This lovely detached single-storey cottage is in a private location with level gardens and a sheltered patio.
The Barn has a spacious open plan living area, with the kitchen in one corner and a large dining table in case you have guests to visit for a meal.
Another view of the open plan layout, the high ceilings and French windows mean that there is plenty of light.
There are gardens on two sides of The Barn, with a patio area for eating outside if you wish.  This is a very private setting.
Somerset is a beautifully varied county. This view across the levels, with Glastonbury Tor in the distance is taken from a vantage picnic point at the top of  the Mendips.
You can eat inside or out, at the picnic table in the garden
This is a very spacious cottage for two - you can enjoy peaceful meals together in this tranquil setting
The kitchen is fitted around the corner of the open plan living space.
All the essential equipment that you will need is provided.
The bedroom has a wonderful king sized bed and plenty of space for storage too.
There is a shower room with an excellent sized shower.
The garden is divided into two parts, all dedicated to the cottage and not overlooked by anyone else at all.  The owner's house is some distance away.
This is the entrance hall with a useful settle for taking off your walking boots after a day out exploring the Mendip Hills.
The patio and picnic table, just outside the French windows.
The L-shaped sofas create a relaxing area in the room
The north Somerset coast is an easy drive to the West. This is the boardwalk at Weston-super-Mare.
This is the Blagdon Reservoir just a few miles away - a beautiful place for a walk.
There are some lovely places to visit within a short drive of the cottage. This is medieval Axbridge to the south.
Wells Catherdral City is a wonderful place to visit.
The  Mendip Hills are home to some spectacular scenery. This is Cheddar Gorge, but the lesser known Ebbor Gorge is also nearby.
There is plenty of parking and your own drive entrance. The garage is extra space for you to use, and houses some of the domestic equipment.

The Barn


9.7 miles NW of Wells / Sleeps 2 + cot

7 Nights from £363 - £685

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

Nearest pub

The Burrington Inn (¾ mile)

Located in the pretty village of Burrington Combe and surrounded by open common land, this pub is open every day from 10am to 11pm and offers traditional pub grub with vegetarian options.

Nearest beach

Weston-Super-Mare Beach (11 miles)

Fun, sun and entertainment. Home to numerous events throughout the year, Weston-Super-Mare has a lively beach where there is always something going on. Soak up the sunshine on the beach or try your hand at a new activity. There are plenty of shops, cafes and facilities all along the huge seafront, as well as lots of amusements and arcades. Also known as Weston-Super-Mud, the beach has the second highest tidal range in the world, so no walking out onto the mud!

Nearest walk

Burrington Combe (½ mile)

Climb the steep side of the gorge to reach the top which looks out over the stunning heathland. There are nurmerous caves to explore throughout this wooded walk.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Rybacki July 2016

An excellent walk on the hills for people and dogs for a view over the Somerset countryside. Take water for your dog if the day is warm as it there is little shade on the way up and it can get hot.

Nearest town

Axbridge (4 ½ miles)

Nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, Axbridge is a lovely example of an ancient English market town, complete with a medieval square featuring well-preserved half-timbered period buildings. Pottering around the streets of Axbridge you’ll find plenty of friendly little cafes, galleries and unique shops to browse. Hop in the car and within a short drive you’ll be in the heart of the Mendips, a walker’s wonderland, whilst the stunning Cheddar Gorge, with its eerie caves and fascinating geology, is just a couple of miles down the road.

Also nearby

Cheddar Caves and Gorge (4 miles)

Meet the Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Learn the ancient skills of flint-knapping and fire-lighting from hunter-gatherers at the Museum of Prehistory. Embark on the fantasy world Crystal Quest. See cannibal remains and jaw-dropping stalactite and stalagmite formations. Beginner sessions in caving, climbing and abseiling, nature walks and open-top bus tours of Britain's biggest gorge. Leave plenty of time to explore here.

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

Miss Heather August 2015

Anyone visiting the area absolutely must go here! Fab!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Harvey May 2013


A must have area to visit while you are in Somerset!!! Gorgeous mini cafes and gift shops! And the amount of different exhibits to visit is terrific!!! Even better in the sunshine!! ;)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn July 2008

Glastonbury Tor (14 miles)

Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.

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

Mrs Pascoe December 2014

Breathtaking (!)

It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!

The Strawberry Line (5 miles)

A community project has been set up to develop the old railway line from Clevedon to Cranmore. At the moment only the section from Yatton to Cheddar is fully operational with other sections in the planning stages. Most of the route is off road with a lovely cafe at Yatton.

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

Miss Westwood October 2012

Strawberry Line Cycle Trail

Beautiful mainly off road route from Cheddar to Yatton - about 9 miles one way so 18 return. We cycled from Cherry May farm so about a 40 mile round trip. The Strawberry line cafe at Yatton Station is wonderful for lunch.

The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (9 ¾ miles)

A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.

Blagdon Lake (2 miles)

Enjoy a gentle stroll around this lake with all the family. Please note it is usually open on on Sunday afternoons during the summer, check the website for more details.

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