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Owls Retreat

(Ref. 1104347)

Brean, Somerset Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Yet another amazing month at the cottage."

    Comfortable, clean and very welcoming. The welcome basket is a perfect start to any break. The hosts Jane and David are excellent. They are on hand should there be a problem. The extra bonus of having the horses on site was perfect and the surrounding fields ext. were great for walking the dog. I would recommend visitors to stay there. A truly peaceful place to stay. Hopefully, we will do it all again next year.

    Reviewed by Marsha5.0Jan 2024

  • "Had a lovely week at the cottage."

    Beautiful spot. We were a bit chilly at night as the cottages are being updated and ours had no heaters but we snuggled in front of the fire. Oreo the sheep dog was a welcome visitor. Such a friendly boy and the kittens were gorgeous. Took my mom and dad who stayed in Carthouse. Would definitely return.

    Hi. There is heating and Owls Retreat has the new heaters on the wall. The remote controls are on the wall next to each heater in every room. These are also air conditioning units. I’m so sorry you were cold and thought there was no heating. I wish you had asked me -nothing worse than being cold. The ironic thing is Owls Retreat has the most efficient heating system Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Sep 2023

  • "Whilst the cottage was great for our needs and had everything we required and was comfortable I do feel that the kitchen area and the bathrooms could do with being updated as they looked and seemed very tired."

    The location was great and central to where we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Sep 2023

  • "Pleasantly surprised with the welcome hamper."

    Impressed by the quality of the carpets, bedding, furniture, etc. Wi-Fi, new tv, all sparkling clean. Loved the situation having horses almost looking into the windows and able to see the ménage too. Our little dog soon made friends with Oreo the farm collie who knew he could not come into the open door but sat outside. The air conditioning in all rooms was a joy because we had a the September heatwave. Close to dog friendly beaches with parking on the beach.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our second year staying at hope farm we absolutely love the location it’s very peaceful and only a 10 minute drive into Weston."

    The owners are very friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. On arrival you receive a little welcome hamper this is a lovely touch. It’s great for the kids to run around and Jane their freedom with a games room and swings. We will see you next year.

    Reviewed by Simone3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Owls Retreat."

    The accommodation is a first class home from home. A lovely peaceful setting but within easy reach of landmarks. Jane, the owner, is really helpful. Loved looking at the horses from my bedroom window. Will definitely return and highly recommend to anyone else.

    Reviewed by Lynbe5.0Aug 2023

  • "An absolutely ideal place to relax and unwind."

    Perfectly situated between 2 tourist areas with lovely beaches and entertainment. The accommodation has everything you could need and is immaculately presented. Perfect for our children as the farm is so safe and has a great play area and games room. Also perfect for our dog who made friends with Oreo, the farm dog as did our 5 year old son! Lovely little touches such as a lovely hamper on arrival and miniature toiletries. We will definitely be back and had such a lovely week. Would definitely recommend. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay beautiful cottage everything lovely and clean would definitely love to go back and a lovely basket of goodies with the most wonderful jam in on arrival after the long journey’."

    Highly recommend thank you jane x

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful four night stay,definetly be coming back."

    Jane is a remarkable host.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay and accepting my last minute booking."

    The basket of bread, jam, cakes etc. waiting in the kitchen, was a lovely surprise and much needed after my journey. The cottage was excellent, very clean and had everything you needed. I would recommend a stay here especially if you have a dog as they are made to feel just as welcome.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at Owls Retreat, the cottage was beautiful and we all really enjoyed our stay."

    The area is very relaxing and quiet, just what we wanted. My two daughters also loved playing in the garden with their dog, and watching the horses from their bedroom window. The owner is a lovely lady and made us feel very welcome, we also had a welcome gift basket waiting for us on arrival which was a surprise! Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stayed at Owls Retreat at Hope Farm from 9/6/23 to 16/6/23."

    On arrival there was a basket of groceries with bread,jams etc left nice surprise. The cottage was lovely & clean with containing all we needed, the 2 bedrooms were lovely & roomy, beds comfy with the addition of en-suite bathroom's. Able to get to surrounding places easy, Jane the owner was a lovely lady, was lovely watching their horses & pony being exercised each morning & evening. There was also a place to play pool, tabletennis etc & a selection of books to borrow, excellent place to stop, definitely will go back. The weather was sunny & hot. Would recommend this place for a lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cosy bungalow."

