Orchard View sits on a working farm high on a hillside with views over the Somerset Levels to the Polden Hills; just down the road is the village of High Ham, about 5 minutes away is the little town of Langport with a supermarket, independent shops and eateries, and a riverside walk. This is rather special; a fabulous contemporary styled home modelled on the footprint of the Dutch Barn that stood on this very spot. The setting is nothing short of bucolic, with an apple orchard at the end of the garden; there’s a ramshackle chicken shed, mistletoe scrambles up the trees, sheep graze contentedly beneath the blossom in springtime. Just over the fence is the hay barn, and stables with miniature ponies you can stroke; you’ll see the farm cat mooching about, and the farmer and his wife live just across the yard in their rambling stone house where cider was once made.
A spacious, light filled holiday home goes a long way to helping you to relax on short breaks and week long stays alike, and this is certainly so at Orchard View, plus you’ll have fresh modern interiors brightened up with bold splashes of colour, and we love the country themed prints on the walls – so in keeping. With a hot tub, pool table and table football, plus space for the little ones to run around, there’s no excuse for anyone to say they're bored.
Whilst you’re here go and explore the local area, there’s plenty to see and do; you’ll find walks on the doorstep and you can go on foot to the nature reserve at Turn Hill where you’ll have the most incredible panoramic views out over the Levels. Close by is a thatched windmill owned by the National Trust, and a several watery reserves where you can spot a myriad of birds and if you’re very, very lucky, otters at play. There are plenty of country inns to stop by and they are utterly charming; go to the Sheppey at Godney and sit on the terrace watching fish swim by in the river, or have a pint at the Railway Inn at Meare after a stroll along the canal. Have a lazy lunch at the King Alfred Inn at Burrowbridge after a climb to the top of Burrow Mump where there’s a ruined chapel, or at the rustic Halfway House at Pitney. If you're out pootling about try The Duck at Burtle or the Swan at Wedmore, both are good for food, and afterwards you can browse around the independent shops, or for a more full-on retail experience go to Clark’s Village or the county town of Taunton.
Take in the mystic vibe and colourful streets at Glastonbury, discover the final resting place of King Arthur and his lady Guinevere at the abbey, and climb to the top of the famous Tor. Sit in the shed and put the world to rights over a pint of scrumpy at Bere Cider Company, Wilkins Cider Farm near Wedmore or Burrow Hill Cider Company; see the amazing Church in the Field at Low Ham, or the one at Muchelney with angels painted on the wagon roof in the 17th century - whilst you're there explore the abbey ruins and pop in the Priest's House if it's open. Spend a morning mooching around Langport or Somerton; have a day trip to the Jurassic Coast where you can take the kids to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and the Marine Aquarium, or take a mackerel fishing trip at Lyme Regis, and allow time to stop off at Montacute House or Barrington Court on the way back. Before you retire for the evening, take a glass of your favourite tipple out onto the patio and enjoy the tranquility as the birds come in to roost and the sunsets over the orchard; it’s absolute bliss. Book your stay today!