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Shippon Barn

(Ref. 1002712)

Yeovil, Somerset Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was delightful and spotless, the property owner had thought of everything including gestures such as a torch in the bedroom a night plug in the main area so one was not completely in the dark when visiting the bathroom."

    A lovely welcome pack plus treats for our collie and a clean bed and bowls for her. Also a very quiet and relaxing spot We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely and homely cottage."

    Every thing you need is there. Hosts welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2024

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Shippon Barn."

    The welcome hamper and afternoon tea with homemade scones and jam were a nice surprise to be greeted with. The property was absolutely spotless, very comfortable and well equipped. There was lots to do in the area, we wish we’d had more time to explore. We’ll definitely be back and hopefully for longer next time.

    Reviewed by Libby5.0Feb 2024

  • "We have a wonderful weekend away at Shippon Barn!"

    The place is clean, tidy and had everything we needed for our stay. The welcome package was a lovely surprise and the bottle of bubbles was a very thoughtful added touch for the birthday man - thank you. We hope to be staying again soon and have already been recommending you to our friends and family x

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great position, rural but close to shops etc."

    Really well equipped and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the property to anyone thinking of a holiday in that area.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, well equiped."

    Welcome pack on arrival for both us and the dog.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely Quite location pretty garden welcoming cream tea impressed by eco facilities."

    Beautiful area loads of places to visit close by.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "The barn was lovely and the owners could not of been more helpful my husband was ..."

    The barn was lovely and the owners could not of been more helpful my husband was quite unwell as he had a back issue and was in a lot of pain so we had to come home after ten days but the barn was lovely

    Reviewed by Hilda4.4Jun 2023

  • "Idyllic location great for a relaxing holiday."

    So quiet and peaceful in the countryside but only a mile from Yeovil and all its facilities. Absolutely perfect, everything you need is included and a great base for touring the area. Would definitely recommend and hopefully visit again. So many places of interest within an hour or less of the barn. Perfect hosts, perfect location and amenities. Definitely value for money and a desired holiday location.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very clean,and tidy ."

    With some nice extras. Very suitable for people who have a dog ,with a good Field at the front . We really liked it

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the most amazing couple of days."

    The welcome pack for us and my dog was awesome. The freshly baked scones with homemade jam and clotted cream were an absolute treat. The location is super quiet and the property itself is very cute and quaint. We were welcomed by the owners who made us feel at home instantly. 100% would go back and cannot recommend enough. It’s set off enough from the hustle of the main road but close enough to shops too

    Reviewed by Eda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for another lovely stay at Shippon Barn."

    Clean, comfortable and welcoming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely quiet idyllic property."

    Private pretty garden, enclosed so it’s dog friendly. We had a lovely warm week so used the garden furniture every day. Fab decor inside with a well equipped kitchen. Carol & Glen were on hand if needed. Fab welcoming treat of freshly made scones, homemade jam and clotted cream! Along with milk and a basket of cereal and hot drinks selection. Also lovely welcome treats for our dog. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Very much enjoyed our stay here."

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely barn cottage, set In beautiful un spoiled country side, bit of a small lane to get to the property but worth it for the peace and quiet whilst there."

    Hosts are very welcoming and the hot scones on arrival were just what was needed after a long drive.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property and lovely welcome pack for both us and our dog."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Apr 2023

  • "A great break and base to explore Somerset."

    Accommodation was comfortable and the location nice and peaceful. Wonderful and welcoming hosts

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing stay at Shippon Barn."

    It was our 40th wedding anniversary while we were there and we couldn’t have found a better place to stay . We especially enjoyed the extra touches like the cream teas and the gift for our dog. We loved it there so much we’ve booked to go back again in September. It was also reassuring to know that the owners were close by if we needed them.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Shippon Barn is a lovely place to relax and unwind."

    The owners are very helpful, a lovely welcome pack and scones that were very much appreciated and went down a treat with a lovely cuppa, even our dog got a welcome bag. We would love to make a return trip as there was so much we didn’t do,

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "We are a great stay."

