The Lavender Barn
An award-winning, awe-inspiring conversion with a hot tub and a private indoor pool, nestled on the edge of a soothing Somerset village.
The proud winner of a Gold Award from Visit England, The Lavender Barn is a seriously special setting for luxurious group breaks of every description.
Nestled on the edge of Halse, a chocolate-box Somerset village, the barn was originally built over 200 years ago. Restored to an extremely high standard, with exposed red stone and oak flooring throughout, today you'll find it packed with plenty of modern-day luxuries.
You'll certainly discover a little something for everyone here. For example, there's a games room for competitive spirits, a heated indoor swimming pool for water babies, and an outdoor hot tub for sunset-watchers!
Sleeping up to twelve guests, and two well-behaved dogs, there are six indulgent en-suite bedrooms to choose from. As versatile as your personal guest list, each room can be made up as a superking or twin singles, whichever you prefer. If you're bringing the kids along, travel cots and toddler-ready beds can even be comfortably made up, all ready for their arrival.
After claiming your favourite sleeping space, gather everyone together for "first day of holiday" drinks in the beautiful lounge area, with its huge, scenery-showcasing windows, and plenty of squishy seating for everyone. And if you tire of talking to each-other, you can always switch on the plasma TV instead!
The Shaker-style kitchen is supremely well-equipped, and a joy to cook in for talented chefs and culinary novices alike. There's also a huge dining table, with comfy chairs, to break bread and drink wine at for as long as everybody likes.
Prefer dining al fresco? There's a second table and chairs out on the sheltered patio, along with the aforementioned hot tub...just add a bottle or two of bubbles, and that's your evening perfectly sorted!
What else to do? Well, you could always burn off all that holiday food with a few laps in the heated pool, or by challenging your loved ones to an energetic pool tournament! You'll also find the games room equipped with table football, a doll's house, and plenty of well-stocked toy baskets for the little ones.
If you prefer getting out and about, you'll find the beach is a short drive away - ideal for would-be surfers! Or how about an invigorating, fresh air-filled walk in the Quantock Hills, just a few miles away?
Meanwhile, there's a lovely selection of local pubs to while away some time in. One is within easy strolling distance, just in case you don't feel like cooking (and indeed, why would you?) - before you return to your luxurious barn, for a marathon movie night with your favourite people.
(It's a tough life, but we suppose someone has to live it...)
Things to note
Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, with a small additional charge per dog. For a 2 night weekend break check out is 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
Tried and tested
"WOW!! We have enjoyed a wonderful week at Lavender Barn - three generations of our Family and Barny the Cockapoo. Lavender Barn was absolutely everything we hoped for - lots to do for the children, sensational bedrooms and plenty of luxurious living spaces. The icing on the cake was the private indoor pool! We have booked again for next year!"
"I wasn't looking forward to my 40th but spending it in this amazing barn conversion in a stunning area ( Somerset is fabulous) was just the best! Kate and Steve went out of their way to make our special weekend everything we wanted. The barn was spotless and so comfy - the best bed we have ever slept in! We have a great walk over Exmoor with the best Sunday lunch at a local pub - thank you!"
"We are three families that holiday together every year to celebrate the New Year with children ranging in age from a baby to 15. As well as a dog! Lavender Barn is without doubt the best house we have stayed in. Kate and Steve and the whole Lavender Hill team have thought of everything! From a stunning Christmas tree to logs for the wood burner, the best information file we have ever come across and little goodies for the children and the dog. The barn was warm, cosy and the holiday was so special."
Region: Broomfield, Somerset
Cost (from): £1,200 (2 nights midweek)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1363
FacilitiesLuxurious barn conversion, sleeps up to 12 guests + cots: Lounge area: seating, plasma TV, Wi-Fi, iPod dock, woodburner, doors to patio. Well-equipped Shaker-style kitchen, dishwasher, coffee maker, cooking utensils, fridge/freezer, welcome basket, dining table and chairs. Games room: table football, pool table, TV, doll's house, toy baskets, selection of board games. Six en-suite bedrooms (6' superking or twin beds), four with shower rooms and two with bathrooms. Heated indoor swimming pool. Heating, towels and linen provided. Exterior: furnished patio area with hot tub, ample off-street parking.
Walking, cycling, beaches, watersports, National Parks, climbing, horse riding, mountaineering, pubs, golf, fishing, galleries.
At a glance
- A luxuriously converted 200-year-old barn, complete with heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a games room, nestled on the edge of a rural Somerset village.
- The dog-friendly barn sleeps up to 12 guests in six en-suite bedrooms, with cots and toddler-ready beds also available on request. Each bedroom can be made into a superking or a twin, whichever you prefer.
- There is a sheltered patio area with seating for al fresco meals, along with the aforementioned hot tub.
- The beach is a short drive away, with plenty of scope for country walks in the Quantock Hills or Exmoor. There is a lovely selection of pubs in the local area.