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Master bedroom with luxury furnishings and superb views
Back garden with views over open fields
Lounge, furnished in oak and leather, underfloor heating, log fire

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
'The Byre' is our luxury holiday home, situated in rural tranquillity on the Somerset / Devon border - a perfect location to relax, or explore the surrounding area. 'The Byre' was newly converted from an old farm building in the latter part of 2010 - and has been let out from late 2010. Set in a rural location on the Somerset / Devon border, 'The Byre' is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or visiting the numerous attractions. It is situated just 200 metres from the Grand Western Canal nature reserve - with excellent walking, fishing and cycling along 12 miles of canal. Further afield are the historic town of Wellington, the Blackdown Hills and of course the open expanses of Exmoor. The coasts of West Somerset, North Devon, and South Devon, each with their unique features...'The Byre' is our luxury holiday home, situated in rural tranquillity on the Somerset / Devon border - a perfect location to relax, or explore the surrounding area. 'The Byre' was newly converted from an old farm building in the latter part of 2010 - and has been let out from late 2010. Set in a rural location on the Somerset / Devon border, 'The Byre' is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or visiting the numerous attractions. It is situated just 200 metres from the Grand Western Canal nature reserve - with excellent walking, fishing and cycling along 12 miles of canal. Further afield are the historic town of Wellington, the Blackdown Hills and of course the open expanses of Exmoor. The coasts of West Somerset, North Devon, and South Devon, each with their unique features, are also easily accessible
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King2 Twins1 Crib
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Tim J
Hosting since February 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (68)
Ilena
Ilena
Slough, United Kingdom1 contribution
The Byre
Beautiful location, stunning views, very warm welcome, amazing hot tub. Thank you Tim and your family, we had most wonderful and relaxing time. Would be like to visit again and again. Thank you, Ilena & Hubert
Visited August 2022
Written September 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris Williams
Chris Williams
7 contributions
Great Holiday Cottage
This is a lovely place to spend your holiday time it is well equipped inside with a large lounge kitchen area and bedrooms have on sweet showers and toilets the best part is the lovely views of the surrounding countryside and you get lots of seclusion and privacy also there is a hot tub the only downside is the rough lane leading up to this cottage but it’s a fairly short lane so not too bad you just got to drive slowly overall this is a great place to stay and at a reasonable price too.
Visited July 2022
Written July 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bev S
Bev S
2 contributions
So relaxing!
Once again The Byre served up the most relaxing holiday it's possible to get, apart from the times when there was noise from the lawn mower or other equipment next door. I wasn't able to do much so it was a "Wimbledon and chill" fortnight for us. Sadly, I wasn't able to use the hot tub thanks to the after effects of cancer treatment, but we'll be back again without a doubt.
Visited June 2022
Written July 10, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cwtch4967
cwtch4967
Neath, United Kingdom23 contributions
Peaceful hideaway.
Just returned home from a relaxing four-night stay at The Byre. The host was welcoming and we appreciated the cake cider and apple juice on arrival. The accommodation is perfect for 4 people and has the option of 2 double rooms or a double and a twin. The master has an ensuite shower room and there is a "jack and jill access to the bathroom from the twin bedroom and the corridor so it can be used as an ensuite for the twin by locking the corridor door. Comfortable beds and very cosy with gas central heating and underfloor heating in the living room/kitchen area. We didn't use the log burner but an initial supply of logs was provided. There are some puzzles and games and the children really enjoyed playing on the Wii. The hot tub was a wonderful spot to enjoy the country views! We had good mobile phone signal and the wifi worked very well. The kitchen was well equipped but there wasn't enough cupboard space for the groceries I took with me. The bedroom curtains do not block out the light which might be an issue for some in the summer mornings. We hope to return again soon.
Visited February 2022
Written February 26, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

j0199
j0199
United Kingdom4 contributions
Great peaceful hideaway
This is our second visit to the Byre, had a lovely peaceful week, great views, especially when sitting in the hot tub! The Byre itself is comfortable and was great for 2 couples as you each have your own en-suite shower/bathroom (some things within the Byre could now do with a little updating). Nice walk along canal path to pub (approx 1hr 15ms walk) and the cottage itself is centrally positioned to visit either coastline and other places of interest. Will definitely return within the not too distant future
Visited September 2021
Written September 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bev S
Bev S
2 contributions
So relaxing!
We are regulsr visitors to The Byre because it's such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. As usual, we wanted to stay longer!
Visited September 2021
Written September 12, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Family2002
Family2002
Gloucester, United Kingdom18 contributions
Second visit..love it!!
This place is a pure piece of heaven. Beautiful countryside..lovely beds . Just left alone to get on with it..amazing . Thanks again tim for having us.
Visited July 2021
Written July 24, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

hayley t
hayley t
Lovely stay
Stayed at byre for 1st time,lovely, relaxing ,peaceful ,nice walk by tge canal.go back again!thanks Tim.
Visited June 2021
Written June 22, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tgiles2017
tgiles2017
Exeter, United Kingdom2 contributions
Beautiful location
The most perfect location with spectacular views across the countryside. We were welcomed with cake, cider and apple juice, a lovely added bonus. Many thanks to Tim’s son, who was helpful and friendly. We will definitely be returning. Highly Recommended :)
Visited June 2021
Written June 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bev S
Bev S
2 contributions
Our home away from home!
We love The Byre and have done since our first visit many years ago. The peace and quiet is amazing, which means utter relaxation for us and, as I'm now disabled, no stairs and the hot tub are wonderful. WiFi is much better than it used to be, although there are times when it's spotty, but we don't mind that. This visit was marred by bad backs for both of us which meant that sitting and sleeping were difficult but we're returning in August for 2 weeks!
Visited May 2021
Written May 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking available
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Stereo system
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
The nearest town to 'The Byre' is Wellington (8km), featuring convenient supermarkets, surrounded by local independent stores and excellent restaurants for all the family. Taunton (the county town) famous for cider, cricket, and much more is just 17km away and features more extensive shopping and entertainment, including multi-screen cinemas, bowling etc. There are numerous attractions for family days out. Children will love 'Diggerland', 'Wookey Hole', 'Woodlands', 'Tropiquaria', and 'Crealy' adventure park - but there are many others. The Fleet Air Arm museum near Yeovil is also an excellent family day out.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Byre is most easily accessed by car, and is just a short drive from junction 26 of the M5 (Wellington junction). The nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol. These have scheduled services and also numerous budget flights - FlyBe at Exeter and EasyJet at Bristol. Hire cars are available at both airports. The nearest train station is Tiverton Parkway - with connections to London, Bristol, Birmingham and beyond
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about The Byre

The Byre is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

The Byre has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Byre has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

The Byre UPDATED 2023: 2 Bedroom Cottage in Wellington with Private Yard and Grill - Tripadvisor