Knights Barton is in a peaceful setting on the edge of the village of Halse, one of the prettiest in Somerset, between the Quantock Hills and Exmoor. This top quality, deceptively spacious home-from-home makes the most of the rural views, facing away from the main farmyard and the Owners’ farmhouse, with a beautifully planted enclosed courtyard garden at the front and a ‘secret’ sunken terrace at the back. The cottage has a large friendly farmhouse-style kitchen, a welcoming sitting-room with a wood-burner, a sun-room and separate dining-room which both overlook the garden. There is even a piano! You can stroll to the renowned pub in the heart of the village in just a couple of minutes.
This welcoming cottage is a great base for exploring the north Somerset coast, the Exmoor National Park, the Quantock Hills and the Somerset Levels. Both the front courtyard garden and the tucked away patio at the back of the cottage are totally enclosed so very secure if you bring a dog or small children and you will be able to relax. There are lovely walks from the village so you can easily leave the car behind and go off exploring from the cottage. The village pub is a 5 to 10 minute walk, in the centre of the village. Whatever the season or the weather, Knights Barton is a very comfortable and cosy base. The Aga in the kitchen remains on until the summer months and, along with the wood-burner, keeps the cottage snug. However there is downstairs under-floor heating available on request should you suffer a cold snap.
Steps to Utility/Boot-room with tumble-drier
Steps to Kitchen with electric cooker, electric Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
The Aga is switched off during the summer months.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone with honesty-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Partial under-floor heating, 2 NS heaters and 1 electric convector heater
- Logs for wood-burner
Knights Barton is a fabulous barn conversion with a lovely enclosed cottage garden.
Knights Barton is a top quality home-from-home.
The dining-room links through to a further garden-room, both with French windows to the little garden.
The farmhouse-style kitchen looks out over a 'secret' back garden.
The sitting-room is very welcoming and comfortable.
The light and airy sitting-room has a door through to the sun-room.
There is a welcoming wood-burner in the sitting-room.
This cottage is very spacious and light. This is the view from the living-room along the corridor to the kitchen, with the sun-room and dining-room to the right.
A view of the sheltered front garden.
The dining-room is delightful.
There is a wonderful sun/garden-room to enjoy.
The galleried landing creates space and light in this top class barn conversion.
The spacious double bedroom.
A view of the master bedroom.
The pretty twin bedroom.
The very well sized family bathroom.
Even the 'back' of the cottage has been beautifully planted.
There is even a lovely piano for the musicians amongst you to enjoy.
The courtyard garden is sheltered and fully enclosed.
There is attention to detail throughout the cottage.
The West Somerset Steam Railway sets off from the next village just a five minute drive away.
Another view of the courtyard garden at the front of the cottage.
Halse sits in this valley, halfway between Exmoor and The Quantock Hills.
Wimbleball Lake on nearby Exmoor is great for walks and watersports.
The main street of medieval Dunster, with the castle in the distance - now a National Trust property.
Hestercombe Gardens on the outskirts of Taunton offers lakeside and woodland walks, as well as a cafe and gift shop.
The East Devon coast is just under an hour's drive away - excellent for a full day out.
This is the amazing view from the top of the Quantock Hills at West Quantoxhead - overlooking the Bristol Channel to South Wales!
You may just decide to relax at the cottage and take in the peaceful surroundings!