Oak Tree Barn is a very spacious detached barn with a large enclosed garden - ideal for families with small children, or guests with dogs.
There is a bright and cheerful kitchen off the entrance hall
This is the lovely, very large,  enclosed garden. It overlooks the paddock and the tennis court beyond.
The living room has French windows to the patio and the large enclosed garden beyond.
Exploring the Quantocks - 9.5 thousand acres of this Area of Outstanding  Natural Beauty, a short drive from Thurloxton.
Another view of the kitchen - well equipped with all that you need for your home from home stay.
There is a really large living room - this is the view looking down from the mezzanine level where the master bedroom is situated.
The master bedroom is on the mezzanine level with views out to the front of the cottage and a little secret window over the living room.
Another view of the master bedroom.  There is plenty of storage space.
This photographs shows the stairs leading up into the master bedroom.
There are plenty of homely touches to make you feel welcome.
The twin bedroom is on the ground floor.
Another view of the twin bedroom which offers plenty of space for adults or children.
Looking from the bedroom through to the living room
This cheerful family bathroom is on the ground floor.
There is a lovely entrance hallway for the cottage. The doorway at the foot of the stairs is for the twin bedroom.
This is the side view of the cottage. You can park close to the gate.
This cottage, and Orchard Barn next door, also have this shared tennis court to enjoy.
This view is across the Vale of Taunton towards Exmoor, from the top of the Quantock Hills.
The hills are criss-crossed with ancient pathways such as the Coleridge Way.
This is the Jurassic beach at Kilve, where the Quantocks meet the coast.  A stunning place for a visit.

Oak Tree Barn

3288

4.5 miles NE of Taunton / Sleeps 4 + cot

10% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

7 Nights from £387 - £850

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

Nearest pub

The Monkton Inn (1 ½ miles)

A village pub not far from Taunton, the Owners bring their experience of living in South Africa to the menu, as well as local produce. Proud winners of the Somerset Life Magazine award for 'Best Country Pub 2012'.

Nearest beach

Kilve Beach (12 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

West Monkton Circular Walk (1 ¼ miles)

A gentle 5 kilometre walk over undulating countryside with lovely views of the Blackdown Hills and beyond. Park beside the road at the old quarry just beyond West Monkton and you can stop for a well-deserved pint on your return at the Monkton Inn.

Nearest town

Taunton (4 ½ miles)

Taunton is Somerset's county town and has all the shopping, dining and leisure facilities you would expect from a busy urban centre. That's not to say that Taunton has forgotten its sense of heritage and history; take a wander away from the high street and you'll find narrow lanes lined with wonderful old buildings, Victorian fountains and pretty parks entered through elaborate wrought iron gates. The castle is the highlight, though – a beautifully restored Saxon example, it now houses the Somerset County Museum.

Also nearby

Hestercombe Gardens (2 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

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 Pines Cafe (4 ¼ miles)

Home cooked food and cakes served in a lovely setting overlooking the Quantocks. Panoramic view, outdoor sun deck, ample parking and dog friendly, a great please to stop when out and about in the area.

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

May 2017

Lemon Drizzle Cake, YUM

Best lemon drizzle cake I have ever had. Lovely local Miles tea and coffee, delicious.

Cross Keys (5 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.

Glastonbury Tor (16 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!

Folly Foot Fishery (1 mile)

This three acre lake is well-stocked with carp. There is an on-site tackle shop.

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