ladder back, rush kitchen chairs and pine topped cream kitchen table and glass fronted corner cabinet. There is an electric AGA, electric induction hob hot plate, American Fridge Freezer, Neff dishwasher, microwave, food processor and scales, filter coffee maker, toaster and everything you could wish to prepare a feast! This opens into the breakfast area with farmhouse kitchen table and chairs and which overlooks the back lawns and woods beyond. Off the kitchen is a flagstone floored Boot/Utility room with washing machine, sink for rinsing things out or cleaning wells and a downstairs loo. A step up from the kitchen you find yourself in a charming beamed Sitting room with flagstones, exotic rugs, comfy sofas, log burner in inglenook, Ipod dock for music. This leads into an elegant dining room with beams, oak dining furniture, inglenook fireplace with log burner - ideal for larger dinner or lunch parties. There is a further spacious sitting room/library with TV, log burner and sumptious Italian leather sofas! There is also a TV room with 42" flatscreen TV, DVD and an excellent choice of films and books as well as toys, puzzles and games for youngsters!
The Bedroom situation: Spacious landing at the end of which you will find a spectacular and very large Master Suite with super kingsize bed and huge ensuite bathroom (walk in shower and dressing room and masses of hanging space and room for at least 50 pairs of shoes!) Second Kingsize bedroom with ensuite bathroom (beams in walls). Two further doubles sharing the family bathroom on the first floor. On the second floor you will find a charming beamed and oak floored ATTIC bedroom with Kingsize oak bed plus twin oak single beds. *Please note this room sleeps four in the SAME room. Further accommodation with SuperKingsize and twin bed in nearby converted barn (Shower and WC/Handbasin). Travel Cot available for babies.
*PARK FARM OFFERS SPACE AND FLEXIBILITY WITH ITS THREE SPACIOUS SITTING ROOMS AND A DINING ROOM UNLIKE SOME HOLIDAY PROPERTIES WHERE YOU HAVE THE TV IN THE ONLY SITTING ROOM. HERE, YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF EATING IN THE DINING ROOM OR IN THE KITCHEN. OUR AIM IS TO GIVE OUR GUESTS MAXIMUM SPACE TO BE TOGETHER WHILST OFFERING THE THE OPPORTUNITY OF FINDING A QUIET CORNER IF THEY WISH AND IN PARTICULAR, ALLOWS CHILDREN TO PLAY OR WATCH TV CLOSE TO THE ACTION BUT IN THEIR OWN ZONE.
The house is set in 40 acres of its own grounds of fields and private woodland in which guests may roam freely. There is a croquet lawn with a Jacques croquet set and a private tennis court with rackets and balls for your use. There are swings within view of the kitchen windows and go karts for the kids, buckets and spades on loan for the beach (Lyme Regis 45 mins or similar to Weston Super Mare) and we can help you as little or as much as you wish with suggestions for days out ie Wookey Hole about 40 mins away or Wells Cathedral around 30 mins drive! You can arrange to have a Home delivery from Tesco or Waitrose after your arrival.
Parking for 10 cars, WIFI, opportunities to walk for miles and from the door. Spectacular scenery all around - peace and quiet yet within easy reach of Somerton with restaurants and pubs and shops or Langport with its historical connections to the Civil War.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||35 mins at Lyme Regis or similar distance to Westo|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol is 45 minutes by car, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 20 mins by car|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The West Country region
Park Farm is close to Somerton (around 5 mins by car) and 7 mins drive from Langport with its leisure centre and outdoor heated pool. You can book a game of squash at the Huish Sports Centre. Langport boasts two butchers, a greengrocer, a Tesco supermarket, petrol, gift shops, bakeries and a local doctors. You can eat excellent Thai and Indian food or order an Indian take-away. There are some lovely river walks and indeed bicycle ride opportunities in and around Langport which is really at the heart of the Somerset Levels. Most supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda (plus Ocado) will home deliver to save you a shopping trip! The Somerset Levels is an area famous for its early inhabitants who lived harsh lives on a group of islands which they reached by dug out canoes. These ancient islands are now the villages of Othery, Middlezoy and Westonzoyland. The region is famous for its withy growing and a visit to the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory is well worth a visit for a very concise explanation on the history of the area. You can also purchase hand crafted baskets of all shapes and sizes!
Nearby Somerton is a charming country town with a wonderful atmosphere and is famous as the alleged ancient capital of Wessex. Here you will find a supermarket, hairdressers, pubs and a good selection of coffee shops and gift shops. The newly refurbished White Hart has just reopened under new management offering first class food and wine in a very smart setting. There is a charming town square with an ancient Butter cross and the town has some interesting architectural buildings.
The climate in our area is generally milder than the North. In the thick of winter, the log burners downstairs together with excellent central heating throughout and the limitless supply of logs to which are welcome, offer a wonderfully cosy house in which you can really enjoy a comfortable and peaceful stay with either family or friends. In the summer, you can sit out on one of the terraces around the table and take in the absolute peace and tranquility all around. The location is truly stunning with pastoral views all around and woodlands behind. There are comfortable garden chairs and benches on which to unwind and relax!
