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OFFER Last spaces in 2017 on SPECIAL OFFER!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,766 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Rural and relaxed with stunning views. Excellent value

Tucked away behind beautiful stone walls in the heart of the magical Somerset countryside, Mowbarton Barn is a perfectly peaceful spot for getting away from it all. Surrounded by fields, and overlooking a vast stretch of the magnificent Somerset Levels, it’s also surprisingly easy to get to.

Mowbarton Barn makes a brilliant venue for significant birthday celebrations and family get-togethers because despite the tranquillity, it’s handy for the M4/M5 and even Bristol airport. Not for nothing was Somerset once known as the heart of England...

We’re proud that so many of our guests return, often more than once a year. But it’s not surprising: there is so much to see and do in the area, and always some new delight to discover. Others prefer to stay in the spacious comfort of 'home’: Mowbarton is a charming stone-built former barn with a lovely sheltered walled garden that is completely private and secluded - a sun trap that also offers cool shade in the green, vine-covered corners.

Staying in or going out, this spacious 4-bedroomed house makes a wonderful home from home. It sleeps eight, even nine, in comfort and has a large farmhouse kitchen with a big table for convivial dining, two separate, oak-beamed sitting rooms, one with log-burning stove, a study (with single sofa bed) and a magnificent sun room which many guests also use for dining.

The Barn is two miles from the gorgeous village of Wedmore (pubs, restaurants, butcher/farm shop, deli, fishmonger, chemist, gift shops, boutiques, hairdressers, beauticians, golf course...) and a short drive from Wells with its beautiful Cathedral and Bishop's Palace, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Wookey and a number of nature reserves. The coast is just ten miles away; you can see it on a clear day. … In fact – all you could want is practically on your doorstep!

Somerset of course is famed for its festivals – not just Glastonbury! We have Wedmore Arts Festival, the Real Ale Festival, Wells Comedy Festival, Yeovilton Air Day, Wells Literary Festival. And Carnival fortnight in November, with Wassailing in January. Roger Wilkins hosts a popular Wassail evening, but if you miss that, you can still enjoy his world-famous cider barn when you visit. It's just a ten minute walk away.

Groups of 9+ can also book our beautiful Shepherd's Hut just across the lane which is coming up for its 2nd birthday (See website for special anniversary deals). It sleeps two in fully fitted luxury and provides a secluded and romantic getaway with wonderful views - either for an extra pair in the Barn party, or for couples holidaying alone. A Shepherd's Hut voucher makes a perfect gift at any time.

Mowbarton has something for everyone - families, family reunions, ramblers, cyclists (just off Route 33), historians, nature-lovers, bird-watchers, cheese connoisseurs, cider drinkers… It also makes a brilliant venue for a book club get-away, a bridge weekend, a yoga retreat, a Pilates group. We have a separate 'Milking Parlour' which is available for larger group events or gatherings although most people find the Barn itself is easily enough.

For a fuller picture, look at our website: www.mowbartonbarn.co.uk

Mowbarton Barn was fully refurbished in 2013 to make it welcoming, cosy and comfortable. In the well-equipped kitchen there is a double sized range cooker as well as a microwave, dishwasher and large fridge/freezer.

Our bedrooms are named in honour of Mowbarton's past. There are two double-bedded rooms (Hayloft and The Byre); Hayloft has a king-sized bed and an en suite bathroom, The Byre shares the family bathroom and a view of the former dairy. Then there's a double with linked beds and en suite shower room (we call this room Tractor Shed), and a fourth bedroom with bunk beds (Pigsty!). The large family bathroom (with separate shower) enjoys sensational views. There is also a downstairs cloakroom plus a useful utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Steps from the garden and between some rooms on the ground floor make it less suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Safety gates are supplied if required for toddlers - for temporary installation by guests themselves.

Outside is a very pretty walled garden with barbecue area, terrace and a small lawn. There is also plenty of storage for bikes and parking area for up to six cars. Guests are also welcome to use our 'Teasel Meadow' across the lane which has even more brilliant views plus a picnic table and chairs - fromwhere to enjoy them!

Bed linen and towels are provided; electricity and oil central heating is included. Free Wi-Fi. The Barn had solar panels installed in 2015, so we are proud of our eco credentials.

More Details

Dorothy Wright
Member since: 2013
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4 October, 2017

About Dorothy Wright

We bought Mowbarton, along with our own neighbouring property, as part of our move out of London. We love living in Somerset and are busy creating somewhere special for our grandchildren to visit. Our first grandchild was born in July 2013, second in May 2015, and the third in August 2015. Another two are now on their way!

Dorothy Wright purchased this barn in 2011

Why Dorothy Wright chose Sedgemoor

It is close to family and friends, not too far from London and yet very much in the country. It is an area with a real community feel and one where families have worked on the land for generations. To make it even more special - we planted a vineyard on the property in May 2014 (see picture above) and also acquired a couple of extra acres. Viticulture is proving a time-consuming business but we are confident it will be worth it. Our first batch of 220 bottles of sparkling wine is currently in storage waiting to mature. The 2017 harvest is almost ready to pick. Tasting holidays will be on the cards in the not too distant future!

What makes this barn unique

Peace and quiet with stunning views - and yet within easy distance of all manner of attractions. You can stay in - or go out!


