Rear view towards the terrace The Lake House - The Wow factor!
UBER COOL BARN OVERLOOKING LAKE

Entire home/flat

14 guests

5 bedrooms

8 beds
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14 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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•***IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ ABOUT OUR LISTING/HR *** TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT -PLS ENQUIRE FIRST BEFORE BOOKING - THANK YOU!

•ALL OUR TARIFFS / RATES / SPECIAL OFFERS ETC. CANNOT BE ADVERTISED ON THE AIRBNB PRICING PLATFORM... PRICES ADVERTISED ARE A GUIDE ONLY DUE TO OUR FLEXIBILITY

•2 X NIGHT STAYS REQ' OVER A W'KEND IN HIGH SEASON

• NON AND CATERED STAYS AVAILABLE

•WE DO NOT ALLOW OUTSIDE CATERERS - ONLY OUR RECOMMENDED CATERERS

•2 X WELL BEHAVED SOCIABLE DOGS BY PRIOR AGREEMENT ONLY


The space
Bathrooms: 4
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people £85 / night after 12 guests
Security Deposit £1000
Weekend Price £1250 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 king bed, 2 single beds

House Rules

•PLEASE NOTE- 2/3 NIGHT STAYS REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN RATES ADVERTISED

•AN ADDITIONAL CAUTIONARY REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF £500 max IS REQUIRED FOR ALL STAYS

•PLEASE ENQUIRE FIRST BEFORE BOOKING
AS RATES ARE VARIABLE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF YEAR

•PLEASE NOTE - WE ARE A PROFESSIONAL EXCLUSIVE USE PRIVATELY OWNED VENUE OPERATING UNDER THE TRADING NAME OF 'THE MANOR SOMERSET'

• THEREFORE WE (By Law) ONLY ALLOW THE MAXIMUM GUESTS ON SITE WHICH IS 14 FOR THE LAKE HOUSE BARN.

• WE DO NOT ALLOW CAMPING / TENTS OR CAMPER VANS ON THE ESTATE.

•PLEASE NOTE - ONLY GUESTS STAYING ON THE ACCOMMODATION LIST HAVE ACCESS TO THE ESTATE
( Any day guests / evening guests are by prior agreement only and may occur an additional charge.)

• Please Leave it as you find it but please make yourself at home - we want you to have a good time whatever the occasion!

• GUESTS MUST RECYCLE the following:-
TIN
BOTTLES ( no tops please)
PLASTIC ( no tops please)
PAPER
IF RECYCLING IS NOT ADHERED TO CHARGES WILL
APPLY

• If the property gets too hot please TURN OFF THE CENTRAL HEATING & THEN OPEN THE WINDOWS

• SMOKING is NOT permitted inside the property but guests are welcome to SMOKE OUTSIDE using the ashtrays provided.

• PLEASE DO NOT PUT CIGGY BUTTS ON THE GROUND

• PLEASE TURN OFF LIGHTS WHEN NOT IN USE

• ANY ONLINE SHOPPING TO BE DELIVERED MUST BE WITH WAITROSE WELLINGTON AND BE DELIVERED AFTER 16.00hrs

•Thanking you in advance folks!


Other info -
Sleeps x 14 in total ( depending on bed configuration.)
This is a GREAT PARTY HOUSE FOR ALL OCCASIONS!
For larger guest numbers and to book the whole estate please see themanorsomerset
As all properties can be linked to together for extra accommodation (subject to availability.)


There is CCTV on our entrance driveway to the private manor estate and at each entrance to the properties

• Families welcome!

• By prior agreement 2 x well behaved sociable breed dogs are also welcome with an additional cautionary refundable deposit.

Only 1hr 40 mins from LDN PADDINGTON


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 23 - 27, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

25 Reviews

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Vishal User Profile
August 2017
Great place, had a wonderful time. Kids loved feeding the ducks and playing with the resident dogs coco and Zorro.

Amy User Profile
August 2017
Stayed the weekend for a hen do and had the best time! Pictures don't do the house justice, the lake really makes it a beautiful location. Spencer and Fiona were fantastic start to end and made the whole party feel so welcome and relaxed. Couldn't fault it!!

Judy User Profile
August 2017
The Lake house was absolutely perfect. It looks so much better in real life! Me and my friends and our kids loved and the kids kept saying it was the best holiday home they have stayed in and wished we could stay longer. We had the most amazing time with our dear friends and loved our stay at the lake house. Fiona's communication was perfect, so helpful and a lovely person to deal with! We had the privilege of meeting Coco and Zoro, her beautiful bear dogs. They were amazing! I highly recommend staying at their house in somerset. You will love it, especially for a hen do, birthdays and all other occassions or if you generally just wants to relax and take some time away from the hustle and bustle of London. Thank

Simon User Profile
July 2017
Fiona and Spencer were very welcoming, the barn is spacious and well equipped to cater for a large group!

Katherine User Profile
July 2017
What a beautiful barn and a lovely setting! Thank you for taking such good care of us!