Park Farm is situated on a quiet country lane offering peace and quiet with magnificent pastoral views at the front and woodland behind the property. Somerset has much to offer and the house is only 15 minutes from Glastonbury with its ancient Abbey, Wells with its wonderful Cathedral, Lytes Cary which is a National Trust property and Muchelney Abbey from which pilgrims used to travel via Park Farm to Glastonbury Abbey. In those days you were offered a mug of mead or ale - hospitality remains an important part of Park Farm these days in a more luxurious form it must be said. Here people sleep deep, refreshing sleeps as the thick stone walls offer a great sense of peace and security to those within. The nearby towns of Somerton and Langport offer the convenience of supermarkets but also a wide range of restaurants and pubs. If you are feeling adventurous, you can walk through the private woods at the rear of the property and to the Halfway House Pub which is about half an hour on foot to sample a fine selection of real ales and local ciders. The Smokery at Hambridge is another popular lunch spot offering smoked eel, salmon and meats and delicious salads for relaxing lunches.
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10 Jul 2014
"Beautiful house in a magical setting"
We stayed at Park Farm for a week in June with our family and friends. The house and surrounding area are simply stunning. The house has a lovely feel to it and we settled in straight away. The scener… More
3 Jul 2014
We arrived at the house to be greeted by the owner who gave us a thorough tour. The owners were truly lovely and were very welcoming. They left us a few treats and left us to it leaving their contact … More
5 May 2014
"Fab Weekend, Fab House"
We booked the house for a surprise birthday celebration. The house is everything you expect and more. There were three families, there was plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen is a true dream and… More
It was truly a pleasure to have you and your family (and dearest little baby twins) with us for the weekend. We were so glad to hear you enjoyed the house and it was wonderful to see you all enjoying the gardens and grounds in the sunshine. So glad you all loved it and we sincerely hope to have you all back to stay very soon.
29 Apr 2014
"Fantastic birthday weekend!"
This was a surprise party for my wife. I took the whole family to celebrate my wife's birthday. Four couples, two grandsons and three dogs!Franceska and John are great hosts and were wonderfully … More
So delighted to have been part of this brilliantly organised surprise birthday weekend for such a clearly loved and adored mother and wife and her wonderful family. I was in tears myself when at the end of the tour of the house on arrival, on opening the final door into the kitchen, the birthday girl beheld to her complete surprise, her children, their partners/husbands and the grandchildren : balloons and decorations everywhere! It was a pleasure to have you all with us and we do hope you will return. So glad you managed to explore and that you loved the walks from the farmhouse up into the woods without even having to cross a road.
22 Apr 2014
"Beautiful farmhouse couldn't have asked for more"
The Buckinghams, Carless' and Harrisons spent a weekend at Park Farm in April we had an amazing time and were very sad to leave. The house is just stunning and set in beautiful surroundings. We… More
Thank you for your Review. It was a real pleasure to have you all with us for what felt like too short a stay. So glad the books and toys for the little ones worked out well. We look forward to welcoming you all back really soon. Warmest wishes.
18 Mar 2014
"We wish we could have stayed longer!"
I rented Park Farm for a weekend hen party and it totally exceeded our expectations. As lovely as the photos are, I don't think it did the house justice. It was beautiful and equipped with everyt… More
It was a real pleasure to have you all here. We enjoyed meeting you and your sister and mum and could see that you were all going to have a wonderful time together. We are so glad the house lived up to your expectations and that you could relax and enjoy the space and charm. We would love to welcome you all back in the future and wish you all the very best for your forthcoming marriage.
5 Feb 2014
"Fantastic house in good location"
What a fantastic house for a big group. A lovely welcome from the owners and tour of the house and they were on hand for any questions. With 3 sitting rooms and 3 log burners, there is comfortable spa… More
Thank you for your review and for choosing Park Farm. It was lovely to have you all with us and we are glad that the house provided and space and venue for your gathering. We hope we might see you again the future when you are looking for a country weekend away from it all. Many thanks again.
16 Jan 2014
"Brilliant New Year's visit"
We stayed for 3 nights over new year's and the property was fantastic - exceeded our expecations, and the owners couldn't have been more accommodating, they even moved the contents of the ga… More
Thank you very much for your comments. It was a pleasure to have you all staying and we were very grateful for the conscientious way you left the property (so clean and tidy). We are glad you so enjoyed your stay and do hope you may be able to come back in the future.
8 Jan 2014
"This was the perfect property for our stay"
We had a brilliant stay at Park Farm. I stayed here with my partner, his family and our six month old baby. The house instantly felt very homely and it was lovely to be greeted by the owner, John, a… More
Thank you very much for this review. It was a pleasure having you all with us over Christmas and we were glad the house met your expectations. We were also very grateful for the neat and tidy handover when you left the house - which was much appreciated. We do hope that you may be able to come back and stay again when the weather is a bit better as you could then enjoy some of the surrounding countryside and walks etc. Many thanks again.
4 Jan 2014
"I didn't want to go home!"
We stayed at Park Farm with my partners family and extended family. 3 generations of us stayed for the Christmas break and it was just perfect. Franceska and John had decorated the house with Christma… More
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your Christmas Break and it was our pleasure to host you and your family. We are delighted that despite the battering gales and rain you were all warm and cosy in the farmhouse and that you enjoyed your visit. Perhaps you will be able to return in better weather. Thank you for leaving the house in such good order which was much appreciated. Our best wishes for 2014.
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