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The Old Goat Barn at Trout Cottage

Somerton, Somerset (Ref. 977228)

4.6

Very good

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Goat Barn was perfect for my needs in every way - facilities, location, comfort, price, informality, etc."

    Not "boutique" but more homely and comfortable as a result, especially with a dog. Being next door to the owners was very reassuring as it is quite isolated - but my privacy was very much respected but I felt I could go to them for anything. A "welcome" box of biscuits was lovely - a bit of milk would have been great too, as I arrived later than planned with the bank holiday Friday afternoon traffic.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Great little place to stay and get some peace."

    Great for dogs and cheddar gorge only 45 mins away

    Reviewed by ShaneApr 2022

  • "The Old Goat Barn was set in an idyllic location in the countryside."

    It was quiet and secluded with no road traffic and waking up to birds singing. It was warm and cosy with plenty of natural light in all rooms. There was a nice secure pebbled court yard for our dog and this would be ideal for sitting out enjoying your breakfast on a warm sunny morning. The country lanes around the Barn were quite with a few horse riders and it is a flat walk into Somerton, which is about 1 1/2 miles away.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful week at ‘The Old Goat Barn’!"

    The property was clean, comfortable, well-equipped & suited our needs perfectly. The holiday property was well located with breathtaking views from all sides & a range of good walks in to the village of Somerton, etc along quiet country roads, from our doorstep! We have had a great “get away from it all” holiday at ‘The Old Goat Barn’. Many thanks. Angela, Simon & Maisy

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2022

  • "Washing machine would be handy, Lovely cottage,fantastic location."

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "Lovely views, privet garden area, larger fully fenced off area to all dogs to fun free of a little while."

    Friendly couple who run this holidy home. Only a short trip by car to local amenaties. Would love to come back and stay here

    Reviewed by EmilyMar 2022

  • "This was our second stay at The Old Goat Barn for my partner and I along with Norman the dog."

    We spent a pleasant week visiting such places as the Fleet Air Arm at Yeovilton and Burnham on Sea. The Cottage itself is cosy and comfy and benefits from its own small private garden. The beds are comfortable and the heating was more than adequate and easily adjusted. Our only gripe is that Wi-Fi connection kept dropping out making it difficult to book tickets online for the Fleet Air Arm, so ended up paying more. Also, though it's a minor niggle, there is no kitchen litter bin, but to be fair the main litter bin is just a few yards away in the car port. All in all this cottage was more than worth the money paid. A genuine bargain

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, warm comfy lounge."

    The worse mattresses ever. Felt every spring so unable to sleep. Also no welcome pack which is unusual for a Sykes holiday.

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2022

  • "Lovely property to visit, so peaceful and easy to get out and about."

    Everything provided and secure parking too. Myles and Sue so welcoming and the view from the barn looks out over their garden pond with resident ducks and geese. A brilliant place to rest away from the busy world. Absolute delight for us and our two small dogs to stay especially with a safe enclosed private garden.

    Reviewed by TracyNov 2021

  • "The Old Goat Barn is a very comfortable and cosy property located in a very peaceful location in the beautiful Somerset countryside."

    Despite this, all the amenities you could need are nearby in the pretty town of Somerton! Susan greeted us upon our arrival and made us feel very welcome. She told us that she had put the heating on for us and indeed, when we got inside it was lovely and warm, just the job on a frosty November evening :). Inside, everything was spotlessly clean, and was well equipped. The barn is central to many places of interest in Somerset and Dorset and during our 5 night stay, we managed to visit the Christmas Market in Bridgwater, Bath, Weymouth, Glastonbury and Wells. On the day we were due to go home, I had the pleasure of speaking to Myles on the phone, he was a very sweet man, and told us we were more than welcome to come back. an offer that we will definitely take up! :)

    Reviewed by LeanneNov 2021

  • "We received a real Somerset welcome from the owners and enjoyed our stay at this delightful small home."

    What's always nice is that dogs are welcome.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2021

  • "Lovely rural location but good road links to other parts of Somerset."

    Helpful friendly hosts that are very welcoming.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Excellent value."

    Lovely tranquil accommodation. Very friendly and helpful owners. Perfect spot.

