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Large Coach House - Somerset
Large Coach House - Somerset

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Set within the stunning landscaped gardens of Stonnwall Manor. Own private entrance from a quiet back lane superb group party house sleeping 8 in luxury with four-poster beds in all four bedrooms, 3 of which are en-suite (shower, wash basin, no toilet). Substantial cottage boasting; 4 showers, 2 toilets and 3 communal areas. Very recently modernised with all new equipment and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Not cramped like most cottages as it has a huge barn-style open plan dining / living room. This is great for whole group together's. Large inglenook fireplace conceals a large flat screen TV which at the flick of the switch appears to be a crackling log fire to the delight of many guests. Luxury period style bathroom with a modern clean feel features a roll top slipper bath plus modern shower cubicle. Quality power showers throughout. Kitchen is open plan to dining room so you don't feel cut off. Large double oven with 5 burner professional range, well appointed with all mod cons inc washing machine and dishwasher. Many period features; ancient well in courtyard, flagstone floors, six chandeliers swing from old roof trusses in very high ceilings, many old oil paintings, beautiful tapestries, leather chesterfield sofas. No Keys! (Digital entry), automated electric gates. Located near Longleat, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Bath, and Glastonbury.


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Large Holiday House: Sleeps 8
in Somerset near Wiltshire border


What is Included: • Gas • Electric • Towels • Heating • Bedding

Heating System: Central Heating

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

• Enclosed gardens
• Garden Furniture
• Barbecue (summer)
• Raised sun terrace
• Victorian well
• Electronic auto gates
• Keypad keyless entry


APPLIANCES

Recently modernised with all new equipment

• Washing machine
• Five burner range
• Several microwaves
• Dishwasher
• Large 6 foot fridge
• Freezer


ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

• Large Flat Screen TV
• Freeview 100+ Channels
• DVD Player
• VHS Video recorder (on request)
• CD player
• Radio


OTHER FEATURES / FACILITIES

• Folley doll size room
• Power showers throughout
• Period style luxury slipper bath
• Secure parking within grounds
• Privacy surrounded by high walls / hedges
• Catering services available
• No pets
• Open all year
• Short breaks all year
• No smoking inside
• CCTV


LOCAL AMENITIES

• Located on small quiet back lane
• Town / Village walking distance
• Supermarket less than 1/4 mile (3 minute walk)
• Pubs walking distance
• Restaurants walking distance
• Night Clubs walking distance


ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS

Modern technology and energy saving devices such as 'warm hue' low energy bulbs throughout. Automatic dehumidification, extraction and environmental controls. Many communal rooms light up on entry for convenience allowing you to reduce energy.

Waste: For your convenience ALL waste can be put into one big wheely bin. We pay to have the transported and sorted at a recycling depot.




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WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND FROME.

FROME: If you've never been to Frome before then head down to the Frome Museum. They have a constant rotation of exhibits from Frome and the local area. If your area of interest is the arts then there are two galleries to explore. Black Swan Arts is a contemporary craft centre with galleries, workshops and even a café. Rook Lane Arts is a grade 1 listed chapel which provides an ideal setting for the performing and visual art exhibitions that they provide. There are an abundance of shops in Frome including book shops, furniture shops, music shops plus big name stores. There are several cafes and tea shops for afternoon tea and home-made cakes.

STONEHENGE: This ancient monument is a wonder to see. How did the stones get here? How did they stand them on end? Many have put forward their beliefs but no one can actually know. Still used as a place of worship for the druids. If you are in the area for midsummer then watching the summer solstice celebrations at sunrise is a must.

STOURHEAD HOUSE & GARDENS: This 2,650 acre site is spectacular. A Palladian manor filled with Georgian treasures, Chippendale furniture and fine works of art. In the gardens one will find temples of worship, rare plants, two iron age hill forts, enchanting temples plus monuments set around a tranquil lake.

LONGLEAT HOUSE & SAFARI PARK: Longleat opened in 1966 and was the first safari park outside of Africa, and the first of its kind in the world. For the first time ever the animals were roaming freely and the humans in their car shaped cages. As well as visiting the animals there is plenty more to do. The house is a pleasure to see, with exhibits such as clothing and furniture throughout the ages. In the gardens you will find rare flowers and manicured lawns. Feeling adventurous? Try the maze!

