Bumble Bee Barn is surrounded by glorious Somerset countryside in an edge of village setting.
The great treat here is this lovely hot tub - in a very private side garden.
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 open plan ground floor is spacious, bright and has French windows opening out to the garden.
To the far side of the cottage is the lawned garden and patio. Again, a great level of privacy as all you look out over are the fields.
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.
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 lovely toasty towels.
You will find a little basket of treats in the bathroom.
The contemporary design is fresh and cheerful.
Have fun spotting the bumble bee theme!
Back to the highlight of the property - this super size hot tub in its own private garden-area. The Owner provides you with towels and there are even sun-chairs for wonderful lazy summer days.
This is the overall setting for the cottage - to the left of the farmstead, detached, private and with amazing open views.
There is plenty of space for parking right next to the cottage.
This side of the cottage has a lovely lawned garden and the patio.
Face on gives you an idea of the style and character of Bumble Bee Barn.
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 the 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.
Somerset has a wealth of historic houses to visit. This is Montacute near Yeovil - an easy drive from Taunton.
Catch the West Somerset Steam Train from Bishops Lydeard just a couple of miles away. A great way to explore leaving the car behind.
Everything here will make you feel so welcome.
There are even atmospheric night lanterns to set the scene for you.
The details are a sign of the fun that you will have here.

Bumble Bee Barn

2380

5.6 miles W of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 10)

7 Nights from £416 - £957

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)

This rocky beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and well worth a visit for fossil collectors, especially for ammonite and reptile remains.

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 Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant (13 miles)

If you're an aviation fanatic, this modern coffee bar and restaurant suitated on the edge of Dunkeswell Airfield, will be right up your street! It's also popular with families as it offers a warm welcome and extensive menu with something to suit everyone. Check out their live music events and themed nights if you fancy something different.

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

Miss Hopkins April 2017

Very impressive

As my partner is a pilot it was inevitable we would need to visit the airfield.... usually these places are quite basic and food is obligatory greasy spoon type fare....but not here in Dunkeswell! Very impressed and very helpful staff. Food great and very reasonably priced too and dogs are welcome. The location of the outdoor seating also means you get an excellent view of aircraft both landing, taking off and parking up....

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.

Stable Cottage Tea Rooms (4 ½ miles)

Delightful spacious tea rooms, set in lovely gardens and with stunning views of the surrounding Quantock and Blackdown hills. Enjoy cream teas, high tea, coffee and cakes and dogs are very welcome in the gardens. Open until late afternoon.

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

Mr Walton September 2016

Fantastic tea room and garden

My wife Mary and I visited the tea rooms during a walk over the Quantock Hills. The setting was superb and the staff very friendly and helpful. Home made scones with clotted cream and jam were scrumptious, and the tea was very welcome by 2 thirsty walkers. I would recommend this tea room to everyone.

Paul Walton

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.

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.

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