Fig Tree Barn is a stunning barn conversion, very stylish and very spacious and so well placed for exploring Somerset and the unique Somerset Levels
The spacious open plan interior includes a wood-burner and a high beamed ceiling, both adding lots of character to this lovely property.
The well-equipped and designed kitchen makes this a real home-from-home.
The bedroom is on a mezzanine level.
This area is very special with numerous RSPB wildlife and bird santuaries. This is Greylakes, a short drive from Fig Tree Barn.
The shower-room is on the ground floor - another very well-proportioned space with an excellent shower.
This is a very high quality cottage that will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive.
Relax in this tranquil cottage, with your own patio area beneath the pergola at the front of the cottag, next to the fig tree and beautiful gardens to stroll in too
The River Parrett Trail runs right through Langport, just a mile or so from Fig Tree Barn. You can walk along the riverside for miles.
Vibrant Glastonbury and the famous Tor is of course a must when visiting this area.
Wells Cathedral, the Bishop's Palace, and twice weekly markets make this a lovely little cathedral city to visit.
Muchelney Abbey is very close by. This part of Somerset has such a rich history.
The extraordinarily named Barrow Mump is a National Trust site - you can climb to the top of this little hill and enjoy panoramic views over the Somerset Levels.
The view from the top !
Fig Tree Barn is the friendliest of boltholes to return to at the end of a day out exploring,
The Levels are criss crossed with ancient drovers' trails - excellent for walking and cycling.

Fig Tree Barn

2878

12.4 miles E of Taunton / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 16)

7 Nights from £339 - £640

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

Nearest pub

The Halfway House (1 ½ miles)

The Halfway House has been awarded CAMRA Somerset pub of the year on many occasions and bagged the Daily Telegraph Perfect Pub award in 2006. Renowned for a great selection of food in the evenings, a good selection of ales and even rough cider, including Heck's Traditional Somerset Farmhouse Cider from Street.

Nearest beach

Berrow Beach (18 miles)

Found at the southern most tip of Berrow Flats, Berrow Beach is a huge expanse of sand backed by dunes. Because of its wide, open surface, the beach is often used by walkers, runners and horse riders, and also provides the perfect pitch for a game of beach cricket or football. With dangerous sinking sand exposed at low tide, visitors to the beach should not venture out onto Berrow's wet mudflats.

Nearest walk

Langport Visitor Centre (1 mile)

Drop by for lots of local information including countryside walks, river walks and much more. Check opening times before you visit as it's run by volunteers and not open every day.

Nearest town

Somerton (4 miles)

Somerton perfectly demonstrates that change is not always for the better. This Somerset town is charm itself, with a pristine market place bordered by an elegant town hall, pretty alms houses and an historic court house. If you’re looking for modern facilities like Starbucks, multistorey car parks and chain stores, you’ll be disappointed; if bucolic beauty is more your scene, you’ll be delighted.

Also nearby

Glastonbury Tor (8 ½ 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!

Montacute House (8 ¼ miles)

An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

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

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016

Shame.

A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Very interesting

Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.

Muchelney Abbey (2 miles)

The remains of a medieval Benedictine abbey alongside a complete Tudor house, which still has some fascinating features within.

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

Mrs Avis January 2010

Ruins and remaining buildings of historic abbey

Explore the the deserted places and haunting countryside of the Somerset levels including historic sites like Muchelney Abbey. Interesting villages with ancient churches and good pubs. A great venue for a weekend break.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Haunting

An interesting site - you can sense the history.

Somerset Steam Spectacular (¾ mile)

A great weekend out for all the family with over forty working steam traction engines plus vintage cars, military vehicles, market, crafts and a fun fair.

Glastonbury Abbey (8 miles)

A great day out for all the family with romantic ruins to explore, thirty six acres of parkland, an outdoor cafe, excellent gift shop and modern visitor centre. Costumed guides tell historic tales and you can even visit the legendary burial place of King Arthur. Check their Web site for opening times and further details.

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