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Little Barton

(Ref. 1070090)

Stogumber, near Watchet, Somerset Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (21)
  • cottage (18)
  • location (13)
  • comfortable (10)
  • little (9)
  • dog (9)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location."

    generally clean but needs updating as kitchen units falling apart furnishings in general needs updating and shower tray needs new sealant skirting boards needs cleaning and repainting.

    Thank you for taking time to provide this review. We're glad you loved the location and thank you also for bringing some issues to our attention which we will pass on to the owner for review. We hope this didn't impact your stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ivor2.8May 2024

  • "This cottage is in a great location and very quiet and peaceful."

    It is a good size for two people and is generally adequately equipped. It could benefit from some updating particularly in the lounge area where the seating for the table and the sofa isn’t very comfortable. The bed is very comfortable. It would also benefit from a good clean but we did enjoy our time there.

    Reviewed by Patricia2.5Apr 2024

  • "An idyllic little cottage with use of the owner’s large grounds."

    Our dog, Spike the Australian kelpie, absolutely loved being able to explore the field right on the doorstep. Lovely, quiet location. Wouldn’t hesitate to go back one day.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We're delighted you (and Spike!) enjoyed your stay at Little Barton and hope you will return again soon. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage,fully equipped with everything you need, very warm ,cosy and welcoming with stunning views."

    We had wonderful stay there and would definitely return..

    We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the lovely views. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    We visited mid November 2023 and really enjoyed it. Jim & Jackie (& Daisy the dog) :)

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Little Barton. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Nov 2023

  • "We were warm and comfortable, splendid old furniture, very kind personable host."

    Excellent relaxed stay if you want peaceful togetherness, sounds of owls and steam trains. Not for you if you want noisy/bleeping steamy, kitchen appliances but why would you on holiday ?

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for Little Barton, we are pleased to hear you had an excellent relaxed stay! Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a beautiful quiet peaceful location."

    The cottage is beautiful and absolutely sufficiently big enough for two people and a pooch. The dining room table would be the only thing I found hard to use comfortably as the sides slopes down making it hard to eat and rest your elbows on while chatting at the table as you do when on holiday. The bed, settee and seating area was very comfortable. Plenty area outside to sit and watch the magnificent sunsets. Would highly recommend and would love to go back again one day. Thanks you Brenda.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay and would love to return."

    Lovely settings. Peace and quiet. Steam train a delight. The owner was lovely very kind and easy to approach. Great asset to Sykes this place.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Little Barton. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Set in beautiful countryside with a huge garden. Everything we needed for a restful week. The railway was an added bonus well worth a ride we went to Minehead for the day. Brenda the owner and Phoebe her little dog were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely break away here."

    When we arrived the host thought we were a day early, we weren't, but the property was ready for us and she was fine. It was a lovely setting, and we had great weather.Her dog, pheobe, became our new friend, waiting for us every morning with her toy to play with. The local roads are quite narrow, but drive carefully and you will be fine. Will definitely consider going again in the future. The locals at the near by pub were welcoming and made us feel at home.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Little Barton and great for the dog."

    Lovely location, setting and hostess. Not a criticism but the interior could do with a bit of up dating.- perhaps a new sofa and upgrading of the kitchen. Will happily recommend to others.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Little Barton. We will pass on your comments to the owner for review. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Aug 2023

  • "Property is an annexe to main house."

    Beautiful outlook with huge sloping grounds that extend to a small stream which our dog loved. Great location for exploring the Quantocks and surrounding area. We loved our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely comments.We are so pleased that you and your dog enjoyed your stay and the location. We hope we can welcome you back again. Best wishes HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely spot to stay especially with a dog."

    The spacious grounds were a great bonus, but the narrow lanes to the cottage are not for the faint hearted. Pleasant walk along the track to the station, where you can enjoy a cream tea in the garden, or take a steam train ride with your dog (£3 return for the dog). I can recommend .the nearby Rocking Horse for lunch. My dog enjoyed the doggy ice cream on the hot day we visited. Comfortable cottage and lovely holiday.. .

    We are pleased to hear that you had a great stay at Little Barton and appreciate you leaving this detailed feedback. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views and plenty to do in area."

    Owner was extremely welcoming and helpful. Cottage was comfortable - kitchen could do with little updating but this is not a criticism. Getting to the property is a challenge because of very narrow lanes/tracks - but whole area is like this. We would love to make a return visit.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, HideAways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Oct 2022

  • "Little Barton is set in an idyllic spot!"

