Cheddar holiday barn rental, Draycott with internet access, balcony/terrace and walking and log fire

The Byre

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The Byre

Barn / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 137223

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Barn / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach Weston-super-Mare 20 km
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
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, 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
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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Somerset 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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1 Jun 2013



The pictures and description really do not do this cottage justice, it really is a home away from home. Everything is to a very high standard, with the extras provided by Charlotte and Nigel just adding the finishing touch and making things even more special and personal (cake, biscuits, tea, coffee, milk). The location is ideal for access to Cheddar, Burnham and Street, within a lovely garden setting. We will definitely be recommending this cottage to friends/family and hope to return again very soon.

15 May 2013


"Fabulous first family holiday!"

We had a very enjoyable & comfortable stay at 'The Byre' ! It was our first holiday with our 5 month old son & we made an excellent choice in choosing this cottage. Charlotte & Nigel are very welcoming and should be very proud of the cottage as it is of a very high standard! Very clean & homely, they have just about thought of everything to make your stay very comfortable. It is set in a good location with lots of places to explore within an easy driving distance. We will & have recommended this property to our friends! We hope to return to explore more delights of Somerset in the near future & will definitely be staying at 'The Byre' again!

26 Mar 2013



Extremely clean and modern accomodation- couldn't fault anything. Just the right size for 2 people, with all you need (and cake!!!) Would definately stay again & recommend to friends.

2 Mar 2013


"Absolutely stunning cottage in a lovely setting"

We loved our stay at the Byre cottage, was decorated beautifully for our christmas stay, the cottage has everything you can possibly require with lots of information on nearby places to visit. Whilst we were there we had a trip to bath and enjoyed the gorgeous thermae spa (a must!), a trip to Bristol and Longleat which was lovely. Our holiday was lovely and relaxing, thanks so much for the lovely cake on arrival. Hope to return in the future. Emily and Darren.

23 Nov 2012


"Fantastic little retreat"

Lovely place set in great location for exploring the surrounding area. The finishing touches brilliant and really enjoyed our stay.

17 Nov 2012


"Fantastic property, clean and very well located for visiting Somerset!"

We had an amazing break largely due to this property and its owners (Nigel and Charlotte). We received an extremely friendly welcome and the owners were very attentive to our needs throughout our stay. The property was extremely clean and in excellent condition, in fact I’d go as far to say it was faultless! It had everything you could expect to find in a holiday home and more (books, DVD’s, Games, etc) and was very well located! The wood-burner was a particular highlight of our stay for the cold month of October. We’d like to thank the owners for the welcome hamper of tea, coffee, biscuits, milk and homemade cake. We had a lovely time and look forward to visiting again in the future! Thoroughly recommended!!

1 Nov 2012


"Relaxing, perfect stay"

Great stay, great cake, lovely view, relaxing atmosphere and wonderful hosts. Perfect location for seeing all of Somerset

25 Sep 2012


"A rare find, luxurious and in a beautiful location."

What a fabulous break we had, The Byre is a beautifully clean and contemporary property in a wonderful part of Somerset. The surrounding area had plenty to keep us amused and we will definately return for another visit. We cannot recommend The Byre highly enough, the extra touches left by Nigel and Charlotte along with the relaxing surroundings make it a 10/10 rental for a short break or longer stay.

15 Sep 2012


"A home from home"

The Byre didn't disappoint, it's both homely and contemporary with everything you could need from a Holiday Let. Access to and from the property is slightly awkward but by the end of the week it was mastered. We didn' t actually make any time to look around Draycott, but found it an excellent base from which to explore. Wish it was nearer to where we live, would love to have a few long weekends there in the Autunm and be able to use the log burner. We wish Nigel and Charlotte every success with the ' Byre' but can only see it going from strengh to strengh.

22 Apr 2012


"One of the nicest places we've ever stayed in!"

We stayed in The Byre for a week and we would highly recommend this delightful place - it is a 'home from home.' Nigel and Charlotte have thought of everything, from the provision of tea, coffee, milk, bisuits and a delicious cake on our arrival to a selection of books, DVD's and games if the weather is wet! (We were even hoping for a wet day so we could stay in and light the wood burner). The use of an i-pod dock was great and internet access too. We visited Wells which we loved and it was great being able to explore the countryside on a walk from The Byre recommended by Nigel. We enjoyed every moment of our stay at The Byre and are definitely going back!

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