About the property
- Barn700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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
• Pets welcome
• 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:
Cheddar Gorge 39
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
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for a peaceful and relaxing break
We have stayed in many self catering properties and The Barn is up there amongst the best. Eric and Amanda have obviously put much thought into what is needed to enable guests to settle in quickly, relax and enjoy their stay. Coffe, tea, milk, juice, beautiful croissants, bread and butter, very welcome after a long drive. The Barn is very comfortable with a lovely bedroom and comfy bed, lovely big towels and a great shower! We enjoyed the village and visited National Trust properties of which there are several in the area. Eric was very helpful with suggestions of which properties to visit and places to eat. We would definitely recommend The Barn if you are looking to stay in Somerset.
Very Comfortable , Great Location
3 mature "not so hairy" bikers looking for a base point for touring. What a good spot, great roads in every direction and loads to see. The Barn was very homely and nicely set up with everything you need, and the use of the secure garage for the bikes was a real bonus.
Pub and local folk were very friendly and shops had everything you want.
Thank you very much Eric & Amanda for providing such a nice place and a genuine warm welcome and see you next year. Keep well and up the Reds, Ian, Steve & Tony
Fantastic property and a wonderful warm welcome from Eric.
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.
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 .
Excellent property, well worth a visit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.