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Fantastic barn conversion with swimming pool, hot tub and sauna

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Fantastic barn with heated swimming pool, private hot tub and sauna

Little Upton Bridge Threshing Barn provides a superb location for a family or a group of friends to holiday or celebrate. With a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms as well as 2 kitchens and lounges each with their own wood burners the barn has lots of space to be together but also to find some quiet time. The barns are located in the countryside with a deck and covered private hot tub where you can relax or watch the local wildlife, or maybe amble along the footpaths to one of the 3 pubs all serving fantastic food, beer and cider. The main barn has 4 bedrooms a huge lounge large enough for the whole group and a double height kitchen where everyone can sit down to eat (table seats 15). The Apple barn which is a stones throw away provides another 2 bedrooms and shower room with own lounge and kitchen, Outside there is a fully enclosed heated swimming pool (May to Sept up to 28 degrees) located in a walled garden. Your private hot tub and sauna are located in a covered area with an open end and views across the countryside and there is an outside games area with table tennis, football goal and a covered games area with table football and snooker.

The bedrooms can be very flexibly configured. In the main barn there is a the oak room with King with ensuite (space for a cot or a small childs bed); the stone room with feature stone wall which can be a Superking, a twin or a triple and has a large shower room across the hall; the eaves room upstairs with lovely high ceiling and is ensuite with either a Superking or twin; and the round room with a small double, feature round mirror and a toilet next door. In the smaller Apple barn there is a King (space for a cot) and a twin sharing a shower room.

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More Details

Gill Rickards
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Gill Rickards

Hello, my name is Gill, having worked many years as a senior Corporate Executive I retired 6 years ago to set up my own business hosting guests. We have designed, renovated and furnished all our houses ourselves and its a full time job to make sure they are always perfect when our guests arrive. I have three sons, one working, one at University and one still at school plus Simon my husband and two dogs called Daysy and Buster. We live on site so we can make sure we are always there if guests need us but invisible if they don't. We have a team of people who all make sure that the barns are everything you would want them to be, from Penny our housekeeper who has been with us 9 years to Kirsty who looks after all the admin.

Gill Rickards purchased this barn in 2006

Why Gill Rickards chose Langport

The Threshing Barn has been recently renovated as a superb luxury retreat in Somerset that is aimed at those looking for a private, rural idyllic break in the country complete with private hot tub, and outside heated pool. Somerset is a great county to visit with so much to offer right on your doorstep.

What makes this barn unique

At our property you can take the time to unwind, escape and relax with the fantastic, luxurious facilities, the barns can accommodate up to 13 people with enough space to enjoy eating and entertaining together but have the peace and quiet that you need while on holiday. There is amazing outside space, a private hot tub and peaceful gardens overlooking fields.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Langport in Long Sutton

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Family Shower room. Low level walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , In smaller barn
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Toilet and basin only
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Zip and link superking with a single.Space for Cot/Child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Small double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , In smaller barn
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Superking or Twin. Space for cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size bed in smaller barn.Space for cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , King size. Space for cot and childs bed
  • We send you a housekeeping sheet before your stay which allows you to configure the house as you would like. Some beds can be superkings or twins, we have cots and a childs bed that can be added in rooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Fantastic barn conversion with swimming pool, hot tub and sauna
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Ideal facilities, beautiful location, glorious barns with loads of space. Plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

I booked the accommodation for my husbands 60 to spend with family and friends. It was perfect, including the weather, which was la bonus. There was plenty of room for us to move around and be comfortable. The grandchildren loved the pool area and the games room, the adults loved the hot tub and the sauna. The bedrooms were spacious and clean. The kitchen had two dishwashers, which came in handy after a few bbqs! The Apple barn was perfect and cute. We stayed for 6 nights, didn’t want to come home!!! We visited Somerton, a quaint village with loads of little antique shops and nicnack shops. and had a meal at the lime kiln, a 17th. Century pub, which I would highly recommend, we visited the rose and crown pub, which was intriguing as it doesn’t have a bar. We all loved every minute of our stay. Also there was a home made fruit cake waiting for us on our arrival. Gill introduced herself and gave the men a tour of the grounds. It is a beautiful building in a beautiful setting, it was fab!!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you come and visit us again.
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Excellent family break

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to spend some quality time with friends and family - beautiful setting with great facilities

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 4 of 5

Had a fabulous time with our family. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful barns set in beautiful scenery.

  • 4 of 5

A very spacious barn, lots of space for large groups. Loved the hot tub, and sauna, swimming pool was not in use due to time of year. The information pack that we received before our stay as well as the big booklet in the property had all the information we needed. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Gill for the welcome pack. We enjoyed the cake you left for us.

Kitchen well equipped , only slight criticism quality of kitchen knives - could have been sharper. If you have a large group that want to get together, then this is perfect.The scenery was gorgeous and the log fires added to the ambiance.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay...we will certainly get the knives sharpened..thanks for letting us know!
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Our weekend in Long Sutton

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time with our family. We hired both barns. The only downside was having to sort out the recycling of the rubbish and also having to strip the beds upon leaving. We would recommend staying there to others and would have appreciated more information when we booked regarding clearing up.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good stay but sad that you ranked us down for something that we only ask politely for our guests to do if they have time as a help to our housekeepers. Turning around such a large house in a short time is a challenge so any help is always appreciated and makes our hard working housekeepers lives a little easier.
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Family 40th birthday celebrations

  • 5 of 5

There was 13 of us staying in Thresher Barn and Apple Cottage for our sons 40th birthday we had 4 children with us under 11.

We had a great time with plenty of room to all sit comfortably and do our thing!!

Gill the owner was very helpful telling us about walks and places of interest.

Some of our party enjoyed the hot tub on a number of occasions.

We found our stay very relaxing and would be happy to return on another


  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Devonshire Arms
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
In the Village
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Castle Cary
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Devonshire Arms
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Lyme Regis, Weston, Breen, Charmouth

Please visit to book activities, catering, chefs, pubs, pampering.....whatever you would like to do during your break


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays, other days may be considered in off season

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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