perfect for couples

Birds Nest is a great choice for two couples. Although our two cottages are the same size and have a similar layout, Bird’s Nest Cottage has been designed with the less-mobile in mind.

Wheelchair accessible
Kitchen with electric cooker and microwave
Fridge Freezer Coffee Machine
Television with Freeview & DVD.
Bath/shower and a separate toilet
Electric panel heaters and double-glazing
Bed linen and towels provided
Washing machine and tumble drier available at the farmhouse
Wifi available at the farmhouse

There are no steps, everything is on one level and the doors are wide enough to allow for wheelchair use, but of course there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t find the cottage pleasant to stay in. In this cottage both bedrooms have double beds, making it ideal for two couples. We can also offer you a fold-up bed in the lounge if you need one. If you have children, perhaps Owls Cottage might be more suitable.

Like Owls, Bird’s Nest has an open-plan living area, with a kitchen leading off from this. Click here to see a floor plan for the cottages. Throughout the cottage you will see the original beams, a reminder of its humble origins. An electric ‘woodburner’ stove in the lounge adds a warm glow on chilly winter evenings and you will find lots of brochures so you can plan your next day’s activities.

Facilities: The kitchen is equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and coffee machine. Enjoy cooking some delicious Somerset produce – our guest information folder tells you where to find it! A television with Freeview and built-in DVD is provided in the self catering cottages, Castle Cary, Somersetlounge. The bathroom has a combined bath/shower and is spacious enough for wheelchair access to bath and toilet, although please note that the shower is not a walk-in shower. Both cottages are heated by programmable built-in electric panel heaters in each room and double-glazing throughout ensures that the cottages are warm and cozy, but the thick walls keep them nice and cool in summer. All bed linen and towels are provided and beds are made up ready for your arrival. A washing machine and tumble drier are available for guests at the farmhouse just 50 m away.

Birds Nest cottage has a small secluded garden and there is ample space for parking right outside the cottage. Garden tables and chairs are provided, and barbeque facilities are available to make the most of warm summer evenings.

Guests enjoy watching great-spotted woodpeckers feeding on the nut feeders opposite the cottage. If you enjoy nature, visit our comfortable bird hide at our wetland nature reserve, a pleasant 15 minutes walk from the cottages.

We had such a lovely stay at the birds nest. The internet said there was no iron or ironing board or hair dryer – but there was. Very much home from home. Lovely to have a bit of milk and tea on arrival. The kids loved that we could see the cows from the window – our cow neighbours. The barn is on a farm but you are quite seperate from it. Very good value for money.

Helen and Dave were perfect hosts and their place is ideal if you want a secluded, rural break whilst being close to numerous little towns and villages. The accommodation was perfect and just as described, we would love to visit again.

Birds Nest has a similar layout to Owls floorplan except that it has a combined bathroom/toilet and the second bedroom has a double bed instead of bunk beds. Doors are wider to allow wheelchair access, and an additional door in the lounge opens into the garden.

Orchard Farm Cottages are let on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday during the peak season. Short breaks of 3 or more nights are available at other times (prices on request). An additional charge of £10 is made for pets. Prices are totally inclusive of all services including electricity, and bed linen and towels are provided free of charge. There are no hidden charges – the price you are quoted is the price you will pay.

2018/2019 Price per week
Apr 6 – July 6 £350
July 7 – Aug 31 £400
Sept 1 – Dec 21 £350
Dec 22 – Jan 4 £400

A deposit of £100 per week is requested at the time of booking, with the remainder payable on arrival. If you have to cancel your holiday the deposit less an administration fee of £10 will be refunded only if we are able to secure an alternative booking. Payments can be made by cheque, cash or bank transfer. Euros are accepted with an additional charge to cover bank charges.

Guests should arrive no earlier than 3 pm, so that the cottages can be thoroughly cleaned and checked, and are requested to leave by 10 am on the day of departure.