A fantastic place to stay. Clean, roomy and lovely views. Stayed wit family and had plenty of space. House was well prepared for our arrival including a welcoming sponge cake. Greeted by owners on first day who explained how certain things worked. Fabulous, relaxing stay!
Fancy being away from traffic, noise and clamour in accommodation placed in a luxurious and beautifully designed sylvan setting? How about walking off your lunch around pretty adjoining lakes? What about ditching the cooking and indulging in the meals provided by smashing local gastro-pubs? Hey, this could be ideal! There is a pile of space in this gorgeous home where you can spread out and relax. Fittings and fixtures are a pure delight - ultra modern and high quality abounds. It would help however, if you did not bring a wife who kept saying ' why can't our house look like this?' We loved the giant, sociable, refectory table and (I cannot believe I am saying this) the pink leather settee. For the green ones amongst you, the heating and ventilation system is state of the art. The only bit I was familiar with was the focal point wood-burner. Piles to do in the local area - we enjoyed Wells enormously. The value for your hard earned is top-notch and Jason a caring and generous host. Go on, write a book here, get fit or like us, plan how you will refit your 17th century pile of stones. You will love it.
We booked Shortwood Barn for a week in Aug 17. We were a party of 3 adults and 4 children from 4 to 12. The Barn is of a very high standard, well equipped, with plenty of room and very comfortable. It is set in wonderful countryside and there was plenty of space for our children to run around and play in a safe environment. The owners made us feel very welcome and we will look to return back to Shortwood Barn. Highly recommended!
The location was so tranquil. The barn overlooked fields, sheep and cows and a gentle hill. There was almost no background noise and at night it was dark enough for a really good star gazing! But if you have a car it is not far to any amenities.
The barn itself is kitted out with everything you could ever want or think of. No effort has been spared from making this into a real home away from home. With a very modern feel the house is clean, fresh and bright. The master bedroom is a haven in itself; with one whole wall a glass door onto a balcony that overlooks the Mendip hills. The barn is spacious and very comfortable. And everything works!!!!
Our kids had the best time with all the outdoor space, there was always something to do or see. The barn is about half an hour from many, many attractions that could have kept us busy for far longer than our stay. The vegetable patch was a real bonus where we picked fresh veg and popped it straight onto our bbq right there.
Justin and Sarah were the ultimate hosts. They were always available to give us their time, advice, painkillers,etc. Nothing was too much. We all agree that it was an unbelievable holiday rental and we would very happily return there! (The sooner the better!!)
From the moment we arrived for our 7 night stay, everything about this property was perfect. Our shopping had been received and put away in cupboards. A home made cake was waiting for us, as was a beautiful flower arrangement. The property is purpose built and ultra modern. It has everything you could want for a week's stay. The owners had even produced a kitchen garden so that we could pick fresh vegetables and fruit. The owners were attentive without overwhelming us. The local area is filled with interesting things to do and we found that 7 days was insufficient to explore the local area. We were very sorry to leave and have already recommended the property to friends.
My stay in Shortwood Barn last week was perfect! It's a wonderfully quiet spot with stunning views, particularly from the bed in the Master Bedroom. The whole place is finished to a very high spec; showers, baths, utility room; right down to the towels and bed linen. It is modern, light and spacious, whilst still feeling homely with a wood burning stove, comfy sofa and TV.
As a professional chef, having access to the vegetable garden was amazing, being able to pick fresh herbs, salads and courgettes. The kitchen is well equipped and eating the fruits of my labours in the garden on a sunny evening was a bonus. A real find!
Hands down the nicest place to stay in the area, excellent value, I cannot praise enough!