Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Turn right at the evergreen oak and follow the leafy lane to the river. Here, on the banks of a gently flowing stream, is a secluded retreat: a dinky stone barn surrounded by neat patios and green lawns. A lavender-fringed path winds down to a stone bench at the edge of the garden jutting out into the stream. Sit and dangle toes in the water and spot trout and heron; you may even catch the iridescent blue flashes of the kingfisher darting across the water. You enter through a vintage oak door into a stunning living/kitchen area that reaches up to the apex. The walls are white, the floors stripped oak, Tony and Ann have splashed their creative flourishes all over: fresh yellow bar stalls at the kitchen island, a medieval chair with stage lighting, a porthole window on the landing and a large wood burner in the corner. The beautiful kitchen at the far end sits under a chunky horizontal beam. The double room downstairs has a Victorian bedstead. Open the velux in the twin room upstairs for a view of Glastonbury Tor. A peaceful hideaway where the sound of chirruping starlings and babbling water break the silence.

The village of Keinton Mandeville has a well stocked village shop, one pub and two farm shops all in walking distance. There are plenty of pubs serving good food close to The Mill Barn. The old market towns of Castle Cary, Somerton, Wells and Sherborne are near by and many lovely walks and bike rides to enjoy in the area.

The Mill Barn is in close proximity to most attraction in central Somerset such as Glastonbury Abbey & Tor, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and The National Trust properties Montecute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Stourhead. Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor museum and Clarks Village factory outlet are great options for rainy days.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 45 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 48 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Somerset region

The Mill Barn is in close proximity to most attraction in central Somerset such as Glastonbury Abbey & Tor, Wells Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge and The National Trust properties Montecute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Stourhead. Fleet Air Arm Museum, Haynes Motor museum and Clarks Village factory outlet are great options for rainy days.

There are plenty of things to see and do in the area such as picturesque walks on the levels, sample authentic scrumpy cider, watch carnival floats in November, take inspiring strolls in the various National Trusts Houses and Gardens and enjoy a locally brewed beer or a meal in one of the many local country pubs some in walking distance.

Festivals: Glastonbury Festival in late June and Wells Festival of Literature in October

History: Glastonbury Abbey, Cadbury Castle/Camelot, Glastonbury Tor, Mulcheney Abbey, Wells Cathedral and Bishop Palace

Houses and gardens: Lytes Cary Manor, Montecute House, Barrington Court and Stourhead

Walks: The Leland Trail, The Liberty Trail, The River Parrett Trail, Cheddar Gorge and The Levels & Moors

Shopping: Clarks Village factory outlet, Mulberry factory outlet, Wells and Bath

Rainy days: Haynes Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Clarks Shoe Museum

Seaside within an hour: Lyme Regis, Westbay, Weymouth, Burton Bradstock, Charmouth and Western Super Mare

What is on: The Somerset Starling Spectacular (Oct-Mar), Wassailing (Jan), Bath & West Show (May), Langport Walking Festival (Jun), River Parett Festival, Somerset Art Week (Sept) and Carnival (Mardi Gras) (Nov)

Keinton Mandeville

The village of Keinton Mandeville has a well stocked village shop, one pub and two farm shops all in walking distance. There are plenty of pubs serving good food close to The Mill Barn. The old market towns of Glastonbury, Castle Cary, Somerton, Wells and Sherborne are near by and many lovely walks and bike rides to enjoy in the area.