Reviews

      Our group of four families stayed at Swallet Farm for two days for a birthday celebration. It's the perfect setting for a large group get together. Very comfortable and cozy inside, with well-appointed kitchen and great dining room. Outside you're immediately surrounded by nature, nestled in the heart of the Mendips. Dan and Jane were fantastic hosts, very welcoming and couldn't have been more accomodating.

    thumb Nick
    11/07/2021

      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.

    thumb L
    2/09/2020

      An excellent venue for large parties. Extremely good hosts, who were flexible and accommodating throughout our stay. Beautiful surrounding area. Many activities accessible within short driving distance.

    thumb Callum
    10/17/2021

      Just fantastic!

    thumb Rosalind
    9/06/2019

      What a fantastic property! Jane, Dan and Martin were so accommodating and made us feel so welcome. Swallet Farm is perfect for big groups, and we’re already hoping to stay again next year.

    thumb Suzie
    9/05/2021

      Fantastic place, hosts were really helpful. Perfect for a large group

    thumb Dave
    7/25/2021

      Perfect for our stag do.
    We had 20 people in the end and we all had our own beds which you don’t find in many other places.
    The house is out of the way of anything so we enjoyed making a bit of noise and not worrying about it.
    The house is lovely and has everything you need for a good time.
    We went to the town of wells the first night for some drinks and taxis were no issue and Saturday we went into Bristol and again got back fine.
    Would happily return with a big group. Would like to explore the area a bit more and go for some walks.
    Some activities onsite we didn’t do but looked a lot of fun need more than a weekend.
    Thank you for a fun stay
    Max

    thumb Max
    10/10/2021

      Nice place for a casual weekend away with friends

    thumb Lydia
    2/16/2020

      Had a great stag at this property, would highly recommend.

    thumb Adrian
    7/18/2021

      Amazing place with great hosts. There were 18 of us on a stag weekend and everything was perfect. We were left to our own devices but Jane was quick to come and help with a couple of things when we needed.
    Really enjoyed being able to all sit together for meals inside or outside, making use of the ping pong table and sitting round the fire till the early hours. Plenty of beds, showers, toilets, etc. Would definitely recommend!

    thumb Ryan
    8/22/2021

      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.

    thumb Joe
    9/06/2020

      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.

    thumb Joseph
    8/30/2020

      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!

    thumb Sid
    12/19/2021

      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!

    thumb Esme
    12/12/2021

      We were looking for somewhere to stay as a large family. There were 12 of us in total. We wanted to be able to eat together and socialise together, but also have enough space to enjoy.
    This place was perfect!!!!
    Huge dining room inside with large table to seat everyone and more and the same outside too . Lovely cosy living room with a proper fireplace. Giant kitchen/kitchens, with everything you need to cater for large groups. Plenty of fridge and freezer space too. We were able to get a food shop delivered by Tesco so we didn’t have to go anywhere and only had to pack clothes to take with us.
    The house is gorgeous and everything was lovely and clean, the grounds and setting are also beautiful. The house is down a track, so you have that lovely secluded feeling, but the nearest pub is less than 10 mins walk away. We had some lovely meals there, they were very accommodating to our larger group.
    The hosts, who live on site were brilliant, they live separately next door. They were welcoming and then left us to our own devices and didn’t encroach on us at all. They were very helpful when we needed them too.
    We had two children with us who loved exploring the house and grounds and managed to get a few games of cricket in with the adults in the fields surrounding the property.
    We were a tad dubious of the shower block and cubicle toilets downstairs, but actually this worked out perfectly as toilets when having drinks and BBQ outside (there were toilets upstairs for during the night too) and the showers worked well for us as all the rooms had sinks in them too.
    The bedrooms are large, with plenty of storage and split nicely to accompanied our party.
    The pictures don’t do this place justice.

    thumb Trevor
    8/21/2020

      Great stay, very accommodating great host

    thumb Sophie
    1/26/2020

      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.

    thumb Rachel
    10/03/2021

      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.

    thumb Ben
    9/19/2021