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Magnolia Barn

(Ref. 1063808)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed at numerous holiday cottages around England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire over the years and Magnolia Barn ticked all the boxes and we would rate it as the best we've stayed in."

    It was comfortable, clean, well equipped and generally of a very high standard.

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2024

  • "No locks on any bathroom doors, downstairs toilet window waist height and clear ..."

    No locks on any bathroom doors, downstairs toilet window waist height and clear glass can look straight in from outside sofas hard not soft and luxurious driveway very uneven and dangerous my wife tripped in a hole and dislocated her shoulder so we had to leave in emergency on the last day not even a welcome note to say have a nice stay no instructions for heating control ,kept turning on in middle of the night otherwise we had a good time

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Feb 2024

  • "Perfect spot for us nature lovers!"

    Being a winter break the cottage was lovely and warm too. Everything we needed there, dishwasher was a nice touch. Maybe a small drawer unit could be added under the sink for our food supplies, but other than that it was perfect. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Perfectly situated for ease of travel. We loved our New Year stay so much we've booked to stay again. We are torn between recommending Magnolia Barn to everyone and keeping it as our secret!

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely warm and cosy cottage."

    Everything you needed was there, including a well equipped kitchen. We had a great stay and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable and cosy accommodation ideal for a holiday break."

    The paddock was brilliant for exercising the dog first thing in the morning and before it got dark at night. Well positioned for motorway allowing easy access to Somerset, Devon and Dorset. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Nov 2023

  • "Probably one of the best accommodation we have had"

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really lovely property."

    Very nice area. We found it very good for going out to different places to visit. Cheddar Gorge was not far away and beautiful. The only problem we had was it got a bit chilly in the evening and we couldn’t find out how to put the heating on for awhile,yet we was leaving on Saturday morning and the heating came on ,how we do not know.There was no instructions for the heating which should of been in the welcome book. Overall a very lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We found the property to be one of the cleanest we have stayed in and the comfort and fittings were really good ."

    Personally the mattress was too firm for us but that's not to say other guests would agree . The paddock at the rear for dogs was great ,very private and enclosed for dogs off lead. The property was very private and we were not disturbed by the owners next door overall great place to stay.Having a good TV that actually worked was a bonus

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful week away in pure peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our 3rd visit to the property, as always excellent."

    Will be back for a 4th very soon.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "No where on the listing did it say that dogs were not allowed upstairs or on the sofa."

    We always take sofa covers and our own bed covers as our dog always goes on the sofa and sleeps with us. It also didn’t say in the advert that our dog couldn’t stay in the house alone. So we went out for 2 hours in the morning and then he slept all day as usual but we literally had nothing to do all day as couldn’t leave him. This is not a dog friendly property in my opinion

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely quiet well equipped cottage accurately presented by Sykes."

    Comfortable furniture and nice decor. Conveniently situated for local attractions.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed at Magnolia Barn for a week and it was lovely."

    Peaceful location, and you can get to some nice places in a 20 minute drive. Our dog loved running around in the large paddock. The accommodation was very cosy, comfortable and clean. One of our favourite places we have stayed in and would love to come back here again one day.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed for five nights in this cottage and really enjoyed our stay."

    It was clean warm and quite well equipped it had every thing we needed including comfy sofas and a dining table to eat the beds are also very comfy so a good nights sleep was no problem. It was nice to have a nice table and chairs to sit on outside when the weather was nice. It has a long paddock at the back to have a walk or exercise your furry friend. You can do more of a walk around the loop beyond the paddock which you can reach the the white heart pub easier than walking along the main road (not open every day). The owners are friendly and helpful if needed but very good at letting you have privacy and don’t bother you. The cottage has a good size space for your car or two. It’s a fantastic location if you want to visit places like Chedder Gorge or Glastonbury and Wells etc. We would definitely come back and stay in this lovely cottage again.

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely well appointed cottage which was spotlessly clean on our arrival."

    It is located ideally for visiting the many attractions that this part of Somerset has to offer. The only slightly negative comment I would have is that the other outbuildings that the cottage looks out on would benefit from being tidied up a bit

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is modern and comfortable while being cosy and retaining a country cottage feel."

    Was exceptionally clean. Kitchen was fantastic and spacious and overlooked the courtyard which would be wonderful in the summer. The use of the owners field to exercise our dog was a bonus. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was excellent in all respects and was cosy, warm and very comfortable."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. Would definitely stay again if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a problem with the kitchen tap when we first arrived."

