Situated in the National Trust conservation village of Barrington, Flax Barn is one of four properties created from a group of historic barns, and is a comfortable, well placed base for exploring south Somerset and west Dorset. This welcoming cottage, with exposed beams and stonework and a wood-burner giving it traditional character and extra warmth throughout the year, is peaceful and homely. The accommodation is reverse level with the bedrooms and bathroom downstairs. Upstairs the living-room has a high ceiling, well-equipped kitchen-area, large dining-table and colourful artwork on the walls. Access is via a shared gravelled courtyard but there is a sheltered and private garden area just for Flax Barn's guests. Hayloft (2403) is in the same development.
With its picturesque thatched cottages and historic church, Barrington epitomises the country village idyll. There is also a friendly local pub and a little local produce shop for fresh seasonal vegetables. The National Trust's Barrington Court house and gardens is just a short walk away through the village. There you can visit the artisan craft workshops, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the restaurant in the main house, choose presents from the gift shop and stroll in the beautiful gardens. 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. Guests often take a day out visiting the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis as this is a very easy drive via Axminster. In addition to the National Trust properties in this area – Montacute, Tintinhull, Lytes Carey, garden lovers will love East Lambrook Gardens just a few miles away. For a sociable holiday with friends or family, book Hayloft (2403) as it is a neighbour in this peaceful cluster of just four barn conversions. Both cottages have welcoming farmhouse dining-tables that would seat you all.
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
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
- Regret no pets
- 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
Flax Barn is this corner property in the historic Priory Barns development.
There is a lovely garden-area with a summerhouse, deck chairs and a barbecue.
The accommodation is reverse-level and open plan so that you can make the most of the views.
A welcoming farmhouse kitchen-table and dresser give friendly character to this barn conversion.
Somerset has historic landscapes as well as ancient buildings and villages - this is Cadbury Iron Age fort.
The kitchen is tucked into one corner of the open plan living space, separated from the living-area with a further run of units.
Treat yourselves to a hearty breakfast and then set out on foot to wander through this gorgeous village and through the National Trusts Barrington Estate.
Enjoy an early morning coffee at this little bistro-table.
This is the double bedroom.
A real home-from-home.
There are colourful artistic touches throughout this cheerful property.
This is another view of the double bedroom - with masses of storage space.
This is the twin bedroom, facing out towards the entrance courtyard.
The bathroom is on the ground floor with the bedrooms - offering a bath as well as a shower.
Children are just as welcome here and they will certainly enjoy all the little details.
The garden is a sun-trap!
This view is from the front door looking back up the path with the summerhouse in front of you and the garden around the side of the fencing to the right.
Evenings around the table after a day out exporing - the perfect way to end the day.
The National Trust's Barrington Court is on the doorstep, within walking distance through the beautiful village.
Yet another National Trust property nearby is Lytes Carey Manor.
Montacute House is nearby.