Flax Barn is located in the beautiful south Somerset village of Barrington, not far from the Dorset border. Barrington Court - one of several National Trust properties in the immediate area - and its gardens, estate, tea shop and artisan crafts workshops are within strolling distance of the cottage. The gorgeous Somerset countryside is all around, but it is also a very easy drive to the breathtaking Jurassic Coast.
This lovely stone barn conversion is one of just four properties that have been created from an historic set of barns at the heart of the village. Flax Barn has the great advantage that it can be booked for two or four guests throughout the year.
Accessed via a shared gravelled courtyard, the reverse level accommodation gives a lovely view from the kitchen window over the fields and the cosy sitting-area with wood-burning stove looks out over gardens. As well as all the character that comes with a barn conversion with its beams and exposed stonework, there is a brand-new kitchen and bathroom. There are two ground floor bedrooms, one with a double and the other with twin beds.
With its picturesque thatched cottages and historic church, Barrington epitomises the country village idyll. There is a very friendly local pub, The Barrington Boar, which serves excellent food and The Barrington Garlic Farm and Shop offers locally grown seasonal produce as well as its renowned garlic and onions.
Flax Barn has dedicated off road parking and then a gravelled pathway to the front door. The tranquil little garden is to one side of the path and has a summer-house and garden chairs, the ideal spot for sipping a cooling drink on a sunny day.
One of the great things here is that there is such easy access from the A303 and M5 from Taunton and yet the village is one of Somerset's most peaceful and traditional settings. Other National Trust properties in this area are the grand Elizabethan Montacute House, Tintinhull for a stunning garden and Lytes Carey, a medieval house with an arts and crafts inspired garden. Garden lovers will also adore the internationally famous East Lambrook Cottage Gardens just a few miles away.
If you wanted to share a holiday with extended family or friends, Hayloft (2403) is in the same setting and there is space for you all to eat together in either cottage.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") and TV
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars (one behind the other)
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- 3 NS heaters and 2 panel heaters
- Logs for wood-burner
Somerset has historic landscapes, hills, iron age forts, the iconic Levels and Barrington village, home to Flax Barn, is itself a stunning National Trust village.
Flax Barn is this corner property in the historic Priory Barns development of traditional stone buildings. There is private parking for you.
Flax Barn has a sheltered garden with a summer-house where additional garden seating is stored for you to enjoy.
The open plan first floor has high ceilings and beams giving this space plenty of character.
There is a wonderful new contemporary kitchen with a view out over the fields across the road.
There is a little seasonal local produce shop just a stroll down the road. It specialises in locally grown garlic!
There is a farmhouse style dining-table next to the kitchen-area.
Another view to show you where the table is in relation to the living-area.
A farmhouse dresser adds even more character.
This is an ideal place to relax, a cosy cottage, a very pretty village, at the heart of Somerset.
The cottage is on reverse levels - the stairs open up into the living-area.
This is the main bedroom.
Another angle of the main bedroom to give you an idea of the space.
The bedroom sofa adds another feature as well as being useful.
This is the twin bedroom which looks out over the courtyard towards the garden.
There is a new bathroom here too. A lovely fresh design to balance with the traditional style of the cottage.
This view is from the front door looking back up the path with the summer-house in front of you and the garden around the side of the fencing to the right.
Barrington Court and gardens are just an easy stroll away through the village.
Yet another National Trust property nearby is Lytes Carey Manor.
Montacute House is nearby.