Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Stable Loft is a spacious, modern 1st floor apartment above a working stable. It has panoramic views across fields to the Mendips from the sitting room and kitchen, and far reaching views from bedrooms and bathrooms over the Winscombe vale to Weston super Mare. It is uniquely situated in 10 acres of pasture and horse riding (lessons and hacking) is available on site. .

Ideal for all country pursuits, especially walking, fishing, mountain biking, caving, or touring the area . A huge range of attractions are available locally including Cheddar, Weston super Mare, Bath, Bristol, Longleat, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury & Wells just to name a few. A great place for a family holiday.

The luxury accommodation is finished to a high standard and decorated in a bright modern style, with open plan living, dining, superbly fitted kitchen complete with built in cooker and ceramic hob, and breakfast bar with 2 stools. The glass dining table seats 4 and there is a double sofa bed for extra visitors. A travel cot is available if required. Both bedrooms are EN-SUITE, with the twin room having a large, wet room shower and the double room having a luxury fitted bathroom.

The utility room contains the central heating boiler and is fitted with a washing machine and indoor line and is ideal for drying wet clothes or coats.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach Weston super Mare 13 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 600 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol International - cheap flights from Europe. 14 km, Nearest railway: Weston super Mare 13 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

There is a bright , spacious, sunny interior ,very well fitted kitchen and large, modern luxurious bathrooms. The living area has windows on three sides and the light streams in whatever time of day it is. Lovely views form all windows.

Further details outdoors

Superb countryside views, with 10 acres of fields surrounding - suitable for walking or playing in. Abundance of wildlife inc. rabbits, deer, foxes, owls. There are picnic tables available in the stable yard , for sitting and watching the horses being exercised. Ideal for families with pony mad children, or couples who like a quiet country break. We can e mail you our riding price list if required. We offer hacking on the Mendip hills or riding instruction on our all weather arena for all ages and abilities. During school holidays we have a varied programme of exciting riding activities for children please e mail or ring for details.

Further details

Friday changeover day. Sorry no smoking or pets. Not suitable for those with walking difficulties due to staircase.

The Somerset region

Somerset is ideally located for a relaxing countryside, seaside or touring holiday. It is easily reached by air (Bristol Airport 15km) and road (A38, M5) – London being only about 2½ hours drive away. Because of it's good road network it is an ideal base for touring the west or south of England – the surrounding counties of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire all have a wealth of beautiful countryside and tourist attractions.

Somerset boasts a wide variety of countryside from the rugged hills and forests of the Mendips, Quantocks and Blackdown , ideal for walking, mountain biking and riding; to the flat moorlands and waterways of the Somerset levels, which are perfect for fishing, bird watching and cycling.

Somerset cities include the smallest City in England, Wells, with it's magnificent cathedral, the bustling city of Bristol with it's excellent shopping centres and famous suspension bridge and SS Great Britain, to the Regency City of Bath with it's beautiful stone buildings and Roman baths. Other nearby attractions include Longleat Safari Park, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey, Blagdon and Chew Valley lakes (sailing, fishing, walking), Street shopping village (35 min drive) and Weston super Mare for shopping and seaside.


Shipham is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is perfect for walking being located on the West Mendip Way and linked by miles of footpaths - some through tranquil meadows and forest paths and others rugged and wild taking you to the highest point of the Mendips at Beacon Batch. The area is popular with walkers, riders, mountain bikers and cavers.

Within 5 minutes walk of Stable Loft is Shipham village with it's Pub, local hotel and restaurant, and butchers, where you can also buy newspapers , provisions and homemade pies and cakes. The excellent new village hall hosts many social and sports events . In the village square is Lennies a tiny (2 tables ) cafe where you can sit and have afternoon tea on the village green, or a short walk up Cuck Hill brings you to Lillypool Cafe and Cheese and Cider Farm where you can sample the local produce. For a larger selection of shops including banks, supermarkets and gift shops, try Winscombe or Cheddar , the home of Cheddar cheese (both about 5 mins drive).

Horse riding is available from our own stables - either instructional lessons or hacking through Rowberrow Forest and onto the Mendips. Other outdoor pursuits including dry slope skiing are available at Lyncombe Lodge (5 mins drive), and there are numerous golf courses within easy reach. If you enjoy fishing there is coarse, fly and sea fishing available . A trip to Cheddar Gorge to see the world famous caves and perhaps try your hand at potholing, is well worth the visit, whilst Wookey Hole has breathtaking caves with it's very own witch, dinosaur valley and a Victorian paper mill among other attractions. There is an excellent sports centre and swimming pool in Cheddar, as well as go-kart and banger racing.