Set in the vale of Taunton, halfway between Exmoor National Park and the beautiful Quantock Hills and an easy drive from the coast, this is a perfect base from which to discover the variety that Somerset has to offer. Set on the Owners’ 800 acre arable farm a few minutes’ walk from the pretty village of Halse, Bumble Bee Barn is bright and cheerful. It has a contemporary open plan ground floor, spacious bedrooms upstairs, unspoilt countryside views and a completely private garden with decking and a fabulous super-size hot tub! There are some other historic villages nearby such as Milverton and Bishops Lydeard - for local shops and pubs. Bishops Lydeard has a lovely farm shop near the steam railway station.
For a memorable day out, visit the coast by steam train on the West Somerset Railway from the little station at Bishops Lydeard, just two miles away. There are plenty of local walks but if you are feeling energetic join the Coleridge Way walking route from West Quantoxhead high up in the Quantock Hills – the views from the top of these hills are stunning – right across the Bristol Channel to South Wales – and you are sure to see a herd of deer before long. In the other direction you can easily reach the Exmoor National Park – start the day with a late breakfast in the lovely little town of Dulverton and then head for the open moors.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock. Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
The hot tub may not be immediately ready to use on arrival, as sometimes it has to be drained and re-filled at the changeover. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full LPG-fired CH
Bumble Bee Barn is surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside in an edge of village setting.
The great treat here is this lovely hot tub - in a very private side garden.
The sitting-area has luxurious antiqued leather sofas, the dining-table is in the middle of the room and the kitchen is at the far end.
The open plan ground floor is spacious, bright and has French windows opening out to the garden.
To the far side of the cottage is the lawned garden and patio. Again, a great level of privacy as all you look out over are the fields.
The kitchen is well set out, extremely well-equipped and has unspoilt rural views from the kitchen sink! Not that you have to wash up as of course there is a dishwasher.
What a wonderful start to the day!
The cottage is so relaxing - a real haven. Visit the local farm shop and have a wonderful supper at 'home'.
There are two wonderful squishy sofas and a deep armchair too. Plenty of choice for you all.
This is the double bedroom with its king-size bed and views across the countryside.
Another view of the double bedroom. There is plenty of storage and additional light from the Velux window.
This is the twin bedroom. This room is very spacious and looks far across the farmland with a glimpse of the Quantock Hills in the distance.
The twin bedroom is in a generous L-shape with the beds tucked around the corner.
The bathroom offers a lovely bath or a shower if you prefer. There is a heated towel rail for toasty towels.
You will find a little basket of treats in the bathroom.
The contemporary design is fresh and cheerful.
Have fun spotting the bumble bee theme!
Back to the highlight of the property - this super size hot tub in its own private garden-area. The Owner provides you with towels and there are even sun-chairs for wonderful lazy summer days.
This is the overall setting for the cottage - to the left of the farmstead, detached, private and with amazing open views.
There is plenty of space for parking right next to the cottage.
This side of the cottage has a lovely lawned garden and the patio.
Face on gives you an idea of the style and character of Bumble Bee Barn.
This says it all!
Head up into the Quantock Hills across the Vale of Taunton. This is Headford Reservoir. There is a parking/viewing point where you can take in the beautiful view.
Bumble Bee Barn is close to Exmoor National Park. This is Wimbleball Lake - with wonderful walks, sailing and a lovely tea shop.
The amazing beach at Kilve on the north Somerset coast. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famous for fossils.
Somerset has a wealth of historic houses to visit. This is Montacute near Yeovil - an easy drive from Taunton.
Catch the West Somerset Steam Train from Bishops Lydeard just a couple of miles away. A great way to explore leaving the car behind.
Everything here will make you feel so welcome.
There are even atmospheric night lanterns to set the scene for you.
The details are a sign of the fun that you will have here.