Quantock Barns are nestled amidst the beautiful Somerset countryside at the foot of the Quantock Hills; they started life as part of a working dairy farm and have now been thoughtfully converted into luxury large group holiday accommodation, sleeping 14 guests in 7 bedrooms. The barns retain much traditional charm and are most aptly named - The Grazing Paddock, Wagon Wheel, and The Shire Horse for instance. Quantock Barns are comprised of a main barn, The Wagon House, and 5 smaller self-contained suites which all open onto a big paved courtyard with outdoor seating and a barbecue. There are 4 further self contained barns (3 sleeping 2 people, and 1 sleeping 4) available should your party exceed 14 - please see our Extras page for details.
This is the perfect solution for a big party where individuals appreciate personal space, whilst allowing the entire party to congregate for more sociable times. Much thought has gone into creating accommodation that is very separate but retains a good sense of 'togetherness' as a group, and all suites are beautifully finished to a high standard, with plenty of space and natural light.
With the pretty courtyard garden and the games room for leisure and relaxation, you may not feel the need to go anywhere else, but if you do, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities right on your doorstep. The wild, rugged beauty of the Quantock Hills is ripe for exploring, whether it's on foot or by by bike - or one of the best ways to see the hills, on horseback with Quantock Trekking. The Somerset Coast is within easy reach and because it's so varied you can choose a beach to suit you - Minehead is great for family fun on the wide sands, Watchet is good for just chillin' and watching the world go by, Kilve is one for fossil hunting and rockpooling, Brean for dog walking, and if you're a surf lover, head down to Croyde just over the Devon border. You'll find historic houses to visit and quaint villages to stumble upon; Dunster is a gem with it's medieval Yarn Market and standing high above the streets is a castle. Venture out for the day to the heather topped heaths and steep wooded combes of Exmoor, where you can pootle around Porlock Weir, walk up the tree-lined cliffs to tiny Culbone Church, or amble along the river at Watersmeet. Get up early and take a trip out to the magical Somerset Levels where you can climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor and visit Wells cathedral, or have a day out on the Jurassic coast, mackerel fishing at Lyme Regis or strolling along the promenade at Regency Sidmouth.
Quantock Barns are situated close to the village of Nether Stowey, once home to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and you can still visit Coleridge Cottage there. This delightful location is at the foot of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, yet is easily reached from Junction 24 of the M5 and other local routes.