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Model Farm Country House

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Victorian kitchen/dinner
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Hot Tub
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Overview
10 bedrooms
8 bathrooms
25 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The house consists of an imposing Victorian front addition to a 17th century farmhouse. The self catering apartment consists of the south facing Victorian front and the more rustic Cider Barn. The Victorian area retains most of the original features such as, high moulded ceilings, marble fireplaces and wooden floors. The Period furniture matches the Victorian features although a modern kitchen and facilities have been added. The Cider Barn incorporates part of the 17th century farmhouse and the original cider barn with exposed beams and slate floors. Outside is a large Scandinavian style Hot Tub and covered patio area with 4 burner gas BBQ, while the 4 acres of gardens have something for everyone, from the plantsman to children following the secret paths through the wood or dipping in the...The house consists of an imposing Victorian front addition to a 17th century farmhouse. The self catering apartment consists of the south facing Victorian front and the more rustic Cider Barn. The Victorian area retains most of the original features such as, high moulded ceilings, marble fireplaces and wooden floors. The Period furniture matches the Victorian features although a modern kitchen and facilities have been added. The Cider Barn incorporates part of the 17th century farmhouse and the original cider barn with exposed beams and slate floors. Outside is a large Scandinavian style Hot Tub and covered patio area with 4 burner gas BBQ, while the 4 acres of gardens have something for everyone, from the plantsman to children following the secret paths through the wood or dipping in the wildlife pond, there is also plenty of room for croquette, football and other games. Whilst in a rural setting Model Farm is ideally situated to explore all of Somerset, only 8 minutes from the centre of Bridgwater, close to the coast, Quantock Hills, and the towns of Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There are many footpaths in the area that can be accessed from the farm. The village of Cannington with its pubs, walled garden, shops and Indian restaurant is a pleasant 20 minute walk over the meadows. There are a host of different activities in the area from gardens, the caves at Cheddar Gorge or Wookey Hole, the bird life on the levels is renowned, as are the potters and basket weavers. A visit to Somerset would not be complete without tasting the local wines and cidersMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths, 5 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
David Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
Interaction with guests
The owners live on site and are normally there to welcome you and show you around the house, answering any questions you may have.
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Reviews (14)
fleecymay
fleecymay
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Voted best house yet for our annual family gatherings (started 5 years ago) - 16 of us this year for 3 nights. A truly amazing garden! Excellent choice of bedrooms for all requirements (good quality beds). Huge, well-equipped kitchen/ diner worked brilliantly for focal point for all meals. Teens/ young adults enjoyed garden as much as parents. Hot tub was a hit. Games in the lounge. Loved the separate living quarters ensuring peace and privacy (between generations). Dave and his dog were friendly, helpful and chilled. Did I mention the garden - you have to see it to believe it!
Visited June 2017
Written 23 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Olivia F
Olivia F
Berkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
We LOVED Model Farm! The owners were fantastic and so helpful. The house is beautiful, the beds are so comfy, the garden is stunning and the surrounding area and activities make for a wonderful stay. Thanks so much. A fantastic place to come!!!
Visited July 2017
Written 17 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dave Y
Dave Y
We're really pleased you all had such a great time and thanks for leaving the house so clean and tidy. We'd love to see you again in the future. All the best. Dave
Written 18 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AnnaUtsumi
AnnaUtsumi
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed here as a family of 16 over Easter weekend, ranging in age from 4 to 72, and the house was perfect for us all. The accomodation is perfectly equipped and in a lovely location. There are plenty of walks locally and lots to see within a 15 minute drive. The gardens are beautiful with plenty of benches to enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine!! The owners are more than happy to assist with anything you may need. We made full use of the hot tub whilst star gazing! Would thoroughly recommend Model Farm!! We couldn't have asked for anything more to make our family Easter getaway any better!! Ok, maybe a little more sun would have been nice.......
Visited March 2016 Travelled with family
Written 29 March 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dave Y
Dave Y
Hi Anna, Roz and I are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much, it makes all the hard work improving the house and gardens worthwhile! It would be great to see you again in the future or if you just wanted to visit for a day we are opening our gardens for the NGS charity on the first Sunday in June. Regards Dave
Written 29 March 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jamie M
Jamie M
Weymouth, United Kingdom2 contributions
What a fabulous place to hold a celebration. 17 of us went for a 50th birthday in March. We walked across the fields to the lovely local village, played rounders and hide and seek in the gardens. The accommodation is clean, the beds were comfortable. Plenty of kitchen utensils, a dishwasher and microwave. The only tiny negative is the size of the oven, when catering for 17...but I am being really picky here. A brilliant long weekend and I would most certainly go again!
Visited March 2015 Travelled with family
Written 17 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dibricarter
Dibricarter
Hereford, United Kingdom1 contribution
Big house, 2 kitchens more than adequately provided with everything one would need, extensive grounds with gardens to sit quietly in or play football, etc. We had good weather but if it rained there was plenty to do inside. There was a minor crisis but Dave (owner) was on the scene quickly and solved the problem. Only 15 minutes from Junction 23/24 of the M5.
Visited September 2014 Travelled with family
Written 17 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

