The Yard is a converted stable on one level, sitting at the end of a secluded private drive with ample parking. It has been renovated to provide a luxurious, modern, light and warm space with open access to the outside patio and fields. In a rural location, the property offers everything needed for a relaxed and comfortable stay. When the sun is shining, open the doors and spill out onto the patio with a barbecued feast. If it's raining, chill out in the calm conservatory watching the wildlife, or snuggle up in the cosy sitting room to read a book or play a board game.
Within walking distance of the village pub for good food and ales, this property is also in a central location for visiting many renowned places of national interest including Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Wookey Hole, Longleat, Bath and Bristol. In addition, there are many local places and attractions to visit that make the area distinctive and special; from St Aldhelm's Well and the tithe barn in the village of Doulting, to a local folly Cranmore Tower or the beautiful Beacon Woods. Also close by are the towns of Bruton, 'artisan' Frome and Castle Cary to name but a few. Stourhead, King Alfred's Tower and Lytes Cary Manor are also nearby. Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its wild high landscape of lead mines and limestone caves and gorges and the natural habitats of the low level marshes and moors, The Yard is a perfect base for exploring all the riches that Somerset has to offer.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps four guests.
One double bedroom, one twin bedroom and family bathroom.
South facing french doors and bi-fold windows open onto patio.
Conservatory with views to neighbouring countryside.
Exclusive access to one acre of paddock.
Large garden pond (see Notes tab).
Off-street parking for two cars.
Children and babies welcome.
Sorry, no pets.
Minimum of a two night stay.
Electric oven and hob, fridge with small freezer compartment.
Dishwasher, multifunction microwave.
Utility room with wc and washer/dryer.
Smart TV with Freeview, DAB digital radio.
Selection of board games, books and maps.
Patio with garden furniture and chiminea.
Highchair and travel cot available on request.
Some additional concierge services available.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Within walking distance of The Yard are two fine pubs; The Poachers Pocket (15 minutes), and The Strode Arms (25 minutes). A quick 10 minute drive away is Shepton Mallet which offers a selection of shops, supermarkets, delis and coffee shops.
Explore the limestone caves and caverns at Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves.
Longleat Safari Park offers families a great day out among lions, tigers and monkeys.
Visit medieval Wells which has a host of historical and architectural gems including Wells Cathedral, The Bishop's Palace, Vicars Close and the Wells & Mendip Museum.
The nearby spa town of Bath is well worth a visit with fascinating attractions such as Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths and a wide range of museums and galleries.
The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey is a scheduled ancient monument and according to legend the burial place of King Arthur. Other ancient sites to visit include Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Well.
There are some picturesque walks and stunning views to enjoy at Ebbor Gorge and Stourhead King Alfred’s Tower walk.
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