Where farm life meets family life in characterful comfort!
Experience Orchard Farm Cottage: sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms each with a TV on the wall, 1 family bathroom, 3 showers, 3 WC's, large lounge, kitchen, new conservatory dining room, large, flat lawned garden including a trampoline & swing set, terrace with outdoor table & chairs, large gas BBQ, table tennis table plus ample parking.
Holiday home can accommodate 14 with the use of a double sofa bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
A delightful detached barn conversion set within 70 acres of land where families can enjoy making wonderful memories - not to mention the chickens, fresh eggs and farm lifestyle. With nearby walks, a cosy pub and a relaxed charmed feeling, this is the perfect spot for a family event or a chance to get away from it all.
Converted to a high standard, this detached barn conversion offers friendly self-catering accommodation for up to 12 people across 6 bedrooms, nestled in the peace and tranquillity of the Somerset countryside.
The magic starts the moment you walk in through the front door of this stunning barn conversion. The comfortable and relaxing sitting room encourages you to rest and socialise with a range of chairs and sofas - enough for everyone to sit around the lovely and cosy log fire nestled into its red brick surround. The wooden floors are accented by rugs while the open beams add to the charm.
Of course cosy nights in are helped along by the large TV, DVD and video player to keep everyone entertained.
Also on this level is the well-appointed rustic country style kitchen with a large range electric cooker and American style fridge/freezer to give you all the cooking and storage you need for your entire stay. There will be no arguments over the washing up due to the full size dishwasher, while the washing machine ensures that everyone is looking their best. The open plan kitchen and spacious newly built conservatory style dining room featuring a lofted ceiling, a seating area at the far end and a long farmhouse table seating up to 13 guests who can all gather round to enjoy magical & memorable family meals! While enjoying an afternoon glass of wine in the sunny conservatory dining area you have lovely, very private panoramic views of the terrace patio, the grassy lawn and catch glimpses of chickens from afar.
Close to the kitchen is the utility room with a tumble dryer and all the equipment you need to make your stay simple and fuss free.
On the ground floor are a further 2 double bedrooms - one with direct access to the garden. These bedrooms have easy access off the same shared corridor, to the downstairs shower room with WC, while there is also an additional separate WC next to the utility room.
With wooden or tiled flooring throughout, the ground floor offers accessibility for all.
The wooden staircase takes you up to a spacious landing where you will find 4 more bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath with a shower head attachment and a WC.
You will appreciate the spacious 4-bedroom accommodation on this level, with two king size bedrooms and two double bedrooms, one of which has an additional double sofa bed. The master bedroom with a king size bed is a lovely light room overlooking the sunny back garden. Two of the bedrooms feature corner shower units and sinks - although all bedrooms do have access to the full family bathroom and separate WC on the first floor.
Once again stripped wooden flooring adds to the charm and elegance of this lovely characterful property.
All the family is well catered for outside the property too with an enclosed garden featuring a trampoline and swing set. In the summer the outdoor eating area, BBQ and picnic tables offer a warm, sunny spot for alfresco get-togethers.
Beyond the house, the true joy of country living can be experienced with a variety of friendly chickens and ducks that love to be hand fed. The fresh eggs add to the perfect farm holiday experience. When the time comes to rest in the outdoors, a simple gazebo is the perfect spot amongst the trees.
From the private entrance that is shared with the owners nearby house, this private dwelling has enough parking for several cars to the front.
The house is set in the beautiful Spaxton countryside, but is still within walking distance of the local pub, The Lamb Inn and just 3.5 miles from the local shop.
Things to do
The location makes this an ideal base for touring the area and visiting many popular attractions, such as Clarks Village, Dunster Castle, Somerset World, Cheddar Gorge, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Cannington Golf Course, Glastonbury (15 miles), Burnham-on-Sea and Western-Super-Mare.
With the Quantocks and Exmoor so close by, you will be spoilt for choice for long walks, with scenic views in every direction.