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Car: recommended

The property overlooks the Somerset Levels and is equidistant from Wells and Glastonbury (you can see the Tor from one of the bedrooms), both of which are steeped in historical sights and folklore. Wedmore itself was once part of King Alfred's Royal Estate; he burnt the cakes just down the road! The property is also just 15 minutes drive from Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole. The area is famed for bird watching, with several nature reserves within ten minutes' drive. It is also very popular with cyclists and walkers. Ten miles away is the north Somerset coast (Burnham-on-Sea), with Exmoor not much further on. Longleat, Stonehenge and Bath are all approximately an hour's drive away


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Wedmore in Sedgemoor

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2766 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is an en suite to Hayloft
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is a 'family' bathroom for The Byre and Pigsty
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is ensuite to Tractor Shed
  • One en suite bathroom (with separate shower), one en suite shower room, one family bathroom with separate shower. One downstairs WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Hayloft - 1 Large Double Bed
    Pigsty - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds suitable for adults or children
    Tractor Shed - 1 Large Double Bed , Linked beds which can be double or twins
    The Byre - 1 Double Bed
  • Three double bedrooms (one king, one double, one linked double), one bedroom with adult sized bunk beds. The bedrooms are named as a tribute to Mowbarton Barn's farming history... Hayloft, Tractor Shed, The Byre and Pigsty!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving


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OFFER Last spaces in 2017 on SPECIAL OFFER!!
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Great Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The advance party of 3 adults arrived late on the Friday evening. The directions given were so accurate that we found the property easily in the dark! We were met with a lovely converted barn and some local "goodies" that were most welcome after a long drive. We were joined the next day by the rest of the group, our son, his wife and 4 year old twins. The children loved the space and the garden which was ideal for hide and seek! The whole property was spacious with two living rooms and a study a large conservatory and huge kitchen. All of the bedrooms were of good size. But the Tractor room which my wife and I bagged was vast! And the whole property was spotlessly clean. We had little cause to trouble Dorothy (the owner) during the course of the stay but she was on hand when needed. The location of the property is quiet and peaceful but a relatively short drive from a number of attractions and places of interest. We particularly enjoyed:

Wedmore - quaint village with Nana Ida's tea room for coffee and cakes plus the New Inn for lovely fresh home cooked food.

Wookey Hole - Kept the children entertained for the whole day.

Cheddar - Great hill walk.

Wells. Farmers market on a Wednesday morning plus the historic cathedral and Bishops Palace.

Slightly further afield is Glastonbury and the Tor which is well worth a look.

All in all a lovely weeks holiday in a beautiful property in a great location. Safe to say I would recommend it to anyone young or old.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. You can come again!!
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Lovely, spacious property in Somerset countryside

  • 5 of 5

A fine property for a group of friends or a family get-together. Lovely setting, deep in the countryside, down narrow lanes. We enjoyed having three bathrooms, two sitting rooms, the sun room and study - plenty of space for everyone. We had an excellent weekend and would happily stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in the middle of nowhere but close to attractions and sea

  • 5 of 5

Large, very well equipped house with lots of space for our 2 families (8 people). The children even had their own lounge which they loved. The local goodies were delicious and a lovely treat from Dorothy. The garden was a sun trap and the loungers allowed us to soak up the sun in the early evening after being out for the day. If you want somewhere that has everything you need (and more besides) that feels away from it all but close enough to be busy during the day the is the ideal getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for meeting with friends and our children. It was well equipped with a lovely outdoor area and plenty of seating to enjoy the sunshine. All finished to a high standard, it was everything we hoped it would be. We will definitely return and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday home, beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathering of 13 stayed between the Barn and the adorable Shepherd's Hut and we cannot fault a thing. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, stocked with essentials such as wood, toilet rolls, and kitchen staples. The communication with the owner both before and after was excellent and we really appreciated the basket of local goodies. We didn't go out and about as it was a family catch up, but there was plenty of information about local attractions should you want to explore. Highly recommended and we will be booking again for next year. Thank you Dorothy!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased it went well. Look forward to seeing you again..
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Home from Home at Christmas time!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second Christmas at Mowbarton Barn and it was lovely! The owners are welcoming and helpful and good neighbours. The house itself lends itself to our friends and family needs. The 3 bathrooms upstairs is a huge plus, the rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Having 2 living rooms - one with a tv and one without is a plus - Granny gets to watch her soaps and we don't. The kitchen is very well equipped and with 2 ovens and a grill it is easy to cook for crowds. The table seats 10 of us for special occasions and it's a pleasant space. The utility room is cool so we keep the veg down there, the laundry facilities are VERY handy as we rotate guests in and out and keep washing the sheets! The owner puts a tree up for us each Christmas. It's welcoming, it's comfortable and we are going back again for Christmas of 2017! That says it all. We highly recommend it for families at any time of year. Must be glorious in the summer! Oh - and in winter we go to the RSPB site at Ham Wall and watch the 750,000 starlings come to roost in the reed beds. Excellent!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are all booked for next Christmas - and yes the starlings are particularly amazing this year
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Wedmore, Somerset

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 1
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High summer
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Changeover day is normally Friday but we can be flexible. We ask for a 20% booking deposit with the full amount (including a returnable security deposit of £150) payable 6 weeks before the start of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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