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Converted stone barn in Open Countryside

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

Converted barn in Horsington, Wincanton, Somerset, England - Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes Walk From Nearest Village

This is a charming converted stone barn. It is set back from the quiet country road down a long (half mile) shared drive through and is surrounded by open pastureland, providing ample opportunities for country walks. The house is within sight of plenty of wildlife including deer, squirrels and buzzards. The country lanes in the area are generally flat providing excellent cycling opportunities as well. Coarse fishing is available nearby within a 10 minute drive. Within an easy drive of a number of ruined castles, country houses and several national tourist attractions including: Longleat safari park, Haynes motor museum, the Lyme Regis Jurassic coast and Exmoor.

Hugh Preston
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2016

About Hugh Preston

I am a barrister, and my wife and I live in the neighbouring property to the cottage. My wife will be available most days to provide advice and assistance as and when required.

Hugh Preston purchased this barn in 2008

Why Hugh Preston chose Dorset

We bought the property because this is an area of some of the most beautiful countryside, surrounded by pastureland and oak trees. The area is extremely quiet and peaceful and offers lots of opportunity for rest and relaxation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you so much for a great week. The house is beautiful and what a wonderfully peaceful spot... It's a very friendly and relaxed place and thank you for making us feel so welcome."

"very comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings"

"Had an amazing week - the cottage is wonderful - down to the last detail! We felt at home straight away with all the attention you've paid to making us feel comfortable"

"The gardens and orchard are beautiful - its difficult to tear ourselves away"
May 2011
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Templecombe Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and shower, wc. Additional bathroom for bedrooms 2-3 with bath, wc Downstairs wc
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes on accommodation: Outside: The property benefits from a private garden. There is plenty of space (and furniture) for outside dining. There is use of a bicycle shed if required, and use of 5 acres of private meadowland adjoining the property. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron & ironing board, clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. If the property is taken for a minimum of 14 nights, then the house is cleaned and towels & linen changed weekly. Other: Large hall. Downstairs wc.


2/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Converted stone barn in Open Countryside
average rating of 2.0 based on 2 reviews

Beautiful setting. Large house plenty of space. We had to clean lots of cobwebs and insects.

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We had to do so much cleaning just to feel comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest beach is c. 1 hour's drive (south coast of Dorset / Lyme Regis).


Use of a car is essential. Nearest airport: Bristol International Airport (c. 1 hour's drive). Nearest mainline station: Templecombe (5 minutes drive, mainline to London Waterloo - c. 2 hours 10 minutes).


Nearest villages: South Cheriton or Horsington (including family friendly pub) - each c. 1 mile away.

Nearest town: Wincanton c. 3 miles.

Further Details:

Wincanton (c. 3 miles) offers a choice of 2 supermarkets (Morrisons / Lidl), delicatessen, butcher, and a range of other useful shops and restaurants / takeaways.


Rates & Availability

Templecombe Barn Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact owners to confirm availability. Deposit payment by BACS/internet to secure booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible in low season, but Saturday is preferred. Saturday only changeover during peak season. Arrival from 4pm and departure by 10am (unless otherwise arranged).

Notes on prices:
£1000 - £1500 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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