Mrs Copley November 2023
Lovely cottage, dogs enjoyed the fully enclosed garden and didn’t need to be on leads all the time. Cottage well equipped and in peaceful surroundings. A welcome pack was appreciated and Emily came to welcome us to the cottage. We had only been there 2 hours and booked again for next year.
Mrs Smith October 2023
Great cottage, great location. The large garden was great for the dog. Loads of lovely walks close by. Was great on arrival to have the nice touches of tea, coffee , sugar , milk and a yummy cake!
Mrs Barber October 2023
Lovely barn with fantastic enclosed garden for the dogs In beautiful surroundings. Well equipped with good quality bedding, towels and soft furnishings. Easy access to M5 and quantocks. A number of great walks close by, Kingswood just 5 mins in the car. We would be happy to return.
Mr Levett September 2023
Orchard Barn is excellent in all respects we had a very relaxed stay and our labrador enjoyed the large, secure garden and the even larger paddock. We will use this cottage shoul we come to this area again. A very warm welcome from the helpful Emily.
Mr Ruby September 2023
Having stayed here twice this cottage is perfect in every way. You have everything you need to enjoy and chill out in this peaceful tranquil cottage. The huge garden is so amazing for my two dogs to run and play in, they enjoyed it so much. The freedom you feel, the picturesque walks, the location all helps us unwind. We will definitely be returning. We love orchard barn.
mrs Heskett September 2023
Ideal for couples, very quiet. Plenty of room in the garden for the dog to run around
Mrs Angell July 2023
Fantastic place to stay with its lovely large and safe garden, well located for trips out to the Quantock hills Exmoor and Dartmoor , Happy Days
Mrs Morgan June 2023
Had a lovely weeks stay, weather was glorious and plenty of walks to do in the local area. However the barn could do with some TLC for example some chipped crockery, stains on walls, carpet needs cleaning. The garden was great and our dog loved it but the fencing on 2 sides of the garden needs a new fence. The wire was stretched in places and our dog could get through, he escaped 3 times. The garden gate needs fixing and BBQ, Umbrella and garden furniture needs a clean.
Mrs Cooper April 2023
Can’t fault this cottage and wouldn’t hesitate to use it again. It was ideal for our dog with the very appropriate safe lawned area.
Reply from Classic Cottages
It's great to see that your dog enjoyed the stay as much as you did! We hope to welcome you all back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Mappley April 2023
One of the best holiday homes we have stayed at, so much so one of our friends have booked Orchard Barn for their own holiday later in the year through our high recommendation to them.
Mrs Shakespeare December 2022
Lovely cottage in a pretty and quiet village, which was very easy to find and not too far from the motorway either. Thr cottage was very clean, cosy and warm and I had everything I needed for myself and my dog for the week and my dog loved to stretch her legs in the big, enclosed rear garden.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're pleased to read that you loved your stay at Orchard Barn and it suited the needs of both you and your dog so well. We very much hope you choose to return in the future. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Crowther October 2022
The barn was very welcoming, owners were very polite and helpful. It was clean and homely with all essentials you would need. Lovely garden.
Ms Newton September 2022
Great for dogs , huge garden and lots of walks near by.
Mr Wood September 2022
We had a lovely stay at Orchard Barn. Very comfortable, homely feel to the place. Our dog enjoyed the large, secure garden. Nice to receive a personal welcome from Emily who was just a phone call away if we had any questions. We would return.
Ms Collins September 2022
This is our 2nd stay at Orchard Barn....it is lovely to be able to take 3 small well behaved dogs & know they are safe in the enclosed garden....Emily is just a call away if we needed anything... Excellent stay...
Mr Dunphy September 2022
Lovely property,all needs catered for,cosy and comfortable.Great for a dog-secure,but a lovely large back yard-our cocker loved it.Great country walks locally-for man and dog!Neighbours and fellow dog walkers very friendly and approachable.Owner very welcoming and helpful,and available for any queries.Overall,highly recommended.
