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The Milking Barn

(Ref. 982461)

Yeovil, Somerset, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "I stayed here over Christmas with my family and we had a lovely time."

    The Milking Barn is a lovely place to stay. We will be going back!

    Reviewed by George5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is excellent accommodation set in a working farm, and in a great location."

    The owners were very welcoming yet allowed us total privacy. Would highly recommend the Milking Barn for 4 adults or a family.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at the Milking Barn."

    We have used Sykes cottages many many times over the years and been very satisfied, however this was our flagship stay. From the farm tour and cup of tea on arrival, the fantastic elevated balcony near the tree tops, the beautifully decorated and furnished rooms and the excellent equipment and fitments throughout. We certainly plan to return, mark,Jo, ady and ang.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Milking Barn for a family wedding at Brympton House."

    It’s even better than it looks in the photos and our grandchildren really appreciated Martin spending time to tell them all about the farm animals. It was in the perfect location for us- in the countryside but easy access to Yeovil. Hopefully we will be back!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Oct 2022

  • "Thank you, Ashley for your welcome text a few days before arriving at the Milking Barn."

    We found the holiday property after shopping locally at the convenient Tesco's. Parking is right by the front door. The keypad was easy to use, and we settled in quickly. It was, clean, spacious and very comfortable. Great showers. We found lots of things to do locally, like the nice walk to Yeovil Country park and enjoyed many of the NT properties. Lovely old samplers at Montecue, fantastic day at Brownsea Island and the steep walk-up Glastonbury Tor. The views are fantastic. A memorable week, thank you so much. :) Reviewed by Sally October 2022

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, very tastefully renovated."

    Great place for relaxing. Lovely log burner for cosy nights in. Very comfy pocket sprung beds. Lovely outlook from the deck with lots of wildlife to watch. Very helpfull hosts gave us eggs from their chickens. Parking right by front door. No steps and very accessible to anyone who has mobility issues. Only slight downside was the TV as it has no aerial so you need netfix/iPlayer etc accounts and can't just watch normal live tv, so, I think this should be made clear in the description. I guess not really an issue for younger people as they watch everything online now anyway. We just watched films in the evening. Will be recommending the Milking Barn to others and maybe return one day.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Absolutely lovely hosts who were really helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at The Milking Barn."

    The property was clean and well equipped, with a spacious and airy living/dining space, and the decking area is private and relaxing. We cooked a lot and found the kitchen very user friendly. The only slight negative about the barn, for us, was that the master bedroom is a 4'6" double and therefore on the small side for two adults in the heatwave conditions, so my husband and I had the twin room, which whilst adequate, is very small and has no storage. However it didn't spoil our holiday in any way. Although we didn't see the owners they were very quick to respond by text to my enquiries and very helpful. The barn is in a very convenient spot close to Yeovil and the main routes into Dorset, yet in a pleasant and quiet location. Friendly farm cats too! All in all we really enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2022

  • "Three weeks before we were due to visit this property my husband was offered the chance of a kidney transplant."

    There is a part of the Sykes website that gives the opportunity to request a change of dates. We asked to move our holiday to later on in the year. This was denied. Yes,Insurance would have solved this problem. We are so incredibly grateful to the donor’s family, for the skills of surgeons and the kind and caring nursing staff.

    Reviewed by Gail1.3Jul 2022

  • "We had such a nice stay, everything was perfect."

    A lot of space, very comfortable sleeping and the Wifi works very good - our teenager son loved it. The cottage is very well equipped, we missed nothing. Holidays couldn't be better.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Jul 2022

  • "A barn conversion in a lovely peaceful location but still close to Yeovil."

    The country park is a short walk away over fields. We booked the Milking Barn for the two of us and found it very spacious and comfortable. Parking right by the door. Ashley was a great host, always available for queries but never intrusive. We sampled the farms eggs and beef, both excellent. The barn is nicely furnished, clean and comfortable with a pleasant outlook and private decking, patio and lawn area. Lots to do and see in the area close by, the Fleet air museum is well worth a visit. Numerous National Trust properties also. Highly recommend this property and would be happy to return. Thank you Ashley for making our stay relaxing.

    Reviewed by Diana3.8Jun 2022

  • "Great property."

