The Newt in Somerset to open new hotel in 2021 – the Farmyard at the Newt

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The Newt has been much talked about these past few months and marked as the newcomer of the year by the Times. As we stayed in the Newt in Somerset in October, the lady who welcomed us got talking about their future plans with the Farmyard at the Newt.

After planning to open it in 2020, the Pandemic stopped their plans and it looks like the Farmyard at the Newt will open this spring 2021. It is much more geared towards families. The lady who welcomed us mentioned it in passing and I did a bit more research to find out exactly what you’ll be able to get.

In fact, they are turning an adjacent farm estate, Shatwell House, into what I would call their own version of Soho Farmhouse. It will be a series of 17 accommodations units, mostly self-catering and with a private garden/space for most of them arranged around a central courtyard with a series of services for guests.

Their plans indicate a ‘pool barn’ which I understood from the lady in the Newt would be a spa and have an indoor pool, an activity/play area for children, a croquet lawn, a breakfast room, a games room, a buggy parking.

It should be quite something as the original buildings are Grade II listed and they play to restore and improve many of them retaining their unique quality and materials.

You can get an idea of the plans and the look for the interiors in the gallery above. I will of course keep an eye and let you know or any other developments.

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