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The Barn at Rapps Cottage

Rapps near Ilminster, Somerset (Ref. 1054569)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "What a stunning cottage this is, we had a very warm welcome from the owners."

    It's fitted out with everything you need. The bed is huge and very comfortable, we slept really well. The wildlife is amazing especially the baby bunnies. Every home comfort has been thought of and the hamper was a beautiful surprise. Some great places to explore nearby so we were never bored. By far the best cottage we have ever stayed in. We will be recommending this to family and friends and going back soon but for longer next time. We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2022

  • "Everything was just right."

    The Barn is a wonderful conversion that is stylish and cozy at the same time. Plenty to see in the area and some great pubs. I would rcommend this property to anyone

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2022

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay."

    Everything you could want is provided by the super hosts. The area around is ideal for exploring set as it is almost equi distance between the North and south coast. We were made very welcome by Phil and Jayne, despite the circumstances of our visit having tested positive for Covid only days before our holiday we had a great time , socially distanced at all times. The welcome hamper and thoughtful early supplies of essentials was much appreciated. Thanks for a great break.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2022

  • "Property really lovely."

    ...super cosy. Kitchen well equipped and welcome basket had lots of local treats. The bed was huge and wonderfully comfortable. Had the best nights sleep. Host was very helpful. Would definitely book again

    Reviewed by JuliaFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, from the welcome pack of local produce to the lovely hosts Jayne and Phil."

    The barn itself had everything you needed for a great break it was like home from home and some . Clean tidy warm with a lovely comfy bed clean and fresh towels and all the facilities that you would need for a great stay

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "The Barn at Rapps Cottage is a beautiful, warm, cosy and comfortable little barn set in a picturesque spot."

    It is conveniently placed with so many places to visit within half an hours drive and some much closer. Jayne and Phil are excellent hosts and their personal little touches make your stay so welcoming. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rapp's Barn for any one wanting a lovely and memorable break.

    Reviewed by HeatherNov 2021

  • "A warm friendly welcome was a perfect start to our stay at The Barn at Rapps Cottage."

    Stepping into the cottage was a delight - beautifully furnished, which was both comfortable and cosy. It's location gave us plenty of choice for days out and about, just a lovely place to spend a most enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by ANov 2021

  • "The barn was amazing, very warm and welcoming were the hosts too."

    The bed was so comfortable and no heating was needed as it was very toasty. Lovely extra touches with the hamper too. Would highly recommend to stay here.

    Reviewed by AudreyOct 2021

  • "Phil & Jayne are the perfect hosts, we were greeted by Phil at the Barn within ..."

    Phil & Jayne are the perfect hosts, we were greeted by Phil at the Barn within minutes of our arrival at that time Phil went over everything he possibly could with us regarding the accommodation and more besides

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2021

  • "Beautifully presented property ."

    A great place to explore the region from .

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2021

  • "Our stay at the barn was fantastic!"

    Phil and jayne were lovely. Very friendly very helpful. The barn has everything you could wish for. The welcome pack was first class! Beautiful place to stay, the bed is so so comfy. easy access to main road for travelling around the area. Will definitely return. We had a lovely 2 weeks. Phil and jayne have thought of everything to make sure your holiday at the barn gets of to a great start and continues throughout your stay.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely relaxing break."

    The barn was very well equipped to a high standard. It was centrally located and a good base to stay. The owners Phil and Jayne were on hand if needed and made us feel very welcome and gave us any information we needed. We would not hesitate to recommend a break at The Barn at Rapps Cottage.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Phil and Jayne are a fantastic couple, nothing is too much trouble."

    We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2021

  • "The peace and quiet of the cottage."

    The beautiful garden. The proximity to lots of places to visit. The owners who were always helpful and really nice people.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "The Barn at Rapps Cottage lives up to the photographs and description."

    A beautiful location, wonderful hosts. The welcome pack of locally sourced products including honey and local cider was a lovely touch. Phil and Jayne are really welcoming, about if you need them but equally discreet leaving you to enjoy the beautiful gardens-perfect balance. Would recommend and have done to my friends.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "Our stay at the Barn was fabulous."

    Everything promised was delivered it was exceptionally clean and comfortable.lots of really lovely finishing touches. There was a fabulous welcome pack with local products and our hosts were warm and welcoming.nothing negative to say would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2021

  • "The Barn at Rapps Cottage was everything I’d hoped for, and more."

