Peaceful & stylish retreat in the heart of Bruton

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Barn hosted by Gaye

5 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Self-contained home in the highly desirable town of Bruton. Fully equipped kitchen with open plan dining and comfortable sitting area. TV, DVD player, WiFi. Good family accommodation in a large studio bedroom with king size and single brass beds, plus a double sofa bed. Close to mainline railway station. Wonderful countryside walks and cycle rides. Bruton boasts an international art gallery, and a number of premium restaurants and many wonderful shops and places to explore on your doorstep.

The space
Although in the very centre of the town, with all amenities in walking distance, The Little House is a self contained space situated on a quiet pedestrian walk-way - the perfect place for a weekend away. The open plan space is warm, well equipped and comfortable.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free street parking
Pets allowed
32" TV with Apple TV
Washing machine
Luggage drop-off allowed
Refrigerator
Microwave
Long-term stays allowed

Accessibility

Full kitchen

Step-free entrance to the room

Living room

Step-free entrance to the room

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Where you’ll be

Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Well, this says it all! Although us Brutonians are a quieter and less boastful crowd!

FROM THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER JULY 2020

“This isn’t really Somerset,” Jock Mendoza-Wilson says as he looks through an estate agents window on the High Street of the small town of Bruton, a few miles away from the site of Glastonbury festival in Somerset. “This is a microcosm of the poshest parts of London transported to one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”

The town, which dates to at least the Domesday Book of 1086, is back in focus this week as George Osborne, the former chancellor and editor-in-chief of the Evening Standard, has become the latest celebrity to move in, buying a five-bedroom Grade II-listed Georgian pile for £1.6m.

“Even before ‘gorgeous George’ decided to pop down, rich people from London have built a microclimate down here, and caused a real spike in prices,” says Mendoza-Wilson as he reels off the names of the other well-known figures who have also made the move west.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh, the musical theatre producer behind Cats, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera, lives in a Grade I-listed former Augustinian prioryfrom the 13th century on the outskirts. The fashion designers Stella McCartney, Alice Temperley and Phoebe Philo live in the town or nearby, as do the filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson with her actor husband, Aaron, and the war photographer and long-time resident Don McCullin.

Caroline Corr, of the Corrs, and Dominic Greensmith of the rock band Reef both live in the town.

The influx has led the town, which boasts two private secondary schools and a state boarding secondary school, to be labelled the “next Chipping Norton” and British Vogue called it “the new Notting Hill”.

Iwan Wirth and Manuela Hauser, the founders of global art gallery network Hauser & Wirth who are regularly described as “the most powerful couple in the art world”, moved to Bruton in 2007, selling their former home in Holland Park, west London, to the Beckhams for £30m.

The couple now own a farm, vineyard and hotel in Bruton, and in 2014 they opened a branch of the Hauser & Wirth gallery in converted barns overlooking the town. The gallery’s restaurant was so busy for lunch this week that those turned away from its patio tables were asked to wait 45 minutes for £18 steak salads and £15 miso roast carrots to eat takeaway in the car park. Many obliged.

The latest restaurant to open on the High Street is Osip, run by Merlin Labron-Johnson, who at 24 became the youngest chef to win a Michelin star at his former London restaurant Portland in 2015 and now has a Michelin Star in Bruton too..

Hosted by Gaye

Joined in September 2020
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $993

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