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“Fantastic Rental - well organised”
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The Barn, with Sunset cottage at left
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The Barn, with Sunset cottage at left
Barn - the lounge
Barn patio and BBQ in dappled sunlight
The Barn Kitchen - rustic and modern, a dream kitchen
Barn - breakfast room
Barn - courtyard form the front. Byre cottage to left, Sunset to right
Gallery landing with 19th C antique chandelier
Early summer - a glorious garden
Barn, 'Oak' master bedroom with ensuite,
Stable cottage, taken from Byre cottage
Barn - 'Chestnut' twin bedroom
Sunset cottage.
Barn - 'Birch' twin bedroom
Rustic 2m wood-fired hot tub.
Barn - 'Elm' bedroom
7' Pool table
Byre Cottage - lounge
Barn the Blue or Garden Room
From the south side looking through the garden room to the breakfast area
Stable cottage - lounge
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Barn -
10 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 25
Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, England

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Simon G
Chepstow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Rental - well organised”
Reviewed 27 April 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We've stayed here twice as part of a large extended family group. The barns are well appointed, with fantastic local walks and lovely wood burners in each cottage.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 May 2016
Thanks Simon. Delighted you enjoyed it so much. The Quantocks and West Somerset really are one of England's secret jewels!
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RWWDevon
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 31 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

After much organisation, our large family group of 17 adults and 4 children ( age range 1-75) descended on Penbridge Court for Christmas. This property had been chosen for the Big Event after much research nearly two years ago,mainly for the accommodation on offer and its location. We needed somewhere accessible to rail and road travel that offered sufficient bedrooms and bathrooms for all, with no bunks and no temporary beds, ensuring comfort and privacy for all. Penbridge Barn and 3 cottages fulfilled the brief perfectly with the added advantages of lots of space indoors, a pool table and different sitting areas plus play equipment in the garden for the children and a hot tub for adults. We tested the cooking facilities tremendously and had to use all the cottage ovens too for Christmas lunch. Sam, the super housekeeper, tells us that increasing cooking facilities in the main barn is being planned. We would imagine that it would not be an issue in summer months when the BBQs would be used. The Barn and cottages are beautifully and tastefully furnished and really feel like a home from home, not a rental property. Groups enjoyed the Santa Express, walks to local pubs, spending Christmas money in Taunton sales and we all had a fantastic time being together in such comfortable, warm and welcoming accommodation. An absolutely magical Christmas- thank you Sam and team!

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andydeb12...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Thanks to Sam and the team at Penbridge Court and Barns for a fantastic stay. The photo's on the various websites do not do justice to this majestic property. The owners have covered every detail and then some to make this a truly luxurious break and we can not thank them enough. Every member of our party and Molly (our Bassett Hound) had a fantastic time during our 5 day stay and we will re-live the great memories we have for a very long time to come.
If you like complaining about noisy builders next doors, cracked tiles, poor décor, mouldy grout etc., then do not stay here as you will be disappointed - there is absolutely nothing to complain about.

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Liked best: So much to like, extremely difficult to single out 1 individual thing.
Liked least: Absolutely nothing.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RCHLMH
Fleet, Hants
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What a great place to stay!”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Each year we rent a large property for our ever growing family reunion. I can honestly say that the Penbridge Court Barn and cottages surpassed all previous venues by a country mile. Reached via a narrow country lane the setting is quite magical, looking out over a valley with a steam railway running though it. The property, is spacious and allowed each part of the family to have their own space and privacy when they wanted it. In our party we had five children aged five and under and despite typically wet West Country weather there was plenty to occupy them in the house. When the sun did shine there were trampolines, playhouses and a whole mass of outdoor games. The adults were equally well catered for with puzzles, games and more importantly full blown Sky packages. Whilst we were there the internet was poor, but Sky were upgrading to fibre optic as we left so this should now also be sorted.
All of the property was amazingly clean and very well appointed. Would we recommend this property to others? Definitely!

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Liked best: The ability for everyone to join in or have their own space
Liked least: Didn't book it for long enough!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Michael C
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great family holiday at The Barn”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
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Following a visit to The Barn last September with a group of friends we knew it would be a wonderful place to stay for a family holiday. Our family consists of grandparents to grandchildren (4 & 4 months). The kitchen was appreciated for its size & equipment provided, also the lovely welcome basket ( particularly the biscuits)! The spacious garden with the child's climbing frame/swing, trampoline & table tennis were much used as was the hot tub. There are plenty of things to do & places to visit in the area. Our visit coincided with The Minehead Festival, the highlights being The West Somerset Railway Steam Train journey & The Red Arrows display when we arrived.
At the end of each day we gathered together to have dinner at the long table in the open plan kitchen. We also had some good food & beer in The Farmers Arms.
All the family enjoyed staying at The Barn so I am sure will be back in the future.

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Liked best: Space, comfort & wonderful kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
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