Exceptional Georgian Farmhouse

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Entire residential home hosted by David & Jenny

10 guests, 7 bedrooms, 9 beds, 7 bathrooms
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Beautiful Georgian farmhouse set deep in the Somerset countryside, only 5 minutes from Bruton’s Hauser & Wirth Gallery and the recently opened Newt Hotel. Comfortably sleeps 14 guests, with a swimming pool and tennis court, all set within 24 acres of gardens and hay meadows. This is a truly magical spot - the English Country House experience at its best, easily accessible from London, with a fast rail link from Castle Cary to London Paddington (90min).

The space
The space
Turn off a country lane, and head down a private drive with meadows on either side, and sweeping views up to the historic monument of King Alfred's Tower. An elegant Georgian farmhouse awaits you, draped in wisteria and roses in the summer, with beautiful old sash windows. You are only a few minutes drive from Bruton, but its sophisticated restaurants feel like worlds away. Prepare yourself for complete relaxation. Dark night skies, and not a sound to break the peace except the wood pigeons, the calling of owls at dusk and the burr of an occasional tractor in the fields beyond the house. At the end of the drive, a few minutes walk down a tiny country lane, you will find The Bull Inn - the best pub for miles around, with a roaring fire in winter, and a small playground in the beer garden for summer lunches, with expansive views.

INSIDE
The house dates from the middle of the 18th Century, and is both full of character and exceptionally comfortable. It retains many of its original features including the beautiful stone floors and 18th Century shutters, with luxurious bathrooms.

The Main House has 1 very large superking Master Bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 1 guest bedroom with a king size bed, with its own bathroom next door, and three charming good sized children’s bedrooms - 1 king size, 1 single and 1 twin (bunk beds) sharing a bathroom. Each of the three bathrooms has a bath and a shower.

The Dairy Barn, connected to the main house via the hall, has one beautiful Super King bedroom (ground floor - photos to follow) with its own bathroom and two large windows onto the garden, and a lovely twin bedroom above with its own bathroom. These two bedrooms are conveniently located near the kitchen, but with a further hall between for privacy and quiet.

The generous spaces of the house make it perfect for two or three families, who would like a degree of independence.

An additional mattress bed and cot is available on request.

LIVING AREAS
The light drenched, south facing kitchen seating 8 - 10 has a full size aga, separate oven, gas hob, and a bank of full height windows opening onto the rose garden. American style double door fridge freezer. An elegant drawing room with double sash East and West facing windows has a card table, and a large log fireplace. The dining room has an exceptional 18th Century fireplace. The warm snug with wood burning stove is the perfect place to cosy up for evenings in front of the TV. There is a large playroom, with doors opening onto the garden, and a study looking out onto the back of the house. In the barn across the courtyard from the kitchen is a pool room with a ping pong table (which has seen some epic battles), two large sofas and a drinks fridge - perfect for late night drinks. And next door is a stunning high ceilinged yoga/gym/office space with its own private garden. The croquet set is for your use.

*There is high speed Wifi throughout the house, Amazon Fire (with Netflix) and Sky TV (Sky Q).

OUTSIDE
Stunning, extensive mature gardens and orchard, stables, hay meadows, an all weather tennis court, various Yorkstone terraces, BBQ for outdoor lunches, a swing for young children, a large trampoline (see house rules), a treehouse folly with a wood burning stove over the stream - perfect for gin and tonics in the evening, heated outdoor pool with an automated safety cover. And beyond… fields for roaming or pitching a bell tent, and woods over the stream for the kids to explore. This is a truly exceptional location, renowned for its rural seclusion, and surrounded on all sides by large country house estates, the most famous of which is Stourhead. There is extensive parking at the back of the house.

The swimming pool is 11m x 4.5m, and is heated from May through September.

BOOK yourself a yoga session with an exceptional private teacher, or a massage with wonderful local masseurs (numbers can be supplied).

***Please note***
- Occupied cottage attached to the yoga room is not included in the rental. It has small windows opening onto the rose garden, screened with bushes. The cottage has no access to the garden or house.
- The cleaner will come in once mid-week for four hours to clean the kitchen and the bathrooms. Bed linen is changed once a week on a Saturday.

Where you'll sleep

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

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Garden
Indoor fireplace

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South Brewham, England, United Kingdom

The house is just outside South Brewham - a tiny, rural Somerset village. We are only 14 minutes from the pretty market town of Castle Cary, with its fast train to London Paddington (from 90 mins).

Bruton is just 5 minutes away, with its myriad of fashionable shops and award winning restaurants, including At The Chapel - an outstanding bakery selling coffee, delicious breads and sourdough pizzas.

The world class contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth is only 5 minutes away, and it has a fabulous restaurant on site, The Roth Bar & Grill, which is ideal for both lunch and dinner, and runs numerous events and classes throughout the year.

There is outstanding walking, in particular at King Alfred’s Tower (2 mins away) - a picaresque folly built in 1769 to commemorate King Alfred, perched at the top of the Wiltshire/Somerset border. From here you can embark on miles of walking through the vast, overgrown forest - perfect for hiking and cycling, with outstanding views. From King Alfred’s Tower you can walk all the way to Stourhead...

The world famous National Trust Stourhead Estate is under 10 mins away. The historic Palladian house and 18th Century Neo Classical gardens are unmissable, and can be combined with various breathtaking walks.

We are 10 minutes from the recently opened Newt Hotel, with its outstanding gardens, restaurants and farm shop.

Longleat Safari Park makes a wonderful day out with the kids (20 mins away), as does the historic town of Sherborne with its beautiful Abbey (30 mins).

Glastonbury Tor is only 30 mins away.

If you are willing to go a bit further, then you could embark on a fossil hunting expedition on the stunning South Dorset Jurassic Coast (just over an hour away). The coastline has numerous pretty beaches and dramatic cliff top walks.

Gillingham Station is 17 mins away, with a direct train to London Waterloo in 90 mins.
Castle Cary Station is 14 mins away, with a direct train to London Paddington in 90 mins.
The drive to London takes around 2 hrs and 20 mins.

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Joined in September 2017
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House rules

Check-in: 17:00 - 19:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animals

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