Pack your wax jacket and wellingtons and head to Caspian Ranch, an ultra-luxe converted barn burrowed on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park. Set within acres of Somerset’s most spectacular scenery, this luxury self-catering retreat is as country chic as they come; featuring inspired rustic interiors, a huge centrepiece fireplace and neigh(!)bouring stables for your own horses should you wish to cart them along too.
Hidden down a meandering track near Dulverton, the southern gateway to Exmoor National Park, this 18th Century hayloft has been lovingly restored into a luxury self-catering farmhouse, superb for family gatherings and grown-up country escapes. Those looking for an equestrian experience with a difference will be spoilt for choice, with plenty of bucolic bridal ways and opportunities for galloping across Exmoor on horseback with the wind in your hair, leaving all your troubles far behind…
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
When twilight falls over Caspian Ranch, hit the hay in one of the sumptuous bedrooms, each dressed in luxurious linens, cushy pillows and stylish sheepskin throws. The master en suite bedroom boasts a king-size bed, separate shower and deep bath tub; the perfect remedy for tired body soaks after blustery country rambles. Adjacent is one of the en suite zip-and-link twin bedrooms complete with walk-in rain shower, WC and shaggy rugs underfoot – ensuring cosiness from head to toe. On the opposite side of the horseshoe shaped barn sits a second twin bedroom and king-size bedroom with en suite shower room.
Set amid expanses of rolling hills and huge open skies, the east-facing balcony offers views to take your breath away. Spend mornings sipping on fresh steaming coffee and mapping out the day’s adventures on the balcony as you watch the sun rise over the horizon. Adrenaline addicts will not be far from a wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling down craggy rock faces. For those who prefer indoor comforts, nearby Dulverton delivers a relaxed country-town vibe with a variety of independent shops and award-winning eateries to discover.
After a day exploring the heather-clad moorland and wild valleys to the west, hang your hat before retiring beside the crackling wood burner, where the flickering flames and underfloor heating will make you feel right at home. Pour a large glass of something warming and unwind in the stylish realms of the open plan kitchen-dining area as dusk begins to settle outside. After-dark escapades don’t get much more romantic than up on Exmoor National Park; the only place in England to be awarded a special protected status for its night sky. Drive up during a meteor shower with blankets and a flask of hot chocolate, and expect to see up to sixty shooting stars an hour!
There is parking for two cars in the opposite barn plus further room on the driveway for additional cars. The property is well-equipped with an electric double oven, Dolche Gusto coffee machine, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The property owners live opposite.
- SleepsUp to 8 guests
- Alternative Group OptionUp to 4 guests
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- Personally VisitedYes
- BedroomsDoubles: Two king-size bedroomsTwins: One twin bedroomZip Link Beds: One zip-and-link bedroom
- BathroomsAll bedrooms are en suite with either a bath tub, separate shower or both
- FamilyChildren: Children are very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
- BBQYes, a coal barbecue is provided
- FeaturesThere are stables on site for up to three horses
- PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
Each pet is charged at £60.00 per week or part thereof
- Mod Cons55 inch TV, Wii, DVD player, iMac, iPod dock station, electric double oven and grill, induction hob and fridge-freezer and microwaveInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
- Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
- RestrictionsThe owners kindly request that dogs sleep in the utility or boot room at night
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AROUND THE PROPERTY
Style: The exposed stone walls and oak beams make this luxury barn conversion furiously stylish. Inside, sleek design and modern finishes are softened by tweed cushions and shaggy throws throughout.
Marketing and PR Assistant Harriet says
Bareback horse riding, stargazing on a still evening and long, bubbly soaks in the deep bath tub is what this luxury home stay is all about - country living at its finest!
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FOOD AND DRINK
The well-equipped open plan kitchen area allows budding chefs to be kept company whilst preparing a culinary feast for all. The outside dining area to the east of the barn is just as perfect for western-style cook–offs over hot coals as it is for romantic candlelit dinners beneath the starlit sky. Foodies will be pleased with the variety of farm shops near by, Farthings comes highly recommended for great local produce and friendly staff.
If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your loved one (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).
There is a selection of recommended restaurants within easy reach of Caspian Ranch, be sure to sample the award-winning cuisine at Woods in Dulverton offering a British menu with French influences. Head to The Bridge Inn for local cask ales and hearty pub lunches.
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