The Old Barn at Cherry May Farm, on the edge of the unique Somerset Levels, is a winner of the West Somerset Council Excellence in Building Awards that embraces the very best aspects of 21st Century living with its eco-friendly design, spacious style and fabulous facilities that really make it an exceptional place to stay.
The single-storey accommodation has a large open plan living-room with a luxury kitchen at one end, a wood-burner and exposed beams – and for that extra comfort, luxury throws on the deep comfortable sofas with an adjustable overhead reading light. Bi-fold doors bring in all the fresh air you could need but there is even a free-standing air conditioning unit should you want to use this on hot summer days. The whole of the side of the barn opens onto the large, level enclosed garden, which has uninterrupted countryside views.
The master bedroom has a jacuzzi/jet spa bath and the second bedroom, which can be made up as a double or as singles, has a power shower. The whole building benefits from under-floor heating from the air-source heat pump, with the wood-burning stove for that wonderful rural character.
Facilities include a Bluetooth wireless Bose speaker system for those wishing to connect to their smartphones or to use Spotify or similar to play music, mains chargers for smartphones (IOS and Android), Smart TVs, an Xbox, an extensive library of Blu Ray DVD films, Pure DAB radios in the living-room and both bedrooms and even a professional telescope for those amateur astronomers wishing to benefit from the celebrated dark skies here.
Outside there is a hot tub, a sauna, a large level garden and a tiled lockable outhouse, suitable for storing bikes and walking equipment and within which is a full-sized ironing board and rotating washing line. There is automated lighting in the covered parking-area to guide you in after an evening meal out at one of the pubs or restaurants that you will find recommended in the Cottage Information Folder.
Ramped access and level accommodation will appeal to those with limited mobility.
With easy access to the M5 for exploring the beautiful Somerset Levels, the Mendip and Quantock Hills, Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Wells, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare and the coast, The Old Barn is ideally situated for exploring the area and for keen walkers and cyclists, with nearby Brent Knoll and Brean Down both offering spectacular views across the Bristol Channel. Somerset's famous peat moor and stunning wetlands, a must for ornithologists, are also within easy cycling distance.
An international golf course, driving range, indoor water-park and speedway track are all activities on your doorstep. For the very energetic Cheddar Gorge is only a short drive away and offers clifftop walking, climbing, caving and potholing opportunities, for those with experience.
There are a number of excellent country pubs, carveries and restaurants all within a 10 minute drive and local towns such as Burnham-on-Sea and Wedmore have a range of interesting shops for those holiday treats. There are also two local award-winning farm shops within easy reach.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, Blu-ray/DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Bathroom with spa bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size double or 2'6" twin) beds, TV, iPod dock and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin (also accessed from hall)
Access to Sauna and hot tub
WiFi is suitable for emailing and browsing but not for downloading/streaming films or music.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Covered parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio furniture and gas barbecue
- Full under-floor heating
This property was a winner in the West Somerset Excellence in Building Awards! It continues to live up to that high standard.
There is a high ceiling open plan living space with wonderful bi-fold doors that open up the side of the barn to the garden.
There are lovely places to visit both inland and along the north Somerset coast. This is Weston Super Mare.
Looking down the length of the open plan interior. There is so much space here and at the same time it is warmly welcoming.
The fully enclosed garden has open views across the fields, and a hot tub and sauna in a private corner.
The kitchen is fitted around two walls at the far end of the ground floor. It is superbly equipped for you.
Whether for breakfast....
.. or supper, you will totally relax in these top quality surroundings.
The door in this picture is from the parking-area. There is level access throughout the barn conversion.
Open up the full side of the building to allow the summer in !
At night, the lack of light pollution here means you will be able to enjoy wonderful night skies.
This is the large master bedroom with its king-sized bed and luxurious en suite bathroom.
Even the bedrooms have Smart TVs.
There is plenty of storage space for guests.
The en suite bathroom is beautifully designed with a spa bath as well as the shower.
So many extras have been carefully thought of for guests here.
Another view of the en suite bathroom.
This is the second bedroom which is also en suite.
Excellent quality bed linens and towels are a perfect finishing touch.
The shower-room can also be accessed from the corridor.
Calm, neutral colours add to the tranquility here.
A great night's sleep is the perfect end to a day out exploring Somerset.
The enclosed garden looks out over Cherry May Farm's fields.
Indulge in the hot tub or sauna next to it (just out of the picture) in this sheltered and private corner of the garden.
The sauna is a real treat, in a private corner of the garden next to the hot tub.
One of the namesake cherry trees gives a suitable welcome to Cherry May Farm in the spring.
Looking towards the barn with its bi-fold doors opened up all along the front.
Everything here is simply a treat.
You are welcome to wander through the paddocks and orchard along the footpath.
The Old Barn in its open setting. The barn behind the cottage provides covered parking for guests and secure storage for bicycles etc.
The historic Cathedral City of Wells makes a great outing.
The famous Glastonbury Tor is a short distance away. A great day out.
This immaculately tidy barn is set aside for guests' parking and bikes etc. The front entrance to the cottage is just to the left.
The Bishop's Palace at Wells comes complete with a moat.
The pier and long sandy beach at Weston-super-Mare.
Some of the other residents at the farm.
There is a beautiful place to sit and eat outside, overlooking the fields.
Wells Cathedral is a historic site for a visit.