Valley View Farm

Bruton, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast


Very relaxed B&B at this surprisingly modern house - up a steepish drive and surrounded by wonderful plants and stunning countryside

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

It’s very pleasant here in a secluded part of Somerset with ancient houses dotted about. This mundane 80s house is out of kilter with the vernacular but it’s great fun to stay here and your impeccably behaved children and dogs are certainly welcome. Marts (and when she’s allowed back from the US, his lovely wife Bean) look after you with aplomb and a great deal of humour.

Breakfast is a laidback affair at the big wooden table in the kitchen: Bean’s home-baked bread (toast it how you want it), Mart’s homemade marmalade, organic cereals, yogurts and berries and top coffee that’ll put hairs on your chest. If you want bacon and eggs etc you need to order it in advance, and you pay extra. If you’re too pooped to go out for dinner, a good kitchen supper will be cooked for you with a bit of notice.

Walk to Batcombe – the village which was so isolated it escaped the Black Death. It’s now inhabited by a swathe of OEs and has a popular pub, the Three Horseshoes. Bruton for the Roth Grill or At The Chapel is just a seven-minute drive and Frome is 15 minutes in the car for good food shopping at the markets.

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We think you'll love

  • Making yourself entirely at home and doing your own thing without being fussed over
  • Affable hosts who, as charismatic conversationalists, will love your story
  • Driving the lovely lanes and walking the fields with your dog
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You should know

  • The house is a work in progress - not tickety-boo
  • You need to be confident enough to use the kitchen as your own for tea and coffee
  • The mobile signal isn't good

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Pub 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Surcharges
Full English breakfast £8. Whole house available for reduced rates. Reduced rates for longer stays.
1 Twin
From £85
2 Doubles
From £95

Reviews

A great setting for this unremarkable bungalow which would be nothing very special without Martin - a real people person who looks after you in a fuss-free, affable way. The countryside around is gorgeous and lovely for walks with your dog.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

You really are very secluded here so there's not much to walk to but plenty of great walking. Walk to the end of the farm, hop over the hedge and you can walk to The Three Horseshoes in 30 minutes - or walk along the lane and get there in 15 minutes.There's a Norman church in the village too with a rather splendid stained-glass window designed by Archibald Nicholson. Westcombe, the next village has the Wild Beer Company for fine brews and Westcombe Dairy for cheese - enjoy tastings and buy from both. Foodie and independent shops and markets are in Frome, smart Hauser & Wirth in Bruton - both a short drive.

Introducing

Martin & Colleen Horsford

Marts - born and bred in Gloucestershire, spell in the Household Cavalry, is now a long time and well-seasoned builder - huge fun and a people-lover extraordinaire. He's restored houses for years in London and all over the country and decided to settle down here five years ago. He's highly practical and loves a building project - this house is a work in progress he admits. He and Bean, his American wife of three years, have seven children between them. She is exiled stateside presently, but hopes to be permitted by the Home Office to return soon; she is an ardent home-maker and with a lifetime in hospitality and the concierge world in the US will spoil any visitor.