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Shepherds Croft

Taunton (7mls NE), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Idyllic barn conversion perfect for a relaxing retreat
  • Peaceful rural location with scenic walks for all levels of ability
  • Eco wood-fired hot tub with one free basket of logs
Property code: 36423

Lovingly converted barn provides a relaxing getaway in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Walking routes and wildlife make a perfect location for those wanting to experience nature at its finest.

This sympathetically developed barn conversion has been lovingly transformed into a modern style living space with integrations of wooden furnishings and ceiling beams offering a tranquil and awe-inspiring idyllic rural surroundings in the Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Located on the edge of the Quantocks situated near stunning locations such as Exmoor with its wild ponies and red deer; quaint villages are also nearby such as Dunster where you can visit the Dunster Castle. Other amenities here are tea shops, ice cream shops and a working water on the River Avill.

Entering the rustic red brick building from the bi-folding front door opens up the large open plan interior; the initial area will be the snug lounge complete with a sofa, armchair and TV. This area has a wood burner and has DVD capabilities. Beside the living area is the open plan kitchen/diner decorated in a modern mix of white, black and oak furnishings. The kitchen includes electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area contains a wooden table with cushioned seats. Up two stairs from the kitchen is the king size bedroom complete with bedside unit and body length mirror. The bathroom contains a sink, WC and a large walk in shower. Underfloor heating is available. Outside there is an enclosed garden with an eco wood-fired hot tub, patio area, garden furniture (table and chairs) and a BBQ. Ample private off-road parking is available as well as lockable facilities for bikes.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 bathroom - with walk in shower and WC
  • Electric oven, hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and freezer in adjoining outbuilding
  • Woodburner
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Eco wood-fired hot tub included
  • First bag of logs included, additional logs at an extra charge
  • Ample private parking
  • MyEnergi Zappi 7kW charging point available at owners property, approx. 100m from property - charges apply and timings need to be arranged direct with owner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • Locked bicycle storage available
  • Regret no children, babes in arms welcome
  • The owner has another property called Shepherds Linhay (property code 82501), which sleeps 2
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tom Brockington

This property is personally managed by Tom.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by William 15th July 2022

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Shepherds Croft was perfect in every way. We loved it.

Reviewed by Peter 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Carol 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 28th May 2022

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Shepherds croft is spotless and surrounded by stunning scenery. There isn't much walking distance but we had the car to get around. We found it well equip for self-catering as with a dog we cooked in the cottage most nights. Owners were very friendly and happy to help.

Reviewed by Debbie 20th May 2022

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Amazing quiet location with stunning views. Tastefully furnished to high standard.

Reviewed by Anna 8th May 2022

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Reviewed by Daniel 29th April 2022

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A brilliant stay in a lovely location. Perfect as a base for exploring the local area and with brilliant dog walks on the doorstep. Hosts very accommodating and we all had a wonderful holiday. Completely dog secure garden, all details thought of and very clean. Thank you!

Reviewed by Alan 22nd April 2022

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Great stay in a lovely place. Great host. Fully recommend

Reviewed by Haley 19th April 2022

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Absolutely stunning views. The lodge itself was beautiful and clean. The owners were lovely and communicated everything we needed to know well and answered questions quickly. We would highly recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Maria 15th April 2022

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Peaceful location and 5-star comfort, cleanliness and equipment. Nature all around and lovely hiking trails nearby and just outside the doorstep. Felt like home. Thank you!

Reviewed by Chris 9th April 2022

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We had a fantastic time staying here. The finish on the property is superb and the owners are very helpful. Will definitely be staying again. Its nice and secluded but you can be on the motorway in less than 10 minutes. Sunday lunch at the Maypole is worth the walk.

Reviewed by Kathryn 1st April 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Shepherds Croft! It was beautifully decorated with everything we needed and that view was so idyllic. We saw pheasants, a woodpecker and, best of all, some foxes. We would also like to thank Karen for her welcome gifts and for her suggestions. We hope to return soon!

Reviewed by Ian 11th March 2022

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A well equipped and spacious property in a quiet location. Fantastic value - recommended.

Reviewed by John 8th March 2022

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Excellent, clean, well appointed and provisioned,it was a joy to have been there.

Reviewed by Nicola 25th February 2022

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Beautiful cottage, everything you need, thank you Karen for the biscuits, eggs and milk.. wonderful views. Good location for North Somerset and Devon. Hot tub was lovely even in the cold weather

Reviewed by Andrea 4th February 2022

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Lovely cottage very well equipped clean and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Steve 21st January 2022

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Exceptional service, this is the only holiday let we would return to. Very good location. Karen is very helpful ,providing us with many places to walk our dog. The accommodation was clean, and the bed very comfortable. Steve

Reviewed by D A 22nd December 2021

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One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in, and we've stayed in many! Well equipped, nice and warm, good views, ample hot water, good pressure in the shower, very clean and a comfy bed. The location is great for the Quantocks, Exmoor, the coast and the Somerset Levels. Also local shops are close by. Biscuits, milk and the farm's own eggs weRead morere a welcome on our arrival. Karen checked that we had everything we needed which was appreciated. We would recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Molly 19th November 2021

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The most amazing lovely place to stay, the weekend went too quickly. Everything was clean and tidy and the owners were so lovely always at the end of the phone if we needed anything. Will definitely be returning for longer next time.

