The Tallet

Chilthorne Domer, Somerset
+44 (0)1935 840261

A converted stable on a peaceful farm surrounded by acres of countryside but within striking distance of Sherborne and good NT gardens


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

The Experience

You’re near to the pretty old farmhouse where Luke’s family live and next to a magnificent Somerset cider barn, but once inside you’ll feel very independent. Your private terrace overlooks nobody and has a covered eating area with a big wooden table, some colourful pots and neatly clipped hedges. Then there’s a large paddock, all yours, for games or picnics under the shade of the fruit trees – apple, cherry and crabapple – gorgeous in spring.

On chilly days, underfloor heating and an electric wood-burner will keep you cosy and there’s plenty of comfy seating for watching a film, reading a book or playing games. Cooking is sociable in the open-plan space and there’s another big table in the kitchen area. You’ll find all the basics plus biscuits and if you prefer not to do your own breakfast, Celia can drop off a continental with fresh croissants.

Walk to a good pub, join a farm footpath or just settle in and unwind.

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We think you'll love

  • Eating on the sun-trap terrace overlooking the paddock
  • Discovering all the old bridleways which criss-cross the farm
  • The peace and quiet. Just the gentle lowing of cattle in spring and summer
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You should know

  • There are different levels inside and out
  • Children over 10 only
  • No dogs because of the farm animals


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Continental breakfast, £5 per person. Pub 2-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £640
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1003 beds3 bedrooms


Loved the Tallet. Very clean, peaceful, lovely walks nearby. Everything you need is catered for including corkscrews ! Plenty of space and 3 bathrooms so lots of facilities for families or as we did, sharing with friends. Thank you to Celia and Henry for lovely hosting.

Kay, Isle Of Wight

Thank you all for a superb holiday, we had a ball, divine place, beautifully clean and very pretty location with plenty to do and lots of fab pubs and we really felt at home with a wonderful welcome from our hosts; we will return

Michelle, Kingston

Thanks to Celia, Henry and Luke for their kindness and warmth. We enjoyed staying at the Tallet very much - particularly the fresh flowers, the setting, the peace and quiet and a house that's easy to use, comfortable and interesting. Lots of farm shops and places to visit but we liked sitting on the terrace surrounded by birdsong best!

Fiona, Norwich

The Tallet was the perfect venue for a respite from city life tucked away in the beautiful Somerset countryside. The courtyard is a hidden gem and we were blessed with balmy summer temperatures to enjoy eating outside and the pleasures of the lovely orchard garden. Fabulous walks abound straight from the doorstep: the splendour of Montacute House and its gardens being within easy reach. Local tennis and golf clubs welcomed us too. Celia and Henry are delightful hosts and have renovated the spacious barn conversion very thoughtfully and we are looking forward to returning. Thank you!

Jane, London

The Tallet has so much to offer. It's three lovely bedroom with bathrooms are light and beautifully decorated .There is plenty of room to relax in both inside and out with wonderful views of the garden and apple orchard . The kitchen is perfect for cooking family meals.Parking to unload the car easy and the hosts could not have been more helpful and welcoming.It is a perfect place for a restful holiday. Thank you

Jenni, Marlow

Fantastic place to stay, well equipped and very comfortable. The outside space is very private and the orchard was a lovely place to relax. Celia and Henry were great hosts and very discreet. A lot of great walks and bike rides on your door step.

Claire, Guildford

What a delightful find. Celia and Henry were perfect hosts. The barn could not have been more perfect. Celia thought of everything we could wish for including milk in the fridge, biscuits, tea and coffee in the cupboard and a bottle of wine for our first night. The rooms all ensuite were comfortable and spacious and the surrounding area, peaceful with plenty of local walks. We have no hesitation in warmly recommending the Tallet and look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

Linda, London

Great place to stay, the Barn is well equipped and comfortable, lovely outdoor space for eating and relaxing if the weather is suitable. The farm has numerous footpaths to explore and is well situated for exploring many places. Plenty of National Trust Houses to visit within a short distance and the coast within easy reach. Celia and Henry were very discreet but were always available if we needed help or advice.

Anne, Cranbrook Kent

What a find! As a family of 5 with teens it isn’t always easy finding suitable self catering accommodation but we felt we hit the jackpot with this fantastic property! The Tallet had everything we needed for a week-long break. The property is situated on a peaceful farm, comes well equipped and has a lovely home from home feel. The hosts live on the farm and could not have been more helpful and friendly. Plenty of countryside walks, pubs and national trust properties within striking distance but also well placed for day trips to Bath, Bristol, the South Coast and North Devon surfing beaches.

Helen, Selborne

A restful place for grown ups or those with older children in a great position for exploring the Somerset Levels, discovering some great National Trust houses and gardens, but also within easy reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are plenty of circular walks around the farm and you can join the Leyland or Parrett Trail. You can walk all the way to Montacute House, a beautiful National Trust house and garden. Visit Thorne, the next village, for car-free cycling. There's a farmshop at Brimsmore (1.5 miles) plus a garden centre. The Devonshire Arms is six miles for excellent food.

Local points of interest from Celia Simon

  • There are National Trust properties aplenty within a 30 minute drive of The Tallet: Montacute House, Tintinhull House, Barrington Court, Lytes Cary Manor and Hadspen House newly renovated as The Newt is certainly worth a visit for its gardens and grounds.
  • The historic town of Glastonbury, famous for its iconic Tor is only a 30 minute drive away. Whilst there, visit Clarks Village for some retail therapy or drive on to Cheddar Gorge for its impressive cliff faces and caves.
  • Visit the Somerset Levels, ideal for bird watching particularly the starling murmurations in the Autumn and visit the numerous craft centres that specialise in willow creations.
  • The famous Jurassic coastline is just 25 miles south of The Tallet. Enjoy a day fossil hunting, walk the south west coast path or take in a boat trip to do a spot of mackerel fishing. Choose your preference of beach from Lulworth Cove to Lyme Regis.
  • The Tallet is equidistant between the fabulous cities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. Visit their historical attractions including the Roman Baths and The Royal Crescent in Bath, the cathedral of Exeter and the incredible engineering of Brunel in Bristol.
  • The Tallet is part of Home Farm, the home of the School in a Bag charity. Learn more about their life changing work, set up in the wake of losing my son in the Indian Ocean Tsunami and pack your own SchoolBag for a deserving child around the world.


Celia Simon

You'll be met by charming Celia. The farm has been in the family for many generations, first as a mixed farm, then beef cattle, and now they rent out the fields to a local farmer. Celia's son Luke runs a charity called School in a Bag which provides the tools for children who would otherwise have no opportunity for an education. They are active in 45 countries across the world.