The house consists of an imposing Victorian front addition to a 17th century farmhouse. The self catering apartments consists of the south facing Victorian front and the more rustic Cider Barn. The Victorian apartment retains most of the original features such as, high moulded ceilings, marble fireplaces and wooden floors. The Period furniture matches the Victorian features although a modern kitchen and facilities have been added. The Cider Barn incorporates part of the 17th century farmhouse and the original cider barn with exposed beams and slate floors.
2010 was our first year of business. Since then we have opened the Cider Barn and have been continually improving the house and grounds. We have spent a lot of time last year landscaping the grounds, adding new flowerbeds, an orchard and a wildlife pond. We are just compleating the conversion of the old dairy and cold store to a new bedroom and bathroom which can be used from either apartment.
Self Catering Somerset
Whilst in a rural setting Model Farm is only 8 minutes from the centre of Bridgwater, close to the coast, Quantock Hills, and the towns of Taunton, Glastonbury and Wells. There are many footpaths in the area that can be accessed from the farm, the Parrett Way passes nearby and the village of Cannington with its Church, walled garden, shops and pubs is a pleasant walk.
There are many gardens open to the public, Cannington, Hestercombe, Cothay and Barrington to name a few, or simply enjoy yourself relaxing in out own extensive gardens.
Those with an interest in history have plenty of museums to visit including King John's Hunting Lodge and Admiral Blake's Museum. Visit the caves at Cheddar Gorge or Wookey Hole or Dunster Castle. The bird life on the levels is renowned, as are the potters and basket weavers. A visit to Somerset would not be complete without tasting the local wines and ciders