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Bohème | Large Self-Catering Barn with Indoor Pool | Somerset

Prepare to be dumbfounded by the magnetism of Bohème; a 16th century former cider press turned boho farmhouse. This large luxury self-catering home sits just over the Devon border in Somerset and blends original character features with exceptional interior design in the most fashionable modern-rustic manner, all wrapped up in 100 acres of pastoral paradise.

Luxury self-catering farmhouse with swimming pool in Stawley, Somerset


Nestled within a secluded smallholding near the Devon and Somerset border sits Bohème; a luxury large self-catering home designed with the grandest of gatherings in mind. With its neighbouring hamlets flaunting such delightful names as Appley and Kittisford, the village of Stawley is the picture of a bucolic idyll. The renovations of this boho farmhouse included eco-friendly enhancements and local materials to retain a pared-back, rough luxe style. Hidden behind the three metre-high reclaimed oak front doors awaits a ‘land of milk and honey’-type retreat, where both old fashioned and modern day luxuries can be found in abundance.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Arranged in a unique horseshoe formation, nine beautifully-appointed bedrooms sit across from the cool and cavernous living area. The ground floor has four bedrooms, one WC and two family bathrooms with separate showers. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms, one bedroom with an en suite bathroom and two bedrooms sharing a family bathroom. The tenth bedroom is a secret bolthole with private shower and views over the cinema room. What they all have in common is fine white linens and soft plump pillows, ensuring deep sleeps all around.


On a sunny weekend, take the party to the Quantock Hills armed with an icebox of chilled champagne bottles and wicker baskets overflowing with juicy strawberries and clotted cream. Follow in the footsteps of Coleridge and Wordsworth as you ramble across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to find a hidden spot for a wild swim and a picnic by one of the waterfalls. Back at the ranch, the olive tree courtyard will provide a sophisticated playground for the evening’s entertainment; think smoky barbecue feasts, games of skittles and barn dancing in the moonlight.

For Relaxation

A morning swim in the 15 metre indoor heated pool followed by a spot of yoga on the lawn is a fine way to start the day here at Bohème. The rolling country vistas and fresh Somerset air is sure to rest and rejuvenate all those who stay. Families and large groups will find their own little piece of heaven right on the doorstep; whether it be in the sweet harmony from the 27 species of birds which flit about the farm, in a peaceful hour spent reading a book under the olive trees, or perhaps in the taste of your own homemade pie made with berries plucked from the hedgerows. The cinema room invites the whole group to come together for dramatic movie nights by the flickering open fire.


Up to 10 cars can park outside where there is also a Tesla and universal electric car charger point. The courtyard garden is fully enclosed and the owners live next door. The kitchen has a double and single oven with seven hobs in total, two American fridge freezers, two dishwashers and a Nespresso coffee machine. There are two washer dryers in the utility room.


  • SleepsUp to 20 guests
    From £5,650 per week, £4,595 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 10 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels, logs for the fire (enough to get you started)Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsZip Link Beds: Ten super king-size zip-and-link bedrooms, all of which can be arranged as twins
  • BathroomsThree family bathrooms and four en suite bathrooms
  • FamilyChildren: Children and babies are very welcomeCots: Two cots are availableHighchairs: Two highchairs are available
  • BBQYes, there is a extra large Big Green Egg
  • Features15 metre heated indoor pool, Tesla electric car charger, universal electric car charger, table tennis, pool table, fire pit, entertainment room with cinema projector
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod ConsTV with DVD player, BenQ projector, underfloor heating in the dining and living areasInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Eco-friendlySpring water, Biomas heating and hidden solar panels
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsView floor planRecommend to a friend

Style: Boho meets Soho at this stylish country retreat with a laid-back ambiance. Eclectic Moroccan-inspired furnishings and Barneby Gates textiles bring a subtle bohemian vibe to a clean, natural living space.

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Our Take

Property Owner Minky says

As the evening sun goes down, I love the way the sunlight reflects on the pool. The Somerset stone wall glistens with the water ripples which exaggerates the stunning view and peaceful position of the property; a perfect time to relax, unwind and enjoy a sun downer with friends and family.

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Unique Extras

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Stawley, Somerset to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Blackdown Hills The Blackdown Hills have been protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1991. Steep ridges, high plateau, valleys and springs create a charming mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features.

Country Sports Based near Taunton, Birds Hill Days can bring countryside sports to guests staying at Bohème so you won't even have to leave the grounds. Their skilled instructors offer a range of activities including archery, fencing and clay shooting. 

All Creatures Great and Small  With a lively collection of fish, birds, spiders and snakes, nearby Tropiquaria is an unusual location housed in an disused radio station but fantastic for children. Rainy days will see children of all ages enjoying the pirate ships and cafe, indoor soft play and outdoor playground.

Houses and Gardens Knightshayes is your local National Trust property with stunning house and gardens, cafe and a gift shop. It also has the most beautiful walled kitchen garden you will ever see! The Hestercombe Gardens Project boasts stunning temples, lakes and formal beds and is the combined work of design greats Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens. 

Walking There are wonderful walks around the 100 acre estate so feel to wander at your leisure. A family favourite is to go down to the River Tone to play in and beside the beautiful waterfalls. Go over the bridge (which is great for Pooh Sticks), and you will find the waterfalls. If you carry on past the waterfalls, the track will eventually take you to the Mill and then bring you back to Stawley and back up the hill.



Almost every component of this unique barn renovation was sourced locally; from the stone to the wood and spring-fed pool, so be inspired by the owner’s ethos and eat farm fresh local produce on your holiday. A little drive but worth a visit is Darts Farm in Topsham, recently awarded Best Farm Shop in the UK. Nearer home, Appley has a sweet village shop for all the essentials, and when in season the owners invite you to pick apples, pears and berries from the pool garden.

In-House Cuisine

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 party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).  

Eating Out

In a pretty setting, White Post Nursery is great for a light lunch, loose leaf tea or fresh coffee served from a log cabin. For a sophisticated supper head to Mint and Mustard, described by Tatler as "knock-your-socks-off-brilliant".

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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