Standing on its own 200 yards from Compton Bishop church, with good views down the valley, is Compton House, a smart and stylish family home. The Mendips rise directly behind with good walks up to Crook Peak and fine views over the Levels. At the front, a south-facing terrace runs the length of the house with 600-year-old mulberry and other specimen trees, table/chairs, firepit and barbecue. Surrounding it, a large, enclosed lawned garden, croquet lawn (mallets provided), children’s adventure playground, outdoor heated swimming pool (available 25 May to 14 September) and all-weather hard tennis court. Games room (pool table, darts, table football, Wii, iPod dock, TV/Sky/DVD/Blu-ray). Table tennis in garage.Entrance hall (for coats/boots); loo. Big open-plan kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, tepanyaki griddle, two cookers, induction hob) with huge table/chairs and big French windows to the terrace; off this, utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher), another hall and loo. Large living room with big sofas and open fire, TV/Sky/DVD/Blu-ray and French windows to the terrace. Sitting room with open fire, TV and more French windows to the terrace. Upstairs, four bedrooms, all with good views - the master double (bed with footboard) with dressing room and en suite shower-room (suite); a double (5' bed with footboard) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower) and balcony; another double; and a twin; bathroom (suite with separate shower).At the rear of the house is a smart annexe: hall and two double bedrooms (TVs, one bed with footboard), one with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and the other with en suite shower-room (wet-room suite).Sleeps maximum of 12, including babies. Arrival after 5pm. Damages Deposit £500. A great house in a wonderful setting.
Compton Bishop: tiny farmland village (pretty 13th cent. church) on the Mendips’ southern slopes - splendid walking, with views across the Somerset Levels. Axbridge (shops), 2 miles; Cheddar Gorge (caves), 4; sea/sandy beaches at Weston-super-Mare, 8, or Burnham (good golf), 9. Riding locally; Blagdon Lake (fishing), 7 miles. Bristol, 18; Bath, 30. Nearest pub, 1½ miles.
Six bedrooms. Four first floor bedrooms: 2 x double (one with dressing room and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin), 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin and balcony, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, basin. Two annexe double bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin, the other with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin). Two ground floor halls. Two ground floor WC's with basins. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Two sitting rooms with open fires. Games room.
COMPTON BISHOP Cheddar: The large Somerset village of Cheddar is a major tourist destination on the edge of the Mendip Hills, renowned for SSSI Cheddar Gorge, the largest gorge in Britain, which includes several show caves such as Gough’s Cave, through which Britain’s biggest underground river runs