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The Old Threshing Barn

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Barn | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Situated in Exmoor National Park the property, a former threshing barn built in natural stone, was converted to a holiday let in August 2014. All ground floor, the Barn has a wonderfully evocative view out across Wimbleball lake that is just 100 metres from your door. There is direct access to the lake across private land. Open beams and a four poster bed make this a lovely romantic retreat. For the more adventurous, just half a mile away, there is windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and fly-fishing available from the South West Lakes Water Sports Centre. As well as a four poster bed the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. There is a twin bedroom and a full size double sofa bed (in the lounge) which can between them accommodate up to a further four guests.

The property is located on a working farm and guests are welcome to join in with farming activities throughout the year. The surrounding area has much to offer from the dramatic Exmoor coastline, wonderful open moorland and wooded walks to the beaches of the Devon and Somerset Coast.

The property has its own private garden with a picnic table and parasol as well as the all important BBQ. Sky TV and a log effect fire make this a really cosy retreat.

One well behaved dog (with responsible owner) is also accepted. For those of you interested in the Iron Man Event the barn is approximately 10 mins walk from the start line.

There is no Wi-Fi but internet access can be arranged on request if you need to check emails etc. All bed linen and towels are supplied weekly and are included in the cost.

In the field adjacent to the Old Threshing Barn is a small quiet campsite for tents only, so if you have a larger party you may want to enquire about camping.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

The Somerset region

Upton, Exmoor

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Review 1-8 of 8

16 Jan 2015

5/5

"Wonderful break"

The weather wasn't the best (rain and snow), but this was a wonderful break. The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed, and the owners were very hospitable and helpful. Would hap… More

11 Nov 2014

5/5

"One women and her dog."

First solo trip for 23 years - and well worth the wait! Barn was perfect, hosts were welcoming but not intrusive, unexpected provision of wine, chocolates and flowers were beyond lovely and the lake … More

2 Nov 2014

5/5

"A great place to stay. Spacious and lovely barn, on a welcoming working farm"

Brian and Caroline, were perfect hosts, and the bottle of red wine on arrival, was a nice and touching gesture.The barn is very comfortable, clean and has everything that you can expect, and even more… More

28 Oct 2014

5/5

"Spacious and well equipped barn conversion with amazing view"

Brian and Caroline provided an excellent service, on arrival we found a very nice bottle of wine, flowers and a card from them to help us celebrate my husband's birthday, a very thoughtful touch.… More

30 Sep 2014

5/5

"Relaxing Retreat"

The weekend was wonderful, the perfect way to escape from all the hussle and bussle of life with the beautiful countryside right on the doorstep. The barn was clean, comfortable and cosy and we spent … More

16 Sep 2014

5/5

"Best Exmoor cottage to date"

Being regular visitors to Exmoor we have stayed in many holiday lets and b&bs over the years. This lovely old barn was relatively new to the letting market and did not have much in the way of feedback… More

31 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic accommodation in an idyllic rural location"

We have just returned from The Old Threshing Barn with two teenagers and our dog Eddie. and have had a really wonderful time. The property was easy to book and our questions were answered promptly pri… More

27 Aug 2014

5/5

"Peaceful, rural location if a little remote!"

My family and I stayed here for a few days as a last-minute short getaway before our new addition arrives. The accommodation is newly refurbished and Brian and his wife were fantastic, welcoming hosts. The garden, backing onto the campsite, lacks a little privacy, however the view over the lake is stunning and it was great to have access to be able to walk around it.

Local amenities are a little sparse as you would expect from the idyllic location, so don't forget to stop en route for supplies! Having said this, there is a pub at Brompton Regis, a short drive away, which does excellent food, and there is a village shop there too although be warned this shuts daily at 1. Pullhams Mill on the road to the farm is an absolutely essential visit for their cream tea, beautiful wares and hospitality.

There was absolutely no Internet access or mobile network around the whole location so be aware of this if you are needing gps directions or intend to book activities whilst staying at the barn.

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Calendar last updated:28 Jan 2015

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