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Contact and Directions

• UPDATE • Heron View Lodge now available for Self Catering holidays • BOOK NOW •

Tracey Mead on
01749 880022
or 07974 652637 alternatively email



The farmhouse is situated at
Knapps Farm, Beacon, Doulting
Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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"Walking the Mendip Way from Weston super Mare to Frome, we were delighted to find this lovely B &B and to be the first guests, good food, and just a short walk from the Wagon pub - what could be better"
Christine Johnson

"The Mendips were a delight, as were our hosts Tracey & Andy. We'll return!"
Mr & Mrs Jones, Devon

"1st class B&B, very welcoming, beautiful setting. Big thanks."
Virginia Rolston,



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To the North...

The historic city of Bristol (25 miles) has plenty to do and see - shopping at Cabot Circus, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, parkland, the harbourside and excellent dining and nightlife. Stoke St Michael is the closest village (2 miles), which has a village shop and a Pub.



Situated only 16 miles north east is the city of Bath - it's World Heritage Site status makes it one of the most wonderful places to visit locally. Other must visits include Longleat Safari Park (15 miles) and of course Stonehenge (35 miles).



The Waggon and Horses Pub is just 5 mins walk and serves home cooked food. Shepton Mallet is the closest town (3 miles) and further south is Yeovil (22 miles). If you fancy a day on the beach then Weymouth, Dorset is just 1.5 hrs drive.


and West...

Wells Cathedral (5 miles) and the enchanting Glastonbury Tor (13 miles) are worth a visit plus Wookey Hole and Cheddar are both nearby (10-15 miles). For festival/show goers: we're very close to the Bath & West Showground and Pilton.


West Country

Somerset and the Mendips - a very special place to visit … excellent walking, mountain biking, horse riding, potholing, cider, arts and crafts, festivals, country pubs and historic cities plus good access to Bath, Bristol and Exeter or a day trip to the Devon/Dorset coast.



Choices, choices… Hot Tea or Coffee, Fruit Juice, Croissants and Fruit with a selection of Cerals, plus a Full English Breakfast if you've an active day ahead - all served up in a tastefully redecorated farmhouse dining room with its solid flag stone floors, oak table and chairs.


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Stay connected… for the duration of the stay keep up to date with news and email or check out local attractions from the comfort of your room, before travelling. There's also a flat screen Freeview TV in each room.


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Knapps Farm, Beacon, Doulting Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4LA or call Tracey on 01749 880022 or mobile 07974 652637, or by email.

Access Statement for Knapps Farm Bed & Breakfast


Knapps Farm is located 3 miles outside Shepton Mallet between the villages of Doulting and Stoke St Michael and offers two guest rooms: one twin / queen double room with its own private en-suite bathroom and a further double bedroom with its own private en-suite shower room.

The Farm house dates back to 1825 and was extended back in 2001. In 2008 the kitchen was completely re-newed with hand made units from a local crafts man, In 2010 the conservatory has been re-newed by a local company, and rooms have been redecorated. Whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some period features of the house which might make access difficult with limited mobility.

We are situated in a very picturesque area with outstanding views towards Bath. We have had an acre course fishing lake built back in 2009 which has carp in and our own breed ducks on. We have many visits from Canadian geese who land on the lake to rest and graze, back last year we counted over 140 that had landed at one time. In the last 3 years we have kept and breed Alpacas, I was looking to start off with 3 gelded males and now have increased the herd to 21.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01749880022 or email

  • We are located between the village of Doulting and Stoke St Michael, On the A37 between Shepton Mallet and Gurney Slade take the right hand turn which is The Old Frome Road, the Wagon and Horses Pub will be on your left, turn left on the lane that runs along side the Pub and we are the first house on the right.
  • For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the location and contact section of our website. Alternatively, you can plan your journey by car or public transport using Simply enter your post code and ours, which is BA4 4LA to get directions.
  • The nearest shop is a village stop shop in the village of Stoke St Michael approximately 1.5 miles away.
  • There is a public house within walking distance of 5 mins just up the road called the Wagon and Horses.
  • Taxis can be booked using a local company that we would be more than happy to book for you.
Car Parking and Arrival
  • We have a large private drive with quests parking area at the side of the house which is situated just as you approach the house, this is signed “quests parking”
  • Access to our property is gained through a gate way signed “entrance” this area is to the right of where you would be parking, along the raised stone garden with front door under porch.
Welcome Area
  • Guests are welcomed in the Hallway, which is level throughout where they are asked to register.
  • The area is well lit with overhead lighting
  • Assistance can be given with luggage to rooms

