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Barn Conversion On The Edge Of Shapwick Nature Reserve, near Glastonbury



Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Barn in Shapwick, Nr. Glastonbury, Somerset, England - Peaceful Location With Views Across The Somerset Levels To Glastonbury Tor

Renovated barn conversion on the edge of Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall nature reserves on the Somerset Levels with views towards Glastonbury Tor. The warm and spacious property has two double bedrooms of which one has an additional double sofa bed if required. The bathroom has a walk in shower. The kitchen has a fridge, dishwasher, oven, induction hob, microwave and dining table and chairs. There is a washer drier available within the property and a freezer which is accessible in an out building. The lounge links directly from the kitchen/dining area with bi-fold doors on to the patio with outdoor table and chairs with a barbecue available during the summer months. The chandeliers add character to the Mezzanine landing with its glass balustrade.There is underfloor heating throughout the property which can be controlled via a thermostat in each individual room. Wooden floors upstairs add to the character as well as flagstones on the ground floor. Free WiFi available.

The area is ideal for bird watching with numerous observational hides close by and the famous starling mumurmations during the winter months. There are numerous country walks in the surrounding area and National cycle network routes from the property. Within a 10 minute drive are the local towns of Street and Glastonbury, within this locality is Clarks Outlet Village, Strode Theatre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and Millfield school. Glastonbury Tor, The Challice Well,Glastonbury Abbey, The Rural Life Museum, The city of Wells with its magnificent cathedral and the unique moated Bishops Palace are certainly worth a visit. Wedmore, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole are also a short drive. Longleat,Stonehenge,Bath , Bristol, Exeter and the coast will also provide excellent day trips as well as Porlock, Dunster castle and Minhead with perhaps a trip on the East Somerset steam.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We have owned the property for 21 years with the intention of always converting the adjoining barn but the time has not been right until 2014.

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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


One word..Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Before I talk about the property I would like to say a word about our hosts Andrew and Helen. You could not ask for nicer more accommodating hosts. When we had a problem (not with the property) Andrew went the extra mile to help us out, for which we are so grateful. There are two words I can describe Andrew and Helen, and those words are genuine and friendly.

The property was top rate, I don't believe it could have been any cleaner and was equipped to a very high standard. The beds are comfortable, and the fact you can control your own heating via the control panels in each room is a real bonus. The property is ideally located for the local area, we visited Wookey Hole, Glastonbury several times!!! and Weston Super Mare. We cannot recommend this barn highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accomodation in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Andrew and Helen’s barn conversion in Shapwick. We were greeted by Andrew upon our arrival who took the time to show us around the barn and answer any questions we had. The barn was clean, well maintained, and equipped to a high standard with a stylish décor throughout. The beds in the barn where very comfortable and we appreciated Andrew and Helen accommodating our request for a sofa bed.

The barn is ideally located to explore many attractions. We had great days out at Cheddar, Wookey Hole, Wells, Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and fossil hunting at Kilve beach.

We would highly recommend the barn and will definitely stay again when holidaying in the area in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxury in a secluded spot

  • 5 of 5

Barn conversion was first rate. The welcome from owners was very warming.

Amenities: Kitchen - very modern and useable

Bedroom 1 - with stunning views across the fields and very comfortable bed.

Bedroom 2 - with roof windows.

Bathroom - with wet room was fantastic.

Gardens are beautiful

Fantastic stay with wonderful surrounding areas.

Note - There is no local shop or pub.

Would highly recommend this barn, and we would gladly stay again one day.

Sandra and Del (Croydon)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow what a beautiful holidayhome!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of our holiday in Somerset in this beautiful barn conversion. It is spacious, light and we absolutely loved the interior. From the beautiful well-equiped kitchen to the modern bathroom, everything is decorated to a high standard. The property was very clean and well-maintained. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The secluded garden is private, quiet and sunny. When you visit the area you should visit Wells, Bath, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury. We had a wonderful week and when we visit the area again, we will definitely be staying here!

Marian and Bettina

the Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a variety of self catering accommodation over the years and this was one of the better ones. The Barn is interestingly laid out and nicely decorated and furnished. It was well situated for birdwatching for my husband and Street Shopping Village for me, plus a variety of other places to visit. Whilst the weather was not wonderful during our stay, it was a pleasure to return back to such pleasant accommodation each day. Thank you Andrew, Helen and Charlie for making out stay such an enjoyable one.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The barn was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed exploring the area and the views from the property were lovely.

It was close enough to some really good tourist spots but really felt away from it all.Very peaceful and relaxing.

We really couldn't fault the property at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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From the Owner

We have recently converted a barn adjoining our family home. We have taken great pride in completing a tasteful, relaxing holiday home that we hope you will enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol airport at 21 Miles Nearest Train : Bridgwater at 9 Miles Nearest Motorway : Puriton at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Burnham beach at 15 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cycling - there is a national cycling route outside the property.

Walking - Shapwick Heath and the Somerset wetlands.

Bird watching - starling murmurations between November and March.

Glastonbury Tor - Cheddar caves and Wookey Hole

Avon ski center

Carp fishing ponds within 5 minutes drive


Burnham-on-sea - 20 minutes drive.

Weston-Super-Mare - 40 minutes drive.

Weymouth and Lyme Regis approx 1.15 hours drive.

Greenbank open air swimming pool - 10 mins.


Bristol Airport - 45 minutes

Weymouth port - 1.15 hours

Car essential if not a cyclist

Infrequent bus service


Shapwick Heath Reserve 10 mins walk

By car: Street and Glastonbury 15 minutes, Pilton 30 minutes, Cheddar Gorge 30 minutes, Wells 20 minutes

Taunton 30 minutes

Weston-Super-Mare 40 minutes

Bath and Bristol 1 hour

London 2.5 hours by coach

Further Details:

1.5 miles to local pub.

Nisa and Londis local stores within 2 miles.

Supermarkets, banks and pharmacy are in Street (10 minutes drive).

Cycling cafes, tea rooms and restaurants can be recommended.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
11 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
50% deposit on booking, the remainder to be paid one week before arrival.
Please contact us for short break pricing.

Changeover Day:
Minimum of 4 nights.
Departure by 11 am please.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us with regards to dates that do not fit in with these guidelines as we may be able to help with your requests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

It is in an ideal location for walking, cycling, bird watching, starling murmurations and exploring local towns with the coast within 30 mins drive.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One good size bathroom with walk in shower, WC and Basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : double bed. Floor to ceiling glass for views across the Somerset Levels. Under floor heating. Bedroom 2: Double Bed. Built in Wardrobe. Under floor heating. If an extra person wishes to stay, a sofa bed is available.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: During the winter months one small complimentary basket of wood will be provided. Additional wood may be purchased by arrangement. Outside: Patio area with small garden. Patio furniture supplied for summer months. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. No cleaning or replacement linen during the rental period. Other: Under stairs cupboard for suitcases, shoes and coats. Ironing board and iron.

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