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Courtyard Barn rated 5* sleeps 6 plus cots. Peaceful and rural location.

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Courtyard Barn at Lois Farm awarded 5* by VisitEngland is perfect for holidays with your family or friends. If you are looking for relaxation and tranquillity in a peaceful rural setting overlooking farm land this lovely barn is for you. Situated in the beautiful Blackmore Vale on the border of Somerset and Dorset there are many well-known places to visit close by for all ages. We have horses and ponies with cattle and sheep in the fields during the summer. We are family friendly with baby equipment available to borrow, toys and a safe fenced garden. In the colder months light the wood burner for cosy evenings in. The barn still retains many of the original features. The barn has recently been fully refurbished and will comfortably sleep 6 (plus cots) in three double bedrooms one of which...Courtyard Barn at Lois Farm awarded 5* by VisitEngland is perfect for holidays with your family or friends. If you are looking for relaxation and tranquillity in a peaceful rural setting overlooking farm land this lovely barn is for you. Situated in the beautiful Blackmore Vale on the border of Somerset and Dorset there are many well-known places to visit close by for all ages. We have horses and ponies with cattle and sheep in the fields during the summer. We are family friendly with baby equipment available to borrow, toys and a safe fenced garden. In the colder months light the wood burner for cosy evenings in. The barn still retains many of the original features. The barn has recently been fully refurbished and will comfortably sleep 6 (plus cots) in three double bedrooms one of which is downstairs. All bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be set-up as either super kings or twins. We use only fine Egyptian cotton for linen and provide towels and bathrobes. Please ask for a quote if you wish to stay longer than 3 days but less than a week or if you wish to stay for longer than a week. The modern and well-equipped kitchen/diner has cream shaker-style units luxurious granite work surfaces and a slate floor. It is very well equipped including an American style fridge/freezer. The double doors open onto the patio with views over farmland. The lovely south facing patio and garden overlooking fields is ideal for al-fresco meals, relaxing in the evening sunshine and watching the sunset. In the winter the wood burner makes the living room a warm and cosy place to be, we provide all the logs and everything you need to light the fire. The games room located in an adjacent barn is great for kids young and old with table tennis and table football. Lois Farm is located in the beautiful Blackmoor Vale on the border of Somerset and Dorset, accessed by a quiet country lane and surrounded by stunning countryside. We are only few miles south of Wincanton and ideally placed to visit many well-known attractions including Glastonbury, Longleat, Wookey Hole, Wells, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Hayes Motor Museum, Sherborne and many beautiful National Trust properties and gardens.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Children must be accompanied by an adult if going to see the horses or sheep.
Bedrooms
3 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Tanya P
Hosting since June 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe like to welcome our guests to Courtyard Barn and introduce ourselves. We are always available to answer any questions and recommend places to visit and eat. More than happy to take you to meet the horses if you would like.

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Jane W
Jane W
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great rental property
We had a great 3-night stay here. As others have stated, the barn is very well-equipped and was very comfortable. Having a downstairs bedroom and bathroom was ideal for us as our elderly mother struggles with stairs. Tanya was very responsive to my queries prior to our stay and provided some great recommendations on places to visit (and eat out!). We loved visiting Sherbourne - a beautiful town about 20 mins drive away.
Visited July 2023
Written 17 July 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Martin L
Martin L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little cottage
Recommend this greet little cottage in Somerset with lovely garden and owners. Very practical a a welcoming.
Visited July 2020
Written 24 July 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Dear Martin Thank you very much for your very kind review. I am so pleased you liked the barn and your stay at Lois Farm. We would be delighted to welcome you back if you ever decided on another visit. With Very Best Wishes Tanya
Written 26 July 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andy Barnett
Andy Barnett
Guildford, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New Year Break
We spent a great week staying at Courtyard Barn, Lois Farm over New Year 2019. The location is great, the accommodation is very well maintained and well appointed. Tanya was very welcoming and available whenever needed. Our 2 boys loved seeing Humphrey and Cassie the horses every day and still mention them now. We would love to stay again some time!
Visited December 2019
Written 3 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Dear Leah and Andy Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am pleased the boys loved seeing the horses Humprey enjoys meeting visitors. I am glad that you liked Lois Farm and the barn. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Lois in the future. With our very best wishes Tanya & Chris
Written 18 February 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie L
Julie L
Southampton, United Kingdom45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic short break
Just arrived back after an amazing stay at Courtyard Barn. Courtyard barn is in a quiet location but a great base for visiting local sites. The Barn is decorated to very high standards and very modern. We will definitely return
Visited October 2019
Written 29 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Dear Julie Thank you for your review it is very kind of you. I am glad you liked the barn and enjoyed visiting the local areas of interest. We are well placed for visiting a number of attractions. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Lois Farm in the future. With very best wishes Tanya and Chris
Written 18 February 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NorthStar225053
NorthStar225053
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the greatest vacation lodgings we ever had
The environment we liked already when driving. The house made the whole thing perfect. A beautiful garden with a fantastic view and the house is inside very tastefully and comfortably furnished. There was nothing missing, enough cutlery, dishes, cooking utensils, even cuddly bathrobes were there for us. We were made very welcome by the very friendly and helpful landlords and enjoyed the stay very much.
Visited July 2019
Written 6 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Thank you Nicole for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. It was good seeing your boys enjoying the games room with the table tennis. I am delighted that liked the barn and surroundings so much. We would be very pleased to welcome you all back if you decided on another visit to the UK. I hope the grape harvest is a good one. With very best wishes Tanya and Chris.
Written 7 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

