Welcome to the web site for Myrtle House – a spacious farmhouse situated in South Somerset, between Ilminster and Taunton, available for self-catering family holidays and short breaks.
The property is set in its own land, surrounded by gardens, a paddock, and fields usually grazed by cows and calves, and makes a fantastic base for a relaxing vacation. Myrtle House is situated with easy access to the Devon/Dorset borders and coast, and is also within easy striking distance of many beautiful gardens and attractions.
Myrtle House provides two self-contained, complementary units of accommodation, with differing levels of facilities for the disabled:
- The old farmhouse, built 150 years ago – a comfortably decorated space providing a wonderful homely feel that can sleep 7 guests plus a baby in comfort, updated with a stairlift and wet shower room facilities
An adjoining barn that has been converted to provide a spacious, modern and accessible annex complete with specialist disabled facilities. The annex can accommodate 2 people easily, with an additional sofa bed available for extra guests.
These two units can be rented together for a party of 9+, or can be taken individually if neither unit is already booked.
Getting to Myrtle House is easy, with good road access to the A358/M5 and A303. The nearest rail stations are in Taunton and Crewkerne, which both operate good services to/from London. With National Express operating coach services to nearby Ilminster, and airports in Bristol and Exeter, you will be able to reach this property wherever you live!
Families, including the elderly/disabled
Myrtle House has everything you need for a proper, relaxing holiday. The old farmhouse can comfortably sleep 7, with two double bedrooms, a twin and a single bedroom upstairs – plus a cot and highchair on request for younger guests. It is spacious, having two sitting rooms, and a separate dining room. Broadband and WiFi are available, essential for the modern vacation. The house is also equipped to cater for the elderly and disabled, with a stair-lift, ceiling track for a hoist in the downstairs toilet (please enquire for more details about this facility), grab rails near the toilets and “wet shower-room” facilities downstairs and up. Outside, there is ramp access to the house and road.
The annex is completely self-sufficient, equipped with facilities to the highest level – independent underfloor heating, an accessible kitchen, wet shower-room, hoists etc.
Even though Myrtle House is no longer an active farm, the fields behind the house continue to be used by a local farmer to graze cows and calves. With livestock so near the house, we very much regret that we have a “no pets” rule with our guests.
Farmhouse with character
Myrtle House was built by my great-grandfather in 1867, but in fact some of the architectural features were reused from an even older house which used to be in one of the fields. Various barns and outbuildings were added since the farmhouse was first built,and now form a quadrangle behind the house.
One of the first things that you will see when you arrive at the house is an enormous American Redwood tree growing next to the entrance gate. Through the gate, at the back of the house, you will find plenty of space to park a number of cars. From here, you can walk through to the rear gardens and paddock, or relax in the shade of a tree. (Our grandson very much enjoys playing cricket here!)
- Period farmhouse, restored, but retaining many original features
- Near to the Devon/Dorset borders
- Myrtle House is a spacious family home which is well situated in this central, rural location
- ‘Family-friendly’ self-catering accommodation for 9+ people (plus a cot, if required)
- Facilities for the elderly and disabled, such as a stair lift, and ramp and path for wheelchair access at the rear of the property