Miss Wakeham September 2022
A great place to stay and explore Somerset. We had some lovely walks on the Quantocks and on the beach at Kilve and Berrow, visits to Hestercombe and Fyne Court and a trip to Minehead on the steam railway. All dog friendly, including some pubs and cafes, and with the great enclosed garden at the cottage, Pebble had a wonderful holiday!
Mrs Reddey July 2022
Very comfortable brilliant space for dogs. Lovely & quiet very relaxing. Friendly owners who were available 24/7 if needed. Would like to visit again.
Mr Martin July 2022
Lovely week at Orchard Barn discovering Somerset from a tranquil setting with a peaceful garden for people and dogs to relax in and enjoy! Very chilled week, thanks Emily!
Dr Glithro June 2022
We loved Orchard Barn. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the cottage was incredibly well equipped. Decent cooking equipment, sharp knives, teapot, large cafetiere and a dishwasher were all provided. The washing machine, and line was very useful although will remember to take a few pegs next time. WiFi was excellent. Books, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc all provided. Great walks within 20 mins drive or straight from your doorstep. It was a perfect relaxing holiday if you have a dog and just want to sleep in, walk, relax in the garden and eat lovely food. To be honest, we chose Orchard Barn purely because of the enclosed garden and quiet location. I have a highly energetic, noise sensitive border collie and although I always take him on holiday he often has to spend all week on a lead or long line as the gardens are not secure. That meant we were always having to watch him and he couldn't explore on his own. The garden at Orchard Cottage really was secure (high stone walls on two sides and 3'6" or 4 foot wooden fences with sheep wire on the other two sides. There was also an orchard and meadow (with ponies) to walk in too.
Our hosts were amazing too. We didn't really have any issues but on the few times we contacted them, they responded immediately.
Orchard Barn was our first time to Somerset (normally we go to Dorset, Devon or Cornwall) and we loved the cottage and the county. So much so, we are going back later in the summer and no doubt next year too.
The interior decoration was a little dated and a bit busy with so many pictures, cushions and lamps but this was not an issue. Our only problem was that the leather sofas were not very comfortable and really need upgrading. Maybe the cushions have just lost all their support but they seemed too low and the seats were not deep enough to be supportive. Just generally uncomfortable. This was the only thing we muttered about all week!
Mrs Whisby June 2022
Fantastic garden for dogs, completely safe and locked in. Although there are neighbours the barn is not overlooked at all.
Ms Bills May 2022
Perfect for anyone with dogs and surrounding area's are wonderful for visiting.
Mrs Welsh May 2022
We loved our stay at Orchard Barn. Lovely setting, the best dog friendly garden, gorgeous paddock to wander through (golden with buttercups during our stay). We enjoyed exploring an area new to us, especially walking in the Quantocks. We found the local pub(about a 20 minute walk) very friendly and a good place to eat. Thank you to Emily and family for the warm welcome.
Mrs Tarry April 2022
Very comfortable accommodation. Wonderful rural location - beautiful country. The many new roundabouts and poor signage around Taunton a nightmare ! - best to keep away.
Mr Ramsay April 2022
Website is fine and easy enough to navigate.
Mrs Tomlin April 2022
What a lovely cottage in a perfect location for country walks and day trips further afield. The cottage was exactly as described, with a large enclosed garden and easy access to brilliant walks. The welcome tray with a personal note, cake and treats for the dog was a lovely touch. We found the cottage super comfortable with a well equipped kitchen, a great shower and comfortable beds. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Mrs Thomson April 2022
We had a wonderful stay in April. 2 adults, 2 children and one daft dachshund. The barn was ideal for what we needed. We could cook and eat in comfort, beds were cozy and the outlook was beautiful. We very much enjoyed the orchard and paddock and surrounding walls, as well as good road access for visiting and exploring the area. Our hosts were extremely welcoming and warm and we hope to return soon.
Mrs Lovell February 2022
The barn was extremely comfortable and in a very peaceful location whilst still being near to amenities. The owners could not have been kinder or more generous and genuinely concerned that we were enjoying our stay. I couldn't recommend this property more highly.