Reviewed by Ruby 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Kaye 8th October 2021

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Owners/hosts absolutely first class were there if we needed them. Cottage fully equipped with extras. Fabulous setting. Lots of personal touches including fresh farm eggs and supplies. Owners have gone the extra mile to provide a happy luxury getaway in unspoilt beautiful tranquil seating.. We are definately planning to return . Thank you Karen forRead more a fabby place time and memories. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 27th September 2021

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Absolutely lovely visit to this little gem! Comfy and cosy and in the most beautiful setting. Great walks on the doorstep which was perfect for our dog. The owner was also lovely and really accommodating. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Alan 17th September 2021

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Everything was fine with this Cottage.

Reviewed by Sally 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage with great views in good position. Quiet and secluded. Clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Derek 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Les 27th August 2021

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We were very happy with our week at Shepherds Croft. The property is in almost- new condition and is very well equipped with quality fittings. The location overlooking fields and the Quantock Hills is idyllic and being away from streetlights etc. also allows for good stargazing from the hot tub, which we used almost daily. The hosts are very helpfuRead morel too, ensuring an enjoyable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 30th July 2021

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We would highly recommend Shepherds Croft as a place to stay if you want a peaceful relaxing holiday in a beautiful location with all the amenities you need. Karen and Simon were great hosts and had thought of everything. We enjoyed great days out in a lovely part of England with a relaxing hot tub at the end of the day.

Reviewed by Dave 9th July 2021

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Fantastic accommodation and a lovely location. Very clean and beautifully finished.

Reviewed by Gordon 11th June 2021

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We (including our border collie) just had a great weeks holiday staying at this lovely cottage. It's beautifully fitted out with everything you could need. The garden is fully enclosed and dog secure. although part of a working farm the cottage is quite separate. The owners, Karen and Simon are lovely people and so helpful; nothing too much troubleRead more. On arrival we were greeted with cookies, milk and eggs and treats for the dog. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Maxine 28th May 2021

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If you need a break with tranquility and to recharge your batteries this is the ideal place . Waking up to the birds singing and then watching the rabbits hopping in the field in the evening was a pleasure. The Croft was home from home and the owners had thought of everything to make our stay easy .we took our dog and along the lane was a farmers fRead moreield so our dog could run freely . The nearby village has a Tesco express to cater for your needs and also just eat do deliver to the Croft . Hide

Reviewed by Carole 14th May 2021

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perfect for relaxing quiet holiday. well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Mark 30th April 2021

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Beautiful location, lovely cosy comfortable cottage that was spotlessly clean. Really nice and helpful owner if you need anything. Very relaxing stay. Great base for exploring the area and also some nice walks right from the cottage.

Reviewed by Olivia 23rd April 2021

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Amazing property, Karen and Simon were so helpful with advice and recommendations in the area. Extremely clean and comfortable, no complaints whatsoever. The views are just amazing from the living room window, we went in spring and it was a field of yellow rapeseed! There are some lovely extra touches - treats for the dog, fresh eggs from the farm Read moreand coffee/tea and biscuits. A very rural isolated location, but near enough to any shops, only 5 minute drive. The hot tub and log burner too - wow! Hide

Reviewed by Sally 23rd December 2020

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Shepherds Croft. We couldn't have wanted for anything more! The cottage is beautiful (spotlessly clean, very well equipped and beautifully decorated). It can not be faulted at all. If you enjoy peace, quiet and stunning views with endless walks then this holiday is a must! The owner is a perfect host. Friendly and appRead moreroachable yet leaves you be. Icing on the cake was the eco hot tub! Starring at the stars with a glass of wine whilst listening to the owls. PERFECT!! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Martin 2nd October 2020

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A very well equipped, peaceful cottage. Karen, the owner is very helpful and obliging.

Reviewed by Jo 29th September 2020

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Reviewed by Chris 25th September 2020

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We had a lovely stay, the cottage is of the highest quality with everything you need for a few days away. Location is exactly what we wanted, tucked away but still close enough to be easily accessible, and local amenities at hand if required. We will be returning next year!

Reviewed by Michael 18th September 2020

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A good escape from everyday life. Nice and quiet, very relaxing, just what we needed. Karen was as ever a good host. Goody box on arrival was very useful. Highly recommend Shepherds Croft.

Reviewed by Florence 13th September 2020

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Me and my partner had a wonderful stay at shepherds Croft. The facilities were great and the property was extremely comfortable and appealing. The hot tub at night was a highlight! I would 100% recommend this cottage to anyone!

Reviewed by Jack 11th September 2020

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Immaculate property with beautiful views. We couldnt fault our weekend stay at Shepherds Croft.

Reviewed by Sharon 4th September 2020

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This cottage was a brilliant find. So quiet and beautiful scenery. Short drive away to main roads and motorway for exploring. Cottage so well equipped and clean. Great for your dog too. Owner Karen very helpful if you need anything.

Reviewed by Dawn 28th August 2020

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We arrived directions were spot on owner left us and our doggy a little gift which was a nice touch everything was great could not fault anything would highly recommend

Reviewed by Lorna 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Diane 14th August 2020

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This was a lovely place to stay, we arrived and had fresh eggs and milk and biscuits, even the dog had biscuits. So thoughtful. Hosts, Karen and Simon were fantastic.

Reviewed by Sharon 7th August 2020

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Very clean and well equipped property good quality bedding beautiful views, the eggs are amazing we brought some home, the honesty box for the wine is a very good idea good choice of wines at a good price just in case you forget to bring a bottle or 2!! Karen was very helpful if needed but not intrusive and Kelsey was a little star collecting our eRead moreggs for us to bring home, a very enjoyable stay and we will be returning Hide

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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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