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Nempnett Thrubwell near Blagdon, Somerset (Ref. 974391)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was in a stunning location and the layout was ideal."

    The owners had also provided us with a some locally produced food items, which was a surprise but, also much appreciated. The cottage was clean and well prepared and with two outdoor areas for relaxing in the warm spring weather which we valued. As well as their warm welcome the owners had provided a great deal of information about local amenities and attractions. A wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2022

  • "A magnificent little hide away."

    Difficult to find but if you want peace and quiet this excellently appointed little barn conversion could well be what you want. Janet and Peter, the owners live very near and are very hospitable and helpful. Sykes on the other hand drove me "potty" with a constant bombardment of e-mails and promo' materials. Oxbarton 5 stars, giving Sykes 3 is generous.

    Reviewed by PatrickApr 2022

  • "Sykes send far too many emails, some weeks before our stay …."

    We’d have scored you higher if the persistency of emails was lower. Oxbarton and the hosts were fabulous.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "A wonderful property with everything you need for a cosy and comfortable stay inside as well as walks on the doorstep outside leading to wonderful views of the two lakes at Blagdon and Chew Valley."

    Reviewed by JasonOct 2021

  • "Great cottage, would recommend"

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful!"

    The lovely owners have renovated this barn to such a high standard - everything is so comfortable and clean, the photos do not do it justice. Surrounded by fields, a lovely tranquil setting.l. We’ve been to Wells, Bath, Bristol, Longleat. Took our 1 and 3 year old - very family friendly. Owners lovely and thanks for the treats in the fridge! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was kitted out with everything we needed for our stay and then some."

    Lots of information for things to do including personal recommendations from the hosts. Also, lovely welcome to be greeted with home made cookies and scones with jam & cream.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "Beautiful barn in lovely country setting."

    Very well equipped, with most helpful owners.

    Reviewed by MegJun 2021

  • "Super place to stay - very well appointed & equipped with everything you need."

    Very comfortable and so very peaceful. Jan & Pete are very welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Quiet location. Lots of walks and places to visit in the local area.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2021

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at Oxbarton Barn!"

    The pictures do not do it justice, mostly because you just can't capture a feeling in a photo. The house is situated in a beautiful field, and the greenery you can see from all the windows brings such a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The bedroom windows in particular are beautiful. The conversion has been done so thoughtfully. We made use of the access to the adjoining fields too, and the view over the nearby lake from up the hill were just lovely. Such a peaceful spot. The building had all the amenities we needed, was nice and warm (underfloor heating!) and very clean - especially reassuring during current Covid times. The local produce they'd left for us on arrival was a lovely treat too! The owners were away themselves when we arrived, but were very communicative even though we only booked with 24 hours notice, and Janet popped by later in the week to say hello (from a safe distance!) which was lovely of her. Oxbarton was also a great spot to explore the rest of Somerset from. We visited Wells, Frome, Bath, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, the Avalon Marshes and a few local walking spots - some were closer than others, but all were within a 45 minute drive. We're not usually ones to re-visit the same place twice, as there's just too many other places to explore, but we may well come back to Oxbarton one day as it was just that lovely. Thank you so much Pete & Janet!

    Reviewed by JennaOct 2020

  • "This is our second stay here!"

    We truly love the peace and space at Oxbarton. The barn is so very well equipped, we wanted for nothing. The owners have done such a thoughtful renovation of this beautiful building. Had some great cycle rides and walks around the surrounding countryside. It is a perfect location for us to have day trips catching up with friends and family in the area. We have already said it before...but we will definitely be back!!!

    Reviewed by SiobhanSep 2020

  • "Wonderful peaceful setting in lovely countryside."

    Very unspoilt area and off the beaten tourist track which suited us perfectly. Our hosts Jan & Pete were very kind and very welcoming. The cottage has everything provided so all we had to do was relax and enjoy

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2020

  • "Oxbarton was an incredibly peaceful getaway with great access to lots to do."

    The property was spotless and beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2020

  • "We had a fab time, the property is fantastic."

    It was lovely and clean and everything we needed. The outdoor space was great for the kids and it was lovely to have sheep as neighbours. The hosts were lovely and friendly but not intrusive. A great area with lots to explore.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in tranquil setting."

    Reviewed by SusieAug 2020

  • "Lovely area."

    Janet the owner very helpful and accommodating:)

    Reviewed by MarianneNov 2019

  • "A very pleasant place to stay."

    The underfloor heating kept us warm. This accomodation is very well equiped and the beds are comfortable. The WiFi was unreliable though, it frequently failed, but restarting the router brought it back online and when working it was fast.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2019

  • "Oxbarton was a beautiful place to stay."

    The cottage was of high quality and was equipped with everything you might need or want on a trip away. The surrounding area was stunning with breath taking views of the countryside and Blagdon lake. There was lots of information at the cottage on places to visit and we thought the welcome package of homemade jam, marmalade, free range eggs and milk was very thoughtful. We had the added pleasure of seeing an owl and some bats which reside there.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect, had everything we needed, all the information about the property was clearly given."

