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Barn (for 5+2), Stables (for 7+2), Bee House (for 2) - The Ancient Barn

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The Barn & Stables from across the fields

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Two fascinating Grade II listed historic buildings. A lovely 15th century Ancient Barn and a 17th century Old Stables are part of a medieval farmstead. They sleep up to 5 and 7 respectively with the option of renting a medieval Bee House with two additional beds. They offer original features (old woodwork, beams and flagstones) with every modern comfort. They are in pretty, unspoilt countryside close to the delightful old market town of Castle Cary with its interesting independent shops and pubs. Market day is Tuesday. There are numerous places to visit, including Glastonbury (Abbey and Tor), Cadbury Camp (King Arthur's Camelot), historic houses and gardens, while the fascinating cities of Wells, Bath and Salisbury are also within easy reach. There are many places to interest children too - such as Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat theme and safari park.


The accommodation: : The Ancient Barn, The Old Stables and the Bee House are situated between an old farmhouse and a small working farmyard (cattle and sheep) so there may be some normal farming activity at certain times of year. Our guests have never found this to be a problem but if you do not enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a farmyard then this is not the place for you! All three buildings are comfortable at all seasons - warm in winter, cool in summer, and provide an ideal base for touring this fascinating part of the west of England.
A car is essential. We ask our guests only to smoke out of doors.
We keep free range chickens which children are welcome to visit and to feed. We sell eggs and seasonal veg.

Throughout the year... : Somerset has lots to offer: historic sites such as Glastonbury Tor and Cadbury Camp (also known as Camelot - a hill fort made famous by King Arthur), ruined Castles and Abbeys, delightful country pubs offering delicious meals made from local produce, National Trust houses and famous gardens. For those who enjoy shopping there are numerous antique and craft shops in the area and Clarks Shopping Village is a short drive away at Street. This is a very special place in an area of England that as yet has hardly been touched by tourism. The countryside is pretty, the pace of life is gentle and the local people are friendly and helpful. Many of our guests return again and again to this lovely part of the world.

The Ancient Barn: Sherborne Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1710ha

This Grade II listed medieval cruck barn was built around the year 1390 and was converted in 1995 to provide a very comfortable, unusual and very special holiday home. Every care has been taken to preserve its original features. There is a lofty living/dining/kitchen area with a wealth of old beams, a flagstone floor (with underfloor heating) and double doors leading to a paved terrace with table and chairs. Upstairs there is a heavily beamed bedroom with two single beds + folding guest bed. Downstairs there is a double bedroom with a magnificent king-sized antique brass bed, and the bathroom (with cubicle shower) is next door. There is constant hot water and full central heating. Across a yard is The Old Stables - sleeping 8 - that has a dining table for 14. You can also rent a medieval Bee House in conjunction with the Ancient Barn. A few yards away, it has a double bed-room and ensuite shower room but no kitchen.

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Property Type

  • Barn

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved dogs...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    on the ground floor - bathroom next to it....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    First floor room...moreless

  • Our beds are really comfortable - memory foam on the 2 single beds and new quality interior sprung on the double bed. Both bedrooms have fitted carpets and radiators provide the central heating which can be controlled by our guests. The upstairs bedroom has a sloping ceiling and beams so there is slightly restricted headroom in places. Although this property has no mobility rating it can be accessed by a wheelchair user - just. There is a travel cot that can be put anywhere in this property. Bedlinen is provided - and also nice big towels....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom has been recently upgraded to provide a walk-in cubicle shower. There is a heated towel rail and also a fan heater....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The double bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor. The bedroom upstairs sleeps two, but there is a folding bed for a third person. The property has a south-facing enclosed terrace (garden furniture provided), which overlooks open countryside. Nearby the Bee house can also be rented providing an extra double bedroom and shower room. Many of our guests return again and again to this property. We have BT Broadband WiFi available - bring your own laptop. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Ride on toys for small children provided. ...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is next to and part of the living room. The table is beside a window looking across fields to the west - wonderful sunsets!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi is available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen is professionally laundered and beds are made up before you arrive. All the beds have duvets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living, dining and kitchen are all in one...... Here you can enjoy the soaring 600 year old beams over your head. ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    There is off road parking for several cars in our spacious yard....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide large white towels plus a small white hand towel for adults. Children have a smaller coloured towel and hand towel....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    The washing machine is also a dryer but we hope that our guests will used the portable clothes airer - on the terrace where possible. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a Washing machine...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Included in the rental...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is an electric coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    There are plenty of cooking receptacles and the saucepans and frying pan are all made of stainless steel. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The Bosch dishwasher was new in 2014...moreless

  • Freezer:

    The Freezer has two shelves...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is in part of the main living space - and is traditional in style. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There is one normal size oven with a grill/second oven above it. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, sugar and a few other useful staples are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a fridge and separate freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    The hob is electric with 4 rings...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Barn has a good sized paved terrace with views of the surrounding countryside. Chairs and table provided....moreless

  • Patio

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

£700
Late summer
Aug 22 - Sep 11, 2015
3 night min stay
£120
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£120

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee £10
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We also offer short breaks and the price for 2 or 3 nights is the same - allowing late checkout on day 3 if required.

Rent includes all fuel: this includes electric underfloor heating, gas central heating and hot water, and also linen including towels.

For short breaks the prices quoted here may vary slightly (up or down)

depending on the number of guests in the group.


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Location

72 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
'Bristol/Heathrow/Gatwick'
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
'Castle Cary'
80.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Castle Cary is in South-East Somerset and the properties are in the countryside next to a small working farm yet less than two miles from town. There is a main line railway station at Castle Cary with fast trains to London. The area is very pretty and almost untouched by tourism.

Golf: There is an 18 hole public golf course at Wheathill - about a 10 minute drive away and another at Yeovil - about a 20 minute drive away.

 

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Photos

  • The Barn & Stables from across the fields

    The Barn & Stables from across the fields

  • The Dining area in The Ancient Barn

    The Dining area in The Ancient Barn

  • Part of the living room in the Ancient Barn

    Part of the living room in the Ancient Barn

  • Beams in the Ancient Barn

    Beams in the Ancient Barn

  • Upstairs in the Ancient Barn

    Upstairs in the Ancient Barn

  • The Old Stables sitting room

    The Old Stables sitting room

  • Bedroom 3 has 3 single beds in it

    Bedroom 3 has 3 single beds in it

  • Kitchen area in The Old Stables

    Kitchen area in The Old Stables

  • Interior of the Bee House (can sleep 2)

    Interior of the Bee House (can sleep 2)

  • Castle Cary's 18th century lock-up

    Castle Cary's 18th century lock-up

  • View from the patio of The Ancient Barn in Winter

    View from the patio of The Ancient Barn in Winter

  • The Ancient Barn

    The Ancient Barn

  • Looking down from the gallery in The Ancient Barn

    Looking down from the gallery in The Ancient Barn

  • The Ancient Barn living room

    The Ancient Barn living room

  • The main bedroom in The Ancient Barn

    The main bedroom in The Ancient Barn

  • Shower room in The Ancient Barn

    Shower room in The Ancient Barn

  • The Stable's entrance in its garden

    The Stable's entrance in its garden

  • The Old Stables dining area

    The Old Stables dining area

  • The Bee House

    The Bee House

  • Castle Cary's Market House

    Castle Cary's Market House

  • A nature reserve - a short walk away

    A nature reserve - a short walk away

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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