Large Somerset farmhouse with ponds, fields, views


Entire residential home hosted by Charlie And Amanda

16 guests, 8 bedrooms, 11 beds, 5 bathrooms
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A modernised extended "gentrified" farmhouse set in 60 acres of meadows, no neighbours. Perfect for gatherings of family/retreats/courses. (Sorry, no parties). Superfast broadband. Unrivalled views of fields to Glastonbury Tor and beyond. A homely quirky haven, full of charachter, with beautiful rooms, open fires, central heating, and large fully kitted kitchen. 3 lakes for wild swimming and picnics, and a yurt for BBQs/cocktails or teen sleepovers. A chef or stylist for special celebrations

The space
(If you are interested please only make an 'enquiry' not a 'request' - we will come back to you within minutes/hours). The house is welcoming, warm and cosy. Cool in summer yet cosy in winter. It is centrally heated throughout, with additional open fires or wood burning stoves in all the reception rooms. An elegant formal drawing room, a dramatic dining room seating 20, a huge farmhouse kitchen and a 'play room/TV room' for games or sneaking away for some quiet time. The grounds are perfect for summer living with dining tables and chairs, recliners and sunshades. The several fire pits are for cooler evenings watching the sunset and night skies.
Upstairs we have bedrooms for up to 16 people in 6 doubles, 1 triple and 1 single bedrooms. We also have a cot. The bedrooms are not all ensuite so some guests will need to share. There are 4 bathrooms, 2 optional ensuite, (two with walk in showers and 3 of them have baths) and downstairs there two more loos with basins. There is an exercise bike and rowing machine and some kettle bells/weights/yoga mats and fitballs in one of the bathrooms if you eat too much!
KITCHEN - a fabulous central room with a huge open inglenook fireplace and 5 large windows to the east and west, and a door to the gardens on each side of the house for ease of eating outside. Oil paintings and warm colours. This room has 4 sections - 1) Kitchen Area: There is enough crockery and cutlery and pots and pans for 20+. A large 4 door electric range (like an aga), an additional electric cooker and oven, fridge, freezer, 2) a large table and chairs seating up to 12. 3) Kitchen Snug Area: with sofa and armchairs in front of the huge inglenook fireplace, with an appleTV 4) Study Area: a small elegant table and chairs for early breakfast, cards, jigsaws, or homework next to a second small open fireplace.
DINING ROOM: A dramatic gothic style red dining room filled with candles for large or formal meals, seating up to 20+ with ease.
DRAWING ROOM: an elegant formal drawing room with antique family portraits and furniture, open fireplace and picture windows to the west and south.
PLAYROOM with a second TV. For children's games, quiet reading, watching the match or pumping out the music, with 2 comfy sofas, a table for games and a wood burning stove
A huge BOOTROOM that our children used as a roller skating rink in wet weather. Table football, ping pong table, piano. Big sink for cleaning boots or dogs or grubby children. A second dishwasher, a washing machine, dryer, old fashioned drying rack, freezer etc.
A FRONT HALL, with shelves of excellent books
UPPER HALL with more shelves full of wonderful books including for children and some childrens toys
MASTER BEDROOM - king size bed,
ENSUITE MASTER BATHROOM with walk in shower, double ended bath (with a stunning view from the window), and WC. This bathroom also boasts an exercise bike and rowing machine, some kettlebells, weights, fitballs and a yoga mat or two. . Some call this our gym.