    The owner was helpful and we resolved it ourselves, but I would recommend replacement with a simpler design. The heating was very uneven, with some rooms very warm but the kitchen / dining room was very poorly served by the heating. The exterior garden wall was very shabby. Overall, it was fairly comfortable and the two nearest pubs served reasonable food.

    Reviewed by John3.4Feb 2023

  • "A great property with excellent facilities in a lovely location."

    We had a wonderful break - thank you!

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was wonderful, very comfortable, warm and well equipped."

    It was ideal for us and my elderly mother with the bathroom so close to the second bedroom. We all slept well in the comfortable beds and enjoyed a peaceful week in the countryside. Only a short drive to Burnham for shops and a brisk walk along the seafront.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Dec 2022

  • "Great little cosy cottage in a pretty village."

    Useful for us as we were visiting family nearby. Lovely meal in The Packhorse Inn in Mark, I am sure we will book again in the next year.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "A superb barn conversion, really clean and well stocked."

    So lovely

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is the 2nd time in 4 months we have stayed here and it didn't disappoint again."

    Absolutely love it here. So quiet and relaxing with everything you need. Amazing property wondering surroundings. We will be back again for sure.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful week in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Gregory4.4Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, extremely clean and in a very nice setting, we had a small dog so the paddock at the rear of the property was excellent."

    A couple of minor negatives were, the main shower took an age to fully drain, tv could have been slightly larger and a chopping board in the kitchen would have been useful, on the whole a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jun 2022

  • "Stayed for a week with my daughter and dog,the cottage is lovely and clean and well equipped,the paddock at the back is a great space too,and if you walk out of the bottom gate of the paddock the White Horse pub is only a 10 minute walk(definitely recommend a meal there)!"

    .also the bakery in the village do gorgeous pastries!. Would love to return to magnolia barn,another fabulous Sykes cottage.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was just as described and we had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay."

    The property was beautiful and the facilities including the patio and garden areas were perfect. We found the village of Mark to be perfect for our holiday requirements, a local post office and shop, the village playground and the White Horse Inn which was walking distance and was fantastic location with amazing food and gardens. We will return!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property, very clean and well equipped."

    Huge paddock at the back to walk the dog and through the gate at the bottom was a pleasant circular walk to the village of Mark. This property is well situated to visit many different places, can highly recommend the Bishops Palace at Wells, stunning gardens and building, and Break Down beach and headland

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely spacious main bedroom, although a wardrobe would have been good instead of hooks on the wall."

    2nd bedroom a very tight fit if 2 adults were sharing and only contained 2 single beds and a dressing table. Location very good, our dog enjoyed use of owners paddock and it was lovely sitting in the sunny court yard for lunch. Excellent standard of cleanliness through out with good shower and bathroom facilities. Few extra bits of kitchen equipment would be useful. Overall a good property, centrally located for days out and true to description advertised.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Apr 2022

  • "The house was fabulously clean and the owners really friendly and available if needed."

    We had a lovely Easter break with the children and dog, enjoying the surrounding sites. The local pub (White Horse) was excellent with great food and we had a laugh playing foot golf with the owner. Sadly we had to leave a night early and didn't manage to say goodbye but we would like to say thank you for having us in your lovely property and letting us get on with our holiday.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very nice place comfortable and clean good location"

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just returned from 5 days and we have absolutely loved it."

    Really relaxing, clean tidy cottage. Lovely quiet area. Really good having the paddock for the dog. We have just received booked for August.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was a great conversion, perfect quiet location, had a comfortable and stylish feel, the bathrooms were exceptional, however when we arrived we expected a welcome pack of some sort, providing some basic initial necessities, such as milk, sugar, salt and pepper, tea/coffee and dishwashing products."

    It may sound trivial but means a lot as when you've had a long journey, as do most of your guests, we've experienced this at other properties, for a small outlay it would make quite a difference, you want to relax and take a breather before going to do a groceries shop. It always felt warm and cosy despite near freezing conditions outside. Great village pub at the white horse,

    Reviewed by Karl4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely conversion and well appointed."

    Large kitchen/dining area. Four adults might find sitting room very cosy. Excellent location to explore the area. The use of the paddock to give dog first walk of day was especially welcome. Close to good and important birding sites. Good village pub though not open every day. The village bakery proved irresistible. With great village shop selling wide range of goods including plants from local growers. Hosts friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved staying, although a couple of small basics would help."