    Fantastic location, beautifully furnished and equipped and extremely comfortable, especially the bed!! Phil & Jayne are wonderful hosts, welcoming and friendly, and the gift hamper filled with local goodies is a lovely touch. I would highly recommend Rapps Barn to anybody who is looking for a peaceful, Somerset holiday.

    Reviewed by RosalindMay 2021

  • "The owners of The Barn were very welcoming and extremely helpful."

    Really nice people. We would love to return for another visit.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2021

  • "Friendly and welcoming hosts and the accomodation and facilities were excellent , very comfy bed."

    Good to have use of the garden if the weather is good enough.The area is lovely with lots to do and good eateries nearby too, East Lambrook Manor gardens and Hestercombe in particular are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "The Barn at Rapps Cottage was the perfect place to relax and explore the area, Somerset and beyond, as it was an easy drive to Dorset and Devon."

    We felt very safe during these difficult Covid times, everything was spotless. We had the warmest of welcomes from Jayne & Phil, who were always around to check if we needed anything, but also left us undisturbed to enjoy their beautiful Barn and garden. The Barn was fitted out to a really high standard and had everything we needed for our stay, including a very comfortable bedroom, with super king bed and lovely bedding. We were left a really thoughtful welcome pack too. You couldn't fail to have a very special stay at this lovely place. We shall certainly return.

    Reviewed by LindsayApr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay here, and we would highly recommend it to anyone looking."

    It's a beautiful thatched annex separated from the main house, and looks even prettier in the flesh. Phil and Jayne were very warm and welcoming, the cottage was in superb condition and we had a very comfortable, relaxing stay. We were looking to escape the city and relax in green surroundings and it was absolutely perfect for us. We look forward to returning again in the future!

    Reviewed by BenApr 2021

  • "We had an absolutely super time at Rapps Cottage."

    Phil and Jayne were the perfect hosts, and made us feel extremely welcome. The barn was beautiful, and we had everything we desired in there. There were lovely touches such as the welcoming hamper, and milk, bread, CIDER

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2020

  • "Really had an amazing stay here."

    Beautiful and very comfortable. Arrived with a warm welcome and lovely chat with Phil. Inside was a sweet hamper filled with cider, biscuits honey and marmalade which we had with the bread that was also left for us as. It made a lovely breakfast. The cottage is well stocked with anything you could need, from soaps, milk, variety of teas and coffees to reading material, board games and even access to Netflix and internet on the tv. We slept well and explored nearby sites the next day. Plenty to do in the area and an amazing place to stay. Would 100% recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by AmyOct 2020

  • "Rapps Cottage If you would like a tranquil position and a good location to visit lots of interesting places and the coast then Rapps is your place."

    The Cottage is very clean, compact and smart with a cosy feel. Perfect. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Hopefully will visit again soon.

    Reviewed by RosellinaOct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at the Barn at Rapps cottage."

    Phil and Jayne were wonderful and friendly hosts, always there to offer assistance with the accommodation and advice for our things to do in the local area - even small little things like offering a torch for a walk to the local pub, The Bell at Broadway - which does excellent food. They were so sweet with all the little touches around the barn... A welcome hamper, filled with local products - honey, gin and tonic marmalade, two bottles of cider from Perry’s just down the road, biscuits, fresh bakery bread, condiments and cereals. As we were their first ever guests, they also left us a bottle of Prosecco and a welcome card. There were no issues whatsoever with the facilities in the barn - the hot plate works well as a replacement counter-top, and the microwave includes a grill, which we didn’t try. The bed was so comfortable, with the softest sheets. We slept perfectly all three nights. There are plenty of things to do within a half hour drive - we did a walk from Chard through the Blackdown Hills with fantastic and varied scenery, visited Glastonbury, seeing the Tor, abbey and the town, caught the sunset at Ham Hill Country Park - with a nice little pub, and drove down to Lyme Regis beach. Needless to say we were busy all three days, but never had to rush and still had lots of time to enjoy relaxing in the barn and the front garden, which they kindly offer full use of. Our only regret is not booking for longer. We would return in a heartbeat and hope to do so in the near future. Thank you very much Phil and Jayne! Sean & Frankie

    Sean and Frankie, thank you so much for your kind words. We’ve worked hard to get up and running and to get feedback like this makes it all worthwhile. You made great “First Guests” and please do come visit us again. Thanks, Phil & Jayne, The Barn at Rapps Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by SeanSep 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, Denby crockery, Smart TV, DVD player, sound bar, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wash only laundry service available for £5 per load, please organise with the owner
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Secure storage for two bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Children are not accepted at this property

The property

The Barn at Rapps Cottage” is a stunning barn conversion within the curtilage of a genuine 15th Century Grade II listed Somerset Long House.