CHEDDAR GORGE: The home to the great cheddar cheese. Whilst visiting cheddar you can watch cheddar cheese being made in the traditional old fashioned way. You can also watch hard sweets being made in the traditional way. The gorge to the north of the village is the largest in England and attracts more the 500,000 visitors each year. At its highest point it is 113m with a near vertical cliff face. There are two main caves to explore, Gough's and Cox's. It is believed that Gough's cave was used in medieval times to make cheese. Cheddar man also resides in the caves. At 9,000 years old, he is the oldest complete skeleton in the UK. This is also the only accredited cannibalistic site in the UK.

WELLS CATHEDRAL: Described as a prayer in stone and glass, Wells Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. He resides in the adjacent Bishops Palace. Although this is primarily a place of worship, guided tours are available or you can elect to just wander among the beautiful and most substantial collection of medieval stained glass windows. To hear the ten bells ring is worth waiting for. The ten bells are the heaviest collection in one place in the entire world. They are also unusual in the fact that the circle runs anti clockwise as opposed to the traditional English clockwise circle.

BATH: There are so many things to see and do in Bath. The most famous is probably the Roman Baths. Here you'll see how the natural hot springs were used for bathing and medicinal purposes. If it is pampering you are after look no further than the Bath Thermae Spa. Here the natural hot spring water used in the Roman Baths will be used in your treatments. Within the Roman Baths are the pump rooms. Here you can indulge in afternoon tea whilst a string quartet plays beautiful music. You can also taste the spring water. No trip to Bath is complete without a trip to the Sally Lunn Tea Room to taste the traditionally made Sally Lunn Bun or a Bath Bun. You can also visit the American museum in Britain. Here you can view the exhibits, the house and the gardens. You can also purchase traditional American recipes.

GLASTONBURY: Glastonbury is not just home to one of the greatest music festivals in the world. Visiting the Tor is quite spectacular. This bulk of a hill rises up from Somerset's flat landscape. Glastonbury is also rumoured to be the mythical home of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Avalon. In the original legends King Arthur is portrayed as the keeper and protector of the Holy Grail, the chalice that holds the blood of Jesus Christ. Glastonbury Abbey is the oldest "above ground" Christian church and was rumoured to have been built to house the Holy Grail. At the base of the Tor is the chalice well. This holy well has been in constant use for at least two thousand years. The twenty five thousand gallons of water that issue from the spring every day has never failed, even in times of drought.

WOOKEY HOLE CAVES: As well as the world famous caves and unique underground rivers and lakes, you can explore the history of mankind itself. These caves were once inhabited by cavemen and later on by the Celts. Other attractions include Britain's last surviving traditional paper mill factory, dinosaur valley, fairy garden, a mirror maze and a Victorian penny arcade with real old penny coins.

EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY: A great trip through the rolling Somerset countryside on an authentic steam train. Starting from around £5 one can take the controls and become the driver. Or you can enjoy an evening murder mystery on board one of the locomotives. If booked in advance one can dine on the trains. Enjoy either Sunday lunch or afternoon tea.

Other local quaint towns to visit include Devizes, Warminster, Westbury, Midsomer Norton plus Farleigh Hungerford which is home to the famous castle.



"We were very impressed with the house. It was to be honest better furnished than we are used to and it was nice to have all brand new equipment. The location was ideal for Longleat House."
Barbara Denson in New York, USA

We have rented a load of self catering cottages over the years and this has to be our favourite. The lounge / diner is just massive, a great area for the whole group to entertain. You asked us to comment on quality - It was very upmarket ... We all had a great week and can't wait to come back.
George Weston in Northumberland


We were looking for selfcatering near Longleat and what a fantastic cottage. I agree it is well situated, we were able to visit most attractions including Stonehenge and Bath in just one week. We may try more of your cottages next year.
Jane Sidmouth in Pembrokeshire


The coach house has been very tastefully decorated if we had not read about it we would never have known that it was previously the old stables! The ladies were particularly taken by the bathroom.
John Aldeburgh in Dartmoor


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Available for Short breaks from 3 - 14 nights or more
• 3 nights start on Friday
• 4 nights start on Monday
• 7 nights start on Friday


Want less than three Nights?
Unfortunately we cannot take bookings for less than 3 nights stay. You can however, leave the property early. If you just want to stay Friday and Saturday night and depart on Sunday then you would have to book 3 nights. Where you would normally leave on Monday at 10am, you can depart at any time on Sunday.


