Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

This luxury, renovated, four star stone barn enjoys views across the Cheddar Valley and to the Mendip Hills by having its living accommodation on the first floor. Two sets of French doors to a glass fronted balcony, give a light and airy feel, and children on the patio beneath are in full view! With high beamed ceilings, stone wall features, and flexible bedroom space,this barn is suitable for your extended family gathering, special occasions, or for business accommodation.

First floor.

The open plan living space, furnished to a high standard, has broadband and WiFi access for your laptop, as well as books, games, DVDs, and flat screen Freeview TV. The kitchen has all you need for cooking and baking if you wish to be "at home" , with added dishwasher if you wish to be "on holiday"! There is one double bedroom, with access to the balcony on the first floor.

Downstairs, the utility room has washing machine and drier, though there is also an outside line for blowy, sunny days.

The kingsize bedroom has a door to the patio, and there is a twin bedded room, most suitable for children.

There is a modern fully tiled shower room.

The barn is adjacent to our house where there is also access to the garden. Although it is in the middle of the village, the barn has a quiet location and only a hundred yards in either direction to the village shop or pub. There are two parking spaces and garaging for bicycles.

Not only is the barn open all year, but the area has an abundance of things to do and places to visit. There are many National Trust properties within easy reach; shopping and history in Wells, Glastonbury, Bath, Bristol and Taunton. Many nature reserves and the AONB provide plenty of outdoor interest, whilst Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, and the newly opened pier at Weston Super Mare, make a wonderful day out for your children.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room
Nearest beach Weston super Mare 24 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 15 km, Nearest railway: Weston Super Mare 24 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

First Floor

Carpeted staircase leads to open plan living area with oak floor and high, beamed ceiling. It comprises dining area with table which opens to seat six; fitted modern kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer; and comfortable living area with SKY Freeview TV, DVD player and WiFi/broadband access. Full length glass French doors from both kitchen and living space, open onto a glass fronted balcony with decking, bistro set and an outdoor, stone staircase. There is also a third, fully carpeted, high beamed double size bedroom on this floor, which also has space for a cot. A door leads to the balcony.

Ground floor.

Both bedrooms are fully carpeted. The king size bedroom has doors to patio and room for a cot, whilst the double room has twin beds.

There is a modern fitted shower room, utility room with washer and drier, and large storage and coat cupboard, under the stairs.

Full gas central heating, with additional heating if required. Cot and High Chair available. Also radio, microwave, hair drier, and iron.

Further details outdoors

Adjacent to our house, there is a private patio, which has area for BBQ and comfortable wooden seating with umbrella and table. Exterior lighting along balcony and down stone steps , with PIR lighting as you arrive into the yard from the drive. Secure for children and pets. Facilities for barbeques, washing line and two parking spaces. Bicycles may be garaged.

The England region

The limestone Mendip Hills rise up from the Somerset Levels, giving spectacular views across the peat moors as far as Exmoor, the sea and the Welsh hills beyond. The hills provide an underground network of caves and potholes, and, on the surface, wonderful walking, beloved by visitors. The peat moors were home to ancient civiisations and are now the home to thousands of wild birds in the many nature reserves.

History tells a great story in Somerset, starting from early man, with many archeological sites, the start of Chrstianity at Glastonbury, through to the mystical legends of King Arthur, and his knights. The Roman and Georgian influence at Bath gives us many fine buildings while the cathedrals , abbeys and castles of Medieval times are some of the most visited places in the county. The sea influence gave Somerset its warm pleasant climate so stock farming led to the sheepskin industries, some now defunct, and to cheese making, which still thrives. Strawberries grow on the slopes of the Mendips and remain a substantial source of income.

Because of its attractive nature, large houses were built in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many now are National Trust properties with interesting gardens open to the public.

Cheddar

Draycott is the centre of the strawberry growing industry, with footpaths in all directions for easy walking as well as the long distance path the West Mendip Way which passes through. There are many local events such as the Strawberry Fayre held in June, Priddy Sheep Fair and Gypsy Horse Fair in August and the Somerset Carnivals held in November. The Bath and West of England Showground is home to many regional events and the attractions at Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole are open all year as are many others.