B&B Rooms

  • Our guest rooms are accessed by means of carpeted stairs with steps going round to the right. There is a hand rail on one side.
  • Bedroom 1 is located round to the right when at the top of the stairs, and Bedroom 2 is located round to the left at the top of the stairs.
  • Bedroom 1 has a number 1 on the door with a plaque saying ‘Wool Down’
  • Bedroom 2 has a number 2 on the door with a plaque saying ‘Lake View’
  • Both bedrooms have locks on doors with their own keys saying room name and also has a front door key.
  • Our beds are made up with hollowfibre duvets and pillows with throws and blankets in rooms.
  • There is a seat, bedside table, bedside lamp, wardrobe, chest of drawers, tea/coffee making facilities, bottled water, fruit, torch, alarm clock and hairdryer provided in each room.
  • Flat screen Freeview digital TV with subtitles available in each room
  • Bedroom 1 – (Wool Down) has a double bed, with access from both sides and is adjacent to the private en-suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 2 – (Lake View) has either 2 single beds or 1 queen double bed, with access from both sides and has a private en-suite bathroom.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms & Toilets
  • The bathroom adjacent to bedroom 2 has a toilet with wash hand basin.
  • Roll top bath incorporating a hand held shower fixture
  • The shower room adjacent to bedroom 1 has a toilet with wash hand basin.
  • Shower cubicle with sliding/folding door.
  • Both en-suites have toiletries and towels.
Public Area – Halls, Stairs and Landings
  • All public areas, hall, stairs, and landings are well lit using a combination of ceiling and table-lamps
  • The hallway/entrance is oak flooring with stencil workings.
  • There are 2 steps into the breakfast room.
  • There is a right hand angle flight of stairs which takes you to the Bedrooms. The stairs have recently been re-carpeted.
  • The house is fully centrally heated throughout with Radiators in each room and bathrooms but temperatures can be adjusted in each room to suit individual requirements.
  • There are smoke alarms in the entrance, upstairs landing and in each bedroom.
  • The Conservatory is situated through 2 doors just off the Breakfast room. This was built in 2010 and has leather seating with large coffee table and tall standing lights.
Public Toilet
  • There is a unisex downstairs toilet with hand basin, which is available to quests during their stay.
  • The toilet is located in the entrance hallway, straight in front of you when you come through the front door, or on the right when you leave the breakfast room. This has a sign saying ‘Toilet’.
Dining Room
  • The breakfast room is situated off the hallway on the ground floor, with 2 steps going up into the room.
  • The floor is solid flagstones
  • There is 2 doors that lead into the Conservatory
  • Log burner
  • There is seating for 8 people at a solid oak table with co-coordinating chairs, hand made by the same company that made the kitchen.
  • There is a co-coordinating oak cabinet which is where quests can help themselves to cereal, fruits, yoghurts, juices etc.

Lake View Lodge

Lake view lodge is situated just beyond the farmhouse where two car parking spaces are provided next to the lodge. Access to the lodge is by a large covered veranda which has three wooden steps and handrail. Entrance to the lodge is via a lockable single door which opens in to the lodge. This entrance area features storage and boiler cupboard/hallway which leads to the dining room/living room area and on into the kitchen. There are two large doors that open out onto the veranda for wider access. Off the living area is another door that opens to the hallway that contains all doors leading to the bedrooms, bathroom and storage.
  • Master Bedroom - has a kingsize bed, wardrobe, two bedside cabinets, table lamps and door to en-suite shower room that has shower, wc, sink and heated towel radiator.
  • Bedroom Two - has kingsize bed, wardrobe, 2 bedside cabinets, and table lamps.
  • Twin room - has two full size single beds with storage underneath and a wardrobe.
  • Bathroom - has a bath, wc, sink and heated towel radiator.
  • Dining room - has oak table with six chairs.
  • Living room - has cream leather suite with flat screen FreeView TV with built in DVD player mounted on the wall.
  • Kitchen - has electric double oven with hob, fridge freezer, Belfast sink, granite work tops and all plates, bowls etc and cooking utensils. One high chair is provided.

On the veranda is a large round wooden table with attached seating for eight

Heron View Lodge

Heron view lodge is situated just down from the farmhouse and has its own driveway which is the next entrance down from the B&B sign. There is plenty of parking.
Access to the lodge is by a covered veranda which has 5 wooden steps and handrail. Entrance to the lodge is via a lockable double doors which open in to the lodge to the open plan living/dinning area. Through a doorway is the hallway that contains all doors leading to the bathroom and bedrooms.
  • Master bedroom - has a king size bed with storage underneath, wardrobe, two bedside cabinets, table lamps.
  • Bedroom Two - has two full size beds with storage underneath, bedside table with lamp and a wardrobe.
  • Bathroom - has a shower, wc, sink and heated towel radiator.
  • Dining area - has oak table with 4 chairs
  • Living Area - has two x two seater settees, coffee table, flatscreen freeview TV with built in DVD player
  • Kitchen - has gas hob with electric double oven, fridge freezer, Belfast sink, microwave, granite work tops over hand made oak units, all plates bowls etc and cooking utensils.
  • Highchair and Travel cot available on request.
  • All rooms have gas central heating by radiators

On the veranda is a bench

Contact Information

  • House Land Line Number 01749880022
  • Tracey Mead mobile number 07974652637
  • Andy Mead mobile number 07815796771
  • Email
  • Address – Knapps Farm, Beacon, Doulting, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4LA