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Dale Barton

(Ref. 1003461)

Priddy near Wells, Somerset Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely clean house and looked after, in a ideal location."

    Only 10 min drive from wookie hole and 15 min to chedder. Food shopping only 10-15min drive. Local pub was very welcoming. Will definitely come back

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful."

    spacious , warm and comfortable large cottage to stay in. Our family of 8 adults and 2 dogs found it wonderful. Plenty of room for everyone and enough space to chill out. The log fire was especially lovely on cold wet evenings. A very well equipped cottage and the location was excellent for exploring all areas of Somerset. We met the owners who were friendly and helpful. Would recommend spending time here to anyone.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Enjoyed the few days at this property when visiting the area for the somerset illuminated carnivals."

    The pub in the village was good for our first evening meal ,The accommodation was ideal as we needed four bedrooms although with two of us being disabled we coped with the steps in the cottage , would recommend the property to anyone visiting the area .

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Nov 2023

  • "Everything just fine."

    Accommodation exactly as expected, very spacious and with everything we needed available. I did find the ensuite shower room a bit tight so should loose a bit of weight!!! Beds very comfortable in fact everything very comfortable. TV in main room a bit small but didn't watch much TV anyway as out and about in the glorious Mendips. Ideal for our dog with a porch type area to clean the dog and ourselves after some rainy weather. Met the owner who was very helpful who sorted out a couple minor problems the same day. Had a fab stay AND will book up next year. Ken

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Oct 2023

  • "Exceptionally stunning cottage located in a beautiful village."

    Bigger than we expected and the views were beautiful. The outside area was perfect for our 4 year old and secure for our small dog so we were comfortable letting him roam the garden area. Kitchen was really well stocked with equipment and white goods - even had a separate small drinks fridge. The bathrooms were beautifully spacious and bright. Plenty of parking too and we didn't feel overlooked or crowded by the surrounding farm or cottages. We were able to see the cows every morning and evening which was brilliant - especially for our son. This has been the cleanest holiday cottage we have ever rented as well, being dog friendly we were even more impressed. Helen was incredibly helpful and friendly throughout our stay - she even provided us with candles and torches during an unexpected power cut and kept us up to date with estimated times and that the entire village was affected. We were left to our own devices but could knock the door for any issues we had and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend taking a torch if your planning a late evening jaunt to the pub as the village has no streetlights but it definitely added to the ambience on the walk home - We used phone torches and were absolutely fine. The local pub The Victoria Inn is a must visit as the food is delicious, a quint essential country pub in its decoration with small dining huts outside (a few even have chandeliers) and play area is great for kids. The staff are friendly and dogs are welcomed too. They were able to cater to various allergies which was really appreciated. The cottage is surrounded by 100s of walks and easy access to Wells (where Hot Fuzz was filmed), Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and Street. Thank you Helen, we had an incredible week and would return again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at dale barton cottage."

    The cottage was just perfect and loved it that we all had our own bathrooms and plenty of space to chill out after a busy day. A big thank you to Helen for taking the time to show us around her dairy farm and showing my grand daughter all the baby calves being fed. Mabel said that was the best bit of the holiday

    Reviewed by Jacki5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped."

    Owners close by if you need anything. Not too far away from most things. Pub 10 minutes away, meals are delicious. Definitely recommend, great for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "Booked for a family get together."

    Although not a disabled cottage, we booked for the downstairs bedroom and bathroom for ourselves, only to find there were a small staircase up to the downstairs facilities. Since I booked the cottage last year my brother became disabled and Helen was very helpful and supplied a single bed in the lounge, problem was the downstairs toilet was down 2 long unmarked steps past the kitchen with no handrail, so was forced with difficulty upstairs at night, this also meant my brother could not access the kitchen. I think these details should be made obvious, as with saying there was a downstairs bedroom and bathroom suggests good for anyone with limited mobility, defiantly a handrail down to kitchen and toilet needed. Also some minor things lacking such as bin liners and dishwasher tablets ( there were only 2!) No way to mop the shower after use, without having to request a mop, and there was no way to fit the Stairgate that was identified in the cottage details, which would have been useful as the first bedroom was right next to the top of stairs. Helen was very helpful in trying to accommodate our requests, the cottage was nice and clean but Sykes should be more accurate with the details, it's the details that they leave out that are sometimes very important. Only suitable for the able bodied, having downstairs facilities implies otherwise. June Wale from Devon, london and Birmingham

