The Old Barn, Witham Friary, Somerset Sleeps 8
Located on the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate, The Old Barn is an exceptional barn conversion furnished to the highest of standards. It's vaulted wood beamed ceiling structure within a real focal point. You can also rent the Calf House & Holt Farmhouse to increase the sleeping capacity to 24 guests.
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The Old Barn is a stunning barn conversion which has been completely renovated to an exceptional standard. It's located on the 140 acre Holt Farm Estate in Witham Friary, Somerset, which is in the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire downs Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Just 2.5 hours from London.
Great care has been taken with the conversion and restoration of this barn to retain as much of the original charm as possible, whilst harmonising with minimalistic, contemporary furnishings and fittings. In this way, the original features of this property, such as the magnificent valuted ceiling, are enhanced by the large living area which houses the open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge.
There are four excellently furnished bedrooms within The Old Barn, two of which enjoy beautiful en-suties. A large family bathroom is easily dedicated to further two bedrooms, whilst a utility room provides all of the necessary practicalities you would expect.
The Old Barn would suit many uses including; luxury self catering in Somerset, special occasions, house parties, corporate use, short breaks, Glastonbury Festival accommodation and luxury weekend getaways in Somerset.
You can also rent Holt Farmhouse and The Calf House in addition, which would increase the luxury sleeping accommodation to 24 and give you sole use of the Holt Farm estate in Somerset for the ultimate luxury farm stay. You can see view the Holt Farm Estate here.
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The Old Barn 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 property The Calf House (which is rented separately and sleeps six). The most incredible feature of this property is the beamed vaulted roof structure which, with such a large area, is a truly remarkable construction. The area is so big that if you do rent the other two properties as well, this room is where everone would dine together and meet up. There is also an excellent lutron lighting system with preset lighting functionality to help set the mood.
The Old Barn also benefits from fast broadband provided by satellite as rural broadband is too slow!
Upon opening the front door, you are greated with a few steps up to the main living/dining/kitchen area and a corridor that leads off into a cloakroom, utility room and bedroom one.
An impressive, spacious and stylish area that just oozes quality where traditionional meets modern, this area is what makes this hosue.
The large kitchen is excellent and it's clear that every element has been carefully considered. With composite stone worktops and a mix of oak and laminate kitchen doors, this practical kitchen will delight all. As well as a useful breakfast bar, it also has two single ovens, dishwasher, two fridges, two freezers and a useful large island unit. It's also wired for sound with a superb Denon audio system which is compatible with iPods, or play CDs so that you can listen to your music across this great room.
Dine in style in the very spacious dining area. There is enough seating for ten, and on warm nights, you can open up the door opposite which leads onto the rear patio area.
Within the living room there is a wall mounted HD flatscreen television that is connected to Sky HD and a Playstation 3 that also doubles up as a BluRay and DVD palyer whilst sinking down into the two sofas and two easy chairs. To the rear of the television, there are also some games and books. You can also access the courtyard from two side doors opposite this area.
The utility has fitted kitchen cupboards, composite stone worktops and an integrated washing machine and integrated tumble drier. The access to the plant room is also via the utility room.
There is a cloakroom in the corridor leading to bedroom one.
Bedroom One - with en-suite shower room
A super bedroom with a high quality 6'6" antique Italian framed bed, this room stylishly decorated with a selection of antique furniture drawer units, dressing table, stool, easy chair and a large wardrobe. The en-suite has a large walk-in shower, two white ceramic sinks, bathroom cabinets, W.C. and heated towel rails.
Bedroom Two - with en-suite shower room
This bedroom has a 6ft antique Italian framed bed and vintage retro syle drawer units and wardrobe, dressing table & chair and a big comfortable armchair. To the side is a door that leads outside onto a terraced area, great for morning tea or finding your own space. The en-suite has a shower, W.C., sink and heated towel rail.
This room features 2 x 3ft antique French single beds which can be zipped together to form a king sized bed and it is a good sized room. Its has a chest of drawers, dressing table, stool, bedside tables and a wardrobe. There is also a door to the outside terraced area.
This bathroom easily serves bedrooms three and four and luxurious built in bath, walk in shower, W.C., inset sink with cupboard and a heated towel rail.
This is probably the best room for children (or people less than average height!) as one of the antique sleigh pine beds is not quite full length or width. One bed is standard single bed size (3' x 6') whilst the other is slightly smaller (2'10" x 5'10"). There is a bedside table unit, and some drawer units as well as an external door into the courtyard.
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Running alongside the property is an extended patio area with a wooden table and chairs and gas barbeque that is avaliable for alfresco cooking. Children love the large stretch of lawned area and the huge climbing frame and slide set.
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. There are some 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: 8 (You can rent The Calf House next door to increase by 6 more 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 - Via Satellite
- If renting either The Calf House or Holt Farmhouse as well, we have additional tables & chairs for The Old Barn so that it can become the central dining point.
- Inclusive concierge for holidays, breaks & special occasions.
- Meet & greet service on arrival.
- Welcome hamper
- Coffee, 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.
- Airport transfers.
- 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||£2500.00||£1500.00||£1650.00||£1850.00||£2050.00|
|28 Aug - 02 Oct 2014||£2100.00||£1300.00||£1350.00||£1400.00||£1450.00|
|02 Oct - 16 Oct 2014||£1500.00||£1050.00||£1100.00||£1150.00||£1200.00|
|16 Oct - 30 Oct 2014||£1700.00||£1100.00||£1200.00||£1300.00||£1500.00|
|30 Oct - 18 Dec 2014||£1300.00||£1050.00||£1100.00||£1150.00||£1200.00|
|20 Dec - 27 Dec 2014||£2500.00||-||-||-||-|
|29 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||£2500.00||-||-||-||£2300.00|
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
We had an amazing stay in The Old Barn. Thank you so much for organising everything and making things run very smoothly. We will definitely be back, and your company has been a happy find!
Carboni Family, London
Just wanted to say thanks very much for all your help with organising our New Year break. Using your free concierge service, took any hassle out of organising activities/meals etc for our time away and meant that we got to benefit from the vast local knowledge of the Perfect Stays team.We loved the barn and had a great time, so will definitely be recommending your services to friends and family moving forward.
The Field Party, London
We have just returned from The Old Barn in Witham Friary and I just wanted to say that we had a super time. Right from the time we booked, to being met at the door and during our stay, the service and experience of the holiday was excellent. Peter was very helpful and nothing was too much bother. The barn was superbly equipped and beautiful. I have had many requests from friends who saw our photographs and heard my reports of our holiday. They wanted to know the details of Perfect Stays, so I have passed on your details to them and hope they book with you in the future. Once again, thank you very much for providing us with an excellent place to stay and for the excellent customer service.
The Reeves Family, Staffordshire
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