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Sleeps 10 (plus 2 children)

This was all we wanted in a countryside getaway- stunning views, a welcoming and comfortable house, and never-ending green lawns for the children. Perfect.

Elizabeth, London
Living Space

Main House
Ground Floor:

Open plan kitchen/breakfast room with doors onto the vegetable garden and facing the greenhouse
Boot room and utility room
Sitting room with wood burning stove, French doors onto the garden
Dining room with wood burning stove
Study with wood burning stove
Downstairs cloakroom and loo

First Floor:
Master bedroom with super king size bed, en suite bathroom and shower, dressing room
Guest double bedroom with en suite shower room
Double bedroom
Family bathroom

Second Floor:
Twin bedroom with en suite
Super king size double, or twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Family bathroom

Amenities

Set in 4 acres
Large beautiful garden and vegetable plot (all enclosed so child friendly)
Large greenhouse for dining, with sink, fridge, fireplace
Outdoor sofa, loungers, seating
Tennis court
Lawn for croquet
Croquet
Ping pong
Table football
Darts
Football pitch
Cupboard packed with games
Yoga mats and weights
4 adult mountain bikes and one child size
Sky TV
Fibre broadband
Cot
Highchair

Domestic Services

Mid week clean – more hours available on request payable locally
Chef is available on request – payable locally

Location

Situated in the village of Shepton Montague, the local pub is a 15 minute walk away and has a great selection of local ales and delicious food

Bruton – 3 miles
Castle Cary – 4 miles
The Newt Hotel and Garden – 3 miles
Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery & the Roth Bar and Grill – 3 miles
Stourhead – 10 miles

Transport

Bristol Airport is 1 hour by car
Heathrow Airport is just under 2 hours by car
Mainline station at London Paddington is 11 minutes away at Castle Cary or the Waterloo line stops at Templecombe – 17 minutes away by car

A car is recommended

Local Information

The nearest town of Bruton has fast become the coolest destination in the South West. Always a mecca for artists and creatives, gallerists Hauser and Wirth added the final polish when they opened a fabulous contemporary art gallery on the site of a disused 17th century farm.
Bruton high street is home to a plethora of fascinating independent shops and restaurants and a beautiful river walk takes you on a circuit of the historic town and outlying countryside.

The Newt in Somerset is a newly opened estate with magnificent walled gardens, a glasshouse, farm shop, restaurants and cafe. A wonderful day out- not to be missed.

Babington House is a short drive away.

For children there is the Mill on the Brue outdoor activity centre, archery, rafting, canoeing and abseiling are just are few of the activities on offer.

The Stourhead estate- filming location for ‘Pride and Predjudice’ is a short drive away – the famous lake and grounds are not to be missed in autumn when the landscape is ablaze with colour.

Our View

This is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a break away from the heat of the city in summer. The emerald, unspoiled countryside is medicine for the soul and the house is a picture-perfect family home built of the local honey-coloured stone.
Inside, a homely kitchen complete with cosy Aga and Cornishware crockery is instantly welcoming. The ground floor is laid out with generous, comfortable rooms, big comfy sofas, beautiful sash windows and wood-burning stoves. Upstairs the bedrooms have wonderful views over the open countryside, we loved the beautiful bathroom covered in Marthe Armitage paper.
Outside, the greenhouse/ outdoor dining area is a stroke of genius. Imagine candlelit suppers on a hot summers evening with friends or family, chatting till the stars come out.
The owners have cleverly kitted the house out with everything you need to keep the children happy too- football pitch, bikes, croquet, ping pong- the list goes on!

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