The Calf House, Witham Friary, Somerset Sleeps 6
Situated on the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate, The Calf House has undergone a major restoration and is now a beautiful and stylish property that has been furnished to the highest of standards. You can also rent Holt Farmhouse & The Old Barn to increase the sleeping capacity to 24 guests.
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The Calf House is a beautiful single storey barn coversion that was completed in 2011. It is located on the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate, which is situate within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire downs Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty and just 2.5 hours from London.
Great care has been taken during the restoration and conversion of The Calf House, and the end result is just stunning. The open plan space of the lounge/kitchen/dining room area is enormous, and the whole barn has been furnished to the highest of standards. It features modern touches, such as lutron lighting and is wired for sound with a Denon audio system.
Explore the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate where you will find its own woodlands, lake, duck pond and green fields.
The Calf House would suit many uses including; luxury self catering, special occasions, house parties, corporate use, luxury weekend breaks, Glastonbury Festival accommodation and short breaks.
You can also rent Holt Farmhouse to increase the sleeping accommodation by another 10 or the adjoining The Old Barn to increase it by another 8. Just 2.5 hours from London. You can see view the Holt Farm Estate here.
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The Calf House is a simply stunning large single storey barn conversion located on the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate and is next door to the equally stunning 'The Old Barn' (which is rented separately and sleeps eight). One of the main features of this stunning barn is the very large kitchen/dining/lounge area with multiple doors opening onto an external paved area.
The Calf House also enjoys fast broadband supplied via satellite as rural broadband is too slow!
Upon entering the property, you are met with a good sized hallway with a small seating area.
Just off the hallway is a cloakroom that has a W.C., sink and a tall storage unit.
It really doesn't get much better than this to have such a large, stylish area that easily accomodates six people in a superbly finished property.
The kitchen is a mix of gloss white and gloss black contemporary units topped with composite stone worktops. There are all the appliances that you woul expect, including a wide single oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher and an integrated fridge and freezer. The breakfast bar seats two very easily but it's the feeling of space that makes this whole room work exceptionally well.
The dining table accomodates six people and, on warm nights, you can open the side door onto the external paved area.
This area of the property is a real treat and has been very well thought through. The main seating area by the wall hung HD television works very well and other entertainment equipment includes a PS3 which doubles as a Blu-Ray and DVD player.
On the other side of the room is another seating area which is ideal for reading and generally relaxing, as well as an office desk for those who need to catch up on work.
Just off the kitchen is a fully fitted utility room which also houses an integrated washing machine and integrated tumble dryer.
Bedroom One - with en-suite shower room
This is a large bedroom that has been elegantly furnished using a mix of contemporary furniture and antique, retro style pieces. The room boasts a 6ft wide bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table, stool, drawer units and a large laquer black wardrobe. The en-suite is beautifully fitted with high quality white sanitary ware including a twin ceramic sink, wall mounted base bathroom cabinet, large mirrored cabinet, walk-in shower, heated towel rail and a W.C.
This is also a large room that has two 3ft beds that can be zipped together to make a kingsize bed. It has been beautifully finished with chrome bedside tables, antique retro dressing table & stool, drawer units and a tented wardrobe.
Another large bedroom with angled ceiling and plenty of space, bedroom three also benefits from two 3ft beds which can be zipped together to make a kingsize bed; bedside tables, dressing table, drawer unit, tented wardrobe and shelf storage
This bathroom services bedrooms two and three and again, it is finished to exceptionally high standards. With built in bath, large walk-in shower and a feature wall mounted bathroom cupboard topped off with a large ceramic sink. There is also a large mirror above the sink and a heated towel rail.
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To the rear of the property there is a lovely sized enclosed garden and a great patio area to sit and look up across the fields. The great thing about the patio area is that the three sets of doors from the kitchen/dining/lounge area all open out onto it. A gas barbeque is also avaliable in the warmer months.
To the rear of the property there is a gated entrance into the vegetable garden. You are most welcome to pick whatever you want to cook whilst staying at this property.
Note: To the rear of the vegetable garden, there is an obvious area that is rented to a local farmer and is part of the working farm. There are hazards here so no-one must access this area or explore the few farm buildings and surrounding areas.
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The Holt Farm Estate is made up of 140 acres of fields of lovely Somerset countryside and also includes a lake and its own woodlands. This is a working farm, but you are welcome to walk along the estate where marked. Children must be accompanied and dogs must be on a leash.
Just below Holt Farmhouse there is a fenced in duck pond with its own resident ducks.
If you venture up across the fields then you will come across a lake that regularly is populated by quite a number of ducks. This area is fenced in but you are welcome to take a picnic and sit in this extremelly peaceful area. Sometimes you may also see some of the fish that live in the lake.
Take a stroll up the track and take the marked paths through the woodlands. There are all sorts of trees, animals and flowers in the woodlands, and sometimes some of the wild deer will graze here. We will ask you to be careful at some times of the year not to disturb nesting birds.
Feel free to enjoy the space and freemdom of our fields and walk up to the Old Bothy which the owners will probably refurbish in the future.
Note: If you have adventurous children then they must keep away from the farm buildings to the rear of The Old Barn and The Calf House. As this is a working farm, there is farm machinery, slurry pits and other hazards associated with farms. There is also a stream running through the bottom of the valley which can get very fast after rainfall so we recomend that children are always supervised.
