The Upper High Street Residence No 1

somerset, england
3 bedroom - 1 bath
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Travel dates:
£283 - £401 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

A fun family studio in Castle Cary, Somerset with quirky interiors and a popular picturesque village within walking distance. It sleeps 6 + 2. This is a great spot for creative parents seeking an easy getaway. There’s a dedicated work space in the living area (and fast fiber WiFi) for those working from home, and the parents room is tucked away from the kids bedroom for a quiet night’s sleep. Gather the kids around the wood-burner for cozy winter nights or watch a film on the movie projector while you prepare family meals in the neighboring open plan kitchen. For date nights or easy family meals, head into the local village where you’ll find traditional pubs and kid-friendly eateries. Ask the hosts for local babysitter recommendations, private catering or housekeeping services to make your stay even more special.

Why Kids Love it

The space here is fun and safe, with a feature wall full of antique toys on display. The large table doubles as a full size table tennis table for family matches. You’ll find lots of books and games in the bookshelves and a hanging chair in the bunk room which kids will love. It’s 10 minutes’ walk to Fairfield playing fields and skate park, and there are tennis courts at the local leisure center. You’re likely to see matches being played on the lawns at Castle Cary Cricket Club during the summer months too (5 minutes’ walk). Somerset is known to be a popular location for family vacations: it’s just half an hour’s drive from Longleat safari park, where you can see jungle animals up close and enjoy rides and amusements.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights. Safety notes: the space is open plan and 2 of the 3 bedrooms are located behind double-glazed panels and curtains. The primary bedroom is separate from the other areas. The property is part of an enclosed group of 4 contemporary properties. Key boxes allow for access at any time. Parking is available for XX cars - car rental is recommended if you want to explore the region. The nearest train station is Castle Cary (5 minutes’ drive) for trains to London (1 hour 50 minutes). London’s Heathrow airport is 2.5 hours away by car; Bristol airport is less than one hour’s drive. Dogs are welcome on request. Bikes are available for guests to use during their stay.

About the Location

This residence is located at the top of Castle Cary High Street in Somerset. Known as one of the county’s most attractive market towns, Castle Cary has a weekly market on Tuesdays and a mix of independent stores, restaurants, dog-friendly pubs and other amenities. Architecture fans will love the historic period properties here, as well as other major landmarks nearby including Stourhead (National Trust), Glastonbury (home to the world-famous music festival) and Cadbury Castle (thought to be King Arthur’s Camelot). It’s 10 minutes’ drive from the popular Hauser & Wirth art gallery in Bruton, and 40 minutes from Stonehenge. This is a rural part of the UK with many walking routes nearby across farmland and through the picturesque countryside. Ask the hosts about golf, fishing, horseriding or water sports - all easily accessible a short drive away.

Accommodation Details

The house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, set on 1 floor. The living space contains a large open plan galley kitchen, dining area, work/desk area and lounge centered around a cozy wood-burner. The tucked-away primary bedroom features a kingsize bed and the other 2 bedrooms are located at the other end of the house. The children’s room has a set of bunk beds, and the final bedroom features a double bed. The hosts also have 1 travel crib and 1 toddler bed available. There is a small patio area outside next to raised flower beds opposite a beautiful Ham Stone wall.

Style Notes

Eclectic studio. This historic building boasts lots of natural light thanks to the large windows and open plan layout. The stainless steel kitchen references the industrial architecture, while quirky features add color and creativity: a glass-framed display cabinet serves as a kitchen island while the dining table (and part-time table tennis table) has a striking turquoise frame. Reclaimed timber, exposed beams and rustic wood flooring add to the history and the modern art on the walls adds playfulness. We love the scaffolding-inspired metal bunk bed frame, the beautiful glass-paneled bathroom wall and the original sliding doors to the patio.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
1 bunk bed
1 toddler bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
James C.
Member since January 16, 2022
Designer with four fun properties built and refurbished to a high standard. Offering excellent natural light, architectural detailing, super fast broadband, a perfect place for relaxation, work, cross country walks and fine dining in local pubs and restaurants.

Somerset, England