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Light & airy barn for 5. Big views, rural walks, sun terrace, dogs welcome.



Updated: 09-Jun-2016
Contemporary barn in rural Somerset nr Taunton - Peaceful location and very private, nr lots of facilities

Grace Barn is a newly rebuilt Victorian barn, set in an elevated and tranquil position on the edge of the Quantock Hills and surrounded by open farmland. Its large south and west-facing windows capture warmth and light all year round, and provide stunning views of Taunton Vale, the Blackdown Hills and the glorious sunsets. It is accessed over a stony farm track and is a long way from any busy roads - so you can enjoy a holiday free from traffic noise and breathe the clear Somerset air.

Patio doors open from both the living room and main bedroom onto a private terrace and veranda with sun loungers, a hanging 'dream chair', and an outdoor eating/barbecue area. Although the barn is annexed to the main house there is no interaction between the two, so you can come and go in private.

A couple of steps lead down to a small enclosed lawn and a track leading to the smallholding, orchard and meadows. This can also be reached without the use of the steps via a stony farm track. There is a small stream and wildlife pond (unfenced) which are frequented by our geese and wild ducks - water voles, newts and pole cats (!) have been spotted here as well as tawny owls, buzzards, dragonflies and numerous other species. We do everything we can to create a habitat for wildlife. *Young children would need to be supervised due to the presence of unfenced water and animals*

Our own chickens and bantams range freely around the smallholding and we sometimes have 'collective' pigs in the summer for fresh pork, and a tasty veg patch. Grace Barn has its very own little herb garden for the sole use of guests.

Grace Barn is situated in the tiny hamlet of Gotton just 1.5miles from the nearest food shop, and 3 miles from the County Town of Taunton, where there is an excellent shopping centre, cinema, bowling alley, swimming pool and plenty of really good restaurants and cafes.

The lovely Hestercombe Gardens and House are just a mile away by road, or enjoy the walk there on foot through fragrant bluebell woods, with the reward of good coffee or lunch when you get there.

Other nearby attractions include the West Somerset Steam Railway (20mins), Exmoor (1hr), Dunster and Minehead (1hr), Glastonbury, Wells and Clarkes Village retail outlet at Street (40mins), among others. South coast towns such as Lyme Regis and Sidmouth are less than an hour away, both of which are great for beaches, holiday shopping and eating, and the surfing beaches of North Devon 1.5 hours by car (Woolacombe, Croyde etc).

Grace Barn is well placed for access by rail or road, 10 minutes by taxi from Taunton’s mainline rail station (London Paddington 2 hours), and major road links (3 miles from the M5). Regional airports at Bristol and Exeter are within 1 hour and offer links to main airports across the UK and Europe. English Channel ferry ports are within easy reach.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Rosie Tremain's family have spent the last five years renovating their Victorian stone barn and creating a smallholding. We love creating our own food (veg patch, orchard, pigs, chickens...) and our own energy (solar and wood). We adore our big trees, our animals and our view, and love to share them with others. Informal hospitality is our thing - but we also give people the absolute privacy they need on holiday.

We both work at our own small businesses - at home Rosie upcycles and creates under the banner of Vintage Grace Home.

Speaks English

6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing cottage in a wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely,comfortable cottage situated perfectly down a tiny country lane,with amazing views from the living area and main bedroom. Nearby there is everything you may need from a town and the M5 leads you to so many varieties of days out. Rosie and Ian have supplied such a perfect cottage in a perfect setting,with everything you need for a day to day holiday home. Our children adored being there as did we. And cake on arrival is always a winner 🍰😀

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you :)
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  • 5 of 5

