Numerous walks to enjoy
Dunster Castle just a short drive away
Quantocks AONB
Quantocks AONB
West Somerset Steam Railway
Award winning Woolacombe Beach
The views from Porlock Hill
Porlock Beach
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Farthings Barn

Taunton (2mls NW), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious and immaculately presented cottage perfect for a relaxing retreat  
  • Perfect location for fantastic walks, sight-seeing nearby historical places and beautiful gardens for a wonderful day out
  • In the midst of The Quantocks, Exmoor and with easy access to the lovely market towns of Taunton and Wellington, you're situated right in the heart of Somerset

 

Property code: 58511

Situated in a tranquil location close to the Quantock and Blackdown Hills with a variety of beautiful countryside walks to choose from, many on the doorstep. It is even possible to enjoy a country walk into Taunton’s town centre with its high street shops, park, leisure facilities, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Centrally located for visiting Somerset, Devon and Dorset coastlines, from Blue Anchor and Watchet in Somerset. To the south is the Jurassic coast with the towns of Sidmouth, Beer, Lyme Regis and Exmouth. Countless day trips include a day at Taunton races, Enmore Park Golf Course, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddar Gorge, Blackdowns Hills, Brendan Hills and Exmoor. The West Somerset Steam Railway is just a drive away and shopping opportunities at the cathedral city of Exeter, the village of Dunster on the north coast, Glastonbury, Wells, Bath and Clarks outlet shopping village. Take a tour and stop for lunch at Sheppy's Cider Farm or visit Taunton Castle Museum and Somerset Heritage Centre just a mile away. With many National Trust sites, nature reserves and places to visit within easy reach, this cottage is perfectly situated to discover the wonders of Somerset.

This beautiful detached barn conversion is set within an elevated position within the grounds of the owner’s home and has been fully refurbished throughout. Upon entering the beautiful accommodation, you will be greeted by a hall with a useful space to hang coats and leave muddy shoes after a walk in the countryside. Continue up the stairs of which there are 4, from there you will find that the accommodation is all on one level. The lounge/diner features a flame effect electric fire and freeview TV so you can relax in the evening in front of your favourite programmes. There are also french doors that open into the courtyard garden, this is also a way into the barn conversion for those that find stairs difficult as there is a gradual sloping pathway to the property. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is also a stable door where you can let the outside in on sunny days, which leads to an enclosed decked terrace. The spacious king-size bedroom looks out over the courtyard garden. The contemporary bathroom has a shower over the bath and a WC.

Venturing outside from the lounge/diner is a small pretty courtyard garden with seating where you can enjoy your morning coffee and an al fresco breakfast. Leading from the kitchen is an enclosed decked terrace which also has seating and is a perfect spot to make the most of the evening sun with a glass of wine. You are very welcome to enjoy exploring the owners large landscaped garden which leads to a pretty stream overlooking neighbouring fields with seating areas. Parking for one car can be found in the gravelled driveway shared only with the owners.

Perfectly located for the avid cricket fan where Taunton hosted the World Cup Games 2019. Have a day at the races or a trip to the Steam Rally Norton Fitzwarren. Dunster castle host many events. The highly regarded Taunton Flower Show is an annual spectacular that is extremely popular. Vivary Park hosts many musical events and the Taunton Food Festival is very popular in August.

  • 1 Bedroom – king-size
  • 1 Bathroom - shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Beautiful and extensive gardens  
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop and highly rated gastro pub within walking distance
  • BBQ available. Charcoal can be bought locally
  • Freeview TV in lounge
  • Babes in arms welcome, please bring your own travel cot and highchair
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Nicky Rice

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Nicky.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Denise, 23rd September 2023

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Lovely stay at a wonderful cottage,quiet but only 5 minutes from Taunton,had a relaxing time visiting family and friends.Steve and Francis very welcoming and thank you for the delicious home made cake

Reviewed by Maureen, 16th September 2023

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Beautiful well equipped cottage

Reviewed by Andrew, 8th July 2023

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We had another fantastic week at Farthings Barn and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. The hosts are welcoming and friendly and the Barn is spotless and well equipped. The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding area with plenty to do and see.