    Thank you for your comments, but we would like to point out, as June said, this is not a 'disabled cottage', and the steps to the ground floor bedroom and bathroom are documented. With the ground floor bedroom and bathroom occupied, we had a third person, with a greater degree of immobility, requiring these facilities. We tried to accommodate this, but the amount of access needed for the Gentleman is not, and not advertised to be, of the nursing home standard he is used to and needed. General housekeeping information in regard to the mops and stairgates is in the email attachment sent to the booking visitor email address. Thank you for your comments about the cleanliness of the cottage and how I tried to help accommodate the above issues. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by June3.4Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a peaceful setting, just what we needed."

    Clean, spacious, comfortable, homely and fully equipped. We loved our stay at Dale Barton, and would recommend to anybody who was looking for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Couldn't fault the cottage, location and facilities would highly recommend and love to return for another holiday in the future.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our family's stay in Priddy was the holiday of a lifetime!"

    And the accommodations at Dale Barton truly was the cherry on top! Owner Helen was always available and so kind. We enjoyed our conversations with her. The home was comfortable, very clean, and perfect for our family of seven. We hope to come back someday!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay in the lovely cottage peaceful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Dale Barton - it is situated in a beautiful area and is very comfortable and well equipped."

    Would suggest that more provisions are left for example we only had 2 dishwasher tablets and a small amount of washing up liquid. Would be nice for a welcome hamper of some description- just in comparison with other places we have stayed. Also toilet rolls were in short supply! We know it’s self catering but as we say just comparing. Generally very comfortable, quiet, well located and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Lois5.0May 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Dale Barton Cottage."

    The accommodation is perfect for families holidaying together and for the dogs too. The location is ideal for exploring Cheddar, Wells, Weston Super Mere, Glastonbury and beyond into Bristol and Bath. There is plenty to do in the area regardless of the weather. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to stay again soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was just as described, easy to find and with everything you could need for a very comfortable stay."

    Definately on our list to go back to at some point.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Easy to visit Wells and Cheddar and all the beauty spots of Somerset and Wiltshire. And we were very lucky with the weather. Only downside was lack of mobile reception but WiFi was available.

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Mar 2023

  • "Despite the weather not being on our side, we enjoyed a superb week at Dale Barton, exploring the local area as part of a family get together."

    The accommodation is very comfortable, exactly as described and exceeded expectations. The previously mentioned lack of fridge space is no more as a fridge and separate freezer are located below the breakfast bar in addition to the existing smaller fridge located on top of the dishwasher. Luckily, we visited the right places on the right days in order to tie in with the weather forecast; Wells, Bath, Street, Glastonbury, Fleet Air Arm Museum (Yeovilton) and the Yeo Valley organic gardens in addition to their HW canteen for breakfast on the last day - all very memorable. The tour of Wells Cathedral is a must as well as one of the free tours of Bath. Glastonbury was a real eye opener, very alternative and quite bizarre. The views from the Tor were magnificent and well worth the effort. All in all, an excellent property which I'm sure we'll look to stay at again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Mar 2023

  • "Idyllic setting for a relaxing holiday ,everything was perfect ,facilities of cottage ,cleanliness , perhaps a later checkout than 9:30 would be good even 10 am ."

    Would recommend to friends

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was clean and well furnished and the accommodation suited our family of eight adults."

    We found fridge storage a little limited but we were there for Christmas I'm sure it would be fine at other times of the year. The kitchen sink is a little small for washing things like the grill pan and the area around the sink a bit cramped for team washing up but these are minor gripes. The owner was very pleasant and helpful and we would certainly consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Glenda4.4Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic property Plenty of space for 8 people Spotlessly clean, extremely ..."

