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The Old Barn


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Chew Magna, Somerset
Grade 3 Star rating
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The Old Barn is a lovely, well presented property which is close to beautiful fishing lakes and some great walks!

This comfortable holiday cottage adjoins the owner’s home and is ideally set on a working arable farm just a mile from the charming village of Chew Magna, on the edge of the picturesque fishing lakes, and offering some of the finest walks around the lakes and surrounding countryside. This lively village with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, has fifty Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Chew Valley Lake is home to a variety of wildlife, and keen cyclists and walkers will enjoy the paths around the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels. Only a few miles from Bristol, 10 miles from the historic city of Bath and 18 miles from the coast. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additional Z-bed. Shower room with toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Small gravelled garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Lovely owners very friendly and helpful. Cottage comfortable. There is however a road next to the property which can disturb sleep if a light sleeper. The lights from the cars light up the room. Very pet friendly and owner let's you use a field to walk dogs. I would definitely stay again but next time take an eye mask!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    We were made to feel very welcome, nothing was to much trouble

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/01/2018
    i have stayed here before lovely place near to my daughter and her family will go back again

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    We had a very pleasant stay - the bed and sofas were extremely comfortable, and the wood-burner stove very efficient. We would recommend the 'Moondance' tea-shop in Chew Magna, as it provided a good breakfast and is dog-friendly. The 'Spar' store along the road could supply most basic needs, meals, papers etc. The owners were very friendly and helpful, especially when the oven would not work. They cooked a meal for six in their Aga: two chickens, roast potatoes, stuffing, sausages and bacon rolls! The only reason we would hesitate to go back is the road outside, as it was extremely busy night and day, and that was apparently out of the local school term. Convenient for Weston, Clevedon, Cheddar, and the Book Barn at Farington Gurney, and we did vaguely consider going to Bristol by bus.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Firstly, we were on a fishing holiday for three days so just about anywhere with a roof and washing facilities and basic cooking facilities would suffice. What we needed was available but then we did not need much. I would suspect that a couple having a weeks holiday may give a different review than I am. The owners are very nice people and the couple of complaints I did have were fixed immediately. If you are an Angler and would like to fish Chew valley lake or Blagdon lake then this little rental would suffice. There is enough room for two but if you are taking home your fish the freezer will accommodate around twelve trout gutted head and tailed unless you want to fillet your fish then obviously a lot more. The accommodation would lack for a lot of needs for a couple who cook at home rather than eat out but you can get by with what is on offer. I did have a big negative and that is where the accommodation is situated. Be careful as the road is very busy and you need to have someone to see you out from the parking area whether it be at the front door or in the field to the rear. I would use it again if we want to fish in the area but best you check out other reviews if you are planning a non fishing holiday as this is a very bias review for our needs. The accommodation is clean, and the local amenities for us were the two lakes so that is all I can comment on. It is a very difficult review if you are not an Angler as the needs for anglers are generally much less than a holiday maker. I can not make any detrimental comment given what we required and the owners should target anglers travelling to the area as it is sufficient for most of the requirements they would have.

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