Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
As soon as you drive through the gates and take in the incredible views over 4 counties, you won't be disappointed by your stay at The Grove. Converted in 2008, Springfield Farm and The Grove has since won awards and been featured on BBC1 for the quality of the work. With two large double bedrooms upstairs with their own shower room and two further large doubles on the lower ground floor with a large family bathroom (including large walk-in shower), The Grove is perfectly suited to almost every combination of family or group. On the ground floor is a large sitting room with 3 large sofas complete with DVD/TV as well as a large kitchen dining area with oval dining table and separate breakfast bar.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston-Super-Mare 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol International 15 km, Nearest railway: Bath Spa 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs, the very large master bedroom has its own walk in wardrobe, whilst a further large double on this floor is furnished with twin single beds. All bedrooms are furnished in simple, chic style. The family bathroom has a large walk in shower plus bath and WC. Upstairs there is a shower room with WC. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances including dishwasher and washing machine. Central heating at The Grove is automatically controlled via thermostats so the temperature is constantly monitored to ensure comfort. Throughout, the house is furnished with pieces of our own furniture - beautiful wooden beds from France with bespoke new mattresses make for a good nights sleep. Outside on the terrace you can see over 40 miles with the lake in the foreground and across to Wales, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. It really is quite breath-taking.
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample parking for up to 6 cars. Springfield Farm is entered through automatic gates and is very private. There are tables and chairs outside for guests use as well as BBQ facilities. Set in 20 acres of its own private land, you can walk in an area of outstanding natural beauty and special scientific interest from your back door. There are walks across the Mendips behind you and walks down through Chew Valley in front. The Chew Valley Lake is one of the UK's most visited habitats for bird watchers and is also one of the top spots for fishing. A further five minutes drive and you can reach the Cheddar Gorge - famous for it's caves, potholing and rock climbing. Equestrian facilities and golf are also both available nearby.
The Grove is a no-smoking environment and unfortunately we cannot allow pets - we have our own very friendly labrador dogs, cats, horses and chickens. There is a music studio on-site which has artists recording from time to time and accommodation as part of a recording session can be arranged. Sorry but we don't accept bookings for Hen or Stag weekends so if you are booking as a group of single ladies or gentlemen expect to be asked about the reason for your stay.
The West Country region
The Grove is situated almost exactly between Bath and Bristol. Bath is a World Heritage site and has some of the most beautiful Georgian architecture in the UK as well as the world-famous Roman Baths after which it takes its name. Bristol is a thriving city with a wealth of music, art and shopping on offer - the latter via the new Cabot Circus development which has amongst others a large Harvey Nichols store. Just ten minutes away is the smallest city in England - Wells. The cathedral and surrounding buildings are a real jewel and the music from both the choristers and the musicians at the Cathedral School is world-famous. A little further on is the town of Glastonbury and the village of Pilton - the site of the biggest music and arts festival in the UK. Whichever direction you head in, The Grove is perfectly placed to explore what Somerset has to offer.
Wells has a market day on Wednesday and Saturday and outstanding music can often be heard both in the cathedral and the associated music buildings around it. Glastonbury festival takes place at the end of June. Bath has a well-known series of literary festivals throughout the year. Just ten minutes from The Grove are the caves at Cheddar and Wookey Hole - with Cheddar also offering excelling rock-climbing. About 30 minutes away you can find either Longleat towards Warminster, or heading south, you can visit the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton with its air craft carrier exhibition and Concorde. Bath is a fantastic day out and Bristol has award-winning museums like the SS Great Britain. Even the Harptree villages hold an annual festival in September of music and dance for all the family. Within The Grove, you'll find details of all the local attractions and places to visit.
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4 Nov 2013
"Brilliant place with views to die for"
We have been away for an extended family weekend each year in the past 5 and this accommodation rates as the best. Generous welcome pack on arrival (not just a bottle of plonk), well equipped kitchen… More
27 Jun 2013
"Decent rental - remote but attractive location"
We stayed here as a family of 4 along with 4 other family members. The house was well appointed and nicely finished without being brilliant. The house is laid out on 3 levels with the main living area… More
21 May 2012
Fantastic place. Clean, spacious, very well equipped, wonderful views.… More
20 May 2012
"Fabulous accommodation and location"
Just spent a fabulous weekend with a group of girlfriends. The Grove suited us perfectly. Spacious and high quality accommodation. We had every amenity we could wish for. The location is beautiful wit… More
23 Apr 2012
"Fantastic cottage, perfect for families"
We spent four nights at The Grove and loved it. The cottage is spacious and well appointed, especially the large family bathroom with its fab monsoon shower! There were some nice touches like the welc… More
12 Feb 2012
We booked last minute and had no real expectations, but this place blew us away! It has a huge kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, breakfast bar and table with room for 7 or 8. There is a fab lounge with plenty of sofa space, the bedrooms are all decent size - the main bedroom is exceptional. There are two bathrooms, both with showers, but the downstairs one has a waterfall shower that is bliss.
The location is on a farm in a lovely part of Somerset, and there are nearby pubs and towns with good local produce available. We heartily recommend Roger Wilkins cider farm, which the owner kindly told us about and gave directions to.
All in all, an excellent place to stay, and we are planning to go back again.
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