We had the joy of staying at Park Farm for a hen do weekend with 14 hens. Franceska was fantastic in the whole process leading up to the weekend which ensured that the weekend ran as smoothly as possible.
We arrived at the house on Friday evening and enjoyed some drinks in the garden whilst watching the beautiful sunset (We were incredibly lucky with the weather all weekend). On Saturday we made the most of the BBQ and after lunch we used the games available to play our Hen Olympics!
Franceska had kindly put us in touch with Hen Party contacts around the area who would be able to organise some fun and games. Our bride to be enjoyed being pampered and getting her nails done on Saturday afternoon whilst we prepped for a sit down dinner in the house's beautiful dining room. It is absolutely perfect for big parties. We then had our butler in the buff surprise our bride to be after dinner - he was absolutely brilliant and great laugh!
The house was everything and more. 14 of us could fit comfortably in the house and it was lovely and airy with a fantastic outdoor space. Our only regret was not to have played croquet! Maybe next time. The house is clean and well supplied with soaps, shampoos and lotions (a very nice touch).
This is a perfect location for hen parties or a weekend away with friends. It won't disappoint.
Thank you Franceska!
Stayed in the Gardener’s Cottage which is a self-contained building away from the main house for 3 nights.
The location is idyllic with lovely walks to farm shop and cafe and also a really lovely pub (about 45 mins through woods and country lanes). Also very well located for local villages (Somerton and Pitney are particularly lovely) and a trip to Glastonbury is a must.
We had use of the hot tub and terrace as the main house was not occupied which was really lovely after an evening stroll back from the pub!
Gardener’s Cottage is lovely and welcoming - well equipped and cosy. REALLY comfortable bed and a lot of really nice touches such as flowers, lovely “Noble Isle” toiletries and magazines to read.
Franceska and John are lovely people and gave great advice for walks and places to eat locally.
Will definitely be going again.
Wow - this house is just amazing.
Genuinely had an amazing weekend with 12 girls for a hen party. The house is decorated beautifully and has so many lovely finishing touches (the toiletries, the welcome hamper, the towels for the hot tub, all the magazines).
The hot tub was just the best - and because the house was so remote we sat outside in it until 4am both nights singing!
There's so much to do at the house, you could stay there all weekend and not go out. Such as in our case we stayed in both nights and had a private chef come to the house to cook for us.
John - thankyou so much for your hospitality and the laughs you gave us.
Will 100% be back - maybe with my family and dogs next time.
Highly recommend this to anyone!
I booked Park farm along with the gardener's cottage for my 30th birthday for me and my family including 3 dogs. There were 12 of us in total and we had no concerns with space! Most nights we would find ourselves in the spacious kitchen playing cards or board games and for those who didn't feel like joining there were 3 reception rooms to relax in.
We were able to enjoy dinner together at the large dining room table or sit outside on the patio where there were plenty of seats.
The tennis courts were a lovely addition however our skills could do with being better! The croquet lawn was a good laugh, the kids loved playing even though we didn't have a clue what we were doing and the views whilst playing are spectacular.
There were plenty of toys, puzzles, games, outside equipment for the children. There wasn't a moment when they had nothing to do.
There is very limited signal in the area but this was a pleasant reason to ignore phones for the week and we enjoyed valuable time together.
We enjoyed many nights in the hot tub and were lucky enough to get a couple of days of sun to enjoy the garden. After a week full of food and drink, the one time we ventured into the trees behind the farm we found the steep trek harder than anticipated.
Each of us had a very enjoyable week and John, Franceska and Churchill were highly accommodating. John and Franceska had a trip away themselves during our stay but Churchill came to see us each day to make sure everything was okay and if we needed any dog love.
Highly recommend staying at Park Farm!
What an absolute gem of a find. Franceska and John you have been absolutely wonderful from the word go and I can't thank you enough for all of your hospitality, help and for making my sister's Hen Weekend so special.
We had such a beautiful weekend at this idyllic home. Everything was just perfect from the house to the gardens, grounds, walks, welcome hamper, hottub, comfy beds, all the added extra touches, activities and everything in between. Absolute bonus that there is an option to bring a dog and we really appreciated this! We were a party of all ages and there was something for everyone. I cannot recommend Park Farm enough and we will definitely be back in the future!
We have made so many happy memories this weekend and could not have asked for a better place to celebrate Amy's Hen Weekend. Simply over the moon that we discovered this beautiful place. Thank You!
Christmas 2017 was made perfect when, we 8 adults, 4 children, and a few dogs made Park Farm house our Christmas home for the week, log fires, beautifully decorated Christmas tree, tasteful touches of holly and ivy and a luxury hamper of goodies greeted us. The peaceful Somerset country side with far reaching views set the scene - we walked the wood at the back, and along the river Cary at the front, and watched in wonder the resident barn owl having a late afternoon hunt in the paddock by the garden. Everyone enjoyed the gloriously warm hot tub.
The aga cooked our turkey to perfection, the well equipped kitchen had everything we needed. Comfortable beds ensured a good nights sleep and the space alowed snug tv watching, chatting over drinks in the middle sitting room or piano playing and reading in the library - we had everything we needed.
John and Franceska we salute you and are so happy to call you friends and recommend highly to those who might enjoy a perfect country retreat.
Beautiful, restful, cosy, clean, quiet, peaceful. Surrounded by nature in a beautiful part of Somerset, this is by far our favourite place to stay in the west country. Franceska and John are wonderful hosts, welcoming and warm. The cottage is a delight and we felt very rested during and after our stay. This was our second visit and we will be back! Thank you xx