Welcome to the Old Barn – a holiday cottage with a difference.
The Old Barn is a beautiful and historic holiday cottage located in Somerset, England. We offer cosy self-catered holiday accommodation for up to five people all year round.
The Barn is a great holiday cottage for those who want to explore the glorious Westcountry, and is within easy reach of the Mendip and Quantock Hills, Wells, Bath, Bristol and Glastonbury.
As its name suggests, the Barn wasn’t always a holiday cottage. In fact it has had a long and varied history. It is thought it began life as the brew house for the church directly opposite and its hospital in the Middle Ages. More recently it was used as a hay barn and as a builder’s store.
The barn was listed in 1985 by English Heritage (note the English Heritage photo was taken pre-renovation!), an acknowledgement of the barn’s historical significance.
The barn lay unused, unloved and derelict for many years. When we purchased it in 2000 – having lived next door since the early 1970s – the roof was leaking and the interior was jammed with building materials and rubble. We have spent the last ten years converting the barn into a cosy holiday cottage.
On the ground floor a large entrance hall opens on to one large fully furnished bedroom with one double bed, one single bed a desk and a chest of drawers. There is also a modern wet room with WC and a shower and a small alcove containing a washing machine. The Barn has underfloor heating which keeps it cosy throughout the year.
Walking up the solid oak staircase you reach the gallery floor. This is the Barn’s main living area containing an open plan kitchen/dining/living space. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric hob, oven, fridge, microwave/grill as well as cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils etc.
The living space holds a double futon sofa bed as well as other comfortable chairs. The Barn also has a TV with DVD player and a small selection of DVDs as well as a CD player/radio. The Barn also has free wi-fi for our guests.