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Pek Peppin

Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Pek Peppin

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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THE ANCIENT BARN

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Castle Cary Barn Rental Photos and Description

Beautifully converted, listed properties surrounded by countryside.

Two fascinating Grade II listed historic buildings. A lovely 15th century Ancient Barn and a 17th century Old Stables are part of a medieval farmstead. They sleep up to 5 and 7 respectively with the option of renting a medieval Bee House with two additional beds. They offer original features (old woodwork, beams and flagstones) with every modern comfort. They are in pretty, unspoilt countryside close to the delightful old market town of Castle Cary with its interesting independent shops and pubs. Market day is Tuesday. There are numerous places to visit, including Glastonbury (Abbey and Tor), Cadbury Camp (King Arthur's Camelot), historic houses and gardens, while the fascinating cities of Wells, Bath and Salisbury are also within easy reach. There are many places to interest children too - such as Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat theme and safari park.

The accommodation: : The Ancient Barn, The Old Stables and the Bee House are situated between an old farmhouse and a small working farmyard (cattle and sheep) so there may be some normal farming activity at certain times of year. Our guests have never found this to be a problem but if you do not enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a farmyard then this is not the place for you! All three buildings are comfortable at all seasons - warm in winter, cool in summer, and provide an ideal base for touring this fascinating part of the west of England.

A car is essential. We ask our guests only to smoke out of doors.

We keep free range chickens which children are welcome to visit and to feed. We sell eggs and seasonal veg.

Throughout the year... : Somerset has lots to offer: historic sites such as Glastonbury Tor and Cadbury Camp (also known as Camelot - a hill fort made famous by King Arthur), ruined Castles and Abbeys, delightful country pubs offering delicious meals made from local produce, National Trust houses and famous gardens. For those who enjoy shopping there are numerous antique and craft shops in the area and Clarks Shopping Village is a short drive away at Street. This is a very special place in an area of England that as yet has hardly been touched by tourism. The countryside is pretty, the pace of life is gentle and the local people are friendly and helpful. Many of our guests return again and again to this lovely part of the world.

More Details

Details for The Ancient Barn 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This Grade II listed medieval cruck barn was built around the year 1390 and was converted in 1995 to provide a very comfortable, unusual and very special holiday home. Every care has been taken to preserve its original features. There is a lofty living/dining/kitchen area with a wealth of old beams, a flagstone floor (with underfloor heating) and double doors leading to a small paved patio. Upstairs there is a heavily beamed bedroom with two single beds + folding guest bed. Downstairs there is a double bedroom with a magnificent king-sized antique brass bed, and the bathroom (with cubicle shower) is next door. There is constant hot water and full central heating. Across a yard is The Old Stables - sleeping 8 - that has a dining table for 14. You can also rent a medieval Bee House in conjunction with the Ancient Barn. A few yards away, it has a double bed-room and ensuite shower room but no kitchen.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pek Peppin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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The Ancient Barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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The Ancient Barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1710
+44 -01963351288
Castle Cary South Somerset
5

Tranquil Barn

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in this perfectly located barn in Somerset was peaceful and restorative. Pek and Will were very welcoming and accommodating they provided some great toys and even little bikes for our kids as well as a range of books and dvds. The barn is very cosy and well equipped. We had a great time cooking and lazying around reading as well as enjoying some lovely walks in the nearby lanes and countryside. Having an interest in history, it was exciting to stay in such a place with its historic profile. There were many quite moments (when the kids were asleep) marveling at the old original beams which are well over 500 years old. The village of Castle Cary is a pleasant 20-25 minute walk and provides all the necessary amenities. We made use of the supermarkets, library and playground there. The barn was our base over a 5 week stay to explore Somerset and surrounding counties. It is situated very close to a number of fantastic spots to visit, such as Glastonbury Tor, Wells, Frome and Stour Head Estate. All of these are within 30-40 minutes drive. Bath is also a short drive of just under an hour. Thanks again to Pek and Will for their kindness and hospitality. The Ancient provides an excellent option for accommodation for either families, couples or small groups.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tim - it was a pleasure to have you staying here.
Pek & Will
business
The Ancient Barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1710
+44 -01963351288
Castle Cary South Somerset
London
5

This marvellous Ancient Barn

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful few days in the Ancient Barn, beautifully restored and both an impressive piece of history and a cosy and delightful place to stay. Every comfort has been installed, making it a place suitable for everyone, including I think older people, who will find it very comfortable. All around is glorious Somerset countryside, and many important and interesting places to visit. There's so much to enjoy here.
The owners are delightful, helpful and very welcoming. It feels like a privilege to have the chance to stay in this venerable Barn. We couldn't recommend it more highly.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
The Ancient Barn
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1710
+44 -01963351288
Castle Cary South Somerset
australia
5

Better than great!

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous family accommodation. Well appointed, great renovation, beautiful place to stay. The owner was incredibly hospitable and welcoming to our children and us. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
'Bristol/Heathrow/Gatwick'
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
'Castle Cary'
Nearest Beach
80.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Castle Cary is in South-East Somerset and the properties are in the countryside next to a small working farm yet less than two miles from town. There is a main line railway station at Castle Cary with fast trains to London. The area is very pretty and almost untouched by tourism.

Golf: There is an 18 hole public golf course at Wheathill - about a 10 minute drive away and another at Yeovil - about a 20 minute drive away.

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Rates & Availability

From £750 Per week

Castle Cary Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
£775
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £10
Notes We also offer short breaks and the price for 2 or 3 nights is the same - allowing late checkout on day 3 if required.
Rent includes all fuel: this includes electric underfloor heating, gas central heating and hot water, and also linen including towels.
For short breaks the prices quoted here may vary slightly (up or down)
depending on the number of guests in the group.
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Amenities

Castle Cary Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has been recently upgraded to provide a walk-in cubicle shower. There is a heated towel rail and also a fan heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on the ground floor - bathroom next to it.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First floor room
  • Our beds are really comfortable - memory foam on the 2 single beds and new quality interior sprung on the double bed. Both bedrooms have fitted carpets and radiators provide the central heating which can be controlled by our guests. The upstairs bedroom has a sloping ceiling and beams so there is slightly restricted headroom in places. Although this property has no mobility rating it can be accessed by a wheelchair user - just. There is a travel cot that can be put anywhere in this property. Bedlinen is provided - and also nice big towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • 5 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The double bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor. The bedroom upstairs sleeps two, but there is a folding bed for a third person. The property has a small south-facing enclosed patio (garden furniture provided), which overlooks open countryside. Nearby the Bee house can also be rented providing an extra double bedroom and shower room. Many of our guests return again and again to this property. We have BT Broadband WiFi available - bring your own laptop.

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