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Relaxing Get Away in Somerset with Private Pool, Acres of Garden, idyllic in Summer, cosy in Winter

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 3,900 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Yeovil, Somerset, England - midway between The Jurassic Coast and the Rugged Beauty of the Devonshire Coast

This Beautiful Seventeenth Century Dower House is part of the prestigious Aldon Estate, which was home to the young Earl and Countess of Kilmorey until the late 1970's.

The property is serene, secluded and quiet, perfect for a long stay and also a quick getaway for the weekend! Bask in comfort and pleasure and breathe in the fresh country air.

Situated close to the ameneties of Yeovil and mainline Rail.

Edward Verity
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, just try us
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Edward Verity

Emily is a Barrister and Edward is a Business Consultant based in London.

'Little Aldon' was a idea we had a couple of years ago. We came and fell in love with the place.

Little Aldon is our perfect and idyllic holiday home - and we love to share it with like minded people. We have two small children (3yr and 1yr) so we appreciate the importance of a child friendly and child-entertaining environment. The garden is sizeable and has children's play frames and other toys. We are constantly adding new things to keep kids happy - and take the strain of us parents!!

We also know the importance of staying connected - so we have fast fibre internet available, free Love Film Tv and a landline that you can use to stay in touch.

Edward Verity purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Edward Verity chose Yeovil

We wanted somewhere to escape outside London where work keeps us.

We really wanted to get away from the London commuter catchment areas and yet be within 2 hours from London. 'Little Aldon' has all the benefits of being in the country, surrounded by fields and cows - yet 5 minutes from Yeovil town with all the shopping and 24 hour conveniences.

This is what guests have had to say about their stay at Little Aldon;

“Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home, it all felt very grand and we all loved it – 3 generations and we all found lots to do. The home décor is divine and the bedrooms are comfy and stylish. The pool area is lovely and we enjoyed having that to splash around in… Thank You, Thank You, Thank You” - CT

“Easy access from all directions. A very comfortable and welcoming, relaxing home of a very high and much appreciated standard, clean, warm, a much cared for and loved home. We loved the feeling generated by photos and personal items around – full of care and affection.” - DP

“We had a Super stay!” - PG

“Swimming pool and diving board, big garden – great family get together!” - ST

“Space, very comfortable, family friendly, quiet setting. Great venue for a family holiday. Highly recommended!” - TB

“The house was very clean and tidy and Stan loved the fishtank. The fires, the pool, the garden, nice bedrooms – Fab bathrooms!” - SB

“Setting, Games Room, Bedrooms, Ground, Variety of Toys, convenient for Yeovil, bed linen clean and fresh.” - TO

What makes this farmhouse unique

Space, peace, quiet and family time.

You won't hear traffic or other noises except the owl at night, you can let your kids run free (as well as dogs).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lorri "thank you for a wonderful, tranquil time - long walks, the smell of an English summers eve, bluebells by the bed.."

Michael "thank you for everything - lovely meals, beautiful rooms, and garden"

Paul and Sam "what a stunning retreat, so peaceful and wonderful"

BB "Just a quick mail to say what a great time we had at Little Aldon. The house was just right, with everything available to make us feel at home (thank you for the welcome note and bottle of wine). We were also able to fully enjoy the beautiful garden as the weather overall was kind to us"
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Yeovil in Barwick

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom One: Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with freestanding bath, large shower+wc, Bedroom 3 - adjacent bathroom with showerbath/underfloor heating+wc, Bedroom six in a small annex with its own large walk in shower, freestanding bath+wc. Downstairs loo.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom One - Emperor size double bed with large ensuite bathroom, Two - kingsize double bed, Three - twin singles next to bathroom, Four - kingsize double/ziplock twin , Five - king size double, Six - ziplock twin/double + bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Comfortable and spacious. The house has Infinity fibre internet so that you can keep in touch with the world and work if you have to! Outside: Over 2 acres of garden with fountains, and seating areas next to the ponds. Orchard at the end of the garden. There is an outside BBQ. POOL We have a private, heated, indoor (see below) swimming pool (5m x 10m x 9.5 feet deep, sole access) with sitting area next to the pool. Lockable. We get asked a lot of questions about our pool when people enquire, so here is some helpful info: the pool is large and fun, its under an old greenhouse structure so indoors but not totally sealed off or plush. We try to offer 24-26C temperature but could go higher with extra cost and notice. It is not shared - it is for your use only. This is not as warm and plush as a public pool where temperatures and chlorination levels are much higher. I prefer our approach, but its not like a Spa Health centre! Please note. So masses of fun, large, great for kids! Unless agreed pool is Mar thru Oct. Can we longer if needed...but this needs agreement. The Summerhouse has a sofa and armchairs and lots of toys. Utility Room: Washer-drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels etc included. Please let us know if you need fresh linen or cleaning services during the stay. Also please let us know if you would like housekeeping, cooking or waiting services during the stay (subject to availability). Summerhouse in the garden with sofas and lots of kids toys. Pool - 5 x 10 meters, 9.5 feet deep - locked for child safety


