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The Granary

Bathealton, near Wiveliscombe, Somerset (Ref. 1056398)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent a lovely week at the property, in November, which had everything we needed."

    It has a safe, enclosed, dog friendly garden and we were able to relax in the hot tub without worrying about our girl escaping. We would love to return in the warmer weather to make full use of the beautiful garden. This is a perfect cottage inside and out!

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2021

  • "The granary was near perfect and we loved it definitely somewhere we would consider booking again."

    If you want peace and quiet with a hot tub then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2021

  • "Beautiful location with great walks and scenery."

    The Granary is perfect for a family get together and the hot tub was great for relaxing. Thank you to the owners who were most welcoming and we would definitely recommend for a get away holiday

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2021

  • "A brilliant out of the way place to stay."

    The addition of a well tendered to hot tub allows you to relax and indulge yourself at the end of a day out. The owners go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Being greeted with some freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jam, West Country butter and pink fizz was brilliant!!!!

    Reviewed by BryanOct 2021

  • "Stuart & Julie were extremely welcoming and helpful."

    The house was clean and homely, the scones delicious!! What would be helpful would be instructions on recycling and how to use Sky. The signal we realise is not brilliant and they have done everything to strengthen it, but we still struggled, probably because we’re technophobes!! But no complaints, lovely part of the UK would stay again no hesitation.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback following your stay at our cottage. We are always on hand to answer any questions and deal with any issues, and we are very sorry you had difficulties with the Sky system during your stay, this was addressed as quickly as possible and was as a result of damage caused by a previous guest, we hope it didn't have too much of an impact on your holiday. We are really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2021

  • "This was an amazing place to stay."

    It had everything we could of dreamed of and a real home from home. It was peaceful and everyone was so helpful and friendly. (even when our dog escaped).

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and all the little extras were very appreciated."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "The Granary is set in a beautiful and peaceful part of Somerset."

    The stunning cottage is equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. The owners Julie and Stuart are excellent hosts and can provide you with lots of recommendations of places to visit, A fantastic property with lovely views, warm hosts and lots of peace.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "The Granary is a beautiful holiday home."

    So well equipped and beautifully clean. We loved the hot tub and managed to get out and explore the surrounding area, which is stunning. Julie and Stuart are the perfect hosts. A perfect luxury home away from home holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet and peaceful countryside setting with everything you could ever need and more - great attention to detail throughout the whole property."

    Its location is very central, not far from a good road that can get you to key local areas, such as Exmoor, Quantock Hills and the coast, where we did many walks with rewarding views. Relaxing in the hot tub was such a nice treat afterwards. The owners were quick to respond to any queries and provide suggestions for best beaches, restaurants etc. The Bear Inn at Wiveliscombe (this nearby village has a lovely outdoor swimming pool!) was a favourite, as was The Swan in Bampton. Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Julie and Stuart were fab hosts."

    We stay in cottages a lot, and we have never stayed in such a well equipped cottage. Everything was thought of . We went with a dog and a toddler - location was peaceful, but a car is needed to get anywhere. There is a walk for the dog from the doorstep, however it’s not pushchair friendly. Cottage was lovely, gardens were lovely. Could not fault our holiday at all. Would 100% go back and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by DaniellaJun 2021

  • "The Granary was a outstanding cottage."

    It had everything we needed and more. The attention to detail was a credit to the owner’s. I would recommend the Granary for a quiet peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

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The property

Wiveliscombe 5.2 miles.

This picturesque, detached barn is situated in an idyllic rural location in Bathealton, close to Wiveliscombe in Somerset, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.

Comfortably furnished, this inviting base is an excellent choice for families and friends looking to reside in the natural beauty of South West England, with easy access to Dartmoor, Exmoor and the North Somerset coastline.

Step into the entrance hall, where you can remove and store you coats and boots, before moving into the sitting room, which offers two sofas, an alluring woodburning stove set within a feature brick place and a flatscreen TV for entertainment.

Allow the chef amongst the group to whip up a tasty feast from the fitted kitchen, equipped with a useful set of appliances including a Range cooker and dishwasher, while the dining table offers the ideal spot to gather for special mealtimes together.

Completing the ground floor of The Granary is a spacious king-size double bedroom which can be arranged as a twin on request and caters to a variety of guests.

Upstairs are two further bedrooms, comprising a master king-size double with rustic beamed ceilings, plus a double bedroom with similar features, both served by the contemporary bathroom with bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for the day.

After a long day exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Exmoor National Park, look forward to unwinding in your own private hot tub, accompanied with a gin and tonic whilst you contemplate where to visit next.

The historic market town of Wiveliscombe is only five miles away and is well stocked with independent shops, cafes and pubs serving local produce, while Taunton, roughly 15 miles away, is a delightful town to visit with a plethora of historic buildings to admire and some excellent independent shops to browse.

After you’ve completed the magnificent walks of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, plan a visit to the beach resorts on the North Somerset Coast, including Blue Anchor Bay which is less than an hour's drive from The Granary.

A true home from home, this idyllic getaway promises a relaxing retreat, all year round.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and sofa bed
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Sky TV with movie and sports package, WiFi
  • Power and 1 x basket of logs inc. in rent (there is a £5 charge for an extra basket of logs)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot (bottom sheet provided, please bring all other cot bedding) and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2-3 cars
  • Patio garden with seating, BBQ and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Dog must be kept on lead outside the gated garden
  • Note: The property can sleep up to 8 guests with the sofa bed provided
  • Note: Check in 4pm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Taunton 11 miles.

Known affectionately as Wivey, this historic market town is set in wonderful surroundings on the edge of Exmoor, in the Brendon Hills. This is a perfect centre from which to set out on outdoor pursuits; from fishing for trout on the peaceful waters of Clatworthy Reservoir or Wimbleball Lake, horse-riding at a number of stables in the area or simply taking a long walk through the idyllic countryside on well-signed paths. There are several excellent independent shops in Wiveliscombe including an award-winning butcher, antique shops, a gunsmith and the well known Court House, a striking three-storey independent shop that attracts visitors from far afield. The village is half an hour's drive from North Somerset's beaches, such as Blue Anchor Bay and, as the gateway to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, an ideal base for walking and other pursuits in one of Britain's loveliest National Parks. The picturesque Exmoor towns of Dulverton and Bampton are within driving distance. A perfect holiday destination - peace coupled with good facilities and leisure pursuits.

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