We arrived in darkeness to find our cottage with its lamps on and log fire ready to be lit. Food in the fridge for breakfast and the lovely host, Phil, taking his dogs for a late-night stroll down the drive. His warm welcome and helping us to unpack the car so we could pop our two children straight into bed made for a very easy start to our 3 day break. A glass of wine in the enormous kitchen by the cosy Aga and we were ready to fall into a huge, comfy bed.
The view from our bedroom that we woke up to was utterly spectacular. Miles of breathtaking valley below with sheep looking at us with interest.
The pool was a great start to the day - stunning views from the enormous gothic window at the end of the pool.
Nothing was too much trouble. We needed internet access which wasn't available in our cottage but we were welcomed into the main farmhouse to use it and given tea and homemade buscuits.
A totally relaxing experience. We wished we had done our big food buying session before arriving as the 10minute drive to the nearest Tescos meant leaving our heavenly rural retreat for the real world.
We felt like we'd had a week's holiday by the time we left.
- Also Known As:
- Pennard Hill Farm Shepton Mallet, Somerset
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under New Ownership since August 2009. The multi award winning Pennard Hill Farm occupies a stunning position on the summit of the southernmost ridge of the Mendip hills and offers three luxury self catering cottages sleeping between 2 and 8 guests. The views are magnificent, taking in Glastonbury Tor, the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills. The farm offers a superb heated indoor pool with a gothic window with spectacular views of the hills and beyond. Pennard Hill Farm is a great location to stay with many interesting places to visit. We are near Bath, Castle Cary, Cheddar, Glastonbury and Wells to name but a few. Historic houses such as Longleat, Lytes Cary Manor and Montacute House. ... more less