Barn (for 5+2), Stables (for 7+2), Bee House (for 2) - The Old Stables
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- Minimum stay:2-4 nights
- Property type:Barn
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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 : England 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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Member since: 2000
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Activities Guide
- Baby Gate
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 22 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 7 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $12.69
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,
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1995
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The Barn & Stables from across the fields
The Dining area in The Ancient Barn
Part of the living room in the Ancient Barn
Beams in the Ancient Barn
Upstairs in the Ancient Barn
The Old Stables sitting room
Bedroom 3 has 3 single beds in it
Kitchen area in The Old Stables
Interior of the Bee House (can sleep 2)
Castle Cary's 18th century lock-up
View from the patio of The Ancient Barn in Winter
The Ancient Barn
Looking down from the gallery in The Ancient Barn
The Ancient Barn living room
The main bedroom in The Ancient Barn
Shower room in The Ancient Barn
The Stable's entrance in its garden
The Old Stables dining area
The Bee House
Castle Cary's Market House
A nature reserve - a short walk away
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