Dogs & Chickens in Somerset!
Hi we are Bethan & Stuart Canterbury and we moved to Witham Friary in November 2017 to put down roots after a long period of moving around as Bethan was in the Army for 28 years. Stuart runs an online retail business based in Stockbridge and together we love to socialise and travel.
Our Home & Location
Holt Barton is a 3 bedroom house with 2 acres down a single track road and is blissfully quiet. The guest double bedroom has a lovely balcony and it's own bathroom. There is a study with a big bay window where you can keep an eye on the chickens, a small sitting room with wood burner plus a kitchen diner with french doors to the garden and both a dog room and small utility room. There are various outdoor eating areas (depending on the time of year) with both gas and traditional BBQs, a greenhouse, raised vegetable beds and a small stream running through the garden and paddock. The house is only 8 miles from the wonderful town of Frome, about 15 mins from Bruton and 30-40 mins drive from Bath. It is surrounded by some great local walks and, depending on livestock in the neighbouring fields, you can walk from the house. Witham Friary is the nearest village with a quirky pub (Seymour Arms) and a lovely little Norman church.
Responsibilities & Pets
Both the dogs would need walking every day and there are some great local walks with wonderful scenery. We are finally growing fruit and vegetables so, in addition to looking after the dogs we would need crops watering. Stuart also has outdoor wild bird feeders and they need regularly topping up as the birds seem to have got very used to the buffet on offer.