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Shepherds Linhay

Taunton (7mls NE), Somerset
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy the wood-fired hot tub, which is particularly inviting at night under star-filled skies
  • After a day exploring, relax in the enclosed garden with panoramic views across the Somerset Levels
  • Perfect location for those wanting to experience countryside and coast
Property code: 82501

Situated on the edge of the picturesque Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this barn gazes across the Somerset Levels. There are miles of walks to be enjoyed directly from the property, each meandering through an awe-inspiring landscape teeming with wildlife. You’re centrally located for visiting the Somerset, Devon and Dorset coastlines, with Blue Anchor and Watchet in Somerset being the closest beaches. To the south is the Jurassic Coast, home to the delightful towns of Sidmouth, Beer, Lyme Regis and Exmouth. Other great day trips include the Taunton races, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddar Gorge, Exmoor and The West Somerset Steam Railway. For shopping, head to Taunton, Exeter, the coastal village of Dunster, Glastonbury, Wells, Bath or Clarks Village outlet centre. Tucked away up a private lane lies this cedar-clad detached barn, which is situated on a 550-acre working farm.

Entering the stylish, single-storey property, you are immediately greeted by the light and spacious lounge/kitchen/diner, with large sliding doors opening onto the decking. Enjoy watching the seasons change from the comfortable seating and then settle in for a snug evening in front of the wood burner with a feast, a bottle of wine and a film on the Smart TV. The kitchen has an electric oven and induction hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and microwave, and is a great space for cooking lazy breakfasts or trying out new recipes. The dining area has a beautiful bespoke table made from an oak tree on the farm that came down in a storm. Completing the accommodation is a king-size bedroom which has a bespoke window that protrudes out to the front of the building, creating a window seat and maximising those long views. Incorporated into the bedroom is the contemporary en-suite shower room with a shower and WC.

Push open the sliding doors and the decking immediately becomes part of the living space, seamlessly linking inside to outside. In the enclosed garden, guests will find a table and chairs, a BBQ as well a wood-fired hot tub - which is particularly inviting at night under star-filled skies. There is also a covered seating area for warm or rainy days - so you can always enjoy the views, whatever the weather! There is a lockable bike store available.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • First bag of logs included, additional logs at an extra charge
  • Ample off-road parking
  • MyEnergi Zappi 7kW charging point available at owners property, approx. 100m from property - charges apply and timings need to be arranged direct with owner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Locked bicycle storage available
  • Regret no children; babes in arms welcome
  • Enclosed garden with decking, undercover seating area, outside seating and a BBQ
  • The owner has another property called Shepherds Croft (property code 36423), which sleeps 2
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Leanne Fitzpatrick

This property is personally managed by Leanne.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amy 12th January 2024

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My partner, our dog and I stayed at Shephards Linhay and we absoloutely loved it. Very relaxing, beautiful scenery and privacy. Our dog was able to wander freely as the property is enclosed all the way around with a fence. Karen the host was really helpful with suggestions and responsive throughout our stay. The property is beautiful, we loved the Read morewood fired hot tub. There isn't much within walking distance but this didn't bother us as we had a car. Would definiteley return! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 8th December 2023

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As other reviews state this property is absolutely perfect.The location is amazing and brilliant for two plus one dog .My young dog was in heaven running around the owners fields just a short stroll away.All fixtures and fittings are top quality in the Linhay.we have rebooked again for next year.Cant wait to go back.!!

Reviewed by Emma 10th November 2023

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Reviewed by Gemma 27th October 2023

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This property is just so perfect, the location is brilliant with great views. The owner is so lovely and gives lots of information regarding local walks. The property is completely closed in which was perfect for us as we took our dog and new she would be safe just roaming around the garden. The local walks were perfect for the dog and there is a wRead moreooded area within walking distance which our German Shepherd loved! We would highly recommend this property, we will definitely be back! Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Jamie 20th October 2023

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Second time visiting Shepherds Linhay. Fantastic location and accommodation. Hot tub is lovely to sit in and look over the beautiful scenery. Hosts are great, there to help or answer any questions should you need it. Couldnt ask for anything any extra!!

Reviewed by Sophie 13th October 2023

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We've now stayed at this cottage for the third time, and with each visit, our love for it grows stronger. Karen is an exceptional host, and the lodge is meticulously designed with all amenities one could wish for. The hot tub and wood burner add a delightful touch to this staycation spot. It's the perfect place to unwind, allowing us to truly relaxRead more and savor every moment. Hide

Reviewed by Hanlie 6th October 2023

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We had an amazing stay in this beautiful, well-equipped cottage with its stunning views. Absolutely everything we needed for staying and cooking was provided and we made the most of it by relaxing on the deck, in the hot tub or in front of the bbq/fireplace. The bed was big and comfortable and the shower outstanding. We loved the quality and designRead more of this cottage & our dog enjoyed the fully enclosed garden. Karen was an outstanding hostess who thought of everything. We will be back! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 11th August 2023

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Fantastic location for a peaceful holiday. We really enjoyed making use of the hot tub and the the Maypole Inn pub served excellent food worth the half an hours walk away! Shepards Linhay was lovely and clean with a welcoming and helpful host. A perfect place to relax and take time away from busy day to day life!