    Excellent host.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a very good visit to Dorset and the Milking Barn was perfect for the two of us."

    Easy parking, secluded garden decking, birds singing and in the evening very quiet. The accomodation was comfortable and well appointed, Although we did not cook it looked as though there was everything needed in the kitchen. The owner who was on site was very helpful, literally went the extra mile by taking my wife to the train station on the morning of our departure.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "The milking barn is a very nice self catering accomodation."

    It is provided with modern equipment, is very functional and very clean. A slightly bigger double bed would be more accomodating for tall and/or large people. That said, we had a very nice time at the barn.

    Reviewed by Pierre4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at the Milking Barn."

    The barn was perfect, spotlessly clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The hosts communication was brilliant and they were quick to respond to any questions. Would definitely recommend and would love to return. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous satay and a great rapport with both the Owner and his Father throughout our stay, Although this all via text messaging."

    But we felt we had been really looked after, when we needed wood for the fire, even though the owner was at the hospital with his wife, as she gave birth to their first child, he gave his Fathers mobile number to us and we received the wood that day without charge. Without a doubt I would recommend the milk barn to anyone who wants a relaxing break away, in a beautiful clean well equipped barn.

    Reviewed by Rodney5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our stay at the Milking Barn was all that we could have expected."

    Very comfortable, very clean and very quite . Brilliant cottage.

    Thank you so much. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was renovated to high standards."

    It was comfortable for a family of four. I was good to have two toilets. A great bonus was to have the log burner and underfloor heating. The property description was accurate. Ashley was a great host. When we had a small issue with the washing machine he came straight away to resolve the problem. As we stayed over Christmas, it was very nice that he provided a Christmas tree and decorations. Also he gave us additional baking and serving trays for our Christmas lunch. He was was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Viviana5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet village with nice shops and pubs."

    The cottage has everything you need its a home from home. Ashley was so helpful and caring, he took us around the farm. I would definitely recommend staying here and we are looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Shanthi5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous barn in a gorgeous location."

    Ashley was very helpful with anything we needed. Very clean, great facilities and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Milking Barn."

    A perfect autumn break for my family. And a nice warm welcome from our host Ashley. We look forward to visiting again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The Milking Barn is a lovely place to stay."

    We arrived to spotlessly clean accommodation. Facilities within the barn were excellent. The barn is in a very quiet location with plenty to do around the area. The owners were helpful on the couple of occasions we needed to contact them and were quick to reply. We would definitely return if we wanted to come back to the area.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation & well presented & very clean."

    Had everything we needed & a good base for exploring the local area. We visited Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Dorchester & Yeovil. I asked if we could see the animals on the farm. Ashley took us to see the cows, sheep & chickens despite the rain & my grandaughter loved the chickens. He then took my son & grandaughter to see the chickens the next day when it was dry. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2021

  • "Property was situated down a narrow lane, and could do with a sign on both sides of the gateway to the farm, as hedgerows are high and we could not see the sign to the holiday lets as we approached as it was behind us, so one on the other gatepost would have been helpful, other than that once we had found it the first time everything was fine including the weather!"

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Jun 2021

  • "The Milking Barn has been renovated to a high specification and the decor is tasteful and modern."

    Very clean and well presented. We were pleased to find that we could walk across the fields on a public footpath to the Yeovil Country Park. The surrounding countryside is attractive. We stayed as a family group of three adults and we used the second bedroom as a twin room. We felt that the second bedroom would be more suitable for children than adults (no storage or a mirror). We had a very good holiday and I would definitely stay at the Milking Barn again.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7May 2021

  • "The Milking Barn was exceptionally well built and presented and could well be lived in permanently unlike a lot of holiday lets."

    Ashley and family were lovely, on hand if required but otherwise did not bother us. They went out of their way to bring some lambs over to show us when my wife expressed an interest.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2021

  • "The milking barn is a very pleasant modern barn conversion on but not part of a working farm ."

    Comfortable sofas in a nice airy room with a log burner . TV is only internet but good reception and good Wi-fi. The log burner is a lovely addition great for winters evenings . Bedrooms not huge but comfortable , clean and pleasant. Showers are great. kitchen diner is a good size and reasonably well equipped . limited cooking items but all good quality . overall a very nice comfy cottage in a pleasant location.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely stay, everything was clean, tidy and well equipped."