KatPat_0909
KatPat_0909
Hove, United Kingdom1 contribution
We have just returned from a three night stay at Model farm celebrating my husband's birthday. We were a group of eight adults and five children. There was masses of space. The house was very impressive. Really well kitted out. No expense spared. Plenty of games and fun to be had. The gardens were beautiful. Dave was really kind and helpful before, during and after our stay. He was so relaxed and made us feel welcome as soon as he gave us the keys.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 1 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vicky W
Vicky W
Shanklin, United Kingdom2 contributions
This was a great experience for our large group. The house was fabulous and accommodated us all easily and was full of character. Well located for exploring the area. The rooms were huge in the main house and all had ensuite bathrooms as a bonus. The open log fire was a great hit with the kids for toasting marshmallows! Although the weather was poor, the house was warm, although the downstairs kitchen in the Old Byre was draughty and this could be helped with a curtain over the back door. Otherwise we had a great time in the three days we were there.
Visited December 2013 Travelled with family
Written 25 December 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
modelfarm
modelfarm
Hi Vicky, Thanks for you review of Model Farm, it is much appreciated and thanks for the reminder about the Cider Barn door, I did get some sealant for it last summer but never got around to applying it! I will do that soon. I hope your trip to Bournemouth went well and your flight back home to Australia. I expect you are enjoying a lot better weather than we are now, although at least we haven't flooded. All the best, Dave
Written 9 January 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

aqte
aqte
North Finchley, United Kingdom50 contributions
We stayed at Model Farm Country House for a short 3 night break in August. We had a wonderful time. The house is a lovely, comfortable place to stay, David was always very helpful. Kitchens are both fully equipt with lovely kitchenware, Would like to return one day.
Visited August 2013 Travelled with family
Written 5 September 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Julie D
Julie D
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom5 contributions
I had an absolutly fantastic weekend at Model Farm. We stayed in October 2012 for my 40th birthday celebrations. We aso booked out the Cider Barn so had the whole of the accomodation. We had 9 adults and four children in our group and the property could have accomodated more. It was extremely spacious with lots of room for us all to fit comfortably, and also lots of hide andf seek places for kids, kept them busy for hours. Also the garden is very large and again great for the kids to play in. Tesco also delivered a big shop so dont bother loading your car up with food. Dave was always on hand with directions to pubs!!! and anything you may need. I loved the whole weekend. I would definately love to come and stay again. I would also recommend this accomodation.
Visited October 2012
Written 25 October 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pam C
Pam C
Cotswolds, United Kingdom33 contributions
We had a large, mixed age extended family group and Dave could not have been more helpful with the booking. The house was well equipped and a great location. We cooked all meals at the house and enjoyed the walk through the fields. Many, many thanks Dave. Pam
Visited June 2012 Travelled with family
Written 2 July 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Hot Tub
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
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About the neighbourhood
Bridgwater will furnish your shopping and eating out or takeaway requirements. It also hosts the world famous Bridgwater carnival in early November. Bridgwater is only a few minutes drive away or you may like to travel a little further to the county town of Taunton, a very interesting and historic town. Weston Super-Mare has all the usual seaside attractions with its newly rebuilt pier, aquarium and an annual sand sculpture festival.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
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Frequently Asked Questions about Model Farm Country House

Model Farm Country House is able to accommodate up to 25 guests. See all property details.

Model Farm Country House has 8 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Model Farm Country House has 10 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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