This converted single-storey barn is in a peaceful rural position on the edge of Somerset’s Mendip Hills, within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Wells. Ashey Barn is a perfect base for a walking holiday or for visiting the historic sites of this varied county – Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and the unique Somerset Levels. With lofty open plan living space and a really large double bedroom, the accommodation is particularly spacious, sitting in its own dedicated area within the extensive grounds of the Owner's lovely country house. The property has its own private driveway off a quiet country lane, off-road parking and a south-facing garden – you could not find a more convenient or relaxing place to stay.
It is good to find a property for two that is so spacious with great space outside too – French windows to the patio and a sheltered garden. The garage is for you to use – ideal for storing bikes if you wish to bring them. Easy access from the M4 and M5, via Bristol is a bonus and yet the location could not feel more peaceful, surrounded by pretty countryside and with the Mendip Hills rising gently above the village. Join the Mendip Way at Burrington Combe just a mile or so up the valley, or explore the famous Cheddar Gorge and its lesser known 'sister' The Ebbor Gorge – where you will find the most amazing panoramic views right across the Somerset Levels. Dogs are welcome here and you will find country walks right on the doorstep. A few miles further along the valley are Blagdon and Chew Valley Lakes, and there is a wonderful walk at Burrington Reservoir too. Axbridge is well worth a visit – a medieval town with stunning timber-framed buildings.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and CD player. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6" twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Utility-cupboard with washing machine
Access to Garage with freezer and tumble-drier
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Travel cot
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Garage and private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full electric CH
Another view of the open plan layout, the high ceilings and French windows mean that there is plenty of light.
There are gardens on two sides of Ashey Barn, with a patio area for eating outside if you wish. This is a very private setting.
Somerset is a beautifully varied county. This view across the levels, with Glastonbury Tor in the distance is taken from a vantage picnic point at the top of the Mendips.
You can eat inside or out, at the picnic table in the garden
This is a very spacious cottage for two - you can enjoy peaceful meals together in this tranquil setting
The kitchen is fitted around the corner of the open plan living space.
All the essential equipment that you will need is provided.
The bedroom has a wonderful king-sized bed and plenty of space for storage too.
There is a shower-room with an excellent sized shower.
The garden is divided into two parts, all dedicated to the cottage and not overlooked by anyone else at all. The owner's house is some distance away.
This is the entrance hall with a useful settle for taking off your walking boots after a day out exploring the Mendip Hills.
The patio and picnic table, just outside the French windows.
The L-shaped sofas create a relaxing area in the room.
The north Somerset coast is an easy drive to the West. This is the boardwalk at Weston-super-Mare.
This is the Blagdon Reservoir just a few miles away - a beautiful place for a walk.
There are some lovely places to visit within a short drive of the cottage. This is medieval Axbridge to the south.
Wells Catherdral City is a wonderful place to visit.
The Mendip Hills are home to some spectacular scenery. This is Cheddar Gorge, but the lesser known Ebbor Gorge is also nearby.
There is plenty of parking and your own drive entrance. The garage is extra space for you to use, and houses some of the domestic equipment.