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A great place for a get-together. Peace and quiet but easily accessible

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


About the property

Rural and relaxed with stunning views and some great late summer/autumn deals

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 entirely 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 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 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. 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 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.

For a fuller picture, look at our website:

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.

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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.

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!


Wedmore Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This bathroom is an en suite to Hayloft
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , This is a 'family' bathroom for The Byre and Pigsty
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 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 queen
    Pigsty - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds suitable for adults or children
    Tractor Shed - 1 queen , Linked beds which can be double or twins
    The Byre - 1 double
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • spelunking


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A great place for a get-together. Peace and quiet but easily accessible
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased it went well. Look forward to seeing you again..
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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.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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 much to do in the area around the barn .will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.4

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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