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Shepherds Croft

Taunton (7mls NE), Somerset
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Idyllic barn conversion perfect for a relaxing retreat
  • Peaceful rural location with scenic walks for all levels of ability
  • Eco wood-fired hot tub with one free basket of logs
Property code: 36423

Lovingly converted barn provides a relaxing getaway in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Walking routes and wildlife make a perfect location for those wanting to experience nature at its finest.

This sympathetically developed barn conversion has been lovingly transformed into a modern style living space with integrations of wooden furnishings and ceiling beams offering a tranquil and awe-inspiring idyllic rural surroundings in the Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Located on the edge of the Quantocks situated near stunning locations such as Exmoor with its wild ponies and red deer; quaint villages are also nearby such as Dunster where you can visit the Dunster Castle. Other amenities here are tea shops, ice cream shops and a working water on the River Avill.

Entering the rustic red brick building from the bi-folding front door opens up the large open plan interior; the initial area will be the snug lounge complete with a sofa, armchair and TV. This area has a wood burner and has DVD capabilities. Beside the living area is the open plan kitchen/diner decorated in a modern mix of white, black and oak furnishings. The kitchen includes electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area contains a wooden table with cushioned seats. Up two stairs from the kitchen is the king size bedroom complete with bedside unit and body length mirror. The bathroom contains a sink, WC and a large walk in shower. Underfloor heating is available. Outside there is an enclosed garden with an eco wood-fired hot tub, patio area, garden furniture (table and chairs) and a BBQ. Ample private off-road parking is available as well as lockable facilities for bikes.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom: king-size
  • 1 bathroom: walk in shower
  • Kitchen : electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and freezer in adjoining outbuilding
  • Woodburner and underfloor heating
  • Eco wood-fired hot tub included
  • Ample private parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • One dog welcome
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Locked bicycle storage available
  • Regret no children, babes in arms welcome

Eloise Gould

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Eloise.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kaye, 8th October 2021

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Owners/hosts absolutely first class were there if we needed them. Cottage fully equipped with extras. Fabulous setting. Lots of personal touches including fresh farm eggs and supplies. Owners have gone the extra mile to provide a happy luxury getaway in unspoilt beautiful tranquil seating.. We are definately planning to return . Thank you Karen forRead more a fabby place time and memories. Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 27th September 2021

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Absolutely lovely visit to this little gem! Comfy and cosy and in the most beautiful setting. Great walks on the doorstep which was perfect for our dog. The owner was also lovely and really accommodating. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Alan, 17th September 2021

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Everything was fine with this Cottage.

Reviewed by Sally, 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage with great views in good position. Quiet and secluded. Clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Derek, 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Les, 27th August 2021

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We were very happy with our week at Shepherds Croft. The property is in almost- new condition and is very well equipped with quality fittings. The location overlooking fields and the Quantock Hills is idyllic and being away from streetlights etc. also allows for good stargazing from the hot tub, which we used almost daily. The hosts are very helpfuRead morel too, ensuring an enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 30th July 2021

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We would highly recommend Shepherds Croft as a place to stay if you want a peaceful relaxing holiday in a beautiful location with all the amenities you need. Karen and Simon were great hosts and had thought of everything. We enjoyed great days out in a lovely part of England with a relaxing hot tub at the end of the day.

Reviewed by Dave, 9th July 2021

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Fantastic accommodation and a lovely location. Very clean and beautifully finished.

Reviewed by Gordon, 11th June 2021

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We (including our border collie) just had a great weeks holiday staying at this lovely cottage. It's beautifully fitted out with everything you could need. The garden is fully enclosed and dog secure. although part of a working farm the cottage is quite separate. The owners, Karen and Simon are lovely people and so helpful; nothing too much troubleRead more. On arrival we were greeted with cookies, milk and eggs and treats for the dog. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Maxine, 28th May 2021

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If you need a break with tranquility and to recharge your batteries this is the ideal place . Waking up to the birds singing and then watching the rabbits hopping in the field in the evening was a pleasure. The Croft was home from home and the owners had thought of everything to make our stay easy .we took our dog and along the lane was a farmers fRead moreield so our dog could run freely . The nearby village has a Tesco express to cater for your needs and also just eat do deliver to the Croft . Hide

Reviewed by Carole, 14th May 2021

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perfect for relaxing quiet holiday. well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Mark, 30th April 2021

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Beautiful location, lovely cosy comfortable cottage that was spotlessly clean. Really nice and helpful owner if you need anything. Very relaxing stay. Great base for exploring the area and also some nice walks right from the cottage.