    Lovely to see the horses being trained in the menage Some cutlery had been put away in the drawer dirty, cutlery was a little inferior, not a full matching set The welcome hamper was a lovely touch Location of bungalow was good for visiting various beaches Great that the bungalow was dog friendly

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely owners and property."

    Welcomed with humper - thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned home after spending a month at the cottage."

    We highly recommend staying at Hope Farm. The cottage was really comfortable and cosy. The hosts were amazing. We cannot fault the cottage at all. We will return at sometime, possibly next January.

    Reviewed by Marsha5.0Jan 2023

  • "Cottage much more comfortable now new owners have taken over."

    Cozy and warm - beds and sofas much more comfortable. Perfect for our Christmas stay. Would be perfect in summer as a place to get away from it all but still within easy reach of attractions and beaches in the area. Thanks you for a very pleasant stay

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Owls Retreat, the cottage is set in a quiet location and was clean, comfortable and cosy, everything was provided and the little welcome hamper was a nice touch."

    There was a little mishap at the cottage prior to our arrival but we were informed in advance and the owners went above and beyond to sort it out before we got there and it didn't impact our stay at all. We don't always return somewhere but we will definitely stay here again. Can thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Nov 2022

  • "Had a Fab Four days at owls retreat."

    The owners left us a lovely hamper which after a long drive was very appreciated. The beds are so comfy and we all slept soundly. All rooms have heating and were very effective in heating quickly. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could need and the decor was clean and homely. We had a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings would definitely recommend and would visit again. Thank you Owl Retreat for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in one of the lovely cottages."

    Would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a great stay , plenty to see in the area ."

    Reviewed by Frank3.8Oct 2022

  • "Everything was great for our weekend away."

    The cottage had everything we needed. It was clean and tidy and well equipped and a lovely hamper of local food was provided. It was wonderful to know we could take our 2 dogs (not 1 like in the advert) and even a dog bowl, towel and blanket was provided. My only negative feedback would be the quilt was far to thick for this time of year and so was very hot at night but guess that’s my personal preference. Will definitely be a place we will return to!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was clean and comfortable and perfectly adequate for a week's holiday."

    Perhaps the owners might have considered leaving a few cleaning materials in the property and extra binbag. However we enjoyed the week's stay and particularly visiting Brean beach and Brean point great for walking and views.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Sep 2022

  • "First time staying at Hope Farm, we stayed in Owls Retreat cottage."

    It has been updated to a great standard, and very clean and tidy. We recieved a very warm welcome from the owners and their daughter on Arrival. On entering the cottage a lovely homemade hamper with Local produce welcomed us, which was a lovely surprise. The cottage was well equipped and very clean with lovely bedding and towels and little spa samples. There is a games room in the barn so great for the kids to go and use to give you a break..It's such a peaceful area and was lovely to come back to after a busy day to relax. Throughout the stay Jane was very lovely and even took our daughter to feed the horses which she loved. Would definitely go back and also recommend to others, very close to brean and weston super mare, and some lovely restaurants which are all mentioned in the welcome book. Thank you Jane, David and mia

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at Owls Retreat."

    We chose this accommodation as we took the mother in law who is a wheelchair user and the cottage is on one level. As soon as we arrived the owner saw the wheelchair and brought a ramp over to aid access, a nice touch. We also have a dog and the large secure paddock behind the cottage was very handy to let her have a sniff around and do her business. Don't forget to pick up the poo! The farm Collie dog Oreo is so friendly, when our dog decided to have a bark and a growl at her she just turned and walked away. Such a chilled dog. All in all we had a very relaxing stay and have recommended the accommodation to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "This property states it is dog friendly but considering it’s location is on a country lane I would have hoped for somewhere that your dog can go to the toilet."

    We couldn’t have our dog in the open garden as it wasn’t secure at all and the owners dog clearly didn’t like mine.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8Jul 2022

  • "We booked a last minute break and wasn’t disappointed."

    The cottage was well equipped and cosy. The owners were so friendly and welcoming, even showing our little boy the pony. It’s the perfect base for getting to Weston and burnham. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2022

  • "The phone number for the owner given on line is incorrect."

