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Rural Converted Barn, Sleeps 8 With Private Walled Gardens & Access To Fields

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn in Evercreech, Nr. Wells, Somerset, England - Close To Wells, Glastonbury Festival, Bruton, Frome, Bath, Cheddar, Sheep, Pig, Hens, Dexter cows

This brick built cattle barn was converted to a 4 bedroomed home in 2000 and has now been redecorated throughout and re-equipped to make a comfortable and very private holiday home sleeping eight people. Ideally the barn will suit a family or 3 couples looking for a rural base to relax or explore Somerset. Situated private grounds about a mile from Evercreech village, Westbrook Barn has private parking next to its fruit garden and a separate walled garden making it very safe for children. The Glastonbury Festival site is just 3 miles away, the Royal Bath and West Showground about 1 mile away, the internationally renowned Hauser and Wirth Gallery is in the Saxon town of Bruton 3 miles over the hills. Cheddar Gorge is 12 miles away, Bath and Bristol are both within an hours drive.


Owner
Tony German
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

About Tony German

About Judith and Tony: we have lived at Old Westbrook Farm since 1989, working an hour away in Bristol and keeping a small flock of mostly rare breed sheep, a little herd of dexter cows, a few hens who walk all over the place and Kiri our new, young Gloucester Old Spot/Kune Kune pig, who in January 2017 had 13 piglets!

We try to make sure that our guests are very comfortable, have complete privacy but are welcome to to wander round the fields and the orchard

In 2011 we planted about 150 trees - mostly old varieties of apple. In 2013 we bought Westbrook Barns next door, which has a large 4 bedroomed brick barn.

Altogether the Farm and Barns have about 15 acres. Guests are welcome to walk around the fields. When we are on holiday with our children, we like somewhere very private. So the barns are completely private. Unless you like someone to show you around, you won't see us unless you walk through to the fields or need something.

Tony German purchased this barn in 1980

Why Tony German chose Evercreech

We bought Old Westbrook Farm because Tony is from Somerset and we wanted to bring the children up in a rural area with space to keep some animals, but with easy access to Bath, Bristol, Wells - England's smallest city, Somerton the Ancient Capital of Wessex, Frome and nearby Longleat, Cheddar caves and Wookey Hole, the Mendip and Quantock Hills. As well as the hills and lovely towns, we have the beautiful Somerset levels, we are just 3 miles from the Glastonbury Festival, the same distance from the Hauser and Wirth Gallery and the At the Chapel restaurant in Bruton, a stones throw from the Royal Bath and West Showground, great country pubs including the Bell here in Evercreech and the Queen Victoria in Priddy, not far from Cheddar Gorge.

Westbrook Barn seems to be very popular as a place for family get togethers - often 3 generations using Somerset as a convenient, as well as beautiful place to meet. Some people are using the Westbrook barn for a friends reunion or getaway. And we are pleased to have had people from Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain and the USA staying here to explore the English countryside.

This year - 2016 - we are converting the old Stone Barn for holiday use. It will be ready in early 2017. The Stone Barn will again be completely private (its own parking and gardens. It will have 3 en suite bedrooms plus a very large central room which combines kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area with a woodburning stove.

What makes this barn unique

The property has its own private gardens with Barbecue and outside dining area. It is within small private grounds so very safe for children. Guests are welcome to walk around ten acres of fields to see the cows, sheep and pigs. A welcome pack of local produce is provided plus free logs for the open fire in the sitting room - and all the modern conveniences most people would expect including wifi.

Though we live next door you won't see us unless you need something - or you bump into us walking in the fields. In the house you'll find lots of suggestions of things to do in the county - galleries, pubs, theatre, walks, canal and rail trips, picturesque drives, cinemas, where to see wildlife and learn about local history. Our main aim is to ensure you have a comfortable, relaxing time in our favourite county. At present (August 2015) our oldest animal is Annie the Gloucester Old Spot pig, plus a couple of piglets. We have 4 Exmoor Horn sheep including one ram, 3 Hebridean ewes plus their 5 lambs and 3 Castlemilk Moorit ewes plus their 3 lambs. We have 10 hens and 9 Dexter cattle. At the moment there seems to be a deer in the orchard most times we go down there! Most days there are buzzards overhead. Some times in the year you can drive to the Somerset Levels (under 30 minutes drive) to see huge flocks of starlings roosting.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Evercreech, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , This is a large room with 2 basins.
  • Bedroom 1's ensuite has a shower, wc and twin washbasins; Bathroom 2 is next to bedroom 2 and has shower wc and washbasin. Bathroom 3 is shared by bedrooms 3 and 4 and has a bath, wc and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom has a large ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom has an adjacent large shower room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , This has a single bed plus mattress up steps on mezzanine
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ensuite with king size bed and french doors to garden. Bedroom 2 next to bathroom 2 with king size bed and french doors to garden. Note that the doors to bedroom 2 and bathroom 2 are both off a corridor - so you can't go direct from the bedroon to the bathroom (it is not ensuite but bedroom 2 tends to have sole use of bathroom 2. Bedroom 3 has a king size bed and french doors to garden; Bedroom 4 has a single bed plus mezzanine sleeping platform. Bedroom 4 also has French doors to the garden. Teenagers seem to like the sleeping platform as it is up a ladder - but it is not suitable for younger children - parental supervision is required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Utility Room: Bosch Washing machine and condenser tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and good quality bedlinen are included and changed weekly. We can offer either hard or tempur mattresses. The property is cleaned weekly.