    Fantastic property Plenty of space for 8 people Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable beds and sofas Only criticism could do with bigger saucepan We had a brilliant family holiday for 60th birthday

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Oct 2022

  • "Dale Barton is a lovely house in a great location."

    The house is equipped with everything you need, and very spacious. The beds are super comfy, all 5 of us slept well. The owner is extremely nice and helpful. We can’t wait to visit there again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent holiday property in rural location that suited our needs to visit the many tourist attractions in the heart of Somerset."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Sep 2022

  • "Cottage is beautiful in a fantastic location close to lots of local attractions and walking on the doorstep."

    Beds are super comfy and loads of space to spread out. You have to recognise this is a working farm so you may get woken by machinery etc if you like to sleep in a bit on holiday. Would have been good to know there was a parasol in the cupboard (we only found it on the last day) as stayed during a heatwave. Cottage stayed lovely and cool all week though due to the very thick walls! Well equipped kitchen with everything you might need. Would be lovely in the winter with the huge woodburner. Will definitely return of coming back to the area.

    Reviewed by Avril4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house was lovely and clean, great location and plenty of space for us all."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2022

  • "Great cottage and good location a short drive from Wells, Glastonbury etc."

    Also, lots of nice footpaths / walks nearby. We came as a group of seven with two dogs and it was perfect. Underfloor heating is very nice. Parking was ample for at least three cars. Internet was fast. Showers good. Induction hob good - only very minor suggestion would be a larger saucepan / wok to help for cooking with a big group. Overall, I would recommend!

    Reviewed by Isaac5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dale Barton was great for a family get together."

    Rooms, bathrooms and kitchen finished to a lovely standard. Plenty parking and fairly easy to find. Pub in walking distance was super friendly and definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely house, location and facilities."

    Only negative feedback is that 9:30 check out did put quite a dampener on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning. After a long day of walking on Saturday it would have been nice to enjoy a later breakfast and the house facilities to at least 10:30/11am. Turned an enjoyable wkend into a bit of a stressful rushed ending.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Dale Barton!"

    The home was warm, clean, comfortable & more spacious than the pictures show - we were a party of 7 adults & we did not feel at all packed in or on top of one another. All of the bedrooms are a good size, with comfy beds; and the bathrooms were clean & modern - the downstairs shower room is enormous! The log burner was a lovely treat for a chilly January evening, along with a nice big dining table for meals & board games. A great location, lots of lovely countryside & fresh air. We'd love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2021

  • "We all had a wonderful time here, the accommodation was perfect for our needs - 4 adults and 4 children - and there was lots to do in the local area to keep everyone entertained."

    The house had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, and plenty of room for everyone. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is extremely well kept, warm and comfortable."

    The location is a perfect rural retreat with an excellent pub a short walk away and great country-side walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    Cottage was perfect in every way. Would thoroughly recommend as a great base for visiting that area of Somerset

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely farmhouse in a beautiful setting."

    Easy access to Wells , Cheddar and surrounding area. Fantastic pub a short stroll away.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a really comfortable and spacious place to stay."

    We found everything we needed in the cottage and would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit the area. Especially appreciated the number of bathrooms and the size of all the rooms. Don't expect much of a phone signal in the area though!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful property, in a lovely rural location, but within easy access, of ..."

    A beautiful property, in a lovely rural location, but within easy access, of Wells, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole & Glastonbury

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious, modern and clean."

    The location was very rural, which suited us, but close enough to local amenities and attractions. Would highly recommend this cottage, possibly one of the best we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2021

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x first floor king-size 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living room/diner with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor oil central heating with wood-burning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • One basket of logs included, further logs available
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, seating area and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Please note: Property set on working farm
  • Please note: Friday or Monday changeover
  • Please note: no hens, stags or similar
  • Please note: There are 2 long steps down into kitchen and downstairs cloakroom
  • Please note: There are 3 steps and a hand rail up to the ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

The property

Wells 6.5 miles.

