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Studio apartment in East Pennard, Nr. Glastonbury

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio Apartment in East Pennard, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK - Converted Farm Building. Quiet Rural Location Close To Glastonbury And Bath & West Showground

The Byre is a light and airy studio flat converted from a farm building, and forms part of a Grade II listed property. The apartment comprises of a kitchen/dining area with the shower room leading off. The bed can be made up as a double or two singles. outside the property is a seating area which is south facing and gets the sun most of the day and there is ample parking in front of the property. Pets are welcome and we have fields they can be exercised in ( ask on arrival )

Mick Battye
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Mick Battye

Your hosts, Mick and Maddy, bought Boxbush Farmhouse in 1995 as a family home. All the children have now left home so we now share it with our cat Smokey, dog George, two horses and some chickens which keep us busy. We enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and never tire of the scenary.

Mick Battye purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Mick Battye chose Glastonbury & Mendip Area

We love a challenge and Boxbush Farm was just that. A Grade II listed building, which had not been lived in for 8 years, had no water or electricity and was in a poor state of repair. We did all the renovation ourselves (apart from the thatching) We have solar PV panels on the stable roof which produce electricity for us. One of the reasons for buying it was the view we get over the Somerset Levels, and we enjoyed living in such a peaceful location.

What makes this apartment unique

The network of footpaths and tracks make excellent walking of all standards including The Monarchs Way, the escape route of Charles II.



Nearest railway station is Castle Cary (6 miles) use of car recommended.


Glastonbury, Wells, Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet all within a 20 minute drive and Bath 40 minutes.


East Pennard Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (Studio Apartment) Notes on bedrooms: Studio bedroom with twin beds which can be converted to superking size double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Notes on accommodation: Electricity and water included. No smoking inside the property. Pets welcome by arrangement. Outside: Outside there is a patio area with table and chairs. BBQ available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.


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Studio apartment in East Pennard, Nr. Glastonbury
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mick and Maddy are excellent hosts. There was some beautiful flowers and a complimentary bottle of locally sourced organic wine from the local vineyard on our arrival. The apartment is located in a beautiful area and close to many places of interest. The property description, maintenance and cleanliness are faultless. I would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such an amazing find

  • 4 of 5

We had stayed here for 4 nights while on our travel's in Somerset, and had found The Cow Shed and oh what a find! We spent 4 nights here and was such a lovely property in a very rural area, not too far from Glastonbury or Shepton Mallet and we would certianly stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, Welcoming Hosts, lovely break.

  • 5 of 5

The Property was very clean and had everything needed, such a beautiful location, we couldn't fault anything. The hosts, Mick and Maddie were very friendly and gave us privacy. There was a bottle of local cider and juices awaiting when we arrived which was very much appreciated after a long car journey. The bed was very comfortable, best few nights sleep we've had in a long time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we're pleased you enjoyed stay.
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Ssssh, it's oh so quiet and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is wonderfully set out and spotlessly clean, the owners, Maddy and Mike have made a real effort to get everything right. Even down to greeting us with a selection of local beverages, which was much appreciated after a long journey. Our first visit to Somerset, what a delish place, you won't be bored!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, beautifully situated, lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located on a hill opposite Glastonbury Tor, walk in one direction to see the Tor and the other for stunning long distance views to the Quantocks. I stayed with my dog for a week and found some breathtaking walks, conveniently punctuated by cider farms and farm shops.

The cottage was also ideally located for visiting Glastonbury, Wells and other local attractions - for a dog friendly cafe, the Bishop's Palace in Wells can't be beaten.

Despite the fact The Byre is a studio, it was spacious and well appointed. The walk in shower is surprisingly huge and the kitchen facilities were more than adequate.

The owners were friendly, warm and helpful and offered the use of washing machine and dryer, very welcome on wet days.

The table and chairs on the terrace outside is quite a sun trap and wonderful for coffee in the morning or dinner in the evening - it caught the sun all day.

Most of all, it was restful, peaceful and relaxing - I spent a lot of time on the terrace watching buzzards circling or wrens in the hedge. The ideal getaway for walking or just getting away from it all. I've already recommended it to two friends and intend to come back myself.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very cosy

  • 4 of 5

A very cosy and comfortable converted barn, with heated floor throughout, clean bathroom and shower, lovely quite area, the owners are friendly and polite, the only negative I can give is that you can easily get lost at night if you are going out, as there are no road lights and even with TomTom can be a struggle, so unlike me, if you have a good sense of direction you will be fine

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% non-returnable deposit at time of booking. Full payment six weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days.

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.