Reviews

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Rural Converted Barn, Sleeps 8 With Private Walled Gardens & Access To Fields
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Westbrook Barn, Somerset

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped holiday home with high a standard of fittings and was very clean.

On arrival there was a nice 'welcome pack' including a bottle of wine. The owners are very friendly and provided eggs from the 'in house' chickens but they were never intrusive.

The 'L' shaped barn is beautifully laid out and has plenty of room, even for 8 persons.

Located in a quiet but interesting area and there is a really good pub, the Bell Inn, about a mile away in the village serving local bitters and cider and very good meals.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. We are pleased you liked the barn and had an enjoyable stay. We are so sorry about the problems with the hot water and that, despite our plumber coming out immediately on the bank holiday Monday, that we couldn't get it fixed satisfactorily during your visit. I am very relieved that you didn't let it spoil your holiday. Just to reassure you about the action we are taking, we took apart the shower drains and found a stray piece of plastic causing the slow draining – so that is now sorted. We have a specialist plumber to look at the boiler electrics – but the fault is intermittent so hard to diagnose so we moved into the barn ourselves for a few days last week so we could test the showers, sinks and bath. The plumber took the shower apart and serviced it but because that didn't fix the fault, he fitted a new shower. Although that has made improvement, the 2 showers are not working consistently - though the bath is good. We've taken the barn off the market for 3 weeks and will either install new showers, or a new boiler - whatever is necessary to fix the fault. It is obviously essential that our guests have reliable hot water at all times. Thank you again for staying and I hope you’ll decide to come back again sometime with perfect hot water!
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5

A lovely comfortable barn, in a great position for trips out.

  • 5 of 5

Judith (owner) was very friendly and extremely helpful. The layout of the barn is great for groups and looking out onto the garden from the patio doors in the bedrooms makes these rooms very airy. We don't think the website photos do the barn justice.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious property in good location

  • 4 of 5

It was a pleasure to spend a week in this property; it is very spacious (ideal for children), well equipped, warm and welcoming and a treat to return to at the end of a busy day. In a good location for visiting Wells, Bath, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge and just over an hour away from Lyme Regis. There are also two National Trust properties 30 minutes drive away. We had a great time and would recommend the barn

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant location & accommodation

  • 4 of 5

My family & I had a lovely stay at Westbrook barn. It was ideally located for getting easily to Longleat, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge & many other lovely places in Somerset. The accommodation was spacious & comfortable & the animals were a delight. It was everything we could have wished for. My only complaint would be the lack of hot water. We were warned there could be a problem if people used it at the same time, but everyone, everyday used their shower or bath at different times & not once were we able to have a warm comfortable shower. This got more frustrating as the week went on. Also the drain for one of the showers was blocked but we were given something to put down it & a plunger to solve the problem. However we didn't let it spoil our holiday but needed to mention it to try & get the problem solved for others. The welcome basket was a nice touch & Dee who was looking after it in the owners absence was very obliging

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the Easter break

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two adults and three grown up children) really enjoyed our stay in Westbrook Barn and would recommend it to others looking for a very comfortable base to explore this area of Somerset. The property offers plenty of space, with enough bathrooms, and was very clean and welcoming. In fact the welcome pack was a lovely gesture and we've just finished the home made marmalade which was delicious. We didn't use the garden but I can imagine that it's a lovely area to use in the summer and ideal for young children as it's fully enclosed. Also it's nice being close to the farm animals and even our sons (23 and 20) enjoyed seeing the lambs! Also the 'home grown eggs' were delicious and we were sorry not to be able to buy any of the meat as it all looked amazing. We were impressed with Somerset, and enjoyed some meals out and the evensong service in Wells Cathedral on Easter Sunday was magical. Then on the way home we called into the Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Bruton, which is very interesting so worth a visit, and had a very nice lunch in the Roth Bar and Grill which served the best Bloody Marys! Not cheap though! So in summery we had a lovely stay in Westbrook Barn and hope that we might return again so many thanks Judith and Tony.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A warm welcome!

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable and spacious house with excellent facilities. We enjoyed the privacy of the rural farm setting for a long weekend. Lots to do in the area and would certainly consider visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mendip Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Castle Cary (or Gillingham, Dorset)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M4 and M5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Two in Bruton
Car: recommended

Travel:

Nearest airport is Bristol. We can arrange taxis to London Heathrow or Bristol airport. Trains from Paddington stop at Castle Cary 3 miles away. Trains from Waterloo stop at Gillingham 11 miles away. The property is a mile from the village and a car is essential - though we can recommend an excellent local private hire firm if needed. There is a Coop, Bakery and Chemist in the village. The nearest supermarkets (Tesco and Aldi) are 3 miles away in Shepton Mallet. Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco are all in Wells, 7 miles drive away).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Evercreech, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$250
AU$1,052
 
 
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
AU$2,139
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$446
AU$1,693
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$321
AU$1,693
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us to discuss payment terms or any other issues - we will always try and be flexible and you can see more and book direct either by phone with us on 07876595507 or through www.westbrookbarns.com

Changeover Day:
We will always try to be flexible on changeover days if we can. Please contact us to discuss what you would like.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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