The Hayloft is a wonderfully tranquil bolt-hole for two in a rural edge of village setting near the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells. Close to the incredible RSPB wildlife sanctuaries of the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills with their rugged gorges, this is a perfect and comfortable base for exploring the area. The contemporary open plan first floor living area has been lovingly designed to retain its original character with painted stone walls, beams, wooden shutters and countryside views. It is spacious and welcoming and everything is very high quality. On the ground floor there is a really large wet-room and the extra special treat of a sauna for guests to enjoy at the end of a day out.
The little gardens wrap around The Hayloft so that you can pick your spot and enjoy the views and the sunshine at different times of the day. A delightful sheltered seating-area is set within the walls of what used to be the pigsty. As well as the famous landmarks of Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge, Somerset has a wonderful landscape that celebrates the Levels and the nature reserves are a must. Greylake, West Sedgemoor and Ham Wall are home to flocks of migratory birds whilst Swell Woods is the seasonal home for hundreds of nesting herons. You can even book a special RSPB canoe trip to see the wildlife close up (seasonal and needing to be booked well in advance). The Levels are criss-crossed with ancient tracks and lanes – perfect for cycling! In addition to Wells and Glastonbury, the historic city of Bath is not far and there is a stunning route to get there up and over the top of the Mendip Hills.
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin. Sauna. Cupboard with washing machine/drier
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. TV and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Double bed (5')
Take care on the stairs which are quite steep and mind your head on the low bathroom door as it is lower than standard.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH and under-floor heating
The Hayloft is a fabulous studio style retreat, a lovely barn conversion that includes a sauna and wet room on the ground floor.
The wonderful old stone pigsty is now a sheltered place for guests to enjoy a glass of wine.
There is seating at the front of the Hayloft and also around the corner of the building where there is another little grassy area for guests.
The open plan first floor has plenty of light and is divided into sleeping, relaxing and kitchen/dining areas.
The original shuttered windows open wide so that you can take in the views over the farmstead and farmhouse to the front.
High ceilings and original beams have kept the character of this lovely old building.
The kitchen area has been careful thought through so that guests have plenty of space and all the equipment they will need for meals in.
As well as the little dining table there is this breakfast bar
Start the day with a treat for breakfast. The whole purpose of this bolt-hole is for guests to relax and feel at home.
There is a comfortable sofa at the heart of the room
The bed is at the far end of the open plan living space, with clever use of the bookshelf to make it feel tucked away.
The linens are top quality and this comfy bed is perfect at the end of the day.
The sauna is on the ground floor in the corner of the shower-room. Perfect for easing muscles after walking in the Mendip Hills above Wells
The shower is wet-room style - this is a very spacious room.
Make the most of this extra treat!
There is plenty of room for two.
Deep windowsills and the original wooden shutters add to the lovely atmosphere here.
Back upstairs the dining-table fits well alongside the kitchen.
This lovely orchard is just behind the Hayloft - there are sometimes sheep grazing here. Such a traditional sight.
Another view of the setting for The Hayloft. The owner's farmhouse is just out of shot to the right of this picture.
This is the entrance to the farm.
The cottage is just a few miles from the Cathedral City of Wells for a shot of culture and of course some holiday shopping.