Plenty of space for two single bedsWe can add another mattress on the floor if you need
The Hayloft, quiet barn conversion in Castle Cary
Hosted by John
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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The Hayloft is a converted farm building with comfortable, 2 bed accommodation on a gated property. The heart of Castle Cary is 2 minutes walk while the garden in which the Hayloft is situated backs onto fields. The best of town and country at once!

We have just completed a full redecoration, including new bathroom. We're really proud of it. Come and see for yourselves!

The space

The Hayloft dates back to the early 1800s when it was a farm-building. It is comfortably equipped, cosy and warm. Tucked away from the street it's a haven of calm yet only 2 minutes walk from the centre of town for any shopping needs.

Guest access

The whole house is yours for the duration of your stay.

Interaction with guests

We'll be on hand to help with anything you need otherwise you will be left in peace to enjoy your stay.

Other things to note

We supply the kitchen with basics of salt, pepper, sugar, tea, coffee and cooking oil. In addition, subject to availability we put in a pint of organic milk from the local Bruton Dairy, a bottle of cider and of apple juice (our own while stocks last!), eggs from our chickens (when they are laying), and butter from local farms.

If you would like us to organise a simple, high quality home-cooked meal like Spaghetti Bolognese or Carbonara, Chilli con Carne, Lasagne, Sausage, chips and beans for you to finish cooking on your arrival please let us know.

We can also supply other local food and drink on request including from our garden depending on the season.

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Cleaning Fee £40
Security Deposit £100
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with doorman

Please don't smoke inside, otherwise make yourselves at home and relax. If you're bringing a dog please just look out for the free-range chickens!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

81 Reviews

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Olivia User Profile
October 2017
We absolutely loved the Hayloft and the little village. The accommodation was spotlessly clean with gorgeous linen and bedding, a great bathroom and lots of space in the living areas. We loved seeing the friendly chickens walking around the property and very much appreciated the eggs that were given to us. John left lovely breakfast supplies for us, and his own cider and juice which was a wonderful treat. The property felt very peaceful and safe and has a lovely outdoor area where children could explore. We loved the village, especially the market, and the George pub where we had lovely meals. We had a wonderful day out visiting Wells cathedral and Cheddar Gorge which were only a short drive away. Highly recommended and would love to visit again.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks Olivia. We'd love to see you again.
October 2017

Lauren User Profile
September 2017
The Hayloft is incredible and exceeded all our expectations - much bigger then the photos and very well presented. Castle Cary is a gem of a find too, lovely cafes, shops, pubs and excellent walks...all on your doorstep. John was a fantastic host and made a special effort to make space for our campervan, plus left us a welcome pack of homemade apple juice + cider, local milk and butter. Plus a highlight of eggs from his friendly hens.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks very much for staying with us Lauren. We enjoyed having you.
September 2017

James User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay here, the cottage was perfect and was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks for the stay

Sian User Profile
September 2017
We had a brilliant week at the gorgeous Hayloft! The accommodation has everything you need for a relaxing break; it's also conveniently located, spotlessly clean and very stylishly decorated!Luxurious towels and bedding, and the welcome pack (eggs, juice, cider, bread, milk and butter) were an absolute treat! John was a perfect host and ensured we had everything we needed when we arrived and also speedily and helpfully replied to correspondence in advance of our trip. We hope to return when our little one is old enough to enjoy the beautiful garden and run about with the chickens!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks for the super review Sian and look forward to seeing you again.
September 2017

John User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay at John's place, whilst visiting the area for a wedding. John and his partner were great hosts and the barn was extremely comfortable and welcoming. Would definitely recommend.

Deborah User Profile
September 2017
Really cute accommodations. Perfect size for four of us and we loved the supplies provided (eggs, milk, bread, butter, apple juice, and cider). John was very responsive and checkin was easy. Perfect for a weekend away!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks Deborah!
September 2017

Louise User Profile
August 2017
John's place was brilliant! Really child friendly, great location and it is much bigger than it looks in the photos! Our stay was for one night with 2 small children who loved the garden and looking for chickens. It is so child friendly. The best thing about this place was the communication with John who made it so easy, nothing was too much trouble!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thanks Louise. Hopefully see you again.
August 2017

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Father of two lovely girls, owner of Xelsion, a digital media consultancy, and farmer of 5 hens.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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