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.