Bumble Bee Barn is surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside in an edge of village setting.
This is the private deck with the super-size hot tub .The deck is surrounded by fencing and mature shrubs and is very private.
The sitting-area has luxurious antiqued leather sofas, the dining-table is in the middle of the room and the kitchen is at the far end.
The kitchen is well set out, extremely well-equipped and has unspoilt rural views from the kitchen sink! Not that you have to wash up as of course there is a dishwasher.
This is what a holiday is all about !
The open plan ground floor is spacious, bright and has French windows opening out to the garden.
What a wonderful start to the day!
The cottage is so relaxing - a real haven. Visit the local farm shop and have a wonderful supper at 'home'.
There are two wonderful squishy sofas and a deep armchair too. Plenty of choice for you all.
This is the double bedroom with its king-size bed and views across the countryside.
Another view of the double bedroom. There is plenty of storage and additional light from the Velux window.
This is the twin bedroom. This room is very spacious and looks far across the farmland with a glimpse of the Quantock Hills in the distance.
The twin bedroom is in a generous L-shape with the beds tucked around the corner.
The bathroom offers a lovely bath or a shower if you prefer. There is a heated towel rail for toasty towels.
You will find a little basket of treats in the bathroom.
Have fun spotting the bumble bee theme!
What a setting for the supersize hot tub, in a private garden with countryside views acros the fields.
Bumble Bee Barn is surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside in an edge of village setting.
This side of the cottage has a lovely lawned garden and the patio.
This says it all!
Head up into the Quantock Hills across the Vale of Taunton. This is Headford Reservoir. There is a parking/viewing point where you can take in the beautiful view.
Bumble Bee Barn is close to Exmoor National Park. This is Wimbleball Lake - with wonderful walks, sailing and a lovely tea shop.
The amazing beach at Kilve on the north Somerset coast. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and famous for fossils.
Catch the West Somerset Steam Train from Bishops Lydeard just a couple of miles away. A great way to explore leaving the car behind.

Bumble Bee Barn

2380

5.6 miles W of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 14)

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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 (¼ mile)

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.

Nearest walk

Milverton Circular Walk (2 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 (¼ mile)

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.

Cross Keys (3 ¾ 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 Rising Sun Inn (3 ¾ 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.

Hestercombe Gardens (6 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

Exceptional.

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 .

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.

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