New Park Farm is a fully modernised farmhouse set in its own farmland with no neighbours. It has one of the best views in the West Country over fields and woodland to Glastonbury Tor. It is our family home with beautiful, large rooms, several open fires, full central heating, an aga (and electric cooker) for the ultimate country cooking experience. Beautiful walks and lakes to swim in. It is not a stark soulless hotel. We will get back to you very rapidly if you are interested to know more.
All warm and cosy - centrally heated throughout...
We have bedspaces for 16/17 (and can sometimes squeeze in an extra child or two - but do ask our advice on numbers before booking for more than 16 people).
KITCHEN - a huge fabulous room with 4 large windows to the east and west, and a french window to the gardens. This room has 3 sections - 1) Kitchen Area: There is enough crockery and cutlery and pots and pans for 20. An aga, an elcrtic hob and oven, fridge, freexer, and a large table and chairs seating up to 12. 2) Snug Area: a sofa and chairs in front of the huge inglenook fireplace, with a TV. 3) Study Area: a small elegant table and chairs for cards, jigsaws, or homework next to a second small open firplace.
DINING ROOM: A dramatic gothic style red dining room for large or formal meals, seating up to 20+ with ease.
DRAWING ROOM: an elegant formal drawing room with open fireplace and windows to the west and south.
A TV - PLAYROOM with a second TV - for children, quiet reading or television watchers, with 2 comfy sofas, a table for games and a wood burning stove
A huge BOOTROOM that our children used as a roller skating rink in wet weather. Table football, ping pong table. Big sink for cleaning boots etc. The second dishwasher, a washing machine, dryer, old fashioned drying rack, freezer etc.
A FRONT HALL, with shelves of excellent books
UPPER HALL with more shelves full of wonderful books including for children
MASTER BEDROOM - king size bed, ENSUITE MASTER BATHROOM with shower and WC and exercise machines
BEDROOM 2: kingsize bed - ENSUITE BATHROOM 2 with WC
BEDROOM 3: Queensize bed
BEDROOM 4: kingsize bed or twins
BEDROOM 5: Queensize bed
BEDROOM 6: Single Bed
BEDROOM 7: kingsize bed or twin
BEDROOM 8: kingsize bed or twins
GARDEN: Numerous outside spaces with tables and chairs, and recliners to relax on.
A YURT with a woodburning stove sits beside one of the ponds for BBQs, quiet times or romantic evenings.
LAKES/PONDS - As well as the garden and fields, there are three ponds for picnics and to swim in. Two have resident black swans to swim with, and boats to muck around in.
FIELDS - for making dens, roving in, running through or just sitting in.
Our entire house and gardens will be yours, (except the stables which are let separately and the cottage in the yard where wonderful Ola, our part time caretaker lives with her family).
There are many fields to roam in, (but when cattle, sheep or ponies are grazing during the summer months access into those particular fields is restricted).
Careful country manners are required everywhere, and all gates must be closed, and dogs kept on a lead when near the animals.
Clean dogs are welcome in the house but not encouraged upstairs.
Please say if you would like to arrive before 5pm or a late evening welcome.
Interaction with guests
You will be welcomed on arrival and shown around, and a phone number or a problem busting visit is always available to you 24/7. Our part time caretaker Ola and her husband and son live in the cottage in the farmyard. Ola will not be working during your stay but they can provide you with advice and perhaps babysitting or dogsitting etc on request.
We can introduce you to a local husekeeper, cook, cleaner, driver etc should you wish extra help to smooth your way.
Other things to note
The usual family equipment and some inside and outside games and toys, including table tennis and table football are available for your use.
Every gate on the farm MUST be SHUT please! Animal safety is vital. Please tell all your guests especially the "young".
We have bedspaces for 16/17 and can sometimes squeeze in an extra child or two - please do not book for more than 17 people without asking first.
This is our family home of over 25 years. We would want any guests to treat it as if it was their home.
Ola, our lovely part time caretaker and her family live across the yard so reduced noise at night is important.
There are cattle, sheep and ponies grazing in some of the surrounding fields during the summer months, meaning that access to the fields where they are grazing is not allowed for safety reasons.
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Charlie is a novelist and businessman. He is happily married to Amanda who works for NGOs. We have three sons in their early 20s, and we love to travel and have adventures. Charlie is a pilot and we are sailors and we have been lucky enough to have met some wonderful people and visited some amazing places around the world.