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Barn (for 5+2), Stables (for 7+2), Bee House (for 2) - The Old Stables

Castle Cary, Somerset, UK
  • Barn
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 4 nights

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.


Pek Peppin

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Four Poster bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        3 twin/ single, also travel cot
      • The four poster is in the ground floor bedroom which has a bathroom next to it and is suitable for wheelchair users. The Travel Cot can be put in any room. All beds are new and comfortable and nearly have bedside lights. Bedlinen and towels are also provided.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • The ground floor bathroom has a WC, basin and bath tub with shower over. In this room there is also a washer/dryer. The upstairs bathroom is compact and has a WC, basin and shower.

      Location Type

        • Rural


            • Family
            • Historic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      2 large sofas and 2 arm chairs - it is an all in one space containing the dining area and kitchen,
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is part of the general living area.
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Some books of local interest are provided.
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  There are ride-on toys and other playthings for very young children.


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The grassy garden has table and chairs and is enclosed.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          The ground floor is wheelchair accessible.


                                            • 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


                                                            • Groups renting both The Old Stables and The Ancient Barn (and possibly also the Bee house) can now take advantage of the new extending dining table in the Stables which can seat up to 12 with ease and 14 at a bit of a squish. We have BT Broadband WiFi available. - bring your own laptop.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              2 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Our visit

                                                              Mala Sidebottom

                                                              Dear Pek

                                                              Thank you for letting us stay in your property during the weekend of 4/6 August. We all had a marvellous time. The property is spacious and welcoming. The lighting could be improved and the upstairs bathroom a little cramped, but these are very minor points.

                                                              We enjoyed our trip to Longleat too!

                                                              Kind regards



                                                              Oana T.Oxford

                                                              Such a welcoming and beautiful location. Great for families, couples wanting a country escape and perfect if you have four legged friends that want to come along for a holiday!

                                                              We will definitely be coming back


                                                              Castle Cary, Somerset, UK

                                                              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.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $0 - $34

                                                              Bank Holiday weekends - minimum of 3 nights at weekend prices. We charge £10 for dogs because of the extra cleaning involved. The short breaks prices shown above can alter slightly (up or down) depending on the number of people wishing to stay.

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                                                              Property # 1710 9467