Wreath Farm is in a rural setting overlooking open countryside, just 10 miles inland from the beach at Lyme Regis and the stunning Jurassic Coast.
The farmstead now has a new life and Wreath Farmhouse has been beautifully renovated and is presented in an easy living contemporary style. A hot tub on the terrace overlooking the spacious level garden and the countryside beyond it adds the perfect holiday treat.
A really large kitchen with a central island, dining-table and beautiful flagstone floor welcomes you to the heart of the house. There is an adjoining garden-room – which makes the perfect dining-room – and which overlooks the enclosed gardens. A tranquil sitting-room and a separate snug each have a wood-burner and internet connected Smart TVs making this house a great choice for family and friends, whatever the time of year.
Two staircases lead upstairs where there is the added luxury of four en suite, double bedrooms. There are two 'master' bedrooms with super-king sized beds. The first has an en suite bathroom with a fitted shower over the bath and the second has an en suite shower-room. A further double room also has an en suite shower (there is a step up to the shower). The final bedroom, which has 'zip and link' beds, can be presented with twin beds or a super-king bed. This room has an en suite shower and can be accessed from the main landing or via the second stairs, sharing a link through walk-in wardrobe with the first master bedroom and making it a flexible option for families with children.
This is also a farmhouse with a twist. A state of the art, sustainable bio mass heating system has been installed. You can actually see this in operation as it is in a large area adjoining the kitchen where the utility-room is also situated. Twice a day you will hear the wood pellets as they fly through the pipes into the boiler. It is fascinating to watch and a wonderful side-effect is that this room is lovely and warm for drying your washing on the traditional Sheila-maid hanging frame!
To follow this environmentally-friendly theme outside, there is an untouched private wildlife area in the meadow below the garden where you will see all manner of wildlife. Make the most of the binoculars and notebooks that are provided to identify and record what you see from the garden. The Chard Nature Reserve is less than half a mile away, and you are also on the doorstep of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which runs along the Devon/Somerset border and provides a beautiful backdrop to the garden. Add fossil hunting at Charmouth beach to the list of activities and all the family will have a holiday to remember.
Across the farmyard there are two other barn conversions, The Apple Press and The Cow Shed - both of which have their own parking and outside space. All of the properties - and their guests - have a good degree of privacy from each other. The owners will sometimes be staying in one of the other properties at the farmstead.
A little more about this very carefully designed and planned farmstead setting. The farm is reached along a long private mostly tarmac lane. The farmstead is made up of the farmhouse (which has its back to the original courtyard and faces out across open countryside) and The Stables (4446) which is attached to the other side of the utility space where the bio mass boiler is situated and hence feels very separate and private from the farmhouse. It can be included in a booking for the farmhouse for groups of up to 12 but if not, it has no impact on the farmhouse at all as it functions completely separately, including access.
South Somerset is a very gentle county with small market towns, pretty villages and many historic houses to visit. Close to both the east Devon and west Dorset borders, Wreath Farm is an excellent base for a wide range of outings without having too far to drive.
There are local amenities in Chard just down the road and on the far side of the town is the Barley Mow Farm Shop – the cafe does a great cooked breakfast and there is a children's playing area, and each summer a maize maze to explore.
Axminster, Ilminster and Crewkerne have weekly local produce markets and Honiton is a paradise for browsing in antiques shops.
Following the coast to the west through east Devon from Lyme Regis you will enjoy a chain of little fishing villages and seaside towns, from Beer and Branscombe to Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Each has its own delightful character and tradition.
Within easy reach of Chard are four south Somerset National Trust properties to visit - Montacute, Tintinhull, Lytes Cary and Barrington Court. Forde Abbey is also only a few minutes away over the border in Dorset and offers a beautiful setting on the River Axe and some stunning gardens. Many famous walking trails converge around the villages to the south of Wreath, including the Jubilee Trail, Monarch's Way, the Wessex Ridgeway, the Liberty Trail and the South West Coast Path.
There is truly something for everyone in this area but we wonder if you might decide to just stay put at Wreath Farmhouse!
Sitting-room with Smart TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Snug with Smart TV and wood-burner
Utility-room with washine machine/drier
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
*Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full bio mass fired CH
Wreath Farmhouse in its wonderful setting with extensive south-facing gardens, a garden-room and a hot tub on the patio!
The fabulous garden-room makes a lovely dining-room. The double doors to the right lead into the main sitting-room.
This is the gracious main sitting-room. Double doors lead into the garden-room.
The wonderful farmhouse kitchen with island, breakfast-bar, breakfast-table and flagstone floors.
Wreath Farm is in a great area of south Somerset, close to the borders of east Devon and Dorset and the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Famous Lyme Regis is just 10 miles away. A wonderful outing for all the family.
The garden-room links from the spacious kitchen and to the main sitting-room - and of course to the patio and the extensive garden. There are lovely open views to the south.
This is another view of the main sitting-room, a truly relaxing space for all the family.
This is the tranquil snug which also has a wood-burning stove. This room links directly to the kitchen and the front hall.
This is the front face of the farmhouse. Parking is in the courtyard behind the house and the gardens spread out to the south.
The garden-room is an ideal dining space with plenty of light during the day, the stars at night and wonderful country views.
A real farmhouse kitchen is always at the heart of the home.
The kitchen has a large island/breakfast-bar as well as the breakfast-table.
There is so much space in this super-friendly and welcoming farmhouse.
The garden-room has a cosy sofa too, making it a great additional living space.
Sit back and star-gaze in the hot tub. Positioned in a tucked away spot on the patio.
What a view from the hot tub!
This is the amazing garden. Beyond it is a natural marsh and woodland area (private) so you will be able to sit in your garden and watch the comings and goings of the local wildlife.
A couple of steps lead up from the kitchen to the utility-room, the second staircase (to the master bedroom) and the door to the 'engine room' of the farmhouse - the bio mass boiler room. Beyond that room is a locked link door to The Stables (4446).
This is the master bedroom. All the rooms are en suite but this bedroom even has its own staircase! This room has dual-aspect windows, with the second window looking over the farmstead.
The little desk in this bedroom is a dressing-table with a view! Overlooking the garden and the valley beyond.
This bedroom, as with all the others - and throughout the house - has lovely little touches of luxury.
The master bedroom has an en suite bath and fitted shower.
This lovely double bedroom is at the opposite end of the farmhouse to the master bedroom.
Another view of this bedroom - with far reaching rural views.
This bedroom has a spacious contemporary shower-room. When the window is open it looks out over the gardens.
This lovely double bedroom also has a rural outlook and a second window to the courtyard at the back of the farmhouse.
This is its shower-room - there is a step up into the en suite.
This peaceful en suite room can be accessed from the main landing or via a dressing room that links through to the master bedroom. Its views are over the gardens and the valley beyond. A second window looks out into the farmyard.
Wreath Farmhouse is a stunning period farmhouse that has been fully renovated throughout and with the addition of a garden-room. The single-storey stone building in the foreground is The Stables (4446). The two properties can be booked together.
The fields around the farmstead will sometimes have livestock in residence. This is a great setting for children and adults alike.
The east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast is spectacular. This is Sidmouth. A lovely Regency seaside town - with a world famous Folk Festival each year. There is plenty of sand at low tide.
Budleigh Salterton is another east Devon coastal town. Totally unspoilt and never over crowded.
Just over the border into Dorset, this is the famous Golden Cap, with Lyme Regis in the background.