Skyfall sleeps up to 16 guests in six bedrooms, and is great for jolly get-togethers with family or friends. The original cottage is built of Bath stone, and the adjoining barns have been converted into large, modern spaces that are ideal for a family weekend away.
The house has a master bedroom with a double bed and en-suite, and a double-ended bath for the very best of bathing. There are three twin-bedded rooms (which can be made into doubles), and a bunk room, with full-size bunks, which can sleep four. One of the twin rooms is on the ground floor. There is a large, family bathroom, and a WC in the boot room.
The social spaces are generous, and overlook the garden and meadows. There’s a large, light-filled sitting room with an array of comfortable sofas and an open fire, but the real party space is the kitchen diner, within the new barn conversion. The table can fit 16, and the kitchen is fully-equipped to help you create fabulous feasts after a day of fun.
Outside, the gardens are informal and inviting. A wildflower meadow blooms between May and July, and there’s also a herb garden, an apple orchard and the top lawn, which is the perfect place for spreading plaid picnic rugs, and doing a bit of basking.
There is an outdoor table-tennis table, a BBQ and seating, and a hot tub, as well as the high paddock, which is ideal for an impromptu game of rugger or French cricket.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“The gardens at Skyfall really do capture the imagination – a great amphitheatre has been carved from the hillside, offering endless possibilities for playing, or watching others play, if you’re exhausted from a busy day!”
About the Location
Skyfall Farm is up a winding country lane, near the village of Batheaston. The house is about a ten minutes’ drive from the city of Bath, which has a mainline train service and is about 90 minutes from London.
Things To Do
Skyfall is perfectly placed to explore the lovely city of Bath, and you can get a taxi or use the Park and Ride, if you’d rather not drive into the city itself (do check the timetables of the carparks – some shut in the early evening). Bath has a huge amount to offer visitors of all ages, including art galleries, theatres, museums and guided walking tours. There’s also a lively night life, with decent restaurants and a few nightclubs.
Should you be hoping for something a bit more physical, there’s the Bristol to Bath Cycle Way, local golf courses, and superb walking on the Cotswold Way.