    We were blessed with good weather most of the time, and were able to sit out every day. In fact, we parked the car when we arrived, and didn't use it again until we left... Brenda made us very welcome, while also being unobtrusive, and we had several visits (and doggy kisses) from Phoebe, and eventually even from shy Lottie! The deck overlooking the river and dell is wonderful, but the view from the cottage itself is pretty special, too. We saw woodpeckers, rabbits, and pheasants in the garden, and loved the steam trains passing by on the 4 days that they ran. The cottage itself was good, and plenty warm enough when the weather cooled. We would definitely consider returning if the cottage is let in future years. Thank you Brenda for a lovely, restful break (and for the apples from your tree), and thank you Phoebe for all of your affection toward us!

    Fabulous to hear you had such a wonderful time and even managed to enjoy some beautiful weather. It certainly sounds like you left with some amazing memories. Thank you for such lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes, Hideaways. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Oct 2022

  • "THE VIEWS ARE LOVELY BUT THE COTTAGE NEEDS UPDATING THE SOFA AND CHAIR ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WE ENJOYED THE STEAM TRAINS GOING PAST."

    IF YOU WANT A QUITE WEEKS HOLIDAY THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.

    Thank you for providing this feedback following your stay at Little Barton. We're glad that you enjoyed a quiet week and loved the views. We will pass on your comments regarding the sofa and chair - thank you for bringing this to our attention. Hideaway Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely little cottage to stay in within stunning grounds."

    Perfect location sitting on the top of a hill with a beautiful stream and woodland glade at the bottom of the hill (garden). Owner really friendly and accommodating. Would definitely like to visit again! The bottle of wine on arrival was gratefully received after several hours travelling. Thank you

    Thank you for this lovely feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed the cottage and grounds (also the bottle of wine!). We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property wasn't as good as what is was advertised, it wasn't very clean with dirt and dust in places."

    The TV was very basic with no freeview at all, I took my own dvd player which I was glad I did. The shower had no power, so the water was very slow on coming out. I couldn't leave the door open (it was very hot in the living room) as there dog would come in and eat my dogs food. There was only one walk you could do if you didn't want to drive anywhere, but my dog Meg had to be on the lead as it was right next to the railway line. The only good thing about the place was the garden as it was lovely and Meg loved running around it. I ended up leaving a day early as it was very uncomfortable staying in the cottage, as it is VERY small.

    Thank you for your feedback, with regards to your stay at Little Barton. I'm sorry to hear your stay wasn't up to our usual high standards. Did you get in touch with the owner, so she could have come over to rectify anything you where not happy with?. We do state the cottage is by a railway line, which is a steam railway and isn't used very much. I will pass on your comments to the owner for review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steph2.2Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable accommodation in a really lovely spot."

    Verdant tranquility sited to catch the sun of an evening after a day exploring and with the added distinctiveness of the heritage railway chugging past in the day. A great base to explore the Quantocks or Exmoor or up northwards to the coast.

    Pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the surrounding areas. Thank you for leaving feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2022

  • "Was a lovely place with lovely views easy access to most areas lots to do in the surrounding areas."

    The owners live in adjoining house and are lovely to so all round a good place to be

    Fabulous you enjoyed your stay, the views and the surrounding areas. Thank you for the lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jun 2022

  • "A very comfortable stay in a wonderful setting."

    Our dog really appreciated the woodland walks on the property.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Little Barton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2022

  • "Little Barton was in a delightful beautiful location with fantastic grounds and woodlands, an idyllic get away from the rat race."

    Great to have the steam train passing by. The cottage was like home from home well equipped, cosy and comfortable. Brenda and Derek were wonderful, sociable hosts and the welcome bottle of wine was really appreciated.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage so cosy and comfortable. We hope you will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Property is very tired and in need of refurb particularly the kitchen and bathroom."

    The location is wonderful and the views fantastic and the hosts very friendly & lovely people.

    Reviewed by Kevin2.5Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely week and although cottage very small and quite old fashioned the views were lovely and very peaceful."

    No wi fi and very few channels on the TV so really was like going back 20 years in time so make sure you take a good book with you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you had a lovely week. We have checked with the owner and there is WiFi at the property and a booster has now been installed. Hideaways Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Mar 2022

  • "Little barton cottage very clean ,comfortable and nicely furnished."

    The hosts Derek and Brenda were welcoming .friendly and helpful,it should be called Little piece of paradise. We would definitely recommend it.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and what a lovely name to consider, looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage location is excellent with great views, near to a lovely village."

    However, the facilities are very old, tired and shabby, and are badly need of updating. The owners, who live on site, were really welcoming and helpful.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and will forward your recommendations to the owner, Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard2.5Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, outstanding location and lovely hosts, spot on."

