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The Barn, with Sunset cottage at left
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Barn - the lounge Barn patio and BBQ in dappled sunlight
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36 reviews
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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Tommo_29
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Doesn't get much better than this...”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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What a place! We turned up mob-handed for a pre-Christmas get together with most of our 16-strong party not really knowing what to expect. What we discovered was not far short of luxury accommodation, situated in beautiful West Country surroundings. We had the main barn and two of the smaller properties, and the exceptionally high standard showed no sign of diminishing from one to the next.

It’s fair to say that before we arrived, we’d bombarded the owners with questions about, and changes to, our booking; demands for a Christmas tree, last minute pleas for Barry the hamster to be allowed to come along and the possibility of extra stair gates to stop the inquisitive natures of a couple of toddlers from leading them too far astray. All were answered with speedy email responses and our particular, sometimes peculiar, needs were met to the letter. Barry was given the nod and not one reply that we received hinted at the frustration that we must have been causing our would-be landlords. A fantastic service and such a relief to deal directly with the owners instead of going through a third party.

It only got better once we turned up. After a long drive through a dreary December evening, we opened the door of the main barn to discover a beautiful, spacious kitchen; a sight to gladden the heart of somebody tasked with cooking roast turkey and trimmings for the entire party. We had some culinary kit between us as there usually isn’t enough, but in the end it stayed in the car. The place has stacks of quality utensils, pans, crockery etc, and enough cafetieres to produce the volume of coffee required to gently coax eight or so people out of their hangovers and into the day. Next to the kettle was a stash of locally sourced tea bags and delicious biscuits, a jar of half-sensible instant coffee and a panettone just begging to be ripped from its beautiful Christmas tin and devoured. What had we done to deserve all this bounty? Well; nothing. The owners just go out of their way to make you feel thoroughly welcome and their efforts do the job wonderfully.

The rest of the barn is just as impressive and our excitement mounted palpably as we explored it and as the reality of the place being ours for the weekend began to sink in. The dining area boasting a huge, wooden table that seated all of us without any trouble made for a lovely, sociable eating experience. The look on the faces of two little ones bursting in on a vast sitting room featuring a tree resplendent in its festive furnishings, and a life size, cuddly Dalmatian won’t be forgotten for a long time.

There’s so much space that you could easily give the in-laws the slip if you’re there with family. Making your escape won’t lead to a compromise in the entertainment stakes though, as there are several TVs, a genuinely reasonable DVD collection (not just Sunday paper freebies), plus table football, pool and a wood fired hot tub - the novelty of which didn’t wear off. Bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable and the bathrooms were clean and hot water was forthcoming at all hours of the day and night. The only thing we lost out on a bit due to the time of year was the sprawling, immaculately manicured garden, the selection of BBQs, and the table tennis/ping-pong/wiff-waff table, all of which would be a delight in better weather.

There’s no point in talking any more about the rooms and facilities as it’s all listed on the booking site. Suffice to say the place is stunning, has everything you need, is entirely child-friendly and makes for a fantastic getaway at any time of the year. We hardly ventured out but if you do, I suggest you go only as far as one or two of the myriad local cider farms, buy a few bottles and get back as quickly as possible to crack them open and enjoy the rest of your stay at Penbridge Court.

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rmikejaco...
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Luxurious getaway in a lovely location”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 for a stay in October 2013

We had a large group to accommodate and feed for a week. We took the Barn & two of the cottages and the rest stayed in local B & B's
Everything in the complex appears brand new, it is beautifully furnished, and luxuriously laid out. The kitchen is enormous and well equipped, and we were able to cook for, and feed, 26 adults every night with ease. The owners were charming and helpful at every stage. The pool table and the wood fired hot tub really helped people chill out in the evenings.
II can't recommend it to highly.

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Liked best: Spacious & relaxing accomodation in a great location
Liked least: poor mobile phone signal
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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RuthLSadl...
Frome, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantasic location and great space!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Having stayed for 4 nights with a large group there was more than enough space for dinning and socializing as well as food preparation and cooking area for so many people. The location was secluded enough for privacy but easily accessible.

Gat for groups of friends as well as large families.

Thank you for a great getaway!

Travelling group: Large Group
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Mattyspec...
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Everything you could need.... and then some more!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We rented the Barn and cottages for new years eve, and it was so perfect for our large group. It is rare to find holiday rentals so well equipped, not to mention a truly excellent hot-tub!

Travelling group: Friends
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nickyandr...
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“what an amazing place to stay”
Reviewed 26 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

If you have a large party this is the place to stay
The location is perfect with fields and hills everywhere you look.
WOW is all I can say about the barn stunningly beautiful and the attention to detail is first class, there was everything you need for a great holiday and more
The hot tub is emptied and refilled for every new party, we spent many evening in there.
Thanks Simon and Tim this is a holiday we will never forget for all the right reasons

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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