Cottages

CottageIn a picturesque setting, the cottages are situated within a courtyard on a working beef and sheep farm at the foot of historic Brent Knoll.

The village of East Brent lies on the north East side of the Knoll. Guests may wander from the orchard gardens, directly into the countryside at the foot of the hill. For those who venture to the summit where a Jubilee stone commemorates royal jubilees since 1887, the panoramic view is quite breath taking.

The farmhouse and cottages are immediately surrounded by gardens and a small copse.A barbecue stands on a patio area inviting guests to eat alfresco, and the large lawns help to create a feeling of space and peace. From the patio and lawn guests can access the Orchard Gardens, backing onto Brent Knoll. Guests love to use this area for garden games which are available, or else to just sit, relax and unwind.

 

 



The Cider Cellar

The Cider Cellar

Sleeps Two - Additional Bed Spaces can be made available upon request

The Cider Cellar has been converted from an old wooden beamed cow stall.  It was subsequently used as a Cider Cellar, storing cider in oak barrels.  Cider was at Knoll Farm until 1950.  The apply orchards still produce an abundance of fruit which is picked up by hand and made into cider on another local farm.

The Cider Cellar has retained old oak beams which interestingly dissect rooms below the ceiling.  We have even retained a beam which runs through the shower.

The cottage benefits from gas central heating and double glazing throughout.

The Stables

The Stables

Sleeps Four - Additional Bed Spaces can be made available upon request

The Stables has retained elm beams and a stonewall in the double bedroom. The living area is characterised by a reconstructed brick open fireplace with flagstone hearth which was part of a farm office adjacent to the stables.

The Stables were, as the name suggests, used to house the farm’s working horses.  The accommodation also housed the gig.  The oval lawn and its surrounding path made a fine entrance to a gentleman’s residence.

The Stables has retained elm beams and a stonewall in the double bedroom.  The living area is characterised by a reconstructed brick open fireplace with flagstone hearth which was part of a farm office adjacent to the stables.

The cottage benefits from gas central heating and double glazing throughout.

The Grain Barton

The Grain Barton

Sleeps Six- Additional Bed Spaces can be made available upon request

The Grain Barton takes its name from the old Somerset word for barn.  Grain was stored on the upper floor to ensure safekeeping of the herd’s winter feed.  The yard-facing window was originally a door through which sacks could be lowered via a pulley onto horse drawn wagons below.

The Grain Barton retains original beams and a stonewall in the open plan living area.  In the second bedroom a ceiling has been omitted leaving elm beams and trusses exposed.  The open plan living area helps to retain the feeling of living in the barn.

The cottage benefits from gas central heating and double glazing throughout.