    Usually when you go to cottages there is washing up liquid in the kitchen and hand wash in the bathroom/cloakroom. Otherwise fabulous accommodation!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage, great field for walking the dog."

    Two good pubs within walking distance ( part of the walk along the road with limited footpath, best done in day light) We were four adults staying, it would probably be more suitable for two adults and two children. I would recommend staying there

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Feb 2022

  • "First class property, nothing you could have any issue with, owners very friendly too, enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "Magnolia Barn was so comfortable especially the beds and sofa."

    It was a nice surprise to see the amount of space for our dog to run around outside. It was warm and always hot water. So useful with a downstairs loo. Well placed for roads in all directions. The highlight of my holiday was the Fleet Air Arm Museum and I wasn,t the one who waned to visit. All such heroes. .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Downstairs was excellent, with a nice large kitchen/diner with doors to a west facing courtyard, so a nice sunny aspect if the weather is good."

    The lounge was also a good size with a comfortable sofa and chair. WiFi was excellent and it was easy to stream programs on the smart TV or on our own devices. Upstairs, the main shower room was large and very stylish, with a superb large shower. However we found the bedrooms rather disappointing - the main bedroom was in the eaves, with only two very small windows, so we felt that the room was rather claustrophobic. The en suite bathroom was also very small and the bath was short and difficult to get into and out of. The second bedroom was brighter but there was very little space around the beds. Storage in the bedrooms consisted of a chest of drawers but no wardrobe, just a few hooks on the wall. The location is excellent - Mark is a great village with two pubs, a post office/general store and a bakery. It is also a great centre for a holiday, with lots of places to visit in all directions. Wedmore is only a couple of miles to the east, and Wells about 10 miles away, both are worth a visit. You are also on the Somerset Levels, so can see for miles around and it is great areas for bird watching - we saw lots of starlings on our trip and the murmurations in the area are famous. The coast is only 15 minutes away and Bath and Bristol are in easy reach.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Nov 2021

  • "The property was lovely, it is kept spotlessly clean, the use of the paddock was an extra bonus, our dog loved it, the property is quite central to get to many other places."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "We found it was necessary for one of us to stand on the road outside of the property and signal when it was safe to pull out onto the road because hedges blocked the drivers' view in both directions."

    Not a major problem, but would hate to do this when it was raining! Apart from this, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The night sky in this area is marvellous due to the complete absence of light pollution, just wish I'd taken my telescope! Our visit to the Apex leisure and wildlife park at Burnham on Sea was very enjoyable, even the parking was free!

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Sep 2021

  • "Magnolia Barn was a perfect base for exploring Somerset."

    It was very comfortable and had definatley home from home.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.7Sep 2021

  • "Pretty much ideal for what we wanted."

    Very comfortable cottage and excellent grounds for us to walk (and train) our young dog. Nicely placed to use as a base for visits to Weston Super Mare and Cheddar Gorge.

    Reviewed by Andrerw5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    The Barn was lovely and extremely comfy. We had everything we needed plus the benefit of lovely surroundings. The couple that owned the barn were only next door, and were really friendly and attentive to our needs. The Barn had a fantastic homely feel, with a cozy snug living room, gorgeous kitchen that brought the outside in, and really comfy beds that I would like to have at home (but I have still never quite managed to achieve that lovely hotel feel). The area was great, really easy to get to beautiful places like Cheddar, Wells, and Glastonbury, as well as the coast. The village had great local pubs within walking distance (10 mins at a very lazy stroll), but there were also other places to eat in beautiful surroundings and great food within a 15 minute drive. We would definitely recommend Magnolia Barn as a lovely place to stay and hope to visit again. Thank you from Rachael, Andy and Caitlin .

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well kept cottage, only point is that extra glasses and tableware would have been useful."

    Easy reach of local pub, shop and bakery. Lots of information in folder so everything was clearly laid out. Paddock was excellent for the dog for early morning play before heading out for the day.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Plenty of room for the three of us and the dog. Living room would have been too small for four people to sit in comfort. Ideal location as a base to explore, only 5 minutes from the M5, close to some great beaches and beautiful countryside. Our only criticism would be that the kitchen could have been slightly better equipped - not many pans, and an extra few plates would have made a difference.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property is on a very busy road so could do with a mirror opposite to help get out of the driveway."

