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View of this pretty detached cottage (right) set in wonderful gardens
Looking towards the detached property
Visit this lovely cottage and gardens
Very spacious lounge area to relax after the days adventures
Lounge area to unwind
French doors open into the courtyard garden
Pretty private patio area and BBQ
The stable door leads to an enclosed decked terrace
Well-equipped kitchen
Contemporary bathroom with a shower over the bath
Spacious king sized bedroom
Relax on the sunny decking
Exquisite gardens to explore
Pretty courtyard garden
Explore the wonderful gardens
Take a seat and watch the squirrels
A little shady spot to enjoy these wonderous gardens
A secret little pathway
Dunster Castle just a short drive away
Breath taking views from Dunster Castle towards Wales
1 / 20  View of this pretty detached cottage (right) set in wonderful gardens
2 / 20  Looking towards the detached property
3 / 20  Visit this lovely cottage and gardens
4 / 20  Very spacious lounge area to relax after the days adventures
5 / 20  Lounge area to unwind
6 / 20  French doors open into the courtyard garden
7 / 20  Pretty private patio area and BBQ
8 / 20  The stable door leads to an enclosed decked terrace
9 / 20  Well-equipped kitchen
10 / 20  Contemporary bathroom with a shower over the bath
11 / 20  Spacious king sized bedroom
12 / 20  Relax on the sunny decking
13 / 20  Exquisite gardens to explore
14 / 20  Pretty courtyard garden
15 / 20  Explore the wonderful gardens
16 / 20  Take a seat and watch the squirrels
17 / 20  A little shady spot to enjoy these wonderous gardens
18 / 20  A secret little pathway
19 / 20  Dunster Castle just a short drive away
20 / 20  Breath taking views from Dunster Castle towards Wales

Farthings Barn

Taunton (2mls NW), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  •  Spacious and immaculately presented cottage perfect for a romantic retreat  
  • Spectacular gardens and walks from the door to explore the local area
  • Perfect location for fantastic walks, cycling and fishing on the north Somerset coast
  • Located near a riding stable for some trekking on the Quantock Hills

 

Property code: 58511

This beautiful detached barn conversion is situated in a quiet spot for those requiring a relaxing holiday with walks directly from the property and in a perfect location for touring the whole area.

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 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
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Beautiful and extensive gardens  
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Freeview TV in lounge
  • Babes in arms welcome, please bring your own travel cot and highchair

Kerry Pillinger

This property is personally managed by Kerry.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Danielle 23rd October 2021

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Farthings Barn is extremely comfortable and well appointed self contained accommodation. It is ideally located for those that wish to explore the South West in general. It was well equipped with everything you would need, and there were extras including milk, tea, coffee and even a home baked tea loaf. Steve and Francis were lovely hosts and extremRead moreely knowledgeable about the local area and beyond. Best place we have stayed in so far. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 16th October 2021

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A beautiful converted barn, spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, every comfort you could want, very spacious, beautiful garden. Easy to get into Taunton on the bus, nice walks in the area, plenty of cycle paths a short distance away. Would have no hesitation recommending this accommodation

Reviewed by Denise 11th October 2021

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Highly recommend Farthings Barn. Spotless, comfortable, relaxing. The owners made us feel so welcome and the garden is a little piece of paradise. Will be booking again as still lots we didn't get to see.

Reviewed by Brian 18th September 2021

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Farthings Barn is the best appointed and cared-for cottage we have ever occupied. The location is excellent with easy access to the whole of Somerset and beyond. The garden is a delight to walk and sit in. All in all we were welcomed and suited wonderfully well. We will no=ot hesitate to return in future.

Reviewed by Janet 11th September 2021

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Farthings Barn is a superb holiday home, the best we've ever stayed at. Steve and Frances are most welcoming, and have furnished and equipped the property as a real home-from-home. They have thought of everything inside, and outside there is a secluded seating area on one side and a decked area on the other with a view over their courtyard garden. Read moreTheir main garden is so beautiful, and the property is situated in the most peaceful setting. We hope to stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Lin 4th September 2021

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Very clean and comfortable cottage. Owners very welcoming. Good position for exploring North Somerset and surrounding areas.

Reviewed by Stephen 28th August 2021

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Farthings Barn was in an excellent location for visiting the coast and places of interest in the beautiful Quantock Hills. The accommodation was excellent and very well equipped, modern and spotlessly clean. The gardens were lovely and well looked after by Francis and Steve who were excellent hosts that were both welcoming and very helpful. I wouldRead more not hesitate to book here should we return to area in the future. Hide

Reviewed by David 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Gareth 14th August 2021

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Immaculate condition, spotlessly clean and very comfortable cottage. Friendly and welcoming owners. Location is excellent - very close to the Quantocks and an easy drive to Exmoor and the Mendips. I will definitely choose to stay there again in future.

Reviewed by Paul 7th August 2021

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Wonderful accommodation, well equipped and very clean. Hosts extremely friendly.

