Description of Glamping Units
This holiday rental offers guests a taste of ancient Britain and a unique getaway experience to the charming market town of Castle Cary in Somerset, England. Surrounded by rolling green hills and lush meadows, this barn rental was originally built in 1390 and then lovingly restored in 1995 while preserving many of the original features including the exposed wooden beams and, the now heated, flagstone floor.
The barn rental can accommodate up to five guests with a bright and airy double bedroom downstairs that features a king-size bed complete with an antique brass frame and an upstairs room that includes two single beds and a fold out sofa bed, making it the ideal rental for a group of friends or a family with children. There is a tiled, modern bathroom with a glass shower cubicle, a toilet, and a hand basin as well as clean, fresh towels and a selection of basic toiletries for extra convenience.
The open concept main room is a cozy hangout spot fitted with rugs and farm decorations where guests can sit back in the comfortable sofas in front of the television or with a local guide from the living area’s library. There is a fully-equipped kitchen that showcases a varnished wood surface and includes an oven, a stove, a microwave, a toaster, and a refrigerator as well as an array of cooking utensils and cutlery. Guests can enjoy home-cooked meals at the dining table for six while admiring the quintessential English countryside views or sit outside on the patio while taking in the sun and the soothing sounds of nature. Read More
- Dining table
- DVD player
- Internet connection
- King-size bed
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Sofa bed/Futon
- Towels provided
- Twin/Single Bed
Although the property has a historic appearance, it is well-equipped and guests are bound to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing getaway here. There is a washing machine should guests wish to do laundry during their stay and the property comes with free access to Wi-Fi. Outside, guests can admire the countryside views from the patio that comes complete with seating and guests are free to use the on-site parking facilities.
- Deck or balcony
- Patio furniture
Location + Surroundings
This property is nestled among the green, rolling hills of Somerset near the historic town of Castle Cary, which is located around 12 miles northeast of Yeovil and 24 miles south of Bath. It is renowned for its 17th and 18th-century buildings, farmer’s markets, and picturesque landscape. The charming town is a peaceful community that offers an insight into ancient Britain with fabled sites such as Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, and the Wookey Hole Caves all within close proximity while the spectacular sites of Stonehenge, Longleat (historic house and theme park), Nunney Castle, National Trust properties such as Montacute, Stourhead, and Lytes Cary are just a short drive away. Read More
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife viewing
Somerset County is the ideal glamping location with its sublime natural beauty and historic attractions making for a magical escape to the southwest of England. Guests can explore the town of Castle Cary and visit the 19th-century Market House and 18th century Round House lockup or head out to nearby Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort, that has been linked to the legendary court of King Arthur’s Camelot.
The famous town of Glastonbury is only a half-hour drive from Castle Cary where guests can admire the views from Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge, while the breathtaking site of ancient caves where Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton was found, is a 45-minute drive away. The limestone caverns of Wookey Hole make for a wonderful day of discovery with the whole family.
The property is on a 600-year-old threshing barn - part of a medieval settlement and the owner's house nearby has timbers and wall paintings from medieval times which they are happy to show guests by arrangement.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Guests should inquire at the time of booking about bringing their pets to the property.
The property is strictly non smoking