Orchard Barn is a welcoming single-storey conversion nestled sweetly in the sleepy village of Thurloxton and just stone's throw away from the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With 9,500 acres of picturesque moorland, deep wooded valleys and panoramic views, it is the perfect retreat to the countryside.
This lovely property offers an open plan living area that provides a sociable and welcoming feel, with the French windows opening out onto your private and fully enclosed garden where children and dogs can enjoy the fresh air safely while you relax on the patio area with a glass of fizz. Orchard Barn is found on the edge of the grounds of Thurloxton Manor, so if you feel like venturing outside the garden area, you will find there to be a beautiful orchard next to you where you will take delight in the bright daffodils in the spring and the crunchy apples in the autumn (please help yourself to as many apples as you like). Deeper in the grounds, that you are encouraged to explore, you will find a tennis court where children and adults alike can enjoy a friendly game or two. If you want to lace up your boots and head out for a walk from the front door then there is plenty of space to enjoy, including meadows and woodland that belong to the owners.
After a long day, the main bedroom offers a luxurious king-size bed that provides the perfect place to rest. Both bedrooms have soft linen to cosy into. It is the perfect home-from-home with all the facilities that you could need during your stay. The electric panel heating will ensure a lovely snug cottage for those out-of-season breaks.
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 to hunt for during your stay. Or, 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 from base.
The setting here is ideal for two families on holiday together as Oak Tree Barn (3288), sleeping four, 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.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with single bed (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Other properties at this location: Oak Tree Barn (3288) *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (3 dogs)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 3 panel heaters
Orchard Barn is a detached barn conversion in the fringes of the Quantock Hills.
The Barn has a really large, level and fully enclosed garden.
The cottage has a light and bright kitchen/dining area - the living space is all open plan with French windows to the garden.
This is the cosy living room part of the open plan ground floor. The door in the photograph is to the main bedroom
This is the master bedroom. The bed offers a touch of luxury to the feel of the room, which overlooks the large enclosed garden
This lovely view is from the top of the Quantock Hills looking far across the Vale of Taunton to Exmoor.
Another view of the master bedroom. There is plenty of space here.
This is the shower room.
This is the single bedroom, another very comfortable room with views to the front of the cottage.
Another view of the single bedroom.
Guests all receive a very warm welcome here.
This is a real home from home with all the equipment you will need
This is the view from the top of the Quantock Hills, a 9.5 thousand acre area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Where the Quantock Hills dip down to the sea, you will find this amazing Jurassic Beach at Kilve.A wonderful place to explore rock pools and rock formations
Why not take a trip on the West Somerset Steam Railway?