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Somerset small holding - family friendly - lots of small animals - plus hot tub

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom accomodation ideal for small family plus grandparents. With hot tub.

Enjoy a rural farm setting with small animals in clean surroundings! Sticklinch Farm Cottage is a 4 star (Quality in Tourism) self-catering annex to a Farmhouse with views of the Mendip Hills to the north and Pennard Hill to the south. It is very near the Cathedral City of Wells, Glastonbury Tor and only 35 minutes from the coast. It is also 10 mins from the Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet and 15 mins from the Clarkes Village Outlet Shopping. The cities of Bristol and Bath are within easy driving distance. The long distance footpath, the Monarch Way, is adjacent to the property so is ideal for walkers. The owners Chris and Jan have a variety of small animals on their 4 acre smallholding, including sheep, lambs, ducks , geese, hens, pigmy goats, cats and the dogs Lulu and Peter who love to play football and frizbee. A children's paradise! Visitors are welcome to walk up the paddock to see the wonderful sunset with views towards the Somerset coast and the Mendip Hills.

Sticklinch Farm Cottage is a recently built accomodation with views over towards the Mendips to the north and the West Pennard Hills to the south. The flexible accomodation is ideal for a family of 4-5 or a couple with or without children. It's additional ground floor twin room with its own shower and toilet is ideal for grandparents or teenagers! Main Accomodation: large entrance hall with storage space for coats, boots, pushchairs etc, stairs leading to large lounge with a kitchen/diner, double bedroom with king size bed, ensuite bathroom with shower/bath, further very small single bedroom (ideal for child).

Additional downstairs accomodation (separate entrance across a small courtyard): Entrance Hall, Bedroom with twin beds, sitting area, french windows onto courtyard, Superb walk in shower wet room, Separate toilet with basin. Outside: courtyard with garden furniture, patio area with hot tub. Access to lawns and paddock, off road parking, garage storage for bikes etc.

BBQ available. Join in the daily feeding program on the smallholding or just enjoy viewing the animals from the cottage. Details of local walks from the farm available. Lots to do in the area - stuck for ideas - just ask the owners. Home-produce often available including eggs, vegetables and Sticklinch lamb.and pork

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Amenities

Glastonbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , wet room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , plus basin
  • Bathroom off double bedroom with shower/bath, basin and toilet. Downstairs in the additional accomodation is a superb walk in shower wet room and separate toilet adjoining the twin bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , travel cot avail
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin room bedroom
  • Flexible sleeping arrangements available especially for children Double Futon available in lounge Bedroom 2 plus shower and toilet is separate and underneath the main accomodation with its own access across a small courtyard - ideal for grandparents but may not be suitable for young children - please check when booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking

Reviews

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Somerset small holding - family friendly - lots of small animals - plus hot tub
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Beautifully located, spotlessly clean, very friendly hosts and opportunity to feed animals.

  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay the weekend for our son’s 2nd birthday and it was perfect in every way. The cottage was gorgeous, beautifully clean and well stocked with everything you might need. The best bit was being able to get up in the morning and help Chris tend to the animals. It made the weekend even more special for our son and I think he wanted to take one of the baby goats home! A perfect family weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. We enjoy having families that take an interest in the animals!
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5

Fantastically relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great location with superb owners. The children loved going around the small holding with Chris and we all enjoyed a soak in the hot tub afterwards. Easy access to Glastonbury and Wells with Wookey Hole only a 10 minute drive away. We’ve also accessed Weymouth from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Sticklinch farm. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed . Our hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful and the hot tub was lovely! We all enjoyed meeting the farm animals and the surroundings were stunning. Perfect relaxing getaway - thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday Base

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday kids enjoyed spending time with animals already planning our return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday here! And a special thank you for leaving the accommodation so clean and tidy - it makes such a difference to our turnaround! Chris & Jan
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5

Clean, comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Ideal property for young family who love seeing the animals and enjoy being able to share the spacious garden.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property itself has everything you need whilst on holiday. Everything is good quality and it's spotlessly clean. Sitting out in the hot tub in the evening was incredibly relaxing.

Great location. Quiet yet easy access to RSPB reserves, Longleat, Wells, Glastonbury, Weymouth etc. Chris and Jan were fantastic hosts. The children loved collecting the eggs and playing with the dogs. They've already asked when are we going back.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Owner

Mr Chris Weaver
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Mr Chris Weaver

We reside on the premises at Sticklinch Farm and have lived in Somerset for over 11 years. Our married daughter, Anna, lives nearby in Wells with our four grandchildren. We have two married sons - Andrew, a qualified GP and Robert, also training as a GP. Chris and Jan have both recently retired.

We enjoy the relaxed lifestyle in Somerset and have developed the 4 acre plot to accommodate our growing number of small farm animals. Our paddock extends at the rear up towards West Pennard Hill. Our flock of sheep are very friendly and will allow you to tickle their chins with a little help from some sheep nuts! We have Hampshire Downs sheep which this year produced 14 lambs between them! Also around the small holding are three pigmy goats which may produce sweet kids during the yea. We have a variety of hens and ducks producing fresh eggs. You could also try goose eggs from our Pilgrim geese. We own two friendly Border Collies called Lulu and Peter and some gorgeous looking cats.

We are very happy to show you around the small holding and chat about the good life!

Mr Chris Weaver purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Mr Chris Weaver chose Glastonbury

Having lived previously near London, we often talked about escaping to the country and in 2005 , we did it! Somerset is so laid back and friendly but we can still catch a train and get to London to enjoy concerts. Bristol and Bath are also cultural centers nearby.

What makes this cottage unique

Where else can you sit out in a hot tub under a clear sky and gaze at the stars without any light pollution !

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Apple Tree (walking distance)
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Weymouth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Wells
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Apple Tree (walking distance)
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Burnham-on-Sea
Car: necessary

Lovely walks both local and on Mendips - details available in cottage. Somerset marked cycle routes nearby. Somerset coast (40 mins). Devon coast (north and south) ( 1 hour). Wells Cathedral City - a real must to visit (20 mins). Glastonbury Tor and Abbey (10 mins). Somerset flats with Nature Reserves - special event - see the starlings aerobatic display from Nov to Feb. Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves (30 mins). Clarkes Village Shopping Outlet centre (15 mins). Bath & West Showground (10 mins). Bristol city (45 mins). Historic Bath (40 mins). Longleat House (30 mins). Yeovilton Air Museum (30 mins). Golf and Horse Riding activities nearby.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Saturday changeover during July and August. Owners live on site so any questions or problems can be quickly resolved.

Accomodation and pricing is flexible so please check how we can meet your particular requirements.

Weekend or midweek breaks available out of peak season which is July and August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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