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converted barn, charming village near Bath, perfect for exploring countryside

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type barn

Overview

About the property

Newly converted, one bedroom, village setting, private, near Bath

The Little House is a converted dairy and is situated next to the farmhouse in the village of Mells, Somerset. It sleeps 2 adults +. The accommodation comprises a sitting room with dining area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, mezzanine, and off street parking.

The south facing sitting room looks out onto fields and has glass doors opening onto a private terrace with eating area. It has a TV with DVD player. The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge, dishwasher, combination oven and microwave cooker and small appliances. The bedroom has a king-sized double bed, separate shower-room, and stairs leading to the mezzanine which could accommodate 1-2 children. (Please ask for details). The mezzanine has a desk and chair. The Little House has Wi-Fi.

The newly furnished house has a contemporary modern feel, whilst mixing the new with the old. The renovation, whilst maintaining the old features of the building, incorporates renewable energy to run under floor heatiang and hot water.

The Little House is situated in the village of Mells a largely unspoilt Somerset village built mainly of Bath stone. The village dates back to the 11th century, and is thought to be one of the prettiest in Somerset. It has a traditional pub (The Talbot Inn), a village shop & cafe, a church, and many historic buildings. These are all within walking distance of The Little House.

In the immediate area is the local market town, Frome which has markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also close by is the historic city of Wells and its magnificent cathedral, hippie heaven Glastonbury, Street (famous for its shopping village), and Longleat House, garden and wildlife park. The Roman city of Bath is about 30 minutes and there is a very good park and ride scheme in operation. There is a lot to see in Bath - the Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms, the Assembly Rooms, the Costume Museum and the excellent shopping.

Further afield, Bristol is about one hours drive, the south coast and its lovely beaches and coastal villages is about 1-2 hours, and the cathedral city of Salisbury and the world heritage site of Stonehenge about one hour away. There is a good bus service in the village with buses every hour to Frome and Bath.

More Details

Owner
Jane Mann
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely love The Little House - partly because it's so comfortable, and partly because everything has been so considered. The outlook is also beautiful - a very relaxing place to be. Many thanks for making this a good place to be in.
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Mells Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , travel cot avlble
  • There is a mezzanine library in the bedroom which has a fold out bed. Please ask for details.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling

Reviews

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converted barn, charming village near Bath, perfect for exploring countryside
average rating of 4.818182 based on 15 reviews
Sheffield, England
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Tastefully modernised barn

  • 4 of 5

"The Little House" is in the beautiful Somerset village of Mells. Tastefully modernised from old farm buildings it provides a comfortable base to explore the county. There was plenty of room for two and we had everything we needed for our stay. Mells itself has numerous listed properties and the village trail is worth doing. The walled garden pizzas, the village cafe and the award winning inn all mean you don't have to go far. Frome is only a short drive away if you need a little more.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Ideal for couples but has space for two children if required

  • 5 of 5

Well planned layout

Perfect when weather good

Beautiful village

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful retreat in Somerset

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the little farm house was perfect. We really enjoyed the modern renovations and privacy the property had to offer. Enjoyed eating at the village store and really appreciated the great history told to us in the welcome book. We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Great New Years Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 night stay over new year, the little house is truly unique. The house was incredibly clean when we arrived and everything was as we had imagined. A little hard to find in the dark, we would definitely advise arriving in the light. The kitchen was well equipped for small meals, it's a shame there's not a proper oven (we found the microwave/oven a little temperamental). But everything else was clean and worked as expected. The underfloor heating was a true luxury and made a massive difference as the weather was cold and wet.

The village of Mells is very quaint and makes a perfect base for anyone who enjoys walking.

The communication from the owner could not be faulted, she answered all our questions within 24 hours and messaged us a few days before our visit to explain how to find the house.

We will hopefully be returning for a summer visit

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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4

Really enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in the Little House. It was lovely to have detached accommodation. The outlook onto the fields from the living room was very pleasant. My only slight issue was the lack of blinds on the velux windows so the light woke me quite early in the morning. Other than that, very comfy bed, small but perfectly adequate little kitchen and great shower room. Thanks for a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Poole
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Orchardleigh
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Frome
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M4
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
South coast
Car: recommended

The property is situated in the village of Mells a largely unspoilt Somerset village built mainly of Bath stone. In the immediate area is the local market town, from which has markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also close by is the historic city of Wells and its magnificent cathedral, hippie heaven Glastonbury, Street (famous for its shopping village), and Longleat House, garden and wildlife park. The Roman city of Bath is about 30 minutes and there is a very good park and ride scheme in operation. There is a lot to see in Bath - the Roman Baths, the Pump Rooms, the Assembly Rooms, the Costume Museum and the excellent shopping.

Further afield, Bristol is about one hours drive, the south coast and its lovely beaches and coastal villages is about 1-2 hours, and the cathedral city of Salisbury about one hour away.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.