Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated on the edge of the historic town of Shepton Mallet, the property is a single storey barn conversion. Set next door to the owners' home, this cosy Shepton Mallet cottage makes a great base for all, with flexible sleeping arrangements and well-equipped attractive accommodation.
The owners keep chickens, ducks and bees in their grounds, setting this Shepton Mallet cottage in a distinctly 'country' environment, yet its close proximity to the town means that guests can walk to local amenities including shops and pubs within 5-10 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY WILL NO LONGER BE AVAIBLE FOR HOLIDAY LETTING AFTER 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Weston Super Mare 40 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 35 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
Parking for up to 3 cars
The West Country region
Shepton Mallet town is a delightful mixture of 'old and new', with some wonderful old architecture and a small weekly market, plus a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. The town is positioned close to Wells, which has weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday, the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace Gardens – all worth a visit.
Glastonbury is just a few miles away with the ‘Tor’ and unique shops in its town centre. Nearby Street is the home of Clarks Village Factory shopping outlet. Bristol, Bath and the coast are easy to visit for a day trip. Many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway are all within a 45 minute drive.
This Shepton Mallet cottage also has an abundance of local family attractions within a short drive, while for those who enjoy walking this is the perfect property, with the Mendip Hills offering a wealth of footpaths and rugged landscapes. Glastonbury, Wells, Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat are all easily reached
Shepton Mallet is set in the Mendip foothills, and is at the geographical heart of the Mendip District. This is a beautiful landscape, with unique places to visit like Kilver Court. Shepton Mallet is home to the Royal Bath and West Showground; one of Britain's major agricultural shows which is held annually in May/June, and many other events are staged throughout the year.
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19 Oct 2013
"Could not of stayed in anywhere better!"
We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week holiday at 'The Barn'. It is so comfortable, spacious and clean, and yet cosy. It really had all the home comforts you could wish for. We take … More
16 Sep 2013
"Hidden Gem in Somerset"
The Barn is a hidden gem in the heart of Somerset, excellent spacious accommodation with everything you could wish for, a real 'home from home'. We were welcomed by Christina & Simon who ha… More
4 Aug 2013
"A cut above the rest"
I have just returned home from a week staying in The Barn with three friends. We were welcomed with freshly baked scones and cakes, and everything at The Barn extended that welcome. It is well equippe… More
27 Jul 2013
"What a jewal"
Having booked 'The Barn' for a family break, we could not have imagined such a fabulous find.
The house was immaculate and decorated to a very high standard.
Our hosts were very friendly and hospitable, even allowing access to their chickens/ducks and garden, which our daughter loved.
The welcome package was 'eggs'ellent, including owners eggs and home baked cakes and scones, which were very welcome after our long journey.
Even bedding and towels provided were of a high standard.
We had a fabulous holiday, and were very close to all local attractions which we enjoyed: Glastonbury/ Wells, Longleat, Cheddar Gorge, and Weston super Mare.
I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone, in fact I have already passed details onto a friend.
Would love to re-visit at some point in the future
24 Jun 2013
"Best Self-catering Accommodation I have ever stayed in."
From experience of 15 years staying in self-catering accommodation, The Barn has been the best rental. Accommodation was bright, spacious & immaculately presented. The provision of a welcome pack including home make cakes, etc. showed the attention to detail by the hosts, who were very helpful, but not intrusive. I can certainly recommend this quality accommodation as a centre for visiting Bath, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, etc. Despite its location in an urban area, The Barn was very quiet & had a rural peace.
19 Jun 2013
"perfect location, accomodation and hosts"
we arived to a lovely reception. The cakes were to die for and a lovely touch of having quite a few essentials laid on for us. the place is perfect, larger than we thought it was. Prefect location to … More
7 Jun 2013
"So well equipped and lots of added extras"
We were really impressed by The Barn and our lovely hosts. The property is much larger than it appears in the photos; as a group of four adults we were a little concerned that we would be cramped but there was plenty of space. The owners of the property are extremely thoughtful, equipping it with everything needed for a comfortable stay and even supplying bread, milk, jam, fruit and delicious home made cakes. We would love to return some time and would not hesitate to recommend The Barn to others.
2 Jun 2013
A beautiful house in equally beautiful surroundings. It was very peaceful and still quite close to the local supermarket ( which we visited every day).
Christina and Simon were very welcoming and brilliant with our 4 year daughter showing her around.
On our arrival we were surprised with fabulous home made cakes, honey and marmalade and lots of handy provisions.
The location is perfect for the area, we were never more that 30 minutes away from all the best attractions, Longleat, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and Wells.
The house is well equipped with everything you could possible need for a week (or 2) away. My husband was also surprised on his birthday with another of christinas tasty cakes. :o)
We're hoping to go back one day as we had a lovely break in the perfect surroundings.
Thanks again to our fabulous hosts.
9 Apr 2013
"Extremely comfortable cottage with warm welcome"
We stayed at the Barn over Easter - this being our secomd visit. Once again, we were warmly welcomed by ,Chrisi and Simon being provided with an array of tasty food including, homemade cakes, freshly… More
5 Jan 2013
"Home from home"
I stayed at The Barn with my family including grandchildren aged 8 and 13 over Christmas and New Year 2012. It is a lovely place to stay. The dining kitchen is large and very well equipped. The bedrooms likewise are very spacious. The bathroom has a great shower and there is plenty of hot water for a lovely long soak! There is a large quantity of DVDs and games to keep you amused. Outside there is a garden with a barbecue for the summer months.
We were welcomed with home made cakes including the most delicious Christmas cake, home made marmalade, bacon, eggs from Christina's chickens, milk ect. Our hosts were so friendly it really did feel we were home from home. It was great going out to feed the chickens and ducks every morning.
The Barn is very conveniently situated for visiting many interesting places including Wells,
Bath, Glastonbury, Stonhenge and Salibury. The children loved Wookey Hole.
On a practical note there is a large Tesco store five minutes walk away, and although we were out of town it was only a short walk to Shepton Mallet so the best of both worlds.
I would recommend The Barn for a relaxing and comfortable holiday at any time of year, you will be made to feel part of the family.
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