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Converted barn restored and appointed to provide a tranquil retreat in Somerset.

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 5 persons in a quiet village location in a conservation area

Newly listed and fitted with modern comforts for people who enjoy the independence of self catering accommodation. The Barn is the ideal retreat for either a short break or holiday destination to enjoy the secrets of Somerset and to discover Dorset & East Devon.

Nestling within a conservation area of the tranquil village of Merriott in South Somerset, The Barn is a honey coloured Ham Stone conversion, offering a lovely, spacious holiday home for up to 4 people. It is perfectly located for exploring the world heritage coastline as well as an abundance of sights and attractions further inland. The Barn is a 2 minute walk from the dog-friendly Kings Head pub which serves cask ales, ciders and great food (inc. Takeaway option).

Enter straight into the well equipped, light & spacious kitchen/diner. Facilities include dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, slow cooker, electric hob & eye level oven & grill. The ground floor double bedroom with skylight is furnished with shaker style built in wardrobes and a brass double bed. Situated next to the bedroom is the bathroom with a large shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. The living area has two comfortable sofas; there is also a large SMART T.V. including Netflix, a well stocked bookcase and games / jigsaws to entertain you. The beamed mezzanine bedroom, overlooking the bright and airy living area below is accessed via the (steep) staircase. The King size zip-lock bed can be separated to provide 2 x 2ft 6in single beds. There is also a garment rail with shelf compartments.

Outside is a small patio area with bistro table and chairs for you to enjoy a glass of wine on a summers evening. The Barn also provides free WiFi. All towels (excluding beach towels) and linen are provided. There is also a hair dryer, iron and ironing board for your use. Heating and electricity are included within the quoted price.

The Barn is ideally suited to people with restricted mobility as it can be used as one level accommodation. There is a grab handle in the shower and also outside to aid the one step down to the patio area – please contact the owners with any queries.

Dogs are very welcome at The Barn and there are some lovely walks right here in Merriott and the surrounding area. There are plenty of places locally to visit and eat where dogs are also welcome. We donate half of all charges for dogs to Ferne Animal Sanctuary. Please note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times when outside the barn & the immediate area as there are poultry and livestock nearby.

The Barn has off-road parking for one car.

Strictly no stag or hen parties. The mezzanine bedroom is not suitable for children under 10. Changeover day is normally Friday and there is a minimum stay of 3 nights when requesting a booking at most times.

• 2 Bedrooms

• 1 shower room

• Parking

• Patio

• Pets welcome

• Internet

• Dish washer

• Washing machine / tumble dryer

• Towels provided – excluding beach towels

• Linens provided

• One level (for a 2 person stay)

After spending many years holidaying in the area we have finally fulfilled our dream and moved to this wonderful part of the country. We live next to the barn and manage the property ourselves. We will strive to make your visit as relaxing and comfortable as possible.

Places of Interest within driving distance of The Barn are included below (in miles) -

N.T. = National Trust:

Stonehenge 51

Bristol 45

Bath 43

Cheddar Gorge 39

Longleat 37

Weymouth 32

Stourhead (N.T.) 30

Wells Cathedral 30

Beer Caves 23

River Cottage 18

Lyme Regis 18

Jurassic Coast 17

Fleet Air Arm Museum 12

Lesley Waters Cookery School 11

Tintinhull Garden (N.T.) 7

Montacute House (N.T.) 6

Barrington Court (N.T.) 5

More Details

Eric Vose
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Eric Vose

I'm recently retired and moved to the West Country with my partner Amanda during the Spring of 2016. Our aim was to create a holiday home and to enjoy a better quality of life in a village location - we have achieved both of these goals. We feel as though we came away on a holiday and never went home! Our rural location is both peaceful and full of character with an amazing array of ancient stone buildings in a conservation area.

Eric Vose purchased this barn in 2016

Why Eric Vose chose South Somerset District

We live in Maple Cottage which is situated across the driveway from The Barn. We were instantly taken by the setting and appearance of the 2 buildings when we viewed the properties early in 2016. The opportunity to convert The Barn into a holiday let was an exciting project and before the end of the year we were able to open our doors to guests. The Barn is really well-appointed and provides all of the modern comforts and features that today's guests routinely expect. We have used the experiences from our stays in holiday cottages in an attempt to cater for all of the things we wanted to find in the perfect location.

What makes this barn unique

We are so lucky to live in a conservation area and we particularly enjoy the wonderful historic buildings we have in our village. The village church, All Saints dates back to the 13th century and the local pub was serving beer in the late 17th century. The majority of the village buildings are constructed from Hamstone, which is quarried locally at Ham Hill. The rustic, honey tones of the stone is uniquely attractive to the area. The Barn was converted to a dwelling over 50 years ago but within the last decade has been restored and refurbished to provide a modern living space in an historical setting.


South Somerset District Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests must keep their dog(s) on a lead at all times when entering or leaving the property as there is livestock and poultry in the vicinity.
  • In the event of fire, guests should vacate the property as soon as possible. Exit through the downstairs living room window if fire is in the kitchen.
  • All rubbish should be disposed of into the bins provided in the kitchen. Bins are marked for food waste and recyclable items.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Wash Basin / Vanity Console
  • The Bathroom can be entered via a hallway from Bedroom 1 or alternatively from the Kitchen / Diner at the opposite end of the hallway to Bedroom 1.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , The single beds can be Zip-locked to create a King Size Bed.
  • Bedroom 1 is situated on the Ground Floor adjacent to the Bathroom and includes a Double Bed plus large wardrobes. Bedroom 2 is located on the mezzanine floor (above the living area) and comprises 2 single beds which can convert to a King Size Bed. There is additional hanging rail and shelved space for clothing on the mezzanine.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Converted barn restored and appointed to provide a tranquil retreat in Somerset.
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Fantastic property and a wonderful warm welcome from Eric.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property (and much bigger than it looks in the photos). Suberbly furnished and finished. We were made very welcome and really appreciated the care and attention to detail that Eric has put into this property.

