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2 Charming Barn Conversions, Quantock Hills-Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Hornbeam cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Hornbeam cottage

Light and airy 3-storey accommodation furnished in contemporary style with beautiful slate floor on the ground floor and original beams throughout alongside newly fitted modern fixtures and fittings. Open plan ground floor with separate sitting/dining/kitchen areas, flatscreen tv, SKY Sport and Film packages, fast internet access, freeview, dvd. Downstairs cloakroom and washer/dryer in adjacent cupboard off entrance hall. First floor - one double, 1 large twin, 1 small twin suitable for 1 adult or 2 children, fully tiled bathroom with electric shower, large landing space; second floor - 1 king-size with ensuite fully tiled bathroom with electric shower over and wc, small, cosy sitting area with flatscreen tv and dvd. Linen and towels provided. Regret no pets and no smoking in the cottage.

About the property


Hornbeam and Pear Tree Cottages, renovated to an excellent standard, form the wing of a 17th century/medieval Somerset longhouse with a working farm next door. Cosy but modern open plan living accommodation in both cottages.

Pear Tree Cottage (sleeping 4) has its own private terrace with a HOT TUB for sole use by guests in this cottage. It is surrounded by flowers and a rose hedge with a dining table and chairs and subdued lighting for evening use. This 'upside down' house has a huge comfortable living room with exposed beams on the first floor with a dining area and fully equipped kitchen with integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric cooker and microwave. Downstairs there are two spacious bedrooms, one with a king size bed, a twin bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is fully tiled with an electric shower, shaver point and heated radiator. Both bedrooms and the bathroom have under floor heating. Also on the ground floor is a washing machine with integrated dryer and another deepfreeze, hidden from view in cupboards under the stairs. Fast internet access, SKY Sports and Film packages, Freeview TV, DVD all available.

Garage available with ample parking in private drive.

Hornbeam Cottage (sleeping 8) has an additional small 2nd floor sitting room with TV, Freeview, DVD, adjacent to a king-size double bedroom and en suite fully tiled bathroom with electric shower, perfect for getting away from the children downstairs! Sky Sport and Film packages, fast internet access and another TV on the ground floor seating area. The well equipped kitchen has a double oven electric cooker, microwave, integrated fridge and freezer, white wine fridge, dishwasher. Downstairs cloakroom and cupboard with washing machine/dryer and an extra deep freeze.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms - one twin overlooking the front terrace and lawn, a double overlooking the back garden and a small double room furnished with a full size 3ft single bed with an additional bed, also 3ft which can be pulled out and used if 2 children want to share. The bed, fully pulled out becomes a super king size 6ft bed but is still more suitable for children in the party. A large, fully tiled family bathroom has a hand held shower in the bath and a separate walk in shower. The first floor landing is very large and is another place where children can play away from their parents.

Outside there is a private patio with dining table and chairs, barbecue, lawn and paddock for sole use of guests in Hornbeam Cottage. Garage available with ample parking in private drive.

More Details

Mrs Susan Hickmet
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, I speak VERY LITTLE French and German!
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Pear Tree Cottage:

"The property was exceptionally clean, very comfortable, had all the amenities we could have ever wanted. The owners were helpful and instructions were excellent. I can't fault it and look forward to returning soon." Charlotte. August 2012

Hornbeam Cottage:

"A really family friendly cottage. We have 4 young children and the space suited us just right with the property over 3 floors. The cottage was very clean on arrival and the kitchen had more than enough utensils/crockery etc. The cottage is situated amongst fields so is very peaceful and whilst there you feel like you are miles away from everywhere but once in your car were only a short drive to good shops and main road links for days out." Helen, June 2012
Oct 2012
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Booking Notes:
We ask for 30% deposit on booking and the balance not later than 90 days before the commencement of the booking.

Changeover Day:
Friday preferred. Some flexibility out of high season. Arrival after 3.00 p.m. and departure by 10.00a.m.

Notes on prices:
Hornbeam Cottage sleeps 8 maximum. However, if a smaller group would like to book then we can tailor the rate to suit the number of people wishing to occupy Hornbeam Cottage at any one time.


Bridgwater Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Additional hand held shower in the bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Electric shower in the bath and hand held shower attachment
  • Bathroom 1 on First floor has a separate shower and an electric shaver point and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 on Second floor has an electric shaver point and heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 on second floor - king size bed, en suite fully tiled bathroom with electric shower, walk in storage cupboard. Second sitting room on this floor. Bedroom 2 on first floor - spacious twin room overlooking terrace and lawn. Bedroom 3 on first floor - cosy double overlooking the back garden. Bedroom 4 on first floor - large room with 3ft single bed + additional 3ft bed underneath - suitable for 2 children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We regret that neither cottage is suitable for wheelchair access. However, both cottages can be booked together to accommodate larger family groups (12 maximum) for Christmas/New Year family get-togethers etc. On the Friday changeover day both cottages are thoroughly cleaned, beds made up for the next group. Linen and towels are provided. Regret no pets and no smoking. Outside: Hornbeam and Pear Tree Cottages both have a patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue. Lawn and one acre paddock for children to play in. Secure area bounded by a double five-bar gate to the lane and hedges all around.


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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Enmore Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary


The Somerset coast is within 15 miles. Weston-super-Mare with its new pier and bustling town; Clevedon and a Grade I listed pier, the only one fully intact in the UK from where you can take boat trips on a paddle steamer; Burnham-on-Sea with its long sandy beach and sand dunes; Kilve Beach on the West Somerset Coast Path, fantastic rock formations, a haven for fossil hunters and rock pools for children to explore; Minehead's town beach and the West Somerset Railway line from Bishops Lydeard.


Bristol and Exeter airports are both about 35 miles away. Taunton station is 8 miles away. Car strongly recommended as no public transport passes nearby.


Nearest village North Petherton 2 miles.

Nearest town Bridgwater 2 miles.

Taunton 8 miles.

Glastonbury 15 miles.

Wells 20 miles.

Exmoor 20 miles.

Exeter 35 miles.

Further Details:

North Petherton has an excellent farm shop on the outskirts of the village towards the M5 junction 24 called Mr Carrots. Pyne's of Somerset butchers are opposite selling excellent meat, deli, fish, award winning pork pies and sausages, barbecue packs, Christmas hampers etc and will deliver (01278 663050). Very good Tesco Direct in North Petherton. Church, post office and cash machines in North Petherton. All supermarkets in Bridgwater and Taunton town centre and at M5 junction 25. Waitrose at Wellington, M5 J26.

Enmore Inn, Enmore 3 miles distant - very popular with our holiday guests as good value and family friendly. Numerous pubs on the nearby Quantock Hills and Somerset Levels, Spice Gallery Indian restaurant in North Petherton.

Glastonbury and Wells and Clarks Shopping Village at Street. Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Roman city of Bath, Longleat, Exmoor, West Somerset Steam Railway from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, numerous National Trust properties and Hestercombe Gardens all within easy reach. Cathedral City of Exeter 35 miles distant.