Full of character and Somerset charm, this thatched holiday home is a perfect place to start exploring the many attractions of the South West. Easily accessible from the A303 and M5, yet surrounded by the splendour of the Blackdown Hills, Somerset Flats and the Dorset Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this all-ground-floor haven is perfect for a pair seeking a rural escape, with the highlights of Somerset on your door step. With reserved parking and gardens to relax in, the Barn itself boasts original beams and a genuine thatched roof and garden view.

It makes a wonderful choice for a traditional English countryside escape. Beautifully fitted out with oak furniture, comfy sofa and intimate dining area, the Barn at Rapps Cottage is the perfect place to unwind after a day full of Somerset adventure. The kitchen area is equipped with everything you could need if you decide to forego the many excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area.

With a combi microwave/oven, electric hob, fridge and freezer, it has all you need to prepare a romantic meal or hearty breakfast which can be enjoyed on your own private patio or simply in front of the smart TV with DVD player and sound bar for a quiet night in. No expense has been spared on a 6000 spring, hypo-allergenic super king size bed with genuine Egyptian cotton sheets for a perfect night’s sleep.

Or request for the bed to be made into two singles if you're travelling with a friend! A large country garden is available for you to enjoy, with a picnic hamper should you wish to dine, or just wine, by the pond. The nearest pub is just a walk through the countryside and offers everything you might want from a country inn.

Many others offer variety and quality dining within a few short miles. Pretty Ilminster is on your doorstep for all of your local amenities such as ingredients for your homemade meals and boasts pubs, cafes and excellent delicatessens as well as a rich history worth exploring through its stunning Minster, art gallery and concert hall. A perfect base to explore Somerset, Devon and Dorset, there are many characterful towns, national trust sites (such as Barrington Court) and fascinating itineraries to fill your days.

Pop down to the coast for breakfast in Lyme Regis before moseying eastwards to the Jurassic coast, West Bay (setting of “Broadchurch”) and Bridport.

The next day, head north to Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and the beautiful Quantock Hills or maybe take in the pretty towns of Langport and Somerton.

If you want to shop, Taunton, Yeovil and Exeter are within easy reach.

There really is so much to do here, you’ll need to come back… At the heart of the South West’s cycling network and with secure cycle storage provided, there are so many wonderful cycling opportunities within the area and in all directions.

The Chard to Ilminster route is particularly popular for a gentle cycle ending at Chard Reservoir, or for the more hardcore the route continues to the coast. The Barn at Rapps Cottage makes a marvellous choice for an escape to the Somerset countryside.

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About the location


Chard 5.3 miles; Taunton 12.5 miles; Yeovil 14.6 miles

A town and civil parish in the countryside of south west Somerset, Ilminster lies in a desirable position for exploring the south of England. In close reach of both the Blackdown Hills and the Dorset Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town makes an extremely scenic base for those seeking outdoor wonder, with plenty of activities to entertain all tastes. The parish includes the charming hamlet of Sea, combining to offer a good range of pubs, cafés, restaurants and takeaways for all of your culinary requirements, as well as a selection of supermarkets and independent shops to take your pick from. Taking its name from the River Isle and its large church of St Mary, Ilminster also benefits from a rich history, with its art gallery and concert hall once being a sixteenth-century grammar school, as well as a traditional Edwardian-style clothing and soft furnishings store named Dyers letting you get a real feel for the town's past. Enjoy a show in the town's theatre, Warehouse Theatre, or venture to the nearby historic town of Yeovil, offering wonderful retail experiences, an impressive golf club, pleasant parks and gardens and much more, with the Yeovil Railway Centre being a particular wonder. The National Trust property of Montacute House is in easy reach too, with its impressive Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, alongside charming gardens where you can while away the hours, or venture into one of the nearby AONB's for all matters of outdoor adventure including walking, cycling, horse riding amongst remarkable vistas. In reach of Chard and Taunton, as well as the famed town of Glastonbury with its world-renowned music festival, Ilminster makes the perfect holiday base at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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