Country House in Somerset - Victorian Country House set in Glorious Gardens with large Hot Tub in a Peaceful Location 5 miles From M5 in Somerset.
We moved into Model Farm in the summer of 2009, Model Farm was then a B&B and it took some time to convert part of the house into a self catering apartment. I spent many years in I.T. until redundancy gave a change of direction to a gardening business. On selling our house we have decided to work together on our own project of developing a beautiful garden and improving a very impressive old house. My wife, Roz previously worked in the health service but now enjoys being her own boss.
Owner purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2009
Why Owner chose Bridgwater
We love this area, it's peaceful and rural with many birds and wildlife yet only 8 minutes by car to Bridgwater and the M5. There are many attractions in the area, something for everyone with coastal towns like Minehead and Weston-Super-Mare or remote areas like The Quantocks, Exmoor and the new Steart Marsh nature reserve.
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
5 star stay
Model Farm is an absolutely fantastic property that is a place you wouldn't want to miss. From the fantastic gardens with wood burning hot tub, to the beautiful bedrooms, each with their own personality. Dave was a fantastic host and was quick with his responses when we needed help prior to coming to the property. The pictures on the website do not do this property justice - it is breathtaking. We were only there for a weekend but already planning a longer trip back!
Natalie's 40th with Family and Friends
We all had a fabulous weekend 12th to 15th April 2019 at Model Farm. The venue was very spacious and comfortable, it suited our party which included various age groups. The hot tub was a great success and the outdoor space was used for numerous games and rounders proved very popular. The gardens were delightful, we had a barbecue on Saturday. One recommendation would be to perhaps have mixer taps in the bathrooms in order to help control the extremely hot water. All the bedding was top quality and the beds very comfortable. Overall a very successful get together and would be very happy to come back again, thank you.
Beautiful spacious house with everything you could want
My only regret is that we didn’t come in the summer, I think the garden will be fabulous then. Having said that, it was the perfect place for a Christmas family reunion - surprisingly warm for such a big old place, with a Christmas tree provided and plenty of space and equipment to cook Christmas dinner for 16. The rooms were all delightful with top quality beds and many with en-suite bathrooms. My nieces wanted to move in. Dave and Roz were great hosts, always on hand if we needed anything.
Lovely house for group get together
We enjoyed the comfortable and spacious house. Clean. The kitchen is well stocked for proper catering for a large group.
The gardens are beautiful and the hot tub is great.
It was perfect for our friends weekend away. Thank you
Lovely house in absolutely wonderful grounds , we had a brilliant holiday
Overall experience was excellent, the house and beautiful garden were wonderful. It was lovely meet David and his family, and ,of course, the gorgeous Dylan
Thanks for a great review, we are really pleased when our guests have such a good time here and I'm particularly happy that you liked the gardens so much as we have spent a lot of time on them in the past few years. It would be great to see you again in the future.
Dave and Roz
A Magical Family Reunion for over 25 Guests
We had the most wonderful week at Model Farm. Ages of our family ranged from 8 years old to 88 years old - and the estate was perfect for all. The gardens are remarkable - and we used them nonstop. The hot tub is a great bonus. The bedrooms are all well appointed and the linens are top tier. The electric stove tops / burners need upgrading - but that was a minor part of an incredible stay. Good supermarkets are only a few miles away - and there are some of the UK's greatest destinations within a few miles of Bridgwater.
We are all eager to return to Model Farm every year. It is a special place.
We are so pleased you all had such a good time at Model Farm and would love to have you return. Sorry that the electric hob was not up to standard, it has been on our to-do list for a while but your review has sent it to the top of the list and today we have had a top of the range NEFF 5 burner induction hob delivered. Just got to get it fitted now!
Looking forward to seeing you again next year.
Special interest holidays:
Paintball and laser shooting, horse riding and adventure climbing area are available in nearby Cannington.
Coastal town of Burnham-on-Sea is within 10 miles, Minehead with Butlins and West Somerset Railway (steam trains regularly run) is within 20 miles.
Kilve beach with its famous fossils is approximately 10 miles.
Use of a car is recommended as bus routes commence 1 mile away. Train station at Bridgwater. The nearest airport is Bristol. Central London 3 hrs by car, Central Birmingham 2.25 hrs.
Bridgwater, the home of carnival with heritage trails and plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and cinema is 2 miles away. Cannington village with walled gardens, pubs, post office and local shops is a 20 minute walk over designated footpaths, meeting up with The Parrett Way. Taunton (county town), Glastonbury, Street with Clark's village outlet shopping are all 30 minutes away by car. 6 miles to the Quantocks and 20 miles to Exmoor.
Other areas of interest include Cheddar, village with caves and gorge. Wookey Hole, Wells and Weston-Super Mare a pleasant drive away.