Highly recommend this (or should we keep it a secret?) only have good things to say about our short visit, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class

  • 5 of 5

The Barn has everything you want (and more) for a wonderful stay. The accommodation is very cosy ( we were there in November) and very clean. The welcome pack is very generous, far more than expected. It's the little things that make the holiday like the fresh eggs , bread and croissants, the fresh flowers, the dog bowl, bedding and biscuits .

The village is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Whether it be the number of National Trust properties close by, the coast or the local pub!

Thanks Eric for a wonderful stay. We shall be recommending you .

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, well worth a visit

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is well equipped and comfortable. Eric has thought of everything from a generous welcome pack of goodies to Netflix on the TV. We had a very enjoyable stay, the location is quiet and perfect for a relaxing break. The pub in the village is a couple of minutes walk away and serves delicious meals. Thank you for your hospitality Eric, we will certainly recommend your Barn to our friends and hope to make a return visit soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy and Tim spent a 4 day break at The Barn out of season and were very fortunate to have great weather for the duration of their stay. They enjoyed the food at the Kings Head and were very complimentary with regard to the Welcome Pack which we provided. They were surprised with the wealth of local amenities for visitors to the village. Our property and it's contents were respected and the whole place was left in an extremely clean and tidy condition upon their departure. We are so pleased that they have promised to recommend The Barn to their friends and contacts when they get home. We would certainly recommend them to other hosts within the Owners Direct family.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here, the cottage was lovely and perfect for 4 people. Lots of little details were thought of such as fresh milk, teabags, fresh bread and little dog treats and more. The cottage was very well decorated and well equipped with everything you needed for a relaxing stay. The local pub is 2 minutes away and the locals are very friendly. I would absolutely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angi and Tim along with daughters Jess and Hannah plus Max the dog spent the last few days of half term at The Barn. They used the location to visit attractions inland fitting in trips to Longleat and Bath which are both within reasonably easy driving distances from South Somerset. This is one of the appealing aspects of Merriott, in that trips to the coast and to inland locations are convenient and not too far to travel. We appreciate their comments regarding the welcome pack and the condition of the property. They were very complimentary of our standards which gives us a wonderful sense of achievement.
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The barn had everything you need clean smart and all you need for a good stay

  • 5 of 5

Appointed in a very nice historical area and plenty of places to visit it made a great change to be able to relax and enjoy the walks.the stay at the barn had everything you need.☺

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alan and Fay enjoyed a relaxing mid-week stay in late October. They spent the first couple of days visiting some of the many attractions in Somerset and finally found their way around the county. They visited the Kings Head on a couple of occasions and really appreciated the friendliness they encountered within the village. All too soon it was time to return home and they left the property as they found it - clean and tidy. We hope to see them again for a longer break next time.
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A wonderful welcome

  • 5 of 5

Eric met us on arrival and showed us round the accomodation. The amenities available are very extensive,including bed for the dog, more than we have ever received at other properties. Also provided - eggs, bread, drinks and much more so that we didn't have to shop at all until after following breakfast. Perfect for elderly mother with downstairs bedroom. Very good value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and her sister Chris brought their Mum for a belated birthday break to The Barn. They specifically chose the property because it provided ground level accommodation for Mum. They used the trip to relax and meet friends who live within driving distance of Merriott. Our welcome pack was well-received and included creature comforts for their pet dog.
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Kings Head Pub
Nearest Ferry
51 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cricket St. Thomas
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Kings Head Pub
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
West Bay in Dorset
Car: necessary

Merriott is a peaceful village set in the lush, undulating countryside of South Somerset. The buildings are mainly constructed from locally quarried ham stone which has a charming honey tone and rustic appearance. Ham Stone continues to be quarried to the present day from the scenic outcrop of Ham Hill which forms part of a 400 acre parkland within 5 miles of The Barn. Together with the sense of community which prevails in the village, Merriott is an ideal holiday destination for local tourism. There are many walks which pass through the village (the River Parrett Trail being one) and a major cycle route wends it's way through Merriott on a circular tour of South Somerset.

The village boasts 2 pubs, a pottery, a farm shop, a coffee shop (fresh bread available daily) a 13th century church and many ancient buildings which give it an unrivalled and aesthetic charm. In addition there is a Co-operative convenience store, a butchers, a pharmacy and a petrol station (including a Post Office).

There are many picturesque villages throughout South Somerset and crossing the county boundary into either Dorest or East Devon opens the gateway to the Jurassic Coast which is a Unesco World Heritage site. The nearest coastal town is West Bay which has been utilised as the main film location for the BBC drama series, Broadchurch. The quintessential, Victorian, seaside resort of Lyme Regis is 18 miles from Merriott which allows The Barn to be the perfect location to visit the historical coast as well as the major tourist attractions further inland. There are many National Trust properties within a short drive from the village.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Normal changeover day is Friday for all weekly bookings. 3 and 4 night stays are possible with an additional changeover day of Monday. When availability permits, 2 night stays are possible - Please check with Owners to arrange for a stay which suits your needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.