Large rural family house - own tennis court & views
Description from the owner
Traditional pretty stone house with large extension providing very comfortable accommodation for 12 people. Every room is spacious and filled with light. There are great views from every window. Guests are stepping into a beautiful family home, with everything a house needs to comfortably entertain a large number of people. More than three acres of garden and fields including tennis court. Shed with spare mattresses and table tennis for overspill. The house sits in large elevated plot up a 200 yard drive making it very private. Parking for nine cars in hardcore area. Additional parking in field if dry. This is a private family house rented out during vacations.
Kitchen/dining room - 8.4m x 6m. Very spacious room. Range cooker with two electric ovens, grill and 6-gas burners, larder fridge, huge well-stocked larder (please replace items as they run out), dishwasher, all mod cons, big pans and serving dishes. Wonderful picture window looking out to view which includes Glastonbury Tor. On a good day it's possible to see around 18 miles. Full-size sliding doors out to large terrace which remains cool on very hot days, and further door to sunny front terrace. Both have eating areas.
Large airy hall lined with books and a piano with staircase ascending to gallery.
Drawing room - approx 8m x 4m with fireplace and woodburner. Plenty of sofas. Doors out to verandah and to front terrace.
Study - approached through a bookcase door, this room has two old computers directly linked to the internet. Both have guest accounts open. There is a third desk with sockets and ethernet connection. Back stairs to first floor.
Master bedroom - Huge airy room with full panoramic windows and two additional windows. Large bed with zip mattresses. En-suite bathroom with roomy shower and bath. En-suite walk-in cupboard with ample hanging space.
Bedroom 2 - Urban cool wallpapered room with small shower room/loo opposite. Double bed. Walk-in wardrobe.
Bedrooms 3 & 4 - Light airy rooms - one with double bed and one with twin beds and shared bathroom. Both have good wardrobe space.
Attic bedrooms 5&6 - Two very large and light rooms with adjoining big shower room on top floor. Two beds in each. These could be extended into dormitories with (three) spare mattresses from shed. What can I say about the decor and its state!! . . . Teenage rooms . . . Very teenage/child-friendly decor! An over-ambitious painting project has left paint stains on floor in one of the bedrooms and attic bathroom! One room has white walls with a home-made multi-coloured handprint feature(?!). The other has large panoramic forest wallhanging, fake grass floor and Beatles zebra crossing, guitars hanging on walls and sofa. Although these are attic rooms they each have high ceilings for about 4m x 4m.They are wonderful, cool and definitely not for grown-ups! Plenty of hanging space and shelves in both rooms. Cleanliness? We've done our best! Tiny cupboards into eaves are locked with screws to stop the bogeymen coming out of them!
TV room - Smallish hall area (approx 3m x 3.5m) on first floor with old TV, DVD player and battered sofa.
Verandah - Perfect for the evening sun or drizzly days - undercover with perspex roof. Around 7m x 4m. Dining table. Retractable washing line.
Terraces - Whilst most of the outdoor areas have some tables and chairs, these are easily moved to create dining for more people.
Tennis court - Full size court with floodlights for night-time play! Seating/watching area.
Shed - Pretty blue wooden structure with table-tennis, doggy sofa and spare mattresses. Perfect for sulking teenagers! Also full of accumulated junk. This room would not pass a cleanliness test, but we use it all the time.
Very good walking from the door.
Up to two dogs welcome in hard-floor areas only (kitchen, hall, utility) - but absolutely not upstairs. Sofa in kitchen must have cover on if dogs present.
Round and about - Lovely outdoor heated pool with sun loungers at local leisure centre about 20 mins walk away. Also squash, gym etc. Local historic town of Langport about 1.5 miles away - two butchers, greengrocer, supermarket, petrol, boutiques, bakeries, doctors, Thai and Indian restaurants, traditional take-aways. Beautiful river walks. Main supermarkets will all deliver - Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda.
Less than an hour by car to famous south coast beaches at Charmouth, Lyme Regis or West Bay, or try the deserted, fossil-rich, unspoilt north somerset pebble beaches at East Quantoxhead and around. Plenty of historic houses in easy reach, including Longleat which also has safari and play areas. Theme parks at Crealy and Brean with water slides, roller coasters etc, both less than an hour's drive....Read more
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Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
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Damage Deposit | $464 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Guests are expected to leave the house as they find it. Cleaners are employed between lets to change sheets, do basic vacuuming and dusting. They will not, for instance, clean the oven. If you feel that you require extra cleaning help at the end of your stay please advise.
Left on 06/02/2013 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 2, 2013Stayed Dec 2011
Stayed over Christmas 2011 ( a white Christmas ) with ten others of all ages. Fantastic Views to Glastonbury Tor in the distance.House quite large enough for us all and wonderful kitchen facilities. There was a really relaxed atmosphere. On arrival found a good larder and basic essentials already there. Plenty of games in a cupboard and many packs of cards. Exceedingly good tennis court. Would certainly recommend for a pleasant stay. away from it all.
Left on 06/01/2013 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 1, 2013Stayed Dec 2011
From Louise's brother, but hopefully unbiased review.
Lovely house in the most fantastic position with long, long views in every direction. We had a family gathering with 14 people staying, I think! House soaked us up easily and we had a wonderful time. Great tennis court, walks, relaxation. View from kitchen during meals is quite something. Highly recommended for large parties of people. Child-friendly
Left on 05/29/2013 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 29, 2013Stayed Apr 2012
A wonderful house with space, light and views. Had 23 people sitting down to lunch in the kitchen. Very comfy bedrooms. Bathrooms functional, but a little old-fashioned. Books lining every wall. Really looking forward to another visit - hopefully 2014.
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