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous location for walking and great pubs within walking distance."

    lots of things to do in the vicinity. Accommodation clean and comfortable with everything we needed

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2021

  • "Large property, very peaceful and a bonus to have heating to turn on when needed."

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jun 2021

  • "It was pure home from home , everything there that we needed , beds and sofa very comfy we would highly recommend it as there are lots of places to visit Jean ,Stewart ,Katy & Sherri ."

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved Magnolia Barn."

    So peaceful. It is much more spacious than it looks on the photos. The beds are super comfy with lovely cool linen. We enjoyed the lollipop walk from the barn/paddock around the village. The 2 village pubs are outstanding for food and make you very welcome. Perfect if you want to escape for some relaxation.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely property, comfortable and well equipped whilst still retaining a cosy atmosphere with plenty to do locally as well as attractions to visit further afield."

    We were lucky to enjoy some warm weather during our stay and the courtyard was a real suntrap. Will look forward to returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Calor gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, barbecue and seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: You are also welcome to exercise your four-legged friend in the owner's paddock
  • Note : The external steps on the images are not used to access the property.

The property

Beautifully finished and decorated in a quintessential cottage style, Magnolia Barn is a wonderful barn conversion offering four guests a base for their exciting exploration of Somerset.

Resting in the equally charming village of Mark, Magnolia Barn is within easy reach of the delights of the seaside, as well as the wonders of the Mendip Hills and plenty more.

After a walk around the local area, step into this home-from-home and leave your boots and coats in the handy boot room before walking into the country style kitchen diner, admiring the tiled floors and pretty dining table and chairs.

Gather around the table in the evening for quality time at the end of the day, with the kitchen well-equipped with all you need for creating your favourite meals, including an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer at your fingertips, while a handy washing machine can be found at one end of the room along with a cloakroom.

Relax into your surroundings in the sitting room, complete with an armchair, a plush three seater sofa to sink into and a TV to entertain, or make the most of the warm weather in the summer months by spending time outside in the enclosed patio garden, with a barbecue and seating too!

Head upstairs to discover a beautiful master bedroom with a king-size bed, decorated with grey hues and soft blues and complemented by a stunning en-suite bathroom.

A bright and airy twin bedroom offers two further guests a tranquil sleeping spot, served by the sleek shower room where a large walk-in shower awaits.

The charming village of Mark, set amidst the Somerset Levels, is home to two lovely pubs within walking distance, perfect for enjoying a local pint, as well as a village shop so all your essentials for a self-catered stay are covered!

Set off on local walks in the area, head out on an adventures cycle or find one of the several fishing lakes in the area for a spot of peace and quiet on the water.

A scenic drive will bring you up to the amazing Cheddar Gorge just inside the Mendip Hills AONB, with these cathedral-like caves home to over 9000 years of human history, you can embark on the Cheddar Gorge Walk and discover this amazing natural wonder.

Have some fun at Cheddar Crazy Golf while you're there and visit The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company for a cheese souvenir from the birthplace of Cheddar!

Head to the seaside to Burnam-on-Sea with golden sandy beaches for fun days in the sun and plenty of seaside shops and entertainment, with the Apex Leisure & Wildlife Park spanning 42 acres and home to duck-filled lakes, fishing and a skate park.

Further north is Brean Theme Park and Animal Farm Adventure Park, whilst the popular town of Weston-super-Mare is another sunny seaside location with a fantastic beach, a grand pier, a golf club and great events all year round like the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival!

Head to north Somerset to Magnolia Barn for a wonderful holiday making memories with your loved ones.

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About the location


Burnham-on-Sea 5 miles; Glastonbury 11 miles.

The pretty village of Mark is situated in the heart of the beautiful Somerset Levels, and is criss-crossed by long watery rhynes, which drain the wetlands for pasture, aiding the production of fine Somerset cheese. The village boasts an ancient church, built in honour of St Mark, as well as excellent walking and cycle paths, and a variety of rare species of birds, making it a haven for twitchers! Situated at the mouth of the River Parrett and Bridgewater Bay, the popular seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea is just 4 miles away. With views across to distant Wales, and 7 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, the town also boasts Britain's shortest pier and some of the most distinctive lighthouses around, as well as the marble carvings of Sir Christopher Wren in its parish church. The Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Weston-super-Mare, ancient Glastonbury and the cathedral city of Wells are all within easy driving distance. A fantastic location for a varied holiday at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas