Superb spot for any stag in the beautiful Mendip Hills. Martin was an excellent host and the property has lots of accommodation and a large dining room which was perfect for our group.
I recently stayed at Swallet Farm as part of a Hen Party, and just wanted to say what a fantastic time we had. The farm is conveniently located just outside of Bristol, so is easy to get to with good transport links. It benefits from being in the middle of the gorgeous Somerset countryside with a lovely local pub close by.
The farmhouse has good amenities and was very clean. We enjoyed a few outdoor activities, including on site abseiling, and the hosts were excellent as talking us through these and ensuring we enjoyed them.
Cannot recommend Swallet Farm highly enough for a similar occasion, would definitely come back again. Thanks for a great weekend!
My Best men had booked Swallet Farm for my Stag Do and this property hits the nail on the head for everything you need. Loads of space, facilities were all in good order and the owners were easy to deal with. Would love to come back, just need an excuse!
What a wonderful place this is - great communal areas for dining our group of 16 and socialising in the big living room by the fire. Perfect for large groups, and plenty of space to accommodate apparently up to 24 people! We had an amazing time, beautiful house in idyllic countryside, close to cheddar gorge, it was a perfect base for some walking and games by the fire in the evenings. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
Second time staying at Swallet Farm and it continues to improve.
This time indulging in team building events & archery for my team of 13. (Highly recommend booking events, they were executed to a very high standard)
If you're looking for somewhere to take your team away, bring the family together or have a hen/stag do then I'd highly reccomend it.
There's a couple of reviews that mention the temperature & standards, we found the temperature fine in the bedrooms with the radiators on and the two log burners downstairs do the trick.
Standards wise, everything was clean and tidy with fresh linen and towels upon arrival.
It's all as you'd expect from a building of such character.
We arrived at Swallet Farm in the snow, met Ian who let us in the building, he also said he'd just turned the heating on and that it probably start taking affect in a few hours. there was two open fires but neither of them were lit, we were all freezing cold and couldn't quite believe he hadn't got the place warmed up in advance. we asked him to start the fires which he did. the room warmed up a little after a while but before Ian left we asked if there was any more fire wood and he told there was at least a weeks supply. when the fires started burning through a bit we went to add more wood only to find a majority of it was soaking wet and wouldn't catch.
the main room was warm but the drafts coming from under the doors were awful.
the upstairs didn't heat up at all the radiators were barely warm all night and it was just so cold.
The bedding smelt, to me it smelt like rotten eggs but i couldn't understand how as it all looked relatively clean, the rooms were large but sleeping on a bottom bunk felt very cramped and the mattresses were very uncomfortable.
The toilet lock broke locking my friend in at one point.
the whole place had a very high school residential type feel.
We found a number of portable heaters around the house but as they we so small and the rooms were so big they didn't have much of an effect.
it had potential, it was all very clean and there was a lot of space enough for a lot of people. there was enough room for our meal and the activities we had planned but the lack of heating let it down.
This holiday cottage is ideal if you are intending to visit some of the local towns such as Cheddar and Wells and the cities of Bath and Bristol (20-30minutes drive to each depending on traffic.) The house has plenty of rooms there were 8 of us all together and the living space was large. This is where the good points end. When we arrived it looked as though it hadn't been checked since the last group had left.
The kitchen was dirty, cobwebs took over the windows (everywhere) and it could have used a good hoover throughout. We tried using the TV as the Olympics were on to find the remote missing, we attempted to search for it to find that looking behind the sofas and under them was out of the question as it looked like it hadn't ever seen a hoover.
We called Ian the caretaker who came and had a look for it with no luck. Ian also saw the amount of dirt and ended up staying whilst we were out to hoover and clean which meant that we felt more comfortable.
If you intend on bringing food just watch out for the fridges which look as though they have never been cleaned. We had to clean most of the utensils we used before using as they were sticky as well as all the plates. Also watch out for the showers (in a shower block ) my husband was scolded because it was so hot! We called Ian again who had to talk him through turning the hot water down.
We stay at a lot of holiday places and this has been the worst. You at least expect to arrive and be met by a clean place that has been checked. I have brought this up with the owner and still haven't had a reply. I'm not usually the type to complain but I was so disappointed especially as we rented the place for my husbands 30th birthday.
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