A stunning conversion of our historic courtyard barn. Featuring vaulted ceilings and built from Exmoor stone, it has plenty of character, whilst still having all the amenities required for your week away.
Group of 4 looking to get away together? The Snug and The Barn are right next to each other so we can offer them as a combined booking. Please get in touch for details.
Originally converted in 1999 and freshly renovated, The Barn has all the amenities required for your week away. Tucked away in the centre of the village of Timberscombe (just 3 miles from Dunster), The Barn is an ideal location from which to explore Exmoor National Park.
The open plan sitting and dining room is the central point, with the king sized bedroom and kitchen either side. The kitchen has a delightful cottage feel while containing all the modern conveniences one would expect to make you feel at home. The bathroom comes complete with a power shower.
We are happy to accept one well trained, medium sized (e.g. labrador) dog, but please keep them off the furniture and do not leave them unattended.
The secure gravel courtyard has shared access with our house so you may bump into us and our friendly labrador coming in and out.
For those looking to stay connected whilst away, we have fibre broadband with a dedicated guest mesh WiFi network, meaning you will have fast and reliable internet.
Phone signal is generally good in the village. Vodafone, EE, and O2 customers should get 4G reception. ‘Three’ customers may struggle indoors, but WiFi calling is possible on our WiFi.
Timberscombe is a traditional farming village in the Exmoor National Park and is in prime position for exploring the surrounding area. In the village itself we have a fantastic pub, The Lion Inn, where you can sit in front of a roaring fire with a drink. Conveniently it’s just a few doors down, so within easy stumbling distance! There’s also a local shop and Post Office should you need to top up on essential supplies.
We’re a three mile (six minute) drive to the historic medieval village of Dunster. Alternatively you can walk there via Nutcombe Bottom forest, which contains the tallest tree in England! We are also ideally placed to enjoy Snowdrop Valley, which is a spectacle not to be missed if you’re visiting in the winter.
Minehead is six miles (10 minutes) down the road, and contains all of the amenities you could require for a week away. There are three supermarkets (Tesco, Morrisons, and Lidl) all within a stones throw of each other.
Things to do
Exmoor is a walking and cycling (road or mountain) heaven. We’ve created a list of our favourite routes, which you can find in your Guest Handbook when you arrive. These are a combination of spectacular routes leaving from the front door, and those further afield which you’ll need to travel to.
Horse riding and fishing are two of the other major hobbies, with plenty of locations to give these a go. Golfers can find Somerset’s oldest golf course down at Minehead, which is a links course based on the coast.
For the more adventurous, Wimbleball Lake and Porlock Weir are both a 20 minute drive away, and allow for swimming, kayaking, and other water sports.
For those looking for beaches, Minehead is big and sandy and great for a family day out. Porlock and Bossington are quieter, but are pebbly. A bit further afield are the magnificent Woolacombe and Croyde beaches which are famous for surfing.