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Tel: 0845 257 1510


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Sleeps 8 Self Catering Somerset


Large Holiday House Details:


Within the beautiful landscaped gardens of Stonnwall Manor lies the old Coach House. With its own private entrance via a quiet back lane through automatic gates the driveway sweeps round into the old stable yard. Set within a Local Preservation Area this impressive cottage was recently renovated with emphasis on the needs of large groups self catering. Completely hidden behind tall hedges and stone walls, some dating as far back as the 17th century. The Coach House is the perfect holiday retreat in an atmosphere of better days gone by.

Formerly used by the Elizabethan Manor as stables and carriage storage, it has been transformed into a warm and inviting house sleeping eight guests in luxury. With 4 bedrooms, 4 showers, 2 toilets, 1 bath and 3 communal areas opening as one big room.

Entrance is through a gabled porch into the lobby which is the centre of the house from which all rooms can be accessed. Here, an open balustrade staircase leads to a galleried landing leading to three of the four bedrooms. With central chandelier and a window seat overlooking the magnificent 400-year-old trees and formal grounds of the Manor. A panelled corridor leads to the ground floor bedroom, small W/C and Bathroom W/C. Under the staircase is a delightful folly room with doll sized period furniture much to the amusement of children and adults alike.

Each of the four double bedrooms is furnished with four poster beds and period furniture. Tastefully decorated with tapestry panelling, stone walls and stripped oak style clean laminate flooring. Dual aspect windows in most rooms with window seats in all. Two of these bedrooms boast ultra modern door-less shower and wash basin. For the infirm there is a large ground floor bedroom with low level walk in shower and wash basin. This large bedroom contains a grandfather clock, dressing table and been conveniently located next to the main bathroom W/C also on the ground floor.

The bathroom is luxuriously decorated with period style but modern and hygienic wipe down textured panelling. It boast a period style slipper bath with feet, a modern sleek power shower sits flush in one of the walls.

The main feature of the house is the huge open plan, barn style living area with high beamed ceilings and exposed roof trusses. This over sized lounge opens to the dining area and continues through to the kitchen. You could be cooking at one end of the building and look right through to the lounge at other end. One side of the room features an original stone wall draped with tapestries, whilst the other side is timber clad. The old coach doors have been replaced with modern but complimenting double glazed French doors that open the room onto the raised sun terrace.

The inglenook fireplace now holds a large flat screen television, which at the push of a button becomes a roaring log fire at great delight of onlookers. The whole room is graced with no less than six gothic style chandeliers which are dimmable at one source for optimum ambience.

Elegant leather chesterfield sofas are positioned in a sociable horse shoe shape with moveable coffee tables. This allows every guest to be seated together to watch the television, converse or play family board games. Furniture comprises of a striking grandfather clock, solid rosewood cabinets and matching glazed tall display cabinet which lights up at night. A rustic rose wood dining table with matching medieval style chairs take pride of place, conveniently located near the kitchen.

Walk through an arch and you will find yourself in a modern farmhouse themed kitchen, with wall to wall sleek granite like worktops and double sink. The large but simple five burner range allows for feasts to be prepared for the whole group. Guests will benefit from brand new appliances such as dual microwaves and washer dryer giving all the creature comforts of home. The dishwasher ensures that even doing the dishes is a pleasure and eradicates the usual who's turn is it argument!

The recent restoration to this large holiday house has allowed the very latest technology to be been utilised. Amongst unnoticeable things like automatic dehumidification you will find no light switches in communal areas. These rooms light up automatically as you enter and switch off when there's no presence. Switchless touch lamps in the bedrooms and in the bathroom automatic lighting of course and sensors engage air extraction.

Outside, due to the expanse of the Manors grounds, a vast array of birds flock to the estates huge array of trees. The grounds come alive in the morning with the tweeting and chirping of birds going about their daily business. An ancient well was uncovered during the restoration and we have done our best to display it for your pleasure.

This large holiday house is ideally located just west of the ancient market town of Frome, which has the greatest number of listed buildings in the whole country. In just ten minutes of walking you'll find yourself in the centre of this bustling little town which offers an array of quaint shops, bakers, butchers, museums, galleries, trendy and traditional cafes. There's also a seemingly endless choice of delightful tea rooms. You'll also find the big name stores that you would normally expect of a town twice its size. For evenings there are an abundance of fine restaurants as well as pubs, bars and nightclubs.

For day trips the Coach House makes an excellent base for exploring some great attractions. Within easy reach are Longleat House and Safari Park, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, the Royal City of Bath, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves.


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