'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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|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|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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 website is set to allow inquiries for any check-in day, but please note we try to restrict this to Friday in the summer in order to keep prices down. Check in is usually 3.30pm; check out 10.00am
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 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.