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

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The Barn & Stables from across the fields

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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 Old Stables : Sherborne Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 1710ha

This substantial Grade II listed stable-block dates from the 17th century. It is built of the local golden-coloured stone and was converted in 2001-2 to provide a top quality holiday home. Every effort has been made to keep the original features while modern comforts have been added. Throughout, there are many ancient beams and timbers. On the ground floor there is the main living room divided into kitchen/sitting and dining areas. There is also a bedroom on this floor with a magnificent king-sized four-poster bed, and a bathroom next door. Upstairs there are two further good-sized bedrooms, one a family room (double bed and a single) the other with two single beds. There is a second bathroom (with shower) on this floor. The stables are suitable for a guest with mobility problems. There is a sunny south/east facing garden and parking for three cars. A medieval Bee House can also be rented in conjunction with this property providing a double bedroom and shower room but no kitchen.

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Property Type

  • Barn

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved dogs...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    also travel cot...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Four Poster bed...moreless

  • The four poster is in the ground floor bedroom which has a bathroom next to it and is suitable for wheelchair users. The Travel Cot can be put in any room. All beds are new and comfortable and nearly have bedside lights. Bedlinen and towels are also provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The ground floor bathroom has a WC, basin and bath tub with shower over. In this room there is also a washer/dryer. The upstairs bathroom is compact and has a WC, basin and shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Groups renting both The Old Stables and The Ancient Barn (and possibly also the Bee house) can now take advantage of the new extending dining table in the Stables which can seat up to 12 with ease and 14 at a bit of a squish. We have BT Broadband WiFi available. - bring your own laptop....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some books of local interest are provided. ...moreless

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

    There are ride-on toys and other playthings for very young children....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

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 Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 large sofas and 2 arm chairs - it is an all in one space containing the dining area and kitchen,...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is part of the general living area. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The grassy garden has table and chairs and is enclosed. ...moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Apr 14 - May 22, 2015
4 night min stay

£875
Summer half term
May 23 - May 31, 2015
4 night min stay

£950
High Summer
Jun 1 - Jul 17, 2015
4 night min stay

£900
Peak Season
Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

£975
late summer
Aug 22 - Sep 11, 2015
4 night min stay

£850
Autumn
Sep 12 - Oct 23, 2015
4 night min stay

£700
Late autumn/winter
Oct 24 - Dec 19, 2015
4 night min stay

£700
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
£135

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.

We charge £10 for dogs because of the extra cleaning involved. The short breaks prices shown above can alter slightly (up or down) depending on the number of people wishing to stay. For short breaks we provide staples - salt, cooking oil, washing up liquid, cleaning materials,

20% of the rental fee is due immediately - the balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.


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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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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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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 04/25/2015
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