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The Roundhouse

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Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Mendip Hills, Somerset Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A really quirky place to stay."

    This is not the place if you want high tech and luxury, its more a place to get away and relax (we did have mobile signal though). Helen and Brock were friendly and approachable. It was great to walk around and talk to Brock, and his friends, about what they are trying to achieve on the farm.

    Reviewed by Dave4.4Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful & unique holiday home that Brock & Helen have clearly worked hard to create."

    Lovely location on the family farm where everything they do is focussed on being eco friendly and organic.

    Hi Mark thank you so much for your lovely comments, we really appreciate them. It was so lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you got to do so much during your stay. I do hope we get to see you again sometime and maybe they'll be a different flavour jam for your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "I don't think I've taken or seen a single photograph that does this place the justice it deserves."

    If you love a bit of natural light and usually reside in a dingy terrace like we do this is literally a dream come true. Didn't know how we'd feel about the compost toilet having never used one but it was perfectly fine and what shocked me most was it didn't smell at all! Only thing I would say is, I'm by no means short (5ft 6) and when I sat on the loo I couldnt touch the floor, which was a bit bizarre (maybe the owners could consider a little foot stool). Was really surprised by the amount of reviews in the guestbook at the roundhouse as I couldn't find many at all online which I think again isn't giving this place the online presence it deserves! (Would have loved to have signed the guestbook but sadly we were unable to find a pen!) The owners were lovely, they accommodate us arriving a day later than planned and they also kindly left us a bottle of drink as a gift for my 30th. We didn't see them but we only spent the evenings and early mornings at the roundhouse. We spent 48 hours almost exactly at the roundhouse and managed to pack in a trip to Bath, Longleat, Wookey Hole and finally a stop at Wells before getting back home to Essex by a reasonable 7pm. Thank you for having us and quite honestly I will miss the roundhouse! The sun coming through the trees and reflecting onto the walls and don't get me started on that beautiful skylight! Thank you!

    Oh wow Rosie, thank you so very much for your feedback, it is really helpful for us to know about these details, so I do appreciate all that you've written. Firstly I am so glad you had a wonderful time and got to see some local attractions and enjoyed so much about The Roundhouse - it really means a lot to us to know that. Absolutely yes to a footstool in the toilet! There is actually one in the wardrobe next to the toilet door, but I now know the importance of communicating that rather than assuming guests will find it!! And I will definitely make sure there are some pens left in The Roundhouse so guests can write in the Guest Book.. I'm sorry we didn't get to see you in person - I love to meet our guests and invariably end up having long chats about all manner of things! And I do hope you will return, it would be lovely to have you stay again - maybe for your 31st birthday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0May 2023

  • "Basically all I can say is it was a complete privilege to have found this little ..."

    Basically all I can say is it was a complete privilege to have found this little castle of comfort for a week in a beautiful part of Somerset,the hosts couldn't do enough for you, nothing was a problem for them,

    Thank you so much George, your comments are so generous and it is our pleasure to share our farm and The Roundhouse with our guests. And I love "Castle of Comfort" - what a beautiful description! Hopefully see you sometime soon, we would love to host you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2023

  • "I honestly could not fault this stay!"

    Helen was the perfect host too, a very lovely and accommodating lady who ensured we had everything we need. The fire kept us warm the entire time it heats the whole yurt up well, huge thanks again Helen :)

    Aw that is so lovely - thank you so much. Your feedback is much appreciated. It was great to meet you and please return any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous, peaceful and stunning property with wonderful helpful hosts."

    The Roundhouse was just perfect. Great location for exploring the area. Thank you both.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, they are much appreciated. It as really lovely to meet you and we would love to welcome you here again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very impressive hand built Yurt in its own grounds."

    Great facilities and nice to have everything in one space. Undercover outdoor eating area and separate seating area were very nice to have - but after all the good weather the plants had grown a lot more than in the photo on the listing, so could do with a trim back.

    Hi Douglas thank you so much for coming to stay and your lovely comments.. and yes, you are absolutely right about the garden so we have now given it a good tidy up. I really appreciate your feedback as it helps us to see things we don't always notice! with kind regards Helen and Brock Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "We absolutely loved the roundhouse!"

    It is beautifully constructed and the owners have put so much thought into it. Helen and Brock were brilliant hosts and even left mini hot water bottles in our children's beds. The roundhouse was much more spacious that we'd expected and really cosy with the wood burner. We also loved exploring the farm and visiting the pigs. The location was great too and we enjoyed visiting Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury. Thanks so much, Helen and Brock! We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Rosia4.4Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time spent here."

