Knights Barton is a fabulous barn conversion with a lovely enclosed cottage garden.
The dining-room links through to a further sun-room, both with French windows to the little garden.
The farmhouse-style kitchen looks out over a 'secret' back garden.
The sitting-room is very welcoming and comfortable.
Knights Barton is a top quality home-from-home.
The light and airy sitting-room has a door through to the sun-room.
There is a welcoming wood-burner in the sitting-room.
This cottage is very spacious and light.  This is the view from the sitting-room along the corridor to the kitchen, with the sun-room and dining-room to the right.
A view of the sheltered front garden.
The dining-room is delightful.
There is a wonderful sun-room to enjoy.
The galleried landing creates space and light in this top class barn conversion.
The spacious double bedroom.
A view of the master bedroom.
The pretty twin bedroom.
The very well sized family bathroom.
Even the 'back' of the cottage has been beautifully planted.
The courtyard garden is sheltered and fully enclosed.
There is attention to detail throughout the cottage.
The West Somerset Steam Railway sets off from the next village just a five minute drive away.
Another view of the courtyard garden at the front of the cottage.
Halse sits in this valley, halfway between Exmoor and The Quantock Hills.
Wimbleball Lake on nearby Exmoor is great for walks and watersports.
The main street of medieval Dunster, with the castle in the distance - now a National Trust property.
Hestercombe Gardens on the outskirts of Taunton offers lakeside and woodland walks, as well as a cafe and gift shop.
The east Devon coast is just under an hour's drive away - excellent for a full day out.
This is the amazing view from the top of the Quantock Hills at West Quantoxhead - overlooking the Bristol Channel to South Wales!
You may just decide to relax at the cottage and take in the peaceful surroundings!

Knights Barton


5.8 miles W of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The New Inn (250 yards)

An 18th Century former coaching inn that is now a country village pub offering West Country ales and many a glass of wine. This pub does not currently offer food. Outside seating is available.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (11 miles)

Kilve Beach sits halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater. A rolling grassy expanse meeting a rocky beach peppered with rock pools, Kilve is picnic paradise. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils, including ammonites and reptile remains. Just remember, you are not allowed to dig them directly out of the cliffs though.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Baker December 2019


Most unusual beach in U.K we have visited. Fabulous views , need sturdy footwear for walking on the beach itself.

Nearest walk

Milverton Circular Walk (1 ¾ miles)

Park in the village car park and follow the directions from the Web site. The walk is four and a half miles following lanes and fields with lovely views of surrounding countryside. Stop off at the Globe Inn on your return for a well deserved pint!

Nearest town

Wellington (4 ¼ miles)

Close to the Blackdown Hills, Wellington is a small Somerset market town where good food is a bit of an obsession. Supermarkets seem to have lost the battle here and instead local produce, sold in traditional outlets like the fishmonger’s and butcher’s, is to be found everywhere. The monthly farmer’s market is heaven for foodies; fantastic local cheeses, meat from nearby farms and real cider give you a great taste of Somerset. You can diet when you get home…

Also nearby

The New Inn (250 yards)

This 18th century former coaching house is well situated between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park. If you are out and about for day pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Nurcombe June 2018

Great local pub in Halse

Good atmosphere in this pub, with the locals. Good pub food, reasonably priced.

The Rising Sun Inn (4 miles)

'Great food in the heart of the Quantocks'. A traditional inn with a varied, locally sourced menu and real ales - the perfect Somerset stop-off. The interior is cosy and welcoming, yet spacious and well-renovated, with spotlights highlighting the traditional features.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Nurcombe June 2018

Fantastic gastro pub

We are so lucky to have a fantastic gastro pub on our doorstep for all guests at Bashford Lodge to walk to. Open 7 days a week, for lunch and evening meals. Booking essential at the weekend.

Cross Keys (4 miles)

A pretty18th century inn strategically placed on the old turnpike road on the edge of the village. Call in for lunch or dinner with a seasonally changing menu and specials. Children are welcome and ample parking is available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Johnson June 2017

Sunday Lunch

Had Sunday lunch on 4th June. Food delivered quickly and was very good. Seems to be a good choice on the menu and staff very pleasant. Good parking and easily accessible from Taunton. Would definitely pay a second visit.

The Wellesley Cinema (4 ¾ miles)

A traditional old style cinema in Art Deco style with seating in the stalls and circle. A kiosk in the foyer offers a wide selection of confectionery, popcorn, ice cream and drinks with licenced bar service provided at most screenings. Take a look their Web site for film details.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Lovely old fashioned theatre/cinema. Great value for money compared to the modern Odeon in Taunton.

Hestercombe Gardens (6 ¼ miles)

Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Smith April 2019

Amazing gardens

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Hestercombe, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and views! Great shop too and dog friendly too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016


Quite simply stunning , superb gardens and house . A beautiful location with superb views. The coffee shop is well worth a visit and the restaurant if you have more time .
All the staff were very friendly and gave an excellent impression.
This is exactly the way to manage these houses . Take note National Trust at Montacute . I know which house we shall return to .

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