The Stable-Quaint 2bed cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Stable is one of 4 cottages grouped around a beautiful courtyard garden that belong to At the Farm on the Knowle Estate. This cottage has a bright, English country cottage style interior. It sleeps 4 in two bedrooms-one double and one twin. The living room comfortably seats 3 and has a wooden floor, wood burner, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player and Wi-Fi. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and curved glass shower screen. All bedding and linen provided. The kitchen/diner is well equipped, with cooker, fridge/freezer, dish washer and microwave and seating for 4 people.
Outside -The Stable has its own area with table, chairs and BBQ (in the summer months). There is ample parking, a children's play area with swing set, slide and trampoline and 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 Stable 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 At the Farm. 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 the Tor, 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. Bath is less than an hours drive.
So whether it's a long or short holiday, a visit to one of the local schools or a stopover on business, At the Farm will provide the accommodation you need.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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 (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
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.
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7 Jul 2013
"Lovely setting and excellent base"
We stayed for three nights with our two young daughters and had a wonderful time. Great valley for running with the dog, facilities in the cottage were excellent and we were fortunate to have bbqs ev… More
11 Jun 2013
"Idyllic location - perfect for a weekend away!"
We stayed for two nights and brought our dog with us. The cottage is perfect for a weekend away and is surrounded by lots of fields and countryside which is great for walking the dog. The area would be good for young children too.
The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed and the courtyard garden is a sun-trap!
The property is located in West Compton which is near to the main towns of Wells and Cheddar, both of which are easily accessible. Would recommend visiting Hecks Cider in Street which is very cheap and a day trip to Cheddar.
The owners made us feel very welcome and we would love to go back!
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