Hayloft is in the heart of Barrington – a National Trust conservation village near the historic market town of Ilminster in south Somerset. This welcoming barn conversion is within a small group of historic barns and has plenty of original features. There is a private enclosed garden and patio at the front, and inside the reverse level accommodation and floor to ceiling windows allow the light to flood in. Bright artwork gives a cheerful and contemporary feel to this well positioned home-from-home. This spacious and friendly cottage has under-floor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms and with a wood-burner in the living-room as well it is a great choice throughout the year. Flax Barn (2019) is in the same development.
This part of Somerset offers an amazing range of things to do. There is a cluster of historic houses to visit – Barrington Court of course, an easy walk from the cottage, where there is a cafe, restaurant and group of independent artisan craft workshops as well as the house and gardens. Then there is Montacute House, Tintinhull and Lytes Carey all within a 10 mile range. For those who love the countryside, try a walk to the top of the vast Iron Age fort at Cadbury Castle. From the top of the fort you can see across the whole county and into Dorset too. Ilminster is the nearest little town – a special treat to find a place where there is still a very strong and thriving range of independent shops to choose those holiday treats from. Further afield the incredible Jurassic Coast is an easy drive to the south – visit Lyme Regis and walk along the famous harbour. However, if you decide on a car-free day, Barrington village itself is a lovely setting to enjoy – a friendly local pub, a little local produce shop and all the wonderful walks around the estate. If you wanted to bring friends or family on holiday with you, you could book Flax Barn (2019) as this is within the same cluster of barn conversions – both cottages have space for you all to eat together at the end of a day out exploring this lovely part of the county.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with single bed (4')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD and tape player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, combination microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Take care with the very low beam, part of the structure of the original barn, which separates the kitchen and living areas.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 medium-sized cars
- Telephone coin-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub .25 miles
- Garden furniture
- Partial under-floor heating, 2 convector heaters and 1 NS heater
- Logs for wood-burner
Hayloft is the right-hand end of this lovely barn conversion in the historic National Trust village of Barrington.
The reverse level accommodation makes the most of the views - the first floor is a lovely open plan space.
The garden is at the front of the cottage - fully enclosed and very sunny when the weather obliges!
There is a wood-burner to add extra warmth for out-of-season holidays.
This grand farmhouse-style table will set the scene for happy family meals.
The kitchen is very well-equipped, with many items over and above our usual inventory.
A real home-from-home where you will feel very comfortable and relaxed.
The original barn window opens right up but do take great care - best to keep it shut if you are staying with children.
There are little details throughout the cottage that make it so homely....
....and some fun details that children will love!
This is the master bedroom on the ground floor. Plenty of storage space and a very comfortable bed.
The bedroom looks out over the front garden.
This is the single bedroom, also on the ground floor. The extra-sized (4') single bed is very comfortable for an adult as well as for children.
Another view of the single bedroom.
This is the main bathroom - very arty and colourful as well as being a lovely size.
This is the en suite for the master bedroom - another cheerful and spacious room.
Artwork on the bathroom walls is a lovely cheerful detail.
The exposed brickwork adds character too.
There is a private parking space down the driveway to the left and this is the gateway to your garden and front door.
Children will love the details here.
The lawned top part of the garden is a good place to sit and enjoy a drink.
This is a very cheerful cottage with lots of friendly touches
Mind your head on this feature beam between the kitchen and living area