Reviewed by Olivia, 23rd April 2021

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Amazing property, Karen and Simon were so helpful with advice and recommendations in the area. Extremely clean and comfortable, no complaints whatsoever. The views are just amazing from the living room window, we went in spring and it was a field of yellow rapeseed! There are some lovely extra touches - treats for the dog, fresh eggs from the farm Read moreand coffee/tea and biscuits. A very rural isolated location, but near enough to any shops, only 5 minute drive. The hot tub and log burner too - wow! Hide

Reviewed by Sally, 23rd December 2020

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shepherds Croft. We couldn't have wanted for anything more! The cottage is beautiful (spotlessly clean, very well equipped and beautifully decorated). It can not be faulted at all. If you enjoy peace, quiet and stunning views with endless walks then this holiday is a must! The owner is a perfect host. Friendly and appRead moreroachable yet leaves you be. Icing on the cake was the eco hot tub! Starring at the stars with a glass of wine whilst listening to the owls. PERFECT!! Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Martin, 2nd October 2020

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A very well equipped, peaceful cottage. Karen, the owner is very helpful and obliging.

Reviewed by Jo, 29th September 2020

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Reviewed by Chris, 25th September 2020

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We had a lovely stay, the cottage is of the highest quality with everything you need for a few days away. Location is exactly what we wanted, tucked away but still close enough to be easily accessible, and local amenities at hand if required. We will be returning next year!

Reviewed by Michael, 18th September 2020

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A good escape from everyday life. Nice and quiet, very relaxing, just what we needed. Karen was as ever a good host. Goody box on arrival was very useful. Highly recommend Shepherds Croft.

Reviewed by Florence, 13th September 2020

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Me and my partner had a wonderful stay at shepherds Croft. The facilities were great and the property was extremely comfortable and appealing. The hot tub at night was a highlight! I would 100% recommend this cottage to anyone!

Reviewed by Jack, 11th September 2020

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Immaculate property with beautiful views. We couldnt fault our weekend stay at Shepherds Croft.

Reviewed by Sharon, 4th September 2020

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This cottage was a brilliant find. So quiet and beautiful scenery. Short drive away to main roads and motorway for exploring. Cottage so well equipped and clean. Great for your dog too. Owner Karen very helpful if you need anything.

Reviewed by Dawn, 28th August 2020

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We arrived directions were spot on owner left us and our doggy a little gift which was a nice touch everything was great could not fault anything would highly recommend

Reviewed by Lorna, 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Diane, 14th August 2020

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This was a lovely place to stay, we arrived and had fresh eggs and milk and biscuits, even the dog had biscuits. So thoughtful. Hosts, Karen and Simon were fantastic.

Reviewed by Sharon, 7th August 2020

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Very clean and well equipped property good quality bedding beautiful views, the eggs are amazing we brought some home, the honesty box for the wine is a very good idea good choice of wines at a good price just in case you forget to bring a bottle or 2!! Karen was very helpful if needed but not intrusive and Kelsey was a little star collecting our eRead moreggs for us to bring home, a very enjoyable stay and we will be returning Hide

Reviewed by Lauren, 9th July 2020

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We absolutely loved our 3 night stay here. The wood fired hot tub was a favourite part for us, using it morning and evening! Location is not far from local shops and pubs but far enough that it was such a peaceful stay which was a great balance for us! Couldnt recommend this place more, beautifully decorated and a very romantic getaway. Karen and SRead moreimon had also left us fresh eggs from their farm, along with milk and biscuits for when we arrived which was a lovely gesture. Hide

Reviewed by Christina, 5th July 2020

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Shepherds Croft is set in a beautiful quiet location, it is the perfect place to get away from everything. The eco tub is amazing with stunning views. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable. Karen and Simon are amazing hosts, on hand if you need anything but we were left alone which was perfect. Would highly recommend shepherdsRead more Croft for a peaceful getaway. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie, 13th March 2020

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My partner and I have just come back from a wonderful long weekend at Shepherd's Croft. The property itself has been beautifully renovated, is really well equipped, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. We had the most relaxing weekend and will definitely be booking again for the summer! Karen is a lovely host and the fresh eggs (from the chiRead moreckens on the farm!) were a great surprise! Hide

Reviewed by Barbara, 2nd March 2020

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Reviewed by Tianna, 1st February 2020

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We had a lovely few days at Shepherd's Croft and were very sad to be leaving. It was incredibly peaceful and private and the views were absolutely stunning. We particularly enjoyed the heated floor, the log burner and relaxing in the hot tub. Could not have wished for a better stay.

Reviewed by Daniel, 6th December 2019

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Reviewed by Julie, 1st November 2019

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Reviewed by Michael, 19th October 2019

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A beautifully peaceful second getaway to Shepherds Croft. Our little pup, poppy loves it there and its a struggle to get her to come back inside once she is out! Lovely views, lots to do locally and Karen is very friendly and helpful.

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