This was one of the loveliest place I have ever had the pleasure to stay... I have a child with autism and he LOVED it here.. When we arrived we were welcome with a very tasty homemade raspberry cake made by Rosie! The apartment was simply stunning!!! And so was the view!. When we were there it rained 5 and a half days out of the 7 days.. But we still managed to get out and about to enjoy ourselves. Rosie felt so sorry for me she brought me a pair of wellies! Lol lol... We were only there for one night and booked for next year!! My children loved juicy and Lucy the geese wandering around the garden.. They also did an arts and craft class with Rosie with they throughly enjoyed!! My partner came and joined us half way through the week.. And even he was blown away! We managed to get away to the beach (which was about 50 mins away) and we had a lovely time there too.. Also I forgot to say Asda, Morrisons, lidl are not too far away... The city centre isnt far either. The Perfect location! We can't wait to come back next year!!! One the of best family holidays we have had to date.

Also my organisation has awarded Grace Barn an 'Autism Friendly Award' for outstanding service provided for autistic children and their families! Rosie was truly amazing with my son and my son felt so at home! it was just the perfect place! A little piece of paradise!!! Thank you so much Rosie!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Simply stunning!

Grace Barn is just beautiful, very tastefully decorated and full of character and charm.

Tucked away from the busy town with beautiful scenes and plenty to see and do.

The barn is equipped with everything you could possibly need to take a family away from home, from hair dryers to toddler cutlery, washing line and pegs to board games and garden toys, we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay for a week!

Plenty of maps and visitor leaflets in the cottage to plan day trips out and supermarkets nearby to stock up for picnics, barbecues etc.

We can't find one negative thing to say about our stay at Grace Barn, you won't be disappointed!

Many thanks Rosie and Ian.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for such a wonderful review! I'm glad it worked well for your family and you would be welcome back any time x
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We loved it !!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Grace Barn for 2 weeks from 6th June 2015 - we loved every minute of it & would recommend it to anybody....we normally choose to stay away from the owners (not because we are party animals but because we like our privacy)...although Ian & Rosie were right next door they could of been miles away,such is the set up...the outside area is great to relax in with a drink or 2 and as we had our dog with us it was really practical too...the location for travelling to visit places is wonderful...we were out & about most days.

The property itself has everything you could want or need & was spotlessly clean on our arrival.

Dave & Andy,Leicestershire

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning barn and beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We chose Grace barn for our family holiday (2 adults and 2 children) in May 2015. The barn was very easy to find within good reach of the motorway.

We were warmly welcome by Rosie and Ian and shown around the barn and were blown away with the standard of the barn and it's presentation. The barn also has all the facilities you would need during your stay (dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, freezer, wifi, etc).

The outdoor area is also to a high standard. Lovely patio area with loungers, outdoor table and chairs (which we made use of most evenings) and a nicely maintained garden. There is also access to separate play area which our 2 boys loved.

The barn is ideally located for a quiet sit on the balcony with a book or a glass of wine, the only noises you can hear are the birds in the trees. Taunton is just a few short miles away for any shopping needs and in around an hour there are lots of places to visit (Monkey World, Poole, Exmoor, Royal Navy Air Arm Museum, Bath & West Show to name just a few). Or if you prefer to stay closer to the barn Rosie holds craft classes which my partner loved.

We loved our stay at Grace Barn and couldn't recommend it highly enough. We will certainly be looking to book with Rosie and Ian again in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family :) We look forward to your next visit!
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Superb! Wonderful property and location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Grace Barn for a week over Easter and couldn't have asked for more! We loved the property from the moment we arrived: a beautifully converted little barn with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside from the open-plan living area and the main bedroom. There has been lots of glass used in the design which floods the property with light; we were lucky enough to have great weather which meant we could open out the bi-fold doors onto the patio area.

Although the property is an annex to the main barn, approached by a shared courtyard, it has been cleverly converted to offer complete privacy. The patio area is not overlooked at all by the main house and there is also a small garden. Rosie and Ian were excellent hosts - there if we needed them but not at all intrusive.

Grace Barn is only a few miles from Taunton which means that, if you were only staying a weekend, you could come by train and get a taxi from the station. The wood burning stove is a great addition; if the weather had been bad we would have quite happily holed up for the day with a fire and a pile of books! There are also pleasant walks from the property itself, and a pub nearby, so more than enough to do locally on a short break.

With a week's stay, and a car, we were able to get out and about and explore the surrounding area which is beautiful. The North Somerset coast is less than an hour's drive away, as are Exmoor, to the west, and Glastonbury, to the east. We know the Dorset coast quite well so did not drive down there but, again, you could easily do so.

We can definitely recommend Grace Barn to others and hope to be back ourselves one day!

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

We fell in love with its location, the land, the trees, birds, wildlife and the view!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol Airport at 36 Miles Nearest Train : Taunton Railway Station at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Monkton Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Lyme Regis at 30 Miles Car: recommended


Lyme Regis is the most popular beach destination from Grace Barn - lovely sandy beach and shallow safe bay. It also has the famous 'cobb' sea wall and a good selection of quirky shops and cafes. 50mins - 1hr away by car. Sidmouth is also about an hour away by car, with swimming from Jacobs Ladder beach. Exmouth (1hr) is a large family-friendly popular sandy beach.

The north coast (40mins) offers good walking and fossil hunting at Kilve and Brean. Surfing at Woolacombe & Croyde (1.5hrs).


Bristol and Exeter Airports are both exactly 35 miles from Grace Barn. It takes about 40mins to drive from the airports and use of a car is essential.


West Monkton - 1mile

Taunton - 3miles

Hestercombe House & Gardens - 0.5mile

Fyne Court NT - 4miles

Cothay Manor & Gardens - 18miles

Barrington Court & Gardens NT - 15miles

Knightshayes Gardens NT - 27miles

Montacute House NT - 23miles

Clarkes Village, Street - 18miles

Glastonbury Tor - 21miles

W Somerset Railway - 7miles

Exeter - 36miles

Bristol city - 46miles

Bath city - 45 miles

Lyme Regis - 30miles

Kilve - 13miles

Woolacombe - 67miles

Further Details:

You can walk across fields and footpaths to the award winning Monkton Inn, 1mile away. Or select from a huge range of pubs, Italian, Thai, Indian, Chinese, French and many other restaurants within a 3 mile drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
9 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/NYear 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner direct for a booking form and any payment information.

Changeover Day:
Guests should plan to arrive after 4pm on the day of arrival, and check out by 10.30am on the day of departure. A late checkout MAY be possible by prior agreement. Please contact the owner to discuss your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Jun-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, wc, and wetroom shower. It has two doors - 'Jack & Jill' - acting as an ensuite to Bed 1 as well as the main bathroom to the Barn entered via the hall. Tiled throughout and with electric roof window.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (in 2 Bedrooms plus comfy sofa bed in living room) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize craftsman-made bed and ensuite bathroom, patio doors and south-facing views. Bedroom 2 with robust bunk beds. Sofa bed for 1 in the lounge. (it is a small double best for one person) An additional mattress on the floor can be made up in bedroom 2 on request, and a travel cot is also available. A further kingsize en-suite bedroom with kitchenette is available in the main house, across the courtyard. Although it is part of the main house it has its own door so can be accessed without passing through the owners living areas. Please enquire about price if you wish to book this room.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Tea and home baked cake is provided in the cottage for your arrival. Outside: You will enjoy lounging and eating outside on the private terrace which is straight off the living room through sliding doors. The fabulous swinging 'dream' chair is irresistible! A barbecue is provided for your use. Steps lead down to a small enclosed lawn and more steps lead back out to the parking area. A gate secures the top of the steps to prevent small children falling. For wheelchair users there is no need to use the steps as level routes are available throughout the house and around the outside to the garden. You are welcome to explore our small-holding and use our swings and slide, however children would need to be accompanied at all times due to the presence of unfenced ponds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : All bedding and towels are provided.

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