Sleeps up to 5 persons in a quiet village location in a conservation area
About Eric Vose
I'm recently retired and moved to the West Country with my partner Amanda during the Spring of 2016. Our aim was to create a holiday home and to enjoy a better quality of life in a village location - we have achieved both of these goals. We feel as though we came away on a holiday and never went home! Our rural location is both peaceful and full of character with an amazing array of ancient stone buildings in a conservation area.
Eric Vose purchased this Barn in 2016
Why Eric Vose chose Merriott
We live in Maple Cottage which is situated across the driveway from The Barn. We were instantly taken by the setting and appearance of the 2 buildings when we viewed the properties early in 2016. The opportunity to convert The Barn into a holiday let was an exciting project and before the end of the year we were able to open our doors to guests. The Barn is really well-appointed and provides all of the modern comforts and features that today's guests routinely expect. We have used the experiences from our stays in holiday cottages in an attempt to cater for all of the things we wanted to find in the perfect location.
What makes this Barn unique
We are so lucky to live in a conservation area and we particularly enjoy the wonderful historic buildings we have in our village. The village church, All Saints dates back to the 13th century and the local pub was serving beer in the late 17th century. The majority of the village buildings are constructed from Hamstone, which is quarried locally at Ham Hill. The rustic, honey tones of the stone is uniquely attractive to the area. The Barn was converted to a dwelling over 50 years ago but within the last decade has been restored and refurbished to provide a modern living space in an historical setting.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Long Weekend Break
We booked The Barn for a long weekend break for the 2 of us with with my 80 year old Mom. This property was just perfect for what we were looking for. Great location for getting to the coast (Lyme Regis) or visiting local attractions (Montacute House). Having the downstairs bedroom was perfect for my Mom and The Barn was lovely and clean, well decorated and very comfortable. A real home away from home. Amanda was there to meet us when we arrived and the welcome pack was great. If we are visiting the area again we would definitely book again.
Eric and Amanda very welcoming with lots of helpful information. Very dog friendly.Five stars.
"Lovely home comforts provided"
Everything we needed was catered for. we even commented that we could easily live in a property like this as it is so well designed. It really was a home from home and we enjoyed returning home in the evenings to relax and self cater after busy days out.
Lovely and peaceful
Excellent hosts, very kind and accommodating. House is perfectly located and comfortable.
Peaceful and extremely comfortable with everything you need for a self catering break
Spacious cottage with comfy beds and seating. Excellent tv and Wi-fi. Situated in large village with shop and playing field with tennis courts and outdoor gym within easy walking distance.
Excellent accommodation in a lovely location
We are a family of four, with to children aged 13 and 10, plus a dog. The house was lovely with everything you need. The owners are brilliant and helpful. Merriott itself is a lovely, peaceful village, with a nearby town with supermarkets etc. 20 miles from Lyme Regis, and 30 from Weymouth, so lots to see and do using this as a base. Highly recommended!
Merriott is a peaceful village set in the lush, undulating countryside of South Somerset. The buildings are mainly constructed from locally quarried ham stone which has a charming honey tone and rustic appearance. Ham Stone continues to be quarried to the present day from the scenic outcrop of Ham Hill which forms part of a 400 acre parkland within 5 miles of The Barn. Together with the sense of community which prevails in the village, Merriott is an ideal holiday destination for local tourism. There are many walks which pass through the village (the River Parrett Trail being one) and a major cycle route wends it's way through Merriott on a circular tour of South Somerset.
The village boasts 2 pubs, a pottery, a farm shop, a coffee shop (fresh bread available daily) a 13th century church and many ancient buildings which give it an unrivalled and aesthetic charm. In addition there is a Co-operative convenience store, a butchers, a pharmacy and a petrol station (including a Post Office).
There are many picturesque villages throughout South Somerset and crossing the county boundary into either Dorest or East Devon opens the gateway to the Jurassic Coast which is a Unesco World Heritage site. The nearest coastal town is West Bay which has been utilised as the main film location for the BBC drama series, Broadchurch. The quintessential, Victorian, seaside resort of Lyme Regis is 18 miles from Merriott which allows The Barn to be the perfect location to visit the historical coast as well as the major tourist attractions further inland. There are many National Trust properties within a short drive from the village.