The Quad is hidden within a quiet valley, less than an hour from Bristol, and sleeps 16. As its name suggests, the Quad is set in a square around a central courtyard and has kept the character of the barns from which the house was converted.
There are six bedrooms, three of which have an en-suite bathroom. The master suite is rather special, with doors opening onto the garden, a dressing room, and a blissful double bath, for long, indulgent soaks. Both the master suite and the larger of the upstairs bedrooms have sofa beds, allowing the barn to accommodate up to 16 guests.
There’s plenty of communal space, including a large sitting room overlooking the garden, a dining room (with space to sit 16) and a large kitchen with both electric oven and hob, and an Aga. The kitchen also has a table that comfortably sits 16. The large entrance hall doubles as a playroom, and there’s a big games table with a roulette wheel.
Outside, the garden is very private and sheltered, ideal for small children. There’s a good-sized lawn for summer games, an eight-seat hot tub (at additional cost), a fire-pit and a BBQ.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“Quad courtyards make for great social spaces, and are invariably sun traps in which to doze, or read the Sunday papers. Come evening, you can fire up the BBQ and enjoy the privacy for whatever distractions you may have had in mind…”
About the Location
The Quad is between the villages of Kittisford and Thorne St Margaret, on the Somerset and Devon county border. The nearest town is Wellington, which is just off Junction 26 of the M5. The city of Bristol is less than an hour’s drive away, and you can reach the house by car from London in about two and a half hours.
Things To Do
The Quad is about 40 minutes’ drive from the coast, and about half an hour’s drive to Exmoor National Park. The Park has a good choice of activities, from walking and hiking, to cycling and horse-riding.
There are plenty of public footpaths locally, and challenging cycling for any sporty types who enjoy tackling a good hill climb. There’s a good choice of traditional South-West pubs, particularly towards Wellington.