    The barn is very comfortable, It is warm and well equipped with fast wifi. It is in a beautiful rural location but close to Yeovil and Sherbourne. It is perfect for dogs as there is an enclosed area and plenty of local walks. The scones and cream on arrival were greatly appreciated together with the doggy treats.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "Carol was extremely friendly and helpful."

    My family from Australia thoroughly enjoyed their stay in this property and I would certainly recommend this holiday barn.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a relaxing stay, it was a great location for shopping at Clarks Village and visiting the local towns, we were very grateful to the owner for the welcome basket and scones."

    I would advise a hand rail next to the shower and some simple marker strips on the shower glass as that would help eldery and disabled guests. We had a great time. Merry Christmas

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful property."

    We had a really comfortable stay for two weeks between selling our old house and completing on our new one. As it was December Carol had decorated for Christmas - a lovely touch. Everything was immaculate and all necessities provided. Would highly recommend for both long or short stays. Thank you. Sheila and David

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Dec 2022

  • "The owners were so kind, friendly & helpful and provided welcome pack for dogs & thoughtful things for the humans!"

    The accommodation was comfortable, cosy, super clean and so very well though out in terms of what was in the holiday home; there was nothing that we needed that wasn’t there. Perfect for dogs as lots of great walks around. Lots to do & see around and about & we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Can’t recommend highly enough & will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was immaculate and Glen and Carol were very helpful and kind."

    Everything you need was there,The garden was very safe for our large German shepherd. Could not fault it. So would recommend this Barn/Cottage to anyone. Rose and Lee

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Everything you need for a holiday. Owners there if you needed them. All the little extras were a nice touch (tissues, cereal, selection of hot drinks) and the homemade scones and jam with cream.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a warm welcome from the owners, who were always on hand to give advice about the area."

    It is a very peaceful setting ,a perfect place to relax and enjoy.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A fantastic stay again at Shippon Barn, Carol and Glen are the perfect hosts."

    If we could give more than 10 out of 10 we would. Thank you and hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous property with fabulous owners!"

    Quiet, beautiful location with lots to do near by. If I could give this property 10 stars I would! Thank you Carol for a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by Devorah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation but lacking safety features in the shower room for disabled ..."

    Lovely accommodation but lacking safety features in the shower room for disabled people need to put in handrails in shower and possibly a seat but a lovely place

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Jul 2022

  • "This was a property with more than we could wish for."

    When the weather turned particularly hot, Carol offered us lighter duvets. Sheets were changed in the middle of the two weeks and we appreciated some fresh produce from their garden. While we were next the owners home, we had complete privacy. A wonderfully quiet location which was perfect for exploring Somerset

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay only thing that was disapointing was the washer could do with been replaced."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "We all had a great stay!"

    The cottage was lovely and clean, very comfy and had everything we needed. We loved the dog welcome bag and will definitely be back! Thank you for an amazing stay!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent locations, fantastic Barn, modern, clean, excellent facilities and very attentative hosts; recommend this accommodation."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "The barn is fantastic."

    It has everything you need and is very comfortable. The owner is very accommodating and left homemade scones with jam and cream which was a lovely touch. We definitely would recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellently equipped property and spotlessly clean."

    Wonderful owner who was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "The accommodation is stunning you could not want for anything inside the barn it has everything you need: Everything is high quality, comfortable and clean and environmently friendly."

    Homemade scones from Carol on arrival and is she is fantastic host and she was available if we needed anything but also gave us our privacy. My mum and i had a lovely trip we visited Wells and Yeovil nearby and would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fab cottage and hosts extremely caring."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Shippon Barn is a lovely cottage ."

    So clean & cosy with everything we needed . Including quality bed linen , towels & kitchen equipment . The owners were very helpful , even tweaking the wifi to improve our connection . The home made cream tea on arrival was very welcoming & as we were staying a fortnight , we got more treats in our second week ! We found many interesting places to visit nearby - Wells , Frome , Shaftesbury , Wareham etc & we loved Yeovil Country Park for dog walking . Would definitely stay here again .

