Please note, in line with the latest travel guidance we are only accepting new bookings that have a check-in date from 5th July 2020. We are available to take any calls on 01275 217575 if you have any queries regarding a current booking, or if you wish to place a new booking and have concerns. Thank you and stay safe

Old Stables

Old Stables, Belluton, Pensford

No rating available

Sleeps: 8
7 nights
£1950 - £3000
Available from a minimum of 0 nights

Overview

  • Sleeps eight + three*
  • Four bedrooms - two super king/twins, one double and one bunk bed
  • Three en suite bathrooms
  • Suitable for baby (high chair available)
  • Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge*)
  • Two spacious reception rooms
  • Shared indoor heated outdoor pool
  • Shared indoor hot tub
  • Shared steam room
  • Set in extensive landscaped grounds with private terrace area and outstanding views
  • Outdoor furniture and barbecue
  • Chef service available by arrangement
  • A range of beauty and therapeutic treatments are available by arrangement
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Ample parking
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground Floor:
    Entrance hallway.
    Sitting Room with ample comfortable seating, wood burner and TV. French doors that leads onto the garden.
    Garden Room/Conservatory with large Knole sofa (can convert into double bed*), underfloor heating, magnificent views across open countryside and French doors onto the extensive grounds.
    Large open plan breakfasting kitchen with hand-made wooden units, granite worktops and a slate floor. French doors open onto the patio overlooking the landscaped garden. The large family table seats six to eight easily for jolly breakfasts with additional seating on stools around the central island that seats 8 more.
    A large shared laundry room/boot room with two washing machines and tumble dryers lead off the kitchen, with additional dishwasher. Shared with East Wing, each property has a private locked access.
    Damson bedroom with 3’ bunk beds and a bijou pull-out bed, and access to a small washroom with wc and wash basin off the hall, with low access height.
  • First floor:
    Oak Suite - This double-aspect bedroom has views over the garden and open countryside. Comfortable zip and link super king bed (can convert to twin beds) with a bijou pull-out bed, arm chairs and TV. The en suite has a walk-in shower.
    Chestnut Suite - The largest bedroom, with a comfortable zip and link super king bed (can convert to twin beds) with a bijou pull-out bed and TV. The en suite has a freestanding slipper bath, walk-in shower and his 'n' hers basins.
    Silver Birch bedroom with comfortable 5’ bed, TV, and en suite with a freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower.
  • The Garden:
    Ample seating for a party with loungers and comfy chairs on the terrace.

Equipment

  • Oil-fired central heating, wood burner in the sitting room
  • 7-burner Smeg range with 2 electric ovens and a grill, combi-microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer
  • Separate shared laundry room with extra size Samsung washing machine, a standard Bosch washing machine and two tumble dryers. There is an additional dishwasher in case of parties! There are also clothes hanging facilities, an ironing board and steam iron
  • Large 4K TV with a Playstation, Android TV box and a Blu-Ray player in lounge, TV in all 3 first floor bedrooms
  • WiFi internet access*
  • A highchair is available on request
  • Large selection of board games
  • Large 8-seater outdoor teak table with chairs and charcoal barbecue

Swimming Pool Complex

  • The purpose built swimming pool complex houses a ten-metre swimming pool with a 'Fluvo jet' to exercise against, a hot tub which seats 5 people (at a squeeze) a shower and steam cubicle, robes, slippers, spa towels and hair dryer. The temperature of the pool is 88 °F / 31 ° C and the temperature of the hot tub is 101 ° F / 38 ° C. Bring your own CDs, use those provided, or listen to the radio or Bluetooth; feel free to just sit in the pool room to read, relax or meditate.
  • Guests book sessions for exclusive use of the pool complex in advance of their stay. It is essential that you book time at the swimming pool spa complex to secure exclusive use, so that only your group will use the amenities. Due to popular demand, slots are limited, so prior to check-in, you can book one slot per day at 8am to 10am, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 1pm to 3pm, or 3:30pm to 5:30pm. There is another slot between 6pm to 10pm which is chargeable at £50 per day. After check-in, you can book one further free slot per day.
  • We can arrange personally approved people to offer you Massages, Aromatherapy Treatments and Personal Trainer Assessment which can be arranged by yourselves at an extra charge if required.

Features

  • Newly converted stable block.
  • Flexible sleeping accommodation – two of the super king beds can be made into twins making it ideal for different combinations of guests, from families, to couples, to groups of friends.
  • TVs in all three first floor bedrooms.
  • Take a dip in the heated swimming pool or relax in our in hot tub or steam room.
  • Relax and be pampered at the house with a whole range of beauty treatments provided by private local beautician (see 'Things to Do').
  • Outdoor eating areas with a barbecue.
  • Within easy reach of the culture-rich cities of Bath and Bristol, the picturesque scenery of Cheddar caves and gorge and Wells, the smallest city in England as well as pretty unspoilt villages.
  • There are a great range of walks up into the Mendips and beyond where guests can enjoy the array of wildlife that freely roam over this breathtaking landscape.

Once a stable block, Old Stables now offers the ultimate bolthole for eight plus three*. Seriously indulge in the range of activities on hand. Or kick back and relax!

Nestled near the village of Pensford overlooking the stunning Mendip foothills in the Chew Valley, Old Stables sits in extensive grounds with access to a luxury heated swimming pool with a hot tub, steam room and changing rooms.

