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The Old Cow Shed

Banwell, Somerset (Ref. 1078660)



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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
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely cottage!"

    It included all the facilities we needed, while being clean and tidy. The host was more than helpful and the cottage itself was only a short distance from all the places we wanted to visit. I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by EleanorJul 2022

  • "Excellent location just outside Weston ideally suited as a base for a week on the North Somerset coastline and inland to the Mendips."

    The Old Cow Shed is a separate building on a working farm so as long as you don't mind the occasional rumble of a passing tractor or the sound of cows or sheep in the background it's a great location. It's comfortable and very well equipped (some of the best kitchen knives I've ever found at a property) with excellent wifi connection. The owner is on hand if you need anything (I didn't) but very unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "Very comfortable property with everything we needed for a one week stay."

    Convenient location for Cheddar, Bristol ( via Park and Ride ) and Weston-Super-Mare. Happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "It's the second time that we have stayed at the Old Cow Shed and this time was a good as the last."

    Lovely, clean well equiped cottage on a working farm. Sounds of cows and sheep this time was lovely to hear. Plan to stay here again. The host is very helpful.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "The old cowshed has been skilfully converted into a spacious and comfortable holiday cottage- although we were using it as an interim part of a house move."

    The owners are delightful and unobtrusively helpful. We couldn't give it 5 stars, because we needed to make a lot of calls and the mobile reception. (on 02) was non existent, but Alan (the farmer-owner) plans to put in a device to overcome this. In all other respects, it is first class.

    Reviewed by JulianDec 2021

  • "This was one of the loveliest places we have stayed in."

    It was clean had all the things you may have forgotten to bring ie. Kitchen roll etc. It was cosy and warm. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GeraldineNov 2021

  • "The property was perfect for us."

    Spotlessly clean, well equiped with good sized rooms. We loved that it is on an working farm - this enhanced our stay giving added interest. The host is lovely and very helpful. Great Wifi reception, rural but close to shops, pubs, restaurants, the coast and Mendip Hills. The weather turned cold on our stay but the heating worked well and that, along with thick carpet and ample throws/quilts provided, kept us toasty. We will be staying at the Old Cow Shed again.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "Very well presented, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable."

    Would of liked a mirror in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2021

  • "This is a superb renovation from cow shed to holiday let, and has been done to a very high standard."

    It is well equipped, spotlessly clean, and good quality furnishings and fittings have been used throughout. We found it to be extremely comfortable during our stay. Very conveniently located for Weston, Bristol, Clevedon, Axbridge, Wells, and many other places. Would recommend The Old Cowshed without reservation. The only very minor practical improvements if I were being really picky, would be some hooks on the bedroom/bathroom doors, and a couple more mirrors. Thank you for a lovely weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "The cow shed was spotlessly clean."

    Fittings, decoration, kitchen equipment was done to a high standard. Setting of cow shed was very peaceful and quiet. Owners were lovely and friendly and very helpful. Central to Bath etc. But the roads can be quite scary!!! However we expected a fridge freezer but only got a fridge with freezer compartment and the fridge was very small. The sofa in the lounge is also small and not great for 2 people. There are 2 pubs but only open after 4.00. We had a lovely break away and it was very relaxing and quiet. The village is very picturesque.

    Reviewed by MandySep 2021

  • "The Old Cow Shed was very clean and comfortable."

    The only thing we would like to have been made aware it is a working farm and situated directly opposite the owners house. The excellent weather made the holiday for us. It was also good to be able to walk to the 2 pubs in the village for meals .

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "It was a lovely clean place took a bit of finding the sing going in should be bigger."

    Good parking nice kitchen but need a few more things in it like microwave dishes a jug cheese grater . Apart from that we did love it x

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2021

  • "While some of the local roads are very narrow we found the location was ideal for visiting many near by attractions."

    The accommodation was very clean, comfortable and well equipped for a short stay. We also found the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The milk and drink that was in the fridge on arrival was very appreciated before we could do our own shop. A very quiet gem of a location tucked away from all the hustle. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "This is a perfect retreat for couples looking for a quiet base to explore Somerset and beyond."

    Mendips just around the corner, multiple vineyards, cider orchards and walking/trekking/cycling paths. An hour from the south coast (exmouth, torquay and Teignmouth). The cottage is on a working farm and the owners are lovely and give you great tips for the area. Local pub The Bell Inn serves great ale and the best pizza at great prices. Perfect getaway!

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Very accommodating the cold drink in the fridge was just what we needed after a hot drive would love to stay again"

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2021

  • "The old cow shed was a perfect spot for me and my partner to stay."

    The place was spotless throughout, kept to a very high standard! Everything we needed was provided. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by BrandonJul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Though the property is on one level, there are steps up to the front door

The property

Tucked away in the Somerset countryside is this rustic detached bungalow, The Old Cow Shed.

Perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all, the property is a barn conversion resting on a quaint working farm, with easy access to the coast and Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Upon arriving at the cottage, you will be delighted at the sight of the sweet ducks across the way from the property, along with handy ample off-road parking.

Enter into a well-equipped kitchen that has been fitting with all your essentials for you to rustle up some home-cooked favourites, to be enjoyed at the table for two in the living/dining room.

In the evening, snuggle up with your loved one on the sofa as you catch up about your rural excursions and put on your favourite movie on the TV.

The double bedroom is situated down the hallway and is the perfect space to bring the day to a close, enjoy a well-deserved rest in the tastefully furnished space.

The shower room is located nearby and contains everything you need to get ready for a day out, including a walk-in shower.

The private rear courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a candlelit dinner for two under the clear countryside skies.

Banwell is a great location and is home to your amenities, why not enjoy a date night at the pleasant Bell Inn or The Brewers Arms, or spend the day exploring the once-glorious ruins of the Druid's Temple and Banwell Tower?

For a fun-packed day out, venture to Weston-super-Mare and bask in the sun on its stretch of golden sands, play a competitive game of golf at the beachside course, or enjoy the eateries and amusements on the Grand Pier.

Travel further to the city of Bristol and stroll along the River Avon, walk across the Clifton Suspension Bridge and admire the extraordinary views, or venture into the city and visit the Maritime Museum, Brunel's SS Great Britain.

Those looking to get back to nature will enjoy exploring the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and walking along the Cheddar Gorge Path or visit the city of Bath for a day of culture and stunning architecture.

For an idyllic break in the Somerset countryside with your loved one, book The Old Cow Shed today.

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About the location


Weston-super-Mare 6.1 miles; Bristol 17 miles.

Resting in the North of Somerset is the friendly village of Banwell, a great place for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. The village is home to several amenities, including: a convenience store, eateries, local shops and the Bell Inn pub, a place that is loved by the locals and boasts delicious pizzas. Banwell is a history lover's haven as it's home to numerous ruins, the Druids Temple and Pebble Summerhouse, along with the gorgeous plains of Banwell Hillfort. Nature lovers will enjoy walking through Banwell Wood, along with the Cheddar Gorge Walk Path, where they can spot abundant wildlife and admire the gorgeous Somerset scenery. Visitors can stroll along the River Banwell before enjoying a game at the bowling green or watching a match at the Riverside Football Club. Banwell has easy access to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, perfect for those looking to enjoy a beachfront holiday, the town is home to the golden sands of Weston-super-Mare Beach where visitors can spend the day in the sun or enjoying the attractions the beach's pier has to offer. Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Banwell is located within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where one can enjoy walking tours, paddle boarding and even an exclusive balloon flight experience! The village has additional access to the city of Bristol, providing visitors with even more attractions to visit.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas