This cottage is the perfect base for exploring the ancient Somerset Levels and the very special RSPB sites for which this county is renowned. There are lovely walks here and Fig Tree Barn is also within easy reach of Wells, Glastonbury and Bath. The barn conversion is stylish, exceptionally spacious and feels very private. With under-floor heating throughout the ground floor, as well as a wood-burner, the whole property is warm and welcoming. There is a dedicated area for guests to sit outside beneath the pergola at the side of this pretty little bolthole and a gate takes you into the gardens of Wearne House where there is garden seating to make the most of the views, and a barbecue.
This part of Somerset has so much to offer. Bird lovers will be delighted with this location. The RSPB sites at Ham Wall, West Sedgemoor and the Greylake Reserve are close by. The network of ancient waterways that sustain the Somerset Levels are the perfect home to an amazing range of birds. If you are interested in the history of the county there is the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells and the Bishop's Palace, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, a wealth of National Trust houses and gardens – for example Montacute, Lytes Cary, Tintinhull and Barrington Court. For energetic walkers Somerset is not all level! The Mendip Hills where the Cheddar Gorge and Ebbor Gorge are will take your breath away, or a bit further afield the wilds of the unspoilt Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. If you want to explore locally the Owner will very happily advise you. There is a vibrant community of artists in Somerset too with small studios and galleries to visit as well as the new contemporary Art Gallery at Bruton, and if you time your visit with the Somerset Arts Week you will have a special feast of private studios to visit. Taunton is the nearest large town offering theatre, cinema, shopping and of course the cricket!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Mezzanine Bedroom with double bed (4'6")
Take care on the wooden stairs and with the beams and sloping ceiling in the mezzanine bedroom-area. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio and garden furniture and barbecue
- Full under-floor heating
Fig Tree Barn is a stunning barn conversion, very stylish and very spacious and so well placed for exploring Somerset and the unique Somerset Levels
The spacious open plan interior includes a wood-burner and a high beamed ceiling, both adding lots of character to this lovely property.
The well-equipped and designed kitchen makes this a real home-from-home.
The bedroom is on a mezzanine level.
This area is very special with numerous RSPB wildlife and bird santuaries. This is Greylakes, a short drive from Fig Tree Barn.
The shower-room is on the ground floor - another very well-proportioned space with an excellent shower.
This is a very high quality cottage that will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.
Relax in this tranquil cottage, with your own patio area beneath the pergola at the front of the cottag, next to the fig tree and beautiful gardens to stroll in too
The River Parrett Trail runs right through Langport, just a mile or so from Fig Tree Barn. You can walk along the riverside for miles.
Vibrant Glastonbury and the famous Tor is of course a must when visiting this area.
Wells Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, and twice weekly markets make this a lovely little cathedral city to visit.
Muchelney Abbey is very close by. This part of Somerset has such a rich history.
The extraordinarily named Barrow Mump is a National Trust site - you can climb to the top of this little hill and enjoy panoramic views over the Somerset Levels.
The view from the top !
Fig Tree Barn is the friendliest of boltholes to return to at the end of a day out exploring,
The Levels are criss crossed with ancient drovers' trails - excellent for walking and cycling.