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

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


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

More Details

Mr Chris Weaver
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 & Mendip Area

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 !


West Pennard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Somerset small holding - family friendly - lots of small animals - plus hot tub
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Sticklinch Farm

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely two weeks - everything was good. The accommodation was first rate, the animals were fascinating but the dogs and cats were top of the list, the location was picture perfect and the farm is central to lots of interesting places to visit though Wells has to be the favourite. Finally Chris and Jan were the best of hosts both generous and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Clean and cosy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay and Chris and Jan were extremely welcoming, letting our children collect eggs and feed the other animals. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay at Sticklinch Farm

  • 5 of 5

Our party was 3 adults and 2 children (aged 8 and 10) and we all very much enjoyed our stay for 3 nights. Chris and Jan responded to our messages very quickly prior to our arrival, and they were very welcoming and friendly hosts who made us feel very comfortable on their lovely farm. The atmosphere was very relaxed and were able to interact with the animals at any time and the children in particular had so much fun with the goats, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbit and dogs, especially playing with Peter the sheep dog who never tired of chasing his frisbee... The accomodation was very clean and well maintained and was very well equipped for us to make breakfast and dinner every day (Chris and Jan very kindly even gave us some fresh eggs from the ducks and chickens). The location is amazing - great views from the farm, and well placed to easily access all the main places of interest in the area. We would highly recommend staying at Sticklinch Farm!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent stay very lovely couple

  • 5 of 5

The whole holiday was amazing we was made some new friends Chris and Jan was and are a very friendly couple as a foster carer we have two children of our own and we foster one all the children had a fantastic time my youngest son loved playing with the family pets would recommend the farm to anyone was again a fantastic holiday one of the best holiday's I have had in a long time the hot tub was very relaxing cannot wait to go again thanks Chris and Jan xxxx

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Un very nice property

  • 4 of 5

we had a nice stay. The property was very clean and well-maintained. The hot tub was +++. Mr and Mrs Weaver are very nice. Thanks a lot from Paris !

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

it was a very nice stay . everything clean and wunderschön.die animals were very nice to have in front of all the dogs there were us angetan.vermieter very friendly , even if english kentnisse due to no good , no talks came together . we will come back. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

West Pennard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Half Term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Apple Tree (walking distance)
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Apple Tree (walking distance)
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
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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