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Excellent 5/5 9 reviews

The Byre; Luxury holiday cottage, Somerset

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

'The Byre' is our luxury holiday home, situated in rural tranquillity on the Somerset / Devon border - a perfect location to relax, or explore the surrounding area.

'The Byre' was newly converted from an old farm building in the latter part of 2010 - and has been let out from late 2010. Set in a rural location on the Somerset / Devon border, 'The Byre' is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or visiting the numerous attractions. It is situated just 200 metres from the Grand Western Canal nature reserve - with excellent walking, fishing and cycling along 12 miles of canal.

Further afield are the historic town of Wellington, the Blackdown Hills and of course the open expanses of Exmoor. The coasts of West Somerset, North Devon, and South Devon, each with their unique features, are also easily accessible

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 80 km, Nearest railway: Tiverton Parkway 8 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 Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 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
Access Parking
Further details indoors

As well as being an excellent base, we set out to make a luxury holiday home as well, so you can relax away from it all. 'The Byre' is furnished throughout in oak and leather, has superior beds and soft furnishings, a fitted kitchen and a state of the art TV (LED backlit with Blu-Ray player / home cinema) plus TV/DVD in both bedrooms.

'The Byre' has a delightful open plan kitchen / dining room / lounge with a newly fitted kitchen, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, ceramic hob and oven. The lounge features under-floor heating, a log-burning fire, and a high definition LED backlit TV, with blu-ray/DVD home cinema, CD player and iPod dock. The master bedroom is furnished in oak, has its own TV/DVD player, and en-suite with shower. The second bedroom features twin beds, convertible to a 'super-king' double bed. This room also features its own TV/DVD player, and gives access to the master (jack-and-jill) bathroom

Further details outdoors

The Byre is situated in an elevated tranquil rural location overlooking open farmland. There is a large terrace, stretching the length of the property with patio doors from both the master bedroom and the lounge. On the terrace is a luxury 6-person hot tub (from Coast Spas) providing perfect relaxation all year round. Private barbecue facilities and seating are also provided. The Byre is just a 200 metre walk from the Grand Western Canal nature reserve - superb for walking, cycling, fishing; hire boats are also available from Tiverton.

Further details

Normal changeover day is Friday, but this can be flexible outside of the peak season (May - August) and can also be flexible for late bookings subject to availability.

The West Country region

The Byre is situated in the heart of the rural West Country on the Devon / Somerset border. The warmer climate provides for excellent local produce and the area is famous for some of its superb cider (why not visit one of our local cider farms to try the real thing!).

The delightful Grand Western Canal nature reserve / country park is right on our doorstep. This fascinating 12 mile canal is all that was was built of a much more ambitious project (the intention being to link Taunton with Exeter and beyond). It is now a haven for wildlife, and fish and is an excellent location to start exploring the local area, on foot or by bike (the towpath is superb for children, being flat, and of course, completely free of motorised traffic)

Within easy reach are the sandy beaches of the south Devon coast, or the surfers paradise in north Devon (Croyde, Wollacombe and Saunton Sands are all top family favourites)

Just 30 minutes away are the open expanses of Exmoor, truly deserving its status as an area of outstanding natural beauty, with numerous opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding or just enjoying nature at her best.


The nearest town to 'The Byre' is Wellington (8km), featuring convenient supermarkets, surrounded by local independent stores and excellent restaurants for all the family. Taunton (the county town) famous for cider, cricket, and much more is just 17km away and features more extensive shopping and entertainment, including multi-screen cinemas, bowling etc.

There are numerous attractions for family days out. Children will love 'Diggerland', 'Wookey Hole', 'Woodlands', 'Tropiquaria', and 'Crealy' adventure park - but there are many others. The Fleet Air Arm museum near Yeovil is also an excellent family day out.

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21 Aug 2014


"Oasis of peace and Tranquility"

I am must say i am writing the same comments as the other comments made, it was a fantastic place in a perfect location.The Byre was very clean modern and faultless, the location, quiet, relaxing , (e… More

13 May 2014



It was a very pleasant stay!!! My son had a great time. He loves the countryside and the game console was a bonus, as he seemed write at home! Shame the stay was so short and hope one day, we will r… More

28 Sep 2013


"The perfect country escape"

We visited The Byre for a 4 night mid--week break. The cottage is furnished to an incredible standard and is very cozy. The hot tub is exactly what is needed with fantastic views over the countryside.… More

24 Aug 2013


"Congenial host, all creature comforts and superb location"

Highly recommend this home from home with a lovely view. We had decent weather so made the most of the outdoor eating area. Being mid way between Sidmouth and Minehead both coasts were thoroughly expl… More

28 Jul 2013


"A lovely getaway!"

We (2 couples) stayed at the Byre back in April this year for 2 nights. The cottage is beautifully furnished and has a real home from home feel to it. Everything you could need is provided for you, ev… More

10 Jun 2013



We stayed at The Byre this weekend (7th-10th June) and me and my partner loved everything about it. The cottage itself its very well furnished with good taste very homely. The area around The Byre is unspoilt and the views are stunning. Wellington town is only 10 minuet drive with shops and few local pubs. Also just down the drive from The Brye is a gorgeous walk along the canel, If you want a quiet easy weekend/week away this is 100% the place.
Will defiantly be coming back.

20 Aug 2012


"Stylish holiday home in lovely surroundings"

'The Byre' is situated at the top of a winding country lane, just a short walk from an idyllic, unspoilt stretch of canal. It has a wonderful view over fields, all the more enjoyable when se… More

20 Mar 2012


"Amazing views, amazing house, didnt want to leave."

My partner and I stayed at The Byre for 5 nights from the 13th March. We contacted the owner Tim, who couldnt have been more helpful. We have never holidayed within the UK before and just wanted somet… More

15 Oct 2011


"Beautiful Cottage In An Excellent Location"

We booked the holiday cottage for ourselves, our 2 sons aged 15 and 13 and our dog. When we arrived at the holiday cottage we were very pleased. The cottage was immaculate and the decor and furnishi… More

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