The Barton in Shipham village is a lovely 3-storey cottage nestling next to the village green. The Mendip Hills are close by. Across The Green you have the local, traditional butchers/store/newsagent famous for excellent steaks etc and you have The Penscott Inn with a friendly atmosphere and heaps of character on your doorstep.
Attention to detail is in plentiful supply at The Barton. The owners have over 10 years experience in the rental industry and ensure that every room looks and feels luxuriously comfortable and cosy,but at the same time interesting. This is achieved by using antique pieces along with many modern touches,so when you stay you feel you could be staying at the home of a good friend whose main aim is to ensure your comfort and happiness.
The cottage was originally thatched and its original character remains with different floor levels and a quirky top floor suite with it's own door and staircase.Up here you will find an antique bed, beautiful views up to the rolling hills,a large dressing room with a cot for your little one to sleep in comfort near you if you need that facility and a fresh ensuite shower room.
On the second floor you have another double bedroom with a French,carved antique wooden bed with pretty views across to the church and a large wardrobe and desk/dressing table area. This also has a gleaming ensuite/shower room.
Along the landing you find another double bedroom with built in wardrobe and a single room with a small wooden desk and chair.
The large,light family bathroom is on this floor with bath and shower.
On the ground floor is a very large lounge and office area.
There is round breakfast table in here if you are a smaller party or would prefer a cosier setting for a meal.
The furniture includes a beautiful dresser originally made in the local city of Bristol.There are 2 small settees and an armchair and rocking chair for your comfortable nights in.
A herringbone floor completes the look with rugs and a white stone fireplace with a coal effect fire for extra cosiness on cooler nights.
Stone steps lead down to a fantastic kitchen dining area. The kitchen has been designed with a shaker theme and its grey cupboard doors and enamel handles complete the look. Lots of space here and a fabulous cream range cooker should you decide to entertain at home. An integrated fridge and freezer and a dishwasher are all here concealed behind the wooden doors.
Then a linen cupboard for the washing machine/ tumble dryer should you need to launder during your stay.
Eating at the long wooden kitchen table will always be a pleasure and of course extra touches are supplied to beautify the table should you wish to have a dinner party. The table can seat up to 10 people.
Outside there is parking for 2 cars and more spaces can easily be found near the green should there be more spaces required.
A pretty patio area overlooks the village green if you want to sit and have glass of wine and watch village life in this adorable village.
Should you need a new novel...the 'novel'ty in Shipham is the traditional red telephone box now full of books...what could be better?!
There is also a bus service from the village with routes to Cheddar,Wedmore,Glastonbury,Axbridge and Street. So you can hop on and shop in Street until your heart's content and then return to The Barton for tea and all you have to do is cross The Green!
The village is a hub of local activity and art shows and live music are very much on the menu at the local Village Hall.
The Parish Church was built in 1843 on the site of a smaller mediaeval church.It has an octagonal castellated bell tower housing 6 bells. The church is Grade-2 listed and well worth a visit.
If you love coffee and cake...and who doesn't?...then you will find Lenny's Coffee Shop. This is now probably the smallest coffee shop in Britain and the scrummy cakes are all made by members of the local church. All profits go to charity and it is a great place for a natter with the locals and for elevenses.
It is set in an ideal location for exploring the Somerset countryside and the brilliant coastal resorts of Burnham-On-Sea and Weston Super Mare.It is a year round location with many beautiful local walks or an easy drive to the fantastic City of Bristol reached within half an hour by car.
The 9th guest who can stay would be a little one who can still sleep in a cot. A highchair and extra put up bed are available if requested @ £25 each per stay.
There is a large screen TV with Freeview,DVD and WIFI.
There is gas central heating throughout the property and the extra gas fire in the living room.
At the entrance is a boot room for any wellies or walking boots.
The cottage is supplied with fluffy towels and fresh bedlinen in keeping with the cottage feel and if you stay for longer than a week there will be a free mini clean with a change of linens.
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