Courtyard Barn - Lois Barns
“A charming conversion overlooking lovely farmland” - VisitEngland Assessor
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Instead of the normal six hours between guests leaving at 10.00 am and new guests arriving at 4.00pm we are leaving an extra day. There will be a clear 30 hours between guests. Use of ULV 50 fogging machine using an Antiviral Disinfectant effective against Coronavirus
Our Inspector's view
A real home-from-home, Courtyard Barn has a lovely south-facing garden that looks out over farmland. Inside is a games room and a large sitting room that can easily accommodate all residents. Set in Blackmoor Vale, the barn is convenient for race goers who want to spend the day at Wincanton, which is less than five miles away.
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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