About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom barn conversion with a private enclosed courtyard close to Taunton
The Apple Press has a generously sized well equipped kitchen with plenty of cupboard space and work surfaces. This spacious kitchen/diner offers a washing machine, dishwasher, double oven and hob, a microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, and built in fridge/freezer. The dining area has seating for six around a large wide table - ideal for family meals and plenty of space for evening board games of which we have a selection.
Relax in our sizable vaulted sitting room on comfy sofas and armchairs in front of our log burner, perfect for unwinding in the evenings. You can watch TV, listen to your music on our i-Pod docking station, or choose a book from the selection provided.
There is a light and spacious ground floor double bedroom with access to a private courtyard. This room has a zip and link king sized bed which can be separated to form two singles. En suite to this room is a shower room with toilet and sink.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms. The generous double bedroom has a king sized bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe and plently of room for a travelcot if needed. The twin room offers two standard single beds, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The modern bathroom has a full - sized bath, toilet and sink.
Linen and towels are provided.
Outside the property there are two parking spaces for the exclusive use of our guests. To the side there is gate leading to a private courtyard which can also be accessed from the downstairs bedroom. The courtyard has garden furniture with seating for six, a swing seat, a barbecue and benefits from the afternoon and evening sun.
The private courtyard leads to a further enclosed courtyard which is shared with the owners. This has an all - weather table tennis table for guests use.
Free WiFi internet connection is available.
PublicTransport – A bus stop is situated ½ a mile up Sweethay lane in Trull. The nearest rail link is Taunton Railway Station.
Mobile phone reception is good.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Sarah Jeans
Richard and Sarah live with their three children in a 16th Century Farmhouse adjacent to the Barn. They are both based at home and therefore available for assistance and advice most of the time.
Why Sarah Jeans chose Taunton
The advantage of The Apple Press is that it is ideally located to explore and experience the attractions of Somerset but also further afield without being limited to just one type of holiday. If walking in the hills and nature is your passion, the beauty of the Blackdown and Quantock Hills with it's ponies are both areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are well worth exploring. Exmoor with its rugged coastline and hidden combes are not to be missed, nor are the Somerset levels and moors which contain 32 sites of special scientific interest. It is rich with wildlife and has the largest lowland population of breeding wading birds. Taunton not more than 4 miles distant offers plenty of shops from coffee and tea houses to independent and high street stores. The newly refurbished and modernised Museum of Somerset situated in what was once Taunton Castle houses some interesting artifacts from shrunken heads to Roman coins. Taunton is the home of Somerset County Cricket and there is an extensive programme during season from the fast paced 20/20 evening matches to the longer test matches. Vivary Park close to the centre of the town has a popular high ropes centre and an 18 hole parkland golf course which welcomes non- members on a pay and play basis. They provide the clubs etc.. if needed. (Booking required). A 20 minute drive takes you to The West Somerset Steam Railway at Bishops Lydeard. It is a 22 mile heritage railway line from Bishops Lydeard to the popular coastal town of Minehead. There are stops along the way including Dunster a medieval village with a castle belonging to the National Trust and Watchet a pretty coastal town with a marina. If the weather is going to be exceptionally good and you fancy a day at the beach, it's easy to take a day trip to Somerset's north coast or to the coasts of Cornwall or Devon. If you don't want to limit yourself to one type of holiday, The Apple press is the perfect place in the perfect location.
What makes this Barn unique
The Apple Press has a vaulted sitting room with a wood burner which makes for cosy Christmases on chilly evenings. Originally retained scissor trusses are exposed throughout the upstairs, and the original slate floor in the hallway and small boot/cloakroom is practical and appropriate for muddy or sandy footwear, clothing children and dogs. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. In the summer the courtyard benefits from the afternoon and evening sun. Perfect for barbeques and winding down after a day of exploring and adventure.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Could not have wished for better.
We stayed four nights with our family joining us for two nights and had a wonderful time.
Sarah could not have been more helpful and friendly. Would definitetly recommend.
Comfortable cottage in great location
This cottage is in a great location for exploring all of Somerset, although it is accessed down a narrow lane. It is well equipped and comfortable. The owner lives next door and is friendly and helpful.
Barn conversion well appointed and full of character
Great property. Not our usual holiday destination but needed somewhere not too far off M5 and about half way to the wedding destination we were to visit and this fitted the bill perfectly. Felt homely and comfortable. Taunton nearby and while well appointed for self catering Rumwells garden centre and cafe nearby does a great breakfast could definitely recommend. About 40 minutes from both north (Minehead) and south Devon (Seaton) coast and great countryside
Perfect spot for a long weekend
We stayed at the apple press over a long weekend for a large family celebration. It was ideal - great kitchen, comfy beds, lovely lounge, good bath and showers. Really nice spot.
Many thanks for taking the time to review your accomodation. I am very please it worked for you.
What a lovely place!
We have been there with our three children and had a great week in this well renovated barn. It`s perfectly equiped - we couldn`t think of anything that was missing :) Sarah and Richard are very kind and helpful hosts who are always there when needed.
The barn is calm and well situated for many sights in Somerset, Devon and Dorset. We`d like to come back and would recommend it to everybody!
Thank you Sarah and Richard
Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes from Sweethay!
Travel: Public Transport – A bus stop is situated ½ a mile up Sweethay lane in Trull. The nearest rail link is Taunton Railway Station. Taunton has a bus station Bristol Airport is 50 mins drive away. Distances: Taunton the county town is 3 miles away. It boasts a theatre, independent shops, high street shops, and the newly refurbished Somerset Museum that is home to the Frome hoard. Trull is the nearest village 1/2 a mile away. It has a shop, post office, and a freindly pub that sells good food. Closer to home, the farmer on Sweethay lane sells eggs year round and seasonal vegetables. Further Details: Taunton is home to many good restaurants, places to eat, coffee shops (independent and chains), and every Thursday there is a farmers market in Taunton centre selling quality home made produce.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: Booking can be arranged by email or text to 07764998115. Payment by bank transfer or cheque at least 3 weeks ahead of arrival. Security deposit (£100) in cash on arrival or with rent payment. This will be returned if there is no damage one week after departure. Changeover Day: Usually Saturday but this can be flexible