Lovely get away, loved seeing the pigs on site. Great for large groups. There are several showers but no baths (just an FYI for anyone requiring a bath tub).
Stayed here with a stag group of 16 in September 2021. Great place to stay, great outside space including a firepit in a hollow away from the house that was perfect for a late night whisky.
Jane & Dan were great hosts, we had breakfast made by them onsite on both days which was of a high standard.
Plenty of room and rooms - worked really well for our group. Local pub (Castle of Comfort) 5 minute walk away with good food.
Thanks for a great stay!
Ben & group.
A fantastic weekend at this beautiful house. Hugely friendly welcome and a brilliant space, perfect for our stag weekend. Great quality/value catering too. Archery on-site and a great pub down to road too. Very much recommend a stay here!
Excellent air BnB for big groups. Very well stocked kitchen suitable for cooking big meals. Lovely countryside location with nice walks nearby. Cosy living room and fire. Thanks!
The farmhouse is wonderful and is ideal for large groups. Very clean and immaculately presented. Five minute walk from a food serving pub and short driving distance to anywhere else. Dan and Jane were very helpful as well as being local experts. Definitely recommended and would certainly book again in the future.
This house is ideal for a large family group. The house was very clean when we arrived and is well equipped, especially the kitchen.
Swallett Farm is a great place for a base from which to explore the surrounding area.
The host, Martin, is very helpful.
Brilliant stay in an incredible house that had access to a wide range of activities locally. The hosts seemed happy to have a big input into our time in terms of meals prepared and activities on offer, but were also just as happy leaving our group to our own devices. Can't recommend it enough.
Swallet Farm is the best decision I made for celebrating my 40th! A Swift drive to the beautiful Mendip AONB and Swallet Farm is amidst a scenic drive engulfed in greenery and trees. The farm itself is very clean and facilities are amazing. It can easily accommodate 26 people. The hosts - Martin and Jane are wonderful people. Jane prepared our breakfast which was out of the world. They have been very accommodating in letting us party for two consecutive days and been helpful all the time. I will recommend you to visit this beautiful slice of heaven in Somerset!
Great venue for stag or hen. The staff were very friendly and helpful if we needed anything.
There's a great kitchen if you're self catering and there are a few local pubs a short drive away.
With the exception of some communication/check-in issues, Swallet Farm proved a good place for a family get together.
The listing says that you'll be greeted on arrival by Martin and Jane but, in fact, my brother, who was one of the the early arrivals, was greeted by someone called Dan, whose main priority seemed to be to find out more about the two dogs we'd let Martin and Jane know we were bringing.
I mentioned the dogs when I booked and Martin thanked me for doing so. Later, he emailed asking for my email address "for our records". I pointed out that giving them my email address would violate Airbnb's Terms of Service and Martin said it was no problem and I wasn't obliged to provide it.
Dan however said that we should have been sent the pet policy but hadn't been because I "hadn't been forthcoming with [my] email address". He went on to say that if the dogs went round the back of the house, it would cause problems with a guard dog. And that "if one of the dogs chases the cat, my wife will go mental". Rather taken aback, my brother (who isn't one of the dog owners) requested the policy and was given a several-page document, which was not consistent with the house manual, which made stipulations that we would have needed to know about in advance and which concluded that failure to adhere could result in us being asked to leave. This left us concerned all weekend that we would do something that would result in a falling-out with the owners, or even a financial penalty.
However, we loved the big lounge with lots of squishy sofas, an open fire at one end and a woodburner at the other, and appreciated that both fires were laid ready to be lit and enough logs and kindling were provided to last us the weekend.
The large kitchen is excellently equipped (although the freezer is a long way from the kitchen - in the shower room, in the other wing of the house) and the long dining room enabled the 14 of us to sit down for a meal together.
The shower room, with several large shower cubicles, is something of a contrast to the cosiness of the rest of the house. It was chilly, the soap dispensers were empty and water is only available by pressing a button every minute or so, but it was functional and plenty of towels were provided (and, conveniently, each bedroom has a sink).
The building has two wings, which means that those who don't want to be disturbed by the ones that stay up later can be allocated rooms away from the lounge.
Be aware that getting to the bedrooms from the lounge/kitchen area involves either ascending a steep, spiral, stone staircase or going outside, which wouldn't be ideal for anyone with mobility issues.
There is wifi but it's only available in some areas of the house and you have to go through rather a laborious sign-in process each time you use it. The setting is delightfully peaceful and feels remote from urban life so perhaps best to make the most of it by staying offline as much as you can!
Parking is on-site and easy and there are lovely places to walk right on the doorstep.
Overall, apart from some mostly minor issues which could be resolved through better communication and more information in the listing, we enjoyed our stay at Swallet Farm.