Set off a quiet lane in Somerset, Beaverbrook 20 has seen a stunning transformation from centuries old barns on a working dairy farm to supersized self-catering accommodation for groups. 10 ensuite bedrooms sleep 20 and there's room for up to 10 more guests charged per person. The main building is The Old Granary Barn which has 4 bedrooms, an enormous open-plan living/entertaining space, a games room and living room/movie room; just across the courtyard is The Tie Stalls, once a milking parlour, now 6 restful ensuite bedrooms. In the walled garden there's a Nordic style BBQ lodge for year round use, a play train for the tinies, and a large patio for alfresco dining. Spend happy days together with fresh country air and Beaverbrook 20 all to yourselves.
The barns are built of the local Moolham stone and have their share of rustic character; exposed bricks, cast iron wall braces, chunky oak beams, skirting boards and window sills made from timber from the estate. It’s a lovely blend of traditional charm, contemporary furnishings and modern luxury, right down to the individual temperature control in each room.
Beaverbrook 20 is tucked away in a tiny hamlet in South Somerset. On the doorstep are miles and miles of beautiful countryside to discover; just across the lane a footpath takes you through the fields to the picturesque village of Dowlish Wake where you can stop for lunch at the New Inn or fill your baskets at the farm shop at Perry’s Cider. Pop down to Ilminster, browse the independent shops and have a bite to eat at No 57. If you prefer big name shops it won’t take you long to get to Clarks Village where you can snap up plenty of bargains. Antiques and retro fans will like the Antiques Bazaar at Crewkerne, and the upbeat vibe of the vintage quarter at Bridport.
This area isn’t short of historic houses and glorious gardens either - Montacute House, Forde Abbey and Barrington Court are all close by and all have tea rooms to round off your visit. If you’re looking for family days out head over to the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, less than 45 minutes away. Visit the Marine Aquarium and Dinosaurland Fossil Museum at Lyme Regis, go to Pecorama at Beer followed by crab sandwiches by the shore at Ducky’s Beach Café, or join a guided fossil hunt at Charmouth. There are so many great attractions in this neck of the woods – take a look at our Places To Visit for inspiration and you’ll find a motor museum, wildlife park, animal sanctuary, theme park and plenty more. You could even head off to Exmoor or Dartmoor for a big adventure exploring the rufty-tufty moors, or up to Bristol or Bath for a day sightseeing in the city. Wherever you go, whatever you do, even if you just stay put at Beaverbrook 20 you’ll be making happy memories!