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The Wool Barn

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7 Nights  

  • £776  to  £1195

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Wool Barn

The Wool Barn is a fabulous Exmoor holiday home for multi-generational families and groups of friends. Built from local stone to store fleece on Honeymead Farm on the edge of Simonsbath and just over a mile's country walk from The Exmoor Forest pub, it has received a new lease of life as a beautiful holiday rental that sleeps eight people in four very comfortable ensuite bedrooms, with a further study/single ensuite bedroom on the ground floor. Staying here, you'll be treated to panoramic rural views from dawn until dusk, fantastic footpaths and bridleways through Exmoor National Park, and a peaceful atmosphere that will soothe your soul and give you no option but to surrender to the slower pace of country life.

Simonsbath is a pretty village in the heart of Exmoor National Park. The community is predominantly farming, with the locals' love of their land evident in its care. The flowing water of the River Barle powers a National Trust sawmill used to cut the oak for the solid gates and signs you'll see as you explore on foot or horseback. Follow the Two Moors Way south along the river to Lanacre, stopping by Cow Castle on the Honeymead Estate for a dip.

Exmoor is an outdoor adventure playground on an enormous scale. Hiking, mountain biking and horseriding are accessible all year round, with local stables and guides available to help if required. Seasonal hunting is integral to the rural way of life. Two local packs, the Exmoor Foxhounds and Devon & Somerset Staghounds, welcome mounted visitors. The owners of Honeymead Farm can introduce you to nearby stables providing livery if you want to bring your horse on holiday. Anglers can obtain a permit to fish the River Barle, a few miles away on Wimbleball Lake. Day trips can include sightseeing in Dunster, enjoying Minehead's traditional seaside attractions, and discovering the charm of coastal villages like Porlock Weir, Lynton and Lynmouth.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Peter and Holly Roper joined Independent Cottages in January 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Exmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Wool Barn is a two-storey detached stone holiday home on a private estate. Though recently renovated, it retains the comforting air of a beloved family home.


  • Stairs lead from the welcoming entrance hall to the upper level with doors opening into the living area and kitchen/diner.
  • Deep sofas and armchairs face the fireplace and wood burner in the living room. Book-filled shelves are close to hand to make it easier for guests to relax.
  • An antique dresser takes pride of place in the spacious kitchen/diner. Also antique to fit with the property's age, the dining table seats ten for meals. In contrast, the modern range cooker and huge American-style fridge-freezer are definitely 21st-century features.
  • A cosy study-come-bedroom has a single daybed, desk and TV with an ensuite shower room.
  • Hang coats and leave wellies in the utility room, which also has a washing machine and a tumble dryer,.


  • Two of the upstairs bedrooms are spacious double rooms with drawers and wardrobes for storage.
  • Two remaining bedrooms are large twin rooms, each furnished with two single beds and storage.
  • All bedrooms are ensuite with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The holiday home is on the private Honeymead Estate with gorgeous walks accessible from the door. There is parking, a tennis court, and bike storage.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. A travel cot and a high chair are available on request.

The Wool Barn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8-9 in 5 bedrooms (2 Double, 2 Twin & 1 Single)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £776
To £1195
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7590 366157 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Peter and Holly Roper
Member Since January 2012

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