What a superb barn conversion! The Piggery is an exceptionally high quality detached property, newly converted and beautifully presented. Set on a working family farm, surrounded by fields, in the gentle countryside at the heart of Somerset, this cottage is not only a perfect base for exploring but also for just taking a deep breath and winding down.
With two steps up to the front entrance, The Piggery has lovely open plan living/dining/kitchen space, with a double sided wood-burning stove as a focal point to the room. High beamed ceilings speak of the history of what was a traditional working farm building – children will love to see the little stone pig and imagine the original occupants, and the outside wall-mounted drinking troughs have been brilliantly converted into lighting for the patio. Your neighbour The Cowstall, is close by but completely detached, so privacy wont be an issue at Yew Tree Farm.
There are two very comfortable bedrooms off of a wide corridor, one with a king-size double bed and large walk-in en suite shower, the other with the flexibility of 'zip and link' twin beds, or a king-size bed. The family bathroom has a wonderful deep bath and a hand held shower attachment.
As this spacious property is single-storey and has a level path to the back door, it may be suitable for those with any mobility needs. The owner kindly provides a shower chair too.
The historic cathedral city of Wells is just five miles away, you can glimpse Glastonbury Tor from the living-room, and the Mendip Hills for walking high up above the Somerset Levels are so close! The market town of Frome has a renowned monthly artisan market, and the famous cobbled St Catherine's is a winding street full of intriguing independent shops and cafes, whilst the local town of Shepton Mallet is becoming renowned for its vintage quarter. The unique Somerset Levels offer amazing RSPB nature reserves, as well as opportunities for fabulous off the beaten track cycling.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please note, there is chunky gravel at the property which may not be suitable for some wheelchair users although access at the rear is along a concrete path.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (under-floor heating)
The Piggery is exceptionally spacious and has lovely open outside space that soaks up the sunshine.
The barn has a south-facing terrace and garden.
There is the most fabulous open plan living space with a double-sided wood-burning stove at its heart.
This view of the light-filled living space shows the kitchen at the far end.
This is the back of The PIggery. There is access via the back door if you wish but otherwise the accommodation is designed to face south.
This property is in a lovely rural setting surrounded by the land that belongs to the family farm.
The kitchen is bright and cheerful, and equipped with all that you could possibly want for your stay here.
The L-shaped sofa is deep and comfortable and the large windows at the end of this open space include a glimpse of Glastonbury Tor.
Another view of The Piggery - a superb barn conversion with lovely views over the surrounding fields.
The bright open plan living space has the double-sided wood-burning stove as a real feature.
Everything is very high quality. Guests will feel welcome the moment they arrive.
For a holiday in the beautiful Somerset countryside, this barn is in an excellent location.
Eating al fresco is a delight.
Another view of the dining and living space.
This is the master bedroom with its five-foot bed. The door to the right is into the en suite shower-room.
The master bedroom is very spacious and looks out over the fields next to the barn.
The spacious en suite with its walk-in shower and wonderful patterned tiles. A shower chair is provided for those who wish to use one.
This is the twin bedroom with comfortable three-foot twin beds. The family bathroom is right next to it along the corridor.
Another view of the twin bedroom.
This is the fabulous family bathroom.
Glastonbury Tor is the best vantage point for a panoramic view of Somerset. You even get a glimpse of it from the living-room at The Piggery.
The iconic Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills. A very easy drive away.
The view from the top of the Mendips above the lesser known Ebbor Gorge.
North Somerset has some of the most beautiful scenery. This is the Chew Valley Lake, between Shepton Mallet and Bath.
Bath itself is wonderful for a day trip. This famous Roman City is a very straightforward 40 minute drive from Shepton Mallet. There is a very good Park & Ride service there to get into the town centre if you wish.