    Reviewed by KenSep 2021

  • "A lovely,quiet and peaceful place."

    The owners were a pleasure to talk to and we wish them all the best for the future.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2021

  • "We had a nice quiet vacation for a week."

    We really enjoyed the stay. The host is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would recommend this nice little cottage for a calm and quiet holiday. From the cottage It was easy to drive to nearby attractions for a day visit ..

    Reviewed by RoshniJul 2021

  • "The Old Goat Barn was exactly as described-perfect for a couple wanting to explore the beautiful Somerset countryside."

    It was cosy and comfortable. Plenty of hot water and powerful showers.Wi-fi was good-think it has been upgraded.Sue and Myles were warm and welcoming . Available should you need them but leave you to relax and enjoy yourself. Totally dog friendly which is important to us-fully enclosed patio garden and an enclosed paddock to let doggies run in. Tranquil location but close to local amenities. Somerton and Langport are lovely places with great cafes and shops. Good dog walk at Langport along River Parrett. Lynton further afield but worth a visit. All in all a fantastic holiday . Thank you Sue and Myles

    Reviewed by DonnaJun 2021

  • "We were so happy with the lovely cottage and fenced in garden, our little dog could walk around without us worrying she would get out."

    The owners were welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Relaxing break with the beautiful Midney NGS garden nearby (only open a few days a year), Lots of birds (yellowhammer, spotted woodpecker, swallows nesting in barn)."

    Dog friendly and good wifi.

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2021

  • "Helpful considerate owner lives next to property."

    Very quiet location but easy drive to all facilities. Somerton is a small market town with plenty of pubs and cafes providing excellent food and drink. If you remember the 60s go to glastonbury for a hippy day out in the town centre, the local dress is a must see for its explosion of colour and the shops are very different to the norm.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2020

  • "This cottage is in a peaceful countryside setting."

    Amenities are not far away by car. You’re in the middle of several tourist attractions. If you’re looking for a de-stress location this is it.

    Reviewed by PenelopeOct 2020

  • "Mikes and Sue were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our stay very much."

    Thank you. The only negative comment would be that there wasn’t a peddle bin in the kitchen, and it needs one.

    Reviewed by DeniseSep 2020

  • "This was our second visit to The Old Goat barn."

    It is a lovely place in a beautiful setting. The owners are nice friendly people always on hand if needed but not intrusive. We would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very peaceful location."

    The enclosed garden was great for Megan the 10 month old Border Terrier. We enjoyed our stay and the tranquility of it all. Thanks Miles and Sue for welcoming us to your property.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2020

  • "We had a great time at The Old Goat Barn."

    Miles and Sue were very welcoming host, although due to the Covid19 situation we didn’t see much of them, but they were there if required. The cottage itself was clean and tidy, and had everything you would need during your stay. It has a nice little courtyard to relax in come the evening, which is secure to let the dog out on its own. Great views of the duck pond, and fields beyond. A beautiful, and peaceful part of the country, that is handily placed to visit neighbouring counties. Plentiful choice of really nice pubs that do good food nearby. Absolutely recommend, and will visit again.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "All was perfect."

    Lovely location. Very peaceful. Nice cosy cottage with everything you need.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2020

  • "It was a very quiet restful cottage."

    Very nice and warm. very powerful shower.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2020

  • "Our holiday was great, it started from the welcome we received from Myles & Sue."

    A lovely welcome pack was left for us and also our dog. The cottage has a beautiful view and was ideally situated for our break. Easy access to places, Weymouth, Street (Clarkes Village) and local towns with lovely browsing streets. There is a quiet lane opposite the cottage for walking your dog and also the prospect of seeing deer, we did on 4 occasions. Really good holiday which fulfilled our expectations, cheers Myles & Sue.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the old goat barn."

    It's in a lovely quite spot. It's centrally situated to visit many places. Daisy and Tess enjoyed meeting Sue and Myles dogs

    Reviewed by ConnieSep 2019

  • "No internet at all ."

    Need car to get to somerton

    Reviewed by LeonardAug 2019

  • "Lovely quiet spot perfect for us and our dog."