    Had lovely welcome gifts of fresh milk, homemade jam and pickle and a personal handwritten note from the owners. The owners son also called round to make sure everything was ok with us and we were happy with everything. A beautiful, remote location, but only a small car ride to the beach and lots of other places of interest. Would certainly go back!! Ten out of ten for this holiday property.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2019

  • "Astonishing lake views , very clean rooms ."

    Warm welcome of greeting card and tasty chocolate brownies on the table . If WIFI is provided ,that should be more convenient .The mobile phone signal is weak on the hill.

    Reviewed by ChunyanMay 2019

  • "First class accommodation with great attention to detail."

    Lovely peaceful area with Bath, Bristol, Wells and Cheddar Gorge within easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2019

  • "Oxbarton is a cottage of pure delight."

    The conversion has been done so well and makes for a beautiful space. There is plenty of room, the decor is lovely and the furnishings and bedding etc are to a very high standard. Everything you need for a stay is provided - from luxury towels in the modern bathroom to everything you would need in the kitchen. It is comfortable, clean, well-equipped and peaceful. The underfloor heating is wonderful, hot water is plentiful and a full sized dish washer and washing machine were great. The welcome pack that was left for us was amazing and enjoyable. The owners have thought of everything and we have even bought home some ideas from there to use in our own home. The area is stunning and Oxbarton is within easy drive of Wells, Bath, Bristol, Glastonbury, Bradford-on-Avon etc and we had a chance to visit them all - there are a couple of really good grocery shops in nearby Blagdon and Churchill and loads of lovely places around to eat and drink. We will definately be booking again, we loved it there.

    Reviewed by LeeJan 2019

  • "This was an amazingly tranquil place to spend Xmas."

    The thoughtful owners had provided everything needed to make this a truly fantastic break. Thank you so very much. We will be back!

    Reviewed by SiobhanDec 2018

  • "The lovely cottage had everything we needed and more."

    A really thoughtful barn conversion equipped with a good eye for understated style and detail. Only quibble - it did only have one bathroom not two as listed. Location info was poor despite contacting Sykes - for other visitors, once at the top of Awkward Hill turn right and the driveway is almost immediately on your left by the bridle path with a timber sign. So peaceful, so beautiful,

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2018

  • "Very comfortable, very well equipped, lovely setting in countryside - difficult to find but well worth the effort - go to TOP of Awkward Hill and Oxbarton Barn is 100 plus yards away."

    Reviewed by JulietMay 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil underfloor heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, Wi-Fi and DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Poor mobile phone signal in area
  • Note: This property is a Friday changeover only

The property

Oxbarton is nestled in stunning Somerset countryside in the hamlet of Nempnett Thrubwell, near the village and lake of Blagdon and just 45 minutes from the historic cities of Bristol and Bath.

Fully renovated in tasteful fashion, the converted barn offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, ideal for those who like the best of both worlds – the beauty of the Mendip Hills, three cathedral cities, coastline and fishing lakes are all available nearby.

Enter this homely retreat and feel instantly welcome, its open-plan living area boasts a light and airy feel with high vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and light-filled windows enhancing your relaxing space.

A stunning woodburner completes the snug sitting area wonderfully, and you will find an immaculate and well-equipped kitchen area which sets you up for a holiday in rural Somerset.

Oxbarton's two bedrooms consist of a thoughtfully decorated, inviting twin room and a fabulous king-size bedroom which is lined with striking wooden beams and is flooded with natural light from the number of windows along one side.

Luscious countryside engulfs this cosy cottage; you can appreciate it from your private lawn or from a lovely patio area which is perfect for an alfresco meal.

Your nearest amenities lie close by in the welcoming village of Blagdon, a place of much interest as well as a couple of pubs, shops and a café.

Neighbouring Chew Stoke and Chew Magna are in the other direction with pubs and shops also to enjoy.

Every taste and interest is catered for in the surrounding area; countryside lovers have the Mendip Hills, while a traditional day by the sea can be enjoyed at Weston-super-Mare just 12 miles away.

Two remarkable cities also lie within driving distance; Bristol and Bath are well worth a visit with their striking architecture and wide variety of first-class amenities and attractions.

A well-presented cottage in an ideally central Somerset location.

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About the location


Blagdon 3.5 miles; Chew Magna 4.5 miles.

Nempnett Thrubwell is a small hamlet, facing south to Blagdon Lake & the Mendip Hills. It is formed of a scattering of farms & houses, a church & village hall. In terms of amenities, the nearby villages of Blagdon and Chew Magna offer pubs, convenience stores & cafes. World class fishing is available at the nearby Blagdon Lake & Chew Valley Lake is only 10 minutes drive away. The Mendip Hills & Cheddar Gorge offer excellent opportunities for walking and cycling, with stunning views over the Somerset Levels. In the surrounding area there is certainly something to suit every taste, including a day at the seaside with Weston Super-Mare just 13 miles away. The city of Wells with it's wonderful cathedral lies 25mins south, with mystical Glastonbury just beyond. The striking cities of Bath & Bristol are within easy reach, with their wealth of Georgian architecture, the
Bristol Harbourside, museums & gardens.

Region Information

Note: This property is a Friday changeover only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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