Dan User Profile
July 2017
The Lake House is a stunning property. We hired it for our parents Diamond Wedding Anniversary party and it was perfect. The property was nicely decorated, very clean and all guests reported a good nights sleep! Sadly we got stung by Fiona and Spencer who added on lots of extra costs. If we went with them we had to use their caterers. They charged us £32 per head for a menu which was priced as £10 a head on the caterers website. They also charged us £20 'foot fall' for any visitors to the party. All in all we ended up paying an extra £650. But they knew we wanted the venue and with the 50% cancellation free, they kind of had us over a barrel. Often email and phone conversations were at cross purposes, Fiona would say one thing, Spencer would say another. Spencer would often forget what he said with regards to extra fees and would attempt to charge us more for people 'just being there'. It's a shame, because it was meant to be a happy occasion and we felt ripped off left right and centre. It's a great property, and Fiona is welcoming and accommodating. It was just tainted by the hard mark-ups and confused communication.
Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
Response from Fiona:
Reviews should reflect Property & Host. Catering is not part of ABB reviews – this is a Self-Catered Holiday Let. Dan booked for 9 guests over a weekend - the “cheapest” booking this year (in peak season) to accommodate their “tight budget” (URL HIDDEN)Once booked Dan said “his brother” will contact us regards “their parents diamond wedding” (URL HIDDEN)Brother Stephen (different surname) appeared stating he’s the “other son”. Wants 30 plus guests added??? If declared at point of booking we would have declined the enquiry. (URL HIDDEN)Stephen declares when questioned he’s not even Dan’s brother – apologised for them lying to us - most bizarre, confusing communication to us??? (URL HIDDEN)Dan the ABB member -never heard from him again, Stephen non related, non ABB member tells us it's not Dan's parents, they're are his??! This raised alarm bells and immediately thought SCAM! (URL HIDDEN)We stated in April ( when Dan booked) “We have time to resell the dates if that would suit you better so you can find a venue allowing your actual numbers – Thanks Spencer” (URL HIDDEN)Stephen declined to cancel – we offered many opportunities, with a full deposit refund – I explained ABB will charge him a cancellation fee. He suggested a footfall fee – see below “”Hi Fiona, I'm so sorry I didn't check about having visitors during the day. If there is any way we can make a special arrangement, it would be so much appreciated, as I don't want to stress my folks out about it unnecessarily. As we mentioned, it's a diamond wedding anniversary we're celebrating, so it's not a rowdy crowd lol. If there is nothing we can do, I will discuss the possibilities of meeting at a local pub, but it would be so much nicer to host something at the house if we can. I really hope we can come to an arrangement, as they were so thrilled with the place. It's totally my fault for not thinking ahead that having visitors might not be ok. Kind regards, Stephen”” (URL HIDDEN)Stephen agreed footfall / no corkage (with free rubbish clearance after) (URL HIDDEN)“”We're having a champagne toast, and we'll be serving Pimms. Just wondering about glasses? Can you supply I'm thinking 30 flutes, and the same for wine glasses a we could use”” (URL HIDDEN)Catering? Just 1 buffet booked but 3 mths and over 40 emails etc. for Stephen to deliberate on (URL HIDDEN)Hi Spencer, Have had some input from my sister, and we would like to go ahead and book the French drop off menu for our gathering - confused communication? See below (URL HIDDEN)”Knowing my mum and dad, I think something that's more'country' would make them very happy, so I'm keen to see if we can work something out especially for them? Kind regards, Stephen and Dan”” (URL HIDDEN)Then narrowed down to a “Bespoke” hand-held daily discussion for a Buffet with many extra elements (URL HIDDEN) “We would like to go with the Ploughmans style as discussed. We have a vegetarian ,so can you advise on options for that. Can we sub out one of the meat pates with a vegetarian option? Perhaps mushroom pate? Happy to take the chefs suggestions. And could you also tell me what the rustic quiches consist of, how many mini pasties/pork pies are included per person? Could you also tell me what cheeses and crackers are on the cheese board? My mum isn't great with wheat, so perhaps we could also substitute some of the pastry goods for her with a frittata? And include oatcakes with the cheese board. I'm open to the chefs suggestions for this also. We won't be adding any extras in terms of puddings” (URL HIDDEN)”Hi Spencer, Yes to that style of menu, that's great news, thanks!” (URL HIDDEN)Prices charged pre agreed by Stephen in writing & included extra crockery, linen, tables, chairs etc. We did not get paid for the 3 mths extra work (URL HIDDEN)Stephen on the day thrilled with the creation sent photos thanking us stating there’s plenty left over for tomorrow when we were invited to meet them for fizz and Pimms as a thanks! Stephen OR Dan failed to mention anything face to face at the “event”. Basked in glory took the credit. There is nothing we would change, other than we should have gone with our gut feeling and cancelled their booking. We were lied to from the start to the end. It's a shame when you bend over backwards for people that you are awarded with a slanderous and false review. A 100 + person weekend wedding is easier than Stephen and his “needs”
July 2017

Alistair User Profile
June 2017
Booked for 10 friends for two weekend nights. The Barn was perfect - beds for everyone; great cooking facilities; and large central space to socialise inside. Outside we sat overlooking the idyllic lake and watched ducks with their new ducklings, the kingfisher and dragonflies. It was the ideal setting for a first night barbecue. Fiona arranged for a private chef for our second night. Three truly excellent courses for a great price given the attentive and personal service. Highly recommend doing that. Overall the hosts were perfect. Incredibly attentive and personally engaged both before and after the booking. Nothing was too much trouble at all. It is a special venue, with hugely professional your personable hosts. 100% recommended.

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Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.

Approachable, Well travelled
Friendly
Easy going
Fun
Professional
Got 2 Newfoundland bear like dogs! I have a 'Knight' for a Husband!
Ex 'old school' trained Airline Cabin Crew - but not quite 'BOAC' ! Taught to an extremely high level of customer service / standards. I like to work hard and play hard!
Also worked ihotels
Love entertaining, food and wine and music
Run my/ our own hospitality business based in Somerset & Wimbledon, London
Bad customer service to me, is unacceptable !!
Like our guests to make themselveves at home, have a great time and hopefully return.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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