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Enjoy a family gathering with DOG in Cider Barn, In Rural Hamlet, Surrounded By

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cider Barn, Runnington, Nr. Wellington, Somerset, England - Celebrate with a cosy stay In Dramatic Beamed Old Cider Barn, 3 Miles M5 But Surrounded By Farmland.

Retreat to this wonderful, beamed Somerset Cider Barn, in pretty, peaceful farming hamlet, yet only 3 miles M5 Junction 26. This dramatic, historic Barn has been newly converted, using modern technology yet retaining its character, creating a light and welcoming home with its amazing 7 king post roof structure exposed. Wonderful first floor, beamed, high ceiling reception room, 13 m approx, while the ground floor bedrooms open onto the South West facing courtyard. We are surrounded by footpaths, you can stroll to the River Tone below us, meander along the water meadows and trace the old Bridgewater to Tiverton canal route. You can sit and read on a bench in our field and gaze at the Blackdown Hills and the Quantocks, explore our pretty wood with its varying trees and blossoms, fruits and berries. We are ideally placed for a day on Exmoor, or the Brendon Hills, as well as the Blackdowns and Quantocks. You can walk to our local pub, 20 mins in Langford Budville for great food.

About the Owner

Louise Bancroft
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Some French
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

About Louise Bancroft

Louise spent two years converting this fascinating old Cider Barn. She has previously worked in property but has never taken on such a large but ultimately rewarding project. Was she mad, fool hardy or just brave? Louise loves the final finished beamed Cider Barn - her guests say it is peaceful, spiritual and they feel refreshed. Her children Will, James and Rose are all working elsewhere but they visit regularly, and love the walks and runs along the River Tone and the little spring flower clad lanes. Louise has worked abroad three times and travelled alot, but she is happy in this special corner of the West Country - accompanied by Sika her charming, black cocker. She will recommend and book local pubs for you.

Louise Bancroft purchased this barn in 2009

Why Louise Bancroft chose Somerset

Wonderful, uplifting, tall Cider Barn, in such a quiet, pretty location. Amazingly convenient, 1 mile lovely small town of Wellington, with all facilities, yet only 2.5 miles M5. I adore the walks along River Tone and footpaths in all directions, it is so peaceful and the River is tranquil and beautiful. We are surrounded by special wooded glades, undulating hills and at present spring flowers. I love it.

What makes this barn unique

So easy, I can walk into Wellington across the River and fields. I can walk to the local pub, it is quiet and tranquil but only 2.5 miles to M5. Nearby small, quaint town has a great Community run lido type swimming pool and cafe in Wiveliscombe - also with tennis club, kids play area, cricket pitch and good shops - all about 3 miles away. Wellington Sports Centre is 1.5 miles for indoor pool, gym, and more.

What a dramatic building the Cider Barn is - how often can you enjoy such a wonderful, beamed space with its open roof and 7 king posts on display.

My guests tell me they sleep like babies all night through, is not that wonderful? I want them to feel refreshed and chilled out - they say they are in Cider Barn.

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Location

From the Owner

Wonderful, uplifting, tall Cider Barn, in such a quiet, pretty location. Amazingly convenient, 1 mile lovely small town of Wellington, with all facilities, yet only 2.5 miles M5. I adore the walks along River Tone and footpaths in all directions, it is so peaceful and the River is tranquil and beautiful. We are surrounded by special wooded glades, undulating hills and at present spring flowers. I love it.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter or Bristol at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Martlet Inn at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Oake Manor, Hill Common. at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Taunton at 16 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Wellington at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Watchett, Blue Anchor, Exmouth at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

50 min drive over the beautiful Blackdown Hills to Jurassic Coast of Sidmouth, Lyme Regis, and Budleigh Salterton, the famous fossil beaches. Exmouth is sandy and about 35/40 minutes away. You can also visit the lovely waterfront town of Topsham and take a river boat or a bird cruise. Surfing beaches are up North across Exmoor - Putsborough, Saunton, Woolacombe 1.5 hours. Williton North near Quantocks is about 45 minutes or less.

Travel:

Exeter - 25 miles approx - 40 mins

Bristol - 55 miles approx - 60 mins

Car hire essential.

Distances:

1 mile to Wellington historic old market town, with Foxs Woollen Mill, a historic old building. Good local shops and fascinating walks around Basins and old waterways feeding Foxs Mill. Good variety of local shops, clothes, Coffee 1, Costa Coffee, gifts, delis, hardware, shoe repairs etc. You

Lovely old city of Exeter is 40 mins, 25 miles approx - spend an interesting day exploring the Cathedral and its surrounds. Excellent new town centre shopping area for strolling around and eating.

Further Details:

Wellington has local banks, post office, 3 supermarkets - Waitrose, Asda, and Coop. You can get all you need here - it is 25 mins walk, across the River Tone 1.5 mile. Wellington Sports Centre has a gym and large indoor pool. Cleve Hotel Spa in Wellington has an indoor pool, good gymnasium, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
spring
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 3 nights
From
£400
£1,250
 
 
summer
30 Jun 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 5 nights
From
£350
£1,500
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 4 nights
From
£400
£1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 3 nights
From
£350
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Book direct with owner - Louise Bancroft, deposit needed in advance, payment by internet banking, cheque or paypal. NB I do bed and breakfast in my home too, - you must ring me to make sure I have dates available. I will need a security deposit to be returned at the end of the stay.

Changeover Day:
Flexible

Notes on prices:
From £900.00 per week
£300ish per day with a minimum of 3 days.

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Facilities

From the Owner

So easy, I can walk into Wellington across the River and fields. I can walk to the local pub, it is quiet and tranquil but only 2.5 miles to M5. Nearby small, quaint town has a great Community run lido type swimming pool and cafe in Wiveliscombe - also with tennis club, kids play area, cricket pitch and good shops - all about 3 miles away. Wellington Sports Centre is 1.5 miles for indoor pool, gym, and more. What a dramatic building the Cider Barn is - how often can you enjoy such a wonderful, beamed space with its open roof and 7 king posts on display. My guests tell me they sleep like babies all night through, is not that wonderful? I want them to feel refreshed and chilled out - they say they are in Cider Barn.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This Cider Barn is light, airy, and solid with huge beams to the first and ground floors. There is a central stair well creating a dramatic rise up the staircase, with its striped carpet and fun 'trickle' lights, leading to the main living area. Sustainably heated using air source heat pump and efficient, lively flamed woodburner, which does need lighting each day in winter. Outside: We have a pretty, South West facing, sunny courtyard garden with tables and chairs. White iceberg roses flower across the front of the barn, flowering till December and any frosts. It is a quiet, peaceful spot in which to read a book or set out for a walk on one of the many footpaths.