    The owners were very friendly and the welcome pack was a nice surprise.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday the weather was also fantastic, Myles and Sue were very welcoming, the cottage was very quite and peaceful, central for us to travel to the coast, south or north of our accommodation, we took our staffy called Misty, she thoroughly enjoyed herself making friends with Myles's dogs,walks around his paddock and across the nearby fields."

    We would definitely recommend the cottage and would stay with them again, thank you. Martyn and Liz Glover + Misty

    Reviewed by MartynJun 2019

  • "What a very friendly welcome we received after a long drive, the cottage exceeded expectations very comfortable and warm, and what a lovely welcome hamper we got even including treats for the dog."

    Thank you Sue and Miles for shearing with us your lovely home even the dogs geese and the ducks came to see us. We have no hesitation in recamending you, hope to come again.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, with easy access for touring Somerset."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful people. We are hoping to make a return visit again in the near future. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Myles couldn't have been a better host we were looked after very well and had a relaxing break away in the Old Goat Barn."

    Would like to return.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2018

  • "I know we all rely on Wi-Fi more than we should but it stated clearly that you could get it."

    Unfortunately the signal from the house to the Barn was not strong enough to get a reliable / steady connection. Having the dog with us we needed to check out places before we set off to know if we could take her in or not. it's not a big deal but it could of saved us some wasted journeys & time if we could of known before hand. Also looking up the menu / opening times for meals at the local pub and other places of interest would of been a great help. Good central location so you could go off in any direction to find places to visit.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2018

  • "Well located very peaceful comfortable great for dogs a long quiet lane outside the property very little traffic private and enclosed back garden."

    We have been staying in cottages for over 20 years and this is one of the best the owners are on hand if needed but not intrusive. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One twin bedroom with en-suite shower room; shower, basin and WC
  • Second shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, WiFi, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in private drive way with undercover garage area
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.Property is in a rural isolated location, offering many delightful walks in the area
  • Note: Due to property location, wifi is suitable for browsing and not downloading

The property

An attractive stone-built cottage, all on one level, in Catsgore just outside the charming town of Somerton.

This property is ideal for a couple who love walking and exploring the beautiful countryside as it is situated right in the heart of the luscious landscape.

There is a comfortable twin bedroom with lovely en-suite shower room for your convenience.

As you go into the sitting room, you will be welcomed by a comfy reclining leather 3-seater sofa so why not get cosy and relax with the electric fire on to keep you warm?

There is also a TV to keep you entertained or simply sit quietly and indulge in a favourite book.

The kitchen has a dining area, should you choose to eat at home and throughout the property there are quaint furnishings to make you feel right at home.

This humble accommodation is detached from the Owner’s house next door, with an undercover timber garage to park your car and outside is a gravelled patio area with chairs and table to sit out and enjoy an evening meal in the peaceful surroundings.

There are wonderful views from the property of the garden and the pond and the owners paddock where you can see ducks and geese as well as further afield catching a glimpse of deer.

There are a variety of places of interest nearby including: Royal Fleet Air Arm Museum, National Trust Sourhead Gardens, Glastonbury and Clark’s Outlet Village, not to mention some glorious countryside walking routes.

Somerton is a beautiful destination with old town charm and many historical buildings to see.

Once you've had time to explore, head to one of the delightful tearooms or cafes to take the weight off your feet.

Trout Cottage is in an extremely pleasant, countryside location, yet within walking distance of Somerton with 3 pubs, an excellent bistro and some shops.

Plenty to see and do for a couple looking to get away for a while.

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About the location

SOMERTON

Glastonbury 8 miles.

The delightful, historic Somerset market town of Somerton, once the ancient capital of Wessex, borders the scenic Somerset Levels, just south of Glastonbury. The attractive town centre offers visitors an array of local shops, banks, pubs and restaurants. Somerton provides a perfect base from which to explore lovely Somerset, with the surrounding countryside teeming with pretty villages and quiet country lanes with footpaths, ideal for walkers and cyclists, with ancient Glastonbury, Clarkes shopping village at Street, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge all within an easy drive. A super small Somerset town providing a superb touring base within easy reach of a wealth of interesting attractions and National Trust properties.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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