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The Byre

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 34 reviews

The Byre

Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Situated on the edge of the village of Draycott and adjacent to the owners own home The Byre is a detached, single storey building dating back to c1780. The property has been fully refurbished and fitted out to a very high standard. It provides spacious and contemporary living accommodation whilst still retaining its original character.

With a large double bedroom (including king size bed) the property is ideal for couples although a cot or fold-up bed can be provided, if required. The accommodation also includes a modern bathroom with “over bath shower”, fully fitted kitchen/dining area with built in gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dish washer. The kitchen/dining room opens on to the sitting room with wood burner, flat screen television, DVD player and Hi Fi system. French doors lead onto the patio with views across the garden and beyond.

Draycott is ideally situated for walking, cycling and visiting the many local attractions. There is a pub and a Post Office/General Store in the village and another pub half a mile away in Rodney Stoke. With gas fired central heating throughout The Byre is warm and cosy and ideal for a holiday at any time of the year.


Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Weston-super-Mare 20 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Weston-super-Mare 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

Somerset – “land of the summer people” – remains one of the most unspoilt and varied of English counties. It is a county of contrasts; hills, vales and moors; towns and villages; abbeys and castles. Bounded on the north by the Mendip hills, rising beyond Wells, stretching west towards the coast and broken by the dramatic Cheddar Gorge. To the south of the Mendips lie the Somerset Levels, drained by an elaborate network of ditches (known locally as rhines) but still often flooded in winter – a haven for birds and other wildlife.


Draycott lies in the Cheddar Valley, on the southern edge of Mendip, between the hills and the Somerset Levels. Mendip is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Draycott is a perfect base from which to walk or cycle with many routes available directly from the village. The West Mendip Way – a 30 mile way-marked route from Uphill to Wells - passes directly through the village.

The tradition of strawberry growing in the Cheddar Valley continues and some of the best strawberries in the land are available from early May each year.

The village of Cheddar with its famous gorge and caves is just 2 miles away and the historic town of Axbridge is also nearby. Travelling further west, the coastal resort of Weston-super-Mare is just 15 miles away – with its recently built pier (following a fire in 2008) and new promenade Weston is now well worth a visit.

Five miles east of Draycott is Wells with its magnificent 13th century Cathedral and Bishops Palace with natural springs in its grounds which gave the city its name. A street market is held in the centre of Wells every Saturday and Wednesday.

A few miles south of Wells are the towns of Glastonbury and Street. Glastonbury - also known as the Isle of Avalon - is a place of sanctity and legend. Its Abbey was built around 950 but almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1184. Glastonbury Tor can be seen rising from the levels from many miles away and a climb to the tower of St Michael's Church at the top of the Tor is most rewarding. Street is another interesting town, probably now best know for the attraction of Clarke's Shopping Village.

Wookey Hole is just outside of Wells with more caves to visit and more walking in the fascinating Ebbor Gorge.

There are also many historic houses and gardens throughout the county, many now in the care of The National Trust.

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7 Sep 2014


"Perfect Deja Vu"

This was our second visit to The Byre and we found the experience every bit as memorable as our first. The welcome that we received from the owners, Nigel and Charlotte was first class. The welcome ba… More

4 Sep 2014


"Beautiful cottage!"

My wife and I stayed at The Byre for 4 nights. The owners are really friendly and were easily contactable prior to the booking and after. It has a large garden where you can relax and is not too far f… More

17 Jul 2014



Had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at The Byre. It had everything that we needed .... and more. Enjoyed some lovely walks from the door ..... and a delicious home made cake to come back to !We w… More

8 Jul 2014


"a perfect hideaway"

We looked for a long time to find a cottage that fitted all our needs and this did it perfectly. we loved the contemporary style but were pleased it still had character. A lot of thought has gone in… More

27 Mar 2014


"first class"

we booked the cottage for a 4 night break, the experience from the start was easy. requesting details, booking , paying and arrival were all dealt with quickly and easily. Everything had been thought… More

6 Feb 2014


"Perfect countryside retreat"

We were looking for a calm weekend in the countryside, with nothing to disturb the peace and quiet, somewhere we could really relax in and call home for a few days, and we definitely found it here. Ch… More

27 Jan 2014


"Simply Brilliant"

This is our 3rd visit to The Byre and there is a reason we keep coming back. The accommodation is first class and both Nigel & Charlotte are the nicest hosts you will come across. The views are specta… More

29 Dec 2013


"A little gem"

Renovated to a very high standard, the Byre comes equipped with everything one might reasonably need and with extra touches -such as for my stay - a Christmas tree! The views from the garden to Glasto… More

31 Oct 2013


"A perfect place to stay"

The owners: We travelled with our baby and they provide us everything we needed. They are charming.The property: Cozy, practical, clean, tidy, with a lot of tourist information, dvd, books, fully equi… More

23 Sep 2013


"A great cottage, in a peaceful location"

The cottage was wonderful, in a nice quiet location. It was immaculately clean and well equiped with everything you could possibly need for a short break or a longer holiday. Charlotte and Nigel were … More

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Calendar last updated:19 Oct 2014

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