Butcombe Farm House

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Butcombe Farm, located at the doorway to the south west of England, provides an ideal location for whatever style of holiday you are seeking.

Butcombe Farm is set in beautiful rural North Somerset, an ideal setting for a relaxing country vacation.  The Farmhouse sits in forty acres of fields and woodland, commanding splendid views across the valley to the Mendip Hills and over Blagdon Reservoir.  Butcombe Farmhouse is a large Grade II listed farmhouse, dating from the 14th century and is steeped in history and changes over the following centuries.

 

The History of Butcombe Farm

 

Butcombe Farm is a typical Somerset house, complete with a 14th century 3-bay medieval open hall, heated by an open-hearth fire rising from the ground floor to the sooted roof timbers.  The house is predominantly built of local materials, with beautifully coloured Mendip and Draycot stone, along with mullioned windows and door arches, and exposed timbers throughout.

 

The parish of Butcombe is evidently an ancient settlement since it was established at the time of the Doomsday Book in 1066.  There have been many changes and additions to the building over the years, including a 17th century service wing and kitchen, still today retaining some of the original doors and cupboards.

 

In the early 16th century, an additional 3 rooms were added to the house creating a master chamber.  Today the chambers still contain Tudor oak doorframes, arches and are accessed by a stunning worn spiral stone staircase.  A secret Priest hole has been discovered within this chamber.

 

Butcombe Farm itself has its own wood, ‘Hangman’s Wood’ so called as it is believed that George Jeffreys (the infamous Hanging Judge Jeffreys) hanged several people there in the 1680’s.  His brutal reign as Lord Chancellor under King James II led to 320 hangings, and the Judge was said to have lived at Butcombe Farm for a brief period.

 

Butcombe Barrow.  Just to the southwest of the barrow, on the top of the hillock, another slight mound can be made out, with some rocks visible sticking out of the ground. Was this once possibly a cairn, with some form of entrance structure from the northwest, or some other Iron Age construction? From this point, the two rocky outcrops curve in and converge to a linear feature which can clearly be seen running down the hill to the south east, and there are a few reasonably large stones still sticking out of the ground marking its position. This structure is aligned directly to the Fairy Toot barrow, and to this day still makes a part of a county boundary. An excavation was carried out here in 1946, and many remains of iron age occupation were found around the hilltop.

 

Today, Butcombe is no longer a working farm but is used as stunning holiday accommodation, available throughout the year.

 

The Butcombe Farm farmhouse is a large property with parts of it dating back to the 14th century. It has large open fire places and sleeps 22 people in 8 bedrooms, 5 of the bedrooms have en-suite bathroom facilities. There is exclusive use of the large heated swimming pool during the summer months and two 6-seater under cover hot tubs for all year-round use.  There is parking for 9 cars.  The poolside studio can be included with the Farmhouse to provide extra accommodation.  

 

Poolside Studio

Relaxing Break - Come and stay in our Poolside studio midweek.  Our newly refurbished poolside studio sleeps two people in a modern open plan layout, with sole use of the pool plus hot tubs and private garden.  Please note that the Poolside Studio will not be available if we have guests in the Farrmhouse.
For prices or to book please contact us on 01761 462380 or our preferred  method of contact, email bookings@butcombefarm.com

 

Hot Tubs with a view
2 x 6-seater large hot tubs. During your stay you can relax in our hot tubs which are set in a purpose built covered decking area with stunning views over the Mendips. (These are available for sole use by Farmhouse Guests).

 

Butcombe Farm, set in beautiful rural North Somerset, an ideal setting for a relaxing country vacation.  The Farmhouse sits in forty acres of fields and woodland, commanding splendid views across the valley to the Mendip Hills and over Blagdon Reservoir. The Farmhouse itself is a large Grade II listed farmhouse, dating from the 14th century and is steeped in history and changes over the following centuries.

Please note - minimum stay of 2 nights


Viewing times by prior arrangement (times will be between Tuesday - Thursday 11AM - 6PM)

Farmhouse
 
Number of rooms: 8 Large Bedrooms - 7 bathrooms

A large lounge and music room with open fire place.
A patio and large rear garden.
A large kitchen and dining area.
Exclusive use of the swimming pool.
One bedroom has a private patio.