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- Sleeps: 6 (You can rent The Old Barn next door to increase by 8 or Holt Farmhouse to increase by another 10!)
- Bed Linen: High quality linen supplied and changed weekly
- Towels: Each guest has a hand towel & bath sheet.
- Housekeeping: For week long bookings, a mid occupancy clean is carried out. (normally Mondays)
- Pet Friendly: By arrangement. Additional charges are made for all pets, certain dog breeds not permitted.
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- Cautionary Deposit: £1000.00
- Access to the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate (except the working part)
- BBQ - Gas.
- Sky HD - Full package.
- Coffee machine.
- Telephone. (contribution for calls made)
- Under floor heating.
- Fast Wi-fi Broadband - Provided by Satellite.
- Inclusive concierge for holidays, breaks & special occasions.
- Meet & greet service on arrival.
- Welcome hamper
- Coffe, Tea & Sugar
- Bramley Products toiletries.
- Wi-fi broadband.
- Cost of all utilities.
- One high chair and one travel cot.
Additional Services Available (£)
- Daily housekeeping. (not Sundays)
- Daily linen & towel change.
- Catered options.
- Private chef. (subject to availability)
- Babysitting & dog sitting services.
- Grocery Shopping.
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If the changeover day is not right for you, please call 01208 895570 as outside of peak times, we can sometimes offer some flexibility.
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Full Price List
|Date||7 nights||2 nights||3 nights||4 nights||5 nights|
|03 Jul - 28 Aug 2014||£2000.00||£1200.00||£1350.00||£1550.00||£1750.00|
|28 Aug - 02 Oct 2014||£1700.00||£1000.00||£1150.00||£1300.00||£1450.00|
|02 Oct - 16 Oct 2014||£1200.00||£900.00||£950.00||£1000.00||£1050.00|
|16 Oct - 30 Oct 2014||£1400.00||£1000.00||£1050.00||£1150.00||£1250.00|
|30 Oct - 18 Dec 2014||£1100.00||£900.00||£950.00||£1000.00||£1050.00|
|20 Dec - 27 Dec 2014||£2000.00||-||-||-||£1800.00|
|29 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||£2000.00||-||-||-||£1800.00|
VAT is included within the rental prices for this property.
We provide an inclusive concierge service to all our guests staying at any of our luxury holiday homes. Just think of all that time that we can save you making dinner reservations, organising a chef, booking the kids in for surf lessons, or we can just be a resource for the lowdown on everything local! There is no additional charge for this telephone concierge service and we do not mark up any services that we procure for you. It's our most highly rated and talked about service and if you want us to help organise anything for your stay, just call us for more information.
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Perfect Stays Ltd
10 Palmers Way,
Trenant Ind Est,
Telephone: 01208 895570
Just wanted to say that we had a lovely break at the Calf House and your service was excellent! Peter was extremely helpful and the call halfway through the week was a great touch. The property itself was lovely and extremely well appointed; just what we were after for a break with the inlaws. Thank you very much and we hope to be booking a house in Cornwall for 2015.
The Burnell Family, Berkshire
I wanted to take the opportunity to pass on my compliments for The Calf House. It was an excellent property fully matching the detailed description, with every requirement taken care of. We are already looking at arranging a trip to one of your Cornish properties for 2013.
The Millar Family, Ireland
We had a wonderful time at the Calf House, I felt very relaxed and at home and didn’t want to leave. I don’t think there is anything I would change it was so comfortable. The other problem was the weather but what can you expect going on holiday in October, sometimes it’s good and sometimes it doesn’t stop raining! Walking around the fields was a little difficult in the gloopy mud but we did and had a chat with the ducks.
Peter was very pleasant and very proudly showed us around the Farmhouse and the Old Barn too as they were empty. All three places are gorgeous and would be ideal for a large gathering, which we like to do occasionally. I like the idea of having the kitchen garden there for guests to use, we didn’t as we didn’t do a lot of cooking.The best food by far we found was at Matt’s Kitchen in Bruton. By coincidence we had bought ‘Delicious’ magazine while away, read an article about Matt in there and realised we were just 6 miles away so luckily managed to get a table on the Thursday night. We also loved the bread and pizzas at The Chapel in Bruton. We loved the whole area it felt very real with lots of proper working farms and cows crossing the roads at milking time. It is close to the Wiltshire and Dorset borders and not that far from Bath and Bristol so a good area to be staying in. We hope to return sometime.
The Dighton Family, Kent
We had a truly wonderful Jubilee weekend at The Calf House and The Old Barn – a great excuse for a big family reunion to celebrate my Dads 65th Birthday as well. An incredible time was had by all including the Royal Bath Show and a trip to Longleat, as well as holding our own Olympic games in the grounds and Come Dine With Me dinners in the evening.
The quality of linen and towels and beds and baths were fantastic – and the kitchens were kitted out wonderfully too and the under floor heating worked a treat. An incredible barn conversion – you really have thought of everything - we can’t wait to return! Thank you
The Ross Family, Pinner
I booked Calf House for the February half term holiday. I was more than delighted. The location is beautiful. The kids loved playing in the huge garden and checking up on the week old lambs nearby! The kitchen is so well kitted out and the whole place has a homely yet contemporary interior. Beautiful walks and amazing places to visit nearby. We will certainly be booking again.
Linehan Family, London