Lots of beaches are also very close by, such as Kilve Beach on the Jurassic Coast (9 miles) - perfect for fossil hunting. Beyond that lies Watchett, Blue Anchor, Dunster and then Minehead itself; all sandy.
In the evenings you can enjoy a stroll to the family pub, or enjoy a BBQ and bonfire on the private enclosed land to the rear of the property. We recommend you bring a torch for evening strolls.
6 bedrooms (sleeps up to 12+2 extra on sofa bed)
Garden furniture and BBQ provided
Bed linen, towels provided
TV in every bedroom and in the lounge
1 - 4 well behaved dogs welcome (£25 per dog, per week)
There are 2 Travel cots and high chairs available
4pm arrival & 10am departure
If you have mobility needs it is advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.
Notes: For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our 'At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
Security deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £500, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 12
- 6 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 4 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- 2 King size/super king size beds
- 4 Double beds
- 1 Sofa bed
- Bed linen provided
- Range cooker
- Travel Cot
- Disabled facilties
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Ground floor WC
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
This is an amazing property, and Peter was most welcoming & friendly. The gift of fresh egss, still warm from the hens was a lovely added bonus Mrs L Palethorpe - 26th March 2019
The property was as advertised, our Grandchildren were lucky enough to feed some new born lambs, we had fresh eggs from the chickens and the owners baked us a lovely cake, all in all it was a wonderful few days away.Mr John Robertson - 2nd March 2019
Excellent property and a very warm welcome from the owners. Lovely for Xmas as the house was decorated with a very magical Xmas tree and lots of decorations around the house! Excellent experience Mrs Christine Moran - 3rd January 2019
Lovely place to stay with family &/or friends for a relaxing long weekend. Cottage is the perfect mix of traditional comfort with modern amenities & great for local walks. Owner very friendly & welcoming . Impressed by regular emails from Blueriver Cottages throughout the deposit & balance payment stages. Once balance paid received immediate contact details of the property, the owners & directions. Also received my housekeeping/breakage deposit within a week of my stay which was a bonus Mrs Sarah Jones - 25th November 2018
We had a fantastic stay and would love to go back! It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Miss Lucy Mogford - 1st November 2018
Property was very good for our party of 12 adults, a baby and a dog. A great time was had by all and the recently installed hot tub got some use.Mr Paul Fewell - 11th July 2018
The owners were very helpful and friendly. Children fascinated by all the animals especially the hens and ducks.Mrs Joan Morris - 6th July 2018
The owners of the property are incredibly helpful and friendly. They accommodated our needs as we have a large wheelchair and it was very easy to get around the interior and exterior of the cottage. We enjoyed watching the animals on the farm.Joanne Lazenby - 28th May 2018
Very friendly and welcoming couple. Helped us feel at home from the start. Our young granddaughter loved it. Would make for a really relaxing break for anyone staying in the future.Mr David Search (HomeAway) - 16th May 2018
it was just perfect for us. Not too fancy so you felt very at home coming back from wet walks and being able to leave muddy boots in the hallway. The kitchen was great and the cooker was very good.Ms Katherine Anteney (AirBnB) - 5th April 2018
Peter & Anne Thanks again for another lovely welcoming stay. We all very much enjoyed it. Will see you again next year. Bruce enjoyed his sausages every morning :) Thanks from The Campbells, The Langtons & The Baths - 28th August 2017
Have been coming to this cottage for last 18 or 19 years and have always had a great holiday. As a family of 13 it's been great to spend this time together. Anne & Peter are now our friends and I would recommend this holiday cottage to our friends etc. Thank you so much!Love Janet&Gordon, Anthoy&Michelle, Donna&David + 5 grandchildren - 28th August 2017
What an amazing week! First holiday with all my children & grandchildren. The Cottage is wonderful, everything we needed was here. Pete&Anne fantastic couple, Bruce & Lex the cat, certainly, was loved by all. We were honoured by a visit from a buzzard so keep your eyes open. We certainly plan to come back. PS if Lex has kittens, count me in!Maureen, Steven & family xx - 19th August 2017
