Upton Bourn Lodge – Home 1500353 Lodge
- 6 bedrooms
- 18 sleeps
- min stay varies
Upton Bourn Lodge – Home 1500353
- 6 bedrooms
- sleeps 18
- min stay varies
Lodge / 6 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 18
- Nearest beach 30 km
- Swimming pool
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Stay in a recently converted "grand designs" house, perfect for an extended family or group of friends to celebrate or holiday together. Eighteen can dine together in a fabulous double height room with bi-fold doors leading directly onto the garden and with views over the countryside. The lounge has a wood burner and superb surround sound Smart TV/audio system, then to keep everyone entertained there is the glass fronted games room with pool table and table football. Outside in your private garden enjoy your own hot tub(all year) and large sauna (all year), table tennis and a football field. Relax on your private terrace at the shared heated pool (May to Sept) or play croquet on the lawn (April to Oct). Bedrooms are all large and ensuite and can be configured to suit almost any combination of doubles and singles. Two bedrooms are in the smaller detached Spring Barn a stones throw away sharing access to a shower room with their own lounge. If the house is booked for 18 then
Stay in a recently converted "grand designs" house, perfect for an extended family or group of friends to celebrate or holiday together. Eighteen can dine together in a fabulous double height room with bi-fold doors leading directly onto the garden and with views over the countryside. The lounge has a wood burner and superb surround sound Smart TV/audio system, then to keep everyone entertained there is the glass fronted games room with pool table and table football. Outside in your private garden enjoy your own hot tub(all year) and large sauna (all year), table tennis and a football field. Relax on your private terrace at the shared heated pool (May to Sept) or play croquet on the lawn (April to Oct). Bedrooms are all large and ensuite and can be configured to suit almost any combination of doubles and singles. Two bedrooms are in the smaller detached Spring Barn a stones throw away sharing access to a shower room with their own lounge. If the house is booked for 18 then this will include an extra barn (The Cider Barn) with own bedroom, and open plan lounge, kitchen diner, so giving 7 bedrooms in total. The house is completely private with its own entrance, lots of parking and fields on two sides. If you would like we can help you tailor your celebration or holiday with a chef, catering and meals in local pubs as well as activities on-site such as archery, axe throwing and pampering or off site such as cider tasting, golf and clay pigeon shooting. Google "Tobooka" to see whats on offer . We also offer a full service package with towels, robes, daily housekeeping, welcome groceries and end of let tidy up. Just ask for details.The main house has three reception rooms plus a kitchen and utility room, every room leads out into the garden with wraparound patios and paths and the house is incredibly light due to the double height glass and bi-fold or French doors. All rooms are open plan to create a really sociable environment. The kitchen is fully equipped for a large group with a range cooker, two dishwashers, an extra oven and microwave, its granite worktops and maple inlaid units make cooking a delight, chat to friends in the dining room or snuggle around the wood burner. All four bedrooms in the main house are ensuite (the main bathroom interconnects with two bedrooms), with high quality mattresses you will have a great nights sleep and be refreshed in the morning with a power or rain shower or relax in the double ended bath. There are another two bedrooms and shower room in the smaller barn which also has its own sitting area for a quiet coffee and croissant.The bedrooms can be configured in a variety of ways to suit almost any group, with some on the ground floor making access very easy. Bedroom one is a King with ensuite shower room and extra daybed (sleeps 3 max), bedroom two has a SuperKing zip and link bed plus a daybed (sleeps 3 max) with a large ensuite shower room, bedroom three has a Superking zip and link bed and 2 daybeds (sleeps 4 max) and shares a bathroom (rain shower and double ended bath) with bedroom four upstairs which also has a Superking zip and link bed and day bed (sleeps max 3). The smaller barn has a Super King zip and link and a single (sleeps 3 max) and a double bedroom (sleeps 2).
Location description from owner
The England region
South Somerset is a beautiful area with the wildlife and mists of the Somerset Levels, the history and legends of Glastonbury and King Arthur, the lovely hamstone towns and villages and maybe best of all the pubs, cider and local produce. Within an hour you can vist 2 coasts, the towns of Bristol and Bath, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor, Cheddar Gorge, undiscovered villages like Somerton and Langport with their fantstic local shops and cafes. You can walk along the Yeo or the Parrett or hire cycles and bike along quiet lanes.