MaxDiverNC
MaxDiverNC
Monroe, NC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrific! A great family and friends retreat!
We are very experienced renters of private and holiday rentals and the Peatroys, owners of Lois Barns Farms, just outside Wincanton, Somerset UK, have done so very well at the renovation of a 200 year old pig barn into one of the most comfortable stays imaginable. The Courtyard features 3 very comfortable bedrooms, each can be made up either as king beds or twins, 2 baths, the upstairs one is a little short for me- 6'2" tall, but no problems. Set outside a market town in the country, you are awakened to the calls of sheep and cows and perhaps a hungry horse or two. We have enjoyed self catering rentals stays in many parts of the U.S. and other countries and would rate this one right at the top.
Visited May 2018
Written 5 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Thank you so much for your very kind review Max. We enjoyed having you and Carrolle stay with us at Lois such lovely and friendly guests. Four orphan lambs for Carrolle to bottle feed. Chris & I are looking forward to seeing you both again shortly and welcoming you back to Lois Farm. Thank you again for your lovely comments Tanya & Chris
Written 6 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GianniFranciscaLaura
GianniFranciscaLaura
The Hague, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
peaceful cottage
We have stayed here fore 5 days and immediately felt at home in this nicely decorated, cozy and beautifully situated house surrounded by green meadows. We definitely recommend this place to everybody who looks for a quiet place where you can completely unwind. Chris and Tanya, thank you very much for sharing this beautiful place with us!
Visited April 2019
Written 3 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Dear Francisca Thank you so much for your very kind review and thank you for being such lovely guests we enjoyed sharing Lois Farm with you. I am so pleased you liked the barn and the location and found it an ideal place to unwind and relax. We would be delighted to welcome you back if you ever decided on another visit. I hope you all have an enjoyable summer. Thank you again for your kind comments. Tanya and Chris
Written 5 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mikebev A
Mikebev A
Chelmsford, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peacful & Luxurious, great base for days out
Lovely 5* accommodation, had a fab stay and one of the most peaceful properties weve stayed at, everything you need & more, comfy beds & top quality furnishings. You cant go wrong staying here, hosts were superb. Games room is an added extra and Humphrey the horse was a real character would-of liked to have bought him home. Thanks for a fab week.
Visited August 2018
Written 26 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Thank you very much for your very kind review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lois Farm it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We would be delighted to welcome you all back in the future especially Humphrey who is missing all the attention.
Written 27 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Edra E R
Edra E R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Short or long stay - A Home from Home
A super find. Much more than fully equipped, nothing left out can even make cakes if you wanted to. 3 very spacious bedrooms and very comfortable beds. Everything top quality. It was so nice to have a log fire too. We wanted a country location and this is all that on a farm. Very easy to get to lots of lovely places around Somerset. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. Cannot fault this cottage.
Visited April 2018
Written 30 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Thank you Edra for your very kind review. I am delighted that you were so pleased with Courtyard Barn. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Lois and we would be very glad to welcome you back if you ever decided on another stay in the future. With our very best wishes Tanya & Chris
Written 2 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

carlrom
carlrom
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely barn, a home from home
The barn is beautiful and very well equipped, it is truly a home from home. We found it very clean and in excellent conditions. It is exactly as pictured on the website, which was a relief! There are three horses but no hens or ducks. If the weather is not kind to you (as happened to us) there is a log burner in the living room for which they supply logs and kindling!
Visited April 2018
Written 18 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paradise670487
Paradise670487
Thank you very much for your kind review Carlos. It was a shame that the weather was so wet for your stay. You and your family were lovely guests and it was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Lois. We would be delighted to welcome you all back if you ever decided on another visit. .
Written 24 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Though Lois Farm is a peaceful and private place though we are only a few miles south of Wincanton and its shops. Country walks on the doorstep. We are ideally placed to visit many well-known attractions including Glastonbury, Longleat, Wookey Hole, Wells, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Hayes Motor Museum, Sherborne, Bath and many beautiful National Trust properties and gardens.
Getting around
By car
Access
Car required
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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