Sunday, 8 November 2015

#PLBSlumberParty with Sykes Cottages - Double House Farm

A few weeks ago I was invited by Adele and Kirsty to stay in a cottage in Somerset for the weekend with five other bloggers.

The house is situated near the cathedral city of Wells, and when I arrived yesterday afternoon after a 3 and a half hour drive I was shocked at how beautiful it is.

Sykes Cottages very kindly decided to allow us to spend the weekend in one of their houses that they rent out. The company has been running for 25 years and currently has over 6000 personally picked holiday cottages that can be rented in the UK and Ireland, ranging from properties for couples to large groups. You can book almost any type of cottage you can think of, such as 'pet friendly cottages', 'log cabins' and 'cottages with a hot tub', in so many different locations.

The property that we are staying in is called Double House Farm, and is a former farmhouse that can sleep up to 12 people. It is made of beautiful grey stone, with huge windows with cute blue window frames, and lots of wooden details and flagstone floors.

The house is split over three floors with five bedrooms (two doubles and three twins), and has two sitting rooms - with one just off the master bedroom. The kitchen is huge and definitely the hub of the house, and one of the rooms that we have had the most use of. It is so well-stocked and decorated in a contemporary yet country cottage style.

The other room that we have used the most is the garden room, a spacious room with four sofas, a TV and a woodburning fireplace. It's a great place to gather and watch a film, or sit and chat with a hot chocolate. I also love the wooden beams and exposed brick wall - and the fact that it opens onto a patio, which would be a great place to spend in the summer.

As there are six bloggers, most of us got our own room - but I have been sharing with Laura as I was the last to arrive, and she had a room with single beds in the opposite corners of the room. The bed has been so comfortable and I have slept really well since I've been here.

The house is situated in a really convenient area, where Somerset can easily be explored. The garden has great views towards the Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge. Other well-known areas that are fairly close are Wookey Hole, Weston Super Mare and Glastonbury, but the closest city is Wells, which is only 4 miles from the property.

I have had such a relaxing and fun weekend - my post tomorrow will be about what we have got up to, so stay tuned for that!

PS Check out the other amazing bloggers' blogs if you get chance - Adele at Adele Smith, Kirsty at Just a Little Bit Ginger, Laura at Lola and Behold, Ami at Ami Rose, and Sara at Keep Up With The Jones Family.
Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.

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