    The cottage was finished to a excellent standard.

    Reviewed by Rheanna5.0Aug 2020

  • "My family and I stayed at the Milking Barn for a week at the beginning of August, after months of not leaving the home due to lockdown it was just what we needed."

    The accommodation is spotless, has everything you need for a perfect staycation and the host Ashley couldn’t have done more to make us feel welcome and comfortable and if ever we needed anything he would provide it straight away. There are only 2 other holiday lets onsite, so it is quiet and very peaceful- we actually only ever saw Ashley coming and going about his day. On the last day be bought some steak from his farm and had a BBQ, it was delicious! Ashley also provided us with a large basket of wood and every night we would light a fire and play card games. Placed on a working farm, there are plenty of fields and walks within the area to explore. The nearest supermarkets are a 5 minute drive in each direction and the High St and local town centre with shops & restaurants are also very close by, there are also Cider and a Buffalo farm a short drive away where you can purchase local produce. There are many beaches and sightseeing spots all within a 45 minute drive. We visited, The Tor at Glastonbury, The Cheddar Gorge and went shopping at Clark’s village. We also went to West Bay, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Weymouth Bay, Portland Bill as well as Durdle Door and Ludworth Cove beaches where the boys were able to hire kayaks, paddle boards and pedalos. Again these were all with 45 minutes drive from the accommodation. I can’t recommend the Milking barn enough, the location is perfect to feel you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city but it is close enough to seek adventure! Thank you Ashley!

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jul 2020

  • "Unfortunately this property had inadequate heating for the time of year the guests had no control over the timing which would come on early in the morning and afternoon for very short period."

    Admittedly it had a log burner but fuel was at an extra cost and not everyone wants or knows how to deal with one. The second bedroom had no storage facilities and the bed was against the wall with no room around it, this room was only suitable for a single or bunk beds this would have enabled the room to accommodate some storage. On a positive note the property was clean with a good supply of hot water.

    Dear Mrs Pendleton We are sorry to hear that the property failed to meet expectations. We apologise that the heating was not working properly during your stay, unfortunately with any holiday let there can be small day to day issues. The heating is of major importance to anyone's stay at any holiday let, one of our selling points is offering underfloor heating and we again apologise that you were not able to get to the use these benefits.In regards to one of your comments, yes it is true that the heating system is in a locked cupboard we think that it is completely reasonable to have the controls and boiler system locked away from guests, this insures that the system stays constant for every guest.With the boiler issue after you had left we went in and found a fault, this does happen and is not in our control. This issue was a 30 second fix that could and would have been resolved if we had have known there was an issue, unfortunately we can not help resolve issues if the issues are not made known to us. I have personally taken a stance that I allow guests to enjoy a their stay, free from interruption and most guest appreciate this.When this property is booked, every guest calls us before arrival to get the key code, this in turn allows us the greet you over the phone, where during this phone call I stress that we live on site and we are available 24 hour hours a day to help with any issues that may occur. We also leave contact information in the Milking Barn for both myself and my father which would easily be found if needed. After your arrival we did not have any correspondence from you about your stay, we were working close by on a number of occasions when you were either departing or arriving back to the Milking Barn in which case your concerns could have been easily raised with us in person and dealt with accordingly. This did not happen which led us to believe that everything was fine with your stay. The second bedroom is as advertised on Sykes, we appreciate your comment but the layout of the room is clearly advertised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan1.9Mar 2020

  • "A lovely place to get away from it all."

    Comfort and style in a beautiful setting. Welcoming host who was very accommodating. Can't waot to book this place again

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Milking Barn is a lovely place to stay."

    The barn itself is kitted out beautifully. It's warm and cosy and set in tranquil surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay there and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Milking Barn was a fabulous place to stay while working in Yeovil for a week."

    It was so welcoming to come back to such a cosy, airy and comfortable place each evening. It's very close, by car to the town centre and railway connections too. I hope I can return again in the future, for a holiday stay next time.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was very warm and cosy."