Reviewed by Lisa 4th August 2023

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Peaceful, secluded holiday house, well presented, clean, and well equipped. Karen was very helpful and always available but also gave us privacy. Lots of great walks nearby, located in beautiful countryside, and the hot tub was the best we have experienced.

Reviewed by Mike 28th July 2023

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A lovely little cottage and ideal for those wanting a quiet break. We went there with relaxation first and foremost in mind after a very hectic month or so at work, this cottage is ideal for such a purpose, but also a handy base for sightseeing around Somerset or the North Devon coast. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and understanding withRead more regards to our dog's anxiety issues. We would definitely recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 7th July 2023

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If you want to get away from it all then this place is ideal. Very remote and peaceful. Supermarkets close by and a few takeaways too. The cottage was well equipped and our dog loved it.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th June 2023

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An amazing home couldn't wish for better. Views were stunning, secluded from the world. Totally relaxing week, hot tub was a fab addition. Wonderful walks, enclosed garden for furry baby. Amazing host with great knowledge of area & would do anything to make your experience enjoyable. Thank you Karen for a great holiday.

Reviewed by Jenni 23rd June 2023

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Amazing property and location would thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Karen 9th June 2023

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We had a fabulous week here. Wonderful accommodation, with outstanding views. Finished to a very high standard, and a perfectly enclosed garden for our dog. Karen was friendly and helpful with any queries that we had. Absolutely 1st class, and we would definitely recommend and visit again.

Reviewed by Gordon 28th April 2023

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Delightful cottage. Tastefully furnished, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and with a stunning view. We really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Claire 21st April 2023

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Our week here was everything we needed.A quiet and secluded location, with plenty of walks nearby and a totally enclosed garden for our dog to roam around. While enjoying the hot tub and the view across the fields we found it totally relaxing. Karen was on hand when we arrived and was always available when required. Overall a great place to unwind Read moreand recharge and we will definitely be back Hide

Reviewed by Abigail 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Emma 3rd March 2023

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We absolutely loved our stay here. Karen showed us round on arrival and explained the hot tub along with other gadgets. We felt at home straight away with how cosy the place was. The views are stunning and the property is well kitted out with everything we needed, logs, velvetiser and plenty of cooking equipment. The attention to detail is superb aRead morend the finish is outstanding. This is a very special property and I'm so pleased we got to stay here. We will definitely consider returning again. Hide

Reviewed by Joshua 27th February 2023

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incredible holiday let, we will certainly be back. everything was perfect and spotless, the wood fired hot tub was brilliant. if you are considering booking this, just book it you wont be disappointed trust me.

Reviewed by Luke 25th February 2023

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It was a fantastic trip and experience. The hosts had thought of everything which made the stay memorable. Something which shouldnt go unnoticed is the security around the property, which allows dogs to roam freely.

Reviewed by Jennifer 20th January 2023

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Beautiful place in a beautiful location. We had a lovely, relaxing week and the hot tub is incredible.

Reviewed by Sophie 28th October 2022

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Hands down the best place we have stayed. We had the most amazing week, our host Karen was fantastic. The accommodation was clean, beautifully designed and so peaceful. Jeremy our dachshund had the most fun in the fully enclosed garden which gave us the peace of mind and him the freedom. The log burner and hot tub where the highlights and we will 1Read more00% be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Georgia 16th October 2022

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We were greeted by Karen, the host on arrival after we had settled in, which was very welcoming! The location is absolutely breathtaking, the views are stunning, there is no noise at all which is so relaxing! The cabin is designed to such a high standard, you feel at ease and at home as soon as you enter. Karen, the host was just a message away if Read moreyou ever needed anything. Highly recommend if youre looking for a relaxing break with beautiful views & some time to explore the local surroundings. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 23rd September 2022

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Lovely location, the most fantastic views with everything provided for a relaxing stay. The building is just lovely, furnished beautifully with handmade and original features, linked to the land and area. Karen and her daughter, Kelsie, welcomed us on arrival and told us about local dog walks and how the hot tub worked. We used it several times, taRead moreking in the views. Complimentary eggs, fresh from the farm hens, were delicious poached for breakfast. Thank you Karen & Simon, we will return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Josephine 9th September 2022

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What a gem of a property, so peaceful and relaxing. Very tastefully decorated, wonderful to sit on the decking with views across the fields. The property is very private and quiet, so you can switch off from the world. Easy access to many places to explore, and also dog walks straight from the property. Walking access to nearby pub so you can have Read moreone or two drinks and walk back. The owner very helpful and only a call away if needed. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, we will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 2nd September 2022

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Immaculately clean accommodation in a beautiful setting. Ideal location if you want to get away from it all.

