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The perfect choice for family holidays or friends gatherings

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,766 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Rural and relaxed with stunning views. Sleeps 8/9 in splendid comfort

Tucked away behind beautiful stone walls in the heart of the magical Somerset countryside, Mowbarton Barn is the perfect choice all year round. Surrounded by fields, and overlooking a vast stretch of the magnificent Somerset Levels, it’s also surprisingly accessible with plenty to see and do right on the doorstep.

Mowbarton makes a brilliant venue for significant birthday celebrations and family get-togethers. Despite its tranquil setting, it’s handy for the M4/M5, A303 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's so much going on in the area, with always some new delight to discover. that said, many guests prefer to stay in the spacious comfort of 'home’: 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 delightful 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 - famous Tor, Abbey, Festival - not this year!

* Cheddar - Gorge, caves, wonderful walks on the Mendips

* Wookey - Hole and Witch!

There are also a number of nature reserves on the Levels below Mowbarton and the coast is just ten miles away; you can see it on a clear day. … In fact whatever you might want from a holiday or mini break is right here 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 Festival of Literature. And Carnival fortnight in November, with Wassailing in January. The internationally renowned 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 we have had for two and a half years. 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. Definitely an option to consider for wedding parties - and of course 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 is 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 spacious 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 - from where 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

Owner
Dorothy Wright
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

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, since when another four have joined him!

Dorothy Wright purchased this barn in 2011

Why Dorothy Wright chose Wedmore

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 has been safely gathered in and it promises to produce a brilliant vintage with some 1300 bottles of sparkling expected to be ready for sampling by 2020 at the latest (fingers crossed). Tasting holidays may well 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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Wedmore in Sedgemoor

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2766 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Respect surrounding fields and wildlife areas please
  • Try to stick to local recycling requirements
  • Septic tank so loo paper only in toilets
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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The perfect choice for family holidays or friends gatherings
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 72 reviews
5

fantastic house in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic and offered us the perfect place to catch up with friends - it's probably enough to say that we are going to reserve the house for the same weekend next year and a find a weekend in the summer too!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you then!
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5

Brilliant stay in a gorgeous, spacious and well-equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at Indigo Barn for our annual family post-Christmas gathering. Dorothy made us feel very welcome, and the homemade bread and local cheese, chutney and cider to greet us was a lovely touch!

The barn is sooooo roomy. Even with 6 adults and 3 children there was so much space for us to rattle around in! We were fortunate with some sunny weather so made the most of the lovely walled garden which was great for the children to play in and the adults to relax. It was also lovely watching rabbits skipping about in the field in the morning, and there were lots of birds of prey to spot.

The property is well-equipped with everything you need. The beds were really comfy and the barn is in a nice and quiet location, ensuring a great night's sleep for us all! There is plenty of space for dining together as a group: in fact we were spoilt for choice whether to use the kitchen, conservatory or eat al fresco!

We were only there for the weekend, but visited Burnham on Sea which is only about 20 minutes away. The highlight of the visit was the local cider farm - an absolute MUST! Best not to describe it, you need to experience it for yourself, you won't be disappointed! :)

We also visited Wedmore - unfortunately all the shops were closed as it was a Sunday but it looks well worth a mooch about. We had an absolutely stunning Sunday roast in the George, it was really delicious. There's also a playground so it's very family-friendly.

Dorothy's communication is excellent, with brilliant directions provided and she is very quick to respond to any messages.

All in all, we had a fabulous stay and we would love to return another time. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, spacious barn for all the family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 6 adults and 2 children for a long weekend in Feb 2018 and the property was fabulous. Very spacious with plenty of room for us all to relax, eat and sleep. Dorothy was on hand if we needed her and dropped in to check all was ok. The house has everything you need and more.

We were welcomed by fresh baked bread, chutney, milk, local butter and cheese which was fantastic and those little touches make a big difference.

We would definitely recommend Mowbarton Barn to anyone wanting to get away with family or friends. Local pubs were great as well and about 2 mile walk away.

We will most definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad you enjoyed your weekend. Do come again!
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5

Great place for family get together

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family get together with lots of space for everyone and flexible sleeping accommodation.

We all enjoyed the evenings eating in the large kitchen and then by the wood burner in the lounge.

Wedmore is a short drive/walk away and offers all you would need in terms of shopping for your stay together with a range of pubs and eating options.

Another great feature of the location for us was the easy access to Bristol Airport and the London train at Castle Carey.

One downside for the younger members of our party was the erratic wifi access to the internet, but for others this was a blessing!

Thank you for everything Dorothy

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were excellent guests and we hope to see you all again Happy Christmas!
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5

Great house, perfect for big groups and young families

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in Mudgely - the house was perfect for two families with 3 small kids and the owners were very accommodating (providing travel cot and high chair, as well as amazing local produce on or arrival). Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to seeing you all again!
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5

Relaxing weekend with friends

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my boyfriend and three of our friends over a weekend. We all loved the barn and wished we could stay longer. There are lots of nice walks around the barn and many attractions nearby accessed by car. Dorothy was excellent in providing everything we needed, we didn't have to ask for anything. I was so impressed by the size of the barn for the price we paid; definitely value for money. We will definitely be returning :) thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry I missed you - look forward to meeting you when you return!
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wedmore
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Wedmore
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Wedmore
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Burnham-on-Sea
Car: necessary

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

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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