Mrs Hobday December 2021
Orchard Barn is situated very close to Oak Tree Barn with shared access and parking. The front of Orchard Barn overlooks the parking area and in not private. The garden was nice for our dogs, safe enough, although very small dogs maybe able to get through the wire fencing, the septic tank is in the middle of the garden. The cottage is very compact wifh limited space and the shower room is very small. The cottage is in need of a deep clean, wooden beams and lampshades were coverd in dust and cobwebs. Cutlery and baking trays had to be washed before use. Orchard Barn is not as private and seclided as we were lex to believe and we were very disappointed.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thank you for your review of Orchard Barn and we're sorry that it didn't quite hit the mark for you. We do try to be as accurate as we can with our online photos and descriptions, and we have tried to show this cosy property in an honest light with respect to size and location to the neighbouring Oak Tree Barn. We're so pleased that your dogs enjoyed the wonderful garden and whilst we do advertise the garden as being enclosed, it is good to keep in mind that we cannot guarantee any of our gardens to be 100% escape proof for some of our more determined four-legged guests! Please accept our apologies if there were some oversights during the changeover and we've passed your comments onto the owners. We're so pleased that we able to come to a satisfactory resolution for you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Tressa, Customer Support
Mrs Severn October 2021
The cottage was just perfect! Very clean and fully equipped. Excellent sized enclosed garden for dogs or small children.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We are so happy to read that you enjoyed Orchard Barn - your review is so lovely to read. We are glad that the garden worked so well for you and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support
Mr Ramsay September 2021
Dogs love the garden, we love the quiet and also the ability to relax in the garden taking in the sun and the wine.
Recommend the Maypole and the inns. Also Pynes farm shop in Birdgwater.
Mrs Ingram September 2021
The cottage is situated in a lovely part of Somerset. Wonderful walks all round. The closed in garden was fabulous for our two dogs. Emily the owner couldn't have been more helpful especially when we needed help a couple of times. The welcome pack she provided ( tea cake,biscuits for the dogs ) was a lovely gesture. The beds also were very comfortable. We had everything we needed for a very relaxing week, and hopefully will return soon.
Mrs Matthews August 2021
Lovely comfortable home from home property. Highly recommend.
Mrs Smith August 2021
Very welcoming on arrival and only a phone call away if needed.
Mrs Hawes July 2021
This was our second stay at Orchard Barn. It is so peaceful and our dog loves the safe garden and looking for rabbits in the paddock. We had a friendly welcome and appreciated the milk etc. that had been left for us. The cottage is well equipped and we had everything we needed. We loved walking in the Quantock Hills especially the combs when the weather was very hot.
Mrs Adams July 2021
Nice cosy cottage with a lovely enclosed garden especially waking up to a green woodpecker sharpening his beck on a stone. Plenty of room for two/three people for your holidays
mr willsher June 2021
Beautiful cottage with fabulous large enclosed garden , our dog didn’t want to come home!
Miss Armstrong June 2021
All in all a lovely relaxing week and Emily was very helpful and friendly
Ms Collins June 2021
Excellent location Facilities excellent Rural location but easy access to shops with short drive Fantastic area for dog walking Local book for guests dog walkers/walkers absolutely brilliant
Mr Claridge May 2021
Relaxing and comfortable. Very well equipped and lovely owner. Super large garden excellent for a dog and to sit out in. Would return again.
Miss Terrington October 2020
Stunning garden, fully enclosed and absolutely safe for dogs. Very friendly pony’s in the field opposite the property who love a scratch or two in the morning.