Reviewed by Karen 26th August 2022

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The cottage is amazing really very comfortable the sofa is a little bit on the soft side, but really appreciated the welcome note and all the goodies left for us.

Reviewed by Michelle 12th August 2022

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Beautiful cottage and hot tub! Very clean and well equipped. Stunning views however felt very isolated and because of the very hot weather we couldnt take the dog out. The flies and wasps were very annoying! Owners were very helpful and polite

Reviewed by Mike 29th July 2022

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Lovely property, stunning views. Perfect rural location, close to M5 and A38 but remarkably quiet. Hosts extremely helpful. Hot tub a real bonus. Kitchen very well stocked. Property has Netflix and freeview to so no need to pack box sets. Maypole inn approx 30 minutes walk away and well worth a visit. Sofa comfy but a bit saggy. Being a rural locatRead moreion there are lotsand lots of flies so worth packing plenty of Raid and some fly swotters. Already rebooked for next year- enough said! Hide

Reviewed by Tim 15th July 2022

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Had a very chilled out week. Loved the privacy and great views. Found some good dog walks too. Karen was very helpful. Thoroughly recommend!

Reviewed by Jamie 8th July 2022

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Absolutely fabulous property with phenomenal views. Couldnt have asked for more accommodating hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly be returning in the near future

Reviewed by Florence 1st July 2022

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Would absolutely recommend Shepherds Linhay for a beautiful, tranquil stay. The cottage has everything you need and finds the perfect balance of both luxury and comfort. We felt able to fully unwind while enjoying the picturesque views from the hottub - you feel as if you are the only people for miles around. Karen is an excellent host, who is so aRead moreccommodating and only a text away (even when she was on holiday herself)! The fresh farm eggs provided were delicious and our dog enjoyed himself too Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 24th June 2022

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The place was absolutely stunning. The views were to die for. Nice and peaceful and being in the eco tub looking out across the countryside was beautiful. The dog absolutely loved being free. The style and comfort of the property was spectacular.

Reviewed by Philip 17th June 2022

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Karen our host was very welcoming & informative. The property has stunning views over the Somerset levels, & is luxurious with the benefit of a hot tub. Lots of quirky features & home comforts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay @ Shepherds Linhay

Reviewed by Carl 13th May 2022

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We spent 7 nights at Shepherds Linhay and simply did not want to leave. This is a special place. The facilities are perfect and the views spectacular. We couldnt have wished for a more perfect way to spend our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Great location to go off and visit places. Our highlights, Dunster, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and Wells. If you wRead moreant privacy and to just spend time together then this is the place for you. Youll only share it with the local wildlife. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 15th April 2022

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We had a wonderful week away at Shepherd's Linhay. It's in a great location for exploring both the coast & countryside & we had some great days out in the city of Wells & the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth. It was exceptionally clean & well maintained throughout. It's in a peaceful, private spot & we appreciated the fact that the outside area was fulRead morely enclosed for our dog. Being out in countryside, we did have an issue with flies but as long as you pack some fly spray they're not too troublesome. Hide

Reviewed by Aisha 21st March 2022

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Wow! A 5 star experience from start to finish! We stayed at Shepherds Linhay to celebrate our wedding and we couldn't have asked for anything more. The house is set in a gorgeous rural lo location with uninterrupted views that we enjoyed from the comfort of the gorgeous hot tub. Inside we found lots of personal touches that made us feel right at hoRead moreme! Big thank you to our hosts, who went above and beyond to make our stay so memorable! 100% recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Edward 7th March 2022

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Wonderful time at Shepherd's Linhay! Its a place where you can just 'be'. We simply kicked back and relaxed with everything the place has to offer. Its all been so well thought out that we wanted for nothing but the knowledge that Karen was on hand for anything if we did need it simply added to our relaxation. The place is absolutely spotless, a crRead moreedit to all involved who work so hard to keep it that way. Its an absolute gem of a find and we will most definitely return again. Thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Courtney 4th March 2022

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Absolutely loved our stay and cant wait to go back!

Reviewed by James 22nd February 2022

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We had a lovely time at Shepherds Linhay, and would very much look to stay again. Wanting a break and time to recharge we could not fault it and the location with the views each morning a very specially highlight.

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