Bumble Bee Barn is surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside in an edge of village setting.
This is the private deck with the super-size hot tub .The deck is surrounded by fencing and mature shrubs and is very private.
The sitting-area has luxurious antiqued leather sofas, the dining-table is in the middle of the room and the kitchen is at the far end.
The kitchen is well set out, extremely well-equipped and has unspoilt rural views from the kitchen sink! Not that you have to wash up as of course there is a dishwasher.
This is what a holiday is all about!
The open plan ground floor is spacious, bright and has French windows opening out to the garden.
What a wonderful start to the day!
The cottage is so relaxing - a real haven. Visit the local farm shop and have a wonderful supper at 'home'.
There are two wonderful squishy sofas and a deep armchair too. Plenty of choice for you all.
This is the double bedroom with its king-size bed and views across the countryside.
Another view of the double bedroom. There is plenty of storage and additional light from the Velux window.
This is the twin bedroom. This room is very spacious and looks far across the farmland with a glimpse of the Quantock Hills in the distance.
The twin bedroom is in a generous L-shape with the beds tucked around the corner.
The bathroom offers a lovely bath or a shower if you prefer. There is a heated towel rail for toasty towels.
You will find a little basket of treats in the bathroom.
Have fun spotting the bumble bee theme!
What a setting for the supersize hot tub, in a private garden with countryside views across the fields.
Bumble Bee Barn is surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside in an edge of village setting.
This side of the cottage has a lovely lawned garden and the patio.
This says it all!
Head up into the Quantock Hills across the Vale of Taunton. This is Headford Reservoir. There is a parking/viewing point where you can take in the beautiful view.
Head west to the classic english moorland of Exmoor, with it's iconic Exmoor ponies.
Explore the North Somerset coast with it's picturesque villages and the classic seaside town of Minehead.
Catch the West Somerset Steam Train from Bishops Lydeard just a couple of miles away. A great way to explore leaving the car behind.
Just a few miles away are the Somerset Levels, with waterways buzzing with insects and the air filled with birdsong.  You may even get a view of Glastonbury Tor.
The amazing beach at Kilve on the north Somerset coast. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famous for fossils.

Bumble Bee Barn


5.6 miles W of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 14)

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7 Nights from £530

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Set in the vale of Taunton, halfway between Exmoor National Park and the beautiful Quantock Hills and an easy drive from the coast, this is a perfect base from which to discover the variety that Somerset has to offer.

Set on the owners' 800 acre arable farm, only a few minutes' walk from the pretty village of Halse, Bumble Bee Barn is bright and cheerful. It has a contemporary open plan ground floor, spacious bedrooms upstairs, unspoilt countryside views and a completely private garden with decking and a fabulous super-size hot tub!

There are other historic villages nearby, such as Milverton and Bishop's Lydeard - for local shops and pubs. Bishop's Lydeard has a lovely farm shop near the steam railway station.

For a memorable day out, visit the coast by steam train on the West Somerset Railway from the little station at Bishop's Lydeard, just two miles away.

There are plenty of local walks but if you are feeling energetic, join the Coleridge Way walking route from West Quantoxhead high up in the Quantock Hills - the views from the top of these hills are stunning - right across the Bristol Channel to South Wales - you are sure to see a herd of deer before long.

In the other direction, you can easily reach Exmoor National Park - start the day with a late breakfast in the lovely little town of Dulverton and then head for the open moors.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

The hot tub may not be immediately ready to use on arrival, as sometimes it has to be drained and re-filled at changeover. There is WiFi at the property but please be aware that due to the rural location, connection can occasionally be slow or intermittent. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • No pets
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Hot tub/Outdoor bath
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .5 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full LPG-fired CH