The Coach House is in a tranquil hilltop position with countryside views over Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire and is close to historic Glastonbury, Wells and Bruton. French windows lead from the open plan sitting/dining-room, with toasty wood-burner – and galley kitchen through the archway – to the fully enclosed patio. There is a really spacious first floor suite with a bedroom and bathroom, an equally spacious double bedroom and a further twin bedroom downstairs along with the family bathroom. The cottage is ideal for multi-generational family groups and the setting is all about peace and quiet and gentle countryside with the great bonus that the Owners welcome several dogs. The outside space is small but completely enclosed and private and for long dog walks the countryside all around is lovely. This independent wing to the Owners' home is accessed from the original courtyard with covered parking between the pillars to set the scene. The cottage is a real home-from-home with very flexible accommodation for a family or a group of friends.
If you are simply looking for a quiet break away from it all there are walks all around, with forest walks to the Cranmore Tower, up in the Mendips or around the National Trust's beautiful gardens at Stourhead. A great target if you set off on foot with your dog to enjoy the network of local footpaths and lanes is the Strode Arms in Cranmore – mentioned in the Good Pub Guide. For a bit of history – Glastonbury Tor, the Cathedral City of Wells and historic Bath are nearby. For a family outing, Longleat Safari Park is another excellent excursion. Bruton, which is six miles away, has the Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery. For shopping you can visit the Mulberry shop and designer outlet shops at Kilve Court just a couple of miles away on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet! There is something for everyone in this lovely part of the South West.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player, iPod connection and wood-burner
Galley Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed (6')
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
Access to Laundry-room with washing machine
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture
- Automated woodchip-fired CH
The Coach House is part of an old coaching courtyard.
Outside there is an enclosed patio with rural views beyond the owner's garden.
There is a really homely living room with a wood burning stove for out of season breaks.
French windows lead directly out onto the patio.
The open plan layout of the ground floor has plenty of room for this farmhouse dining table
This is the courtyard entrance to The Coach House - through the middle door.
There is a little galley style kitchen off the living area.
Another view of the ground floor so that you can see the seating and eating areas.
Looking towards the Coach House with its sheltered private patio.
This is the double bedroom, with a king size bed, on the ground floor.
The ground floor double bedroom is really spacious and light.
Another view of this bedroom.
This is the twin bedroom also on the ground floor. There is a bathroom just across the corridor.
Upstairs is a further double bedroom, a high ceilinged spacious room with a super-king sized bed
Another view of the first floor bedroom
This is the bathroom on the first floor, it can be used as the dedicated bathroom for the first floor bedroom as there is another bathroom downstairs for those two bedrooms
This is the ground floor bathroom.
As you arive at the property, you drive through this entrance into the old courtyard. The Old Coach House is then to the left.
Glastonbury Tor is an iconic landmark in Somerset. It is well worth the steep walk to the top.
The Strode Arms in Cranmore, just a couple of miles away and in the Good Pub Guide.
Wells, an historic Cathedral City, has plenty to offer for a great day out.
Wells Cathedral is a short distance away.
The National Trust gardens at Stourhead are not far.
You can enjoy the stunning sunsets from this property.
This is the courtyard entrance to the cottage.
This is the pretty country lane leading to the cottage - this is a lovely area for walking.
The entrance from the lane.
Another view of the setting for The Coach House, taken from the far side of the Owners' garden.