Mrs Ashpole September 2020
Despite the negative points we had a lovely week in the barn, especially after being in lockdown since March. Emily and her husband were very kind and helpful with the extra rug for our disabled dog, many thanks to them for that. The change of scene has really cheered us up. Despite the very narrow lanes it was easy to get back to normal sized roads when you wanted to get out. Every convenience at North Petherton.p
Miss Wolanek August 2020
Superb and very private get away for a relaxing break. Very quiet and peaceful with no light pollution and very little road noise. We felt very welcome with the roses and cake and there was tea and milk as well. Very well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine and all necessary soaps provided. Beds were very comfortable. The garden was well set apart with S tone walls to 2 sides and huge which was a real treat for the dogs and there was a supply of charcoal and wood for the barbecue and fire pit. Lots of places to visit and eat out either in Taunton or Bridgwater direction. Burnham-On-Sea was quiet enough to feel comfortable and safe during the pandemic. The book with local dog walks was really helpful. Totally recommended
Mrs Summersby July 2020
Lovely secluded barn. Very dog friendly with large enclosed garden. Cosy and well equipped for a couple. Very clean and felt safe. The Quantock Hills were beautiful with spectacular views.
Mrs Hawes July 2020
A lovely, peaceful cottage perfect for those with a dog. Our dog loved the big garden and the paddock. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and the shower was good. It was easy to get to North Petherton for any shopping. The Quantocks is a beautiful area for walking although driving on the very narrow lanes is quite scary!
Mrs Taylor January 2020
The cottage was lovely, really cosy and comfortable. The enclosed garden and the fields were perfect for the dogs.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Orchard Barn - what a lovely garden for the dogs to play and explore! We hope to see you again soon. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Ramsay January 2020
Quiet, but in easy reach of shops, especially Monkton Elm garden centre for breakfast and the Maypole for beer and a decent meal.
Mrs Hackney December 2019
The owner,Emily is one of Lifes treasures. The welcome pack and handwritten note begin a journey,where you encounter such a caring and helpful host, who does absolutely everything to make your stay one to remember. The grounds are spectacular and perfect for dogs as they are easily confined in the garden. My border terrier loved a flood lit prowl last thing at night before bedding down. The cleaning is really good and having facilities like dishwasher, and washer dryer, so handy if you are staying in the winter months.
I was warm, happy , well looked after and left feeling the world was a better place and inspired to become more caring in my own life. Thank you Emily!
Reply from Classic Cottages
Sometimes a holiday can be so much more than just a holiday...thanks so much for sharing your wonderful review and we'll be sure to pass on your appreciation to Emily. Tanya, Customer Support
Mrs Bennett November 2019
Our 4th stay at Orchard Barn and we will be back again... love it all, the cake on arrival...the garden is perfectly enclosed for our dog too which is a massive plus for us... Thank you classic cottages also for the lovely anniversary card which was waiting for when we arrived... such a perfect start to our weekend. We just love it here.
Mrs Salkeld September 2019
We had a wonderful stay at Orchard Barn. It was well equipped and comfortable. The garden was lovely so Piper the dog was very happy! We would certainly book again if we are back in the area. A special thank you to Emily who dealt with an issue immediately.
Mrs Bennett May 2019
This is our second stay at Orchard Barn and we have come back and already booked to return this year. It is a haven away from it all. We love the totally secure garden and so does our dog....we love the walks around the beautiful village...we find a new route each time we are out. Emily is a wonderful host and on hand for anything. The welcome tray on arrival is lovely and treats for the dog too. The new door to the back garden was very welcome. We just love it here.
Mr Ramsay April 2019
We have been on holiday there several times, the Skye terriers love the garden. The change to the door to the garden was very welcome and we enjoyed meals there in the evening.
The local church is really worth a visit and so is the Maypole Inn, Monkton Elm garden centre do a great breakfast.
Mrs Teverson April 2019
Orchard Barn provides everything needed for a comfortable stay whilst conveniently positioned for trips into Taunton and for exploring the numerous NT properties all within a short drive . Lovely quiet area with picturesque walks and a super welcoming pack. Would definitely recommend for a short stay and will rebook for our next visit to family in Taunton. Thank you to Emily and her family.
Mr Gardner April 2019
It was brilliant we had a good time and enjoyed our selves would recommend this to every one to try THANK you for a good time .