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Relaxing Get Away in Somerset with Private Pool, Acres of Garden, idyllic in Summer, cosy in Winter
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews

It was idyllic- 12 of us celebrating my grandson’s 18th birthday.

  • 4 of 5

The weather helped- it was very warm and we were able to enjoy the pool and the garden late into the evenings. The younger ones enjoyed the summer house and toys, the older ones enjoyed the snooker. It was lovely for the dogs, they were able to run free and lots of wildlife to watch too.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A comfortable, elegant home. With plenty of rooms for the different generations to mix comfortably

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable Easter break. The weather was appalling so the playroom, games room and pool were well used. I would recommend Little Aldon for a special occasion break or like us just a wonderful family get together.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house and gardens, really felt like home. Had a fantastic weekend away with friends and the house was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming house in beautiful grounds, perfect for a relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a lovely group of ladies for a hen do. It suited our group perfectly with plenty of communal space for socialising. We were lucky with the weather so got to make the use of the fantastic pool and enjoyed afternoon tea sat outside. All the bedrooms were comfortable and nicely decorated and it would be a fantastic place to stay with kids! Unfortunately we couldn't get the wifi to work but it didn't spoil our enjoyment. Would definitely like to return again. Thanks Edward.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant family get away

  • 5 of 5

A fabulously relaxed venue with everything you could need for a family get away. The garden is huge and there are loads of toys to amuse children and keep adults very happy! The pool is big and great fun. Altogether a superb venue.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great family getaway especially brilliant for young children

  • 4 of 5

We had a very relaxing enjoyable stay here. 4 families with a total of 7 children comfortabley fitted into the home which is full of warmth and interesting nooks. The decor is tired in places but this adds to the charm and relaxation for the parents as we were not on eggshells with the prospect of leaving grubby finger prints on white gloss. My recommends would be to up the kitchen facilities. An additional dishwasher, beer fridge and larger sink area would have been an extra bonus. Thank you for your hospitality

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bristol or Exeter
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Yeovil Junction or Yeovil Pen Mills
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Burton Bradstock

Special interest holidays:

Sailing - Sutton Bingham reservoir is 10 minutes. Horse stables at West Coker.

Steam engines - a favourite pastime locally. Yeovil Junction train station has a steam museum and ride on steam trains at regular intervals.


40 minutes drive from the Jurassic Coast including the stunning West Bay, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, and 40 minutes drive from the north Somerset coast


10 minutes drive from Yeovil Junction which goes to London Waterloo and Exeter.

45 minutes from Poole ferry.

60 minutes from Bristol or Exeter airports


5 minutes from Yeovil centre

15 minutes from Sherborne

20 minutes from National Trust houses Montacute, Lytes Carey, Tintinhull and Barrington Court

25 minutes from fantastic Good Pub Guide recommended pubs New Inn at Cerne Abbas and Lord Poulet Arms at Hinton St George

Half an hour from Dorchester

Further Details:

We have 100 leaflets of local activities: clay pigeon shooting, riding, sailing, zoos.

Sherborne and Dorchester nearby for Restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
15% non refundable deposit on booking returned at the end. Full amount two weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Saturday, but open to other possibilities

Notes on prices:
Shorter stays are possible but because the changeover costs are fixed (i.e cleaning the house from top to bottom) the nightly rate is higher when the booking is shorter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.