Charming farmhouse and initially warm and welcoming owners, who'll seemingly do everything to help - even arranged lifts with local friend rather than using taxi firms.
Delightful rooms and a lovely breakfast, although major indigestion from the announcement upon departure that an additional nights' fee was needed because we apparently couldn't stay for only one night... always nice to be told after you've booked and arrived... even stranger seeing as we stayed for one night in June too!
After an uncomfortable conversation (with local heavy on hand for back-up!) which resulted in a compromise and an additional payment to placate the owner, we were just pleased to be back on the road again.
All in all a lovely spot, just watch out for the unstable owner and summary additional charges upon departure - get confirmation of your booking dates in writing from the owner before arriving.
If you can't be dealing with unstable owners, the Helyar Arms in the next village is lovely too, although a little more expensive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our listed Somerset farm house that goes back to the seventeenth century. We are situated two miles south of Yeovil in the quiet village of Barwick just off the A37. We have 3 double rooms available - one room has en-suite shower and lavatory. Food is either organic or locally produced including eggs from our poultry. We are directly opposite a truly excellent restaurant and also within 2 miles of two pubs with very good food. Dogs are welcome and we can also put up horses in our stables. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barwick Farm House Somerset