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Spacious Barn conversion in quiet peaceful rural setting

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday barn in Aller - Swanlake Barn

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5 in Central Somerset,

This roomy converted detached barn on the edge of the quiet hamlet of Wick, sleeps up to 5 (Pets allowed - please ask) & is just behind the farmhouse & looks out onto the meadows of this small working beef farm. Many original character features have been skilfully retained, at the same time incorporating excellent quality modern facilities and comfortable, attractive furnishings. Ideal for that peaceful getaway. The kitchen area opens onto a flagstone patio; outside the view is across the adjoining Somerset Levels countryside, and over to Aller.

Swan lake barn sleeps up to 5 people in generous sized rooms; peacefully nestled in the countryside hamlet of Wick one mile from Lang port, the heart of The Somerset Levels. Accommodation: Ground Floor: Good size Lounge & spacious Kitchen/Diner. Utility Room. Downstairs shower room with WC and washbasin. First Floor: Generous size Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds & occasional bed. Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin.

Facilities: Kitchen: Electric hob & oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Freezer, Automatic Washing Machine. Facilities: Sitting room : Free sat with HD Color Television, DVD Player, Wireless internet access available. Underfloor heating downstairs & Central Heating upstairs. Off Road Parking for two plus cars.

Local pubs include Someret pub of year, within 3 miles Lang port provides usual small town facilities including supermarket, cycle hire & take aways.

The Levels are a unique and beautiful landscape of low-lying wetlands, rich in wildlife. meadows, edged by 'Rhynes', the local term for water courses, overhung by willow trees, interspersed with attractive villages, create a tranquil and timeless atmosphere. Gentle, quiet, undulating roads and byways make this perfect countryside for walking or cycling and anglers can enjoy some excellent coarse fishing from the banks of the many rivers. The wildlife includes deer, badger & the large variety of bird life that the Somerset levels attract. Local industries include cider making and with growing for basket industries, which you can learn all about at the nearby 'Willow and Wetlands Visitor Center'. Mystic Glastonbury & to the south days out on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay. To the west Exmoor & all the Devon attractions are within easy reach.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Mr Brian Calder
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2016
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About Mr Brian Calder

We farm suckler cattle on the Somerset Levels producing beef for local butchers. Our holiday property was converted from redundant stone barn. Out of the bedroom window you can see baby calves with their proud mums in our maternity field. After very wet winter the countryside has recovered extremely well, we were luckily about the flood level.

Why Mr Brian Calder chose South Somerset

Roomy, well appointed, off the road, plenty of space outside too.

Read our reviews its bigger than it looks, plenty of room for a family.

Late bookings can get you a discount.

What makes this barn unique

Peaceful, warm & friendly. Great residents comments. Easy distance to explore delights both Somerset & Dorset coasts & villages. 15 mins from A303 or M5.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Spacious Barn conversion in quiet peaceful rural setting
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Much bigger than it looks in the picture!

  • 5 of 5

Brian and Jan are a very welcoming couple without being intrusive. The barn is very modern and converted to a very high standard. It had everything you could expect. It is situated in a lovely area, and we were surprised as to how friendly the locals were. We had a lovely weekend there and would certainly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful barn conversion, which is extremely comfortable and well appointed. Brian and Jan are very friendly hosts and most welcoming.

The working farm was lovely to see, and our daughters enjoyed the young calves.

Swanlake Barn is a great location from which to explore many of the attractions in the area. Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor are well worth visiting, as are some of the local hostelries, which serve good food.

A car is a must, but the place is well worth a visit. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a nice review, its always useful to hear feedback. Good point about the roominess, I think my pictures don't do it justice, something for me to work on one day. Brian
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The Tardis

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic. Brian and Jan offered a very warm welcome on our arrival, after a long drive from Lincolnshire. The house is very well furnished with everything you could possibly need. The internet worked well, an important issue with a nine year old. The walks for the dog were wonderful and plentiful. Local pubs offered a great choice of cuisine at good prices, although a car is needed. We walked to Langport over the fields and a pint was very much needed on arrival. Dulcie also made our dog welcome (similar breed though) and played happily.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we would recommend this holiday home to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing holiday, in the heart of beautiful Somerset countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Spacious, lovely and clean, very friendly welcome.

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant barn to stay at. Ideal for visiting the whole of Somerset. Very quite location, cows on the doorstep were great. the Barn is huge inside, bit like the Tardis! Would love to visit again. Would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Great winter break

  • 4 of 5

We have just enjoyed a week's break at this barn with our children; well appointed (although we sadly could not get an internet connection) and beautifully warm (very important last week!!) it was a great spot for a feb half term break. The owners were friendly; our daughter enjoyed playing with Dulcie the dog and checking out the week old calf with them! It is very much a working farm so you have to be happy to live in 'mooing' (and sniffing!) distance of the cows which are living in a nearby shed but as others have mentioned- a very peaceful spot. We enjoyed days out at Cheddar Gorge, Killerton, Stourhead, Weston Super Mare (cold and blowy but great value on the pier out of season!) as well as local walks in Langport. We could certainly have filled more days as lots to do locally - wished we had time to hire bikes and cycle along the River Parrett....one for next time!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. The wifi strength is now much better, recently we have run an ethernet cable into the building.
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Peaceful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a week at Swanlake Barn and could not have wished for a more peaceful break. A friendly welcome, superb barn conversion, well equipped and in a very peaceful location. You are within a short distance of several beautiful little villages and towns. The local people are very friendly and a walk along the riverbank in Langport is a must. We would certainly recommend Swanlake Barn for your break in rural Somerset.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Old forge Inn
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Long Sutton
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
m5 junc 25
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Royal Oak
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Lyme Regis or Burnham
Car: necessary

Beaches to the south on West Dorset Jurasic coast like Lyme Regis & North Somerset coast, Weston Super Mare are both less than one hour drive. Exmoor, Mendips & Quantocks are within easy reach. Close by the mystic of Glastonbury & ancient Muchelney Abbey. Shopping at Clark's village or Taunton.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Aller, South Somerset

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May Day
29 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring BH
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
4 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug BH
26 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Saturday to Saturday change over. Also weekend breaks. Other changeover days possible in low season.
last minute bookings will be discounted. Gas & electric is charged as an extra.

Rates are guide prices - payment method bank transfer or cheque or for last minute bookings cash on arrival.
Gas & Electricity is an extra charge.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Aller in Somerset

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 134 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautifully fully tiled bathroom. Good size downstairs shower room & upstairs shower in bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Roomy main bedroom with lovely view, the second bedroom has twin beds and also a third bed that pulls out as a guest bed. A cot is available if required.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis
Luxurious underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Inside the property is strictly no smoking.

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