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Eclectic Cottage dating from 1700's overlooking Village Green Shipham,Winscombe.

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Property

Updated: 24-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Spacious 4 bedroom [1 a seperate suite] Cottage in a perfect Somerset Village.

The Barton in Shipham village is a lovely 3-storey cottage nestling next to the village green. The Mendip Hills are close by. Across The Green you have the local, traditional butchers/store/newsagent famous for excellent steaks etc and you have The Penscott Inn with a friendly atmosphere and heaps of character on your doorstep.

Attention to detail is in plentiful supply at The Barton. The owners have over 10 years experience in the rental industry and ensure that every room looks and feels luxuriously comfortable and cosy,but at the same time interesting. This is achieved by using antique pieces along with many modern touches,so when you stay you feel you could be staying at the home of a good friend whose main aim is to ensure your comfort and happiness.

The cottage was originally thatched and its original character remains with different floor levels and a quirky top floor suite with it's own door and staircase.Up here you will find an antique bed, beautiful views up to the rolling hills,a large dressing room with a cot for your little one to sleep in comfort near you if you need that facility and a fresh ensuite shower room.

On the second floor you have another double bedroom with a French,carved antique wooden bed with pretty views across to the church and a large wardrobe and desk/dressing table area. This also has a gleaming ensuite/shower room.

Along the landing you find another double bedroom with built in wardrobe and a single room with a small wooden desk and chair.

The large,light family bathroom is on this floor with bath and shower.

On the ground floor is a very large lounge and office area.

There is round breakfast table in here if you are a smaller party or would prefer a cosier setting for a meal.

The furniture includes a beautiful dresser originally made in the local city of Bristol.There are 2 small settees and an armchair and rocking chair for your comfortable nights in.

A herringbone floor completes the look with rugs and a white stone fireplace with a coal effect fire for extra cosiness on cooler nights.

Stone steps lead down to a fantastic kitchen dining area. The kitchen has been designed with a shaker theme and its grey cupboard doors and enamel handles complete the look. Lots of space here and a fabulous cream range cooker should you decide to entertain at home. An integrated fridge and freezer and a dishwasher are all here concealed behind the wooden doors.

Then a linen cupboard for the washing machine/ tumble dryer should you need to launder during your stay.

Eating at the long wooden kitchen table will always be a pleasure and of course extra touches are supplied to beautify the table should you wish to have a dinner party. The table can seat up to 10 people.

Outside there is parking for 2 cars and more spaces can easily be found near the green should there be more spaces required.

A pretty patio area overlooks the village green if you want to sit and have glass of wine and watch village life in this adorable village.

Should you need a new novel...the 'novel'ty in Shipham is the traditional red telephone box now full of books...what could be better?!

There is also a bus service from the village with routes to Cheddar,Wedmore,Glastonbury,Axbridge and Street. So you can hop on and shop in Street until your heart's content and then return to The Barton for tea and all you have to do is cross The Green!

The village is a hub of local activity and art shows and live music are very much on the menu at the local Village Hall.

The Parish Church was built in 1843 on the site of a smaller mediaeval church.It has an octagonal castellated bell tower housing 6 bells. The church is Grade-2 listed and well worth a visit.

If you love coffee and cake...and who doesn't?...then you will find Lenny's Coffee Shop. This is now probably the smallest coffee shop in Britain and the scrummy cakes are all made by members of the local church. All profits go to charity and it is a great place for a natter with the locals and for elevenses.

It is set in an ideal location for exploring the Somerset countryside and the brilliant coastal resorts of Burnham-On-Sea and Weston Super Mare.It is a year round location with many beautiful local walks or an easy drive to the fantastic City of Bristol reached within half an hour by car.

The 9th guest who can stay would be a little one who can still sleep in a cot. A highchair and extra put up bed are available if requested @ £25 each per stay.

There is a large screen TV with Freeview,DVD and WIFI.

There is gas central heating throughout the property and the extra gas fire in the living room.

At the entrance is a boot room for any wellies or walking boots.

The cottage is supplied with fluffy towels and fresh bedlinen in keeping with the cottage feel and if you stay for longer than a week there will be a free mini clean with a change of linens.

Sorry this is a Non-Smoking property. Welcome to smoke outside of course.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Amanda
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Amanda

We are a local couple who brought out two children up in the local area.

We live in the next village to Shipham which is Winscombe and we are all very fond of this beautiful part of North Somerset. Our daughter and her husband have built a house locally and live there with our first Grandchild,so we are lucky to have them so close.Our son lives in Bristol and we love visiting him in this brilliant city.

We have been renovating and renting property for many,many years and The Barton was a big challenge as it needed a lot of TLC and hard work when we purchased it.

We like to allow properties to retain their character and try to keep as many features as we can within the property.This was originally a thatched cottage and has a great location in the centre of a typical village in Somerset...small but with a big heart.

We like to add interesting objects/paintings/details to our rental properties such as the beautiful dresser in the lounge which was originally made in Bristol.

It is very important to us that our guests feel special and comfortable when they stay and we are sure your stay at The Barton will be a memorable one.

The biggest compliment is of course when our guests return and with the property we have in Spain they return again and again. [See 8037571 and 8048762] This is a newer project for us and we look forward to having many happy guests stay at The Barton.

Why Amanda chose Sedgemoor

The setting is straight out of an Enid Blyton novel. A traditional cottage offering you space and yet maintaining the quaintness of its original building.

It has a uniqueness because pieces of furniture and other adornments have been chosen with care and to maintain a link to the past.

The 3 double beds are full of character and workmanship that you do not often see today in rental properties. They are all unique. That is just one example of the delights you will find within The Barton.

