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Rural Converted Barn, Sleeps 8 With Private Walled Gardens & Access To Fields

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Barn in Evercreech, Nr. Wells, Somerset, England - Close To Wells, Glastonbury Festival, Bruton, Frome, Bath, Cheddar, Sheep, Pig, Hens, Dexter cows

This brick built cattle barn was converted to a 4 bedroomed home in 2000 and has now been redecorated throughout and re-equipped to make a comfortable and very private holiday home sleeping eight people. Ideally the barn will suit a family or 3 couples looking for a rural base to relax or explore Somerset. Situated private grounds about a mile from Evercreech village, Westbrook Barn has private parking next to its fruit garden and a separate walled garden making it very safe for children. The Glastonbury Festival site is just 3 miles away, the Royal Bath and West Showground about 1 mile away, the internationally renowned Hauser and Wirth Gallery is in the Saxon town of Bruton 3 miles over the hills. Cheddar Gorge is 12 miles away, Bath and Bristol are both within an hours drive.

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About the Owner

Tony German
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Tony German

About Judith and Tony: we have lived at Old Westbrook Farm since 1989, working an hour away in Bristol and keeping a small flock of mostly rare breed sheep, a little herd of dexter cows, a few hens who walk all over the place and Kiri our new, young Gloucester Old Spot/Kune Kune pig, who in January 2017 had 13 piglets!

We try to make sure that our guests are very comfortable, have complete privacy but are welcome to to wander round the fields and the orchard

In 2011 we planted about 150 trees - mostly old varieties of apple. In 2013 we bought Westbrook Barns next door, which has a large 4 bedroomed brick barn.

Altogether the Farm and Barns have about 15 acres. Guests are welcome to walk around the fields. When we are on holiday with our children, we like somewhere very private. So the barns are completely private. Unless you like someone to show you around, you won't see us unless you walk through to the fields or need something.

Tony German purchased this barn in 1980

Why Tony German chose Mendip (Glastonbury)

We bought Old Westbrook Farm because Tony is from Somerset and we wanted to bring the children up in a rural area with space to keep some animals, but with easy access to Bath, Bristol, Wells - England's smallest city, Somerton the Ancient Capital of Wessex, Frome and nearby Longleat, Cheddar caves and Wookey Hole, the Mendip and Quantock Hills. As well as the hills and lovely towns, we have the beautiful Somerset levels, we are just 3 miles from the Glastonbury Festival, the same distance from the Hauser and Wirth Gallery and the At the Chapel restaurant in Bruton, a stones throw from the Royal Bath and West Showground, great country pubs including the Bell here in Evercreech and the Queen Victoria in Priddy, not far from Cheddar Gorge.

Westbrook Barn seems to be very popular as a place for family get togethers - often 3 generations using Somerset as a convenient, as well as beautiful place to meet. Some people are using the Westbrook barn for a friends reunion or getaway. And we are pleased to have had people from Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain and the USA staying here to explore the English countryside.

This year - 2016 - we are converting the old Stone Barn for holiday use. It will be ready in early 2017. The Stone Barn will again be completely private (its own parking and gardens. It will have 3 en suite bedrooms plus a very large central room which combines kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area with a woodburning stove.

What makes this barn unique

The property has its own private gardens with Barbecue and outside dining area. It is within small private grounds so very safe for children. Guests are welcome to walk around ten acres of fields to see the cows, sheep and pigs. A welcome pack of local produce is provided plus free logs for the open fire in the sitting room - and all the modern conveniences most people would expect including wifi.

Though we live next door you won't see us unless you need something - or you bump into us walking in the fields. In the house you'll find lots of suggestions of things to do in the county - galleries, pubs, theatre, walks, canal and rail trips, picturesque drives, cinemas, where to see wildlife and learn about local history. Our main aim is to ensure you have a comfortable, relaxing time in our favourite county. At present (August 2015) our oldest animal is Annie the Gloucester Old Spot pig, plus a couple of piglets. We have 4 Exmoor Horn sheep including one ram, 3 Hebridean ewes plus their 5 lambs and 3 Castlemilk Moorit ewes plus their 3 lambs. We have 10 hens and 9 Dexter cattle. At the moment there seems to be a deer in the orchard most times we go down there! Most days there are buzzards overhead. Some times in the year you can drive to the Somerset Levels (under 30 minutes drive) to see huge flocks of starlings roosting.

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Westbrook Barn, Somerset

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well equipped holiday home with high a standard of fittings and was very clean.

On arrival there was a nice 'welcome pack' including a bottle of wine. The owners are very friendly and provided eggs from the 'in house' chickens but they were never intrusive.

The 'L' shaped barn is beautifully laid out and has plenty of room, even for 8 persons.

Located in a quiet but interesting area and there is a really good pub, the Bell Inn, about a mile away in the village serving local bitters and cider and very good meals.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very Good

  • 4 of 5

A perfect property for a large party. Spacious, warm and attractive. We had an excellent time.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Good stay thank you

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our stay, very comfortable and warm.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Great¬

  • 5 of 5

Also down for a Wedding. Fantastic place with plenty of space for two teenagers to spread out. We were only here for a couple of days so we did not do any cooking, so I can recommend The Coffee Den which was a couple of minutes away and did great breakfasts.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our stay here. The photos make the barn look nice, but it isn't, it is stunning. The bedrooms and bathrooms are generous, the kitchen area fantastic (and really well equipped). Right down to a welcome basket and fresh eggs from their own chickens (which our toddler loved chasing after).

Simply 5*, and would happily return!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

lovely place to stay..amazing conversion..

  • 5 of 5

We found this little treasure by luck when coming down for a friend's wedding..The location was an ideal distance from the wedding (Upton Noble ) and local taxis served well for commutes..The property itself was amazing..lovely outdoor space for the kids to run about with swing ball,ping pong and badminton available..The barn, being located on a farm allowed access to the fields so we could visit the animals whenever we liked..There were calves and lambs at our time of visit which was amazing!!..The barn was well equipped throughout with a great kitchen and lovely lounge area, great dvd selection too..The bedrooms and bathrooms were more than adequate for the number of residents..can't wait to go back !!

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We bought Old Westbrook Farm because Tony is from Somerset and we wanted to bring the children up in a rural area with space to keep some animals, but with easy access to Bath, Bristol, Wells - England's smallest city, Somerton the Ancient Capital of Wessex, Frome and nearby Longleat, Cheddar caves and Wookey Hole, the Mendip and Quantock Hills. As well as the hills and lovely towns, we have the beautiful Somerset levels, we are just 3 miles from the Glastonbury Festival, the same distance from the Hauser and Wirth Gallery and the At the Chapel restaurant in Bruton, a stones throw from the Royal Bath and West Showground, great country pubs including the Bell here in Evercreech and the Queen Victoria in Priddy, not far from Cheddar Gorge. Westbrook Barn seems to be very popular as a place for family get togethers - often 3 generations using Somerset as a convenient, as well as beautiful place to meet. Some people are using the Westbrook barn for a friends reunion or getaway. And we are pleased to have had people from Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain and the USA staying here to explore the English countryside. This year - 2016 - we are converting the old Stone Barn for holiday use. It will be ready in early 2017. The Stone Barn will again be completely private (its own parking and gardens. It will have 3 en suite bedrooms plus a very large central room which combines kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area with a woodburning stove.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Mendip Golf Club at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Castle Cary (or Gillingham, Dorset) at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 and M5 at 20 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Two in Bruton at 3 Miles Car: recommended

Travel:

Nearest airport is Bristol. We can arrange taxis to London Heathrow or Bristol airport. Trains from Paddington stop at Castle Cary 3 miles away. Trains from Waterloo stop at Gillingham 11 miles away. The property is a mile from the village and a car is essential - though we can recommend an excellent local private hire firm if needed. There is a Coop, Bakery and Chemist in the village. The nearest supermarkets (Tesco and Aldi) are 3 miles away in Shepton Mallet. Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco are all in Wells, 7 miles drive away).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
18 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£550
 
 
Easter Special offer
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£550
 
 
Late spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£690
 
 
Summer half term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£925
for 7 nights
£925
 
 
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£825
 
 
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Late summer
10 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£690
 
 
Autumn 2017 half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Autumn 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£590
 
 
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
New Year 2017/2018
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us to discuss payment terms or any other issues - we will always try and be flexible and you can see more and book direct either by phone with us on 07876595507 or through www.westbrookbarns.com

Changeover Day:
We will always try to be flexible on changeover days if we can. Please contact us to discuss what you would like.

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Facilities

From the Owner

The property has its own private gardens with Barbecue and outside dining area. It is within small private grounds so very safe for children. Guests are welcome to walk around ten acres of fields to see the cows, sheep and pigs. A welcome pack of local produce is provided plus free logs for the open fire in the sitting room - and all the modern conveniences most people would expect including wifi. Though we live next door you won't see us unless you need something - or you bump into us walking in the fields. In the house you'll find lots of suggestions of things to do in the county - galleries, pubs, theatre, walks, canal and rail trips, picturesque drives, cinemas, where to see wildlife and learn about local history. Our main aim is to ensure you have a comfortable, relaxing time in our favourite county. At present (August 2015) our oldest animal is Annie the Gloucester Old Spot pig, plus a couple of piglets. We have 4 Exmoor Horn sheep including one ram, 3 Hebridean ewes plus their 5 lambs and 3 Castlemilk Moorit ewes plus their 3 lambs. We have 10 hens and 9 Dexter cattle. At the moment there seems to be a deer in the orchard most times we go down there! Most days there are buzzards overhead. Some times in the year you can drive to the Somerset Levels (under 30 minutes drive) to see huge flocks of starlings roosting.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, This is a large room with 2 basins.
  • Bedroom 1's ensuite has a shower, wc and twin washbasins; Bathroom 2 is next to bedroom 2 and has shower wc and washbasin. Bathroom 3 is shared by bedrooms 3 and 4 and has a bath, wc and washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, This bedroom has a large ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, This bedroom has an adjacent large shower room.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, This bedroom shares a bathroom with bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, This has a single bed plus mattress up steps on mezzanine
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 ensuite with king size bed and french doors to garden. Bedroom 2 next to bathroom 2 with king size bed and french doors to garden. Note that the doors to bedroom 2 and bathroom 2 are both off a corridor - so you can't go direct from the bedroon to the bathroom (it is not ensuite but bedroom 2 tends to have sole use of bathroom 2. Bedroom 3 has a king size bed and french doors to garden; Bedroom 4 has a single bed plus mezzanine sleeping platform. Bedroom 4 also has French doors to the garden. Teenagers seem to like the sleeping platform as it is up a ladder - but it is not suitable for younger children - parental supervision is required.

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Utility Room: Bosch Washing machine and condenser tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and good quality bedlinen are included and changed weekly. We can offer either hard or tempur mattresses. The property is cleaned weekly.

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