Wellesley Park is something really special, a cluster of beautifully presented individual properties in the gentle countryside just outside Somerset’s historic Cathedral City of Wells. Guests at Hayloft have the bonus of an exclusive spa which includes a stunning heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, all-weather tennis court (bring your own rackets and balls), lake fishing (don’t forget your rods and licence), and a library with views of Wells Cathedral and the backdrop of the Mendip Hills in the distance. Hayloft is situated on the edge of the Park with views over the countryside and a very high degree of privacy in its fully enclosed garden. This exceptionally high quality property has a very welcoming open plan layout on the ground floor with French windows to the garden. The kitchen island is a focal point of the living space which is spacious and light. The luxurious bedrooms, two with en suite facilities and one next to the family bathroom, are set over the first and second floors. Guests bringing their dogs will love the huge dedicated exercising field.
South-facing Hayloft has under-floor heating throughout and the floor to ceiling windows which are a feature of one whole face of the building let the light come flooding in. It is lovely to stay in a property that is so open to the views and yet so private too. The spa facilities for those living or staying at Wellesley Park are fabulous, immaculately maintained and are there for you to enjoy – we are sure that you will understand that there are just a few rules to take note of which are for the benefit of all and for your safety. A holiday here gives you easy access to the historic Cathedral City of Wells with the cathedral of course, the Bishop’s Palace and the cathedral green which is surrounded by medieval buildings. There is a twice weekly street market at the heart of Wells where you can sample delicious hot food as well as local produce to take away. Out and about you are just below the Mendip Hills. As well as the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole caves, there is a stunning vantage point at the top of the hill above the lesser known Ebbor Gorge where you can quite literally see the whole of Somerset! If you set out in the other direction from Hayloft you will quickly find the Somerset Levels. To set the scene try an ancient route from Hayloft, just up the lane, via Launcherley towards Glastonbury. This unique landscape is home to some incredible RSPB bird sanctuaries which are a sight to be seen, especially out-of-season at migration or nesting time, whether you are a bird-watcher or not. A bit further afield you have Bruton with the famous international Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery, Frome with its monthly artisan market which people travel to from far and wide, and for a bit of pampering, visit the Mulberry store at the Kilver Designer Outlet in Shepton Mallet or the Clarks Shopping Village at Street. Even the Wells or Glastonbury reclamation yards are a day’s outing in themselves with some extraordinary treasures to discover. There is so much to see but of course only if you can tear yourselves away from the luxury of Hayloft and the spa!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Gas hob, electric double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
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')
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5'), TV and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
There is a lake in the communal grounds, please take care of children. The spa and pool opening hours are from 8am to 7.30pm, (10am - 6pm on Sundays, closed on Christmas Day); children are to be supervised in the pool at all times.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- LPG-fired CH (full under-floor)
- Shared use of swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, sauna, steam room, gym and library
Hayloft is in an exclusive setting at Wellesley Park, with a fully enclosed garden, private parking and the use of a wonderful spa.
The heated indoor swimming pool in the spa has views across the valley to Wells Cathedral.
This is the spa building in the beautifully kept grounds, which houses a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and library.
Back at Hayloft the ground floor is open plan, with doors to the patio and fully enclosed lawned garden.
The fabulous kitchen island is a focal point in this sociable space.
The dining-table is set to one side of the room which has plenty of light and space.
The bespoke kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped to make this lovely property a real home-from-home.
Another view of the dining-area. The front door to the property is beyond it, in the corner of the room.
Everything here is to a very high standard - as well as being a great fun place to stay with family or friends.
This is the master bedroom on the second floor. High ceilings and floor to ceiling windows add to the space in this gorgeous room.
Another view of the master bedroom which has the feel of a private suite.
This is the large en suite shower-room for the master bedroom.
What a room to start off the day in. The views are over the garden below and the hillside beyond.
This is the second double bedroom on the first floor. There is a Juliet balcony looking out over the countryside.
Another view of the second double bedroom.
This is the en suite shower-room for the second double bedroom.
The twin bedroom is also on the first floor - all the bedrooms have plenty of storage in fitted wardrobes.
Next to the twin bedroom is the bathroom.
The spa has this lovely steam-room with atmospheric lighting.
This is the sauna in the spa. There are top quality showering facilities too, as you would expect.
The gym is on the first floor of the spa.
Wellesley Park has been beautifully planned and designed so that everyone living or staying here has a feeling of calm and tranquillity.
Upstairs in the spa is a calm library where you can simply relax - the view is right across the valley to Wells Cathedral.
Outside the spa is this wonderful tennis court so do come prepared with tennis shoes and rackets.
There is a dedicated field for you to exercise your dog. At the time this photo was taken there were sheep keeping the meadow grazed but these are only here for a very short time.
You also have access to the area around the lake and from this field, a footpath takes you up into the hills beyond Wellesley Park.
Hayloft is a striking top quality property on the edge of Wellesley Park, with a very high degree of privacy. The spa is just a two minute stroll away on the other side of the site.
Last but not least - visitors at Christmas time will be treated to a wonderful tree and decorations to make this a great choice for a celebration.