Our extended family had a great stay. Lots of room for the children to have fun. They also loved the dogs & cats. Comfortable beds and lots of showers/hot water.Jarvis Clan - 2nd June 2017
Thank you for a wonderful week in your lovely house. Thank you for letting us have Bruce and the cat. PS We are now going back to Sweden and our 3 cats and 15 dogs! :)Sundbald Family - 7th May 2017
We had a wonderful time this weekend in your cottage, much of it was due to you and your lovely attitude. Thank you in particular for letting us help with the animals, which we all enjoyed. No doubt we will be back again. It was a great way to celebrate my 70th birthday.The Prince Family - 1st May 2017
I liked the garden it was massive and there was so much to do. I enjoyed my stay (Daisy, 9). Had a super time. Loved all the animals. Accommodation - excellent. Thank you (Grandma). Very comfy beds (Kalie, 41). I liked the gardenn with the trampoline and the green acrobat swing (Tallulah, 6). I liked the garden with the trampoline & rope. I liked stroking the cat & Bruce (Harley, 4). We loved everything about the cottage. Cosy + comfortable. The space for the children to run around was great. We loved the animals too (Karen)Bell Family - 14th February 2017
We had an excellent holiday our party was 9 people and the accommodation was perfect. It is a lovely large well maintained house with plenty of space for all of us our ages ranging from 4yrs to 70yrs. The children loved the field with play area inc huge trampoline, swings, lots of outdoor toys and games even in the cold the kids had lots of fun especially having chickens, ducks, pigs, ponies all around in the farm. The location was ideal and facilities excellent. Peter the owner made sure we had everything we wanted including plenty of fresh eggs and logs for the fire, he was really nice and very helpful also letting us know about the area and farm history and local farmers markets etc. We would love to return again and would like to thank Peter for being such a great host would highly recommend to all families.The Bell Family - 14th February 2017
What a perfect house for a big family Christmas break! Warm, well equipped and in a perfect location. Three generations (and forth on the way!) plus two very happy dogs. Hospitable and attentive owners much appreciated. Very fortunate with the weather (or perhaps it's always as good as this in Somerset!). Great area for walking and for cycling.Wood's and friends families from Hampshire - 30th December 2016
Great accommodation for a 4 generation get-together, including the dog! Despite poor weather enjoyed lovely walks and great Sunday lunch at the Lamb Inn. Thank you for the delicious eggs.Anette&Barry+ all the family xx - 21st November 2016
Another brilliant holiday. We all had fun, especially the dogs. Visited many places + beaches. We will see you all again next year.John&Jane, Aster&Winnie - 15th October 2016
We spent the week beginning 20 August here to celebrate a 80th birthday and had a really fantastic time. Its an ideal place for a large family to get together. Very well equipped. Owners were very friendly bringing us fresh eggs throughout the week. Worth going to Kilve beach, Dunster Castle and the local pub (Lamb Inn). A bit isolated so you do need a car otherwise thoroughly recommended.Sue A, West Berks - 1st August 2016
Fabulous place. A lovely warm welcome and everything we needed for a long weekend away.The bedrooms are all large and the lounge and kitchen are a great size for a large group.We hope to come back again. Thank you!Rachel Milton, Aldershot - 1st May 2016
Just returned from a wonderful weekend at the cottage. The accommodation comfortably held 5 adults, 5 children and an infant with lots of space for the kids to play and everything needed to enjoy the company of a large group. The children loved going out in the morning to feed the pigs and sheep and to collect the fresh eggs for our morning breakfast. Spotlessly clean with comfy beds and well located. My 9 year old wants to bring his children here when he grows up! Only recommendation is to bring an eye mask if you don't want to be woken too early as the cottage is very light.Laura J, Hampshire - 1st May 2016
We had a wonderful time at Orchard Farm Cottage, the layout is perfect for entertaining a large group. Very comfortable with everything you need and more! It's a beautiful place and the hosts were very kind, thank you for the eggs in the morning, very tasty!Simone K, UK - 1st December 2015