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Large Detached "upside Down" Barn, dog friendly with 1 acre enclosed paddock.

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Barn in Payton, Nr. Taunton, Somerset, England - Glorious Views Over Open Countryside, Ideal Base For Somerset & Devon

Large,Beautiful detached 2 bedroom open plan "upside down" Barn conversion, designed to make the most of the amazing views which surround it. Privately Situated within easy access of the town of Wellington Somerset, it has it's own 1 acre enclosed paddock. Little Owl Barn has ample room for secure off road parking in the gated courtyard and secure garage. Little owl Barn is ideally located for those who wish to explore Somerset and nearby Devon. There are plenty of country walks nearby and activities near by. The property is also set in an ideal bird watching area . There are lots of local attractions including Sheppys Cider and several National Trust properties. The North or South coast can also be reached in approx. 30 minutes by car. Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are also within a short driving distance. The City of Exeter with its Cathedral and superb range shops is well worth a visit and only a short drive away. Taunton - the county town with a range of shops, cafes, bowling alley and cinema is just 7 miles away. Local Shops, pubs and restaurants are all within 1 mile including Waitrose.

Sarah and Philip Mason
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017


Wellington Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fireworks, chinese lanterns or remote flying craft allowed.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite to master bedroom with shower, sink unit & WC Bathroom with Bath/ Shower over, sink and WC
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , 3 twin/ single , 1 superking double or 2 singles plus 1 single bed.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Master with Kingsize bed, bed 2 super king double or 2 singles plus 1 extra single. Notes on bedrooms: Ground Floor- Master bedroom with fabulous hand carved King-size Tester bed Bedroom 2 with super King double bed or 2 x 3ft singles and 1 x 2'6 single bed. The 2'6 bed can be put in the lounge.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
There is a child gate at the top of the stairs. Outside 1 acre private, secure Paddock, Gravel patio and established Rockery. Secure garage for cycle storage or car, has water tap for hosing wellingtons and dogs. Utility Room: Hoover, Iron, Ironing Board, light bulbs, Extensive range of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils Cleaning / Towels / Linen. Towels and Bed linen are provided. The property is cleaned prior to arrival and on vacating. Bed/towel changing service for stays over 1 week available. Other: Large 1 acre private paddock. Well behaved, vaccinated dogs welcome at additional charge of £30 for 1st dog,£10 for 2nd etc. Dog crates available.


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Large Detached "upside Down" Barn, dog friendly with 1 acre enclosed paddock.
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable and luxurious. Complete WOW factor.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Little Owl Barn for the week before our son's wedding. For this very special week in the life of our family, it was our delight to make the Barn our home. The extremely spacious layout and enclosed outdoor grassy areas with picnic tables, coupled with a kitchen equipped with lots of lovely ceramics enabled us to host many of our family and friends with ease. It was great to have lots of off-road parking, and we loved the architecture of the modern twist on an ancient barn and spectacular views across the peaceful Somerset countryside. Finally, we must mention the really beautiful furniture...we've never slept in such an impressive bed!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we are very pleased the wedding went so well. when you told us you had 10 people for lunch and another 10 for supper plus 7 cars on the drive area, we loved that, it's what the barn was converted for, to be used and enjoyed. Wishing your son and his bride the very best of luck for the future and we hope to see you all again, maybe when visiting your new relations. Sarah and Philip.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic immaculate barn conversion. Has everything you need to make your stay exceptional. We were greeted by Phillip a short while after arriving and he was very helpful in recommending some local restaurants, shops and attractions, all of which were excellent. The barn is central to most of the attractions which can all easily be accessed. We would definitely recommend the Little Owl Barn and will definitely return again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your cracking review, we are pleased you liked our suggestions for food and places to visit.
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Gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious property, fully enclosed garden and very dog friendly. Phil and Sarah are excellent hosts, and are always available to answer any questions. Will definitely be returning again and would definitely recommend this barn to others

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for your excellent review, we look forward to seeing you all for a 4th visit.
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Beautiful and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a lovely week's holiday in this clean and spacious upside-down converted barn in a beautiful rural location. There was everything there that you need to have an excellent holiday and lots of space outside for our busy working cocker spaniel! We particularly liked feeding the horses nearby and walking down the country lanes, as well as taking longer trips to the seaside in north and south Somerset. We would definitely recommend a day's rover ticket on the West Somerset Railway - great fun! The owner was very helpful and friendly. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, we hope to see you all again soon.
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Lovely upside down barn conversion

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my partner along with my parents and their Scottie dog "Ruby" stayed at this lovely upside down barn for 4 days.

Good communication and directions were sent via email before arrival. The owner met my parents on arrival showing them around and left some loungers to sit in the garden to soak up the Somerset sun.

The barn was well equipped, spotlessly clean and tidy. This is a credit to the owners. The view from the garden looks over the Blackdown hills to the Wellington Monument and is a totally relaxing place to stay. Its only a few minutes drive from Wellington town centre and about 20 minutes to Taunton. This was a perfect location for us and we enjoyed our stay.

We would totally recommend this barn it was perfect for 4 adults. One bedroom with ensuite and the other bedroom had two single beds that were made into a king size bed with the bathroom outside. The upstairs is open plan has two very comfortable leather settees in the lounge area with two patio doors opening up onto the garden. The kitchen/dining area had everything you needed.

Thank you Philip and Sarah we hope to return in the near future. 🤗?

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting and 5 star accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Little Owl Barn for 4 nights, it is very clean and comfortable and has lovely views.

We enjoyed walking along the footpaths around the barn, and into Wellington itself. The Holywell is a 20 minute walk along the lanes and the food is very good, we can also recomend the butcher in Wellington.

Philip and Sarah were very friendly and accommodating and we would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you again.
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M5 Motorway Junction 26 is 3 miles. Nearest Airports are Exeter - 30 minutes and Bristol - 60 minutes


Holywell Lake = 1 mile, Rockwell Green= 1 mile, Wellington 1.5 miles, Taunton =7 miles


Rates & Availability

Wellington Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
rate 1
Jun 29 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 2
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 3
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
rate 4
Dec 12 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
rate 7
Mar 1 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
rate 8
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
rate 9
Sep 7 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $38.47

Booking Notes:
Booking can be made via email or telephone and will be confirmed by receipt of deposit via Bank Transfer or Cleared cheque. Holidays must be paid for in full 4 weeks before the beginning of holiday. If a short notice booking is taken the holiday must be paid for at time of booking. Dogs are welcome and are charged at £30 for 1 dog, additional dogs at £10 each.

Changeover Day:
Any day of the week is fine with us after 4 pm - vacation is by 10 am on departure day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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