A luxurious conversion of a Grade II-listed, 16th century rural Somerset barn, complete with an indoor swimming pool and an al fresco hot tub.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Nestled just outside the Somerset village of Halse, Cornflower Cottage is a converted Grade II-listed, 16th century barn that’s rich in traditional countryside charm.

Many characterful original features have been left intact, and the beautiful stone exterior hints at a peaceful journey back in time.
Not that you’ll be lacking in any modern luxuries here, however, since you’ll also get to enjoy private sessions in a heated indoor swimming pool, and an al fresco hot tub that’s perfect for stargazing!

Sleeping up to four guests and two well-behaved dogs – plus one more small child or a baby – this is the ideal retreat for small families, as there’s lots of enclosed outdoor space for playtime.

(All the grown-ups need to do is pour a drink and supervise, from the shaded comfort of the furnished patio!)

Later on, fire up the barbecue for a sizzling sunset supper, or head back inside to the sleek, well-equipped kitchen and diner to enjoy holiday feasts all together.
Curl up in front of the log burner and watch a film on the wall-mounted TV, before snuggling in your favourite of two cosy superking bedrooms. You’ll have two bathrooms to choose from too, so there’ll be no awkward morning queues.

What to do after you’ve woken – and freshened – up? Well, with so much wonderful space to call your own, you’d be forgiven for simply staying put at the cottage, splashing around in the swimming pool, or simply getting lost in a good book out on the patio.

But if you feel like exploring, historic Halse is a short walk away, and there’s plenty of scope for walking and cycling (ample bike storage is available at the cottage, too.)

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At a glance

  • A modern conversion of a Grade II-listed, 16th century barn, peacefully located just outside the Somerset village of Halse.
  • Perfect for small families, up to 4 guests can be accommodated in 2 superking bedrooms, with extra room for a baby or small child if needed.
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
  • Enjoy 2 private sessions per day in the heated indoor swimming pool, or relax in the al fresco hot tub with a sunset tipple!
  • There is plenty of space in the enclosed garden for the kids and dogs to play… while you relax on the patio!
  • The village – and the friendly local pub! – is a short walk away, and you’re within easy reach of an endless range of activities and attractions.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Swimming Pools


Converted 16th century barn, sleeps 4 guests.  Living space with wood-burner and wall-mounted TV, DVD and CD player, dining table and chairs, well-equipped modern kitchen.  2 superking bedrooms, 1 with en-suite facilities, 1 bathroom.  Outside: furnished patio with barbecue and hot tub, enclosed garden.  Use of heated indoor swimming pool (2 private sessions per day).
Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic stops, museums, pubs, shops, historic sites, activities, swimming, stargazing

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Though it’ll feel as though you’re miles from anywhere, the cottage is temptingly close to Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – both offering endless spots for scenic picnics, as the kids and dogs let off their excess energy.

More into guided activities and structured days out? No problem… in this action-packed part of the world you can do everything from visiting a cider museum, to jumping around in a trampoline park!

Simply choose your favourite holiday pleasures, then get ready to indulge wholeheartedly, knowing you’ve got a ridiculously lovely evening at Cornflower Cottage to look forward to when you’re done.

Things to note

A range of hampers and treats are available to pre-order for your stay – just ask! A bookable EV charger is available.

Where you'll be staying

Taunton, Somerset

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