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Country Retreat For Two People



Updated: 19-May-2015
Lodge in Great Elm, Nr. Frome, Somerset, England - It Is A Peaceful Location But Not To Far From Amenities Although Transport Would Be An Advantage

The Lodge is perfect for a few days getaway if you want peace and quiet. It has wonderful walks with woods in the village. There is a cycle track that runs along near the farm. There is fishing on the river at Great Elm and Mells.

The Lodge is built with Green Oak and is a beautiful building with underfloor heating and hot water powered from the hidden solar panels. We also have our own water hole on the farm.

The lodge building and interior is based on nature and upstairs in the seating area of the bedroom are two comfortable chairs with room to put your feet up and relax and watch the sunset over the rolling Somerset countryside.

It is also based on comfort with soft fluffy towels and white company sheets .

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I live in a pretty village in Somerset and have a farm with mainly dressage horses but also chickens, pigs and sheep. I used to be an Interior Designer and have used this experience to decorate my little retreat for guests to stay on the farm. We have our own eggs and own meat and like to be as self sufficient as possible.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place to get away formy it all. Close to bath and and longleat.

Will definitely be going back.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Short break

  • 5 of 5

A lovely spot - Barn was clean and beautiful , great views from the upstairs lounge area . Straight from the front door a Lovely walk along the river to Mells which is very quaint with a great garden cafe . We also visited Wells which is nearby and is a stunning town . Couldn't ask for anything more , Sarah has thought of everything . Enjoyed feeding the chickens from the kitchen window , as said Rooster did like to wake us up but it is so tranquil here it was lovely to just let the sounds of the countryside just wash over you .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Can't recommend enough

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a weekend here.. Sarah gave us a warm welcome and there were fresh goodies (eggs, bread, milk etc..) on arrival which is a really lovely touch. I also arranged with Sarah for a cake to be made as we were there as part of my other halfs Birthday - it was delicious.

The barn is absolutely stunning. Beautiful throughout, comfortable, modern and cosy. We done some exploring (including Bath and Cheddar) but mainly we just wanted to sit upstairs in the chairs looking over the view and relaxing.

The kitchen has plenty of utensils etc if you want to stay in and cook, the living room area is comfortable, we couldn't get the tv channels to work but watched one of the many DVDs available and listened to the DAB radio. The shower was nice and powerful and the large bed was very comfy too with high quality bedding.

Our only minor complaint (other than only booking 2 nights!) is that because we sleep with the window open, we were woken by the rooster at 5.30am ish which is a little before we'd usually want to wake up but it wouldn't stop us from returning - I can't recommend this place enough and we'd definitely love to return.

Thank you from Tiffany and Aaron x

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic warm welcome awaits!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a two night break and we now feel totally rejuvenated. Sarah was so helpful and gave us a great welcome with extra treats of bread, tea, fresh coffee and biscuits!

We loved the peace and quiet in such a stunning property.

Highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a very warm, cosy and beautiful lodge with complementary eggs, bread, milk, tea and coffee - lovely touch! Pictures do not so this property justice! Very spacious and extremely clean - Contains everything you could need.

We loved watching the cows pass the lodge in the mornings and the wake up call from the rooster. Private courtyard where we sat in the mornings for breakfast. Definitely recommend staying here. Perfect location for visiting Bath and Longleat. A big thank you to Sarah who was very welcoming and helpful :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

The Lodge exceeded our expectations, and with a wonderfully warm welcome (and floor!), freshly laid eggs, bread, butter, tea etc to start us off not even a bit of rain dimmed our enjoyment of our trip to Somerset. The Lodge was immaculately clean, the bed fabulously large but snug at the same time. The views over the surrounding fields were amazing and the twice daily flyby by the local farmers cows going to and from their grazing field was a sheer delight for us city dwellers. It's funny how having a cow look inquisitively at you and wonder what you're doing makes you smile!!. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, Bath, Frome, Wells and Cheddar are a must. The Talbot Inn in nearby Mells is beautiful to look at and does great food. We had a really wonderful relaxing time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Lodge.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I love this part of Somerset as it is so beautiful. It is close enough to Bath and Salisbury for anything needed in the city. Frome the local town just 3 miles away is very alternative with local markets on certain days of the month. It is full of unusual vintage and interesting shops and cafe's In our lovely village of Great Elm we have fantastic woods to explore full of wildlife some fabulous scenery where an old railway track has been turned into a cycle track. We are on the boarders of Wiltshire and Dorset two other beautiful counties. We are about a mile from the village of Mells which is also very pretty. It has all our local amenities, a postoffice with an Internet cafe, a walled garden to explore serving coffee, homemade cakes and light lunches and a lovely 16th century coaching Inn fabulous for dinner.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Use of car is essential, it is 40 minutes drive from Bristol airport


1 mile from the beautiful village of Mells

15 miles from the historic city of Bath

7 miles from historic city of Wells


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
To book contact the owner direct by email to discuss deposits and payments etc

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days

Notes on prices:
The lodge is £100 per night plus a refundable deposit provided no damage

Deposit when booking refundable on last day provided no breakages
Payment in full on arrival in cash or in advance by bank transfer

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From the Owner

The property is called the lodge and is a beautiful self-catering barn building with lovely rustic beams. It is a real country retreat for a couple who want to get away for a few days from the stresses and strains of a busy life. We offer our own eggs and at certain times of the year our own meat.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One comfortable shower room Toiletries provided


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Two single beds or one King size bed with comfortable White company bedlinen and fluffy towels etc


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: A courtyard area for sitting in Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the property. Other: Seating area outside in the courtyard of the farm.

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