The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse has been lovingly renovated to retain some of its former stories, both in terms of architectural details and in hidden references to the families that have called this home over its long history.

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Enjoy a complimentary Durslade Farm Shop hamper on arrival filled with delicious goodies and treats when you book a January or February stay with us.

A six bedroom Farmhouse in the beautiful Somerset countryside, on the edge of Bruton. Durslade Farmhouse is located on the site of Hauser & Wirth Somerset and forms part of a group of Grade II listed farm buildings that date back from as early as 1760.

Renovated by Argentinian architect Luis Laplace, the Farmhouse is full of character and bold innovative twists. It celebrates the natural antiquity of the building combining original fittings with unexpected interiors and vintage furniture completed by unique artworks from Hauser & Wirth’s artists including a specially commissioned painted mural in the dining room by Guillermo Kuitca, and a mesmerising video installation by Pipilotti Rist which projects the Somerset landscape onto the walls of the sitting room through a chandelier of found objects and glass.

Durslade Farmhouse is available as a whole house rental (includes all 6 double bedrooms) for single nights, mid week, week and weekend stays – catering can be provided by on site restaurant Roth Bar & Grill.

At present, there is no charging point for electric cars on the site.

Dogs Welcome

The Farmhouse is dog friendly. If you’d like to bring your four-legged friends with you, then please add them as an ‘Extra’ on your booking form.

On arrival, your pampered pooch will be presented with a water bowl and a selection of tasty treats. We’ll also supply biodegradable waste bags.  The cost is an additional £25 per night, but if you do not let us know in advance, the charge will be £50 per night.

The Farmhouse floor plan can be viewed HERE.

Our Bedrooms

Master Bedroom

The first of the six bedrooms is the Master Bedroom, adjacent to the Dining Room, and the largest bedroom in the house with views over the lawn towards the Gallery.

Grafitti Bedroom

The room has green tones, a feature fireplace and a tapestry-upholstered sofa to provide an additional area to unwind.

Pipilotti Rist Bedroom

A partition wall has been left as an original feature in this bedroom. This was added in the late 1970s to create a bathroom, which has also been left as it was.

Brass Bedroom

Full of character and lively details, this room’s vintage wallpaper has been left untouched, although the walls have been treated. The American Victorian brass bed has an unusual design and is a strong presence within the room.

Paul McCarthy Bedroom

Taking Paul McCarthy’s wallpaper as inspiration, this bedroom features a vibrant blue colour scheme with views looking out towards the Gallery.

Niki & Jackie’s Bedroom

Up a second set of stairs you will find the secret attic room. Sitting in the eaves of the Farmhouse, this charming bedroom is light and refreshingly different to the rest.

Living Spaces

All of the rooms have their own story to tell, and combine the historic and contemporary with the appropriate and unexpected. Often left raw, with unadorned plaster and exposed copper piping, the walls are hung with works by some of Hauser & Wirth’s most notable artists.

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Dining Room

Make use of the large dining table with seating for 12 and ornate candelabra. The Roth Bar & Grill team can be booked (in advance) for your dinner party – everything from cocktails to coffee is delivered, served and cleared away so discreetly, you would never know they had been.

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Sitting Room

A room full of quirks, including a stuffed badger, gold-painted walls, and an unusual doll’s house – compliments of Pipilotti Rist. There is a log burner and ample seating to enjoy evening drinks, as you relax in front of the work of Pipilotti Rist.

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Kitchen

As well as tea and cake on arrival, compliments of the Roth Bar & Grill, you will find luxury Smeg appliances alongside cupboards filled with new and vintage kitchenalia enabling you to make the most of all the local produce Somerset has to offer; while a selection of cookery books will inspire you to go out and forage in the nearby hedgerows for blackberries, or other such seasonal goodies.

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Study

The most distinctive feature here is a collection of Victorian vintage stickers. Attached to the panes of an internal window, these have remained untouched for years and are a reminder of the previous residents of the Farmhouse. Near the relaxed seating area around the wood-burning stove, you will find new and vintage board games and decks of cards to play. There is also a television to keep you up-to-date with the outside world, with Apple TV to access your own movie library.

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Food & Drink

Roth Bar & Grill is located a few steps across the courtyard from Durslade Farmhouse and can provide catering during your stay, including breakfast and dinner.

Durslade Farm Shop opened on-site in November 2020, celebrating and supporting the farmers, makers and growers in our community. The store is open 7 days a week and is stocked with all of the essentials you’ll need for your stay, as well as lots of treats too.

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Artwork at Durslade

In June 2013, over a period of five weeks, Guillermo Kuitca was artist in residence in the Farmhouse. Beginning in a corner of the dining room, Kuitca painted directly on the walls, expanding from floor to ceiling and 360 degrees around the room. Having experimented with this working process on the walls of his Buenos Aires studio, this is the first instance that Kuitca has created a painted space that envelops the viewer. Kuitca’s installation will remain permanently on display in the dining room of the Farmhouse.

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Artwork at Durslade

From summer 2012 through to summer 2013, Pipilotti Rist spent a sabbatical in Somerset. In response to the surrounding landscape, Rist produced an installation now on display in the Farmhouse. The piece consists of a film projected in the main living space, sharing close-up shots of interactions with nature. The projection is fractured, screened through fragments of glass found on-site and hung from the ceiling. Large or small, unifying or splintering into a host of different elements, Rist’s installations are expansive, finding in the mind and body the possibility of endless discovery.

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Artwork at Durslade

The interior is completed with artworks by Hauser & Wirth artists and those who have done a residency with us in Somerset, including Phyllida Barlow. The artist’s works on display are ever-evolving, unique and thought-provoking.

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Our History

Durslade Farmhouse forms part of a group of Grade II-listed farm buildings which dates from as early as c.1760. It was originally owned by the Berkeley family, whose coat of arms can still be found above the west-facing entrance.

The farm in Bruton, Somerset, has changed hands three times since the 18th century; however, in recent years the buildings were left vacant and fell into disrepair. In 2012, Hauser & Wirth received planning permission to restore and conserve Durslade Farm.

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Contact Us

If you have any reservation enquiries, please email us at mail@dursladefarmhouse.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1749 814 700.

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