A stone-built barn conversion set on a working farm resting in the rural village of Priddy in the heart of the Mendips, Dale Barton is a four bedroom cottage offering a family of eight the perfect spot from which to explore this Somerset location.

Enjoy walking through the landscape from your doorstep, visiting the many nearby attractions including Cheddar Gorge, and returning to the homely comfort of Dale Barton.

Discover a lofty and spacious open-plan living and dining room where you can relax on the sofas as the conversation flows with some wine, before taking your seats at the dining table to enjoy a family meal, with the warmth from the woodburning stove set in the large stone fireplace filling the room.

Prepare your meals in the contemporary kitchen, complete with all you need for a self-catered stay, with an induction hob, electric oven and a dishwasher among the appliances, with a handy cloakroom off the kitchen too.

Begin your day with a fresh breakfast and morning coffee out in the garden, with a picnic bench here to sit at and the benefit of an enclosed space so it's child and pet friendly.

One of the four excellent bedrooms rests on the ground floor, with some steps still to access this king-size bedroom and the adjacent ground-floor shower room, it offers an easier layout for those less mobile.

Head upstairs to the first floor to find the remaining bedrooms, including a king-size with an en-suite shower room, a lovely twin bedroom and a fabulous king-size, to served by a gleaming family bathroom complete with a bath and overhead shower.

The village of Priddy is surrounded by beautiful scenery and is home to a local pub, The Queen Victoria Inn.

Priddy Folk Festival is a main event each year here too, taking place in July, it sees a variety of folk bands, workshops and dancers flock to the village for a wealth of fun.

Nearby England's smallest city of Wells offers plenty of attractions steeped in heritage to explore, from the stunning Wells Cathedral to England's only complete medieval street Vicars' Close, all Grade I listed properties still housing the Vicars Choral choir since the the 14th century, it makes a fascinating stop on your tour of Wells.

Home to the Bishops of Bath & Wells for over 800 years is Wells Bishop's Palace and Gardens, uniquely moated with a drawbridge and resident swans, it's a picturesque setting to enjoy, whilst you can learn about the techniques of modern cavers and the the geology of the area in Wells and Mendip Museum.

Head over to the incredible Cheddar Gorge and Caves, purchase an Explorer ticket and see all eight excellent attractions, including the cathedral-like Gough's Cave and Cox's Cave, views from the Lookout Tower and many more, with a Clifftop Gorge Walk to really experience the beauty of this natural landmark.

Search for the Witch of Wookey in the Wookey Hole Caves, enjoy a tour of The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, delight in a wine tasting at Wraxall Vineyard Tours, and visit the mythical Glastonbury Tor.

As well as within easy reach of Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol, Dale Barton makes a wondrous location for an action-packed family holiday.

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About the location

WELLS

Coxley 2 miles; Shepton Mallet 6 miles; Glastonbury 6 miles; Cheddar 9 miles.

Wells, England’s smallest city, is named after the springs which still bubble up today in the grounds of its splendid Bishop's Palace with its famous moat. Adjacent is the beautiful 12th century cathedral situated within a most attractive cathedral close and green. Nearby, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice-weekly market. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of scenic footpaths and rugged landscapes, and is a superb base for caving and rock climbing, and for road, biking and mountain biking. Nearby are the attractions of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, both offering great days out. The picturesque Somerset Levels, as well as mystical Glastonbury are also situated an easy drive away. The beautiful city of Bath, with its Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, The Theatre Royal and wonderful shops, is under 30 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Bristol, which boasts a multitude of attractions, including The Zoo, Theatres, the Aquarium, the Arnol Fini Art Gallery and many more. All in all, this beautiful city makes a convenient and ideal touring base. With so much to see and do, there is something to keep everyone entertained!

Please note: Friday or Monday changeover. Minimum of 3 nights booking only.
Please note: There are 2 long steps down into kitchen and downstairs cloakroom. Please note: There are 3 steps and a hand rail up to the ground floor bedroom and bathroom.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas