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

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


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.

Tony German
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

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.


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

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
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.


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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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Delightful, bright and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at Westbrook Barns in Evercreech! The accommodations were clean and we couldn't believe how much space there was. The rooms were nice and bright and we loved how they opened onto a courtyard in the back. We enjoyed walking around the farm, seeing the piglets and watching the full moon rise over the mountains. The weather was perfect (from this American's perspective) although the locals termed it a heat wave. Nevertheless, we felt completely safe leaving the doors to our rooms open each evening which helped cool the place down. We really appreciated the water pressure (the place where we stayed afterwards in London was terrible) and updated facilities, things were modern but still kept the character of the environment.

Thank you Tony and Judith for a fantastic stay. We enjoyed meeting you and if our travels ever bring us back to the area we'll be sure to look into staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

An excellent property, well equipped and well maintained

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well appointed and very helpful

  • 5 of 5

We hired both barns for a family get together over christmas. The owners were very helpful, answering questions and ensuring we had everthing we needed to celebrate in style.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, warm and spacious property. The owners were very prompt to respond with any queries and extremely helpful. We had everything we needed and our party of seven enjoyed it so much we want to return in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: 09/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation and good location

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and comfortable. Very good for visiting Wells and Glastonbury. Would highly recommend for families or friends

  • Review Submitted: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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


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).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Evercreech, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
28 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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

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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