Old Stables is located adjacent to East Wing (sleeps six + two) in ten acres of beautiful grounds. Originally built in 1800 as part of the Belluton Grange estate, the grounds retain many Georgian features, including a well and a rare Georgian Horse Wash, utilising a natural spring.

Gone are the horses and groom - instead you’ll find glorious accommodation for eight over four bedrooms, with a sofa bed and child’s bed available for up to three more guests if required (*extra fee). Retaining its original character, there is plenty of space for everyone to relax and dine together.

The Stables benefits from two reception rooms – the Garden Room with magnificent views, and a spacious sitting room with wood burner. A fully equipped open plan breakfasting kitchen is next to the living area. All of these rooms have French doors that lead onto the garden.

Upstairs are three luxury en-suite bedrooms, two with super king beds that can be made up as twins if required, and the third with a 5 ‘ king. Two have bathrooms with freestanding baths and separate showers., one has a shower room. The fourth bedroom is located downstairs and has full size bunk-beds and access to a downstairs washroom.

Discover the purpose built swimming pool complex housing a ten-metre pool hot tub, changing rooms and steam cubicle. Shared with guests at East Wing, the amenities are bookable for fully exclusive use in advance of your stay.

Outside the private terrace has ample seating for your party, with loungers, comfy chairs and a charcoal barbecue. The garden itself is shared with guests staying at East Wing and the owners.

We can also offer massages, aromatherapy treatments and personal trainer assessment which can be arranged by yourselves at an extra charge.

Guests have access to a laundry room (shared with East Wing) containing two washing machines, tumble dryers and an additional dishwasher in case of parties!

There’s plenty to keep you on site and lots of reasons to venture out into the beautiful Somerset countryside! Situated in Belluton, a hamlet on the B3130 near Pensford, Old Stables is within easy access to the A37 for travelling to the Georgian city of Bath and the home of Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Bristol. Both cities can be reached within 30 minutes.

Old Stables is also ideally situated for visiting the historic City of Wells, England's smallest city, with its ancient Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and lovely market square with its twice weekly market.

Within easy reach are the impressive gorge and caves of Cheddar and Wookey Hole, historic Glastonbury, and the new designer outlet at Kilver Court.

Chew Valley is unique in the West Country, comprising some 35,000 acres of unspoilt and protected countryside which occupies the middle ground of the Bath, Bristol and Wells triangle. Dominating the south side of the valley are the foothills of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The valley contains both the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes, notably for their fishing, birdlife, sailing and nature study amenities. The villages in the Valley are all unspoilt and each has its individual charm and character.

There are several walks from the front door, including a stiff climb up to the Iron Age Hill fort atop Norton Malreward or a meander along the Chew Valley to see the Stanton Drew Standing Stones.

There is great food to be found at The Rising Sun in Pensford and ‘the Pelly’, The Lazy Lobster and The Bear and Swan in Chew Magna. If you are looking for gourmet dining, look no further than The Pig near Bath, four miles distant. Please note, you will need to make a reservation for The Pig well in advance.

Old Stables provides perfect group accommodation for guests attending weddings at The Pig near Bath, a nine minute taxi drive away. Weddings at Folly Farm, and Ston Easton Park can be reached within 11-15 minutes’ drive.

Things you need to know about Old Stables if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside the property.
  • * Up to two well behaved dogs on request - one pet is £25/stay, two pets is £35/stay. Please keep all pets under strict control and leashed in the garden as there are free-range children & cats. Less than a minute's walk from your doorstep, are thousands of fields where you can allow your dog to run around freely. All fouling on the grounds needs to be collected and binned immediately. Pets are not allowed in areas with carpet.
  • Suitable for hen parties, family holidays, mixed groups and corporate events.
  • The pool, hot tub and steam room are shared with our smaller property The East Wing.
  • They are all contained in one area and can be booked out for either morning or afternoon use.
  • It is essential that you book time at the swimming pool spa complex to secure exclusive use, so that only your group will use the amenities. Due to popular demand, slots are limited, so prior to check-in, you can book one slot per day at 8am to 10am, 10:30am to 12:30pm, 1pm to 3pm, or 3:30pm to 5:30pm. There is another slot between 6pm to 10pm which is chargeable at £50 per day. After check-in, you can book one further free slot per day.
  • Please read our full instruction thoroughly prior to any of your party using the swimming pool or hot tub.
  • Please note that the standard set up sleeps 8 or 11 with the additional pull out bed and sofa bed. Prices are based on sleeping 8, and there is an additional fee for up to 3 further guests. If you wish to hire the property for a lower/ higher number of guests, please email us on info@staycationholidays.co.uk or call us on 01275 21 75 75 for a quotation.
  • Minimum stay 2 nights all year except at Christmas and New Year which is a minimum stay of 3 nights.
  • Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am.
  • Early ins/outs at £300 each for three hours either side but please check for availability as this is not always possible.
  • There are neighbours so we operate a good neighbour policy and state that noise must be kept to a minimum outside after 11pm and, when arriving and leaving the house, always respect other guests and the neighbours' peace.
  • A £400 security deposit is required three days prior to check in and released within a week should there be no claims against it.
  • Please supervise all children as there are hazards in the grounds including a well outside the Garden room to the front of the house and a Georgian horse wash on the right of the courtyard. The climbing frame and playhouse are strictly not for use of guests.
  • The owners live next-door, and do not intrude unless guests request assistance.
  • The property is not suitable for infirm guests, due to the stairs to first floor bedrooms
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Naturally isolated.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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