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks for reviewing Orchard Barn - it's great to hear you had such a wonderful time overall and we very much hope to welcome you again in the near future. Bryony, Customer Support
Mr Hillier March 2019
Cottage is Very small & needs a lot of work to update it
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're really sorry to hear that Orchard Barn didn't fit the bill for you - we will be in touch directly to discuss your thoughts and we'll certainly pass your feedback on to the owners. Kari, Customer Support
Mrs Enefer January 2019
Excellent cottage, warm and cosy and really clean. Fantastic enclosed garden which was superb for our blind spaniel.
Mr Anderson November 2018
The owner Emily came to see us after arriving. She made us feel really welcome and told us where everything was, she even advised us on some good walks for us and our dog. There was some lovely welcoming gestures ie cake and dog treats. The barn was lovely and well furnished. The garden was excellent for our dog as enclosed and a really good size.
Mrs March October 2018
Superb cottage and large lawn fully secure so dog cant escape.We will book again.
Mr Ramsay July 2018
Its quiet, secure garden for the dogs (Skye Terriers). Comfort especially the bed was great as usual.
Mr Allatt June 2018
Little slice of heaven. If you want to sit in the garden listening to the birds and nothing else, this is the place to be. Absolutely wonderful to relax away from the usual chaotic lifestyle many of os have.
Mrs Mattock May 2018
Highly recommended especially with having a cottage next door. Ideal for two families. Perfect for dogs with the large garden. Incredibly peaceful location too
Mrs Bennett April 2018
Amazing secure enclosed garden. Lovely furnishings. Emily the host was lovely. Very welcome cake and dog treats with towel on arrival. Perfect for what we wanted.
Mr Bourne April 2018
Loved the large walled garden and homely touches such as the bird table buy the patio doors. The place felt 'home from home' and the bed was comfy. Nice to be able to bring the dogs with us too.
Mrs Dear December 2017
Orchard barn was a perfect get-away with the dogs, a lovely warm welcome with a beautiful Christmas tree and some Christmas cup cakes, milk in fridge and a clean well presented property. Walks from the door step and beautiful Quantocks close by, we had a lovely break and would highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Glover December 2017
Received a very warm welcome.Our first thought was......we are going to like it here.
Mr Ramsay November 2017
Quiet, but within reach for a short break. Distance to shops is good as is Monkton Elm garden centre for an excellent breakfast.
Mrs Reeves October 2017
Emily came to see us at the cottage just to check that everything was ok - the cottage met all our expectations and was perfect for us and our two dogs, and we would definitely like to return! Just perfect - wonderful walks directly from the cottage and the cottage garden was brilliant, we never had to worry about our girls escaping because it was really safe and secure! Thank you. Real peace of mind.
Mrs Sharp August 2017
Lovely peaceful setting. Ideal for dog owners, with super secure large garden area. Plenty of contrasting woodland and beach walks and excellent variety of places to eat, relax and enjoy. Friendly owners and a warm welcome with lovely extra touches.
Mr Uccellini July 2017
Lovely stay. Lovely location. Very quiet. Very relaxing
Mr Salter June 2017
Well equipped cottage .Good location for countryside And coastal trips ,plenty of pubs nearby that will allow dogs into the bar area's for food& drinks.
Mrs Purvis May 2017
The cottage was everything you would expect from a holiday let. Nice location to be based and explore the South West.
Mr Bullock May 2017
Well equipped and comfortable cottage ideal for dog owners situated in a very quiet area of Somerset.
Mrs Kimmance March 2017
I loved it-my first ever holiday on my own.The family were extremely charming and I hope to go again. It was so peaceful and my chihuahuas loved the country walks. It was perfect.
Mr Langran February 2017
I think I have covered it all on the previous page. I would give 5 stars for the garden and 2 for the cottage so I have gone with 3 overall but if you publish the stars you should highlight the downsides (shower room, lack of kitchen cupboard space, no laundry room, a bit cramped) as well as the upsides (lovely garden, nice main bedroom).
Good or bad, we publish all the reviews left by the guests who have stayed in this cottage, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines.