- Sports & activity
- Hot Tub
- Swimming Pool
- Cot / Highchair
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 30km
- Country Sports
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Short breaks available
Lavender Barn is a fabulous six bedroom barn conversion on the edge of a stunning Somerset conservation village. The 200 year old barn is beautifully finished, it boasts a swimming pool and a private hot tub, and there is a fantastic pub within strolling distance. What more could you want?
The barn has been sympathetically converted, with exposed red stone and oak flooring throughout, and luxurious, spacious and modern accommodation. Surrounded by stunning countryside and nestled between Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the location is a haven of peace and tranquillity. On site, there is a swimming pool, an enclosed garden, and lots of toys for the children, and off site there are outdoor activities, historic attractions and miles of footpaths and cycling tracks. This is the perfect location for holidays, get-togethers and special occasions.
This area offers a wide range of attractions for visitors, from views, beaches and wildlife to walks, riding trails and a cultural heritage spanning 5,000 years. Children will love Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, the West Somerset Railway and the various farms and zoos in the area. Adults will enjoy the wilderness of Exmoor Park, the magnificent Quantock Hills and Hestercombe Gardens, to name but a few attractions. And as Somerset is a county with sea, hills, moors, rivers and forests there is the opportunity to try any number of activities, from mountain biking, climbing and caving to golf, sailing, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting and fishing. There are lots of excellent pubs and restaurants in the vicinity – try the New Inn in Halse, The Globe in Milverton, the Carew Arms in Crowcombe, the Blueball Inn in Triscombe, the Rising Sun in West Bagborough, The Sanctuary in Taunton, Podshavers near Bishops Lydeard, and Clavelshay Barn in North Petherton.
The barn is close to Taunton, which has excellent rail links to the rest of the country. You can get full driving directions from the website.
Nearest Train Station:
The New Inn, Halse is a 5 minute walk away
Lots of beautiful beaches nearby
Farmers' market every Thursday in Taunton
There are six large bedrooms, all of which are en-suite and have top quality super king size beds. The rooms are stylish, cosy, light and airy, and the soft furnishings are fitted to the highest standards. The shaker-style kitchen/dining room is superbly equipped, and the sitting room, which has huge windows and doors opening onto the patio, is equipped with squishy sofas and the best in entertainment - a plasma television , WiFi, and an iPod dock.
Out on the sheltered patio is a private wooden hot tub and ample seating. A few strides away is a 35ft by 15ft heated indoor pool, which is for private use each morning (guests at our other two small holiday cottages are able to use it from midday). There is also a large garden, and a games room with table football, a pool table and a further television which you can plug games consoles into.
Linen, towels, bathrobes, fresh flowers, toiletries and a selection of local goodies are provided. We can lend you all sorts of baby and child accessories – just let us know at the time of booking. If you would like catering, meal delivery or a chef for the week we can organise it for you, and we can also organise pampering on site. See the website for more details. Locally you can purchase all the supplies you need, from meat and fish to vegetables, fruit, cheese, milk and of course cider.
Conditions of Rental
Dogs welcome by prior arrangement. Check-in is 4pm and check-out is 10am. A damages deposit of