Hayloft is one of just four barn conversions in the historic National Trust village of Barrington.
The open plan living/dining-area is separated from the kitchen-area by a low beam.
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.
The new kitchen balances perfectly with the traditional style of this lovely welcoming property.
The enclosed garden is at the front of the cottage - fully enclosed and catches plenty of sunshine.
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 master bedroom which has a new en suite shower-room.
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.



2.8 miles NE of Ilminster / Sleeps 3 + cot

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7 Nights from  £387

August 2020

We absolutely loved our week away in The Hayloft. The upside down living meant you could look at the sheep and horse in the field across the road whilst watching TV. Sunday lunch in the Barrington Arms was amazing and the locals were really friendly. It’s in a great location for beautiful country drives and close enough to the coast for trips to Lyme Regis and Seaton. We would love to stay there again.

August 2020

We had a fabulous time, Hay Loft was very spacious and a really well kitted out kitchen. We will be recommending to friends and family

July 2020

Delightful upside-down cottage with modern kitchen and bathroom. Tastefully furnished and cosy. Great location for visiting the coast and surrounding countryside including national trust properties.

September 2019

We had a very comfortable few days - the village is very pretty & Barrigton Court is well worth visiting. Good food at the local pub. The road can be busy at times - we discovered a mirror in hedge opposite on our last day which helped with pulling out of the drive!

September 2019

Fabulously clean and comfortable cottage, ideal for exploring Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Avon and of course Somerset.

September 2019

Impressed with the administration, advice and regular contact made by the Classic agency staff - this was very helpful and much appreciated. We may need to consider location or roads and local attitude to this if booking again in the future - we do need some peace and quiet when having a break.

June 2019

The Hayloft is a really well sized property and very comfortable and well furnished, like a home stay. The kitchens and bathrooms are high-spec and well fitted out. The location is very peaceful. We would definitely stay here again.

April 2019

This is a lovely, comfortable property in a beautiful NT village. The local pub The Barrington Boar was very welcoming. It was an excellent location for visiting many NT properties.

February 2019

Had a wonderful stay at the Hayloft. Barn was fully equipped with a 'homely and cosy' feeling. Didn't want for anything in the Barn and extras such as wood for the burner and milk and biscuits were very much appreciated. Would definitely return and recommend The Hayloft without hesitation. Thank you.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Somerset - it sounds as though you were very warm and cosy for your winter break! We hope that you might find an opportunity to return in the future. Tanya, Customer Support

October 2018

A clean, comfortable, cosy, well appointed cottage... home from home ... as well as being a great base for exploring the local area.

October 2018

I don't think as regards cleanliness, comfort or equipment it could be fairly faulted. It is tastefully decorated. Especially nice to find cups, saucers, teapots, and an interesting selection of mugs.

June 2018

Comfortable spacious accommodation 5 minutes walk to a great pub.

May 2018

Great location, we loved Barrington. It’s such a pretty village. Being just a few minutes walk from Barrington Court was a huge bonus- a fabulous place and we loved it.

May 2018

A very cozy cottage and in the living room you can enjoy the setting sun. A great fireplace, which is very easy to use and heats up very quickly. The many pictures sometimes make you feel like in a gallery. A good base for touring the great outdoors, to Cider Mills, to many beautiful gardens and National Trust locations nearby.

April 2018

You happily rearranged our visit which we had to cancel due to the bad snow back in March. No problems rebooking all went smoothly. Beautiful house and walks I'm sure we will be back.

March 2018

It was perfect there is nothing more I can add..simply perfect!

October 2017

Barrington village is idyllic, it’s perfectly possible to spend a day idling the time away walking, visiting Barrington Court, browsing in the craft studios and talking with the makers. We managed to buy most of our Christmas gifts in the woodturners studio, including a couple of beautiful souvenirs for ourselves. We will definitely use Classic Cottages again if we want to visit the West Country.

September 2017

Well appointed cottage in an excellent location. Pub within 5 minutes walk had first class restaurant. Highly recommended.

August 2017

A lovely cottage in a great location with a good village pub serving good food and beer within a few minutes walk. A National Trust property within 15 minutes walk through the village.

Barrington was a good base to explore Somerset and National Trust properties in particular.

July 2017

Very comfortable and clean cottage/barn in lovely village. Within easy strolling distance of the Barrington Boar pub, which provides fantastic food and is very welcoming and friendly. Excellent central Somerset location with loads to see and do without having to drive for miles.

July 2017

A fantastic cottage, decorated with great taste. Everything exceeded our expectations and we are sure to come back.

June 2017

A very comfortable, roomy cottage decorated and equipped to a pretty high standard. We had a most enjoyable week in this lovely part of Somerset - walking, visiting gardens & houses and just chilling.

June 2017

The property is beautifully decorated, full of character, spacious and with the benefit of having 2 large bathrooms. Barrington is a charming and friendly village with easy access to many places of interest. You can easily walk to Barrington Court and on to the Somerset levels. We were lucky that our visit corresponded to the village Open Gardens Sunday which was an excellent opportunity to see parts of the village and views we wouldn't otherwise have seen.

May 2017

Excellent position for Devon and Dorset coasts with a very good dining pub very close by. The cottage is well decorated, large for 4 people and well equipped. The west facing front garden is private and excellent for afternoon and evening sitting out.

February 2017

Great cottage for an out of season break , it may be cold and frosty outside but certianly a warm and cosy retreat inside , thank you .

October 2016

This property has been well equipped and well maintained. The owners have considered the needs of their guests a have not stinted in providing for them. Providing small items such as toilet rolls, hand soap and cleaning materials make a difference to guests who need to travel light. A excellent cottage for those who like to visit National Trust properties and/or explore the delightful county of Somerset.

September 2016

An unusual cottage with the lounge upstairs, bright and cheerful and thoughtfully set up for visitors any-time of the year, a real home with comfortable beds and delightful modern artwork everywhere.

September 2016

We stayed for a very restful 10 days at Hayloft Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it . The cottage is a high quality barn conversion decorated to a very good standard with plenty of artwork, decorative ornaments and country-themed knick-knacks. The beds were comfortable and we slept well. The village is beautiful with plenty of thatched cottages and a very good pub. The National Trust property Barrington Court is a must-visit and Ilminster is close by with its quaint shops and streets and also a handy Tesco’s if you need to do some shopping. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hayloft to our friends and hope to stay there again sometime.

August 2015

very beautiful and spacious cottage

October 2014

Excellent value for money, situated in a charming conservation village. Warm and cosy, an ideal base for travelling in Somerset.

September 2014

Beware of the Wood lice!!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were so sorry to hear that you shared this lovely property with some unwelcome woodlice - we appreciate this was particularly troublesome as this is your own particular 'bete noire' (mine is spiders!!!), but we can happily report that the Owner has ensured that any additional visitors have been evicted. Tanya, Customer Support

August 2014

Spacious and well-appointed cottage in delightful village with splendid pub nearby!

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