BEDROOM 2: ("The Stripey Room") kingsize bed -
ENSUITE BATHROOM 2 with WC, double ended bath and basin.
BEDROOM 3: ("Louis' Room") - Queensize painted wooden bed once belonging to Elizabeth Frink.
BEDROOM 4: ("Joe's Old Room" )- kingsize bed or twins. Two windows onto the stunning views to the south west.
BEDROOM 5: ("The Toile Room") - Queensize brass bed and charming toile de joey fabrics.
BEDROOM 6: ("The Single") Single Bed and sloping roof (so not for the very tall?).
BATHROOM 3: walk in shower, basin, toilet
BEDROOM 7: ("Joe's Room") - kingsize bed or twin with wooden beams and attic rafters
BEDROOM 8: (Luke's Room") kingsize bed or twins with small double futon, with rafters to the peaked roof.
BATHROOM 4 narrow bath, toilet and basin
GARDEN: Numerous outside spaces with tables and chairs, fire pit and and recliners to relax on. There is a south west facing garden with unrivalled views without a house in sight. There is also an enclosed sheltered yard garden to the east with morning sunshine perfect for yoga.
A YURT with a woodburning stove sits beside one of the ponds for BBQs, quiet times or romantic evenings. (In one of the chests in the yurt there is a large sunshade that we tie to the tall posts and prop up with the telescopic poles to form a large sunshade for those baking days. (PLEASE KEEP THE BOATS' BUNG AND THE ROLLOCKS SAFELY IN THE BOAT. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THEM! )
LAKES/PONDS - As well as the garden and fields, there are three ponds for picnics, boating and to swim in. Some have resident black swans to swim with, and boats to muck around in. As with all live animals please remember to treat the swans and geese with care/respect especially if they have chicks or eggs nearby.
7 FIELDS surrounding the house on every side - for bird watching, meditating, creating dens, roving in, running through, making daisy chains or just sitting in.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Bratton Seymour, United Kingdom

New Park Farm is tucked away in its own farmland in a fabulous location between funky Bruton, charming Castle Cary and traditional Wincanton, famous for its race course.

It is not far from Glastonbury (we can see the Tor and can hear the distant festival music when the wind is in the right direction) and Sherborne with its stunning abbey.

Bruton is now the home of Hauser and Wirth, the internationally famous modern art gallery and restaurant with stunning gardens, The now famous landmark, The Newt, once the historic Hadspen House is two miles down the road. It is a luxury hotel, garden café, spa, visitor centre, deer park museum in 121 hectares, with a farm shop and a cider mill. There is also a Roman villa and a museum.

Castle Cary, Bruton and Wincanton have many independent shops for food, clothes and antiques etc where you can street park and pop in.

Historic Bath (think Jane Austin) is about 45 minutes drive.

The stunning Dorset coast and beaches are about an hour's drive. In the other direction is Stonehenge, the iconic mysterious Neolithic stone circle. Further afield (1 hour) is Bristol’s historic docklands and buzzing shops.

Down the road there is King Arthur's Tower to climb, Cadbury Camp, (the Iron Age fort believed to be the site of Camelot) to explore, country pubs to walk the dogs to and trees on the farm to make into dens. Something for all.

Hosted by Charlie And Amanda

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Charlie is a novelist and businessman. Amanda works in health and social care and social justice NGO sectors. We have 3 wonderful sons in their late 20. We love to travel, meet new people and have adventures. Charlie is a pilot and we are both sailors and we have been lucky enough to have met some wonderful people and visited some amazing places around the world. We raised our 3 boys in our beautiful farmhouse which we lovingly restored and modernised, the project of a lifetime. With the help of a designer friend we have converted a Victorian London apartment in a quiet tree lined street to a high standard to provide a light airy sanctuary in the middle of fashionable Notting Hill. We now invite guests to enjoy either place when we are away working or travelling. Come..?
Charlie is a novelist and businessman. Amanda works in health and social care and social justice NGO sectors. We have 3 wonderful sons in their late 20. We love to travel, meet new…

During your stay

The house and grounds will be all yours, uninterrupted. (The only exception is in the summer months our village neighbours sometimes come to swim in the pond to the north of the farm on hot days. They park at the top of the drive and do not come near the house or other lakes).
Please let us know what time you wish to check in. (preferably in the afternoon but we will try and welcome you earlier if necessary) You will be welcomed on arrival and shown around, and a phone number or a problem busting visit is always available to you 24/7.
Our part time caretaker Ola and her husband and son live in the cottage in the farmyard. Ola will not be working during your stay but they can provide you with advice, trouble shooting and perhaps babysitting or dogsitting etc on request. We can introduce you to a local housekeeper, superb chef, party stylist, cleaner, driver etc should you wish extra help to smooth your way. Angela of East West Country Food [] can deliver food to pop in the oven or can prepare and serve a special celebratory meal or cater for your entire visit. An event stylist Sara Kirkby can plan, style and create a magical event for any occasion - []
The house and grounds will be all yours, uninterrupted. (The only exception is in the summer months our village neighbours sometimes come to swim in the pond to the north of the fa…

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House rules

Check-in: After 17:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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Carbon monoxide alarm

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