Reviewed by John, 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Barbara, 29th April 2023

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An immaculate, comfortable cottage with friendly, helpful owners who were keen for us to share their lovely garden. Thank you.

Reviewed by Christopher, 15th April 2023

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Reviewed by Brian, 22nd December 2022

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Second visit to this cottage and did not dissapoint. Love the location and peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Linda, 22nd October 2022

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The cottage was an outstanding self catering property, very spacious and well furnished. Very comfortable. Looking out onto beautiful gardens and very quiet yet easy access to main roads. Hosts had thought of everything including a pint of milk and a home made cake. They were very welcoming and happy to offer ideas for visits in the neighbourhood. Read moreIn an area with lots to see and do. Plenty for a 2 week stay. Good food a short drive away and soon out in the countryside too. Plan to return Hide

Reviewed by Valerie, 15th October 2022

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Farthings Barn is a perfect place to stay for a relaxing break. The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and was spotlessly clean. The owners, Steve and Frances encourage you to look around their immaculate garden which is a bonus. They are great 'hosts' and we would stay at the cottage again if in the Somerset area.

Reviewed by Brian, 17th September 2022

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Farthings Barn is the best of the (very many) cottages we have rented over the years. It is sufficiently away from urban areas to be quiet but close enough to be convenient for whatever we needed. Steve and Frances are assiduous but unobtrusive hosts and the cottage is provided and maintained with everything we could need, to a very high standard. Read moreThe garden is a joy to behold and to walk in. We could not recommend Farthings Barn highly enough. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 3rd September 2022

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Perfect Cottage, Perfect Location and great hosts, what more could you ask for. We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Andrew, 13th August 2022

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Fantastic holiday cottage for 2 situated in the heart of Somerset. The cottage is a home away from home and provided everything we needed for our break. The fact that the owners are happy to let guests take full advantage of their amazing garden is an added bonus.

Reviewed by Christine, 30th July 2022

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Farthings Barn is home from home one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at and there's been a few over our 20 odd years of cottage holidaying. Spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Centrally placed for the coast, town, West Somerset Heritage Railway and National Trust properties etc all within approx 30 to 45 mins drive. FriendlyRead more owners who made you feel very welcome and were happy to share their beautiful home with you, we would certainly go again and recommend to all. Hide

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 25th July 2022

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We only stayed for three nights but wish we had booked for longer, it was immaculate, well equipped & in a great location, there are two private outdoor seating area's, one at the front and back so weather permitting you can follow the sun all day, also the very hospitable owners gave us use of their very large/beautiful garden. We booked for a relRead moreaxing break and that is exactly what we got. Geoff & Mo Mills Hide

Reviewed by Zaynor, 16th July 2022

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Lovely accomodation, very clean, comfy and spacious. A great location for exploring Somerset and close enough to go into Devon as well.

Reviewed by Andrew, 9th July 2022

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We had another wonderful stay here. The property and its setting are perfect and the hosts so friendly and welcoming. We look forward to returning.

Reviewed by Jane, 2nd July 2022

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The best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. Warm and welcoming hosts. Stunning gardens with lovely seating areas. A truly relaxing place and great base for exploring Somerset. Easy and safe access to local lanes, great for walking and cycling. Really clean and quality furniture and furnishings. All I would say is go and you will not be dRead moreisappointed. Also if you like birds there is a great variety that visit the garden and bird feeders. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Ann, 4th June 2022

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The Barn was immaculate and is set in a beautiful garden. Everything necessary for a comfortable stay was supplied. The hosts if needed were on hand. A 1st class holiday home.

Reviewed by Diana, 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Janet, 21st May 2022

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Farthings barn is a beautiful, comfortable home from home, immaculately clean and so well equipped. The bed is very comfortable and there is absolutely nothing to criticise. The gardens are amazing, we enjoyed wandering around them and were invited to use it whenever we wanted to. But we also had two sitting out areas, one was very private. FrancisRead more and Steve are such lovely people. They really go the second mile to make sure you enjoy your stay. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Alastair, 23rd April 2022

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An excellently prepared Cottage in superb surroundings. The Owners were very friendly and helpful during our visit. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Robert, 9th April 2022

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Another wonderful stay. Will definitely be back for a third visit !

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