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.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children should be aged 10 years or olderChildren should be aged 10 years or older
Pets allowed - Well-behaved pets are always welcome.Well-behaved pets are always welcome.
No smoking - This is strictly a non-smoking / vaping property.This is strictly a non-smoking / vaping property.
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Guests must keep their dog(s) on a lead at all times when entering or leaving the property as there is livestock and poultry in the vicinity.
- In the event of fire, guests should vacate the property as soon as possible. Exit through the downstairs living room window if fire is in the kitchen.
- All rubbish should be disposed of into the bins provided in the kitchen. Bins are marked for food waste recyclable and general waste items.
A Perfect Little Gem
We stayed at The Barn for 4 nights for an anniversary break & can honestly say that our 4 night/ 5 day break was perfect in every way. The Barn itself is superb, very clean & more than comfortable. It is nicely decorated & very well equipped with everything you could need. From our initial arrival I knew we had made an excellent choice, the village is pretty & simply charming as is The Barn itself when you arrive. Eric was on hand with the warmest of welcomes to let us in & show us around as well as providing knowledge of the area & places to visit. The welcome pack is lovely & included some lovely tasty local produce. We were also surprised by a bottle of Prosecco & an anniversary card from Eric & Amanda as they had remembered I had mentioned it when I originally booked it all those months ago.....Such a nice, thoughtful gesture, thank you so much! I loved the fresh flowers in both the kitchen/dining area & lounge, little touches like that make the place a real home from home.
A visit , or three, to The Kings Head is a must. Their gin selection, over 130 varieties, was a delight to sample & the food was superb. The locals are all very friendly & inclusive as are the landlord & landlady, you really felt you were stepping into your own local as soon as you walked through the door.
The surrounding area is just so pretty and there are plenty of places to go visit just a drive away, with some amazing views as you meander along the lovely roads.
Another must is a walk around the local church & graveyard which is steeped in history and you are made very welcome to look around & find out a little more of the village history.
There is absolutely nothing to fault at The Barn & everything to love. It really is a home from home.
Thank you for your warm hospitality & letting stay at your wonderful accommodation, everything was just simply perfect!!
This location was perfect for us, it was clean and comfortable. Eric and Amanda made us feel very welcome and were there to offer advice if needed.
Cannot recommend this place enough.
The Barn was a fantastic find. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. Eric, the owner, was on hand to meet us and show us around the property. The welcome pack was especially appreciated! We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay, including our dog Alfie.
Lovely Weekend Break
I booked the Barn for 3 night for my family. The property was lovely, peaceful, clean, very comfortable, well equipped and had everything you could think for. Eric and Amanda both were very helpful and gave good advice for places to visit. Overall a lovely relaxing break.
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.
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.