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Upper Barn Cottage

Minehead, Somerset (Ref. 1005110)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Ramirez Sanchez

    “This cottage exceeded our expectations.”

    I think pictures don't do justice to the Cottage, it's surroundings and Exmoor in general: you have to see it to really appreciate the beauty. Would highly recommend it.

    I think pictures don't do justice to the Cottage, it's surroundings and Exmoor in general: you have to see it to really appreciate the beauty. Would highly recommend it.

    - Mr Ramirez Sanchez, April 2021

The property

Upper Barn Cottage at Middle Burrow is a fabulous, detached dwelling nested in beautiful countryside, with views from every window and just a stone's throw away from the coast, near the seaside resort of Minehead in Somerset, situated within the Exmoor National Park.

The property dates back to the 17th century and interestingly was originally used as a threshing barn to process grain, before later being converted in the seventies and again in 2018.

Boasting a lovely rural location and having an unusual, reverse level layout inside, this well-presented holiday let is ideal for families and friends looking to explore a wonderful part of the UK.

The living room on the first floor makes the most of the views across the grounds, with a charming outlook over the garden at Middle Burrow and Grabbist Hill, with the pond surrounded by mature trees and a green lawn.

The dual aspect lets in plenty of natural light to uplift your mood each day, while the vaulted ceiling adds character.

This spacious room leads through to the kitchen and dining area, where you can cook up a scrumptious meal and gather with the family to catch up on the events from the day and plan further fun trips out.

Once you have relaxed into your evening with maybe a board game or some TV, retire downstairs to the bedrooms.

There is a king-size double with wardrobe, dressing table and bedside tables with reading lamps, while at the other end of the house accessed via a second set of stairs from the kitchen, is the twin bedroom, which is ideal for those travelling with kids.

They each come with their own bathroom facilities making it easy for you all to get ready in the mornings, and there is even a handy utility room housing a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Outside you have a delightful garden with places to sit and rest with a drink on a warm summers day as the sounds of wildlife fill your ears.

There is a plethora of walking nearby, with a footpath leading to the moors directly from Upper Barn Cottage.

Explore the welcoming town of Minehead on the coast, with its mile long esplanade showcasing a stunning backdrop of its golden sands.

This resort is filled with amenities for you to enjoy including shops, cafés, bars and walks along the beach.

The nearby village of Dunster (2.5 miles) with it Norman Castle, Tithe Barn and Water Mill is a must for visitors of all ages.

It has plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Make sure you also head over to the spectacular moorland of Exmoor National Park, hosting a wealth of wildlife and untamed landscapes to admire.

Stargazing is a must and there are plenty of opportunities for horse riding, kayaking, climbing and mountain biking; a superb base to choose for your next holiday in Somerset.


  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen/diner
  • Utility room
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden area with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to the layout of this property, the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the building accessible via 2 sets of stairs
  • Note: There is also a door from one bedroom across a courtyard to another door, which leads to the second bedroom and may not be suitable for toddlers
  • Note: There are 3 steps up into the bathroom on the ground floor.

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About the location


Taunton 24 miles; Bridgwater 27 miles.

The popular seaside resort of Minehead occupies a wonderful sheltered spot beneath the dramatic North Hill, on the lovely West Somerset Coast. This welcoming town boasts a mile long esplanade, providing a wonderful backdrop to the golden beach, whilst the pretty harbour, visited in the summer by the famous paddle steamer Waverley, offers excellent fishing opportunities. Enjoy a nostalgic steam train journey from the seafront on the West Somerset Railway, or visit Blenheim Gardens, winner of many awards for its beautiful floral displays. Renowned for the largest herd of red deer in England, Exmoor National Park with its wooded valleys, pretty bridlepaths and heather clad moors, is well worth a visit, whilst the magnificent Norman Castle at nearby Dunster is a must.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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