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Rainsbury House

Wiveliscombe, Somerset (Ref. 946990)

  • Rainsbury House - (Ref. 946990)

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  • Sleeps 13

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr fraser

    “Very friendly owners onsite willing and able to help with anything that arises.”

    Local knowledge an advantage.

    Local knowledge an advantage.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

The Barn at Rainsbury House offers a spacious barn conversion made up of two inter-linked buildings; The Barn and Barn Owl Cottage, six miles from two delightful Somerset market towns: Wiveliscombe and Dulverton, and only one mile from the Devon border.

This rural idyll, set in 16 acres adjoining the stunning Wimbleball Lake, offers a wealth of facilities and opportunities to make the most of the surrounding area, making it a perfect stay for friends and family, including a hot tub, badminton court and a games room complete with table tennis table. The accommodation retains many original features, including exposed stone walls throughout, which create a real sense of charm.

All of the bedrooms are immaculately finished, beautifully combining antique furnishings with modern lamps and artwork, plus other thoughtful touches that will make you feel right at home.

Both kitchens are very well equipped, there are hair dryers in each bedroom and the living areas are super comfortable.

On arrival, there is a delightful hamper local produce and a delicious cake, always welcome after a long journey.

The Barn's dining table extends to accommodate up to thirteen people, the ideal place to enjoy a home-cooked family feast.

Not only do you get a peaceful private garden, you can also wander through the 16 acres of private pasture and woodland frequented by deer, badgers, foxes and otters as well as owls and buzzards.

Rainsbury land adjoins the secluded and wooded corner of Wimbleball Lake.

You can walk straight out of your front door onto a 9-mile ramble or cycle around the lake and onto the moor, without ever seeing a car.

If you are feeling more adventurous, the Activity Centre at the opposite end of the lake offers, sailing, cycle hire, kayaking, zorba balls, hi-wire assault course, an indoor climbing wall, archery and fly fishing.

For a calmer pastime, head to nearby Wiveliscombe, offering a selection of quaint amenities and the fascinating Cotleigh Brewery where you can sample award-winning local ales, or visit the picturesque little market town of Dulverton, which is blessed with great shops, restaurants and pubs.

Rainsbury has a great deal to offer groups of all ages.


Two inter-linked buildings. The Barn. Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor double with en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double with en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. First floor basin and WC. First floor kitchen/diner. First floor utility. First floor sitting room with a woodburning stove. The Barn Owl. All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Games room with table tennis table.


  • Biomass central heating, woodburning stove in The Barn
  • 2 x electric oven and hob, 2 x microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, 2 x washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, 2 x DVD, CD, 2 x iPod dock, 2 x landline with honesty box, 2 x WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and basket of wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgates x 3, highchairs x 2, booster seats x 2 and cots x 2 available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage
  • Enclosed lawn, patio and gravelled garden with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Nearest pub, 1 mile, nearest shop, 4 miles
  • Note: There are steps to access the property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No mobile phone signal here
  • Note: Hot tub only available from 01st May - 31st Oct.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Hot tub only available from 01st May - 31st Oct.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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