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Orchard Barn

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Thurloxton, nr. Taunton
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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Great for active holidaymakers, enjoy a game of tennis or take a trip to the Quantock Hills which is great for walking.

In a secluded setting on the edge of the village, this converted, individual barn (a former artist’s studio) enjoys a light, airy atmosphere and its own large, very secluded, half walled garden, overlooking the orchard. With its own access away from the owners’ home, it offers open-plan, single-storey holiday accommodation, sympathetic furnishings, original beams and French windows opening out from each room. Walks from the doorstep into the Quantock foothills. Unique Hestercombe Gardens, 4 miles, sandy beaches 14 miles, Taunton 6 miles. Shops 2 miles, good food pub, 1 mile.

Level access to spacious beamed living/dining room, with French windows and well-equipped fitted kitchen area. Double bedroom with full beams, half-tester bed, and French doors to patio. Single room with walk-in cupboard and French windows. Shower room with toilet and heated towel rail.

  • Full NSH, oil-filled rads, electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Digital TV/DVD
  • Radio/casette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large secluded, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared use of owners’ hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor

Please note: this property can be booked with EJK to accomodate up to 8 guests

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2016
    We felt that the cottage was very tired, it needs up dating. The equipment was poor. There was no instructions for the appliances and although the owners said to let them know if we had any problems we did not want to spend the holiday keeping having to complain.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2016
    A well equipped and spacious cottage with a great enclosed garden for dogs and children, also a paddock to exercise dog (shared with horses). Well located in quiet village between Taunton and Bridgewater. We did not like the foam mattress on the bed and found we were clinging on the edge of the bed so we didn't roll into the middle.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2015
    Lovely quiet cottage off the beaten track.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2016
    Excellent large secure garden for dogs. Good location for exploring the many local points of interest.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/02/2016
    Ideal location for us, visiting family in Taunton. Only disadvantage was lack of privacy for the single bedroom with large ceiling to floor window directly onto the car park area.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2015
    Great location, wonderful for the dogs, with large enclosed garden and plenty of local walks. Bedroom v good and wifi was fine despite previous comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2015
    Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a peaceful country location. Ideal for couples with dogs, the garden is completely enclosed and the paddock is ideal to exercise your pets. Local amenities are few, but there are a good selection of pubs (The Monkton and the Merry Monk can be recommended) and Takeaways can be found in North Petherton. The owners live locally and are very helpful (they fixed the faulty wi-fi within an hour of being told about it) I have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2015
    Beautiful rural property with a large enclosed garden. Ideal retreat if you have dogs. The owner was very thoughtful and welcoming - fresh flowers in the sitting room were a lovely touch. The cottage had everything that we needed for a comfortable base close to all the attractions of Somerset.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2015
    ideal location and garden for us , particularly with 3 dogs in mind. Perhaps an overhaul of the cottage inside is due as inevitably some wear and tear is evident. We would happily return however.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2015
    When we arrived we were so disappointed to find another property opposite our front door since since we hoped for some privacy considering the situation. Unusual to have milk left but no tea bags or coffee and the kitchen really needs updating. At least we had a private rear garden and the pleasure of feeding two lovely friendly horses with carrots which they enjoyed.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2015
    We have stayed at Orchard Barn many a times over the past 10 years, the dogs love the secure large garden and it is a perfect base to explore Somerset

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2015
    Cosy and comfortable cottage. Quiet location with excellent enclosed and private garden. Could do with updating, particularly kitchen area lighting. Door to garden is actually a window and as mentioned in previous reviews, shower cubicle is a little on the small side. However, overall Orchard Barn is a lovely place to stay and ideally located for exploring Somerset. Owner was very pleasant and welcoming and I would certainly recommend it as a holiday location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/06/2015
    Loved it fantastic owners only thing to get to the great garden they are not doors but large windows

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2015
    We stayed at Orchard Barn to celebrate our daughter's first birthday. We wanted somewhere special with a dog and child friendly garden and this property was perfect. Will definitely visit again in the future.

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8.1 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by Reevoo
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