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
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
The spacious open plan interior includes a wood-burner and a high beamed ceiling, both adding lots of character to this lovely property.
Fig Tree Barn with its namesake fig tree, is in a peaceful setting high above the Somerset Levels.
The well-equipped and designed kitchen makes this a real home-from-home.
As well as under-floor heating there is a wood-burner making this a great retreat whatever the time of year.
The bedroom is in the mezzanine-area - a lovely space with bespoke shutters and a very clever storage solution.
Another view of this lovely bedroom space.
The shower-room is on the ground floor - another very well-proportioned space with an excellent shower.
This is a cottage that will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.
There is a lovely pergola outside the property, creating a place to sit outside.
Enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine outside the cottage.
Enjoy coffee beneath the pergola.
Relax in this tranquil cottage and the beautiful gardens next to it.
The pretty sitting-out area beneath the pergola catches the afternoon and evening sun.
Fig Tree Barn is the friendliest of boltholes in a lovely location high above the Somerset Levels.
Guests are invited to find a peaceful spot in the Owners' gardens next to the cottage.
The garden has plenty of tucked away spaces to enjoy - and some gorgeous views too.
This is the iron age fort at Cadbury Castle - one of Somerset's historic landmarks.
Glastonbury Tor - the energetic climb to the top is well-rewarded with views across the whole of Somerset.
The beautiful Cathedral City of Wells is a short drive away and well worth a visit.
If you like visiting historic houses and gardens you will be in for a treat in this part of Somerset. This is Lytes Cary.
The Somerset Levels are perfect for watching wildlife. There are several nearby RSPB reserves just a short distance from the barn
The medieval town of Axbridge lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills.