View towards the property
Inside the front entrance
Lounge area
Spacious living area
Open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
View from the property
View towards the property
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4 / 11  Spacious living area
5 / 11  Open-plan kitchen/diner/lounge
6 / 11  Double bedroom
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Old Holcombe Hillside

Watchet (6mls S), Exmoor
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A lovely barn conversion in an idyllic corner of Somerset set on a charming and secluded 6 acre smallholding with chickens and a farm pond
  • Perfect for visiting Wimbleball Reservoir, Somerwest World and the West Somerset Steam Railway
  • Admire the fantastic views and breathtaking scenery
  • A wonderful base for keen walkers and nature-lovers
Property code: OLDHI

Ideal for exploring Exmoor, this delightful barn conversion, which is set in a 6 acre smallholding with chickens and a farm pond, is perfectly located in one of the most picturesque parts of Somerset.

With the glorious Exmoor National Park and the Brendon Hills right on the doorstep, this lovely property is set in a wonderful area for walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers, thereby making the accommodation popular with couples and families wanting to get away from it all, especially out of season. If you require more than peace and tranquillity then you are just a short drive from a variety of sandy beaches and attractions including Wimbleball Reservoir with its water sports, Somerwest World at Minehead, the West Somerset Steam Railway, Brean Leisure Park and the popular tow of Taunton with its great range of high street shops. There are also plenty of excellent local family pubs within easy reach serving good bar meals. This attractive and welcoming single-storey property is situated within the grounds of the owners’ home, where a warm welcome awaits and privacy is assured. On entering, you will find yourself in the bright and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The tastefully furnished lounge is an ideal space for relaxation, with comfy seating, a traditional wood burner, TV and DVD. You will find a charming dining area, and the stylishly designed kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment. The metered washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in a utility room which is shared with the other on-site properties. Exploring this beautiful ground-floor property further you will find two comfortable bedrooms. There’s a comfy king-size room and a cosy twin room. You will also find a bathroom complete with bath, separate shower and WC. Stepping outside, you can relax on the enclosed patio with seating. A selection of outdoor games and a BBQ are available on request. You are also welcome to share and explore the 6 acres of land which are home to chickens and, occasionally, cows and sheep.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Part of a complex of 4 properties
  • Set on a working farm
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment
  • Lounge with wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • TV and DVD
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Shared utility room with metered washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • A selection of outdoor games
  • BBQ available on request
  • Bed linen, electric, central heating
  • Wi-Fi included speed connections may vary due to rural location
  • Travel cot available Highchair available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Children must be supervised around nearby pond
  • Guests will be welcome to share the 6 acres of land which is home to chickens and occasionally cows and sheep
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Kerry.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 7th February 2020

An excellent spot from where easy to explore Exmoor

Reviewed by Kathleen 27th October 2019

Well equipped and well laid out. Efficient central heating perfect for Autumn stay with log burner for extra comfort. Quiet situation in nice grounds. Fenced garden ideal for dog. Good position for visiting local attractions.

Reviewed by Julie 2nd August 2019

Beautiful location for a relaxing base to explore Somerset and Devon. Perfect cottage for a holiday with dogs as there is a secure garden. Cottage was very clean and furnished to a good standard.

Reviewed by Valerie 12th July 2019

Great place to see Somerset from. Good little local pub within walking distance and numerous walks out the backdoor. Owners very friendly.Still a bit work in progress for the owners who are building a large pond and still doing up a few things but the cottages themselves are fantastic.

Reviewed by Matt 24th June 2019

Perfect escape from the madness of life. Quiet location out the way but plenty of things in easy driving distance!

Reviewed by Sandra 10th May 2019

If you want peace and quiet with all the benefits of the countryside while still being within a reasonable distance from the coast, then this is for you. The owners are friendly without being intrusive, and the garden is private and safe for dogs or children. Plus, no restrictions on roaming the farm and talking to the animals. Perfect.

Reviewed by Joanna 29th March 2019

Hillside Barn is the most accessible of the four holiday barns on this property; it is clean, warm, comfortable and well equipped. Its rural location is quiet but not isolated, and very good for exploring Exmoor, Taunton and the coast. Unfortunately the views from the property are not quite as depicted on the website and the unpleasant smell mentioRead morened by another reviewer is all to obvious. The welcome pack of eggs and milk was very welcoming, as were the owners. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th February 2019

With two small children and a dog, we've stayed in many holiday cottages. This one is by far the best. Fabulously located for exploring Exmoor and Somerset, and wonderful views from your windows! The cottage is beautifully decorated, maintained,well equipt and comfortable. The log fire is perfect after winter days exploring and the fresh eggs and mRead moreilk in the fridge on arrival were a nice touch. We will definitely be returning here. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 7th February 2019

Lovely place in beautiful surroundings. Close to some pretty little villages. The owners are really friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Celia 8th December 2018

Very snug, comfortable accommodation. Great for two adults and dogs. Would probably suit two adults and one or two children rather than 4 adults. Excellent country location and very quiet. Perfect place for exploring Exmoor and the Quantocks.

Reviewed by Denise 19th October 2018

A warm welcome from the owners, to a comfortable, dog friendly property in a perfect location for exploring Somerset. It has everything we want in a holiday cottage.

Reviewed by Stephen 1st October 2018

The cottage is situated in a wonderful country position within easy access to shops, beach and countryside. John and Janet were perfect hosts who were only to pleased to help and give advice when needed. Would definitely be booking to stay again as it was perfect for the two of use and our dog "Boris".

Reviewed by Desmond 31st August 2018

Cottage was very clean and inviting, everything you would need for your stay was there. My only fault which is a bit petty, cupboard space for food storage was minimal.

Reviewed by Adrian 17th August 2018

Lovely cottage in a very nice location. John and Janet (the owners) very nice people. It was nice to have an enclosed garden area so that our dogs could run freely and safely. Would definitely go back there.

Reviewed by Louise 3rd August 2018

Perfect rural retreat; 30 minute drive from both Minehead and Taunton, was just right for our family holiday. Lovely facilities, comfy beds, relaxing lounge and plenty of room. Outdoor area was lovely to eat in daily. Only noise heard was from the chickens and sheep. Make sure you read the terms and conditions as not all information is on the main Read morepage of the website. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 6th July 2018

Would highly recommend this property. Hillside Barn was spacious, extremely clean, and had everything you could need. The adjacent property's were also very nice, we were lucky enough to be able to view them all whilst there. The owners were very welcoming too, they left us fresh eggs ( from their own hens) and a pint of milk in the fridge which weRead more thought was a special touch. Can't wait to go back!! the Owners were very welcoming Hide

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