The Stables at Wreath Farm is a beautifully converted single-storey farm building in the gentle south Somerset countryside, an easy drive inland from the gorgeous east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast.
Lyme Regis, just 10 miles to the south, is at the heart of this coastline with its wonderful sandy beach and the famous Cobb harbour wall but there are many other lovely seaside villages and towns to visit all along this stretch of the South West Coast Path.
The open plan living accommodation has full height ceilings and flagstone flooring. A very high quality fitted kitchen provides all the facilities and equipment that you could need and the comfy L-shaped sofa separates the living area from the rest of the room. There are two lovely spacious bedrooms, each with its own wet-room style shower.
French windows open out onto the patio and a path then leads up to the enclosed lawned garden which has open fields beyond it.
This fully independent wing to the main farmhouse is presented to a very high standard and has some excellent features for any guests with mobility issues, such as a gentle slope to the front door, a wide corridor linking the bedrooms with the living area and the two spacious wet-rooms.
A state of the art, sustainable biomass heating system – with thermostatic controls in each room – is situated in a large room between The Stables and Wreath Farmhouse and so you might just hear the wood pellets passing from the hopper to the boiler twice a day. This environmentally-friendly system ensures that the cottage is super snug and cosy.
Across the farmyard there is an outbuilding where you'll find a table-tennis table which you are welcome to use. This is shared with another barn conversion on site, The Apple Press (4744) which has its own parking and outside space. The owners live in the farmhouse and are on hand if you need them but all of the properties have a good degree of privacy from each other.
A dog is welcome at this property and the fully enclosed garden means you will be able to relax. The lane leading to the farmstead is very quiet with just a few other properties dotted along it and is lovely to stroll along. There is also a walking track around the rear paddock which is peaceful and secluded. Just half a mile away is the Chard Nature Reserve with some lovely walks and in the other direction at Cricket St Thomas where there are beautiful lakeside walks around the old manor house, which is now an hotel.
As you enter Chard there is a dedicated cycle trail all the way to the little market town of Ilminster which is another lovely route for walking too. Crewkerne is the third of this trio of nearby market towns, offering plenty of antiques shops and an antiques emporium to browse in. All are well served by supermarkets if you require a food delivery but we love to recommend the local produce markets and farm shops. The Barley Mow Farm Shop is just on the far outskirts of Chard and it has a lovely cafe for breakfast and lunch as well as the fresh produce shop. Ilminster, Crewkerne and Axminster have weekly farmers markets.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Shared Games-room with table-tennis
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full biomass fired CH
The Stables is the single-storey building in the foreground. The farmstead is at the very end of a no-through country lane and is surrounded by glorious countryside.
There is a really well-equipped fitted kitchen. French doors take you out onto your patio and to your own private garden overlooking fields.
This bedroom can be set up as a super-king double or as twin beds. It looks out over the cottage's own garden and to the field beyond.
Doors from the sitting-room open out to your private, enclosed patio and garden.
The cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with wonderful high ceilings and flagstone floors.
Your private garden is fully enclosed. A perfect spot to spend summer days.
This is one of the two spacious double bedrooms. This bedroom looks out over the farmhouse garden and to the valley beyond. A privacy fence separates the two properties.
This is the wet-room right next to the double bedroom.
Another view of the kitchen which is beautifully fitted so that you will feel that the cottage is like a home from home.
The Stables is the single-storey cottage in the foreground. Wreath Farmhouse (4445) is beyond it. The private cottage garden is behind the trellis fencing.
The field beyond your garden is sometimes home to a flock of sheep. A delightful rural scene for your holiday.
Deep windowsills are a lovely feature in this barn conversion.
A wide corridor leads to the bedrooms. You can glimpse Wreath Farmhouse (4445) through the front door of the cottage.
The beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis sits right on the Dorset/east Devon border and is just a 10 mile drive from the cottage. This is a wonderful place to visit whatever the time of year.
Rural Somerset in all its beauty.
A little further east from Lyme Regis is West Bay - famous for its stunning cliffs.