    Well equipped, and very clean.we have stayed in lots of cottage over the years this one has definitely taken over the top spot.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2019

  • "Our family had a very enjoyable week at the milking barn, so clean and comfortable and in such peaceful surroundings."

    The cottage is in a great location for exploring the local area and many other places to visit within an hours drive. The owners were very helpful and ensured we had everything we needed, we would recommend here and stay again.

    Reviewed by Amy4.4Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Owners had thought of everything. The speck was very high for a self catering ‘cottage’. Owners were on sight but not intrusive, they were very helpful. Weather while we were there was almost constant rain but coming back to the Milking Barn was a treat, it was always warm and cosy from the underfloor heating and it had the added bonus of a wood burning stove, it was not really needed for the heat but was so relaxing. Great location for exploring. We loved it so much we had booked the Milking Barn again before our holiday had even ended. I could not recommend more highly. Certainly as someone who is used to self catering, I believe we have found a little ‘gem’ here.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2019

  • "The accomodation was superb and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Aug 2019

  • "The Milking Barn was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped."

    It was very peaceful and relaxing, we absolutely loved it. Was also in a great spot for reaching lots of lovely places to visit such as Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon all on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link beds, can be made into a super-king-size on request)
  • Double sofa bed in front room
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven, induction hob, TV, selection of books, games and DVDs and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot provided
  • Off-road parking
  • Decked area, patio area with barbecue and lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub within 0.6 miles, shop within 1.6 miles
  • Please note: the property accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights

The property

Enjoying a working farm position on the outskirts of the bustling town of Yeovil, is this well-presented barn conversion, The Milking Barn.

This superb all-ground-floor accommodation enjoys a rural position within the southern region of Somerset and is within close reach of the majestic setting of the Dorset AONB, perfect for a relaxing retreat with the whole family.

The contemporary-styled dwelling comes with one king-size double bedroom which benefits from its own en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom with zip/link bed features to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

Each bedroom enjoys bright hues of colour, views of the countryside setting to wake up to each morning and ample storage and space to house all of your personal belongings.

Continuing to impress is the contemporary kitchen, where the sleek units housing all the quality appliances you could possibly need to cater for yourselves during a week-long break with your loved ones, including a washing machine and a dishwasher.

Settle down for dinner at the dining table to tuck into your meal and to plan the next day's adventure, before relaxing into your evening within the sitting room, where the roaring woodburning stove offers comfort during a chilly winter's evening.

If you are visiting during the summer months, throw open the patio doors to allow the cool breeze to filter into the space or spend a moment or two within the garden to soak up the sunshine whilst the barbecue rustles up a treat.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful base venture into the English town of Yeovil, where you will be spoilt for choice by the amenities that await you, in addition to a number of attractions to suit a family of all ages and tastes.

Brush up on the local history by discovering the National Trust's Montacute House or the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

For those feeling active, spend an afternoon at the Yeovil Park, where you can look forward to enjoying riverside walks and catching glimpses of the wildlife.

Make The Milking Barn your next base for a countryside getaway with all of the family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Sherborne 5.9 miles; Glastonbury 17 miles

This English town with a vibrant market place rests in the southern region of Somerset, with its own football team, athletics club and leisure centre. It has a detailed history, with a background in aircraft and defence industries, making it a target for bombing in World War II. It boasts many attractions worth a visit and a thriving culture attracting visitors from all over. Pay a visit to the National Trust's Montacute House, which dates back to 1601 and plays host to a Long Gallery and pretty gardens. Ninesprings is a lovely woodland park within the Yeovil Country Park, boasting scenic footpaths a dog-friendly café/visitor centre and a plethora of ever-changing landscape scenery. You can also enjoy birdwatching in some areas of the park, as well as riverside walks and wildlife spotting. The Fleet Air arm Museum if one for those who love learning about the history of aircraft, with collections, exhibitions and many events on throughout the year. You also have Tintinhull Garden, Glastonbury Abbey and the Yeovil Railway Centre. On the eastern fringes of Yeovil is the historic town of Sherborne, just across the border in Dorset, with its magnificent abbey, two stunning castles and picturesque Almshouse. With the Dorset AONB on the doorstep, offering beautiful countryside scenery, historical landmarks and a sense of tranquility, this makes the ideal location for a holiday in Somerset.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas