#{ServerName}
View to the front of this countryside retreat
Dining area
Cosy lounge with woodburner
Far reaching countryside views
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
Bedroom with king-size bed
King-size bedroom
Shower room
Wood-fired hot tub to relax in
Eco wood-fired hot tub with countryside views
Enjoy beautiful sunrises from the property
Treat yourself to breakfast out on the patio
Entrance to the property
Surrounding countryside views
1 / 15  View to the front of this countryside retreat
2 / 15  Dining area
3 / 15  Cosy lounge with woodburner
4 / 15  Far reaching countryside views
5 / 15  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
6 / 15  Kitchen area
7 / 15  Bedroom with king-size bed
8 / 15  King-size bedroom
9 / 15  Shower room
10 / 15  Wood-fired hot tub to relax in
11 / 15  Eco wood-fired hot tub with countryside views
12 / 15  Enjoy beautiful sunrises from the property
13 / 15  Treat yourself to breakfast out on the patio
14 / 15  Entrance to the property
15 / 15  Surrounding countryside views

Shepherds Croft

Taunton (7mls NE), Somerset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
11 more

At a glance

  • Idyllic barn conversion perfect for a relaxing retreat
  • Peaceful rural location with scenic walks for all levels of ability
  • Eco wood-fired hot tub with one free basket of logs
Property code: 36423

Lovingly converted barn provides a relaxing getaway in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. Walking routes and wildlife make a perfect location for those wanting to experience nature at its finest.

This idyllic barn conversion offers the perfect opportunity for a romantic break for two, with one furry friend. The lovingly converted barn lies within an area of outstanding beauty, offering plenty of walking routes and wildlife to be explored for those wanting to experience nature at its finest. Think wood-fired hot tubs, countryside views, country pubs, scenic walks and beaches within reach.

As you enter the rustic red brick building you will be greeted by the large open plan interior. The snug lounge area is complete with comfortable seating, and a cosy wood burner, perfect for those chilled nights in. The open plan kitchen and diner is an attractive, modern space offering everything you’ll need to cook up a storm during your stay. As you wonder up the two stairs, you’ll find a bright king-size bedroom along with a spacious bathroom. The entire property offers enviable views of the rolling countryside. Step outside to enjoy the eco wood-fired hot tub, BBQ, patio area and furniture in the enclosed garden, perfect for kicking back and relaxing with your canine companion.

The property is located on the outskirts of the stunning Quantock Hills, drive just 12.5 to reach the centre of the popular attraction. Drive just 4.5 miles, passing through a number of quaint villages to reach the town of Bridgwater, home to a number of pubs, eateries and shops. Drive just 20 miles to arrive at Exmoor National Park, home to incredible scenery, wild ponies and red deer. If you’re looking to go a little further afield, drive to the picturesque Dunster, here you can visit the stunning National Trust Dunster Castle with your dog.

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

  • 1 bedroom: king-size
  • 1 bathroom: walk in shower
  • Kitchen : electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine and freezer in adjoining outbuilding
  • Woodburner and underfloor heating
  • Eco wood-fired hot tub included
  • Ample private parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • One dog welcome
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Locked bicycle storage available
  • Regret no children, babes in arms welcome

Eloise Gould

This property is personally managed by Eloise.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 starsOverall equipment 4.8 stars4.8
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 starsOverall comfort 4.9 stars4.9
Overall location
Overall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 stars4.7

Reviewed by Jack 11th September 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Immaculate property with beautiful views. We couldnt fault our weekend stay at Shepherds Croft.

Reviewed by Sharon 4th September 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

This cottage was a brilliant find. So quiet and beautiful scenery. Short drive away to main roads and motorway for exploring. Cottage so well equipped and clean. Great for your dog too. Owner Karen very helpful if you need anything.

Reviewed by Dawn 28th August 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We arrived directions were spot on owner left us and our doggy a little gift which was a nice touch everything was great could not fault anything would highly recommend

Reviewed by Lorna 21st August 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Diane 14th August 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This was a lovely place to stay, we arrived and had fresh eggs and milk and biscuits, even the dog had biscuits. So thoughtful. Hosts, Karen and Simon were fantastic.

Reviewed by Sharon 7th August 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Very clean and well equipped property good quality bedding beautiful views, the eggs are amazing we brought some home, the honesty box for the wine is a very good idea good choice of wines at a good price just in case you forget to bring a bottle or 2!! Karen was very helpful if needed but not intrusive and Kelsey was a little star collecting our eRead moreggs for us to bring home, a very enjoyable stay and we will be returning Hide

Reviewed by Lauren 9th July 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We absolutely loved our 3 night stay here. The wood fired hot tub was a favourite part for us, using it morning and evening! Location is not far from local shops and pubs but far enough that it was such a peaceful stay which was a great balance for us! Couldnt recommend this place more, beautifully decorated and a very romantic getaway. Karen and SRead moreimon had also left us fresh eggs from their farm, along with milk and biscuits for when we arrived which was a lovely gesture. Hide

Reviewed by Christina 5th July 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Shepherds Croft is set in a beautiful quiet location, it is the perfect place to get away from everything. The eco tub is amazing with stunning views. The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable. Karen and Simon are amazing hosts, on hand if you need anything but we were left alone which was perfect. Would highly recommend shepherdsRead more Croft for a peaceful getaway. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 13th March 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

My partner and I have just come back from a wonderful long weekend at Shepherd's Croft. The property itself has been beautifully renovated, is really well equipped, spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. We had the most relaxing weekend and will definitely be booking again for the summer! Karen is a lovely host and the fresh eggs (from the chiRead moreckens on the farm!) were a great surprise! Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 2nd March 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Tianna 1st February 2020

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

We had a lovely few days at Shepherd's Croft and were very sad to be leaving. It was incredibly peaceful and private and the views were absolutely stunning. We particularly enjoyed the heated floor, the log burner and relaxing in the hot tub. Could not have wished for a better stay.

Reviewed by Daniel 6th December 2019

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Reviewed by Julie 1st November 2019

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Reviewed by Michael 19th October 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A beautifully peaceful second getaway to Shepherds Croft. Our little pup, poppy loves it there and its a struggle to get her to come back inside once she is out! Lovely views, lots to do locally and Karen is very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Paula 11th October 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Couldnt fault this lovely cottage, the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The hot tub was especially lovely on a clear night gazing at the stars and listening to the owls - it was as idyllic as it sounds! Would highly recommend it for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Karen 4th October 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Everything was excellent so clean and welcoming. The window seat is the perfect place to sit and read or to just look at the view. A log burner to enjoy on the cooler evenings and then a comfy bed for a good night's sleep. The thoughtfulness of the hosts to leave milk in the fridge and some lovely biscuits to enjoy.

Reviewed by Cheryl 20th September 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Shepherds Croft is tastefully finished in keeping in a way so as to be up to date and retain the barn conversion charms. The finishing touches and soft furnishing shows quality, care and thoughtfulness. As a busy working couple and running our own business quality time together is precious. We loved the hot tub and sat just talking and watching shoRead moreoting stars. We enjoyed a bike ride there are routes that suit all abilities. We had 3 nights there and it was just the tonic we needed, Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Jayne 13th September 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Julie 6th September 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This is a perfect place if you want peace and quiet and relaxation, as the property is well away from the farm and any work that was being done, six sheep in field off the garden and they never made a single noise. Property was beautiful and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Milk, eggs and biscuits on arrival which was lovely. Owner Read morewas very helpful and always available if needed but otherwise left us to get on with it. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 12th August 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautifully renovated shepherd's croft in a tranquil setting complete with sheep! We really enjoyed our stay and time exploring this part of Somerset.

Reviewed by Jennifer 9th August 2019

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Roman 12th July 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Jayne 14th June 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Ideally located cottage, close to amenities but wonderfully quiet. The cottage is equipped with everything you could want with a touch of luxury. Very comfortable bed, excellent shower, large screen TV, and a good WiFi signal. All with the bonus of the hot tub after a day's walking. We will definitely revisit this property again in the future.

Reviewed by Malcolm 7th June 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Eve 24th May 2019

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

The cottage was very well equipped with everything you would need. Lovely comfy bed and all very clean. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Daryl 12th May 2019

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Richard 26th April 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Stephen 19th April 2019

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Great property, well equipped, comfortable, plenty of space, indoors and outdoors. Owners were very helpful, but not intrusive. Lots to do in the area, and it's fairly close to a main road making it easy to get about. The downside is that you can hear (but not see) the road when it's quiet, but you can't have everything! Definitely recommended.

Reviewed by Susan 12th April 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Fantastic cottage with a special vibe - one of the most relaxing holidays we have had. The location was beautiful and the cottage was so comfortable, we didn't want to leave!

Reviewed by Louis 14th February 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Absolutely stunning cant wait to rebook in the summer time

Reviewed by Jyati 3rd February 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

I stayed at the cottage for a period of 4 nights 5 days. It would be an understatement to say, the cottage was home away from home. Everything was thought of to even providing board games ( scrabble mastermind that I am ) The cottage is perfect, the cleaniness is amazing, all the amenities thought of, all the appliances thought for when staying theRead morere, the ambiance, the serenity, the peace, the stillness, the heated floors - i can not recommend this place highly enough ! 5 star plus Hide

Reviewed by Verity 21st January 2019

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We were made to feel very welcome at the cottage. It was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Would definately go back and would recommend the cottage to family and friends

Reviewed by Charlene 27th December 2018

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Gavin 14th December 2018

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Top marks! Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Robert 29th October 2018

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Saffron 16th October 2018

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

All amazing couldnt fault a thing bed was sooo comfy and the views was amazing.

Reviewed by Jill 5th October 2018

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautifully presented barn conversion. It was well thought out & had everything we needed. It felt comfortable & luxurious at the same time. Our big dog was very happy there too. We had a short break but managed to get to see a lot & rest too.

Reviewed by Michael 28th September 2018

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

this is a lovely cottage with secure fencing all round for people with dogs, it is very peaceful and private with plenty of walks on its doorstep and has great views all round, the owner karen was very pleasant and helpful.it is situated close to the A38 so no problems visiting other areas and loads of places to visit, the nearest town with shops aRead morend pubs etc is only a mile away down very quiet roads will definitely re visit. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 21st September 2018

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

37 more
View to the front of this countryside retreat
Dining area
Cosy lounge with woodburner
Far reaching countryside views
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Kitchen area
Bedroom with king-size bed
King-size bedroom
Shower room
Wood-fired hot tub to relax in
Eco wood-fired hot tub with countryside views
Show 3 moreEnjoy beautiful sunrises from the property

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210