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Secluded farmhouse in stunning setting for 17

SuperhostBratton Seymour, United Kingdom
Entire house hosted by Charlie And Amanda
16+ guests8 bedrooms11 beds5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
A modernised extended "gentrified" farmhouse set in 60 acres of meadows, no neighbours. Perfect for gatherings of family/friends, retreats/courses. (Sorry, no parties). Unrivalled views to Glastonbury Tor. Not a soulless hotel but a 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. We recommend our 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. 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. There are 4 bathrooms, 2 ensuite, (two with walk in showers and 3 of them have baths) and two more loos with basins downstairs.
Upstairs we have bedrooms for 16 people in 6 doubles, 1 triple and 1 single bedrooms. We can extend to 17 if 4 guests share the triple with two on a futon mattress. (We also have a cot and we can sometimes squeeze in an extra child or two, or another mattress on the floor - but do ask our advice on numbers before booking for more than 16 people). The bedrooms are not all ensuite so some guests will need to share. 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!
GROUND FLOOR:
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
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FIRST FLOOR:
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 -
PLUS
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
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SECOND FLOOR:
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
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OUTSIDE:
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.

Guest access
The entire house and gardens will be yours, (except the cottage where wonderful Ola, our part time caretaker lives). There are many fields to roam in, ponds for boating or wild swimming and a lakeside yurt for romantic sleepovers or BBQs. Careful country manners are required everywhere, and all gates must be closed, and dogs kept on a lead when near the animals. Clean dogs are welcome donstairs, but not on sofas/chairs please. Please scoop that poop! Please say if you would like to arrive before 3pm or a late evening welcome.

Other things to note
Wooden high chair, small travelcot (please bring duvet/covers for it, we can provide sheets), baby alarm. The usual family equipment and some inside and outside games and toys, including a table tennis table and table football are available for your use.
A modernised extended "gentrified" farmhouse set in 60 acres of meadows, no neighbours. Perfect for gatherings of family/friends, retreats/courses. (Sorry, no parties). Unrivalled views to Glastonbury Tor. Not a soulless hotel but a 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/cocktail…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 7
1 double bed
Bedroom 8
1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Gym
Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
TV
Washing machine
Iron

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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.
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 Glastonbu…

Hosted by Charlie And Amanda

Joined in November 2015
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Charlie is a novelist and businessman. Amanda is a director in the health and social care sector. We have three sons in their early 20s, and we love to travel and have adventures. Charlie is a pilot and we are sailors and we have been lucky enough to have met some wonderful people and visited some amazing places around the world.
Charlie is a novelist and businessman. Amanda is a director in the health and social care sector. We have three sons in their early 20s, and we love to travel and have adventures.…
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 [angela@eatwestcountryfood.co.uk] 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 - [hello@sarakirkbyeventstyle.co.uk]
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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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £2000

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