Oak Tree Barn is a family-friendly barn conversion set within the beautiful foothills of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is perfectly placed in the peaceful setting of the unspoilt village of Thurloxton.
This two storey barn is full of character that the whole family will love. The large, enclosed level garden is the perfect for both children and your furry friends to play safely in and it'll be easy to keep an eye on them from the sunny patio. Oak Tree Barn is situated on the far edge of the grounds of Thurloxton Manor and there is lots of space to explore; keep an eye out for the grazing horses, who are always in need of a pet on the nose. The grounds even have a shared tennis court in the adjoining meadow.
Inside, the sociable open-plan living space offers a wood-burner that you can cosy up to while enjoying some TV or a good book. The living-space is complete with French windows so that you can have a wide view of the gorgeous countryside that Oak Tree Barn is perched within. Of course, the well-equipped kitchen has everything you could need during your stay, so that you don't have to go without! The barn is flexible and fun too - the double bedroom is on its own private mezzanine level and downstairs there is a twin bedroom. Both rooms offer comfortable mattresses for you to rest on after a day full of holiday activities.
The owners' friendly help is at hand should you ever need it but you are assured of your privacy during your stay. Their manor is out of sight to the barn and you even have a separate access, beyond a wonderful copse of ancient trees, so that you can have the best of both worlds.
Should you find yourself looking for something to do, why not take a trip to Kilve Beach, sitting halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater; it is the perfect place for a family picnic. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils. Closer to home is Hestercombe Gardens, offering 40 acres of natural beauty including streams, temples, woodlands and terraces. After a full day of activities, why not head to the Monkton Inn, a friendly village pub just a mile and half away.
The setting here is ideal for two families on holiday together, as Orchard Barn (3289), sleeping three, is close enough for you all to enjoy each other's company but is still set well apart, so that they do not overlook each other. With their own secluded gardens, privacy is ensured when booked separately.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Mezzanine Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Other properties at this location: Orchard Barn (3289)
- Dogs welcome (3 dogs only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Oak Tree Barn is a very spacious detached barn with a large enclosed garden - ideal for families with small children, or guests with dogs.
The living room has French windows to the patio and the large enclosed garden beyond.
A view of the kitchen/dining room - well equipped with all that you need for your home from home stay.
The master bedroom is on the mezzanine level with views out to the front of the cottage and a little secret window over the living room.
This is the lovely, very large, enclosed garden. It overlooks the paddock and the tennis court beyond.
Exploring the Quantocks - 9.5 thousand acres of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short drive from Thurloxton.
There is a bright and cheerful kitchen off the entrance hall
There is a really large living room - this is the view looking down from the mezzanine level where the master bedroom is situated.
Another view of the master bedroom. There is plenty of storage space.
This photographs shows the stairs leading up into the master bedroom.
There are plenty of homely touches to make you feel welcome.
The twin bedroom is on the ground floor.
Another view of the twin bedroom which offers plenty of space for adults or children.
Looking from the bedroom through to the living room
This cheerful family bathroom is on the ground floor.
There is a lovely entrance hallway for the cottage. The doorway at the foot of the stairs is for the twin bedroom.
This is the side view of the cottage. You can park close to the gate.
This cottage, and Orchard Barn next door, also have this shared tennis court to enjoy.
This view is across the Vale of Taunton towards Exmoor, from the top of the Quantock Hills.
The hills are criss-crossed with ancient pathways such as the Coleridge Way.
This is the Jurassic beach at Kilve, where the Quantocks meet the coast. A stunning place for a visit.