 

The Poolside Studio is available to add to Farmhouse bookings to provide extra accommodation.  Ideal for senior guests or guests with mobility issues.

Prices will be available on request via the contact form on this website. Please note, this is our preferred method of contact at the moment as our office is unmanned and colleagues are working from home.

Please note that changes could occur if the government need to put in special measures beyond our control.

The Butcombe Farm farmhouse is a large property with parts of it dating back to the 14th century. It has large open fire places and sleeps 22 people in 8 bedrooms, 2 of which are large family rooms. There is a large private garden attached to the farmhouse and is the perfect place to stay for large family gatherings or Hen Parties. No all male parties. No Pets
 
The Farmhouse sleeps up to 22 with Studio annexe sleeping an extra 2-3 Guests (in total 25) this includes 2-3 guests in a private self-contained studio annexe within the Farmhouse grounds with direct access to the heated pool from their front door. (The Farmhouse must be fully booked out in order to have the use of the annexe)
 
Poolside Studio

Our newly refurbished poolside studio sleeps two people in a modern open plan layout.


Number of rooms: 1 / Studio layout

Fully fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer and microwave.
Lounge area with views to the Mendips.
Double bed.
Large walk in shower
Outdoor seating next to our pool to enjoy the evening sun and al fresco dining.
Parking for one car .

There are 40 acres of open fields and woodland around Butcombe Farm to explore.
This property is available from Monday to Friday for short breaks.

This self-contained studio, is ideal for a romantic getaways, or as a bridal suite for wedding parties.

 

Butcombe History


Butcombe Farm is a typical Somerset house, complete with a 14th century 3-bay medieval open hall, once heated by an open-hearth fire rising from the ground floor to the sooted roof timbers.  The house is predominantly built of local materials, with beautifully coloured Mendip and Draycott stone, along with mullioned windows and door arches, and exposed timbers throughout.

The parish of Butcombe is evidently an ancient settlement since it was established at the time of the Doomsday Book in 1066.  There have been many changes and additions to the building over the years, including a 17th century service wing and kitchen, still today retaining some of the original doors and cupboards.

In the early 16th century, an additional 3 rooms were added to the house creating a master chamber.  Today the chambers still contain Tudor oak doorframes, arches and are accessed by a stunning worn spiral stone staircase.  A secret Priest hole has been discovered within this chamber.

Butcombe Farm itself has its own wood, ‘Hangman’s Wood’ so called as it is believed that George Jeffreys (the infamous Hanging Judge Jeffreys) hanged several people there in the 1680’s.  His brutal reign as Lord Chancellor under King James II led to 320 hangings, and the Judge was said to have lived at Butcombe Farm for a brief period.

Butcombe Barrow.  Just to the southwest of the barrow, on the top of the hillock, another slight mound can be made out, with some rocks visible sticking out of the ground. Was this once possibly a cairn, with some form of entrance structure from the northwest, or some other Iron Age construction? From this point, the two rocky outcrops curve in and converge to a linear feature which can clearly be seen running down the hill to the south east, and there are a few reasonably large stones still sticking out of the ground marking its position. This structure is aligned directly to the Fairy Toot barrow, and to this day still makes a part of a county boundary. An excavation was carried out here in 1946, and many remains of iron age occupation were found around the hilltop.

Today, Butcombe is no longer a working farm but is used as stunning holiday accommodation, available throughout the year.

 

Out and About
Eating / Drinking Out
Whilst we do not offer Lunch / evening meals, we would recommend The Duck at Burtle, This is part of the same group as Butcombe Farm.

The Duck is a restaurant, bar and snug located on a quiet rural country spot in Burtle Somerset. With a modern country feel to the building, overlooking the Somerset levels and a duck waddle from the South Drain river.

Situated in the Mendip hills, Close to walks and attraction all year round, you'll be proud to bring your friends and family to The Star Inn situated in the village of Star for our delicious home cooked fresh pub favourites and Sunday Roast Dinners.