    The correct one is in the information folder in the cottage. The hot water heater was not turned on when I arrived. The hot water tap in the kitchen takes a very long time to run hot so water is wasted. Some egg cups would be useful! This is a pretty, well equipped cottage in attractive surroundings.

    Hi many thanks for your feedback. There are egg cups I ran over to check when I read this but they don’t look like traditional ones so not easy to spot! The water heaters are being replaced work starts tomorrow and we had to wait for a window when the cottages were free to replace. I agree they are a nightmare we inherited them from the previous owners and have been desperate to take out! Sorry for the inconvenience hopefully if you return you will see the improvement of hot water Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.1Jun 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting are with electric fire
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Standalone games room located in the barn, this is communal and accessed by the other properties
  • Garden with lawn and furniture, communal play area available for guest use
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 2.2 miles.

The property

Brean 3.3 miles.

Located on Hope Farm in Lympsham near Brean, Somerset, is this charming two-bedroom cottage, Owls Retreat.

Dogs are welcome at Oak Tree, which is located on the grounds of the owner's home and offers convenient access to a good selection of beautiful beaches and the Mendip Hills AONB.

After parking up, be greeted by a delightful courtyard where you will find your own private garden with picnic bench, ideal for alfresco dining or savouring your morning coffee.

Step into the open-plan living space, where you can relax on the plush seating in the sitting room after your journey and select a much-loved film from the TV as your canine companion curls up in front of the electric fire.

Cook up delicious meals in the well-equipped kitchen, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a bottle of wine.

Enjoy indulgent soaks in the bath in one of two en-suite bathrooms, also with overhead showers so you can rinse off sandy toes after a day spent at Weston-super-Mare Beach.

When sleep calls, retire to one of two well-presented bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with plenty of storage for your belongings.

After a hearty breakfast and a steaming cup of coffee, why not explore the farm.

For a relaxing retreat in Somerset, choose Owls Retreat.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1096804, 1104348 and 1104349, together sleeping up to 20 guests.

The Hope Farm Cottages

The Hope Farm Cottages consists of four well-appointed cottages resting on the outskirts of Lympsham in Somerset. This collection offers open-plan, pet-friendly ground-floor accommodation with well-equipped kitchens, inviting sitting rooms with electric fire and TV, and private gardens with picnic benches, as well as access to the communal play area for the little ones, making it a wonderful base for couples or families. The surroundings enjoy rural countryside, where you will find the attractions of a 15th-century church, a cricket pitch and the Pavilion. If you don’t fancy cooking, treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal at The Hobbs Boat, where you can enjoy delicious pub classics and local ales within a relaxed and welcoming setting. Within easy reach of the village is the bustling Weston-super-Mare, where you will discover the attractions of Weston-super-Mare Beach, Water Adventure Play Park, Weston Museum and Weston-super-Mare Golf Club, or perhaps make your way into the Mendip Hills AONB, where you will find further attractions including the Cheddar Gorge, Dolebury Warren Iron Age Hill Fort and Blagdon Lake. Offering the best of the coast and country, secure your stay at The Hope Farm Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

BREAN

Burnham-on-Sea 4 miles; Weston-super-Mare 9 miles; Glastonbury 20 miles.

The village of Brean is situated on the Somerset coast, between ever-popular Weston-super-Mare and delightful Burnham-on-Sea. A popular holiday destination, ideal for families, the village offers a fun amusement park, a range of shops and pubs and a sandy beach. Less than 10 miles away is the traditional seaside town Weston-super-Mare, offering awarding-winning sandy beaches, donkey rides, water sports, restaurants and shops as well as the Playhouse, Winter Gardens and the Grand Pier. Burnham-on-Sea is also within easy reach and boasts seven miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, sailing, fishing, a theatre, cinema, swimming pool and sports academy, gardens, bi-annual food and drink festivals, live music, Guy Fawkes carnival, and a 36 hole championship golf course. The famous Cheddar Caves and Gorge, with amazing clifftop walks, are less than an hour away, as is historic Wells with its beautiful cathedral. Glastonbury, with its mystical connections to King Arthur is central to the Avalon marshes, one of the largest lowland wetlands in the UK, a complex landscape teeming with wildlife. Further afield, you can enjoy the breathtaking coastline, cliffs, sheltered bays and the famous wild ponies of the beautiful Exmoor National Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas