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The Old Dairy annex, part of a beautiful 17th century farm house

Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Self contained annex sleeping up to 6

Churchland Farm, set in twelve acres on the Somerset Levels, offers a tranquil getaway for singles, couples, families, coarse fishers and those seeking cultural pleasures.

The farmhouse dates back to the early 17th century and sits alongside the River Brue. The Old Dairy forms a self contained annex of the main house and sleeps 4 - 5 (+ 2 on a sofa bed).

Guests have use of the hot tub, bbq, play area and lawned garden as well as being welcome to stroll along the river bank though closing gates is essential to ensure we do not loose the horses.

We own two dogs, two cats and 3 horses not to mention the wild rabbits in evidence at dawn and dusk.

Whether you want to bring your bikes and cycle through the levels or your hiking boots for country strolls there is plenty of space, not to mention the beaches near by and theme park which is great for all ages. For shopping you can't beat Bristol's Mall, Broadmead or Cabott Circus shopping areas, Taunton's country town shops or near by Clarkes Village Outlet (up to 70% off). And if it is culture and history you are looking for then there are museums in abundance, historical towns & cities & great beaches for fosil hunting. For a speacial expereince why not consider booking into one of the local spas. Somerset really has it all!

The annex, originally an old milking parlor, has its own entrance, a well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher toaster, kettle & coffe maker. Adjacent is the living/dining room equipped with a TV/DVD with freeview and CD player. Upstairs there is a galleried bedroom with a sloping ceiling, a double bedroom and en-suit shower room.

Hair dryer, straighteners, dressing gowns for adults, bed linen, towels and tea towels are supplied. A futon bed can also be supplied on request to take a 3rd child.

There is ample parking and a beautiful river walk as well as a secure play area for children. A BBQ is available for use as is the hot tub.

Dogs and other pets are welcome and by arrangement we can even lodge your ponies or horses subject to veterinary certificates and passports.

Night and day coarse fishing is available off the banks of the River Brue within the boundaries of Churchland Farm during the fishing season. Rod licenses will need to be presented before commencing fishing.

Checkin is Saturdays at 3pm & checkout is at 10am to allow sufficient time to turn round the annex for the next guests. If you are staying for two weeks we can arrange for cleaning and change of linen on request.

More Details

Kevin & Paula Protheroe
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Kevin & Paula Protheroe

Kevin & I met in Yeovil in 2000 & moved to Sedgemore from South Sommerset because we had the opportunity to bring our horses onto our own land.

Kevin is an ex Marine who has travelled the world and spent several years in Austrailer of which he has citizenship for and his two boys were born there.

I am from North London and since moving to Somerset for work in 2000 have never looked back, life could not be more lovely.

Kevin & Paula Protheroe purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Kevin & Paula Protheroe chose Bason Bridge

Churchland Farm is just idylic and our joint dream of owning somewhere big enough to accommodate our dogs, cats and horses on our own land. It is often hard to remember there is a big wide world beyond our gates as we sit by the river taking in the beautiful country views and come rain or shine we know just how lucky we are to own our home in the beautiful County of Somerset

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and tranquility, if you don't leave the grounds you can forget there is a world out there running at 100 miles an hour and if you do leave then the attractions of the seaside, Bristol city and numerous country villages are so near to hand.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Bason Bridge in East Huntspill

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is upstairs and accessed through the main bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The single beds can be made up as a double
  • The mezzanine bedroom can take 3 single beds) or the singles can be made into a double bed, with a futon making a 3rd singe and a double sofabed in the lounge if required. The roof is slopping so height is restricted to one side of the mezzanine.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The annex bedroom and bathroom are upstairs so guest need to be able to negotiate stairs. The farm itself is fairly level and a lovely place to take a stroll Smokers are asked not to smoke in the annex Dogs need to be on a lead when sheep are in adjacent fields, otherwise they can run free on the farm though need to be happy with other dogs Guests have use of the outside hot tub, barbeque and a fenced (dog free), play area with trampoline as well as access to all outside areas; the river bank is a lovely picnic spot. The river is accessible for course fishing, with a license Looking for that special break, then we are happy to arrange those little extras including restaurant bookings to massages so you can concentrate on having a great time