The Barn is located in the picturesque village of Long Sutton with its blue lias houses, a church, pub and shop located around the village green. Within 1 mile there are 2 other pubs, one being regarded as the best in Somerset. Within 20 minutes you can visit Glastonbury with its Tor, Abbey and unusual shops and restaurants, Street with its Factory outlet shopping, several wildlife sanctuaries, langport, Somerton, multiple National Trust houses and open gardens, Haynes Motor Museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum etc etc. The area is also full of local Cider Farms that can be visited(& sampled) as well as a farm shop within a mile, a local smokery and several local butchers, greenbrocers and delis.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Super King Bed 4 Single Beds
Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 3: Super King Bed 3 Single Beds
Bedroom 4: Super King Bed 3 Single Beds
Bedroom 5: Double Bed
Bedroom 6: Super King Bed 3 Single Beds
- 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites, 1 Toilet Only
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (heated)
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Staffed property
- Table tennis
- Pool or snooker table
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
Interaction with guest
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated::
- 16 Apr 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
This Lodge has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 18. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 May 2014. Located in Somerset, it has 63 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1995 to £5175.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Apr 2017.
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– based on 63 reviews
- Very Good
“Family and friend birthday holiday”
Amazing time had at the lodge great space for 14 of us, dining area great for big evening meals, the heated pool hot tub and sauna were perfect and used a lot. Pretty cottage garden and a great field for ball games, lovely village with lovely pubs the Devonshire arm and a short drive is the halfway house both excellent. The owners were very helpful if you needed anything.
We had an amazing experience staying at Upton Bourn Lodge and Spring Barn. The booking was easy and hassle free, the directions and checking in procedure was also very easy and well structured. We were met by one of the staff/caretakers who helped us to settle in and answered all of our questions. The properties themselves were outstanding in all areas; cleanliness, modern, functional, kitchen equipment, audio visual equipment, outside facilities, etc. I cant find any reason to make anything other than statements of complete satisfaction. The weather was very stormy the entire time although the properties and quality of furnishings and fittings more than made up for our slightly dampened spirits - there were amply games and children s toys to keep them occupied indoors. The only negative perhaps would be that we had to bring our own towels and due to the fact most of our extended family flew from various locations we had to buy towels. In summary, this is a perfect venue for an extended family reunion or a quiet relaxing holiday, whichever your looking for. We'll definitely be back. Thanks Gill and Simon!
“Large group enjoying the first spring warmth of 2016 and many board games”
I hosted a large number of folks who regular meet with each other at a number of venues. Upon Bourn Lodge met all of our requirements with large open areas and a highly configurable room setup. Wifi provided and an excellent TV system in the main room. I'd suggest only using the wood burner in the living room if its very cold as that thing kicks out some serious heat. Multiple ovens, double large fridges and a freezer ensure you've enough space for everything. Local supermarket delivered to the door. There is also a huge supply of plates, pans, utensils etc. I would recommend you bring sharp knives if carving. Excellent recycling from the local council, so everything is sorted out. Useful when your group consumes a number of bottles and tins. The Lodge isn't isolated although it does have access to fields and its own hot tub and sauna, all put to good use over the weekend. If you wanted total isolation this isn't it. The owner provided a good walk around and tour on arrival, the property is in good condition. A welcome cake was a nice touch. Hot water and heating were amazing. A booklet of hints, tips, local attractions is provided and useful. The property provides no towels, if you're organising the event I suggest bringing some had towels along for the various bathrooms. I am looking to book the property again in the future.
“Nice house, friendly owner”
We stayed at this property for a long weekend. The owner had provided us with very helpful information before we arrived and as a result we managed to book a meal at a local pub. There were 11 in our group ranging in ages from 12yrs to 72yrs. We ate at the lime kiln inn on Saturday evening and had a fabulous meal. Very generous portions and attentive staff. The house was clean and well equipped although we did have to take our own bath towels and hand towels which I think for the price we paid for the weekend these should be included. Some of the downstairs bedrooms were quite chilly and we needed to keep the heating on to take the chill off. The hot tub and sauna were a nice touch. Wifi was very poor and found we could only get a signal in the dining area, although we did have a lot of devices. Would have been nice to have sky tv or sky sports. Beds were comfy and plenty of storage. Hot water was fine all weekend. Walked to the local village and visited cheddar gorge and Clarks shopping village during our stay. Both worth a visit. Used the local Indian and Chinese takeaways as well neither delivered but food was tasty and reasonable. Owner Gill was very helpful and also made us a lovely fruit fake which was appreciated. Plenty of room to spread out in the lounge and was nice to all be able to sit together for meals.