    It was so relaxing we actually didn’t want to leave to explore local attractions, The Roundhouse was more than enough for us. In a beautiful setting we did walk around the Farm and enjoyed seeing all the animals and wildlife. Great little kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. Could not fault the place at all, the owners are very nice to. Will definitely look to come back again.

    Reviewed by Annemarie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay, despite the storm outside - such an unusual setting and so relaxing."

    We would definitely love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2022

  • "In a nut shell, a beautiful place."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "Super little bolt hole if you want to get away from it all."

    We didn’t meet our host but communication with Helen was superb and she was very helpful when I had any questions.

    Reviewed by E5.0Jul 2021

  • "Recently returned from a 5 day stay at the Roundhouse."

    It was such a wonderful place to escape from everyday life and immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside and nature, a real detox that both myself and my wife needed. Very peaceful and a very unique and magical accommodation with lovely hosts who are extremely warm, welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Calvin5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Roundhouse is a lovely peaceful quirky place to stay and we couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome by the hosts Helen & Brock, nothing was to much trouble."

    If you are looking for a peaceful away from it all experience then look no further. Don’t be put off by the compostable toilet, as a slightly OCD person I wasn’t at all sure about this but I need not have worried at all.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7May 2021

  • "The Roundhouse was much more than we expected , both in size and comfort as ..."

    The Roundhouse was much more than we expected , both in size and comfort as value for money The location was excellent and the owners Brock & Helen were friendly and helpfull - great host

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7May 2021

  • "If only there were more farms like this in the UK."

    All the animals are very well cared for and live a natural life. Love the ethics of the family who run this biodynamic farm. Nothing goes to waste and they should be proud of this environmentally friendly way of life. Perfect example of how we can work with nature rather than against it. Had the worst case of post holiday blues after this holiday came to and end, did not want to leave!!!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Roundhouse is amazing and would recommend to anyone."

    Its just what you need for a family of four we made all our meals at the roundhouse and the fire is amazing and keeps you really warm. Can’t fault anything! We had the most amazing week with two young children. Helen and Brock are just so kind and welcoming!! We can’t wait to book again. 5 star accommodation!!!!!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2020

  • "The hosts are amazing and very helpful."

    Great place with amazing local scenery with a great way of farming.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at the Roundhouse - really atmospheric and beautifully built."

    It's got everything you need - warm even on cold days with the woodburner and a good supply of hot water. I thought this was great value holiday for half-term and a nice, gentle introduction to more sustainable holidays for kids.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Oct 2019

  • "Was a beautifully unique house."

    Comfortable, quiet and private.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2019

  • "Didn't realise we would be sharing with quite as many spiders that we could see let alone the ones we couldn't."

    Understood the situation with the toilet, however, this was not cleaned until Wednesday and we were due to leave Friday and it did smell. Didn't feel we were able to wash properly due to the small bath and hand held shower as my partner is over 6 foot. The owners were lovely and very friendly, however, we could not relax and I love being in the country and roughing it but even still we left a day early. The property needs some fixing up as the photos are not true to state as were done when originally built some years ago.

    Reviewed by Kay1.3Sep 2019

  • "The Roundhouse is a superb little getaway."

    Very cosy and comfortable inside, but not at all cramped. Great care has been taken to make the Roundhouse ecofriendly , whilst also having enough of the day to day 'luxuries', such as hot water on demand, to ensure you don't have to 'rough it'. Lovely peaceful surroundings on an organic farm, which you can walk around freely and enjoy the beautiful countryside, and the farm animals. The owners are very helpful and really care about your stay. They are always available, whilst never being intrusive. The Roundhouse is well situated to visit attractions such as Bath, Wells, Glastonbury, Nunney Castle, etc, and has a good variety of pubs and eateries within a short driving distance.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful, peaceful space located on a quiet farm."

    Enjoyed the environmentally friendly approach to living and the opportunity to have a weekend away from busy life. Great hosts - in touch but not pushy. Roundhouse has the basics provided but at a high standard. Warm and cosy with space for our family of 4.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Nov 2018

  • "Relaxing and very friendly occupiers"

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Roundhouse lived up to our expectations in all ways."

    Perfect tranquility and peace in comfortable, immaculately clean surroundings. The owners could not have done more to make us feel welcome yet also allow us perfect peace and relaxation. A true getaway yet close to many spots for sight-seeing and experiences. A perfect retreat!

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely host, excellent location for exploring Somerset."