All this and then the lovely village of Shipham where the community vibe is strong and very important, from the village shop/butcher to the hall where plays are put on and events take place often.

Come and escape there and we are sure you will fall in love with the beautiful area and all it has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

The Barton is perfect for a group of friends or extended family members wishing to stay together.

It is a large cottage, so lots of space and yet has the bonus of the 'banquet' table where 10 people could sit comfortably and share a meal and good company.

The village of Shipham will give you a taste of a perfect Somerset location as it has all the underlying features you would look for...a pub over the road,a shop with an excellent butcher and home made cakes,a cafe with treats baked by the local community in support of the church and a busy timetable at the Community Centre where you can join in if you wish.

Also, you will be surrounded by well known places of interest which are very easily accessible by car and on foot. Enjoy!.......

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

4

Fabulous

  • 4 of 5

A really lovely house with excellent amenities. There were 7 of us staying for the Christmas week. We arrived to find a Christmas Tree twinkling away and a bottle of Prosecco, a lovely start.

To go room by room:

Lounge, great size, very comfortable furniture with a gas fire, lovely furnishings.

Dining Room. again great size a long table, easily sat 10 people

Kitchen, We are foodies and we had a couple of chef's with us but I can honestly say the equipment was good, an amazing cooker, lot's of china and cutlery, the only downside was the lighting, it was very dark at all times of day.

1st floor, twin room, and double both very comfortable, could do with something in double to hang clothes up. Double en suite, excellent super comfortable bed.

2nd floor, double on suite also very comfortable.

Just a note as the house has been extended there are steps down to the kitchen and dining room, the main staircase is a little steep and the double en suite on the 1st floor has a step into the bedroom and one into the bathroom.

My only complaint was the heating thermostat was set to 25, which when the heating was on was too hot, but clicked off at 25 and then the rooms got cold very quickly. I know this is only a winter thing, but think the thermostat should be set to come on and turn off at around 18.

Overall a fantastic week, lot's to do in the area, would highly recommend,

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very thorough review. We knew that cooking was very important and are actually thrilled that the facilities at a holiday cottage were so well organised and planned that it 'catered' for your specific needs. So glad you enjoyed the beautiful Xmas tree and treats. The lights in the kitchen have now had brighter bulbs fitted..so much brighter. The thermostat was set higher as you had an older family member with you. The usual setting is 21. Hope to see you again.
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The Barton Shipham, We used this lovely cottage for a seasonal family get together. With travelers

  • 5 of 5

We used this lovely cottage for a seasonal family get together. With travellers from Spain,Holland,West Wales and the Midlands the Barton is ideally located for access to the Airport,Motorway and Train links. Despite this the rural location of Shipham is a quintessential English village with facilities and beautiful country walks close to hand so we didn't have to drive for the duration. The property is well appointed, spacious & with everything you need to accommodate a large group for any length of stay. A great deal and amenable owners

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The setting is straight out of an Enid Blyton novel. A traditional cottage offering you space and yet maintaining the quaintness of its original building. It has a uniqueness because pieces of furniture and other adornments have been chosen with care and to maintain a link to the past. The 3 double beds are full of character and workmanship that you do not often see today in rental properties. They are all unique. That is just one example of the delights you will find within The Barton. All this and then the lovely village of Shipham where the community vibe is strong and very important, from the village shop/butcher to the hall where plays are put on and events take place often. Come and escape there and we are sure you will fall in love with the beautiful area and all it has to offer.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol Airport at 7.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Penscott Inn at 10 Metres Nearest Golf : Mendip Spring,Churchill at 2.5 Miles Nearest Train : Yatton at 6.9 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at Weston Super Mare. at 8.3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Penscott Inn at 10 Metres Nearest Ski : Dry Ski Slope at Lyncombe Drive,Churchill,Sandford at 2.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Weston Super Mare at 7.5 Miles Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£600
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£600
 
 
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
High Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
Autumn/Early Winter
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£700
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Barton is perfect for a group of friends or extended family members wishing to stay together. It is a large cottage, so lots of space and yet has the bonus of the 'banquet' table where 10 people could sit comfortably and share a meal and good company. The village of Shipham will give you a taste of a perfect Somerset location as it has all the underlying features you would look for...a pub over the road,a shop with an excellent butcher and home made cakes,a cafe with treats baked by the local community in support of the church and a busy timetable at the Community Centre where you can join in if you wish. Also, you will be surrounded by well known places of interest which are very easily accessible by car and on foot. Enjoy!.......

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, The family bathroom.
  • En-suite 2. - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite 1. - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The large,spacious family bathroom is freshly tiled to a high standard of modern design. The top suite has its own en-suite as does the largest double bedroom on the 2nd floor.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Forming a suite on the 3rd floor with small nursery area.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double with en-suite.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are beautifully presented at The Barton.Each has wardrobe and drawer space and a dressing table area with mirror. Hairdryers are provided. 2 bedrooms have private en-suites. The top suite also has a small nursery area for the cot.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Your stay at this quaint cottage will give you a taste of being in a quintessential Somerset village. You can pop over the road for your provisions and your paper and even a free range chicken for your dinner. Visit the [very] local Public House and tiny cafe and have a gossip with the locals who will tell you what's on next in the village hall. Then, of course, you have all the surrounding villages and towns to try and visit, such as Cheddar with its' famous caves and gorge or Wells with its beautiful cathedral and architecture. Ride on the donkeys at Weston Super Mare or visit the cities of Bath and Bristol, both stuffed to the gunnels with history and sights. Best of all though, you will be staying in luxury in a place where small details have been thought about and chosen and displayed and placed especially for you to enjoy. We have been renting property now for over 10 years and this is our new 'baby', so hopefully now everything should be perfect for your stay at The Barton.

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