“A lovely place to stay, perfect for a group of friends or larger families”
To celebrate a 50th birthday, 7 of us stayed at Upton Bourn Lodge because of the wealth of facilities there (sauna, hot tub, pool table, table football, log burner, large TV with blue ray and surround sound, free WiFi, swimming pool in the summer). The lodge is modern and bright, and has wonderfully large, open communal areas and plenty of bedrooms with the Spring Barn available to us as well. There are ground floor amenities and bedrooms for anyone with limited mobility, but we're still a fairly sprightly bunch and made good use of the outdoor areas, as it has been a mild January, although we stayed on site rather than explore the area because of the early, dark nights and occasional rain. There are plenty of different board games in the lounge, to help keep younger generations occupied and enjoy shared family time, and there are multiple fridges and cookers if you need to cater for large parties. A home made fruit cake and fully laid out tea tray greeted us, which was a lovely, personal touch, although I would recommend you heed the advice and bring towels! ( 2 of our party didn't, so the washing machine came in handy and the spirit of sharing won through) Upton Bourn Lodge is an excellent venue, in a lovely setting and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great place to stay with a large group.
Owner's reply: Andrea...thank you for all the kind words and we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. I wish I had known about the towels as I would have brought some up for you.....but sounds like you had a good team approach on this that worked. Hope you come and stay again when the pool is open and the sun shining!
“Fantastic long weekend”
Upton Bourn Lodge was a lovely place to stay. Our group of 12 had a really great long weekend away. Perfect for relaxing in the colder months! Gill was so kind and helpful when we had some trouble adjusting the radiators. Highly recommended and we hope to come again.
“Perfect for groups of friends with kids to catch up”
We had a lovely stay at Upton Bourne lodge (and Spring Barn). The house was very modern and had everything you needed even for a large group of 13 adults and 7 children - plenty of kitchenware to cater for all. The bedrooms were all a very good size with plenty of space for cots etc. The living room was large and great for evening relaxing once the children went to bed with again plenty of space for everyone to sit. The hot tub was well appreciated :-) The house was so good, we didn't venture out much but did make it to the Devonshire arms for a pub lunch, which again was great food and very accommodating for such a large group. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
“A lovely, extremely spacious place with lots of facilities”
Stayed in this gorgeous place with four friends. We all had such a fantastic time. The beds were so comfortable and the rooms were all spacious and very nicely decorated, The house was clean and the bathrooms were all really lovely. The amount of facilities on site were amazing. There were two dishwashers, two ovens as well as a washing machine and plenty of kitchen utensils. The swimming pool was really great and what a sun trap! The sauna and hot tub were fantastic. We were totally spoilt really. The owners were on site (in their own house) and were extremely helpful, however they left us to enjoy our holiday but if we needed them, they were around which was very handy. We would thoroughly recommend Upton Bourn Lodge and we would certainly stay there again.
“Fantastic house for our hen do”
Upton Bourn Lodge was as stunning in real life as it was in the photos. The large kitchen and dining room plus beautiful patio were our main bases as a big group, which were perfect for socialising and relaxing in the autumn sun. The rooms were all spacious and comfortable, though we did have to ask for a couple more duvet covers so some of the ladies could spread themselves out rather than sharing beds, which Gill gave us quickly and happily. The hot tub was definitely everyone's favourite feature, as the weather was a little chilly for us all to brave the swimming pool. The whole place felt so tranquil and had everything we needed, which made for a smooth and relaxing stay. It was especially handy when cooking for ourselves that basic condiments and a good selection of cookware were all stocked. Two dishwashers were also great for our big group! The only thing that puzzled us was being asked to pay a £300 breakages deposit on arrival, as it wasn't mentioned in any of our email communications or arrival information. Overall though, a fabulous place in a gorgeous setting. We had a great time and would come back again!
“I would recommend this place to anyone!”
The house and accompanying barn provided the perfect place for our group of friends (14 adults and 3 small children, to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday in style. The house has everything you need from the kitchen equipment, pool, sauna, hot tub, games room, kids toys, board games, outdoor space, large dining area, large comfy bedrooms - but is also well positioned and has some awesome pubs and great walks on its door step. We had the family rooms beyond the games room so we could shut the door off at night to keep noise down - I would recommend getting a curtain or something for the upstairs room to dampen the sound - otherwise I can't think of anything else to suggest. I hope it doesn't become too popular as I will definitely be going back!! Thanks Gill!
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