Situated on the edge of the historic town of Shepton Mallet, the property is a single storey barn conversion. Set next door to the owners' home, this cosy Shepton Mallet cottage makes a great base for all, with flexible sleeping arrangements and well-equipped attractive accommodation. The owners keep chickens, ducks and bees in their grounds, setting this Shepton Mallet cottage in a distinctly 'country' environment, yet its close proximity to the town means that guests can walk to local amenities including shops and pubs within 5-10 minutes.

Shepton Mallet town is a delightful mixture of 'old and new', with some wonderful old architecture and a small weekly market, plus a variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Shepton Mallet is set in the Mendip foothills, and is at the geographical heart of the Mendip District. This is a beautiful landscape, with unique places to visit like Kilver Court. Shepton Mallet is home to the Royal Bath and West Showground; one of Britain's major agricultural shows which is held annually in May/June, and many other events are staged throughout the year. The town is positioned close to Wells, which has weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday, the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace Gardens – all worth a visit.

Glastonbury is just a few miles away with the ‘Tor’ and unique shops in its town centre. Nearby Street is the home of Clarks Village Factory shopping outlet.  Bristol, Bath and the coast are easy to visit for a day trip. Many family attractions including Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and East Somerset Railway are all within a 45 minute drive.

This Shepton Mallet cottage also has an abundance of local family attractions within a short drive, while for those who enjoy walking this is the perfect property, with the Mendip Hills offering a wealth of footpaths and rugged landscapes. Glastonbury, Wells, Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat are all easily reached.

Please note that The Barn will no longer be available for letting after 30th September 2014