The Cowstall is a fabulous single-storey detached property in a lovely setting at the top of the original farmstead. This exceptionally high quality barn conversion is set on a working family farm at the heart of Somerset with Wells, Glastonbury, the dramatic Mendip Hills (Cheddar Gorge is a must), and the unique Somerset Levels all within very easy reach.
The Cowstall has bright open plan living/dining/kitchen space with three sets of French doors to the patio. There are open lawns to the front and a very thoughtful enclosed grassy area to the side, offering a shady and secure place for your dog if you wish. Entering the cottage up three exterior steps, there is a good sized utility-room which is ideal for washing off muddy paws and for leaving walking boots and coats.
There are two very comfortable bedrooms off a wide corridor, one with a king-size double bed and large walk-in en suite shower, the other with twin beds. The family bathroom has a wonderful deep bath and a hand held shower attachment.
The Cowstall has been furnished beautifully and is a real home-from-home with all that you could want for your holiday here. Children will love spotting the old milk churn, seeing the cows in the fields, and learning about the past life of the barn. A wall-mounted pebble-effect electric fire, huge flat screen TV, and WiFi make this a lovely choice for out-of-season breaks as well as for summer holidays.
The original farmstead is to the side of the farmhouse, and The Cowstall is in an elevated position above The Piggery and offers a really good level of privacy.
This is a very popular area for cycling with all the ancient drovers' tracks across the Somerset Levels, and for adventurous walking – or caving for the experienced adventurers – in the Mendip Hills. Finding a vantage point at the top of the Mendips above the Ebbor Gorge at Priddy is worth it simply for the view, with the Somerset Levels stretched out in front of you, and on a clear day, views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and pebble-effect electric fire. Electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave and dishwasher
Utility-room with fridge, freezer, washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and TV
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (under-floor heating)
There is a sun-drenched south-facing patio and three sets of French windows from the open plan living area!
The open plan living-room has the original beams for perfect character.
Sunshine fills this wonderful sociable space. The little building beyond the stone wall is a store room for the owner (you will not be disturbed during your stay). The rooftop lower down is The Piggery.
The Cowstall is on a family farm surrounded by fields and gentle rural views.
The kitchen-area has its own set of French windows.
The Cowstall is an extremely spacious and high quality barn conversion with an elevated position looking down over the original farmstead and over the fields beyond.
Another view of the slick fitted kitchen. The door in the corner leads into the utility-room.
This shows another view of the living-room. There is an attractive pebble-effect gas fire set into the wall.
The Cowstall is perfect for relaxation and wonderful for a family or friends' holiday.
The kitchen is kitted-out like a true home-from-home. Everything is excellent quality.
This is the master bedroom which has an en suite shower-room.
Another view of the master bedroom. There is plenty of storage and plenty of space.
Cheerful touches throughout the barn will make you feel very welcome.
This is the superb en suite shower-room to the master bedroom.
The pretty twin bedroom looks out to the front of the barn.
Another shot of the twin bedroom. The tall ceiling gives a wonderful airy feel to this room.
The family bathroom is fabulous.
The Cowstall has all this open space in front of it. It looks downhill towards The Piggery and the fields around. Guests at The Piggery have a back door and washing line but not the use of these open gardens. They are just for guests at The Cowstall.
The famous Cheddar Gorge and the dramatic limestone scenery of the Mendip Hills is a short drive away.
There are two wonderful lakes between Shepton Mallet and Bath - Blagon and Chew Valley.
The beautiful Roman City of Bath is a 40 minute drive away.
Nunney Castle near Frome is a hidden delight. A tiny castle complete with a moat.
Glastonbury and the iconic tor is close by. A walk to the top is rewarded with views across the whole of Somerset. Stunning!