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.
The bright open plan living-space has the double-sided wood-burning stove as a real feature.
Another view of The Piggery - a superb barn conversion with lovely views over the surrounding fields.
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.

The Piggery


4.8 miles E of Wells / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Waggon and Horses (1 ½ miles)

A traditional pub set high on the Mendip Hills with panoramic views over the Somerset countryside. With open log fires and exposed beams the pub offers friendly service and good quality home made food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Sunday Lunch Sorted

A lovely place for Sunday lunch. Clean plates all round. My family thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Visited during COVID-19. The pub had all precautions in place to keep everyone safe.

Nearest beach

Burnham-on-Sea Beach (21 miles)

Burnham-on-Sea's beaches are comprised of everything you could need for a quintessential day by the sea, including ice cream galore, donkey rides, cafes and, most importantly, oodles of golden sand. Being Europe's second longest stretch of sand, the beaches offer lots of space to play and explore. For a beach in the heart of the action, visit Burnham Main Beach, also home to Britain's shortest pier.

Nearest walk

Chelynch Doulton Shepton Circular (1 ¼ miles)

A two hour moderate walk that conveniently takes in two pubs along the way. It starts and ends in Shepton Mallet town centre, so plenty of parking and other things to do with the rest of the day. Beautiful views and countryside features take you to Doulting Water and a couple of picturesque ponds. Follow the fields and river back to your starting point (see Web site for deatils instructions).

Nearest town

Shepton Mallet (1 ¼ miles)

With origins dating back to Roman times, Shepton Mallet is a hotchpotch of different architectural styles and historical sites. Short drives from both the Mendip Hills and Cranborne Chase AONB, visitors can make the most of the medieval market town and surrounding countryside.

Also nearby

Glastonbury Tor (8 ¼ miles)

Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe December 2014

Breathtaking (!)

It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!

The Royal Bath and West Show (3 ¼ miles)

On the first weekend of June, the country's biggest rural festival takes place. And it's not just livestock. See their Web site for this event and other all year round events.

Stourhead (12 miles)

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (4 ¾ miles)

A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.

Kilver Court (1 mile)

Whether it's a stroll through the stunning gardens or a browse in the emporium, which offers designer brands at discount prices, you will be sure to enjoy a day out here. The farm shop sells superb organic or local produce whilst the cafe offers a delicious range of light lunches or afternoon tea and cake! Tours are only available for a handful of days a year, so check their Web site for details.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Marsh December 2011

The gardens here are superb, and so well maintained, despite there being only two gardeners to maintain them. The grass had been mown in stripes! and the rockery and water falls were exceptional. A lovely peaceful garden. We also bought some plants. We didn't visit the tea room as this seemed to be busy and full at lunch time.

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