Hayloft is in the heart of Barrington near the historic market town of Ilminster in south Somerset.
This welcoming barn conversion is within a small group of historic barns and has plenty of original features. There is a private enclosed garden and patio at the front and inside, the reverse level accommodation and floor to ceiling windows allow the light to flood in. Bright artwork gives a cheerful and contemporary feel to this well positioned home-from-home.
This spacious and friendly cottage has under-floor heating in the kitchen and bathroom and with a wood-burner in the living-room as well, it is a great choice throughout the year. Flax Barn (2019) is in the same development.
This part of Somerset offers an amazing range of things to do. There is a cluster of historic houses to visit – Barrington Court of course, an easy walk from the cottage, where there is a cafe, restaurant and group of independent artisan craft workshops as well as the house and gardens. Then there is Montacute House, Tintinhull and Lytes Carey all within a 10 mile range.
For those who love the countryside, try a walk to the top of the vast Iron Age fort at Cadbury Castle. From the top of the fort you can see across the whole county and into Dorset too.
Ilminster is the nearest little town – a special treat to find a place where there is still a very strong and thriving range of independent shops to choose those holiday treats from. Further afield, the incredible Jurassic Coast is an easy drive to the south – visit Lyme Regis and walk along the famous harbour. However, if you decide on a car-free day, Barrington village itself is a lovely setting to enjoy – a friendly local pub and all the wonderful walks around the village.
If you wanted to bring friends or family on holiday with you, you could book Flax Barn (2019) as this is within the same cluster of barn conversions – both cottages have space for you all to eat together at the end of a day out exploring this lovely part of the county.
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with single bed (4')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD and tape player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, combination microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Take care with the very low beam, part of the structure of the original barn, which separates the kitchen and living-areas.
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 medium-sized cars (one behind the other)
- Telephone coin-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- Partial under-floor heating, 2 convector heaters and 1 NS heater
- Logs for wood-burner
The open plan living/dining-area is separated from the kitchen-area by a low beam.
Hayloft is one of just four barn conversions in the historic National Trust village of Barrington.
The enclosed garden is at the front of the cottage - fully enclosed and catches plenty of sunshine.
The new kitchen balances perfectly with the traditional style of this lovely welcoming property.
This window opening is a feature of the original barn when it really was a hayloft. This listed building has this low sill so do keep closed when children are staying.
This is the master bedroom which has a new en suite shower-room.
There is a lovely farmhouse dining-table - plenty of seating if your party books Flax Barn too.
An overall view of Hayloft in its setting within the small group of barn conversions - just three others.
You will feel welcome as soon as you arrive at Hayloft. It is a real home-from-home.
This is the new en suite shower-room.
There is a wonderful family bathroom too, with a deep bath and a separate shower cubicle.
This is the single bedroom. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are on the ground floor.
The lawned top part of the garden is a good place to sit and enjoy a drink.
Mind your head on this feature beam between the kitchen and living-area.
A traditional barn conversion with all you will need for a lovely stay in this National Trust conservation village.
Have a wonderful day out on the North Somerset coast, from Minehead to Dunster and beyond. Castles, Steam Trains, cream teas and ice-cream will all be within easy reach.
Fancy a spot of bird-watching? Visit Ham Wall and the Somerset Levels nature reserves and see wonderful wildlife - and maybe Glastonbury Tor.
Cross the border into Dorset and spend a day in historic Lyme Regis. Visit the Cobb and the quaint harbour and hunt for fossils at low tide.
Visit the atmospheric 14th Century ruined castle at Nunney. It's owned by English Heritage and visitors are allowed entry via a wooden bridge.