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The Old Dairy annex, part of a beautiful 17th century farm house
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

Cosy, clean and perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time exploring Weston Super Mare ,Clevedon ,Brean and Cheddar Gorge. The weather was typical for December - cold - and it was an absolute delight to return to the Old Dairy which was always lovely and warm.The kitchen and lounge have everything you could ask for and the bed was more comfortable that ours at home! Kevin was very welcoming and the bread and milk on arrival was much appreciated. Would go again as it would be nice to see the horses and land in better weather.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: lovely people will look forward to seeing them again and would recommend them to anyone
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Friendly host and handy location for Weston and Burnham

  • 4 of 5

Accomodation is a converted dairy shed, so very rustic with bags of character! Host really friendly and helpful. Hot tub in the garden although you have to walk through hosts outbuildings to get there. Would be helpful if host sent email prior to stay informing of what the check procedure will be.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay at this beautiful family oriented property

  • 5 of 5

We booked a 2 night stay to celebrate our little girls’ 4th birthday so we were a party of 6 (2 adults, 4 year old twins and 2 dogs). We had such a lovely time. Kevin is very welcoming and really went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. The property is very clean and has everything you need. It’s set in beautiful Somerset countryside - idyllic! We were able to see the horses and I even had a 30 minute ride, which was fantastic as I hadn’t ridden for 25 years. Can’t wait to go back for another stay and would unreservedly recommend. Thanks for everything 😃😃

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

A really cosy place to stay with the added bonus of a hot tub! The hosts were also very friendly people which makes all the difference!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely short break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 night stay at The Old Dairy, lovely clean cottage, good location, especially liked the use of the hot tub and horse riding. We will be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you look forward to seeing you all again soon
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  • 5 of 5

We looked at all the reviews before we booked and my son said it sounds too good to be true.

Well I have to say not only was it true but it was excellent.

Kevin, Paula and the dogs gave us a fantastic welcome. They had left milk, tea, coffee, sugar, bread and butter for us. And a much appreciated bottle of wine.

The annex was clean, tidy and relaxing, just what we needed after our drive. They have a booklet with all information included and are happy to include other things if they are seen to be missing.

Everything was great and when we were discussing the location of shops and supermarkets we asked about local taxis. Paula then showed what an absolute star she was, she offered to take us into Wells and then pick us up as taxis would be so expensive.

We were totally blown away by this incredibly generous offer of hers. Where else can you get, a really fantastic welcome, to be left to your own devices, a great location and wonderful hosts?

What can we say, it did sound too good to be true but it wasn't, it was better. We will definitely go again and for longer next time, if we can get booked in.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Highbridge and Burnham-on-Sea
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

The resort attractions of Burnham-on-Sea, Brean Sands and Weston Supermare are within short drives as are Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Gorge, with Ritchie's Cider Farm a short walk away.

Exmoor Country Park, Bath Spa, Wells, Glastonbury, Clarkes Village Street and the attractions of Bristol are all within easy reach as is Crealy Adventure Park for the children.

Other Activities: Sitting on the Somerset levels makes this a great base for walking and cycling. The South Somerset Steam Train is nearby as are several Cider Farms.

Golf: There are several Golf Clubs that welcome visitors including Brean Sands & Taunton


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Bason Bridge, Somerset

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

The apartment can be booked for full weeks 3pm Saturday to 12 noon Saturday

Deposits are required to secure booking as follows:

£100 per week booked.

Full payment required 4 weeks before arrival please.

If you plan to arrive later than 3pm please let us know so that we can ensure someone is available to meet you and hand over the key

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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