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The Barn at Rapps Cottage

Rapps near Ilminster, Somerset (Ref. 1054569)


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Review(s)

  • Peter

    “Wonderful cottage and everything else regarding the holiday INCLUDING the very helpful owners .”

    ....10 out of 10.

    ....10 out of 10.

    - Peter, May 2024

    Thank you Peter and Lesley, we're so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thanks for choosing our Barn and thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you both again soon Property Owner


  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, Denby crockery, Smart TV, DVD player, sound bar, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wash only laundry service available for £5 per load, please organise with the owner
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Secure storage for two bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Children are not accepted at this property

The property

The Barn at Rapps Cottage” is a stunning barn conversion within the curtilage of a genuine 15th Century Grade II listed Somerset Long House.

Full of character and Somerset charm, this thatched holiday home is a perfect place to start exploring the many attractions of the South West. Easily accessible from the A303 and M5, yet surrounded by the splendour of the Blackdown Hills, Somerset Flats and the Dorset Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this all-ground-floor haven is perfect for a pair seeking a rural escape, with the highlights of Somerset on your door step. With reserved parking and gardens to relax in, the Barn itself boasts original beams and a genuine thatched roof and garden view.

It makes a wonderful choice for a traditional English countryside escape. Beautifully fitted out with oak furniture, comfy sofa and intimate dining area, the Barn at Rapps Cottage is the perfect place to unwind after a day full of Somerset adventure. The kitchen area is equipped with everything you could need if you decide to forego the many excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area.

With a combi microwave/oven, electric hob, fridge and freezer, it has all you need to prepare a romantic meal or hearty breakfast which can be enjoyed on your own private patio or simply in front of the smart TV with DVD player and sound bar for a quiet night in. No expense has been spared on a 6000 spring, hypo-allergenic super king size bed with genuine Egyptian cotton sheets for a perfect night’s sleep.

Or request for the bed to be made into two singles if you're travelling with a friend! A large country garden is available for you to enjoy, with a picnic hamper should you wish to dine, or just wine, by the pond. The nearest pub is just a walk through the countryside and offers everything you might want from a country inn.

Many others offer variety and quality dining within a few short miles. Pretty Ilminster is on your doorstep for all of your local amenities such as ingredients for your homemade meals and boasts pubs, cafes and excellent delicatessens as well as a rich history worth exploring through its stunning Minster, art gallery and concert hall. A perfect base to explore Somerset, Devon and Dorset, there are many characterful towns, national trust sites (such as Barrington Court) and fascinating itineraries to fill your days.

Pop down to the coast for breakfast in Lyme Regis before moseying eastwards to the Jurassic coast, West Bay (setting of “Broadchurch”) and Bridport.

The next day, head north to Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and the beautiful Quantock Hills or maybe take in the pretty towns of Langport and Somerton.

If you want to shop, Taunton, Yeovil and Exeter are within easy reach.

There really is so much to do here, you’ll need to come back… At the heart of the South West’s cycling network and with secure cycle storage provided, there are so many wonderful cycling opportunities within the area and in all directions.

The Chard to Ilminster route is particularly popular for a gentle cycle ending at Chard Reservoir, or for the more hardcore the route continues to the coast. The Barn at Rapps Cottage makes a marvellous choice for an escape to the Somerset countryside.

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About the location


Chard 5.3 miles; Taunton 12.5 miles; Yeovil 14.6 miles

A town and civil parish in the countryside of south west Somerset, Ilminster lies in a desirable position for exploring the south of England. In close reach of both the Blackdown Hills and the Dorset Area's of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town makes an extremely scenic base for those seeking outdoor wonder, with plenty of activities to entertain all tastes. The parish includes the charming hamlet of Sea, combining to offer a good range of pubs, cafés, restaurants and takeaways for all of your culinary requirements, as well as a selection of supermarkets and independent shops to take your pick from. Taking its name from the River Isle and its large church of St Mary, Ilminster also benefits from a rich history, with its art gallery and concert hall once being a sixteenth-century grammar school, as well as a traditional Edwardian-style clothing and soft furnishings store named Dyers letting you get a real feel for the town's past. Enjoy a show in the town's theatre, Warehouse Theatre, or venture to the nearby historic town of Yeovil, offering wonderful retail experiences, an impressive golf club, pleasant parks and gardens and much more, with the Yeovil Railway Centre being a particular wonder. The National Trust property of Montacute House is in easy reach too, with its impressive Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, alongside charming gardens where you can while away the hours, or venture into one of the nearby AONB's for all matters of outdoor adventure including walking, cycling, horse riding amongst remarkable vistas. In reach of Chard and Taunton, as well as the famed town of Glastonbury with its world-renowned music festival, Ilminster makes the perfect holiday base at any time of year.

Please note: property is on one level however, we would not state the property is wheelchair friendly. There is a gravel driveway with a 20ft gap between the door and the parking space. The property has no ramps to get over the gap. The bathroom doesn't offer handrails in the bathroom. The shower provides you to step over to enter.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas