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Rural Retreat - Gold Award, 4 Star Barn in a Beautiful Garden - 5 miles to Wells



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Cottage in Binegar, Nr. Wells, Somerset, England - Peaceful Rural Location near Wells and Bath In The Mendip Hills

The Beanacre Barn offers Gold Award winning, 4 Star (English Tourist Board), self-catering holiday accommodation. Set in the beautiful Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in Somerset, England, the Beanacre Barn is an exceptionally spacious, open beamed barn which has been imaginatively converted and beautifully furnished by the present owners. Designed for 2 persons, with the added flexibility of the quality sofa-bed for your short stay visitors, the Barn combines modern facilities and great comfort with a traditional style in a peaceful setting. Equipment and furnishings are of the best quality. The Barn has full central heating and free internet access is available.

# # Please note: As well as Weeks we offer WEEKEND (3 nights) and MID-WEEK (4 nights) Breaks, however due to the limitations of this Owners Direct website we are unable to show the prices for these breaks here. Please contact us directly or see our own website (www.beanacrebarn.co.uk) for best rates and full details. # #

The Barn's walled cottage-style garden, which is for your exclusive use, is a particularly outstanding feature, providing a secluded and peaceful place in which to relax. There is ample car parking space directly outside the Barn.

The Barn is located on the edge of the village of Binegar on top of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles north of the remarkable cathedral city of Wells. Historic Bath and Bristol are both only 13 miles away and there is a wealth of places of interest to visit nearby. Places such as mystical Glastonbury Tor and its ancient Abbey amid the Somerset Levels and the towering Cheddar Gorge with its caves. There are many stunning National Trust properties all within 30-40 minutes drive.

We are unable to accommodate children under 12 years old.

We do not accept pets.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The Beanacre Barn is owned, managed and maintained by Susan and Tony Griffin. Having designed and worked on the conversion of the Barn from the beginning we are most concerned to create the holiday environment we would wish to enjoy ourselves and to ensure that your stay meets (even exceeds!) your expectations.

As you will see from our own website, www.beanacrebarn.co.uk, we are very keen gardeners. We hope that the results of our efforts in the garden will add an extra element to make your stay in the Beanacre Barn an even more relaxing and fulfilling experience.

Please visit our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you wish.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest comments and testimonials are available on our website.

"Our first impression was 'wow', our second impression was 'wow'! Fantastic accommodation, extremely well appointed, very clean and the best we've had. Thank you for the welcome and the 'cuppa'.

L & K, Bedford - May 2014

"The barn is by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in! Beautiful gardens and very friendly helpful owners!"

J & M, Essex

"Been in England many times but this is the most beautiful place we've ever been"

R & C, Sydney Australia - August 2013

"Really excellent cottage, the best equipped & furnished we have stayed in here in UK. Thanks!"

M & S, Leiden, Netherlands - June 2013

"Lovely peaceful setting; barn, really cosy. It would have been relaxing if there wasn't so much to do in this lovely part of the world!"

D & H, Hassocks West Sussex
Apr 2014
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Superb accommodation and delightful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday began with the delightful Susan and Tony greeting us warmly, leading us into their beautiful garden and plying us with tea, biscuits and advice about places to visit.

When we dragged ourselves away to unload the car we found that the barn has been converted into a beautiful, cosy holiday home, equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly clean. It has its own well-maintained garden and a patio with outdoor furniture (which unfortunately we hardly used because the weather was unseasonably cool).

We found a wide variety of things to do in the area: we toured National Trust properties; we explored Wells and its cathedral; we bought bargains at Cheddar’s massive Sunday car boot and market (BS27 3RP); we lunched in lovely old country inns; we spent a day in Bristol (via Brislington Park & Ride, BS4 5LR); we visited pretty local villages such as Mells (with its historic church) and Nunney (with its moated castle ruin); we discovered the nearby Bookbarn (at Hallatrow, BS39 6EX), with thousands of used books all at £1; and on one day my wife relaxed painting in the garden while I went birding on the Somerset Levels.

We are already making plans to return next year — probably for two weeks rather than one.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to provide such a comprehensive review of your stay in the Beanacre Barn. We are delighted you so enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back next year to explore more of this 'Jewel of the South-West'!
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A very comfortable cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

Susan and Tony were very welcoming, the cottage was clean throughout and equipped to a high standard. It is set in attractive garden surroundings and a peaceful location. For us it was ideally positioned for visiting places we were interested in like Bath and Wells as well as attractive country walks nearby (e.g. at Nunney). We are very likely to return at some point and would certainly recommend staying there to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beanacre Barn

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay at Beanacre Barn in the Somerset countryside. Beautiful barn, cosy, fully equiped and very clean.

The garden, wildife and birdsong is sublime, ventured to the local pub and as it was Easter they had a free bbq, very friendly local people.