    Reviewed by Max5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage was a joy."

    Lovely scones, homemade jam and cream to welcome us. The cottage was warm and very comfortable. All the furnishings, linen and cutlery etc were of excellent quality. Flowers on the table and lots of attention to detail. We lacked for nothing. We will certainly be back!! Thank you Carol for a lovely and restful stay.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay and exceptionally nice owners, they couldn't have done any more to help us especially when there was a power cut!"

    (No fault of the property) Well equipped barn and doggie walks from the door. The cream tea to welcome us was an added treat.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Feb 2022

  • "The host were friendly and scones were ready for us which was lovely."

    The barn was generally tidy, however the floor was not really clean, there were food crumps on dining chairs, and the plates and glasses were not all clean. The double bed was a bit springy and the twin room lost heat very quickly and cold at night. Heating control was complicated and electricity cut out during the night and reset the hot water control result in having cold shower. Location is good though, not too far from Yeovil town.

    Reviewed by Boris2.8Feb 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Shippon Barn, so well equipped and comfortable."

    Plenty warm enough for the time of year and always hot water. Lovely touch to have some Christmas decorations up when we arrived we would highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "The barn was well equipped and very comfortable."

    Would recommend to anybody who would like a holiday in Somerset the host were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Nov 2021

  • "Shippon Barn was an absolutely perfect place to stay for us while visiting family in Yeovil."

    A self-contained, dog-friendly, quiet country cottage with secure small gravelled garden. It is a comfortable, well planned & well equipped property, we will most definitely return. We enjoyed the complementary cream tea which was left for us by Carol, & our little terrier made the most of the dog treats too. The paddock is useful also for the dog's exercise. All in all a very relaxed place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2021

  • "On arrival there was home made scones, clotted cream and home made preserve, this was just the start to the most enjoyable, cosy and delightful stay."

    I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay ."

    Well stocked kitchen. Milk in the fridge and home made scones clotted cream and jam which were a lovely thought. Very clean . Bed towel and bowls for our dog .

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2021

  • "Most important were the comfortable beds."

    The extreme dark and quiet may not suit everyone buy I enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Ken4.4Oct 2021

  • "Our second visit to this lovely property this year."

    This is a very comfortable well equipped holiday let. Carol, the owner, had baked us a cake because she provided scones, jam and clotted cream on our last visit and thought a change would be nice.. A thoughtful gesture. My husband and I highly recommend this property and the recently converted second property, Tom’s Barn, looks equally attractive.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "All good. Very well equipped and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2021



    Reviewed by Paul3.4Aug 2021

  • "A very nice welcome pack, home made scones, home made jam and cream along with milk and tea etc."

    Handy location near Yovil and there are a couple of nice country walks in the area. The wifi was intermittent, the bed was a bit creaky and some parts of the home are a little tired but overall a pleasant place to stay

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jun 2021

  • "What a fantastic spot."

    Super host who was incredibly welcoming. A field for the children to play in. Very comfortable accommodation, super bbq, we wanted for nothing.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2021

  • "An excellent holiday let."

    We could not fault it.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely welcome from owner."

    Brilliant home made jam and scones as welcome. Spotless accommodation . Very COVID safe. Plenty of living space. Small contained patio area. Very pretty and well kept.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful property."

    A lovely merge of modern with country farm. Perfect for a relaxing stay

    Reviewed by Kirsti5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our original booking was hit by first lockdown and we were resigned to losing our holiday and having to write off the rental."

    However, Sykes made it easy to move our booking to a later date and we have just been able to enjoy our break.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2020

  • "A beautiful well maintained barn conversion in a secluded location with easy access to Yeovil and surrounding area’s."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2020

  • "I would prefer to be leaving the property at 11am and in the property by 4pm."

    Lt was a bit of a rush

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely clean cottage with very friendly owners."

