2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Sleeps 4 - 6 People - Somerset, South-West-England
Vacation Rental Description
Stable Loft is a newly converted spacious 1st floor apartment above a working stable. It has panoramic views across fields to the Mendips from the sitting room and kitchen, and far reaching views from bedrooms and bathrooms over the Winscombe vale to Weston super Mare. It is uniquely situated in 10 acres of pasture and horse riding (lessons and hacking) is available on site. We cater for all ages and abilities from the small child beginner to the experienced adult.
Ideal for all country pursuits, especially walking, fishing, mountain biking, caving, or touring the area . A huge range of attractions are available locally including Cheddar, Weston super Mare, Bath, Bristol, Longleat, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury & Wells just to name a few. A great place for a family holiday.
The luxury accommodation is finished to a high standard (brand new 2006) and decorated in a bright modern style, with open plan living, dining, superbly fitted kitchen complete with built in cooker and ceramic hob, and breakfast bar with 2 stools. The glass dining table seats 4 and there is a double sofa bed for extra visitors. A travel cot is available if required. Both bedrooms are EN-SUITE, with the twin room having a large, wet room shower and the double room having a luxury fitted bathroom. The utility room is fitted with a washing machine and indoor line and is ideal for drying wet clothes or coats.
Shipham is ideally located for a relaxing countryside, seaside or touring holiday. It is easily reached by air (Bristol Airport 15km) and road (A38, M5) – London being only about 2½ hours drive away. Because of it’s good road network it is an ideal base for touring the west or south of England – the surrounding counties of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire all have a wealth of beautiful countryside and tourist attractions.
Stable Loft is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is perfect for walking being located on the West Mendip Way and linked by miles of footpaths - some through tranquil meadows and forest paths and others rugged and wild taking you to the highest point of the Mendips at Beacon Batch. The area is popular with walkers, riders, mountain bikers and cavers.
Within 5 minutes walk of Stable Loft is Shipham village with it's Pub, local hotel and restaurant, and butchers, where you can also buy newspapers , provisions and homemade pies and cakes. The excellent new village hall hosts many social and sports events and is home to the Post Office on two days a week. In the village square is Lennies a tiny (2 tables ) cafe where you can sit and have afternoon tea on the village green, or a short walk up Cuck Hill brings you to Lillypool Cafe and Cheese and Cider Farm where you can sample the local produce. For a larger selection of shops including banks, supermarkets and gift shops, try Winscombe or Cheddar , the home of Cheddar cheese (both about 5 mins drive).
Horse riding is available from our own stables - either instructional lessons or hacking through Rowberrow Forest and onto the Mendips. Other outdoor pursuits including dry slope skiing are available at High Action (5 mins drive), and there are numerous golf courses within easy reach. If you enjoy fishing there is coarse, fly and sea fishing available . A trip to Cheddar Gorge to see the world famous caves and perhaps try your hand at potholing, is well worth the visit, whilst Wookey Hole has breathtaking caves with it’s very own witch, dinosaur valley and a Victorian paper mill among other attractions.