There is a sun-drenched south-facing patio and three sets of French windows from the open plan living-area!
This shows another view of the sitting-room. There is an attractive pebble-effect gas fire set into the wall.
The Cowstall is on a family farm surrounded by fields and gentle rural views.
Another view of the slick fitted kitchen. The door in the corner leads into the utility-room.
The open plan living-room has the original beams for perfect character.
Sunshine fills this wonderful sociable space. The little building beyond the stone wall is a store room for the owner (you will not be disturbed during your stay). The rooftop lower down is The Piggery.
The Cowstall is an extremely spacious and high quality barn conversion with an elevated position looking down over the original farmstead and over the fields beyond.
The kitchen is kitted-out like a true home-from-home. Everything is excellent quality.
The Cowstall is perfect for relaxation and wonderful for a family or friends' holiday.
The kitchen-area has its own set of French windows.
This is the master bedroom which has an en suite shower-room.
Another view of the master bedroom. There is plenty of storage and plenty of space.
Cheerful touches throughout the barn will make you feel very welcome.
This is the superb en suite shower-room to the master bedroom.
The pretty twin bedroom looks out to the front of the barn.
Another shot of the twin bedroom. The tall ceiling gives a wonderful airy feel to this room.
The family bathroom is fabulous.
The Cowstall has all this open space in front of it. It looks downhill towards The Piggery and the fields around. Guests at The Piggery have a back door and washing line but not the use of these open gardens. They are just for guests at The Cowstall.
The famous Cheddar Gorge and the dramatic limestone scenery of the Mendip Hills is a short drive away.
There are two wonderful lakes between Shepton Mallet and Bath - Blagon and Chew Valley.
The beautiful Roman City of Bath is a 40 minute drive away.
Nunney Castle near Frome is a hidden delight. A tiny castle complete with a moat.
Glastonbury and the iconic tor is close by. A walk to the top is rewarded with views across the whole of Somerset. Stunning!

The Cowstall


4.8 miles E of Wells / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

A traditional pub set high on the Mendip Hills with panoramic views over the Somerset countryside. With open log fires and exposed beams the pub offers friendly service and good quality home made food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Sunday Lunch Sorted

A lovely place for Sunday lunch. Clean plates all round. My family thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Visited during COVID-19. The pub had all precautions in place to keep everyone safe.

Nearest beach

Burnham-on-Sea's beaches are comprised of everything you could need for a quintessential day by the sea, including ice cream galore, donkey rides, cafes and, most importantly, oodles of golden sand. Being Europe's second longest stretch of sand, the beaches offer lots of space to play and explore. For a beach in the heart of the action, visit Burnham Main Beach, also home to Britain's shortest pier.

Nearest walk

A two hour moderate walk that conveniently takes in two pubs along the way. It starts and ends in Shepton Mallet town centre, so plenty of parking and other things to do with the rest of the day. Beautiful views and countryside features take you to Doulting Water and a couple of picturesque ponds. Follow the fields and river back to your starting point (see Web site for deatils instructions).

Nearest town

With origins dating back to Roman times, Shepton Mallet is a hotchpotch of different architectural styles and historical sites. Short drives from both the Mendip Hills and Cranborne Chase AONB, visitors can make the most of the medieval market town and surrounding countryside.

Also nearby

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Bishop Palace Gardens and Wells

These are just the most beautiful gardens to wander around, even if you are not an avid garden enthusiast! The bubbling springs feeding the wells and river, the tranquility, the ramparts and the setting adjacent to the Bishops Palace, plus the imaginative planting make it a great place to visit any time of the year - November for us. Right in the centre of Wells too, so lots to explore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

A great place to visit

A beautiful garden to walk around with great views of the cathedral.
Wells is a lovely small city to spend the day in.

Make sure you go to the cathedral and Vicars Close as well.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Beautiful landscapes to explore

A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

A highlight of our 5 night stay

We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2014


This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2013


A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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!

On the first weekend of June, the country's biggest rural festival takes place. And it's not just livestock. See their Web site for this event and other all year round events.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Whether it's a stroll through the stunning gardens or a browse in the emporium, which offers designer brands at discount prices, you will be sure to enjoy a day out here. The farm shop sells superb organic or local produce whilst the cafe offers a delicious range of light lunches or afternoon tea and cake! Tours are only available for a handful of days a year, so check their Web site for details.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

December 2011

The gardens here are superb, and so well maintained, despite there being only two gardeners to maintain them. The grass had been mown in stripes! and the rockery and water falls were exceptional. A lovely peaceful garden. We also bought some plants. We didn't visit the tea room as this seemed to be busy and full at lunch time.

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