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Little Barton. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2021

  • "We just had a short break and were delighted by the cottage and the welcome we received upon arrival at the cottage Brenda and her husband were very helpful and knowledgeable about where to go in the local area and because of this we had a marvellous time."

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Little Barton. It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back again very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2021

  • "The setting of Little Barton cottage is very beautiful, you might almost say idyllic."

    Our hosts Derek & Brenda were really lovely, and very helpful. The location is ideal for visiting the northwest corner of the Somerset coast, and into the northeast of Devon too. A perfect setting for a really peaceful and relaxing break away, and the local food is lovely too.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your recent stay at Little Barton. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed staying at the cottage and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William John4.7Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful annexe perfect for 2 of us."

    ... fantastic location and views, and very friendly helpful and attentive hosts made for a marvellous few days

    We are pleased to hear you had a marvellous few days! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2021

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double, 1x shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen, sitting and dining room
  • Magnificent grounds and stunning views with outside seating
  • Central heating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, microwave, electric oven and hob,TV with freeview, Wifi and hairdryer
  • Fuel inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 vehicles
  • No smoking
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry - due to size of accommodation no children other than babes in arms (no cot or highchair)
  • Shop 3/4 mile
  • PLEASE NOTE: Only week long bookings and Friday check-ins accepted at this property.

The property

Resting in a stunning part of rural North Somerset, Little Barton provides the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Located in the grounds (to which you have full access) of the owners' home, the cottage commands panoramic views of the surrounding glorious countryside.

Adjoining the owners' home, the cottage is situated all on one level.

Enter into the inviting lounge / dining room, where you will either be able to curl up with a good book, or take time and relax over a lovingly prepared meal in the adjoining, well equipped galley kitchen.

All the while taking in the sunning views afforded by its lovely location.

From the living room step into the adjoining bedroom, complete with en-suite shower room, where the only thing that might keep you awake is the abundant wildlife.

From the cottage take the opportunity to enjoy the extensive grounds: a morning coffee outside the cottage or a glass of wine on the elevated deck in the evening?.

Or perhaps a picnic in the secluded dell, on the banks of the Doniford Stream that runs through the grounds.

For the rail fans among you, there is the added bonus that the cottage lies beside the track of the West Somerset Railway, and you will be able to see the historic steam locomotives trundling by as they make their way along the 20 mile stretch of track between Bishop's Lideard and Minehead (don't worry about your sleep being disturbed - they don't run before 10.00 or after 5.00). If you can tear yourself away from your rural bolthole, travel to the nearby village of Stogumber, an idyllic spot with thatched cottages, a village shop and a pub, serving a great dining menu.

Alternatively, you could travel in the other direction to The Carew Arms in Crowcombe for a delicious meal.

Keen walkers can look forward to exploring the Quantock Hills AONB and Exmoor National Park, slightly further afield, or if you are visiting during the summer months, travel to Minehead or Watchet (which is only 4 miles away) for a day at the beach.

With so much to see and do, secure your stay at Little Barton for that well deserved break.

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About the location

STOGUMBER

Crowcombe 3 miles; Taunton 13.5 miles

Nestled between the eastern flank of the Brendon Hills and the Quantock Hills is the idyllic village of Stogumber, set amidst the stunning countryside of Somerset. Those visiting this quaint village can look forward to meandering the high street, which is lined with thatched cottages and the heritage highlight of the 14th-century, St Mary's Church. Within the village, you will also a plethora of amenities including a village shop and post office, a school, a country pub, and several small specialist shops. As well as the notable parish church, the village plays host to a carved tomb of Sir George Sydenham, the father-in-law of Sir Francis Drake and a rare medieval stone pulpit, one of only two in Somerset, just two of the many historical highlights within the area. On the doorstep are the Quantock Hills and the majestic landscape of the Exmoor National Park, both of which provide excellent walks and opportunity to discover breath-taking scenery. Alternatively, you could head further afield to the town of Taunton, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of amenities that are waiting or during the summer months, travel to Minehead for a day at the beach. Other attractions from here include Cleeve Abbey, Tropiquaria Wildlife Park and the National Trust owned property, Coleridge Cottage. All-in-all, Stogumber is a great base for touring Somerset and beyond.

Please note: No children (due to the size of the property) other than babes in arms. No cot or highchair provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Only week long bookings and Friday check-ins accepted at this property.

Please be aware that there is a stream running through the grounds of the property.
The cottage is located adjacent to the track for the West Somerset Railway - a Heritage line featuring historic steam locomotives. Trains run approx 4 times per day, and not before 10.00 or after 17.00.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas