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Swallow Barn

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North Newton, near Bridgwater, Somerset
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets0
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Description

Enjoy good walking from this former barn, set on a smallholding close to a canal and just 30 minutes from the coast.


Swallow Barn is part of Great House Barns, the converted farmyard to the Great House. This unique holiday property is set on the owner’s 3-acre smallholding with chickens, pigs, bees and sheep grazing in the orchard and paddocks. It lies on the edge of the village, with good transport links, a beautiful coastline and a number of popular tourist attractions. The stone and cob built barns date back to the 16th century, and believed one stage to have been used by Judge Jeffries to hold prisoners before trial in Somerset. North Newton lies between the Somerset Levels and the Quantock Hills, England’s first designated AONB. The Bridgwater to Taunton Canal runs alongside the village and is a popular area for fishing, cycling or a quiet stroll to enjoy the range of wildlife in this wetland habitat. The Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park and Blackdown Hills are all within easy reach. Swallow Barn is situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels with its battles and myths surrounding King Alfred. Around us are the Quantock, Polden and Brendan hills - fantastic for walkers and watchers of the wild horses and deer. The sandy beaches of Burnham are within 30 minutes’ drive, as are the pebble beaches near Kilve and East Quantoxhead and further sandy beaches at Minehead. Stop at the tea room at Maunsel Lock along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal and take the boat through the lock and down to the bridge at Lower Maunsel, or follow the Space Walk along the towpath. A leisurely 15-minute walk will take you to the canal from the cottages to the railway at Bishops Lydeard. Enjoy shopping in Street at Clarks Village, or walk the Parrett Trail or Macmillan Way. Alternatively explore Glastonbury with its abbey and tor, or heritage houses and gardens such as Hestercombe Gardens, Montacute House, Tyntesfield House, Barrington Gardens, Dunster Castle, Muchelney Abbey, Cheddar with its gorge, caves and Jacobs Ladder and local produce on sale in the town. Homemade meals are available at extra cost. Shop 1¼ miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available (weekly bookings only). Enclosed lawned courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 3-acre natural and landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in garden 50 yards.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site


Customer Comments

  • 10

    13/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2018
    Super, better than the pictures show and owners friendly but not overbearing.


  • 10

    29/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    Located within easy reach of the M5 this cottage is in a rural location in a small village. Owners very helpful and friendly with cream and scones left on arrival. Smallholding has pigs, sheep and chickens to look at. Cottage is above a barn and is ideal for two people, very compact but enough space to move and enjoy your holiday. We got great value for a May weekend at this well located cottage with easy access to all areas of Somerset, Avon and East Devon.


  • 9

    22/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    Very cosy holiday


  • 10

    22/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2017
    Lovely place and great pub just a walk down the road.


  • 9

    01/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2017
    We had an enjoyable stay. Good facilities, character, comfy bed, tea & coffee with a welcoming plate of drop scones and jam. What's not to like.


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