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Spacious, luxurious, comfortable: for one large family or several smaller ones!

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
barn
People
9
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday barn in Wedmore - Mowbarton Barn in Somerset

Rural and relaxed with wonderful views

In the heart of the magical Somerset countryside, with some stunning views, Mowbarton Barn is ideal either for a holiday or a short break - and are currently offering a special long weekend deal for winter. Those who can't manage the usual three-night minimum due to work commitments can stay Friday and Saturday nights and then extend their stay on the Sunday to give them a complete day at the Barn. Please ask for details.

Many of our guests return, some have now been three times in as many years! There is masses to see and do in the area, but often visitors 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.

Mowbarton Barn is becoming more and more popular for significant birthday celebrations and family get-togethers. Despite being surrounded by peaceful fields, it's surprisingly central for reunions. Not for nothing was Somerset once known as the heart of England...

There's always plenty going on in the area: Glastonbury is around 30 minutes' drive but there are also several other local festivals during the year. Wedmore Arts Festival, the Real Ale Festival, Yeovilton Air Day, Wells Literary Festival. Plus of course Carnival fortnight in November. Some of these dates book up early, so it's worth checking them out in good time. Wassailing at Roger Wilkins is always popular (usually on the 2nd weekend in January) 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.

The Barn is two miles from the delightful village of Wedmore (pubs, restaurants, butcher/farm shop, deli, 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 right on your doorstep!

Mowbarton Barn has something for everyone - families, family reunions, ramblers, cyclists (just off Route 33), historians, nature-lovers, bird-watchers, cheese connoisseurs, cider drinkers. Mowbarton Barn also makes a perfect 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.

Whatever your preference, this spacious, stone-built barn conversion makes a wonderful home from home. Set in its own secluded walled garden (a sun trap that also offers cool shade in the green, vine-covered corners), the Barn sleeps eight, even nine, in comfort. It 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 leads onto the terrace and walled garden, ideal for barbecues.

Very large family groups will be delighted to hear that we now have our own Shepherd's Hut across the lane. 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.

For a fuller picture of everything that's available at Mowbarton, 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 looks out at 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.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Dorothy Wright
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 September, 2016
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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.

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. The first harvest is due in October 2016. Book your tasting holiday now!

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!

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(60 traveller reviews)

Spacious, luxurious, comfortable: for one large family or several smaller ones!
average rating of 4.95 based on 60 reviews
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Another superb stay at Mowbarton Barn, this time with the extended family. The weather did its worst, but this just made the barn feel even cosier-we could have stayed in all day!

I can't recommend this place enough-from the welcome cheese and chutney, to the comfy beds, to the idyllic setting, I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Total relaxation. We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the weather. The worst this year! But I am glad it didn't spoil the celebrations
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5

a wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd visit to mowbarton didn't disappoint .such a comfortable,clean and large place for a big family to stay .great welcome pack.so much to do in the area around the barn .will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's lovely to have such loyal guests and we look forward to seeing you again before long!
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5

Wonderfully located, well equipped and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We were two families staying, 4 adults and 5 children aged between 2 and 13. The accommodation was fantastic, comfortable and spacious with a touch of luxury throughout - but not so much as you felt the children couldn't move for fear of breaking something! The weather was fabulous but just hanging around in the cottage was a pleasure so rainy days wouldn't have been a chore. The location is the best thing about this cottage; the most wonderful cider farm in Somerset is a short walk, Wells a 20 minute drive and Glastonbury less so. Wedmore two miles up the road has great pubs ( The George was great for kids) and local supplies allowing for local shopping. It's the perfect place for those who love cider, cheese, pubs, heritage and countryside rambles. Highly recommended and we've stayed in a lot of cottages!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you all had such a good time; we look forward to welcoming you back
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5

An oasis of peace

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and I whole heartedly recommend Indigo Barn to anyone seeking accommodation for a large group. The property owner lives next door and she gave excellent customer service, welcoming us with home made bread, local cheese, butter,chutney and cider. This venue was perfect, with enough space for us all. It was very clean, spacious and relaxing,with very good parking facilities. Its location in the Somerset Levels is rural, but Glastonbury, Wells, Street and Cheddar are all a short drive and there are opportunities to visit small nature reserves also. Wedmore, about 2 miles away has several interesting shops and we had an excellent meal at The Swan,a very popular place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad you had a good time. Just to clarify - Indigo is the local name for the Barn. It is still Mowbarton Barn being praised!!!
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5

Southern France - with Cider!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Mowbarton barn, two family's catching up with newborns each. Plenty of room for both families rituals with a great 'East Wing' 'West Wing' layout. Lovely surroundings and with the weather hotter than mainland Europe, sat in the courtyard, we all felt we'd been transported to the south of France. Couldn't fault facilities at all, very clean, stylish and practical at the same time. As another reviewer said, the photo's don't do it justice. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you again we hope!
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Great cottage for a relaxing family get together

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group with ages ranging from 1 to 70 and the cottage was ideal for everyone with plenty of space. The children loved the safe enclosed outdoor area. The cottage has good facilities, was very clean and had a lovely feel - especially with the log burner lit in the evening. There is plenty to do in the local area and we would recommend this cottage to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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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: 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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Wedmore, Sedgemoor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£600
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Winter 2
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£600
 
 
Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£750
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,200
 
 
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£750
 
 
Winter 1
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£610
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 

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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Wedmore in Somerset

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 257 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 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!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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

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