    The whole place felt homely and it was lovely having a wood burner in the evening. We enjoyed our few days here.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2020

  • "This lovely cottage gave us the peace and tranquillity of a small hamlet in the countryside - allowing us to chill out."

    Yet, when needed we were within easy reach of Yeovil and various Somerset attractions for mornings, afternoons or days out.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was a perfect place to bring our family and our dog."

    The barn had an enclosed garden, dog bowls and a dog bed which made it much easier. The barn is well equipped and in a beautiful location. The hosts were very accommodating and provided valuable information about the surrounding area. We would certainly recommend and hopefully return soon!

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a lovely place ."

    Immaculate and homely, It’s very quiet and Carol was brilliant. The little touches - the homemade scones and taking the boys to collect eggs really made this place special. We had a lovely time and visited some beautiful beaches. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to stay!"

    Carol welcomed us on arrival and even left us some homemade scones, which were delicious! The property was super clean, and was more of a house away from home than any other place we have stayed. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Jul 2020

  • "Carol was great from pre-holiday communication to our departure."

    We found a lovely cream tea waiting for us on our arrival which was delicious. The cottage has everything that you need with a lovely outside area to sit and relax, barbeque and dine. The location is ideal for visiting places such as Stonehenge, Glastonbury and even the Dorset coast which we travelled to twice, plus the many attractions around the Yeovil area. The accommodation is situated in a very quiet village with many lovely walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very clean and comfortable with everything you need."

    The owners were lovely together with the lemon drizzle cakes that were there to welcome us. Our dog was also provided for which was a very nice touch.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2020

  • "Quiet location and with single track lane leading to the main road."

    Having television in bedrooms was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very good lovely hosts and very cake."

    Cosy Barn conversion with well thought out furnishings. All made a lovely break

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a gorgeous setting, perfect for a young family and the owner made our late arrival very straight forward!"

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2019

  • "We enjoyed all the facilities that were available to us."

    There was a lot of leaflets to go through to help decide where to go, but a thought would be to list things like where the markets were on each day of the week. Also dog friendly pubs in the vicinity would be useful. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in superb condition with friendly and welcoming owners."

    Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit Somerset as a perfect base

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "Comfort , convenience , location ( for visiting family ) and pleasant friendly owners made this our second visit in eight months ."

    Expect we will be back again at some time .

    Reviewed by Leila5.0Mar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 3 x Smart TV's, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles

The property

Yeovil 2.4 miles.

Shippon Barn rests peacefully next door to the owner's bed and breakfast in the hamlet of Mudford Sock, just outside the vibrant town of Yeovil.

With a modern design and countryside views from the patio, bring your family or friends to share a memorable break in Somerset.

Entrance is gained via the French doors, which will have ramp access for those with limited mobility, and being all on ground floor, it is a very suitable dwelling.

Step inside to find a beautiful open-plan living room decorated to a high standard of quality, with two large sofas wrapped around a woodburning stove.

You will be glad of the warmth during those cold winter months, where all you want to do in sit back and relax in front of the Smart TV.

This space is very light and bright and plays host to a lovely dining area followed by a sleek kitchen.

You have all the necessary equipment to create a delicious home prepared meal for your family.

The bathroom has also been thoughtfully designed, with a gleaming bath tub and separate walk-in shower benefitting those less able on their feet.

At the end of an adventurous day, you can retire to a lovely king-size double room or a twin, both well-presented, with modern furnishings and uplifting colour schemes.

To the exterior you have your very own garden space, with seating for you to relax away an afternoon with a drink.

Venture into Yeovil and experience some of the town's fine attractions.

You have pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as the National Trust's Montacute House, Yeovil Country Park, with wildlife, riverside walks and a dog-friendly café, along with beautiful scenery.

Explore Glasonbury Abbey and unveil its stunning history, discover the delightful Titinhull Garden and travel down to the Dorset AONB, for some peaceful walking country and a breath of fresh air.

This is a superb choice for your next holiday in Somerset.

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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