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Converted Detached Cow Barn in the heart of the peaceful Somerset countryside.

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Brook House Barn, Chapel Allerton, Nr Axbridge/Cheddar - Peaceful Location With Uninterrupted Views Of The Somerset Levels

Converted a few years, Brook House Barn provides modern luxury accommodation in the pretty village of Chapel Allerton. The barn is set in its own grounds within our small working farm and offers a great base for walking, cycling, bird watching or touring the somerset levels, mendip hills or beaches of the North Somerset coast. The Barn is very peaceful with wide ranging views of the countryside.

Property Manager
Sarah Mathews
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

About Sarah Mathews

My husband, Clive and I, have lived in the Allertons for nearly 25 years and moved to Brook House Farm 15 years ago. We enjoy living in this beautiful part of the country very much and have kept a smallholding here farming a number of very friendly sheep as well as looking after our old horse. It was our ambition to start a small holiday business and we converted our old cow barn to a holiday cottage. Our aim was to produce a home from home for our guests which we would feel comfortable in ourselves. We both enjoy cycling and playing golf. Clive flys his small aircraft from Bristol Airport and I enjoy riding my horse, looking after the sheep and gardening.

Sarah Mathews purchased this barn in 2002

Why Sarah Mathews chose Axbridge

We have always enjoyed the tranquility of the Somerset Levels and the beautiful lightness and sunsets you find here. The village is a very friendly place and the old traditions of good neighbourliness and friendship are abundant here.

What makes this barn unique

The property is properly detached and is surrounded by our own fields. We are situated in the main farmhouse and thus will be on hand should you need us. The local pub which serves great food is just under a mile/10 minute walk away from the Barn.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Axbridge in Chapel Allerton

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , There is a basin and mirror with overhead light.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There is a basin with mirror and overhead light
  • En-suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with shower, toilet, washbasin with shaver point and heated towel rail. Main bathroom has toilet, washbasin and bath with overhead shower, shaver point and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , These single beds zip together to form a Super Kingsize Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower/toilet and basin with mirror and light. There are floor to ceiling cupboards and a dresser with mirror above. There is also a hairdryer in this Bedroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds which can be zipped together to make a large king size bed. There are floor to ceiling cupboards and a dresser with mirror above.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: Pets are not allowed and there is no smoking permitted. The property is centrally heated and all fuel/electricity is included. Outside: There is a private decking area which can be accessed from the patio doors from the lounge and from outside. There is also a paved patio/dining area with table and 4 chairs. There is a bicycle/boot storage area and ample parking alongside of the barn. Guests have their own access to the property and are encouraged to use the farmland for their own enjoyment. (Guests will enjoy contact with our friendly sheep, horses and Neville the cat!) Towels / Linen Towels and linen are included and are changed on a weekly basis.


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Converted Detached Cow Barn in the heart of the peaceful Somerset countryside.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

It was a real pleasure to stay at Brook House Barn. The accommodation was clean, spacious and comfortable, and the owners very helpful, without being intrusive. It is set in beautiful peaceful countryside, with sheep and a horse as the nearest neighbours, and within close reach of both the Somerset Levels and the Mendips. It easily surpassed our expectations in every way.


  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Heather. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us here in Somerset. It would be lovely to see you again. Sarah
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Stunning property, peace & quiet with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

The property was finished to a very high standard, the rooms were large and airy and it felt like a home rather than a holiday cottage. It was very well equipped and we were really impressed. We have been to several properties throughout the UK and this was the best we have stayed in, by far. The views and countryside surrounding the property were stunning, it was lovely and peaceful and a perfect place to relax. The beautiful weather helped as well of course! We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you come and stay with us. We hope to see you again. Sarah
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Total tranquility!

  • 5 of 5

Converted to a high specification and scrupulously clean and well equipped, this is undoubtedly the best holiday accommodation I have ever stayed in. All on one level, it is brilliant for families or in fact anyone with limited mobility. For me the utter peace and tranquility of the rural location and the outlook across the Somerset levels towards Brent Knoll sold it. I spent many a dawn watching the Autumn mist rise across the fields and the neighbouring sheep slowly coming into focus - bliss. Thoughtful and attentive owners provided a warm welcome and ensured that everything needed was in place. When I next need a week to relax and wind down I will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to come and visit us. We really hope to see you again in the future. Sarah
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Holiday June 2015

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing week at this barn, the accommodation was well furnished, comfortable and in a quiet location. With the added bonus of sheep and a horse to keep us company.

We were welcomed by the owners who were very friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review - we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Top Barn!

  • 5 of 5

We simply loved the Barn with it's hgh-end furnishings and everything we needed for our stay. The bed is especially comfy. The view from the deck is great and sitting with a glass of wine in the evening was a real pleasure. The Barn was very clean and Sarah and Clive are friendly and accommodating. Have already recommended to several people and we hope to visit again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Brook House Barn.
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Bristol International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wedmore Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Weston-super-Mare Main Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Churchill Dry Ski Centre
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary


The beaches of Weston-super-Mare, with its newly built pier, and Burnham-on-Sea are approximately 20 minutes drive away.


Bristol International Airport is approximately 19 miles away.


The City of Wells is approximately 15 miles away with Glastonbury being slightly closer. Cheddar, with its famous gorge, is ten minutes drive away. The medieval village of Axbridge, which hosts a local farmers' market once a month, is 4 miles away.

Further Details:

Within a 3 mile radius there are a number of wonderful restaurants, pubs and cider houses, where you can treat yourself. Our local pub, which is currently being refurbished, is due to open soon and will offer a large selection of its home cured meats and fish as well as great ales, food and wine. This is within a walking mile of the Barn.

March/April is an exciting time to visit Brook House Barn as our sheep are normally lambing at this time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Axbridge, Somerset

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
We require a £50 non refundable deposit upon booking and a £50 cheque to cover damages (see our terms and conditions on our website www.brookhousebarn.com) The balance of the holiday cost is to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. Payment can be made by Cheque or BACS (details to be provided upon request).

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Saturday. Guests are asked to arrive after 3pm and to vacate the property by 10am on day of departure - this gives us time to thoroughly clean the property for our guests. Earlier arrival will be allowed if property available - please just ask.

Notes on prices:
Please note that we will also consider shorter breaks if availability allows.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.