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Thatchdown Cottage

Barrington, Somerset (Ref. 968546)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Welcome to Thatchdown Cottage, a former horse exchange station for travellers, where you can discover this Grade II listed home, built when King Henry VI was crowned King of England and is the oldest house in Barrington.

Your stay in this 400-year-old (built around 1629) cottage will take away the stress of daily life without lacking the convenience of modern times with its added extras such as WiFi, Sky-TV and electric heating.

You can transport yourself back to the time where the house saw horses in the back, a stew was brewing on the fireplace in a big cast iron pot and a welcoming smell coming from the bread oven outside.

With enough space for the entire family to enjoy the open fireplace in the lounge and the woodburner in the dining room with a glass of something chilled.

Why not watch TV, play the piano or try one of the many board games available.

The downstairs of the cottage comprises of a dining area, a large lounge, with an open fireplace, a piano, a sofa area as well as a TV/music corner for that modern twist.

The upstairs offers two double bedrooms and the second bedroom also contains a double sofa bed for either your children and their friends looking to stay here.

The two bedrooms are divided by a 'walk-in resting room' and a large bathroom with bath and shower over and a lovely view of the garden.

Due to its age, the walls are made of cob, meaning the walls are quite thick and uneven, whilst the ceilings are lower than modern houses, which adds to the properties character.

Thatchdown Cottage provides warming accommodation to be enjoyed all-year-round with its wealth of history that can be explored.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heating, woodburning stove, open fire
  • Electric range cooker, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD, surround sound, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove and fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking in front of property
  • Rear patio with furniture and lawn area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 minute walk
  • Note: The washing machine is in the cloakroom
  • Please note: Due to the age and construction of the property, the walls may appear unfinished
  • Note: At the time of construction plaster did not exist and the walls are prone to shed the white wash occasionally

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About the location


Ilminster 3.5 miles; Yeovil 13.5 miles

A charming village perched on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Barrington is brimming with period thatched cottages as well as the Grade 1 listed National Trust Barrington Court and a 13th century church. In terms of amenities, it boasts a well-respected gastropub and the Garlic Farm should you want some local produce to use for your home-cooked meals. Nearby there is everything you could wish for, from a range of National Parks and AONBs which you can walk and cycle through, as well as the well-equipped towns of Ilminster and Yeovil which offer excellent shopping and eating facilities.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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