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Little Barton

Stogumber, near Watchet, Somerset (Ref. 1070090)



Hideaways rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Helen

    “A really lovely little cottage to stay in within stunning grounds.”

    Perfect location sitting on the top of a hill with a beautiful stream and woodland glade at the bottom of the hill (garden). Owner really friendly and accommodating. Would definitely like to visit again! The bottle of wine on arrival was gratefully received after several hours travelling. Thank you

    Perfect location sitting on the top of a hill with a beautiful stream and woodland glade at the bottom of the hill (garden). Owner really friendly and accommodating. Would definitely like to visit again! The bottle of wine on arrival was gratefully received after several hours travelling. Thank you

    - Helen, August 2022


  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double, 1x shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen, sitting and dining room
  • Magnificent grounds and stunning views with outside seating
  • Central heating, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, microwave, electric oven and hob,TV with freeview, Wifi and hairdryer
  • Fuel inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 vehicles
  • No smoking
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry - due to size of accommodation no children other than babes in arms (no cot or highchair)
  • Shop 3/4 mile.

The property

Resting in a stunning part of rural North Somerset, Little Barton provided the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Located in the grounds (to which you have full access) of the owners' home, the cottage commands panoramic views of the surrounding glorious countryside.

Adjoining the owners' home, the cottage is situated all on one level.

Enter into the inviting lounge / dining room, where you will either be able to curl up with a good book, or take time and relax over a lovingly prepared meal in the adjoining, well equipped galley kitchen.

All the while taking in the sunning views afforded by its lovely location.

From the living room step into the adjoining bedroom, complete with en-suite shower room, where the only thing that might keep you awake is the abundant wildlife.

From the cottage take the opportunity to enjoy the extensive grounds: a morning coffee outside the cottage?

a glass of wine on the elevated deck in the evening?

Or perhaps a picnic in the secluded dell, on the banks of the Doniford Stream that runs through the grounds.

For the railfans among you, there is the added bonus that the cottage lies beside the track of the West Somerset Railway, and you will be able to see the historic steam locomotives trundling by as they make their way along the 20 mile stretch of track between Bishop's Lideard and Minehead (don't worry about your sleep being disturbed - they don't run before 10.00 or after 5.00). If you can tear yourself away from your rural bolthole, travel to the nearby village of Stogumber, an idyllic spot with thatched cottages, a village shop and a pub, serving a great dining menu.

Alternatively, you could travel in the other direction to The Carew Arms in Crowcombe for a delicious meal.

Keen walkers can look forward to exploring the Quantock Hills AONB and Exmoor National Park, slightly further afield, or if you are visiting during the summer months, travel to Minehead or Watchet (which is only 4 miles away) for a day at the beach.

With so much to see and do, secure your stay at Little Barton for that well deserved break.

About the location


Crowcombe 3 miles; Taunton 13.5 miles

Nestled between the eastern flank of the Brendon Hills and the Quantock Hills is the idyllic village of Stogumber, set amidst the stunning countryside of Somerset. Those visiting this quaint village can look forward to meandering the high street, which is lined with thatched cottages and the heritage highlight of the 14th-century, St Mary's Church. Within the village, you will also a plethora of amenities including a village shop and post office, a school, a country pub, and several small specialist shops. As well as the notable parish church, the village plays host to a carved tomb of Sir George Sydenham, the father-in-law of Sir Francis Drake and a rare medieval stone pulpit, one of only two in Somerset, just two of the many historical highlights within the area. On the doorstep are the Quantock Hills and the majestic landscape of the Exmoor National Park, both of which provide excellent walks and opportunity to discover breath-taking scenery. Alternatively, you could head further afield to the town of Taunton, where you will be spoilt for choice by the selection of amenities that are waiting or during the summer months, travel to Minehead for a day at the beach. Other attractions from here include Cleeve Abbey, Tropiquaria Wildlife Park and the National Trust owned property, Coleridge Cottage. All-in-all, Stogumber is a great base for touring Somerset and beyond.

Please note: No children (due to the size of the property) other than babes in arms. No cot or highchair provided.
Please be aware that there is a stream running through the grounds of the property.
The cottage is located adjacent to the track for the West Somerset Railway - a Heritage line featuring historic steam locomotives. Trains run approx 4 times per day, and not before 10.00 or after 17.00.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas