Orchard Barn is a detached barn conversion in the fringes of the Quantock Hills.
The Barn has a really large, level and fully enclosed garden.
The cottage has a light and bright kitchen/dining area - the living space is all open plan with French windows to the garden.
This is the cosy living room part of the open plan ground floor.  The door in the photograph is to the main bedroom
This is the master bedroom.  The bed offers a touch of luxury to the feel of the room, which overlooks the large enclosed garden
This lovely view is from the top of the Quantock Hills looking far across the Vale of Taunton to Exmoor.
Another view of the master bedroom.  There is plenty of space here.
This is the  shower room.
This is the single bedroom, another very comfortable room with views to the front of the cottage.
Another view of the single bedroom.
Guests all receive a very warm welcome here.
This is a real home from home with all the equipment you will need
This is the view from the top of the Quantock Hills, a 9.5 thousand acre area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Where the Quantock Hills dip down to the sea, you will find this amazing Jurassic Beach at Kilve.A wonderful place to explore rock pools and rock formations

Orchard Barn


4.5 miles NE of Taunton / Sleeps 3 + cot*

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7 Nights from  £362

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

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

January 2019

Excellent cottage, warm and cosy and really clean. Fantastic enclosed garden which was superb for our blind spaniel.

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.

October 2018

Superb cottage and large lawn fully secure so dog cant escape.We will book again.

July 2018

Its quiet, secure garden for the dogs (Skye Terriers). Comfort especially the bed was great as usual.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

December 2017

Received a very warm welcome.Our first thought was......we are going to like it here.

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.

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.

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.

July 2017

Lovely stay. Lovely location. Very quiet. Very relaxing

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.

May 2017

The cottage was everything you would expect from a holiday let. Nice location to be based and explore the South West.

May 2017

Well equipped and comfortable cottage ideal for dog owners situated in a very quiet area of Somerset.

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.

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.