    If you don't like quiet it's not the place for you, no T.V. WiFi or radio ( which I think would be a good thing to take) Read the blurb about the accommodation so you know what is involved , it has a composting toilet which was no problem for us and it's the first time we have used one, ( just needs a little step for the more vertically challenged ) All in all we had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Jun 2018

  • "The holiday was great."

    Lovely location, accommodation and owners. Great for a romantic, relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by Lucille5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Roundhouse was a totally new experience for us and we loved it!"

    The hosts are really lovely and welcoming and the surroundings are beutiful. The weather was really cold but we remained nice and cosy. Total relaxation awaits at the Roundhouse.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely quirky yet comfortable and peaceful place."

    Lovely surrounding grounds and everything you could want.

    Reviewed by Enda5.0Feb 2018

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Roundhouse over the Easter holidays."

    Lovely accommodation perfectly located for vising Bath, Longleat, cheddar Gorge etc. Loved the Rayburn and countryside views, wish had time to go visit the pigs. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Alla4.8Apr 2017

  • "This was a great place located on an organic farm run by Helen and Brock who are passionate about the organic lifestyle and live it to the full."

    It was great to be allowed to sample this first hand and has converted me to buying as much organic produce as I can, my partner was already a convert. The roundhouse was warm and comfortable and we jutted loved the tranquility and back to nature aspects of this cottage. The bonus was looking up at the stars with no light pollution just marvellous. Our 8 year old boy loved feeding the pigs and our walks around this lovely area.

    Reviewed by William4.8Mar 2017

  • "This is the most relaxing romantic place ever ."

    beautifully crafted accomodation left in peace by owners and lots to visit within 30 mins of travelling . will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Nov 2016

  • "Very welcoming owners!"

    Fab place! Romantic and quirky!

    Reviewed by Sammy4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan yurt-style accommodation with 1 x four poster double bed, 2 x folding beds (on request before booking, please note: there is a £30 surcharge per additional guest payable directly to the owner), simple fitted kitchen area, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath (not full size), hand-held shower attachment and basin
  • Boot room with compost WC.
  • Heating from woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge
  • Generous starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Further logs can be purchased from the owner (seasoned wood only)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and 2 folding beds on request available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, covered patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: This property is on a working farm, therefore children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Geese, turkeys, ducks, cows, dogs, chickens, pigs and sheep on site
  • Note: No TV or WiFi

The property

Stratton-on-the-Fosse 1 mile.

For a completely different holiday experience, try this amazing handcrafted wooden Somerset roundhouse.

Set in the grounds of the owner's 40-acre organic farm, this Somerset cottage is near the village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills, 2 miles from Midsomer Norton and only 12 miles from historic Bath.

This unusual Somerset holiday cottage, 26' in diameter, offers a perfect romantic retreat for couples or a small family who would like to sample a different way of living.

The light and airy open plan interior of this Somerset holiday accommodation boasts a romantic handmade four poster bed, created from ash coppiced from the farm's own woodland, whilst the woodburning stove provides a warm cosy glow.

Outside, stroll straight from the door into the countryside and discover the nearby woodlands and valley, or just simply relax, sip a refreshing drink and take in the views across the fields.

On site, guests can purchase fresh organic homegrown produce including free range eggs and pork.

Then, walk off the excesses over to the nearby Mendip Hills or cycle to Mells, the home of Little Jack Horner of nursery rhyme fame.

The beautiful cities of Bath and Wells are a short drive from your Somerset holiday cottage, or alternatively, explore mystical Glastonbury, scenic Cheddar Gorge, or meet the witch at Wookey Hole Caves.

A truly original, unconventional and unforgettable holiday experience!

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About the location


Bath 12 miles.

The Somerset village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse straddles the Fosse Way, an ancient Roman road which linked the cities of Lincoln and Exeter. The village is about 12 miles from the centre of Bath, and offers a village pub, with the nearest shop located 1 mile away. Located on the eastern edge of the Mendip Hills, the area around the village provides great walks, as well as cycle trails along the old Somerset and Dorset railway. Near Stratton-on-the-Fosse there are many attractions including the Glastonbury Tor, Nunney Castle, Wells Cathedral and Priddy Nine Barrows. Twelve miles away is the beautiful city of Bath and no matter what time of year you visit, there is something for everyone including the stunning architecture of its Georgian terraces, music festivals galore, the Christmas markets, the Roman Baths, plenty of specialist shops and of course the Thermal Bath Spa, Britain’s only natural spa where you can indulge yourself under a starlit sky.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas