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The Barn

Barton St David near Somerton, Somerset (Ref. 983975)

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  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “The Barn at Barton St David is clean, well decorated and in a peaceful location.”

    Due to the layout of the property you essentially have two en-suite bedrooms plus a dining/kitchen area upstairs which is accessed via the larger bedroom. The main bath... more

    Due to the layout of the property you essentially have two en-suite bedrooms plus a dining/kitchen area upstairs which is accessed via the larger bedroom. The main bathroom being off the dining area is a bit odd and so the property probably suits families rather than two couples but even then is an unusual layout. I loved how clean the place was, particularly the shower which is so often overlooked and it was clear a lot of effort went into keeping it at a high standard. The description does state that the pub is just across the road but be mindful that it is actually directly opposite the side of the annexe so the dining area window overlooks the pub and vice versa. This shouldn't really pose any problems but sadly there were no blinds or curtains at any of the upstairs windows (except for a tiny curtain in the main bedroom) so there is a distinct lack of privacy given the locals are sat outside the pub from 5pm until closing! That was the biggest downside for us and why we probably wouldn't return to this property. That said, if you are likely to be eating out most nights and travelling as two adult couples this may not be as much of an issue. We were offered an early check-in which was nice, and the full Sky TV package (including Netflix) is a massive plus if you're travelling with children and staying in most evenings. Locally there are plenty of supermarkets (Tesco at Shepton Mallett is much nicer than the Glastonbury store!) and the Clarks outlet village in Street is worth a visit. If you fancy some tasty bakery items I highly recommend Burns the Bread who have shops in Street and Glastonbury and although there are things to do nearby (the Tor etc.) we found it was just a bit too far away from real family friendly days out but the coast (Lyme Regis etc.) is only an hours drive away. Longleat is not far but expensive. The Barn was stocked with bread, butter, milk and orange juice on arrival which was great but I wasn't too keen on the variety of other leftovers in the cupboards. I think despite the advantage of having some basic supplies on arrival it is far nicer to have space to store food of your own choosing. Outside there is a small seating area on the gravelled drive but no real space for children to play and again, no privacy. Also, despite being in a small village the road which the gates lead directly onto is quite busy so be mindful if walking or driving out, or if you have young children. Overall I think the property is good and has a lot to recommend it but it just needs a few tweaks to make it perfect. I don't normally write reviews but do use them to help me choose hotels/cottages myself so I hope the information I've given is helpful for others.

The property

This is a delightful, two-bedroom annex to a cottage with separate entrance to the main house, situated in the heart of Somerset with distant views to Glastonbury Tor.

It is a very warm and homey property with beautiful furnishings, two spacious bedrooms and contemporary fixtures.

There is a ground floor king-size double with an en-suite, modern-style bathroom and a door that leads right out onto the front gravelled patio area, a lovely spot to sit out and enjoy the Somerset weather.

The first floor bedroom is accessible via the stairs, and has a beautiful beamed ceiling and a king-size double, leading through to the open-plan living area and bathroom.

There is a cosy kitchen area and dining table in an L-shaped room with views looking out over rolling pastures of the countryside.

Outside there is ample parking at the front and a pub right across the road, ideal for socialising with the locals and indulging in evening drinks.

The village of Barton St David is situated about 5 miles South East of Glastonbury and just 5 miles North East of Somerton, so there is plenty of fun to be had in the area.

If you want to spend a day relaxing, enjoying lovely food, beautiful scenery and old town charm, then Somerton is the place to visit.

There are many walks for all abilities which take you in and around the town to admire the elegant architecture.

It also has the wonderful Viaduct Fishery specialising in coarse fishing with a beautiful and peaceful vista in which to relax in the heart of the Cary valley.

The Barn is a beautiful annex perfect for romantic couples or a family of four wanting to escape to the country.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower room, with sofa bed, shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, TV with full Sky package, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio gravel area with seating at front
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 2 miles, pub across the road, 2 min walk
  • Note:The owner has a washing machine which you will be able to use on request
  • Note: The living area and first floor bathroom are accessed via the king size bedroom.

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About the location

BARTON ST DAVID

Glastonbury 6 miles; Yeovil 12 miles; Bridgwater 18.5 miles

This delightful rural village nestles peacefully among the serene countryside of Somerset, at the foot of the stunning Combe Hill in Keinton Mandeville. Barton St David itself plays host to a lovely village pub serving tasty food and sits within easy reach of some of the country's most renowned walking and cycling country; the Mendip Hills AONB, the Cranborne Chase AONB, the Dorset AONB and more. Just a few miles away is the magical village of Glastonbury, a place packed with history and character, as well as being world-famous for its ever-popular music festival. For excellent shopping, food and drink, you can venture slightly further afield to find the fabulously appointed towns of Bridgwater and Yeovil. The Somerset coast is also accessible with ease from here, with charming Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare a slightly longer drive away.

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