3 (all year)
Lavender Cottage, located on Upper Vobster Farm, near the small village of Mells in the Somerset countryside, is a real gem. The blend of modern day comforts and thoughtful extra touches such as a wood burning stove, underfloor heating, superfast broadband and fluffy bath robes with the original character and charm of this pretty cottage ensures a true home away from home holiday experience. Sleeping six guests in three king size bedrooms and with a flexible layout, including a ground floor ensuite bedroom and contemporary open plan kitchen/diner with French doors opening onto a private terrace and garden outside, it is perfect for families, friends or couples. Lavender Cottage is one of several luxury holiday cottages on Upper Vobster Farm, also making it perfect for larger family holidays, group get togethers or small functions. Please see the owners website for further details.
The Roman City of Bath, just 13 miles away, is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. With some of the finest Roman and Georgian architecture in the UK it is no surprise that Bath is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend a day visiting the Roman Baths, the spectacular Abbey and infamous Royal Crescent, soak up some culture in the museums, galleries and theatre, or simply indulge in a day of browsing the boutique shops, fantastic cafes and mouth-watering resturants. Other local attractions include Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Babington House and the National Trusts Prior Park Landscape Garden. Just five miles away, the charming market town of Frome with it's regular markets, array of independent shops and fascinating historical buildings, is also worth a visit.
With 55 acres of ancient woodlands, wildflower meadows, streams and lakes to explore at Upper Vobster Farm you would also be forgiven for not straying far from home. There is a nature conservation area and preservation area for birds of prey where you are likely to spot kestrels, red kites and buzzards, as well as kingfishers and woodpeckers. Or enjoy a quiet afternoon in the summerhouse on the beach of one the lakes, meander through the bluebell woods in the spring or go blackberry picking in the autumn. You can meet the pygmy goats and rare breed North Ronaldsay sheep who live in their very own castle, and enjoy fresh eggs from the ducks and hens.
With bookings available all year round it is easy to plan an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to this peaceful oasis at Upper Vobster Farm.
James Nicholson joined Independent Cottages in September 2021
Tastefully decorated, light and airy end of terrace cottage with accommodation over two floors.
Outside: French doors from the kitchen open onto the private terrace and garden. The outdoor dining area and BBQ is the perfect spot for alfesco drinks or dining whilst the kids let off steam on the large lawn. Off road parking. Guests can access EV charging on the farm.
Additional information: Superfast WiFi, utilities, bed linen and towels are included. One well behaved dog is welcome. Smoking is not permitted.
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