Reviewed by Kim 31st July 2021

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The cottage is in a beautiful location. Has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Steve & Frances make you feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Kathryn 24th July 2021

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Superbly clean and well equipped. Great location with lots of great places ta visit - fantastic walks, and coast just a short drive away.

Reviewed by Andrew 17th July 2021

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A comfortable and spotlessly clean holiday cottage with friendly and welcoming owners.

Reviewed by Eric 10th July 2021

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IF you want peace and tranquility this is the place for you. also a good location for visits around the area

Reviewed by Marie 3rd July 2021

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Fabulous cottage, spotlessly clean, very homely and very well equipped. The property is surrounded with beautiful gardens and is well situated for getting out and about to explore. Our Hosts Steve and Frances were very welcoming and on hand if needed. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a holiday

Reviewed by Albert 26th June 2021

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Farthings Barn was everything we required for a fantastic break. Peace and tranquility in spades. The accommodation was first class and the gardens amazing. Francis and Steve were excellent hosts. The property is Ideally located for exploring both North and South coasts and places of interest in the beautiful Quantock Hills. We thoroughly enjoyed oRead moreur week there and will recommend it to our friends Hide

Reviewed by Sue 19th June 2021

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Lovely, lovely cottage & garden. Steve & Frances were very welcoming & helpful. Great location for exploring Somerset

Reviewed by Susan 5th June 2021

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This is a beautiful retreat lots of space in the cottage with outside seating. Absolutely fabulous gardens Lots of light in the cottage making it perfect for relaxing, yet close to many places of interest Owners welcoming helpful and friendly

Reviewed by Clive 29th May 2021

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Fantastic cottage, excellent host and lovely grounds. A great place to unwind and explore. So tranquil.

Reviewed by Helen 22nd May 2021

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Excellent location. Cottage is very clean and well equipped. Plenty of space and lovely garden. Very welcoming hosts. Thank you!

Reviewed by Barry 8th May 2021

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Steve & Frances were excellent hosts, making us feel at home from the moment we arrived at Farthings Barn. The cottage was very comfortable, relaxing and peaceful and, being able to share their garden with all the wildlife added to our enjoyment of the week. It is well located to be able to visit many of Somersets tourist attractions and within easRead morey driving distance of Devon and Exmoor National Park. Farthings Barn is definitely on our list of places we wish to return to. Hide

Reviewed by Violet 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by Brian 23rd December 2020

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Cottage was a home from home no need to say anymore.

Reviewed by Karen 1st November 2020

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This property was amazing. It was absolutely spotless and all the equipment was well cared for. The garden is lovely and the area is great for visiting so many places, but also accommodation is a lovely place just to relax.

Reviewed by Lynda 17th October 2020

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Beautiful barn overlooking owners garden. Spotlessly clean and furnished to a very high standard. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Well situated for exploring the local area and Quantock hills. We enjoyed a lovely holiday. Would return in future.

Reviewed by Paul 13th October 2020

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Reviewed by Barry 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Susan 12th September 2020

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The cottage was amazing. It had everything we could possibly need and was so comfortable. We loved sitting out on the veranda overlooking a pretty flower garden and wondering around the extensive lawned garden. We enjoyed returning after a day out to the comfort and tranquility of our holiday home. There was such a variety of places to visit in theRead more area that we will have to return and visit some more. Hide

Reviewed by Eric 5th September 2020

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A wonderful property in an idealic setting, amazing garden to relax topped off by excellent hosts.

Reviewed by Anthony 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Keith 8th August 2020

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The owners were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was a perfect location for exploring the area.

Reviewed by Sandra 25th July 2020

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Lovely cottage and garden, everything you needed was there for your comfort. Steve and Francis, the owners had thought of everything to make staying there a pleasure.

Reviewed by Robert 18th July 2020

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It was an absolute pleasure to stay at Farthings Barn. Everything about it was perfect & spotlessly clean. Steve & Frances are excellent hosts who genuinely want to make your experience at the Barn the best they possibly can. It was so peaceful & tranquil & we left feeling refreshed & relaxed. Location is ideal with many interesting places to visitRead more ie Sidmouth,Wells, Dunster castle & Hestercomb gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & will definitely return & recommend to all. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 11th July 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay at Farthings Cottage. We were met with a warm welcome by Frances and Steve, which continued throughout our stay. The accommodation is beautifully presented and very well equipped with everything you need. The setting is lovely with your own private outside space to enjoy as well the owners lovely garden to explore. Would Read moredefinitely recommend a stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Gilly 12th December 2019

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Hosts were wonderful, house was perfect for us and would recommend to all.

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View of this pretty detached cottage (right) set in wonderful gardens
Looking towards the detached property
Visit this lovely cottage and gardens
Very spacious lounge area to relax after the days adventures
Lounge area to unwind
French doors open into the courtyard garden
Pretty private patio area and BBQ
The stable door leads to an enclosed decked terrace
Well-equipped kitchen
Contemporary bathroom with a shower over the bath
Spacious king sized bedroom
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Location

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