We look forward to returning in the future

Thank you Susan and Tony

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Somerset, as the local tourist board declares, is the "Jewel of the South-West". From the towering Cheddar Gorge, the ancient pathways of the Quantock and Mendip Hills, The Georgian city of Bath with its Roman Baths, to mystical Glastonbury Tor and it's Abbey amid the wildlife haven of the Somerset Levels, numerous National Trust properties, and the fine cathedral city of Wells (our local town), Somerset offers a wealth of spectacular natural, archeological, cultural and historical attractions for all tastes and ages. Can you wonder that we encourage you to take a break in the Beanacre Barn and to explore this "Jewel of the South-West".

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bath at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village Pub at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Poole at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Mendip G C at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Castle Cary / Bristol / Bath at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M4 at 55 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mendip Inn at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Weston super Mare at 50 Kilometres


Nearest beach at Weston-super-Mare is 25 miles

Lyme Regis on the south Dorset coast is approx 40 miles


Bristol Airport is approx 18 miles, 35 mins by car

Channel Ports: Dover 190 miles, 3.5 hours by car

Portsmouth 80 miles, 1.75 hours by car

Guests are strongly recommended to have the use of a car throughout their stay.


Binegar village centre (pub) 400 metres

Wells 5 miles

Bath 13 miles

Bristol 13 miles

Glastonbury 12 miles

Royal Bath and West Showground – 6 miles

Clarks Village Outlet Shopping – 15 miles

Longleat Safari Park – 19 miles

Stourhead, National Trust - 20 miles

Montacute House, National Trust - 20 miles

Tyntesfield, National Trust - 35 miles

Barrington Court, National Trust - 20 miles

Further Details:

The village has a good small general store / post office.

The village pub is 400 yards by footpath, half a mile by road!

Wells has an excellent range of banks, supermarkets and shops, many of which are independent. There is a Farmers' Market in the market square on Wednesdays.

There are numerous excellent restaurants and pubs within 15-20 minutes drive.

There is a national award winning farm shop in Farrington Gurney, 5 miles.

The Barn is very well located for parents visiting 'boarders' at the following schools: Millfield Prep (30 mins), Millfield (35 mins), Downside School (15 mins), Wells Cathedral School (15 mins), All Hallows Prep (25 mins).


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 9/16
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10/16
28 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11/16
18 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SHORT BREAKS - Weekend (3 nights) and Mid-Week (4 nights) Short Breaks available.

Booking Notes:
Up-to-Date Availability is shown here and on our website (www.beanacrebarn.co.uk) which provides extensive details.
A deposit of £100 secures your booking when availability is confirmed.
We regret we cannot accommodate children under 12.
Please note we cannot accept pets.
Please see our Terms and Conditions, available on our website, for full details.

Changeover Day:
Weeks are from Friday to Friday (7 nights)
Weekend Breaks are from Friday to Monday (3 nights)
Mid-week Breaks are from Monday to Friday (4 nights)

See www.beanacrebarn.co.uk for details of availability and all prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower Room with power shower in a spacious shower enclosure. Washbasin, Bidet and Toilet. Heated towel-rail. Quality bath and hand towels are provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has comfortable twin beds with feather/down duvets & pillows, fine Egyptian cotton bed linen and bedspreads. There is ample storage and hanging space. A freeview television and radio are provided and the room has adjustable lighting.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The conversion of the Barn has incorporated many traditional design features such as the stable-door, exposed beams, oak framed wall, local craftsman-made doors & latches and the flagstones and old pine wood floors. The decor features original local artefacts, craft items and artwork The Barn is bright and particularly spacious, centrally heated throughout and is fitted with modern double glazing. It has easy walking access. In the Beanacre Barn we have created the holiday accommodation environment we would wish to enjoy ourselves. We have based the design on a high standard of equipment, top quality furnishings and attractive, comfortable surroundings inside and out. Outside: The garden of the Beanacre Barn is a particularly outstanding feature. We are keen gardeners and have developed it in a contemporary cottage garden style. There are climbing roses on the high walls and the planting in the wide borders includes a range of perennials designed to provide interest and colour through the spring, summer and autumn seasons. The garden is exclusively for your enjoyment during your stay in the Beanacre Barn and is a beautiful and peaceful place in which to unwind. We provide garden furniture on the sheltered patio for al fresco eating and relaxing. With grass meadows on all sides the garden is rich in wildlife. The resident pair of pheasants visit regularly and a wide selection of birds, ranging from goldfinches to buzzards, are to be seen in garden and the surrounding area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality cotton bed linen and towels are provided on a weekly basis. The Barn is thoroughly cleaned by the owners themselves prior to your arrival and on a weekly basis in the case of stays of more than 7 days. Other: The spacious dining area has a large pine table with seating for four. An extensive set of quality crockery, cutlery and glassware is provided.

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