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Detached Converted Barn with Heated Indoor Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Barn in Muchelney Ham, Nr. Langport, Somerset, England - Rural Location near Medieval Village

South Ham Barn is a converted wagon house in a peaceful rural location. It is conveniently located for many attractions. The area is ideal for cycling, walking, canoeing and fishing. Footpaths to other villages lead directly from the property. A private heated indoor pool was completed in December 2009. The property is situated near the owners old thatched farmhouse and parking is well off the road. Home-reared lamb and pork, home-made bread and eggs are usually available. No smoking.

P& E Nightingale
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About P& E Nightingale

We moved to South Ham Farm from another house in Muchelney in 1997 because of its peaceful location and surrounding land.

South Ham Barn was converted into a single dwelling from a wagon-house. We have a flock of sheep, 2 horses,a few hens and sometimes pigs. Our 3 children have left home and we retired from medical practice in 2008.

In December 2009, a heated indoor swimming pool was completed. It is available for the exclusive use of guests for at least 10 hours per day, and at other times by agreement.

Muchelney Ham is a very beautiful place and we feel privileged to live here.

P& E Nightingale purchased this barn in 1997

Why P& E Nightingale chose South Somerset

South Ham Farm is located at the edge of Muchelney Ham near the ancient village of Muchelney on the Somerset Levels an area of outstanding beauty and character. Having lived in the village for 20 years, we did not want to leave it so were very happy to move down the road when this property became available. The farm land attached has allowed us to pursue our interest in breeding sheep and keeping horses.

What makes this barn unique

Our peaceful location and heated indoor swimming pool make it an ideal holiday destination for everyone. We are ideally located for walking, cycling and canoeing from the garden. Golf and fishing are available in adjacent villages. Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and many excellent gardens are nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Have enjoyed a lovely week. Very peaceful. The cottage is very well equipped-especially liked the pool.'

'A wonderful and relaxing retreat-thanks to you both. The cottage is picturesque, comfortable and exactly.....'

'The cottage was spotless! Wonderful setting for our holiday. We have enjoyed many walks and the swimming pool is a real bonus.The dogs were made extremely welcome and have had the time of their lives. Hoping to visit again soon.'
Nov 2009
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Muchelney Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 bathrooms. One with shower over bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 double and 2 twins.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Many familes find the two sitting rooms very useful. Outside: The indoor pool (4X8.5m) is heated and the water temperature maintained at 28-30 degrees. It is available for the exclusive use of South Ham Barn guests for at least 10 hours per day. Garden and patio with picnic tables, bench seat and barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: First £35 electricity per week, 2 storage heaters, logs and coal included. Please enquire re pets. All linen and towels included. Cleaning on changeover. Fresh linen and towels replaced weekly. No smoking.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Detached Converted Barn with Heated Indoor Pool
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Lovely relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived back from a weekend at the cottage, the cottage is lovely spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The pool is brilliant has a changing room and shower also. Beautiful area really good walks. Great for all ages

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that your stay was enjoyable.
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  • 4 of 5

The cottage is perfect and the pool was a great addition to making our stay so enjoyable.

Made to feel very welcome and even got to feed the lambs! Kind and caring hosts but not intrusive!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Another excellent week in Somerset

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at the cottage and we enjoyed fine weather and lots of time in the pool. A week of frequent swimming and fresh air left our grandchildren tired at the end of the day but sleeping well at night! This is a good location for things to see and do and everyone is keen to return next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Friendly and welcoming

  • 4 of 5

Really nice few days, made to feel very welcome. The kids loved the pool & feeding the lambs. Accommodation nice a clean with milk & lovely cake on arrival, just a little cold without the wood burner on!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Perfect break!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to escape to... beautifully done, stunning surroundings, friendly owners...

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Disappointed, we were lucky we had nice weather!

  • 3 of 5

The house is lovely and the pool is also, albeit the pool is not attached to the house, you have to walk to another building. I was disappointed to find there are pool times. After 9am -7pm. I have stayed in 3 other properties with pools and have never been given pool times before.

It doesn't feel like your on your own as the owners property is opposite yours in the same grounds. Although they are nice people, I felt I had no privacy, they were always in view. In the week I stayed I had the gardener making a lot of noise for most of the day and window cleaners in invading my breakfast. Also people coming in to ride the horses and the quad going back and fore. It was too busy, I would not go back

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property is not isolated and we prefer to keep the grass cut and windows clean. Also the pool has to be checked and cleaned. We remain happy to discuss any matters that are a concern and are flexible with the pool opening times.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Kingsbury Episcopi
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Long Sutton
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Yeovil. Penn Mill
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Ideal for cycling, walking, canoeing and fishing.

Sparkford motor museum and the Fleet air arm museum are within 20mins drive. Longleat safari park and Stonehenge within 1 hours drive


Short journeys by car will take you to either coast, Exmoor National Park and many National Trust properties.


From M5. Leave motorway at junction 23. Follow signs to Bridgwater. In Bridgwater, follow signs to Langport. On reaching Langport, turn L. at garage and then R. at roundabout. By church, turn R. and then first L. In Muchelney continue leaving church on R. and in 1/4 mile turn L. Continue for 1 mile and South Ham Barn is on the R. From A303. Turn off for Ash and Tintinhull. Take the road through Ash to traffic lights. Turn R and in 1 mile turn L. In 2 miles after bridge, property is second.


Footpaths to other villages lead directly from the property.

Further Details:

Conveniently located for many other attractions.


Rates & Availability

Muchelney Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Holidays
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.78

Booking Notes:
Deposit 25% to confirm booking please. Full payment 2 weeks before start of holiday.

Changeover Day: Usually Saturday
The normal start day is Saturday. We request that guests arrive after 4pm and depart by 10am to allow for cleaning etc.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Shorter and longer periods negotiable. No VAT to pay. Electricity-2 storage heaters and first £35/week included. Dogs £20 each per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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