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Garden Apt @ Cider Barn , in sunny courtyard in pretty rural hamlet by footpat

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Barn in Runnington, Taunton, Somerset, England - Quiet, peaceful location in rural hamlet, by footpaths and walking distance of popular pub.

Runnington Cider Barn now offers Garden Apartment a one Bedroom Conversion in the West end of Barn. This apartment has the high ceilinged, airy feel of the Barn, with exposed elm beams, sunny aspect over the Courtyard garden and wonderful underfloor heating powered by our sustainable Mitsubishi air source heat pump. You enter through your own Arched French door into the Reception Room with clever, cute new kitchen. There is an inner hallway, - good for a dog bed! Double bedroom with linked Twin beds - 6' and ensuite shower room with large double shower cubicle. Suitable for elderly or partially disabled.

Property Manager
Louise Bancroft
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Some French
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 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 2010

Why Louise Bancroft chose Somerset

I bought this Cider Barn to convert it and live in it, as a home/business. I love the West Country, here we are between Exmoor, Quantocks and Blackdown Hills. It is quiet and peaceful with walks in all directions yet it is only 3 miles to M5.

What makes this barn unique

Walks from our doorstep along the River Tone and up to the local pub the Martlet in Langford Budville. Quiet, stillness in this pretty rural hamlet and Cider Barn's sunny, South West facing garden courtyard.

Guestbook comments from the manager

None so far, this is a new apartment converted in Cider Barn.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Wellington in West Country

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower room, with vanity mirror over basin. Large, double shower cubicle with big headed shower unit and diverter too. Guests love this shower!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Twin Bedroom, airy high ceilinged with linked beds Notes on bedrooms: Airy, high ceilinged Twin Bedroom with large, double ensuite shower room, with great large headed, shower with diverter. Beautiful 3' deep (thick walls here!) reclaimed elm window cill over looking Courtyard garden. Beds can be linked or separated.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This is a well-designed apartment in west wing of Cider Barn - all on one floor. One dog is welcome, (defleed and wormed please) as long as it does not sleep on beds or the sofa! Dogs who sleep in cages are very welcome! WALKS AROUND US AND ALONG RIVER TONE ARE WONDERFUL! Outside: Cider Barn has a South West facing courtyard garden, with a range of seating areas. You have a small lawned area outside your property, and there are other seats dotted around, and a discreet nook hidden by shrubs. Steamer chairs/lounger, table and chairs etc are provided. There is a barbeque too. Utility Room: You can use an outside washing machine if necessary. I have two here. I can dry it for you on my airer if you wish. I am green - ie no tumble dryer here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Normally changed once a week, you can request clean towels. Green and sustainable here, we try to minimise washing if possible. Other: Hallway with welllie boot space and coat hanging,drying. As Cider Barn has underfloor heating wet boots and damp dogs dry well!


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Nicely presented and well laid out property

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just right for our stay the kitchen in the cupboard was well equipped and easy to shut away when not in use giving the feeling of space. The owner was very friendly and available to help answer any questions. Great location and lovely countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent and very well appointed accommodation. tranqul and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2017
17 Mar 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
autumn 2017
24 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Email or phone me, Louise for bookings, and we can chat if you have a pet. I will ask for a deposit and charge a little extra for the pet.

Changeover Day: Varies!
Flexible! If you come during the week, you avoid all the weekend traffic.

Notes on prices:
Prices include all electricity, under floor heating and hot water.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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